• New Green Day film to screen X Games Aspen December 13, 2013
    A Green Day documentary, an inspiring HBO film on snowboarder Kevin Pearce and musical acts Calvin Harris and Major Lazer highlight a weekend of films, music and fashion at X Games Aspen later this month.The documentary "Cuatro!" chronicles an extraordinary year in the life of Green Day. Fresh off a world tour and their trilogy of albums released l […]
  • Woods, Herman, Bowman win ski Grand Prix January 19, 2013
    Snowboard coverage Ski coverageFreeski Slopestyle Finals:British skier James Woods clinched the men's slopestyle win at the U.S. Grand Prix Freeskiing event at Copper Mountain, Colo. on Saturday, dropping in last as the first-place qualifier to beat out Australian Russ Henshaw and Canadian Alex Beaulieu-Marchand and bump American Bobby Brown off the pod […]
  • Canadian gains support for XG Moto X invite January 16, 2013
    Hailing from Kamloops, British Columbia, Kris Foster is looking to become the second Canadian in as many years to make his debut in a Moto X discipline at the X Games. While fellow countryman Bruce Cook competed last year in Moto X Best Trick, Foster has his sights set on Speed & Style in 2013. After a successful amateur racing career, Foster turned pro […]
  • WMX rider Price makes 'an impact' at pageant January 16, 2013
    Proudly wearing her Miss Motocross sash, motocross racer Sara Price didn't make it to the final 20 of the Miss California USA pageant last weekend in Pasadena, Calif. But the 2010 X Games bronze medalist in Super X came out unscathed and said she had a great experience."It was something totally different than anything I've ever done before, bu […]
  • Red Bull Linecatcher postponed due to weather January 14, 2013
    The 2013 Red Bull Linecatcher freeskiing contest was set to take place on Monday at the massive French ski resort of Les Arcs. But due to clouds looming overhead and fog descending on the open face, the start of the event has been postponed until later this week, likely Wednesday. This is the fifth edition of the Red Bull Linecatcher, which is the European v […]
  • Tabke, Hargin win ski finals at FWT Revelstoke January 13, 2013
    Snowboard coverage Ski coverageThe opening event in the newly unified Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face welcomed a fitting winner Friday in American Drew Tabke, who dominated a deep international field in Revelstoke, B.C. Not only is Tabke one of the only skiers to have followed both the European and North American tours over the past decade, he f […]
  • Barcia gets 1st career 450SX victory at Phoenix January 13, 2013
    PHOENIX -- Justin Barcia won an AMA Supercross race at Chase Field on Saturday night for his first career victory.Barcia, a rookie from Ochlocknee, Ga., became the 56th different winner in the history of the 450SX class. Two-time 450SX class champion Ryan Villopoto of Poulsbo, Wash., was second, and Davi Millsaps of Murrieta, Calif., grabbed third. Millsaps […]
  • Torah Bright back on top at U.S. Grand Prix January 13, 2013
    Snowboard coverage Ski coverage PreviewHalfpipe FinalsTorah Bright beat out Kelly Clark and Queralt Castellet in Saturday's women's halfpipe finals at the 2013 Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain, Colo., marking a return to form for the 2010 Olympic gold medalist."After the Olympics I decided I didn't want to ride pipe anymore for a […]
  • Backstrom, Yates win SNB at FWT Revelstoke January 13, 2013
    Snowboard coverage Ski coverageAfter months of buildup and a weeklong powder delay that only heightened anticipation, Ralph Backstrom and Shannan Yates made a statement on behalf of American big-mountain snowboarders Friday at the season-opening Freeride World Tour competition in Revelstoke, B.C. Backstrom defended his Revy title from a year ago, with this y […]
  • 16-year-old Dora lands second surf backflip January 13, 2013
    Aerial maneuvers are progressing at an impressive speed. Earlier this season Gabriel Medina put his stamp the North Shore season with his backflip, but this time another kid from Brazil's new generation has made his mark. Sixteen-year-old Yago Dora has been working on his version of the backflip for at least a year and his father and trainer, Leandro Do […]
  • DC Shoes hits the 10M 'likes' mark on Facebook January 11, 2013
    As social media continues to factor highly on a brand's connection to its consumer base, DC Shoes recently sent out a big thanks as its Facebook page got its ten-millionth "Like.""We couldn't have asked for a better way to kick off the new year than as the first action sports brand to reach 10 million fans on Facebook. Facebook has b […]
  • New film shot in X Games SuperPipe released January 10, 2013
    A new film starring Torin Yater-Wallace, Gus Kenworthy, Aidan Sheahan and Jacob Wester was released Thursday. Created by Vital Films, the six-minute-long short called "Days to Come" features slow-motion Cineflex and Phantom footage shot from a helicopter in the 22-foot X Games SuperPipe at Buttermilk, Colo., last season, just after X Games 2012. It […]
  • Grand Prix offers 2014 Olympic qualifying points January 10, 2013
    Seventeen years after it began, the U.S. Grand Prix series marks a first this week at Copper Mountain, Colo. All four of the Olympic disciplines the Grand Prix now supports -- freeski and snowboard slopestyle and halfpipe -- will be contested at the same event, with World Cup points on the line in each competition. The Copper Grand Prix carries heavy signifi […]
  • John John Florence inks 5-yr deal with Hurley January 9, 2013
    It's been a good 12 months for John Florence, and it appears to only be getting better. Long discussed rumors of Florence's addition to Hurley's already well-stocked team were confirmed on Jan. 8 when the Nike-owned surf brand released official word that they'd inked a five-year agreement with the young Hawaiian."John John is the mos […]
  • Charges against Shaun White formally dropped January 8, 2013
    Olympic and X Games gold medalist Shaun White is starting off the new year with a new haircut and a blank slate. All charges related to his September arrest for public intoxication in Nashville, Tenn., were dismissed last Friday after showing he completed his court-mandated community service, according to a spokeswoman for the Nashville District Attorney. Wh […]

  • Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement April 14, 2014
    Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016.
