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SPORTS
February 18, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia -- You can practically imagine Travis Pastrana wishing that U.S. snowboarders Alex Deibold and Trevor Jacob had their wild Olympic finish on his show. Who knows? Maybe they can re-create it on a future episode of “Nitro Circus.” It was fascinating theater on a rain-soaked muddle of a course, a sliding photo finish between Deibold and Jacob in the semifinals of men's snowboard cross on Tuesday morning. Mere inches separated the teammates fighting for the last spot in the final.
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SPORTS
February 17, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia -- U.S. snowboarder Nate Holland had one inspection run on a foggy day in the mountains with limited visibility on the Olympic course. He got busy trying to think how he would handle it if the competition went forward on Monday. “When I first inspected the course, you think what you're going to do off these features and you can't see anything," Holland said. "You'd have to ride by braille. "I've studied this course and I was confident I'd be able to make it down it. But there's that screwiness factor that [having]
SPORTS
February 17, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia - The waiting Monday morning and afternoon was something to be embraced, not detested. There was no fear in U.S. snowboarder Nate Holland's vocabulary when weather disrupted the Olympic schedule, causing a day's delay to the men's snowboard cross event. "I live for days like this," Holland said. "Like I said, it was a dress rehearsal. You get a free rush out of it…. Like I said, we'll be back tomorrow. Hopefully the weather cooperates. It's time to go. Tomorrow should be a good day to try and win the Olympics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 2014 | By Brittany Levine
Transportation officials are considering several options that would pave the way for closing a dangerous street-level rail crossing on the Los Angeles-Glendale border. For years, the two cities have butted heads over the Doran Street crossing, which rail officials have said has the highest potential for disaster out of 312 crossings because of an adjacent propane facility, tanker truck traffic and vehicles that regularly stop on the tracks. Glendale has been pushing to close the crossing, but Los Angeles has argued it needs to remain open for emergency access.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 2014 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
No one can accuse the people at the CW of not giving its audience what they think it wants. "Star-Crossed," which premieres Monday and might easily be reverse-engineered from its title alone - it's "Romeo and Juliet," with aliens - adds another story of cross-cultural, interspecies romance to the network of "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Vampire Diaries" (and "Hart of Dixie," for that matter). For a certain sort of moony viewer, there is no love so true as the impossible love that is meant to be. Created by Meredith Averill (formerly a story editor at "The Good Wife")
SPORTS
February 16, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia - It wasn't the hint of danger from the challenging snowboard cross course that got into the head of Lindsey Jacobellis. From Turin to Vancouver to Sochi, the problem could be something else for arguably the best rider never to win gold. Jacobellis was far out in front in the semifinals of the women's snowboard cross event at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. She crashed about three-quarters of the way down the course despite a tenacious effort to hold on. "I thought I was going to be able to pull it off, and as soon as I hit that snow, it just slows you down so quickly," Jacobellis said.
SPORTS
February 16, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia -- He stunned people last week at the Olympics when he talked about having more concussions than his age, seeming blissfully unconcerned. There was the great leap over a moving train, while on a snowboard several years ago, much to the great displeasure of folks at Union Pacific. Recently, he ignited the Internet with a stunt at Travis Pastrana's compound in Maryland, blasting off a massive ramp, into the sky, seemingly headed for trouble and "kicked off a tree" before landing safely.
SPORTS
February 15, 2014 | By Jared S. Hopkins and John Cherwa
SOCHI, Russia - Short-track speedskater Emily Scott was knocked down in the women's 1,500-meter final Saturday as U.S. skaters again fell short of the podium. Scott, 24, took an early lead, but about halfway through the race Korea's Kim Alang wiped out and sent the Springfield, Mo., native into the pads at Iceberg Skating Palace. Scott finished in fifth. "I saw her out of the corner of my eye going down so there was nothing I could do at that point," Scott said. Scott had advanced to the final after Korea's Cho Ha-Ri was penalized in the semifinal.
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