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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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Will Trump's pick to run EPA in California show up for work?
Fri, 18 May 2018 02:20:00 +0200
The White House may have finally found someone to take on the stress of overseeing President Trump’s fossil fuel-friendly environmental agenda in the heart of hostile territory: California and nearby states. But there’s one glaring problem. The guy...
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Slip-ups cost Dodgers a run in 2-1 loss to Colorado
Tue, 22 May 2018 06:55:00 +0200
The kinetic chain of mistakes went from the pitcher to the catcher to the second baseman. The string of slip-ups cost the Dodgers a run in the eighth inning of a 2-1 defeat to Colorado and snapped a four-game winning streak. Pedro Baez walked a batter...
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NHL playoffs: Capitals' shutout spawns a showdown for Eastern title
Tue, 22 May 2018 06:45:00 +0200
Facing elimination at home, the Washington Capitals looked determined to hit everything that moved in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final. The goal was to finish checks on Tampa Bay Lightning players as much as possible, though at one point Devante...
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LeBron James’ 44 points help Cavaliers square series
Tue, 22 May 2018 06:30:00 +0200
LeBron James knows the path to the NBA Finals better than anyone in today’s game. And unless the Boston Celtics do something soon, he could get there again. James bullied his way to 44 points, surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar atop a postseason list and...
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UCLA softball faces Arizona for World Series trip
Tue, 22 May 2018 06:00:00 +0200
The UCLA softball team will host Arizona in a Super Regional beginning Thursday at 6 p.m. The second game will be Friday at 6, and a third game, if needed, would be Saturday at 4. The winner advances to the College World Series in Oklahoma City. The top-seeded...
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Is this bad basketball, or are we seeing something else in conference finals?
Tue, 22 May 2018 05:30:00 +0200
In a lot of ways, the 82-game NBA season pointed in one direction — to the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets meeting in the Western Conference finals. Expectations were high, deservedly. They’re owners of two of the top 31 offenses in the...
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Short-handed Galaxy win despite Zlatan Ibrahimovic red card
Tue, 22 May 2018 04:35:00 +0200
Playing a man down after Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic got a red card in the 42nd minute, the Galaxy got past the Montreal Impact 1-0 Monday on a goal by Ola Kamara. The Galaxy (4-6-1) ended a four-game losing streak. Montreal (3-9-0) has lost three...
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Marcus Peters on missing Rams star Aaron Donald: 'Pay the man'
Tue, 22 May 2018 04:10:00 +0200
It didn’t take long for new Rams cornerback Marcus Peters to make a statement. Peters, a two-time Pro Bowl pick acquired in a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs, made two plays on balls Monday during the first workout of full-squad organized team activities....
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Christian Pulisic will use his World Cup absence to rest and watch LeBron James
Tue, 22 May 2018 03:15:00 +0200
List the reasons for why the United States failed to reach the World Cup and the monumental disaster feels less like a tragedy and more like something deserved. It’s not as if anyone outside of this country was trembling with anticipation to watch Bruce...
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Sheriff defends officers' response to Texas school shooting
Tue, 22 May 2018 03:10:00 +0200
Minutes after a school shooter opened fire in an art class last week, killing 10 people and wounding 13, including a local police officer, fellow officers returned fire in a protracted gun battle before isolating the suspect, the local sheriff said Monday....
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Gun battle, negotiations lasted 15 minutes before Texas school shooter was apprehended, sheriff says
Tue, 22 May 2018 03:10:00 +0200
Minutes after a school shooter opened fire in an art class last week, killing 10 people and wounding 13, including a local police officer, fellow officers returned fire in a protracted gun battle before isolating the suspect, the local sheriff said Monday....
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Unable to pitch for Dodgers, Rich Hill searches for blister solutions
Tue, 22 May 2018 03:05:00 +0200
In hopes of healing the blister on his left middle finger, Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill has tried a variety of remedies. He has been undergoing laser therapy on the rupture. He has chugged apple cider vinegar and urinated on his hand. He is even considering...
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Family that took in Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz hit with lawsuits and criticism
Tue, 22 May 2018 01:45:00 +0200
Some see them as saviors who opened their home to a grieving young man after his mother died. Others say they were naive or negligent and failed to properly supervise a dangerous 19-year-old and his cache of guns. James and Kimberly Snead let Nikolas...
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Microsoft pledges to extend European-style privacy and data rights worldwide
Tue, 22 May 2018 01:15:00 +0200
Microsoft Corp. promised Monday to give users worldwide the same data and privacy rights Europeans will get under new regulations there. That's in contrast to some of its tech rivals, which are hedging on how much privacy protections will change for Americans...
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Trump meets with Justice Department leaders, and latest clash over Russia investigation eases — for now
Tue, 22 May 2018 01:05:00 +0200
It began, like so many other controversies these days, with a tweet. And it seemed to end Monday in typical fashion — with a stalemate and confusion over President Trump’s intentions. Fuming over reports that a confidential FBI informant met with...
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