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January 27, 2014 | By David Wharton
The photograph shows Shaun White with a sizable shiner under his right eye. The American snowboarding star posted the snapshot on Instagram after wiping out during training this weekend in Colorado. "Still in the fight for Sochi!" he wrote. A black eye notwithstanding, White's coach told the Associated Press that the athlete is "110 percent" healthy heading into the 2014 Sochi Olympics. White skipped the X Games Aspen after qualifying for halfpipe and slopestyle during the recent U.S. team trials.
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March 19, 2014 | By Ed Stockly
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 16-22, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Community The study group organizes a game of Dungeons and Dragons to reunite Hickey (Jonathan Banks) with his estranged son (David Cross), who's just become a dad. Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Yvette Nicole Brown and Danny PudiNBC also star in this new episode.
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September 17, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
Evidently, Shaun White, aka the Flying Tomato, is not nearly as fleet on foot as he is on a board. The Olympic gold medalist in snowboarding and X Games star in skateboarding has been arrested and charged in Nashville, Tenn., for public intoxication and vandalism during an apparent drunken rampage at a hotel. According to Nashville police, White also got into an altercation with another person who tried to prevent White from fleeing the hotel, where he allegedly broke a phone and pulled a fire alarm, which caused an evacuation.
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February 23, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia - What will be the secret to future Olympic success for the extreme-sports crowd? That's easy. Just keep adding new events and the medal count for U.S. snowboarders and freestyle skiers will probably stay at a high level. Setbacks in Sochi were offset by the new kids on the slopestyle rail and freeski halfpipe. There were opportunities for eight more gold medals that were not there in Vancouver in 2010. FRAMEWORK: Best images from Sochi And the United States took terrific advantage of the expanded program.
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December 18, 2013 | By David Wharton
The U.S. already has one Olympic megastar -- skier Lindsey Vonn -- battling injury. Now you can add snowboarder Shaun White to the list. White, who tweaked his left ankle in competition last week, was not expected to compete in the halfpipe qualifier at this week's World Cup snowboarding event in Colorado on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. However, the two-time defending gold medalist was expected to compete Thursday in the slopestyle, an event that will make its Olympic debut at the 2014 Sochi Games.
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September 19, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Shaun White is very, very sorry. He promises he will never pull a hotel fire alarm again. Well, unless there's an actual fire. The snowboarding legend apologized Tuesday for "unwise choices," saying he got "carried away" after police accused him of pulling a fire alarm that forced guests to evacuate a Nashville hotel. White was charged with public intoxication and vandalism and is due in court Oct. 10. White said he is sorry for "any inconvenience it caused my family, friends, business partners, the hotel and their guests.
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December 23, 2013 | By David Wharton
Shaun White, king of the snowboard halfpipe through the last two Olympics, is trying to conquer a new event, slopestyle, at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. This weekend, he took an important step toward qualifying for the U.S. team in that discipline. Though dealing with a nagging injury, White finished third at a U.S. Grand Prix contest in Copper Mountain, Colo. The result met an objective criteria for Olympic qualification. He was also the top American competitor.
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December 19, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Shaun White is fearless, right? Just look at some of those tricks he's pulled off in becoming a skating and snowboarding legend. Most people would be too terrified to even try some of the stunts that helped him win two Olympic golds and 22 X Games medals. But there's one thing that apparently sends chills down his spine, something most people do on a regular basis. Getting a haircut. Maybe it's because he likely hasn't had one in a long, long time, as evidenced by the flowing red hair that has made him instantly recognizable pretty much everywhere he goes.
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February 12, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
U.S. snowboarder Shaun White proved to be a powerful draw for Olympics viewers, according to preliminary numbers from Nielsen. White's unsuccessful bid for another men's halfpipe medal helped draw an average of 23.6 million viewers to NBC's prime-time sports coverage Monday night, up 16% from the comparable night of the 2010 Vancouver games.  The Olympics, which also prominently featured pairs short-form figure skating, garnered a rating of...
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February 5, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia -- Extreme-sports icon Shaun White, citing the potential risk of injury, on Wednesday pulled out of the slopestyle snowboarding competition at the Olympics. White had called the course at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park "intimidating," and already it had become the source of controversy in the first two days of training -- most notably in the case of Norwegian medal hopeful Torstein Horgmo, who withdrew after breaking his collarbone in a crash on Monday. The decision for White was multi-pronged.
