/ 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 a ...

/ 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 and ...

Finland ends Russia's hockey dream

/ / Feb 20, 2014

Finland ends Russia's hockey dream

The Russians dutifully shook the Finns’ hands and then skated to the center of a rink built to showcase their return to Olympic hockey dominance. When they raised their sticks in a mournful salute, they got more whistles than cheers from their devastated fans.Alex ...

/ / Feb 18, 2014

Putin tips Russia for hockey glory

President Vladimir Putin on Monday marked the Russian ice hockey team as favorite to win the Olympics, saying it was the best team in the tournament.The Russian press has expressed concern about the team — packed with NHL stars like Alex Ovechkin — after ...

/ / Feb 17, 2014

Japanese women still winless on ice

Japan’s women’s hockey team had salt thrown in the wound Sunday as it was handed yet another defeat at the hands of Russia, although the team put up a brave fight in the classifications for fifth to eighth place at the Sochi Games.Dropping to ...