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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.

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Posted: feb. 25, 2014 9:15 p.m. | | Djokovic wins debut in Dubai Comments 0 Comments

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.

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Posted: feb. 24, 2014 7:25 p.m. | | The host’s real Olympic challenge Comments 0 Comments

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.

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Posted: feb. 24, 2014 7:21 p.m. | | Legacy of past Winter and Summer Games Comments 0 Comments

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.

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Posted: feb. 23, 2014 8:24 p.m. | | Canada beats   Sweden 3-0   for hockey gold  Comments 0 Comments

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.

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Posted: feb. 23, 2014 8:23 p.m. | | Costly & successful   Sochi Olympics end  Comments 0 Comments

Canadians deny U.S. in rematch

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

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Posted: feb. 22, 2014 1:01 a.m. | | Canadians  deny U.S.  in rematch Comments 0 Comments

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.

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Posted: feb. 21, 2014 10:53 p.m. | | US looks to return to podiums in figure skating Comments 0 Comments

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.

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Posted: feb. 21, 2014 12:11 a.m. | | Canada comes back to beat US Comments 0 Comments

Several medal winners celebrate historic firsts

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

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Posted: feb. 21, 2014 12:10 a.m. | | Several medal winners celebrate historic firsts Comments 0 Comments

US-Canada rivalry resumes today

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

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Posted: feb. 21, 2014 12:09 a.m. | | US-Canada rivalry resumes today Comments 0 Comments

Love birds Wild, Zavarzina soar to medal stand

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

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Posted: feb. 20, 2014 12:12 a.m. | | Love birds Wild,  Zavarzina soar  to medal stand Comments 0 Comments

Kim eyeing second straight gold

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

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Posted: feb. 20, 2014 12:12 a.m. | | Kim eyeing second straight gold Comments 0 Comments

Bode Miller out with sore knee

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

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Posted: feb. 20, 2014 12:11 a.m. | | Bode Miller out with sore knee  Comments 0 Comments

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.

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Posted: feb. 20, 2014 12:11 a.m. | | Rough day for Russians Comments 0 Comments

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.

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Posted: feb. 19, 2014 11:19 p.m. | | 5 players score in U.S. rout Comments 0 Comments

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