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Feb 21, 2014

Ovechkin's father has heart attack

The father of Russian star Alex Ovechkin suffered a heart attack in Sochi while his son took part in the Olympic men’s hockey tournament, the Washington Capitals said. Ovechkin, who is the face of Russian hockey, did not join the other NHL stars on ...

Feb 21, 2014

Obama loses beer bet to Harper

President Barack Obama owes Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper a case of beer, after the Canada women’s ice hockey team’s comeback victory in the gold-medal game against the United States in Sochi on Thursday. But Obama has a chance to get his own back ...

Feb 21, 2014

Japan speedskaters eye team medal

Having won silver in the women’s team pursuit four years ago, Japan’s speedskaters will look to match or better that when the event kicks off on Friday. The Japan team of Maki Tabata, who was among the silver skaters in Vancouver, Nana Takagi, Ayaka ...

Norway takes Nordic team gold; Japan fifth

Feb 21, 2014

Norway takes Nordic team gold; Japan fifth

After failing to win a medal at the Vancouver Olympics, the country that spawned Nordic combined more than 125 years ago made quite a comeback at the Sochi Games. Norway won its second gold medal in three days after taking Thursday’s large hill team ...

Chapuis leads way as French sweep skicross podium

Feb 21, 2014

Chapuis leads way as French sweep skicross podium

Just shy of an elegant and historic finish in a sport where both are in short supply, France’s Jonathan Midol provided a comic reminder Thursday that in skicross, order comes from chaos, not the other way around. Seconds after countrymen Jean Frederic Chapuis and ...

Canada caps perfect run with title

Feb 21, 2014

Canada caps perfect run with title

Her gold medal-clinching rock wasn’t even halfway to the house when Canada skip Jennifer Jones put her hands to her face, soaked in the moment, then jumped up with her broom hoisted in the air. Jones didn’t need to see the end result. After ...

Skier out of Olympics, citing violence in Ukraine

Feb 21, 2014

Skier out of Olympics, citing violence in Ukraine

A Ukrainian skier has withdrawn from the Olympics in response to the deaths of antigovernment protesters in her country. “I don’t want to participate when in my country people die,” Bogdana Matsotska told The Associated Press on Thursday. The 24-year-old skier is refusing to ...

Onozuka captures bronze in ski halfpipe

Feb 21, 2014

Onozuka captures bronze in ski halfpipe

Ayana Onozuka gave up speed on a downhill course for spins in a halfpipe. Her reward? An Olympic bronze medal. Onozuka turned in a high-flying run in the halfpipe Thursday night to finish behind gold medalist Maddie Bowman of the United States and silver ...