Winter Olympics

  • Hanyu determined to build on success of Sochi

    Yuzuru Hanyu has barely had time to dwell on the Olympic and world titles he won in the first quarter of 2014, yet he's already thinking about how to improve for next season. Hanyu became the first Japanese man to claim Olympic gold in figure skating when he won at Sochi in February, making him…

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  • NHL suspends Matt Cooke for 7 games: Why did Wild forward return to outlaw ways?

    The NHL's 7-game suspension of repeat offender Matt Cooke is harsher than it appears, but the bigger question is why the Wild forward crossed the line – again – after seemingly changing his ways.

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    Thu, Apr 24
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    Colorado at Minnesota
    Preview Game
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  • No promises, no pressure as Phelps plunges back in

    Mesa (United States) (AFP) - Michael Phelps plunges back into competitive swimming on Thursday, unsure if his comeback will yield more Olympic glory but confident it won't diminish his past achievements. "I know if I really want to compete at a high level, I have to be ready by this summer," said…

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  • Phelps eager to plunge back in

    Mesa (United States) (AFP) - Michael Phelps returns to competition on Thursday for the first time since 2012, and the swimming superstar doesn't know just what to expect or where his comeback will take him. "I am looking forward to wherever this road takes me, and I guess the journey will start…

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  • NBC: Olympics show wide second-screen use

    Slightly more than half of the people who watched the Sochi Olympics on NBC also used a computer, tablet or smartphone to get information about the games while the TV was on, the network said Wednesday. NBC closely studies how Americans follow the action partly because the Olympics are a huge…

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  • Another gut-check for the Blues, another determined defending champion standing in the way of the Stanley Cup

    The St. Louis Blues have been down this road before, with an early series lead on a defending Stanley Cup champion. This time, the Blues believe they're ready to knock off the Chicago Blackhawks and take a run at the Cup themselves.

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  • Apolo Ohno training to compete at Ironman

    Apolo Ohno is used to riding a bike in training. Back in his speedskating days, he might pedal all-out for 30 seconds then let his legs recover for a bit before repeating the interval. The most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian in history is taking on a new athletic challenge: an Ironman triathlon.

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  • Skier Miller, son's mom make custody pact, for now

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Olympic skier Bode (BOH'-dee) Miller and former Marine Sara McKenna have reached a temporary truce in their custody fight over their 14-month-old son.

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  • Bad blood: Emotions at boiling point as Blackhawks, Blues armor up for Game 3

    2014 NHL playoffs: Brent Seabrook's reckless hit on David Backes added another level of hatred to the first-round series between the defending Stanley Cup-champion Chicago Blackhawks and the St. Louis Blues – and whichever team keeps it cool will likely be the one to advance to Round 2.

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  • Wolves 5, IceHogs 3

    ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Both teams came out firing Friday night as the Chicago Wolves claimed a hard-fought 5-3 victory over the Rockford IceHogs at the BMO Harris Bank Center.

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  • Blackhawks have been here before: Chicago confident despite Game 1 loss

    Losing a triple-OT game in the playoffs isn't fun, but the Blackhawks know they can overcome it.

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  • Guelph, Erie benefit from blockbusters but only one can win Western final

    Erie's Brendan Gaunce and Guelph's Kerby Rychel both hope their trade is the one that pays dividends for their new teams.

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  • Rio workers end strike but issue pay talks warning

    By Rodrigo De Miguel and Pedro Fonseca RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Workers at the main venue for the 2016 Olympics ended a two-week strike on Thursday but a full return to work will only come next week and they will strike again if pay talks prove fruitless, union officials said. The first of…

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  • Rio Mayor says no sports 'mausoleum' like Beijing

    Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes is viewed as the key person to speed up the city's delayed Olympics Games preparations. He has been the point man when all three levels of Brazilian government have debated expenditures for the 2016 Games. In trying to reassure Brazilian voters that the country…

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  • Two-week strike ends at 2016 Rio Olympic venues

    Over 2,000 construction workers returned to their jobs at the Olympic Park on Thursday, ending a two-week strike that further slowed the trouble-plagued 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Rio Mais, the consortium building venues at the main Olympic cluster located 25 kilometers (15 miles) west of…

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  • The Stanley Cup is in the details for devoted Blues goalie Ryan Miller

    The St. Louis Blues obtained star goalie Ryan Miller from the Buffalo Sabres at the NHL trade deadline, in the hopes that he can lead them to the franchise's first Stanley Cup. Miller, who's a free agent this summer, is leaving nothing to chance as he tirelessly prepares for first-round series…

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  • Krakow's deputy mayor to lead Winter Games bid

    Krakow's deputy mayor was chosen Thursday to lead the Polish city's candidacy for the 2022 Winter Olympics following the resignation of the previous bid chief. Magdalena Sroka succeeds Jagna Marczulajtis-Walczak, a former Olympic snowboarder who resigned Saturday following media allegations that…

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  • Ukraine 2022 Olympic bid on hold but still alive

    With the crisis in Ukraine escalating by the day, the prospect of the Winter Olympics going to the former Soviet republic seems hard to imagine. Yet, the western Ukrainian city of Lviv hasn't given up on its bid for the 2022 Games. Lviv remains among the five contenders in what is turning into a…

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  • Brazil unveils $10 billion infrastructure budget for Rio Olympics

    By Pedro Fonseca RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian authorities unveiled an infrastructure budget of 24.1 billion reais ($10.76 billion) for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 25 percent more than planned, as they try to reassure the world they can deliver facilities on time. The budget covers 27…

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  • Wolves 4, Wild 3 (SO)

    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Michael Davies opened scoring 50 seconds into Wednesday night's game between the Chicago Wolves and Iowa Wild and the action did not slow down after that as the teams exchanged goals, leads, and hits in Chicago's 4-3 shootout win at Wells Fargo Arena.

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