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For Michael Phelps, there really is no place like home

...Phelps glances toward the pool where he was once afraid to put his face in the water."This is me," he said, a slight smile curling off his lips. "This is home."This is where Phelps put in most of the work to become the most decorated athlete in Olympic...
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This winter sport takes stones

...granite stones approved by the World Curling Federation when you can use rocks from Lena Beach? Who needs an indoor ice curling sheet when you can make a rink on...when you have a beer can?This is curling, Juneau style.A group of friends...
Could curling be coming to Douglas?

...Stanek discovered several truths about curling. Among them: It's harder than it does," said Stanek, who joined a curling team in northern Minnesota while teaching...Douglas. "We are working on setting up curling. The facility is set up to have it...
Messi leads Barca over Milan 4-0 and into the QF

...become the first team ever to advance after losing the first leg 2-0 on the road.Messi scored in the fifth minute with a curling left-footed shot from Xavi Hernandez's pass and again in the 40th after Andres Iniesta stole the ball, moving into sole...
Pets of the week: Loving, laid-back cats seek caring owners to cuddle with

Joyce believes that curling up in a lap and getting head massages is the best thing that has ever happened to her. This loving 5-year-old cat adores attention...
The seal slaughter is my country's shame

...there are many Canadian exports that my American friends enjoy - "Dancing With the Stars"' Pamela Anderson, Molson beer and curling, to name a few. But mention "Canada" to Americans or Europeans this time of year and you're likely to be met with a disapproving...
Pass the sunscreen?

...Until now, that is. When I look at my arms, I am stunned with their color. The last time I looked like this, I had a curling iron. That is a long time ago. Obviously, living in Alaska, which I have for a good while now, is not generally conducive...
Macaulay attends Winter Sports Clinic

...instructs them in adaptive Alpine and Nordic skiing and introduces them to other recreational activities such as rock climbing, scuba diving, snowmobiling, curling and sled hockey. The clinic's motto is "Miracles on a Montainside."
World Cup Quarterfinal Capsules

...half of extra time, the woodwork made the stop.Sneijder hit the post with a free kick in the 80th minute and then sent a curling shot over Navas and off the crossbar before the penalty shootout.At the end, however, Navas could not stop any of the four...
Still rockin' after 100 years

...need a rock and a broom. The Fairbanks Curling Club turns 100 this year, an anniversary...include - weather permitting - a day spent curling outside on the Chena River in March...It'll show people how it started." Curling, a sport similar to bocce or shuffleboard...


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