X Games

Andreas Wellinger, of Germany, soars through the air during the men's normal hill individual ski jumping qualifier ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
February 08, 2018 - 9:03 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest from the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): ___ 11 p.m. Andreas Wellinger will take his strong form into the final of the men's normal hill ski jump at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The 22-year-old German, who already qualified because he was among the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2016, file photo, two-time Olympic snowboarder Shaun White trains at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta. White says he is working on the tricks that Japan's Ayumu Hirano used to win the Winter X Games last month. Hirano became the first person to string together back-to-back 1440-degree jumps in what was widely regarded as the best show snowboarding has ever put on in a halfpipe. White says he’s working on the back-to-back 1440s, too, and insists the world hasn’t seen his best run yet. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
February 08, 2018 - 12:04 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Shaun White sat on the couch at home and watched history's best halfpipe contest unfold. He's planning on making the next contest — the one where they hand out the Olympic gold medal — an even better show. White said Thursday that he is working on the tricks that...
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2017, file photo, Australian snowboarder Scotty James, center, celebrates after his first-place finish in the men's Winter X Games superpipe finals at the Buttermilk Ski area north of Aspen, Colo. James will be wearing boxing gloves when he competes at the 2018 Winter Olympics - his not-so-subtle way of reminding himself that any time he drops into the halfpipe, he’s in for a brawl. (Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times via AP, File)
February 06, 2018 - 10:24 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — No need for a double-take. Australian snowboarder Scotty James really will be wearing boxing gloves when he competes at the Olympics — his not-so-subtle way of reminding himself that any time he drops into the halfpipe, he's in for a brawl. His version of the...
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Iouri Podladtchikov crashes during his second run in the men's superpipe finals at the Winter X Games on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in Aspen, Colo. The Olympic champion snowboarder had to be carted off the course Sunday during the run. (Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times via AP)
January 30, 2018 - 12:29 pm
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Injured Olympic halfpipe champion Iouri Podladtchikov tweeted a picture of himself in a hospital gown along with the message "I am doing OK," after a scary wreck at the Winter X Games. The snowboarder known as the I-Pod has a broken nose, but scans showed no signs of brain or...
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Iouri Podladtchikov crashes during his second run in the men's superpipe finals at the Winter X Games on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in Aspen, Colo. The Olympic champion snowboarder had to be carted off the course Sunday during the run. (Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times via AP)
January 29, 2018 - 2:55 pm
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — It certainly wasn't the first time Iouri Podladtchikov had elicited gasps from a halfpipe crowd. This time, though, there was nothing to celebrate. A mere two weeks before he was to defend his Olympic title, the snowboarder called I-Pod bashed his face against the halfpipe and...
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Iouri Podladtchikov crashes during his second run in the men's superpipe finals at the Winter X Games on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in Aspen, Colo. The Olympic champion snowboarder had to be carted off the course Sunday during the run. (Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times via AP)
January 29, 2018 - 12:52 am
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Olympic champion snowboarder Iouri Podladtchikov slammed his face against the halfpipe and had to be carted off the course Sunday at the Winter X Games in an accident that provided a jarring look at the stakes involved in landing a gold-medal run. Podladtchikov was taken to the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2013, file photo, Chloe Kim watches the replay of her second run during the snowboarding superpipe final at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships in Breckenridge, Colo. Kim's parents are from South Korea, where the Olympic games will be held starting Feb. 9, 2018. Among the handful of relatives who live there is Chloe's grandma, who has been known to brag about her high-flying granddaughter if, say, she's out to tea with her friends and a picture of Chloe happens to appear in the newspaper, which happens fairly often. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
January 28, 2018 - 2:28 am
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Ask snowboarder Chloe Kim what she thinks the "Chloe Kim Story" really is this year and she hesitates just a moment, before deciding on "The California girl that went to the Olympics." It's perfect, easy, and oh-so-fitting for the 17-year-old from Torrance, California, who loves...
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January 28, 2018 - 12:16 am
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Chloe Kim got the win, of course. The other women on the Winter X Games halfpipe put on quite a show, too, and delivered a message: They're not going to just hand Kim the gold medal 2 1/2 weeks from now at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The 17-year-old Olympic favorite delivered on a...
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In this image 2015 provided by Jessica Wise, David Wise, left, and his sister Christy workout in San Marcos, Texas. When the doctor told Christy she would never fly a plane again, her goal was set. The Air Force pilot who lost her leg above the knee in a boating accident set about proving him wrong. Hers is a story of determination, perseverance and also about bringing an already tight-knit family even closer. Her twin sister, Jessica, is a surgeon and her brother, David, is an Olympic gold-medal freeskier. Their work is about giving second chances to amputees in third-world countries. (Courtesy Jessica Wise via AP)
January 25, 2018 - 2:33 am
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — The surgeon told Christy Wise she would never fly a plane again. It was a brazen pronouncement that seemed all wrong to the captain, an HC130 Air Force rescue pilot whose day job involved, among other things, missions to Afghanistan and saving people from hurricanes. Only hours...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2017, file photo, Mark McMorris, of Canada, competes in the FIS Snowboard World Cup Big Air event at the Worker's Stadium in Beijing, China. McMorris won the event ahead of New Zealand's Tiarn Collins. After being severely injured nearly a year past, McMorris is heading to the Winter X Games, which take place on the weekend in Aspen, Colo. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
January 23, 2018 - 12:24 pm
Unable to speak, snowboarder Mark McMorris grabbed a pen and paper as he recovered in a hospital bed after he crashed into a tree. His jaw was broken , along with his arm, pelvis and ribs during a trick gone wrong last March while filming in the British Columbia backcountry. His spleen also...
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