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February 14, 2014
Bill Plaschke's Feb. 13 article about disappointing Olympic performances should never have been printed. Has he ever competed for or received an Olympic medal? Our fabulous, hard-working athletes have spent their lives achieving a spot on the US Olympic Team. They deserve better than Plaschke's ridicule. After putting so much effort in their events, we know their hearts are broken, which happens by mere fractions of a second. They are our heroes and should be lauded as such! Joann Duray Playa del Rey :: I find it disgusting that Bill Plaschke called Shaun White "the biggest loser of all" in his Olympics rant.
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February 12, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
U.S. snowboarder Shaun White proved to be a powerful draw for Olympics viewers, according to preliminary numbers from Nielsen. White's unsuccessful bid for another men's halfpipe medal helped draw an average of 23.6 million viewers to NBC's prime-time sports coverage Monday night, up 16% from the comparable night of the 2010 Vancouver games.  The Olympics, which also prominently featured pairs short-form figure skating, garnered a rating of...
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February 12, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
Call them the even-if Olympics. Shaun White's bid to land a third consecutive halfpipe gold was going to be one of the most anticipated events of the Sochi Games even if he hadn't hit the deck in his first run of the finals like Tom Hanks' co-stars in "Captain Phillips. " Even if his friend and admirer Iouri Podladtchikov - a Switzerland-residing Russian native known, with Jobs-ian flair, as I-Pod - hadn't staged the run of his life and come down with a stratospheric score. PHOTOS: Faces of the Sochi Olympics Even if someone else besides White had stood atop the halfpipe podium some other time since 2002.
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February 12, 2014 | By Meg James
Despite Bob Costas' persistent eye infection, a heat wave in Sochi and slightly lower NBC prime-time numbers compared with four years ago, NBCUniversal executives are giving the Winter Olympics a high score. Audience levels have exceeded the network's expectations, NBCUniversal executives said Wednesday, particularly when considering the nine- to 12-hour time difference between Russia and the United States. Most viewers are aware of the results of marquee competitions well before NBC's prime-time coverage begins.
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February 11, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia - Shaun White was not at the top of the Olympic podium. In fact, White did not make it to the podium at all. The face of the sport and the man considered the best snowboarder of his generation finished fourth in the men's halfpipe at the Olympics on Tuesday night at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. "I was looking for four [golds] - I was hoping to do slopestlye, too," said White, who pulled out of the slopestyle event to concentrate on the halfpipe here. "But it didn't pan out. Tonight was just not my time.
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February 11, 2014 | By David Wharton
SOCHI, Russia -- American ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson was clearly favoring her surgically repaired right knee in Tuesday night's normal hill final at the Sochi Olympics. But that wasn't the only thing bothering the reigning world champion as she limped to a 21st-place finish. "The pressure, everything, it kind of overtakes your mind," she said. "I didn't have a very good first jump and my coach was like, 'What were you thinking?' And I have no idea. " Hendrickson can leave Russia with at least one distinct memory.
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January 24, 2014 | By Ed Stockly
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 26 - Feb. 1, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies       SERIES When Calls the Heart A mute girl whose father died in the mining accident goes missing. Daniel Lissing and Erin Krakow star. 9 p.m. Hallmark Black Sails This new series is set 20 years before the events of Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island.
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December 14, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Shaun White, the two-time reigning Olympic snowboarding gold medalist, finished second in the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships halfpipe event in Breckenridge, Colo., on Saturday after injuring his ankle on the first run. Greg Bretz took the victory with a two-run best total of 91.4 points, followed by White at 90.4 and Taylor Gold at 89.6. The Breckenridge event was the first of five U.S. qualifiers for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. The second qualifier, next weekend at Copper Mountain, Colo., kicks off the U.S. Grand Prix schedule.
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February 11, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia - Even in the wildest, proudest moment, in the land of his birthplace, the fast-racing mind of Iouri Podladtchikov darted around and landed in an unexpected place. He wondered about snowboarding icon Shaun White. How would the face of the sport handle a devastating loss at the Olympics? "I've never seen him like this," Podladtchikov said. "I wondered what he would be like. " FRAMEWORK: Best images from Sochi Not only was it a loss for White, the two-time defending Olympic halfpipe champion failed to make the podium, finishing fourth.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
If you're launching a new sport in this country and hope people will watch, there's one thing you definitely don't want: its biggest potential star to drop out just before the competition begins. And there's one thing you definitely do want: big wins from charismatic Americans. Slopestyle, the new sport that sounds like a rapper and looks like a mountainside version of your local mall parking lot, managed both at the Sochi Olympics. As NBC has tried to drum up interest in the new event, it has ridden ups and downs as steep and unpredictable as those in slopestyle itself.
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