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  1. Michael Phelps' trial date postponed as he completes treatment pr...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Michael Phelps' date for trial on a drunken driving charge and related traffic offenses has been postponed for a month, to Dec. 19 in Baltimore District Court.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2014
  2. Tour of California to add second competitive event for women

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The 2014 Tour of California stage race will add a second competitive event for women in this year's edition, executive director Kristin Bachochin has told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2014
  3. Plushenko keeps Russia in medal hunt

    Bonnie D. Ford

    SOCHI, Russia -- The last time Evgeni Plushenko skated with anything at stake, it was behind closed doors, a special exam to convince Russian officials he deserved to claim the lone men's spot available at the Winter Games. He succeeded, although ...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  4. Todd Lodwick selected flag-bearer

    Bonnie D. Ford

    SOCHI, Russia -- Twenty years ago at the opening ceremony of the Lillehammer Games, 17-year-old Todd Lodwick walked in with the U.S. team and then watched in wonder as his mother stormed down the stadium steps through crowds of white-clad spectators,...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  5. Wagner shakes things up ahead of Sochi

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Ashley Wagner went through four different dresses this season trying to get her free-skate program to fit. It never really worked. Finally, after a disastrous outing at the U.S. national championships that briefly put her Olympic team selection in...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  6. Freestyle team reflection of sport's competitveness

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Defending moguls gold medalist Hannah Kearney will lead a strong U.S. women's quartet in Sochi, but other freestyle skiing contingents saw their numbers reduced because of the new competitive landscape of this Winter Games. Kearney, who upset 2006...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  7. Hendrickson return preamble to announcement

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Those who know Sarah Hendrickson best -- her teammates, her family and her coaches -- had little doubt she would be able to push the envelope of recovery from major knee surgery. And she did. The U.S. Ski Team and Women's Ski Jumping USA issued a ...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  8. Todd Lodwick: 'Don't count me out'

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Part of longevity is luck, and Todd Lodwick has been a very fortunate athlete for most of his 20-year career as an elite Nordic combined competitor. "I've kind of gained this reputation for being invincible," he said. "Some crazy things have happe...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  9. Castelli, Shnapir make strong start on home ice

    Bonnie D. Ford

    BOSTON -- Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir began their national title defense in emphatic style Thursday afternoon, opening up a lead of over six points against the field in the pairs short program at the U.S. figure skating championships. Skati...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  10. Is Lysacek's career coming to a close?

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Evan Lysacek is an expressive athlete who spent years perfecting polished and elegant body language. His ability to channel emotion and couple it with athleticism on the ice carried him to an Olympic figure skating gold medal in 2010. Conversely, Lys...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  11. Sarah Hendrickson (knee) hopes to make U.S. ski jump team

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Ski jumping world champion Sarah Hendrickson, grounded by a crash landing on a spectacular training jump in August, said she is confident she will be fit enough to jump by mid-January and hopes to make the Olympic team.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2013
  12. Davis, White hope Russian ties help in Sochi

    Bonnie D. Ford

    PARK CITY, Utah -- Any edge, no pun intended, could enter into the calculation as ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White pursue the Olympic gold medal that just eluded them four years ago. Will setting their free dance to a famous piece by a Ru...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  13. Will latest injury derail Lysacek's Sochi hopes?

    Bonnie D. Ford

    PARK CITY, Utah -- Evan Lysacek's scintillating gold medal performance at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics had everything but a quadruple jump. Conventional wisdom said that would be the last time a champion could afford to do without the biggest trick. T...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  14. Teammates know Sarah Hendrickson's plight all too well

    Bonnie D. Ford

    PARK CITY, Utah -- Every veteran on the U.S. women's ski jumping team has had multiple surgeries that kept them off their beloved hills, and they all can relate to the tunnel reigning world champion Sarah Hendrickson is about to enter. They kept her ...

    Blog | September 01, 2013
  15. For U.S. pairs teams, longevity is key

    Bonnie D. Ford

    LONDON, Ontario -- American pairs skaters are surely tired of being asked when U.S. pairs are going to pull out of their long tailspin on the international scene -- a slide at least partly attributable to the musical-chairs transiency among teams in ...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  16. American pairs teams make worlds debut

    Bonnie D. Ford

    LONDON, Ontario -- Dizzying best describes the past year for U.S. pair Alexa Scimeca and Chris Knierim, whose impressive unison spins helped them keep their equilibrium in the short program at the world figure skating championships Wednesday. They fi...

    Blog | March 13, 2013