Every weekend, Iran’s Dizin Ski Resort, some 45 miles north of the capital Tehran, draws hundreds of skiers from the capital and other towns.
On Tuesday night, NFL owners voted to allow the St. Louis Rams to move to Los Angeles starting with the 2016 season. They will move to a new stadium just outside Los Angeles, and the San Diego Chargers will have an option to share the facility. The Rams, based in the L.A. area from 1946-94, will play in a temporary facility, probably the Los Angeles Coliseum, until the new stadium is ready for the 2019 season. On Thursday, Rams banners were removed from the Edward Jones Dome, former home of the football team.
In the second year of the College Football Playoff championship game, the Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Clemson Tigers 45-40 Monday night at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, capturing its fourth national title in seven years.
The sport of cyclo-cross, featuring lightweight bikes with off-road tyres, has dramatically increased in popularity over the past few years.
The Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., is a trim jumble of cheering crowds, marching bands, waving arms, colorful floats and flowers — lots and lots of flowers — all under a California blue sky. Each of the floats have to be covered by natural or organic material, which includes flowers, seeds and leaves. The annual ritual, which precedes the “grandaddy” of college football, the Rose Bowl, can trace its beginning to 1890 as part of an effort to promote the “Mediterranean of the West.”
US Supermaxi yacht Comanche won line honors in Australia’s Sydney to Hobart, staging a stunning recovery from damage which had nearly ended its race.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the National Football League. This week, photojournalists Kenneth K. Lam and Karl Merton Ferron photographed the Ravens as they defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-17, at M&T Bank Stadium.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the National Football League. This week, photojournalists Kenneth K. Lam and Lloyd Fox photographed the Ravens as they lost to the Kansas City Chiefs 34-14, at M&T Bank Stadium.
Cal Ripken Sr. would have turned 80 today. The former Orioles manager and long-time coach was born Dec. 17, 1935 and died in 1999. He’s the father of Hall of Fame shortstop Cal Ripken Jr.