Olympics

Tatyana Mcfadden of United States races during the ladies 12km cross country ski, sitting event at the 2014 Winter Paralympic, Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

American Paralympian reunited with Russian mom

Sunday, March 9, 2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Pushing through pain in her debut at the Winter Paralympics, Tatyana McFadden only had to remember who was watching to draw inspiration on this emotional homecoming. Together in the stands at the cross-country skiing were McFadden’s Russian birth mother and the American who adopted her as an ailing child. “I got to see them before I … 0

Putin declares Sochi Winter Paralympics open

Monday, March 10, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — With a solitary Ukrainian athlete taking part in the opening ceremony, Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the Winter Paralympics in Sochi on Friday against the backdrop of his country’s military action in Crimea. Ukraine delivered a pointed message by sending out only a single flag-bearer to represent the 23-strong team … 0

Witness: Pistorius prayed over his mortally wounded girlfriend

Thursday, March 6, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa — As the girlfriend he shot in the head lay dead or dying in his home, a weeping, praying Oscar Pistorius knelt at her side and struggled in vain to help her breathe by holding two fingers in her clenched mouth, a witness testified Thursday at the double-amputee runner’s murder … 0

Once-calm witness cries at Pistorius murder trial

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa — For two days, the witness in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius kept her composure. Then, just as her testimony was about to finish, she broke down in tears at what she said was … 0

Pistorius investigators meet Apple over iPhone

Thursday, February 27, 2014

JOHANNESBURG — South African prosecutors pressing a murder charge against Oscar Pistorius secured a meeting Thursday with Apple officials in the United States over accessing potentially crucial evidence on the double-amputee athlete’s locked iPhone, they said. Pistorius claimed … 0

Farewell, Sochi! Russia closes costliest Olympics

Sunday, February 23, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — Flushed with pride after a spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated 17 days of sport-driven global unity on Sunday night with a farewell show that hands off the Winter Games to their … 0

Canadians protect birthright with win vs. Team USA

Monday, February 24, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — Aw, Canada. It’s hard to work up any sort of serious dislike for those quaint neighbors living in America’s attic, but this hockey thing is getting ridiculous. Twice during a 24-hour period at the appropriately named Bolshoy Ice Dome, the Canadian Olympic team has danced … 0

Canada outlasts US in semifinals, 1-0

Friday, February 21, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — For the rematch, Canada skipped the overtime and shelved the theatrics. One slick goal and 60 minutes of stifling defensive hockey kept the Canadians firmly on top of the U.S. and moved them to the … 0

Judging talk overshadows skating again

Friday, February 21, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — Leave it to figure skating and judging, where winning can be obscured by whining. Any sport without a finish line or clock or some definitive standard is subject to skepticism about the results. It has … 0

US collapse golden for Canada

Thursday, February 20, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — The puck skittered the length of the ice on its way toward the empty Canadian net before clanging off the post and stopping in front of the crease. It was — for a few more … 0

US-Canada hockey rivalry hits Olympic semifinals

Thursday, February 20, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — The U.S.-Canada hockey rivalry starts from childhood, particularly for players who grow up near the border. Although they’re often pals and teammates in the NHL, their friendships evaporate if they’re ever lucky enough to face … 0

US ousts Czechs, 5-2

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — The United States’ hockey team is getting exactly what it wanted. Another shot at Canada. Dustin Brown banged in a go-ahead goal late in the first period and the Americans went on to dominate the … 0

Linda Robertson: Lauren Williams comes up silver

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Lauryn Williams always liked to go fast. When she was a kid, she beat her German shepherd on a dash home from school. When she was a professional track star she beat the best sprinters in the world. Williams finished the fastest run of … 0