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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

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

United States forward T.J. Oshie (74)  congratulates United States goalie Jonathan Quick (37) after defeating Russia 3-2 in a shootout in a men's ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

US-Canada hockey rivalry hits Olympic semifinals

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The U.S.-Canada hockey rivalry starts from childhood, particularly for players who grow up near the border. Although they’re often pals and teammates in the NHL, their friendships evaporate if they’re ever […]

02/20/2014

USA goaltender Jonathan Quick greets forward T.J. Oshie after Oshie scored the winning goal against Russia in a shootout during overtime of a men's ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip )

Oshie in Sochi becomes an overnight sensation

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — His cover is blown. T.J. Oshie, the mild-mannered forward who morphed into Superman and single-handedly outscored Russia in a shootout for the ages, won’t sneak up on anyone again soon, let […]

02/18/2014

FILE- In this Feb. 13, 2013, file photo, Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson (65) limps off the ice as a team trainer arrives to help him after Karlsson injured his Achilles tendon during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Hockey players going high-tech with their socks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Some members of the U.S. hockey team heading to the Sochi Games this weekend will be carrying some high-tech gear with them that will be kept under wraps. Socks. Very high-tech, […]

02/04/2014

New youth football helmets.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

More study urged on concussions in young athletes

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s not just a risk in football. No one knows how often the youngest athletes suffer concussions, and it’s not clear whether better headgear is going to be the answer. A new […]

10/30/2013

Bret Lewis

How to love hockey and soccer

OK. Truth be told, I am not a hockey or a soccer fan. And believe me, if you don’t like a sport that someone else loves, they take it personally. They believe we in the […]

05/29/2013

Bret Lewis

Learning to love hockey

OK. People that love hockey… REALLY LOVE HOCKEY! And can’t for the life of them understand why everyone else doesn’t. Yet surveys of favorite sports show about 2% of people say hockey is their favorite […]

05/09/2013

Bret Lewis

Getting up too high for the game

It seems the Estonian National Hockey team had a poor showing at a regional tournament in Ukraine. They lost all five of their games, in part because they seemed to be having victory celebrations before […]

05/02/2013

Bret Lewis

Incoming

A high school hockey player was celebrating a winning goal in the Missouri state tournament when he got carried away and threw his stick into the crowd. As one local sportswriter put it:  “I’m just […]

03/26/2013

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