US men’s team humiliated in Sochi – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeSOCHI, Russia — It took a generation but Finland’s hockey team finally got even for having to play the role of the no-name opponents in the Miracle on Ice…

Winter Olympics 2014 medal standings: Russia will lead USA entering final day … – SB Nation

Winter Olympics 2014 medal standings: Russia will lead USA entering final day …SB NationWinter Olympics 2014 medal standings: Russia will lead USA entering final day in Sochi. By Scott Coleman…

Finland shuts out lifeless US to win bronze medal – ESPN

ESPNSOCHI, Russia — Teemu Selanne scored two goals and Tuukka Rask had a 27-save shutout, helping Finland rout the United States 5-0 Saturday to win hockey bronze at the Sochi…

Canada beats US 1-0 to reach Olympic gold-medal hockey game – CBS News

CBS NewsCanada beats U.S. 1-0 to reach Olympic gold-medal hockey game. Shares … Ice Dome. The Canadians are on the brink of their third gold medal in four Olympics, and…

Linda Robertson: Miami’s Eddy Alvarez finds silver lining in 5000 short-track … – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comSOCHI, Russia — Eddy Alvarez had spent more time on his backside than his blades during the Winter Olympics. At the treacherous short-track speedskating oval, which often resembled a demolition…

Elise Christie ‘heartbroken’ after third disqualification at Winter Olympics – The Guardian

The GuardianBut despite her bitter disappointment, Team GB were still guaranteed to finish the Games having at least matched their best-ever medal haul of four: the men’s curling team were…

Winter Olympics “skating scandal” petition tops 1.7 million – CBS News

CBS NewsAdelina Sotnikova of Russia, right, Yuna Kim of South Korea, left, and Carolina Kostner of Italy (not seen) stand on the podium during the flower ceremony for the women’s…

US team wins silver in 5000 relay, ending medal drought for American … – CBS News

CBS News… United States, Jordan Malone of the United States and J.R. Celski of the United States celebrate their second place finish in the men’s 5000m short track speedskating relay…

Winter Olympics 2014: Kim Yu Na hints at retirement shock defeat to Russian … – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukKim Yu Na’s quest to become the first woman to retain her Olympic figure skating title since Katarina Witt over a quarter of a century ago ended in a surprise…

Winter Olympics 2014: NBC TV schedule, event listings for Friday (Feb. 21) in … – The Patriot-News

Winter Olympics 2014: NBC TV schedule, event listings for Friday (Feb. 21) in …The Patriot-NewsAs the top American male short track speed skater, J.R. Celski is in line to grab…

China Rules the Summer Olympics. Why Isn’t It Striking More Gold at Sochi? – TIME

China Rules the Summer Olympics. Why Isn’t It Striking More Gold at Sochi?TIMEBut a seasonal enthusiasm for winter sports — if you can call ice-chairing a sport — hasn’t yet…

U.S. Speedskating’s problems in Sochi illuminate organizational dysfunction – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee Journal SentinelSochi, Russia — Long-track speedskaters from the United States never skated better in the months leading up to the Winter Olympics than they did last fall. They won…

Winter Olympics: Canada scores two late goals then beats Team U.S. in … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsSOCHI, Russia — It was almost midnight by the Black Sea, and black was the perfect color for the occasion. The medal ceremony from hell was unfolding…

An Olympic rivalry: USA vs. Canada women’s ice hockey – CBS News

CBS NewsFormer NHL player and coach Kevin Dineen replaced him, but the Americans won four straight times heading into the Olympics. Then, in a rare round-robin matchup between the sports’…

After Sochi, what’s next for Winter Olympics? – Washington Post

Washington PostFILE – In this July 7, 2011 file photo, Alpensia resort, one of the venues for the 2018 Winter Olympics, is pictured in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The people of…

African and African American Athletes Break Color Barrier at Winter Olympics – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaThe big celebrities in Sochi are the Jamaican bobsled team, who returned to the Winter Olympics this week after a 12-year absence. Winston Watts, their team captain, talks…

Russia stuns with Olympic gold in women’s figure skating, US shut out – CBS News

CBS NewsRussia stuns with Olympic gold in women’s figure skating, U.S. shut out … When she won the free skate Thursday at the Sochi Games, she denied South Korea’s Yuna…

