In the ongoing trial of Olympian Oscar Pistorius, former soccer player Marc Batchelor remains a key witness to Pistorius' sexual proclivities, which will come into discussion as the prosecution builds its case. More»
In India, 67 students briefly faced sedition charges during the week because they cheered for Pakistan against their home country in cricket. The investigation seemed extreme -- but, upon closer examination, maybe not so far-fetched. More»
The Oscar Pistorius murder trial in South Africa has been simply awful. From the graphic testimonies of eyewitnesses to the raw emotion from the defendant, there hasn't seem to be any respite from the sorrow. And it's hard to watch. More»
As Oscar Pistorius' trial begins, it's easy to draw comparisons with the trial of another sports figure that captivated our attentions nearly twenty years ago. But the media frenzy in 1995 Los Angeles is nothing compared to what will be occurring in Pretoria. More»
As Roger Federer turned 32 and suffered through something of a down year in 2013, it wasn't unreasonable to think we'd seen his best. But with a win in Dubai and a finals appearance in Brisbane, he's already matched his 2013 stats, showing he's not quite through. More»
A Russian Olympics suspected of Russian athletic failure four nights prior had found a Russian crescendo in an unsuspecting place. The host country swept the men's cross-country 50-kilometer event on Sunday, pushing their medal total to 33 and outdistancing the U.S. More»
Sochi's position near the border of Georgia -- or Abkhazia, depending on your perspective -- leads to some uncomfortable geopolitical questions encroaching on the Olympic celebration of sport. For some, it allows the opportunity to make some unexpected friendships. More»
On this gold-medal Friday night of 2014 Mikaela Shiffrin went from budding American star to big American star. A student of skiing, she will continue to study and turn that knowledge to greatness on the slopes and the rest of the world is in real trouble in Pyeongchang. More»
All sports can be heartless, yet none can trump hockey when it comes to random devastation. That doesn't make what happened to the U.S. women's hockey team in the gold medal game against Canada any easier to swallow. More»
In women's hockey, the U.S. and Canada are hardly strangers. The gold medal matchup is actually a rematch from their final duel in Vancouver (which Canada won 2-0). Can Team USA get the best of their rivals this time? Either way, losing will feel especially terrible. More»
Faced with enormous expectations at home in Sochi, the Russian men's hockey team instead won't even challenge for a medal. Finland's win over Russia in the quarterfinals knocked the hosts out and set the stage for a mesmerizing postgame scene. More»
Canadian figure skater Eric Radford may not have won any medals in Sochi, but he certainly earned respect. The multitalented athlete composed the music for his routine with pairs partner Meagan Duhamel, a piece that served as a touching tribute. More»
Sven Kramer's unintentional disqualification in the men's 10,000 meters at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics has hung over him for years. Now, finally, with a chance to make amends in Sochi, Kramer's quest for gold once again didn't end up how he hoped it would. More»
If the Olympics are supposed to replicate the world, these Olympics have sounded like the world. Here's our Sochi top 25, including songs heard frequently and enchantingly. It's curious what survives the years. More»
Wandering into ice dancing can leave you ramming into complexity. What can you hang onto? You can know that a product of the Russian system, Marina Zoueva, standing over there in the back corner, must be one extraordinary coach. More»
Plenty of attention has been paid to the issues the U.S. speed skating team has had with its Under Armour suits at the Sochi Olympics. That ignores the real issues for the lack of performance: The Dutch team is easily superior, and has been for many years. More»
After snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis failed to reach expectations again in the Olympics, there was a fair amount of groaning from people sitting around on their couches, much like any sport. Only five Olympiads in, this is a good sign for the sport. More»
Noelle Pikus-Pace only won silver in skeleton on Friday, but you wouldn't be able to tell from her smile. Pikus-Pace's career in the sport has taken so many unlikely turns that just making it to the podium at all, was a victory for the 31-year-old Utah resident. More»
Everyone remembers the famous "Miracle On Ice," but that was just one of a dozen Olympic matchups between America and her Russian counterparts. As No. 13 looms on Saturday, we take a look at 10 things you might not know about the series between the two superpowers. More»
Whispers about the potential for Russian security spying in Sochi hotel rooms was met with negativity, of course, but maybe it's not all so bad. If Big Brother is indeed watching, perhaps it even has its unexpected advantages. More»
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