REINEKE FORD   ||   NEWS UPDATES
off

Play Ball!: D-Backs kick off MLB spring training

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — While much of the nation is buried in snow, glazed by ice or just plain shivering in the cold, it’s time to play ball in the desert. Spring training officially began Thursday when Arizona Diamondbacks pitchers and...
off

Play Ball!: D-Backs kick off MLB spring training

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — While much of the nation is buried in snow, glazed by ice or just plain shivering in the cold, it’s time to play ball in the desert. Spring training officially began Thursday when Arizona Diamondbacks pitchers and...
off

Hall of Fame slugger Ralph Kiner dies at 91

AP Photo/Frank Franklin II RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Ralph Kiner, who slugged his way to the baseball Hall of Fame and then enjoyed a half-century career as a popular broadcaster, died Thursday. He was 91. The baseball Hall of Fame said Kiner died at his home in Rancho...
off

Russia takes early lead in team figure skating

AP Photo/Bernat Armangue SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Thrilling their countrymen on the first day of competition at the Sochi Olympics, Russia took the lead after the pairs and men’s short programs in the new event of team figure skating. Three-time Olympic medalist Evgeni...
off

Bode Miller leads downhill training; women delayed

AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Bode Miller is at his fifth Olympics and already owns a U.S.-record five Alpine medals, so in many ways he certainly already has, as he put it Thursday, “been here and done this.” While Miller’s...
off

Bode Miller leads downhill training; women delayed

AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Bode Miller is at his fifth Olympics and already owns a U.S.-record five Alpine medals, so in many ways he certainly already has, as he put it Thursday, “been here and done this.” While Miller’s...
off

US speedskating team has sights on big medal haul

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The U.S. speedskating team won’t have the home-ice advantage in Sochi. The Americans still think they have a shot at matching their biggest medal haul at the Olympics. The 2002 team won eight medals in Salt Lake City. The...
off

Sochi’s opening show: Let Putin’s games begin

AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin SOCHI, Russia (AP) — They’re designed to celebrate a millennium of Russian might and this country’s modern rebound, and kick off two weeks of extraordinary human endeavors and planetary sportsmanship. But the ceremony opening the Sochi...
off

Virtue and Moir say they’ll peak at right time

AP Photo/Bernat Armangue SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir aren’t done yet. They might use the six days between the Olympic figure skating team event and the ice dance competition to tweak their performances based on the reaction of the judges and the...
off

Virtue and Moir say they’ll peak at right time

AP Photo/Bernat Armangue SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir aren’t done yet. They might use the six days between the Olympic figure skating team event and the ice dance competition to tweak their performances based on the reaction of the judges and the...