Olympics

Phil Kessel moves in on Justin Faulk, right, during a Team USA practice at Bolshoy Arena on Feb. 10, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Team USA Should Handle Injury-Ravaged Slovakia In Olympic Opener

It will be crucial for the U.S. to get off to a flying start in their opening game against Slovakia, as the top four teams at the end of the preliminary round will automatically advance to the quarterfinals.

02/12/2014

Shani Davis after competing in the Men's 1000m speedskating event at the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 12, 2014. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

US Speedskater Shani Davis Finishes Off Podium In Another Olympic Letdown

There would be no third gold medal in the 1,000 meters. No medal of any color. It was a stunning defeat for one of the greatest speedskaters ever.

02/12/2014

An Olympic snowboarder competes under the Sochi sun. (Photo by Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images)

Olympic Visitors Go Sunbathing, Swimming In Warm Sochi

Forget the parkas and stocking hats. Sunscreen and shades are the must-have items at the Sochi “Winter” Games.

02/12/2014

Canada's Natalie Spooner (2nd L) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the Women's Ice Hockey Group A match between Canada and USA at the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 12, 2014 at the Shayba Arena. (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Canada Beats USA 3-2 In Olympic Women’s Hockey

Meghan Agosta scored twice and assisted on Hayley Wickenheiser’s goal to lead Canada to a 3-2 victory over the United States on Wednesday in a tense preview of the expected gold-medal match.

02/12/2014

A view inside the Bolshoy Ice Dome where the hockey will take place in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Park. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Schwartz: The NHL Should Pull The Plug On The Olympics

It’s only been a few days, but I miss the NHL. And I think if you canvas fans around the league, they would prefer to not have to wait three weeks to watch games on television or go to games in person.

02/12/2014

U.S. snowboarder Shaun White crashes out in the halfpipe final at the Sochi Olympics. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Shaun White Fails To Medal In Olympic Halfpipe Stunner

An Olympic shocker this was. How big? White, the best snowboarder of his era, didn’t even win a medal. He finished fourth.

02/11/2014

Bob Costas (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Worsening Eye Infection Forces Bob Costas Off Olympic Prime Time Tuesday

Bob Costas was hoping to pitch a complete game at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. But with an infection that has spread to his other eye, the veteran broadcaster is making a call to the bullpen.

02/11/2014

Austria's Hermann Maier competes during the men's Super-G on March 12, 2009. (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: The Top 3 Olympic Moments That I’ve Covered

As many sports fans have caught the Olympic spirit, I’ve been asked about my favorite Olympic moments, having covered six Olympic Games through the years. Here are my top three.

02/10/2014

Team USA bobsledders (L-R) Nick Cunningham, Justin Olsen, Dallas Robinson and Johnny Quinn pose together in the Olympic Park during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Unlucky U.S. Bobsledder Johnny Quinn Gets Stuck In Sochi Elevator

Quinn, who destroyed a malfunctioning bathroom door at the Olympics late last week, found himself trapped again on Monday. Seriously.

02/10/2014

A view inside the Bolshoy Ice Dome where the hockey will take place in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Park. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Olympic Work Stoppage Is A Good Thing For NHL Fans

I have no problem with the NHL shutting its doors every four years. No, I’m not talking about another labor dispute. It’s time for the Olympics!

02/10/2014

during the Women's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A Game on day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Shayba Arena on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

Americans Hold Off Finland 3-1 In Women’s Hockey

The puck bounced off Kelli Stack’s chest, and before it could flutter back to the ice she bunted it out of the air, past Finland goalie Noora Raty and into the net.

02/08/2014

A bathroom door at the Sochi games stood no chance against American bobsledder Johnny Quinn. (Credit: Johnny Quinn/@JohnnyQuinnUSA via Twitter)

U.S. Bobsledder Relies On Training To Break Down Barriers In Sochi…Literally

Locked in a bathroom inside the athlete’s village, U.S. Olympic bobsledder Johnny Quinn only knew one way to get out.

02/08/2014

General view taken on February 4, 2014 showing the Mountain Olympic Village at the Rosa Khutor Alpine center prior to the start of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games(Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Olympic Officials Dole Out 100,000 Condoms To Athletes

Amid security concerns, organizers of the Winter Olympics are doing what they can to ensure the world’s top athletes are safe — in the bedroom.

02/06/2014

Construction work at the Gorky Gorod 960 hotel is seen prior to the 2014 Winter Olympics at the Mountain Cluster on February 3, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

‘Pampered’ Media Members Facing Backlash For Tweeting Sochi Problems

Complaints have been flooding in — and going viral — as journalists get settled for the Winter Olympics. But just as quickly there’s backlash forming from people who say the grumbling is over the top.

02/06/2014

Picture of a road sign taken as a plane lands on February 4, 2014 in Sochi before the start of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. (Photo by Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images)

US Warns Of Explosives In Toothpaste Tubes Ahead Of Sochi Olympics

The threat was passed onto airlines that have direct flights to Russia, including some that originate in the United States, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

02/06/2014

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