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  1. Shaun White talks gum, training, playing his guitar

    Lynn Hoppes

    Shaun White has a new brand of gum for Stride and hangs with a Yeti.

    Blog | Conversation | September 28, 2011
  2. MMA star Alex Gustafsson: Motocross tougher sport

    Lynn Hoppes

    LOS ANGELES -- Let the debate begin. Swedish mixed martial artist Alexander Gustafsson stopped by X Games 17 this weekend to watch motocross and also to promote his light-heavyweight fight Saturday against Matt Hamill in Philadelphia. Here comes ...

    Blog | Conversation | July 31, 2011
  3. 'Shark Week' promo booth popular at X Games

    Lynn Hoppes

    Not exactly sure how it relates but one of the most popular booths at X Games 17 in Los Angeles is Discovery Channel's booth to promote the return of "Shark Week", which is back Sunday at 9 p.m. Maybe it's because the staff is passing out foam Shark ...

    Blog | Conversation | July 31, 2011
  4. Mason Cook promotes 'Spy Kids,' pines for X Games

    Lynn Hoppes

    LOS ANGELES -- Imagine loving the X Games and always wishing you could attend. Now imagine sitting in a JW Marriott hotel room right next to the competition in downtown Los Angeles and you're stuck doing press interviews to promote your movie "Spy K...

    Blog | Conversation | July 31, 2011
  5. Ryan Sheckler set to repeat, shows devotion to fans

    Lynn Hoppes

    LOS ANGELES -- Ryan Sheckler, the defending skateboarding champion at X Games, had just finished his qualifying round on Friday afternoon. It wasn't easy, as the 21-year-old California native struggled a bit and finished third heading into Saturday's...

    Blog | Conversation | July 30, 2011
  6. Parks Bonifay pushing for wakeboarding to return

    Lynn Hoppes

    LOS ANGELES -- At 14 years old, Parks Bonifay stormed into X Games III in San Diego and captured gold in wakeboarding. That was 1997. Since then, wakeboarding -- a water sport in which an athlete, towed behind a motorboat on a lake, performs trick...

    Blog | Conversation | July 29, 2011
  7. Snowboarder John Jackson promotes friends, movie

    Lynn Hoppes

    LOS ANGELES -- It's about 80 degrees every day here for X Games 17, but snowboarder John Jackson is feeling right at home. "I'm just here to support action sports, no matter what it is," said Jackson, who was signing autographs Thursday at the Red B...

    Blog | Conversation | July 28, 2011
  8. X Games 17: Key events in LA, by the numbers

    Lynn Hoppes

    LOS ANGELES -- Legends Shaun White, Travis Pastrana and a host of other action sports stars convene on downtown starting Thursday for four days of X Games 17. Here's a quick look: Key events Thursday: Moto X Best Trick (9:15 p.m. ET, ESPN). You m...

    Blog | Conversation | July 28, 2011
  9. Tanner Foust lands 332-foot record jump at Indy

    Lynn Hoppes

    Tanner Foust lands 332-foot record jump at Indy.

    Blog | Conversation | May 29, 2011
  10. Tony Hawk talks about expansion of X Games

    Lynn Hoppes

    Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, who turned 43 last week, isn't slowing down on the board. In fact, he's actually speeding up. "With today's skateboarders being so diverse and challenging, you have to do things to keep up. And I've tried it all," sa...

    Blog | Conversation | May 17, 2011
  11. NASCAR-bound Brian Deegan talks about 'zipper'

    Lynn Hoppes

    Brian Deegan's backflip attempt on the "Viva La Bam" Berkela Films | Myspace Video Brian Deegan, the most decorated motocross rider in X Games history, is spending this week on a media tour talking about his new venture in NASCAR. "I've always b...

    Blog | Conversation | March 01, 2011
  12. Gretchen Bleiler helps develop Holga cameras

    Lynn Hoppes

    ASPEN, Colo. -- One Saturday in the fall, while watching TV, Patrick DelliBovi noticed that snowboarding queen Gretchen Bleiler was using his company's camera in an 35-minute travel film called "Uniquely." On that Monday, DelliBovi, senior vice p...

    Blog | Conversation | January 30, 2011
  13. Photo gallery of Shaun White's Everest: the SuperPipe

    Lynn Hoppes

    ASPEN, Colo. -- On Sunday night, Shaun White will try to win his fourth consecutive Winter X SuperPipe at Buttermilk Mountain. Last year, he crashed in practice but came back to win the crown. Here's a story about that crash you didn't know: White'...

    Blog | Conversation | January 30, 2011
  14. Buttermilk Mountain shrine captures the spirit of the Winter X Ga...

    Lynn Hoppes

    ASPEN -- In this region of the country, it's not unusual to see makeshift shrines at the top of mountains for celebrities such as Jerry Garcia, Elvis Presley and even Marilyn Monroe. People usually leave photos or other mementos to honor the passing ...

    Blog | Conversation | January 29, 2011
  15. Here's how Shaun White gets height in SuperPipe

    Lynn Hoppes

    ASPEN, Colo. -- Maybe three-time defending X Games snowboard superpipe champion Shaun White doesn't need to practice. In his first return to halfpipe competition since winning the Olympic gold medal last year, the 24-year-old California action king ...

    Blog | Conversation | January 28, 2011
  16. Three Days Grace rocking X Games coverage

    Lynn Hoppes

    The Winter X Games on ESPN kicked off Thursday. Ask your kids. They'll be watching the four-day action sports competition in Aspen, Colo. One rock band that wishes to be there and can't is Three Days Grace. The Toronto-based rockers -- Adam Gont...

    Blog | Conversation | January 28, 2010