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U.S. Olympic Speedskaters Look To Change Suits From New Under Armour Version

Under Armour’s flashy new speedskating suits are more like over-armor. The Mach 39? If they mean 39 miles per hour in a sport that’s going 100, sure. Defense contractor Lockheed Martin might have helped develop Under Armour, but it looks like Olympic athletes need a company that specializes in offense. All jokes aside, the U.S. Olympic speedskating team is in a bit of a panic...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 Questions Red Sox Face Going Into 2014 Spring Training (Photos)

Fort Myers already is littered with Boston Red Sox players. Pitchers and catchers aren’t scheduled to report to camp until Saturday, and position players aren’t scheduled to report until Tuesday, Feb. 18. Yet Red Sox spring training is in full swing for several members of the team, and Boston is faced with some interesting questions as baseball gets underway. The Red Sox lost...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Sweden Hockey’s Henrik Zetterberg Out For Rest Of Sochi Olympics

SOCHI, Russia — Sweden captain Henrik Zetterberg will miss the rest of the Olympic hockey tournament because of a herniated disk. Zetterberg scored a goal in the Swedes’ opening victory over the Czech Republic on Wednesday but sat out of Thursday’s practice because of his back injury. “It is so painful for him that he can’t be in it anymore,” team doctor Bjorn Waldeback...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Outfield Outlook: Jacoby Ellsbury’s Exit Creates Questions

The Boston Red Sox’s outfield was dealt a serious blow this offseason when Jacoby Ellsbury signed with the New York Yankees. Overcoming Ellsbury’s loss in 2014 won’t be easy. Ellsbury was the most dynamic player in the Red Sox’s strong 2013 outfield. His departure leaves the Red Sox with several questions, even though Boston looks well-equipped to weather the storm. Jackie...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Vice President Joe Biden Congratulates Syracuse’s Tyler Ennis On Winning Shot (Photo)

Syracuse guard Tyler Ennis helped his team maintain its undefeated record with a game-winning shot against Pittsburgh on Wednesday night, and Joe Biden took notice. The Vice President, who earned his J.D. degree from Syracuse’s College of Law in 1968, called Ennis to congratulate him on his buzzer-beating shot. Biden’s office even tweeted photographic proof of him phoning the...
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Actual Monetary Worth Of Olympic Gold Medal Is Shockingly Low

An Olympian views a gold medal as the ultimate, most valuable prize, but certainly not for its monetary value. The gold medal is actually worth about $548, USA Today reports. Why is its value so low? Because the award only contains about 1% of pure gold. The gold medal weighs approximately 531 grams, of which 6 grams are gold. The other 525 grams are silver. Of course, Olympians...
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Jeff Gordon Hints At Retirement If He Wins Fifth Championship

At NASCAR Media Day in Daytona Beach on Thursday, Jeff Gordon addressed the possibility of retirement should he win his fifth championship title in 2014. “I mean, if I win the championship this year, I’ve put in, you know, 20 plus great years,” Gordon said. “I do this now because I love it, because I like being competitive, and because I want another championship.” Gordon...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Winter Olympics Schedule: Full Listing Of Events For Feb. 14

The first full week of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi is almost over, and we’re getting closer to gold medals being awarded in several events. Some of the most exciting action from Friday’s schedule will take place at the Bolshoy Ice Dome, where Canada heads back to the ice for a matchup against Austria. The Canadians defeated Norway 3-1 on Wednesday to open their gold medal...
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U.S. LGBT Delegate Caitlin Cahow Calls Russians ‘Wonderful’

Sent to Sochi as part of Barack Obama’s U.S. Olympic delegation, New England native Caitlin Cahow praised the Russians for their friendliness and said she did not feel they discriminated against her as a homosexual. “Everyone was wonderful,” Cahow said. “The Olympics are humbling every time you go . . . because you realize you’re part of a global event.” Cahow said that...
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Russian Curler Andrey Drozdov Slips On Ice, Falls On His Face (GIF)

Russia was in a tightly contested curling match against Switzerland at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi on Thursday when Andrey Drozdov slipped on the ice and faceplanted. The Russian curler was trying to help his team as its yellow stone was approaching the target area, but as he attempted to smooth the ice with his broom, he lost his balance and took a tumble. Fortunately for...
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SI Swimsuit Cover: Chrissy Teigen, Lily Aldridge, Nina Agdal (Photo)

This year is the 50th anniversary of Sports Illustrated’s famous swimsuit issue, and to celebrate the occasion, three beautiful models will grace the cover. Photographed on the cover from left to right are Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen. Aldridge’s appearance on the cover is the first for a rookie in 16 years. “We really, honestly liked each other,” Teigen told...
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Amazing Washington High School Buzzer Beater Sends Game To Overtime (Video)

