2014 Winter Olympics

Canada forward Benn Jamie, center, celebrates his goal against the USA with teammates Jay Bouwmeester, left, and Corey Perry, right, during the second period of the men's semifinal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Canada beats US 1-0 to reach gold-medal game

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Jamie Benn scored in the second period, Carey Price made 31 saves, and Canada beat the United States 1-0 Friday night in the semifinals of the Olympic men’s hockey tournament. Canada […]

02/21/2014

Adelina Sotnikova of Russia, centre, Yuna Kim of South Korea, left, and Carolina Kostner of Italy attend a news conference following the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Sotnikova placed first, followed by Kim and Kostner. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Judging talk overshadows figure skating again

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Leave it to figure skating and judging, where winning can be obscured by whining. Any sport without a finish line or clock or some definitive standard is subject to skepticism about […]

02/21/2014

United States' Mikaela Shiffrin leaves after finishing the first run of the women's slalom at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.(AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

US teen Mikaela Shiffrin wins Olympic slalom gold

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin made Alpine skiing history Friday as the youngest ever winner of an Olympic slalom gold medal after making an astonishing recovery midway through her second run. The 18-year-old […]

02/21/2014

United States' Mikaela Shiffrin skis past a gate during the women's slalom at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

US teen Shiffrin leads 1st run of Olympic slalom

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin took the lead in the first leg of the Olympic slalom on Friday while fighting the effects of a cold. Shiffrin handled the mix of soft […]

02/21/2014

Yuna Kim of South Korea wipes her face as she attends a news conference following the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

South Koreans feel Kim is still golden at Olympics

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Koreans still love Yuna Kim. The judges, however, are another matter. Kim, known as the “Queen” in South Korea, finished with the figure skating silver medal at the Sochi […]

02/21/2014

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Sochi Olympics and men’s hockey

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, are a few days away from wrapping up — but not before one of the biggest games in American hockey history gets underway. The US Men’s hockey team […]

02/21/2014

In this Feb. 19, 2014, photo Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper, right, shakes hands with President Barack Obama during the North American Leaders Summit in Toluca, Mexico. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick )

Olympic hockey outcome so far: Harper 1, Obama 0

WASHINGTON (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is ready for the icy cold one President Barack Obama promised him. With their countries facing off in a pair of Olympic hockey games this week, more […]

02/20/2014

Anne Schleper of the United States (15) and Michelle Picard (23) react after the women's gold medal ice hockey game against Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Canada women beat US 3-2 in OT for Olympic gold

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The puck skittered the length of the ice on its way toward the empty Canadian net before clanging off the post and coming to rest in front of the crease. It […]

02/20/2014

A photo from the “Pick Them Back Up ad.” It'’s a part of theThank You Mom” campaign, showing moms supporting young athletes when they fall down. (AP Photo/Procter & Gamble)

Going for gold: Olympic ad winners and losers

NEW YORK (AP) — The pressure to win during the 2014 Sochi Olympics is nearly as intense for marketers as it is for the athletes themselves. Just like there are medals handed out during the […]

02/20/2014

Maddie Bowman of the United States gets air during women's ski halfpipe qualifying at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Bowman of US claims gold in women’s ski halfpipe

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — This one was for Sarah. Braid spinning in the chilly mountain air, Maddie Bowman of the U.S. soared to the first-ever gold in women’s Olympic halfpipe skiing, edging Marie Martinod […]

02/20/2014

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