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Shaun White saves best for last to win third halfpipe gold

One of the eateries in this tiny hamlet in the Taebaek Mountains serves hamburgers. One is named after Shaun White. Its namesake tried one the other day. “It was a magical moment,” he said. Not quite as magical as what happened just up the hill in Phoenix Snow Park on Wednesday in the finals of...
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U.S. is separating immigrant parents and children to discourage others, activists say
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0100
Thousands of parents who crossed illegally into the U.S. in recent years have been held with their children at immigration detention centers. But the case of a Brazilian woman and her son illustrates what migrant advocates call a harsher approach to immigration...
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California has strict rules for political robocalls — and they're routinely ignored
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0100
A federal district court judge ruled the other day that it’s constitutional for Montana to ban political robocalls, even though political consultants who had sued the state claimed their right to free speech had been violated. U.S. District Court Senior...
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Cashing in medals for money is tough sledding for most U.S. Olympians
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0100
When she arrived for the Winter Olympics in South Korea, Chloe Kim already was an accomplished snowboarder with a handful of endorsement deals from the likes of Visa Inc., Nike Inc. and Toyota Motor Corp. Then came her dominating performance to win the...
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Russian blessing: Teenagers Zagitova and Medvedeva are on top of the world in figure skating
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:35:00 +0100
Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva were in a class by themselves, performing at a level so far above the rest of the women’s figure skating field that there were really two competitions at Gangneung Ice Arena on Friday. The first competition was to...
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Americans fail to medal in free skate, but Mirai Nagasu could earn one for excuses
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:25:00 +0100
Watching the free skate program was unnecessary to figure out how the women’s individual figure skating competition ended for the United States. Listening to Mirai Nagasu would suffice. “I’m ready to go home,” she said. That’s the kind of rhetoric...
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Clippers play well, but not well enough to stop Stephen Curry and the Warriors
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:15:00 +0100
Doc Rivers’ prophecy came true, much to the chagrin of the Clippers coach. Rivers predicted before Thursday night’s game that it was going to take the Clippers scoring an abundance of points in order to have a chance at defeating the Golden State...
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Stars shut out Kings 2-0 in bad game of tug of war
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:05:00 +0100
Paging Jeff Carter. Mr. Carter to the stalemate at Staples Center immediately, please. The standoff that the Kings were engaged in against the Dallas Stars practically cried out for that kind of announcement over the public-address system. For more than...
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Warriors hold off late rally by Clippers
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:25:00 +0100
Stephen Curry swished a beautiful buzzer-beater from way back early and hit another timely 3-pointer late on the way to scoring 44, and the Golden State Warriors returned from the All-Star break and had to hold off the Los Angeles Clippers 134-127 on...
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Pac-12 basketball roundup: No. 14 Arizona beats Oregon State 75-65 in OT
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:25:00 +0100
Deandre Ayton had 19 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks, helping Arizona to the road win without guard Allonzo Trier. Rawle Alkins had 16 points and eight rebounds for the Wildcats (22-6, 12-3 Pac-12), and Dusan Ristic scored 14 points. Trier was declared...
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College basketball roundup: Drexel makes history with 34-point rally to beat Delaware
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 06:15:00 +0100
Tramaine Isabell posted a double-double and made two free throws with 2.2 seconds left to give Drexel a 34-point comeback win over Delaware Thursday night for the largest come-from-behind win in the history of Division I basketball. Isabell scored 29...
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UCLA's tournament hopes take a hit with a 84-78 loss to Utah
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:45:00 +0100
David Collette scored 21 points and Justin Bibbins totaled 17 points and 10 assists to help Utah edge UCLA 84-78 on Thursday night. Parker Van Dyke scored a career-high 18 points and Tyler Rawson added 12 for the Utes. Utah (18-9, 10-6 Pac-12) won its...
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NBA: New-look Cavaliers stopped by Wizards
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:30:00 +0100
Bradley Beal scored 18 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 17 and tried to untie the sneakers of one of Cleveland's new players, and the Washington Wizards withstood a late assault by LeBron James to beat the new-look Cavaliers 110-103 on Thursday night. The...
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After being left for dead, U.S. men find themselves in curling final
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:05:00 +0100
As the clock ticked past midnight and into the early morning hours Friday, Matt Hamilton and the rest of the U.S. men’s curling team had big plans. “I think it’s healthy to celebrate a little bit,” Hamilton said. “I might go back to the [athletes]...
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Latter part of Lakers season could feature Thomas and Ball working in tandem
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 04:40:00 +0100
Isaiah Thomas had only been a Laker for three days, and had just completed his first road trip with his new team, when he received a text message. Lonzo Ball had a couple of questions. Did Thomas work out on his days off? There are no days off, Thomas...
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Clippers aren't sure when Avery Bradley will be able to play
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 04:30:00 +0100
Clippers guard Avery Bradley remained in Los Angeles on Thursday getting treatment on a sports hernia injury that has bothered him for most of the season. Bradley is not expected to join the Clippers for Friday night’s game at the Phoenix Suns. The...
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