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  • SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016, 10:53 P.M.

    Tessa Worley wins 2nd straight giant slalom as Mikaela Shiffrin loses lead

    Tessa Worley won her second straight World Cup giant slalom Saturday after first-run leader Mikaela Shiffrin struggled in her second trip down the 2006 Turin Olympics course. With her 10th …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016, 10:47 P.M.

    Alexis Pinturault wins GS again to increase pressure on Hirscher

    A hand injury could not stop Frenchman Alexis Pinturault conquering the icy Face de Bellevarde course on Saturday as he won another World Cup giant slalom race to ramp up …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 9:57 P.M.

    Medvedeva begins Grand Prix Final defense with world record

    Defending champion Evgenia Medvedeva began the defense of her Grand Prix Final title in emphatic style, thrilling the crowd with a world record score in the short program on Friday. …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 27, 2016, 3:19 P.M.

    Mikaela Shiffrin wins World Cup slalom in Vermont

    Mikaela Shiffrin won her sixth straight World Cup slalom after building a healthy lead in the first run at Killington. The overall World Cup leader finished in a combined 1 …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 27, 2016, 12:21 P.M.

    Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir win ice dance at NHK to qualify for GP Final

    Olympic and world champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada set a record score to win the ice dance event at the NHK Trophy on Sunday and qualify for …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2016, 7:05 P.M.

    Yuzuru Hanyu tops 300 points to win NHK Trophy

    Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu topped the 300-point mark to win the NHK Trophy on Saturday and qualify for the figure skating Grand Prix Final. Hanyu landed three quadruple jumps to …


  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13, 2016, 4:30 P.M.

    Landers: Snowshoeing gains in popularity and access across the region

    Explaining the growing popularity of snowshoeing, Mark Beattie of Mountain Gear says it all comes down to a 10-step program for learning the sport. “All you have to do is …


  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 6, 2016, 2:15 P.M.

    Landers: Snow biking inspires new winter trail grooming options

    Snowshoers and snow bikers appear to be forging a relationship that could expand the reach of single-track trails during winter. While snowshoeing and winter cycling generally are banned from groomed …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 25, 2015, 4:02 P.M.

    Burton brings Playboy centerfolds back to snowboards

    Burton is bringing back images of Playboy bunnies on its snowboards, seven years after similar depictions sparked a protest outside its headquarters.


  • MONDAY, FEB. 2, 2015

    Thrills, lot of spills at U.S. toboggan championships

    Seventy feet up, tobogganing newbies suddenly appreciate the gravity of their situation: They’re about to approach 40 mph on something that looks like it belongs on an old fashioned postcard. …


  • MONDAY, FEB. 2, 2015

    Nyman’s belief in himself pays off on slopes

    Just before the season, American skier Steven Nyman made a $20,000 investment to bankroll a 30-something downhiller he believed could still be one of the best in the world. Maybe …


  • SUNDAY, JAN. 18, 2015

    Out & About: Idaho girl’s perch confirmed as record

    OUTCATCH – Tia Wiese, 12, of Eagle, Idaho, caught a yellow perch weighing 2 pounds, 11.68 ounces on March 1, 2014, at Lake Cascade. Shortly afterward, the fish was confirmed …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 22, 2014

    James scores 25 as Cavs tame Grizzlies

    NBA: LeBron James had 25 points and 11 assists, Dion Waiters scored 13 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Cleveland Cavaliers handled one of the Western …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 8, 2014

    Teammates, fans honor Habs’ Beliveau

    NHL: Former teammates joined hundreds of fans and Quebec’s premier at Montreal’s Bell Centre on Sunday to pay tribute to Jean Beliveau, one of the greatest Montreal Canadiens players. Beliveau, …


  • FRIDAY, FEB. 7, 2014

    Olympic notebook: Russians shine in team skating

    Thrilling their countrymen on the first day of competition at the Sochi Olympics, Russia took the lead after the pairs and men’s short programs in the new event of team …


  • MONDAY, JAN. 27, 2014

    Rangers wake up, beat Devils outdoors

    NHL: Too much sun forced the boys of winter to wait to play at the ballpark in the Bronx. Once clouds filled the skies over Yankee Stadium and snow began …


  • SATURDAY, JAN. 25, 2014

    Anthony scores 62 as Knicks end losing skid

    NBA: Carmelo Anthony scored a career-high and franchise-record 62 points, most at the current Madison Square Garden, and the New York Knicks beat the Charlotte Bobcats 125-96 on Friday night …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 23, 2014

    Li beats Bouchard to reach third Australian Open final

    Tennis: Li Na has advanced to her third Australian Open final and will have to beat Dominika Cibulkova to win her first title at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. No. …


  • SUNDAY, JAN. 12, 2014, 7:04 A.M.

    Backcountry Film Festival coming to Spokane, Coeur d’Alene

    The annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival is coming to Spokane and Coeur d’Alene, sponsored by several local outdoor groups. All or portions of 10 films tapped by the …


  • SUNDAY, JAN. 12, 2014

    Avalanche threat not apparent to victim

    The avalanche that killed a Bozeman snowmobiler riding in the Gallatin Mountains on New Year’s Day – the first Montana avalanche death in more than a year – was somewhat …


  • SATURDAY, JAN. 4, 2014

    Iguodala lifts Warriors over Hawks at buzzer

    NBA: Andre Iguodala hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, David Lee scored 23 points and the Golden State Warriors won their eighth straight game with a 101-100 victory over the …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 23, 2013

    Raptors hand Thunder first home loss of season

    NBA: Kyle Lowry scored 22 points, making a pair of clinching free throws with 9.8 seconds left, and the Toronto Raptors handed the Oklahoma City Thunder their first home loss …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 16, 2013

    Ovechkin lifts Capitals over Flyers in SO

    NHL: With Capitals goalie Phillip Grubauer out in favor of an extra attacker, Alex Ovechkin scored with 48 seconds remaining to cap a late three-goal rally and the Capitals went …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 15, 2013

    In brief: Tar Heels take ugly win over Wildcats

    Men’s basketball: Marcus Paige scored 21 of his 23 points in the second half and James Michael McAdoo had 20 points, helping No. 18 North Carolina beat No. 11 Kentucky …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 15, 2013

    Live large this winter

    Although winter weather arrived early this year, the season officially begins on Saturday. So what are you going to do about it? You could join the masses that cower inside …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 7, 2013

    Ducks extend Blackhawks skid with shootout win

    NHL: Nick Bonino and Kyle Palmieri scored in the shootout to help the Anaheim Ducks beat the Blackhawks 3-2 in Chicago Friday night, sending the defending Stanley Cup champions to …


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2013

    Heat rally again to send streak to 25

    NBA: Another game, another double-digit rally for the Miami Heat. And most importantly, another win.


  • SATURDAY, FEB. 16, 2013

    Ligety picks up third win at worlds

    Winter sports: Ted Ligety became the first man in 45 years to win three gold medals at a skiing world championships by blowing away the field in winning his favored …


  • MONDAY, FEB. 11, 2013

    Asada leads Japanese sweep at Four Continents

    Two-time world champion Mao Asada won figure skating’s Four Continents in Osaka, Japan, on Sunday, leading a Japanese sweep. After reintroducing her trademark triple axel in Saturday’s short program, Asada …


  • SATURDAY, FEB. 2, 2013

    Blackhawks force OT, lose in shootout

    NHL: Jordan Schroeder scored in a shootout to give the Vancouver Canucks a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Friday night. Schroeder, who hasn’t scored …


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