Sochi Winter Olympics: Pussy Riot release video after attack by Cossacks – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldPussy Riot have released the anti-Putin, anti-Olympics video clip they were in Sochi to film, featuring footage from their brutal beating by Cossacks on Wednesday. It came as…

US tops Czechs, will face Canada in Olympic hockey semis – CBS News

CBS NewsSOCHI, Russia — Dustin Brown banged in a go-ahead goal late in the first period and the United States went on to dominate the Czech Republic 5-2 Wednesday, earning…

USA’s offense explodes again in win against Czechs – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSOCHI, Russia – Questions about whether Team USA put enough scorers on its Olympic roster have been answered after the Americans moved into the semifinals with a 5-2 quarterfinal…

US women win silver, bronze in women’s bobsled – CBS News

CBS News… medaled at the Olympics. Meyers became the first American woman with two bobsled medals. And Williams – whose entire bobsled career spans about six months – is now…

Ted Ligety captures gold medal in giant slalom – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Ted Ligety had been working up to this moment since he became the best in the world at what he does seven years ago. Now,…

Great Britain v Canada, women’s curling semi-final – Sochi 2014 Winter … – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukGreat Britain has gone curling crazy and this morning Eve Muirhead and her all-Scottish rink, and later David Murdoch and the boys, have a chance to make Winter Olympics history…

Jorrit Bergsma knocks off Kramer in 10000 meters – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee Journal SentinelIn his fifth Olympics, De Jong won his fourth 10,000 medal with a time of 13:07.19. He’s now got two bronzes to go along with a gold and…

Russian Police Question Pussy Riot in Sochi – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaSOCHI, RUSSIA — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s carefully controlled Winter Olympics are now running into unexpected, unscripted moments from protesters. On Tuesday, sporting their colorful red, pink and…

The 2014 Winter Olympics: February 17, 2014 – A.V. Club Austin

The 2014 Winter Olympics: February 17, 2014A.V. Club AustinA week into the Olympics, things can start to seem stale. It’s no longer a novelty to turn on your television and…

Winter Olympics 2014 medal count: Standings after the Dutch dominate speed … – SB Nation

SB NationGermany leads the Olympics with eight gold medals, but it was all bronze on Tuesday, with Viktoria Rebensburg and Fabian Riessle each taking third in the giant slalom and…

Russia survives Norway, advances to face Finland – ESPN

ESPNBut this imperfect, top-heavy Russian team faces incalculable pressure in Sochi, with everyone from President Vladimir Putin on down eagerly anticipating a medal run in the nation’s first home Winter…

Seattle remains darling of potential NHL expansion – Yahoo Sports (blog)

Yahoo Sports (blog)SOCHI, Russia – Last week, NHL commissioner Bill Daly once again tantalized hockey fans in Seattle, calling it “intriguing marketplace from the league’s perspective” if and when the…

Ice dancing finale leaves hurt feelings in Sochi – CBS News

CBS News Tessa Virtue (2L) and Scott Moir (2R) of Canada wait for their score with their coaches Oleg Epstein (1L) and Marina Zoueva (1R) in the Figure Skating Ice Dance…

NHL’s Bettman Says 2018 Olympic Decision Could Come in 6 Months – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle(See OLY for Olympic coverage.) Feb. 18 (Bloomberg) — A decision on whether National Hockey League players will participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea,…

Mikaela Shiffrin finishes fifth in Olympic debut, behind giant slalom gold medalist … – Washington Post

Washington PostPhotos: View Photo Gallery: Men’s nordic combined, Women’s giant slalom, Men’s snowboard cross, and more. KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — When she stood in the starting gate for the second…

Tina Maze wins giant slalom; Mikaela Shiffrin fifth in debut – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Teen sensation Mikaela Shiffrin’s first Olympic race wasn’t remarkable but was totally respectable, as she finished fifth in the women’s giant slalom Tuesday that was…

Two members of Russian punk group Pussy Riot reportedly detained in Sochi – Fox News

Fox NewsA member of the punk group Pussy Riot said she and one her bandmates were detained Tuesday while walking in downtown Sochi, the host city of the Winter Olympics.…

From helper to winner, Alex Deibold nabs unlikely bronze – Washington Post

Washington PostThird-placed Alex Deibold of the U.S. poses with his national flag after the men’s Alex Deibold poses with an American flag after the men’s snowboard cross. (Dylan Martinez/Reuters). KRASNAYA…