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Sochi Winter Olympics: Wise wins on halfpipe for another American gold

The 23-year-old American scored a 92 on his first run through the halfpipe clogged by wet, soggy rain and snow all night.

SoCal native shares Olympics experience, plans for the future

Madison Chock, Torrance native, competed in the Winter Olympics in Sochi with partner Evan Bates in the Ice Dance event. While Madison may have come up short in her quest for gold, she represents the next generation of U.S. competitors in the Winter Olympics games.

Sochi Winter Olympics: In bobsled, 'you learn as you go'

There's no way to learn bobsledding slowly. The brakeman is often plucked off a land sport and plopped into a sled the next day.

Presidents' Day: Post-Valentine's facts about presidential love lives

This year, the weekend is bookended by Valentine's Day on Friday and Presidents' Day on Monday. How much do we know about the presidents' romantic lives?

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw ready to pitch

With the Dodgers playing their opening series against Arizona in Australia March 22-23, there is a chance he can start three of the NL West champions' first six games.

For some Olympians, games are golden ticket to politics

At least six former Olympians have been elected to Congress. The games offer ambitious athletes something essential to a career in politics: name recognition.

US men's hockey beats Slovenia, securing spot in quarterfinals

The 5-1 victory at Sochi's Shayba Arena comes a day after the Americans defeated the Russians in a preliminary round.

Sochi Winter Olympics: US men's alpine skiers grab bronze and silver

Bode Miller becomes the oldest person ever to win a medal in Alpine skiing at the Olympics, taking bronze. Underdog Andrew Weibrecht garners silver.

Sochi Winter Olympics: US men's ice hockey team beats Russia

Team USA beat out their rivals in a heart-stopping sudden-death shootout as Russian President Vladimir Putin watched from the stands.

Sochi Winter Olympics: Canada aims to repeat 2010 wins

At the Vancouver games, Canada won the most gold medals. Now fans are cheering on their teams in Russia: A moving, yelling, living, breathing mass of Canadian pride.

Aspiring auto mechanic Kien Thay's dream job is not just for guys

She remembers telling her dad she wanted to work on cars full-time. He said he was proud of her, but said being a mechanic is 'such a guy's job.'

Picture This: Newly found photos detail one of Shackleton's last polar expeditions

Antarctic researchers have uncovered old film negatives left behind by one of Shackleton's teams 100 years ago.

Sochi Winter Olympics: In men's figure skating, US pins hopes on a new class

The U.S. is defending its gold medal in men's figure skating, but without the star power of previous games. Two skaters in Sochi represent the near future of the sport in America.

UCLA professor says Kristen Stewart's 'embarrassing' poem isn't that bad

Some critics have dubbed it the worst poem ever. But one poet believes Stewart's work shows some promise, and above all bravery.

Sochi Winter Olympics: USA Hockey beats Slovakia 7-1

Team USA defeated Slovakia in its opening hockey game early Thursday after a six-goal streak in the second period.

Free weekend? 10 fun and almost-free events

Jamzilla may be closing down a six-mile stretch of the 405 Freeway, but we won't be closing our hearts to a delightful three days off.