There are a number of pain-filled track and field disciplines, but none combine to break your heart and body quite as perfectly as the 3000-meter steeplechase.
This weekend the Ducks beat the Kings just 90 seconds into overtime of the most recent installment of the Freeway Faceoff rivalry. This so enraged a Kings fan that he gave Ducks coach Randy Carlyle, the finger — while holding his infant son in his other arm.
When Lindsey Vonn woke up this morning in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, she trailed Germany's Maria Riesch by three points in skiing's overall World Cup title race. She had a chance to take the lead on the final day of the season's giant slalom event.
The dirty unspoken secret of the Olympics is that for every frightening, bone-rattling, face-scraping wipeout, there's a thrilled athlete whose road to glory just got a little bit smoother. The trick is to not seem too thrilled about it.