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Sochi Roundup: Meryl Davis and Charlie White win gold, U.S. women's hockey set for gold medal showdown with Canada

Davis, White of US win Olympic ice dance gold
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Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States acknowledge the crowd after completing their routine in the ice dance free dance figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

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Meryl Davis and Charlie White won the United States' first-ever gold medal in ice dance with a combined score of 195.52. Davis and White, both natives of Royal Oak, Mich., managed to outlast their training partners, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada, who finished at 190.99. Davis and White set a world record with their 116.63 score in the free dance. That, combined with their world-record short program score of 78.89 on Sunday, clinched the gold.

The USA women's hockey team turned in a dominating 6-1 semifinal victory over Sweden Monday, in which the team posted an absurd 70 shots compared with just nine for the Swedish team. The Americans jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period behind goals from Alex Carpenter, Kacey Bellamy and Brianna Decker. Monique Lamoureux, Megan Bozek and Decker added the final three goals to clinch a lopsided victory.

[Photos: Tanith Belbin — Charlie White's secret girlfriend]

The U.S. will face off with archrival Canada in the gold medal game after the Canadians outlasted Switzerland 3-1, but Swiss goalie Florence Schelling didn't make it easy. The Swiss goaltender turned away 45 shots, but two goals from Natalie Spooner and a third goal from Melodie Daoust were enough for the Canadians to clinch the chance for a fourth straight gold medal. 

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The U.S. picked up its first medal in two-man bobsled since 1952 when Steven Holcomb, who was plagued by a strained left calf, and partner Steven Langton ended a 62-year medal-less drought in the event with a bronze medal. Holcomb suffered the injury on the second step of his second heat on Sunday, and there was doubt whether he would be able to compete at all. Holcomb managed to fight through the pain, and the Americans won the bronze by a margin of just 0.03 seconds.

For the second straight day, thick fog caused delays and postponements for many events. Both a biathlon event and a snowboard event were postponed until Tuesday as the fog rolled in over the mountains in Krasnaya Polyana Sunday night and lingered through Monday morning. 

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 "I've known Christin a long time, and she's a sweetheart of a person. I know she didn't mean to push. I don't think she really anticipated what my reaction was gonna be, and I think by the time she sort of realized it, I think it was too late. I don't blame her at all. I feel terrible that she's taking the heat for that, because really it was just a heat-of-the-moment kind of circumstance, and I don't think there was any harm intended."

— Bode Miller on NBC's Christin Cooper's postrun interview that brought him to tears after he won the bronze medal. Miller's younger brother passed away last year. 

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Denis Osipau of Belarus competes in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Aerials Qualification on day ten of the 2014 Winter …

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Women's giant slalom (4:00 a.m. ET) — The United States has a chance to pick up another medal or two with Julia Mancuso and 18-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin in the field. Mancuso won the gold in giant slalom in 2006 and is hoping to pick up her fifth Olympic medal and second in Sochi.

[Photos: Olympic rings around Sochi]

The Dutch have absolutely dominated the speedskating events in Sochi thus far, including winning nine of the 12 possible men's medals. Sven Kramer is a favorite while Jorrit Bergsma and Bob de Jong could help the Dutch pull off another podium sweep. Emery Lehman and Patrick Meek will compete for America.

Freestyle skiing halfpipe (12:30 p.m. ET) — This event will debut at the Olympics Tuesday, and the Americans in the field have a great shot to medal. David Wise, Torin Yater-Wallace, Lyman Currier and Aaron Blunck all will look to add to the United States' medal total. 

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