SOCHI OLYMPICS 2014
SOCHI, Russia — This wasn’t one of Jonathan Toews’ ordinary goal celebrations — a stoic look and a mild, cool and confident fist shake. No, this was one of those howling, one-knee, ferocious fist-pump jobs. It was the kind of reaction Toews only busts out …Read More
Left with little choice after the withdrawal of three contenders, the International Olympic Committee retained the three remaining cities Monday in the troubled race for the 2022 Winter Games. Almaty, Kazakhstan; Beijing, and Oslo made the list of finalists, as had been expected.
Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Games at a meet in Mesa, Ariz., on April 24-26.
Russia ice hockey coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov is leaving his job after the home team’s disappointing quarterfinals exit at the Sochi Olympics.
MORRISSEY: The people were gracious. Language was a challenge but not an impediment. I never had to wait more than five minutes for a bus. Trains were on time. Sochi was far from the nightmare it had been scared up to be.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Teemu Selanne scored two goals and Tuukka Rask had a 27-save shutout, helping Finland rout the United States 5-0 Saturday to win hockey bronze at the Sochi Games. Selanne, a 43-year-old, six-time Olympian, and Jussi Jokinen scored 11 seconds apart early …Read More
SOCHI, Russia — After the missed breakaway in overtime against Russia, and the lost handle on his first penalty shot on Saturday, this was no-nonsense Patrick Kane. No dekes, no fancy footwork, no deception. Given a second penalty shot in the second period, Kane walked …Read More
RICK MORRISSEY: This was a fast, methodical demise, if there is such a thing, and as the game wore on, it became apparent that there was no way out for Team USA.
MARK LAZERUS: Patrick Kane stood there, his head sagging just a bit, trying to make sense of what had just happened — how his high-flying team had just been completely shut down, how his dream of winning a gold medal had just been dashed, again, by his nearest rivals and a few of his closest friends.
SOCHI, Russia — What amazes Zach Parise most about his American teammates at the Olympics isn’t how they’re scoring at will in a tournament marked by defensive dogfights. It’s not how Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk have dominated on the bigger ice. In fact, …