THE BUZZ Lindsey Vonn's official training run Thursday was canceled because of, among other things, too much snow --which, as we all know, is bad for skiing.

REMOTE PATROL If you like pomp, circumstance, pageantry, yadda yadda yadda, check out the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony (6:30, Ch. 11).

Click pick Vonn explained on Twitter how she was coping with her shin pain: "I took a bunch of pain killers and numbed my shin with some creams."

STAR GAZING Kobe Bryant has officially pulled out of the NBA All-Star Game because of an injury to his left ankle. Allen Iverson will also miss the game.

FAST FACT Rick Pitino denied a report that he has interest in coaching the New Jersey Nets. Also denying interest: every clear-thinking person in the United States.