    Beth Harris AP Sports Writer
  • Lindsey Vonn frustrated, impatient rehabbing second year in a row March 30, 2014
    The Sochi Olympics ended five weeks ago, ski racing season is over, most racers are looking forward to some R&R and golf season has begun. But Lindsey Vonn remains frustrated and impatient because her second round of knee rehabilitation in two years is delaying her return to normal training.
    <b>By John Meyer</b><br><i>The Denver Post</i>
  • Mikaela Shiffrin not chasing Vonn, just greatness March 29, 2014
    With her Olympic medal, world championships gold medal and two World Cup slalom titles by age 19, Mikaela Shiffrin is on a pace to accomplish more than Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso did at her age.
    <b>By John Meyer</b><br><i>The Denver Post</i>
  • Endorsement deals are Mikaela Shiffrin's other golden opportunity March 29, 2014
    Shortly after landing in New York the day after the Sochi Olympics, Mikaela Shiffrin got some exciting news: The folks at Wheaties were offering her an endorsement deal to appear on boxes of "The Breakfast of Champions."
    <b>By John Meyer </b><br><i>The Denver Post</i>
  • Paralympic champs Tyler Carron, Nikko Landeros have golden friendship March 23, 2014
    Since the highly publicized auto accident that cost Nikko Landeros and Tyler Carron their lower legs when they were wrestlers at Berthoud High School seven years ago, the best friends have been linked as they adjusted to life as bilateral amputees while finding new ways to be athletes.
    <b>By John Meyer </b><br><i>The Denver Post</i>
  • Sochi dogs to complete last leg of journey to Colorado March 17, 2014
    Three Russian dogs are expected to complete their improbable journey from Sochi to the United States on Sunday to start a new life as pampered pups in Colorado.
    <b>By Joey Bunch</b><br><i>The Denver Post</i>
  • USA beats Russia in Sochi for Paralympics hockey gold March 16, 2014
    Lining up on the Sochi ice to receive their gold medals, the American ice sledge hockey team anticipated abuse from the Russian crowd. It never came. Just cheers and applause.
    <b>By Rob Harris</b><br><i>The Associated Press </i>
  • Lviv Olympic bid still in play amid Ukraine crisis March 14, 2014
    LONDON—Sergej Gontcharov sums up the status of Ukraine's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics in one word: uncertain.
    By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer
  • Colorado Classics: Figure skater Dorothy Hamill became Olympic golden girl at age 19 March 10, 2014
    Dorothy Hamill could have been a hometown heroine in the 1976 Winter Olympics if they had been Denver's Games.
    <b>By Irv Moss</b><br><i>The Denver Post</i>
  • Snowboarders uniting to change Olympic format after Sochi struggles March 8, 2014
    Weeks after the world's best snowboarders endured a cluster of rookie mistakes by Olympic organizers in Russia, riders celebrated the end of the competitive season at the 32nd annual Burton U.S. Open in Vail. It's a contest that has grown over decades with athlete input.
    <b>By Jason Blevins</b><br><i>The Denver Post</i>
  • Colorado 2-for-2 on flag bearers at Winter Games in Sochi March 6, 2014
    Alpine skier Jon Lujan of Littleton will be the U.S. flag bearer for the opening ceremony at the Paralympic Winter Games, the United States Olympic Committee announced Wednesday.
    <i>Denver Post staff and wire services</i>
  • Vail's Steadman Clinic designated National Medical Center by USOC March 3, 2014
    The Olympic Rings will have a permanent presence in Vail with the designation of The Steadman Clinic as a National Medical Center by the U.S. Olympic Committee.
    <b>By John Meyer</b><br><i>The Denver Post</i>
  • Oscar Pistorius' entire life story about to go on trial March 2, 2014
    With his past triumphs now tarnished because he shot and killed his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius on Monday will enter court to be confronted with the jarring possibility that he will be sent to prison for at least 25 years.
    <b>By Gerald Imray</b><br><i>The Associated Press</i>
  • NHL team owners pondering whether Olympics are still worth it February 28, 2014
    It was considered a no-brainer for the NHL about 20 years ago; the league needed as much exposure as it could get in the hyper- accelerated world of sports media, with sports vying for the ever-shortening attention spans of Americans.
    <b>By Adrian Dater</b><br><i>The Denver Post</i>
  • Watch this teenager ask Olympian Gracie Gold to the prom February 27, 2014
    Malibu, Calif., teenager Dyer Pettijohn asked fellow southern Californian Olympian Gracie Gold to his senior prom.
    By Jessica Glenza, Digital First Media


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