X Games

FILE In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 a general view of the Camp Nou stadium prior of a Spanish Copa del Rey soccer match between Barcelona and Leganes at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort, File)
April 24, 2020 - 5:51 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Cape Cod League, the top summer competition for college baseball players, canceled its 2020 season. The 10-team league said Friday its executive committee made the decision in a unanimous vote “based on the...
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In a photo provided by Burton, a fan of Jake Burton Carpenter waves one of dozens of “Ride On Jake” flags that dotted the course in Vail, Colo., Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Skiers and snowboarders alike gathered over the weekend to celebrate Carpenter, who died November 2019 of testicular cancer. It was Carpenter who envisioned what snowboarding could be back in the 1980s and started producing snowboards to help his vision become reality. (Dean Blotto Gray/Burton via AP)
March 02, 2020 - 8:33 am
VAIL, Colo. (AP) — One of Jake Burton Carpenter’s earliest sales trips didn’t work out so great. He loaded up his station wagon with 30 freshly built snowboards. He came home with all of them — plus five more from unhappy customers. Forty years later, most people hold onto their Burton boards after...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2018, file photo, Gus Kenworthy, of the United States, jumps during the men's slopestyle final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. These days, freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy is one tough act to follow. His talents have him starring in a variety of roles both on and off the slopes. He's an actor (recently appearing in "American Horror Story: 1984"), gay-rights advocate (he came out in 2015) and friend to animals (rescuing stray dogs). Of course, he's also an innovative slopestyle/halfpipe competitor who recently switched countries and will now represent Britain (to honor his mom). (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
January 23, 2020 - 2:45 am
Freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy hasn't had much time to rehearse and practice new tricks heading into the Winter X Games this weekend. That's no line, either. He's just been too busy memorizing them. The 2014 Olympic slopestyle silver medalist is one tough act to follow as his talents have him...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2018, file photo, Kelly Clark competes in the women's halfpipe qualifying at Phoenix Snow Park at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Though she’s saying goodbye to competition, Clark will remained involved in the sport, mainly through Burton, the snowboard maker that has backed her career through thick and thin. She’s designed an environmentally friendly snowboard for women called The Rise that will go into limited production. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
January 25, 2019 - 2:18 am
DENVER (AP) — What was perhaps Kelly Clark's most memorable trip down a halfpipe had nothing to do with winning. It was the Winter X Games in 2011. Clark had already secured the title. With one lap left — a victory lap, as they call it in snowboarding — she decided to try something no woman had...
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In this photo provided by Brandon Zeuner, Brighton Zeuner is filmed during the US Open in Long Beach, Calif. Zeuner figures to be one of the favorites when skateboarding makes its Olympic debut at the 2020 Tokyo Games.(Brandon Zeuner via AP)
October 28, 2018 - 9:53 am
The 14-year-old skateboarder from California frequently wears outfits inspired by 1990s pop music videos. She's a budding songwriter and jots down lyrics based on life experiences, which she points out have been rather limited so far. That's changing fast. The world of Brighton Zeuner keeps getting...
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In this Dec. 22, 2017, file photo, Mike Schultz, who is preparing to compete in the 2018 Winter Paralympics in South Korea, poses for a photo in his shop in St. Cloud, Minn. (Jason Wachter/St. Cloud Times via AP, File)
March 08, 2018 - 2:56 am
Adaptive snowboarder Mike Schultz could very well have the winning formula at the Paralympics — whether or not he even crosses the finish line in first. He is the architect behind some of the most cutting edge prosthetic components out there, which is no surprise considering he's been tinkering...
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Cassie Sharpe, of Canada, celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's halfpipe final at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
February 20, 2018 - 2:33 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Cassie Sharpe won the gold medal. If she could divide it into pieces, there would be plenty of places to spread it around. Part would go to Canada. Part would go to all the women who have pushed her sport so far. And a big part would go to Sarah Burke — the late,...
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Members of the combined Koreas women's hockey team walk from the Kwandong Hockey Centre to the training center to practice prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
February 09, 2018 - 10:26 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 12:20 a.m. A united Korea stole the show at the opening ceremony, and a united Korean hockey team will be in the spotlight on Saturday at the Pyeongchang Olympics. North and South Korea marched together on...
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February 09, 2018 - 9:49 am
OLYMPICS Winter Olympics open with parade, fireworks PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Winter Games are officially underway in Pyeongchang (PYUHNG'-chahng), South Korea. South Korean President Moon Jae-In has declared the games open, and South Korean figure skating gold medalist Yuna Kim has...
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Swiss snowboarder Iouri Podladtchikov, right, reacts next to Sacha Giger, left, head of the Swiss snowboard team, during a news conference ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. Podladtchikov won't defend his title due to injuries he suffered last month at the Winter X Games. The gold medalist, known as the I-Pod, practiced on the Olympic halfpipe Friday, but afterward said it would be "totally unreasonable'' for him to compete. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
February 09, 2018 - 7:51 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Olympic halfpipe champion Iouri Podladtchikov won't defend his title due to injuries sustained last month at the Winter X Games. The gold medalist, known as the I-Pod, practiced on the Olympic halfpipe Friday, but afterward said it would be "totally unreasonable" for...
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