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For Meyers Taylor, bobsled silver is sweeter this time

U.S. bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor won the second silver medal of her career, though this one felt like a victory. It’s been a hard four years for Meyers Taylor, largely …


Former University of Idaho sprinter Sam Michener set for Olympics as member of U.S. bobsled team

Sam Michener his pursuing his Olympic dreams as a member of the U.S. bobsled team.


For Holcomb: U.S. gets 3 medals in World Cup bobsled opener

The U.S. bobsled team, racing for the first time in two decades at a World Cup without Steven Holcomb in the program, has turned another page. The Americans won three …


UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 5:59 p.m.

U.S. bobsledder Steven Holcomb, 37, found dead

U.S. Olympic bobsledder Steven Holcomb, a three-time medalist, has been found dead. Holcomb, the leader of the U.S. driving corps for more than a decade, was expected to be part …


Bobsledder Steven Langton says he’s attempting a comeback

The lure of more Olympic medals has bobsledder Steven Langton rethinking his retirement. The two-time medalist from the 2014 Sochi Olympics said Wednesday that he is planning a comeback, the …


Olympic bobsled champion from Russia banned for doping

A Russian bobsledder who won a gold medal at the 2014 Olympics has been banned for four years for doping. The Russian Anti-Doping Agency said Tuesday that Dmitry Trunenkov, who …


Johannes Lochner, Elana Meyers Taylor win World Cup bobsled races

World junior champion Johannes Lochner of Germany raced to his first World Cup victory in a two-man bobsled event on Saturday. Elana Meyers Taylor of the United States piloted partner …


4 Russians suspended after alleged doping at Sochi

The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federations says it has provisionally suspended four skeleton Russian athletes for alleged doping violations at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The federation said in …


U.S. bobsled, skeleton, luge all on home ice this weekend

Home-ice advantage is real in sliding sports, and the U.S. is hoping it rings true again this weekend. All three U.S. national sliding programs are hosting World Cups. The bobsled …


Bobsled, skeleton officials moving worlds out of Russia

Avoiding what would have almost certainly been a widely boycotted world championships, international officials have pulled this season’s biggest bobsled and skeleton competition out of Russia after a number of …


No. 1 Kentucky deals UCLA lopsided loss

College basketball: Devin Booker had 19 points, and No. 1 Kentucky scored the game’s first 24 points in an 83-44 victory over UCLA on Saturday in Chicago. Aaron Harrison added …


Olympic report: Ukraine wins rare gold

Ukraine gets over misses to win gold Ukraine’s team of twins Vita and Valj Semerenko, Juliya Dzhyma, and Olena Pidhrushna missed five targets but avoided penalty loops to finish in …


Olympic report

Vetter to start in goal for U.S. Jesse Vetter will start in goal for the U.S. women’s hockey team when it opens the Olympics against Finland today in Sochi, Russia.


In Brief: White pulls out of slopestyle

Winter Olympics: Shaun White is pulling out of the Olympic slopestyle contest in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, to focus solely on winning a third straight gold medal on the halfpipe. White …


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 …


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 …


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 …


USBSF expects no sanctions from Jones bar incident

The U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation said Tuesday night it has found no reason to sanction Olympic hopeful Lolo Jones for her role in a nightclub altercation that involved the …


Holcomb, king of U.S. bobsleds

Call Steven Holcomb Mr. Icebreaker. Three years ago, Holcomb, the top driver on the U.S. bobsled team, broke a 50-year gold-medal drought for America in four-man competition at the Bobsled …