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Russia forced into must-win hockey game at Winter Games

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Russia is having a tough time winning on the Olympic ice, and the Netherlands can't seem to lose.

February 16, 2014 | | Olympics


Winter Games action heats up

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - A pair of skiers from Switzerland collected gold medals at the Sochi Games on Friday, and a teenager from Japan overcame a pair of falls to become the first Asian man to win an Olympic title in men's figure skating.

February 15, 2014 | | Olympics


Crosby, Canada feeling confident

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Sidney Crosby is pretty sure Canada shook off all of its jet lag in its Olympic hockey opener.

February 13, 2014 | | Olympics


U.S. sweeps in ‘style’

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) - A newly minted American medalist was sharing his thoughts - something about making history - when a certain song ringing out from fans in the stands stopped him midstream.

February 13, 2014 | | Olympics


Figure skating great Plushenko hangs up skates

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - From wild cheers to stunned silence, the Sochi Olympics said goodbye Thursday to one of figure skating's all-time greats.

February 13, 2014 | | Olympics


‘Cowgirl’ lassos halfpipe gold

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) - It was one of those Olympic-style pauses. Two minutes. Three minutes. To the four women sitting on the bench at the bottom of the halfpipe, it felt even longer.

February 12, 2014 | | Olympics


Americans struggle early

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - What a stunning sight: Shani Davis gliding around the speedskating oval, head down in defeat, staring glumly at the ice.

February 12, 2014 | | Olympics


Sweden rolls, Swiss rally late

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Sweden scored early and often. Switzerland waited until the last minute.

February 12, 2014 | | Olympics


Downhill gold goes to two

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) - When Slovenia's Tina Maze and Switzerland's Dominique Gisin were both timed in 1 minute, 41.57 seconds in the women's downhill at the Sochi Olympics on Wednesday (American hopeful Julia Mancuso was eighth) each was awarded a gold medal.

February 12, 2014 | | Olympics


Off night for White in halfpipe

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) - Maybe it was all too much. Or maybe just one of those bad nights. That debate will last a long time.

February 11, 2014 | | Olympics


More medals for Norway

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - The most decorated country in Winter Olympic history earned four more medals Tuesday, and the most famous snowboarder in the world had his hopes for a third straight gold in the halfpipe dashed.

February 11, 2014 | | Olympics


White ‘antsy’ before chasing history

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) - Shaun White says he's antsy about his upcoming chance to make history on the halfpipe and, in a shoutout to his fans, thanks them for supporting his decisions.

February 10, 2014 | | Olympics


Hoefl-Riesch wins 2nd gold in super-combined

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Different American, same result for Maria Hoefl-Riesch - another Olympic gold in the super-combined.

February 10, 2014 | | Olympics


Russia wins team figure skating

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - A master showman and four-time Olympic medalist, Evgeni Plushenko knows brilliance on the ice.

February 09, 2014 | | Olympics


Thursday’s highlights Pre-opening events

Competition at the Sochi Olympics started even before Friday's formal opening ceremony because 12 men's and women's medal events have been added since the Vancouver Games four years ago. About 6,000 athletes and team members, a record for the Winter Olympics, will come for 98 medal events.

February 06, 2014 | | Olympics


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Djokovic wins debut in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Novak Djokovic opened the defense of his Dubai Championships title with a straight sets victory over Denis Istomin, while second-seeded Juan Martin del Potro had to retire from his first-round match on Tuesday.

February 25, 2014 | | Olympics


The host’s real Olympic challenge

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - By the busload, the world's athletes and visitors rolled toward Sochi's airport and took off for home Monday, fresh from a Winter Games experience that many Russians pronounced a smashing success and that the Olympic movement's chief enthusiastically labeled a victory for the region and the host nation. "Yes! We did it!" one Olympic volunteer exulted as she darted into the night.

February 24, 2014 | | Olympics


Legacy of past Winter and Summer Games

LONDON (AP) - For athletes and spectators at Sochi, it's time to pack up. But for the host cities, the real challenge begins with the end of the Olympics. How do they continue to use the expensive stadiums after the party's over? What happens to the athletes' villages? What is the legacy of the games? Here's a look at what some past Summer and Winter Games sites around the world look like post-Olympics.

February 24, 2014 | | Olympics


Canada beats Sweden 3-0 for hockey gold

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Sidney Crosby skated in alone on Henrik Lundqvist, faking Sweden's goalie to the ice with a textbook-quality deke and sliding a perfect backhand into the net.

February 23, 2014 | | Olympics


Costly & successful Sochi Olympics end

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Flushed with pride after its athletes' spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated Sunday night with a visually stunning finale that handed off a smooth but politically charged Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang in South Korea.

February 23, 2014 | | Olympics


Canadians deny U.S. in rematch

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - For the rematch, Canada skipped the overtime and shelved the theatrics.

February 22, 2014 | | Olympics


US looks to return to podiums in figure skating

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - The Olympic men's figure skating gold medalist is 19 years old. The women's champion is 17.

February 21, 2014 | | Olympics


Canada comes back to beat US

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 stopping in front of the crease.

February 21, 2014 | | Olympics


Several medal winners celebrate historic firsts

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - It was a day of firsts.

February 21, 2014 | | Olympics


US-Canada rivalry resumes today

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - For hockey fans, it should be a fantastic Friday.

February 21, 2014 | | Olympics


Love birds Wild, Zavarzina soar to medal stand

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) - Vic loves Alena. Alena loves Vic.

February 20, 2014 | | Olympics


Kim eyeing second straight gold

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Anxiety and energy. Conviction and courage.

February 20, 2014 | | Olympics


Bode Miller out with sore knee

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) - Bode Miller's Sochi Olympics are over, one race earlier than he had hoped.

February 20, 2014 | | Olympics


Rough day for Russians

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - A Russian hockey team with immense expectations lost its shot at an Olympic title Wednesday at a Winter Games tempered by violence both in the host city and in nearby Ukraine.

February 19, 2014 | | Olympics


5 players score in U.S. rout

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Phil Kessel is the first American in more than a decade to score a hat trick in an Olympic hockey tournament.

February 19, 2014 | | Olympics


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