National Sports

Packs of mutts roam the downtown streets of the city center and the Adler district. Scores of them have shown up in the new mountain villages the Russian government has built for the 2014 Winter Olympics.Elliott Almond
Sochi Report, Alaska edition: Ski jumpers with Olympic dreams will compete in Anchorage this week, Erik Bjornsen fared well in the men's cross-country relay, and more heartache for Jessica Schultz and the U.S. curling team.Beth Bragg
The West High Classes of 1988 and 1989 are well represented at the Winter Olympics. In fact, they are in some ways running the show.Beth Bragg
The Olympics dealt Anchorage skier Kikkan Randall, at far left, more frustration Saturday, this time extending the pain to Randall's teammates in a relay race that refused to go according to plan in the mountains outside Sochi, Russia.Beth Bragg
Lanny and Tracy Barnes, who trained and coached in Anchorage last summer, shared a sweet moment Friday at the Winter Olympics biathlon competition.Beth Bragg
Sochi Report, Alaska edition -- Anchorage curler Jessica Schultz and her teammates get their first taste of success, Team Asterisk's Andrew Musgrave of Great Britain has a way with words, and more.Beth Bragg
Two days after she faltered in her bid for Olympic gold, Anchorage cross-country skier Kikkan Randall talked about the aftermath of Tuesday's freestyle sprint race, and how an 11-year-old Anchorage girl's email the day after the race buoyed her spirits.Nathaniel Herz
Since arriving in Russia last week, I've wanted to get out of the skiing fantasyland that the Russians constructed in the Western Caucasus mountains, and down to the coast.Nathaniel Herz
Anchorage's Sadie Bjornsen cracked the top 20 in the women's 10-kilometer classic cross-country ski race Thursday at the Winter Olympics.
Sochi Report, Alaska edition -- Holly Brooks and Sadie Bjornsen ski overnight, kids in rural Alaska have a vested interest in the Olympics, Jessica Schultz and the U.S. women's curling team are on thin ice, and more.Beth Bragg