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World Cup luge wraps in Austria

December 1, 2015 IGLS, Austria — The United States Luge Team had three more top 10 results Sunday in Igls as the opening weekend of the 2015-2016 World Cup season came to a close. more »»

Holcomb and McGuffie 12th in two-man bobsled

December 1, 2015 ALTENBERG, Germany — Steven Holcomb and Sam McGuffie teamed together in the BMW-made sled for a 12th-place finish in the men’s two-man bobsled World Cup opener Saturday, while teammates Nick... more »»

Weibrecht hangs on for 26th

November 30, 2015 LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) — Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal won the super-G on Sunday to sweep the two opening World Cup races. Svindal finished in 1 minute, 29. more »»

Reliving the glory days in Lake Placid

November 24, 2015 LAKE PLACID — As soon as there’s a chill in the air, the Herb Brooks Arena is a constant stream of hockey teams — some young, some old, some local, some Canadian and some from distant states. more »»

Taste of the big time

November 24, 2015 LAKE PLACID — This is the second fantasy camp the Montreal Canadiens have held this year. more »»

Golden return for Uhlaender

November 23, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Two-time Olympian Katie Uhlaender made her presence known during the first two women’s skeleton Intercontinental Cup races of the season, claiming a pair of victories in her first... more »»

Mancuso on the mend after hip surgery

November 21, 2015 COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. — American skier Julia Mancuso went in for a simple hip surgery — if there is such a thing — and 5 1/2 hours later had one that was completely overhaule. more »»

Kicking into gear

November 20, 2015 more »»

Junior luge season underway in Norway

November 20, 2015 LILLEHAMMER, Norway — Park City, Utah junior luge racer Ashley Farquharson got the international season underway Thursday in Lillehammer with a fourth-place effort in a Junior World Cup event. more »»

Skiers to be honored by US team

November 20, 2015 COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Ski Team will honor two prospects killed in an avalanche last January by naming them to the squad this season. more »»

IOC president proposes overhaul of WADA doping operations

November 20, 2015 PRAGUE — IOC President Thomas Bach proposed an overhaul of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s operations Friday, including the creation of independent testing and professional intelligence-gathering... more »»

Mazdzer, Hamlin aim for medals

November 19, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Chris Mazdzer of Saranac Lake and Erin Hamlin of Remsen are both coming off of a successful 2014-15 luge season, and they’re excited to get back on track. more »»

Skelly racers open on home track

November 19, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Team USA has the advantage of kickstarting the skeleton-only Intercontinental Cup tour on home ice at Mount Van Hoevenberg today and Friday. more »»

WADA declares Russian anti-doping agency noncompliant

November 19, 2015 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The easy part was shutting down Russia’s anti-doping agency until further notice. The hard part for the World Anti-Doping Agency was, well, everything else. more »»

Armstrong’s former physician indicted in biathlon case

November 19, 2015 BOLZANO, Italy (AP) — Lance Armstrong’s former physician, Michele Ferrari, has been ordered to stand trial for allegedly providing doping assistance to a biathlete. more »»

Olympian calls for more testing

November 18, 2015 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. more »»

3-time Olympic skier Grubelnik dies in car crash

November 18, 2015 VIENNA (AP) — The Slovenian ski federation says three-time Olympic slalom skier Drago Grubelnik died on Tuesday after the car he was driving swerved off a mountain road and rolled down a hill in th... more »»

American breaks world speedkating record in 1,500

November 16, 2015 CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — American Brittany Bowe broke the world record in the women’s 1,500 meters Sunday, and Russia’s Pavel Kulizhnikov topped the previous mark in the men’s 500 at a World Cup... more »»

November snow sports

November 13, 2015 more »»

Aspen to host two slaloms after World Cup race moved

November 13, 2015 OBERHOFEN, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin will race in back-to-back slaloms in front of an American crowd after a World Cup ski event was rescheduled. more »»

Russian Sports Minister rules out boycott

November 12, 2015 MOSCOW — Russia has no intention of boycotting the Olympics, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko told The Associated Press on Thursda. more »»


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Final dispatch

February 26, 2014 I couldn't stop laughing. I was sitting on the couch with my wife Sunday night, just minutes after walking in the door. more »

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