Action Sports

Greg Lutzka, above, doing a rail slide in front of the Sydney Opera House in March, often pulls off tough tricks that push rival Ryan Sheckler.
Last year's first- and second-place finishers in skateboard park, Ryan Sheckler and Greg Lutzka, look, sound and skate very differently. (By Cameron Spencer -- Getty Images)

Travis Pastrana and Kenny Bartram's introduction to rally car racing has given it a spot at the Summer X Games and a position as the action sport of auto racing.

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The third-place finisher in BMX park on the final day of the AST Dew Tour's Panasonic Open, Mike Spinner, 20, lives to make the tricks no one else does look easy.

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The War Is Over for Stann, But the Battles Continue (Post, July 31, 2008)

World Extreme Cagefighting (Post, July 31, 2008)

X Games 14 (Post, July 30, 2008)

Course of Recovery:  One Year After a Tragic BMX Accident, Murray Is Learning to Cope With His Paralysis (Post, July 12, 2008)

Panasonic Open:  Panasonic Open (Post, June 22, 2008)

Dew Tour Notebook:  Lasek a Hit at Home (Post, June 22, 2008)

Learning From the Best (Post, June 21, 2008)

Panasonic Open:  Panasonic Open (Post, June 20, 2008)

Ortiz Skates Into Finals (Post, June 20, 2008)

An Easy Ride to Finals:  Dew Tour Changes Rules to Allow Current Points Leaders to Bypass Preliminaries (Post, June 20, 2008)

Panasonic Open:  Dew Tour's Season Begins in Baltimore (Post, June 19, 2008)

'Vert's Far From Dead' (Post, June 18, 2008)

Panasonic Open:  Panasonic Open (Post, June 18, 2008)

Action Sports Gets Air (Post, May 29, 2008)

Action Sports:  Tickets on Sale For Dew Tour In Baltimore (Post, April 29, 2008)

ACTION SPORTS:  Top Dew Tour Tickets on Sale (Post, April 2, 2008)

Mixed Martial Arts:  Different Ring To Lesnar's New Sport (Post, February 2, 2008)

White Hits the Slopes (Post, January 26, 2008)

Back Into the Rotation:  After Horrific Crash, Alaskan Is Up to His Old Trick: Back Flips on a Snowmobile (Post, January 24, 2008)

Winter X Games 12:  Winter X Games 12 (Post, January 24, 2008)

Lasek Rises Above (Post, October 22, 2007)

Nyquist Locks Up Title (Post, October 21, 2007)

Bestwick Does It Again (Post, October 20, 2007)

Wakeboard Kicks Off (Post, October 19, 2007)

PlayStation Pro:  PlayStation Pro (Post, October 18, 2007)

BMX Legend at Risk (Post, October 18, 2007)

Jones Is One to Beat:  Contortionist Jones Introduces New Twist to Challenge X Games Front-Runner (Post, September 20, 2007)

ACTION SPORTS:  The Dew Tour Will Deliver A Flurry of Activity in 2008 (Post, September 14, 2007)

Gazing Up at Bestwick:  Fresh Off Win at X Games, Vert Rider Continues to Turn Heads (Post, August 17, 2007)

J. Brown Recounts 40-Foot Plunge (Post, August 6, 2007)

Savoring the Thrills:  Enthusiasts Savor the Thrills of the 'Most Extreme Sport' (Post, July 22, 2007)

Scheckler, Nyquist Win Again on Dew Tour (AP, July 21, 2007; 1:37 AM)

Rough Road Ahead (Post, July 17, 2007)

Adams Picks Up Win:  Set Runs Yield Motocross Title; Williams Carted Off After Crash (Post, June 25, 2007)

Notebook:  New Format Entertains (Post, June 25, 2007)

White Wins Vert Final:  White Triumphs In Skateboard Vert Finals (Post, June 24, 2007)

Notebook:  Surviving Qualifying (Post, June 24, 2007)

Rider on a New Path:  Stenberg Overcomes 2006 Crash (Post, June 23, 2007)

Notebook:  A Bittersweet Victory (Post, June 23, 2007)

PANASONIC OPEN NOTEBOOK:  Weather Brings Athletes, Spectators Closer Together (Post, June 22, 2007)

Charmed and Stoked:  Baltimore Hosts Its First Dew Tour, and Fans Who Like Their Sports Extreme (Post, June 22, 2007)

Notebook:  Riders Branch Out (Post, June 21, 2007)

Pastrana's New Focus:  Action Sports Star Has Traded Motocross for Rally Racing (Post, June 20, 2007)

Reward Requires Risk (Post, June 19, 2007)

Hopes of High-Flying Rewards:  Investment Tied to Blooming Action Sports Tour (Post, June 21, 2006)

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