Articles by Barry Wilner



Russia No Longer Top Figure Skating Power

  • 26 February 10
  • The Associated Press
Russian or Soviet athletes have skated off with at least one gold in every Olympics since 1964, including every pairs title until this year.

Russian Skating Legend to Return

  • 12 April 07
  • The Associated Press
Yevgeny Plushenko is coming back to rescue Russian figure skating.

Klitschko Wants Unification

  • 14 November 06
  • The Associated Press
The real champion? Not yet. But close. Wladimir Klitschko's seventh-round knockout of Calvin Brock on Saturday night made for an impressive first defense of the IBF title he took from Chris Byrd in April.

Klitschko KO's Brock in the 7th

  • 13 November 06
  • The Associated Press
Wladimir Klitschko seemed intent on defending his title with one hand, the left. He jabbed and jabbed and occasionally hooked Calvin Brock.

Ice Dancers Make It 3 Out of 3 for Russia

  • 22 February 06
  • The Associated Press
Tatyana Navka and Roman Kostomarov made it three out of three for Russian figure skaters at the Winter Olympics.

Duo Follow in the Footsteps of Legends

  • 15 February 06
  • The Associated Press
Tot and Max perform a perfect balletic free skate and end their careers with an Olympic gold.

Big Three to Skate at U.S. Titles

  • 16 January 03
  • The Associated Press
The competition should be intense this week at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

Yagudin Poised for Gold Medal

  • 14 February 02
  • The Associated Press
The Russian rivalry fizzled out as soon as world champion Yevgeny Plushenko crashed to the ice.

Russian Skaters Look to Utah

  • 28 December 01
  • The Associated Press
The competition between Russia's Alexei Yagudin and Yevgeny Plushchenko is sure to be impressive.

Russians Ice-Dance Off With American Women

France 98's Final Four All Have Their Story

Russian Couple Breeze to Title In World Skating Competition

Russian Couple Dance Into History

Dmitriev Leads Way to Gold

Sunday Football Games Promise Juicy Reunions

NFL Losers Try to Keep On Winning

Unheralded Russians Skate to World Pairs Title

Favre, Paup Players of Year

Rice Mulls Jordan-Like Retirement in His Prime

Pittsburgh, San Diego Ready to Grind It Out

Russians Glide to Ice Title

U.S. Pins Hopes on Kwan-tum Leap

Skaters Shine In Ice Wars

Skating Gains an Edge From Tonya, Nancy

Baiul Soars Above the Fray