Evergreen High School defeated Camas High School in Wednesday night’s Washington state playoff game, largely because of an incredible circus shot in the final two seconds of regulation. Camas led 63-61 until Evergreen’s 6-foot-7-inch Robert Franks caught a three-quarters-court pass, then threw the ball behind his head to make an unbelievable shot just as the buzzer sounded. The...
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U.S. Figure Skater Jeremy Abbott Falls Hard But Finishes At Olympics (Photo)

Four-time U.S. figure skating champion Jeremy Abbott fell so hard Thursday night in Sochi that the music stopped, but after taking a few seconds to collect himself, he resumed and finished his short program routine at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Abbott faltered after attempting a quadruple toe loop, which caused him to flip onto the ice and launch into the boards. He appeared to clutch...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL doctors hide Olympic injuries from Russians by using code

Keeping injury information from opponents is an important part of winning in the NHL. If opponents know exactly where a player is injured, they may target that area and prevent him from being a factor in the outcome of a game, series or an entire tournament. At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, NHL doctors are using special phones and secret codes to communicate with team officials...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Tuukka Rask, Finnish Hockey Team Ride Bikes To First Olympic Game (Photos)

Hockey players have a lot of different exercises they use to warm up and get ready for an intense 60-minute game. The Boston Bruins, and several other teams, kick around a soccer ball to bond and work up a sweat. At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, the Finnish men’s hockey team traveled to the Bolshoy Ice Dome for its first preliminary round game against Austria with a team bike...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Legend Luis Tiant To Join ‘Charlie Moore Outdoors’ (Video)

Get ready for spring training this weekend with an all-new episode of “Charlie Moore Outdoors.” Red Sox legend Luis Tiant will hang out with the Mad Fisherman in a new episode that debuts Sunday at 8 p.m., immediately following “Red Sox LIVE” from Fort Myers. Check out a preview of Tiant’s and Moore’s adventures in the video above.Filed under: Boston Red Sox, Charlie...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Winter Olympics: Alex Ovechkin Shines In Russia’s Victory Over Slovenia

Alexander Ovechkin is under the most pressure of any athlete at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. If Russia wins the gold medal in men’s hockey, these Olympic Games will be an enormous success for the host nation. A failure to win this event would be a gigantic disappointment for a country that hasn’t tasted Olympic glory for more than two decades. To accomplish this goal, Ovechkin...
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USA To Face Mexico On April 2 In World Cup Tune-Up

CHICAGO — The U.S. soccer team will host Mexico in an exhibition game April 2 at Glendale, Ariz., as both nations prepare for the World Cup. The game, announced Thursday, is not on an official FIFA fixture date. That means Europe-based players are not likely to be available for the match. Preparing for their seventh straight World Cup appearance, the Americans opened their 2014...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Winter Olympics Hockey Recap: United States, Russia Dominate In Sochi Debuts

The excitement at the Bolshoy Ice Dome and Shayba Arena picked up Thursday when Canada, Russia, the United States and Finland began their journey toward a gold medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. After a first-period scare in which Finland trailed 1-0 and 2-1, its offense exploded with six goals in the final 41 minutes to secure an 8-4 victory against Austria in a game that...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Disco Ball Pieces Fall Onto Court, Almost Hit Stephen Curry (Video)

It only seemed like LeBron James brought down the house with his buzzer-beating game-winner against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday. In fact, the house started coming down much earlier. Well before James’ 3-pointer over Andre Iguodala gave the Miami Heat a 111-110 victory, things literally started falling apart at Oracle Arena. A disco ball hanging from the ceiling — because...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter’s ‘Dating Diamond’ Recaps Captain’s Illustrious Off-Field History (Photo)

Derek Jeter’s off-the-field escapades are almost as well-documented as his on-field achievements. In other words, The Captain has a rather sizable dating record. Jeter has dated actresses (Jessica Biel, Minka Kelly), models (Hannah Davis, Tyra Banks), musicians (Mariah Carey), you name it. The New York Yankees shortstop has enough famous exes to fill all nine positions on a baseball...
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NCAA Football Trying To Slow Down Hurry-Up Offenses With New Rule

The NCAA football rules committee is trying to make college football safer by giving defenses more rest. The committee proposed a new rule that would slow down hurry-up offenses by allowing the defense to substitute players within the first 10 seconds of the 40-second play clock, according to ESPN.com. Offenses would receive a five-yard delay of game penalty if they snapped the football...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Evgeni Plushenko, Legendary Figure Skater, Abruptly Withdraws From Olympics

Thursday was the end of the road for Russian figure skating legend Evgeni Plushenko. Plushenko, the 2006 Olympic gold medalist, surprisingly withdrew from the men’s event at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, choosing instead to spend his ice time waving to fans. The 31-year-old — ancient in the world of figure skating — came out of retirement for these Olympics in his home country and...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger Still Holds Chip On His Shoulder Over Draft Snub

BOSTON — If basketball somehow doesn’t pan out for Jared Sullinger, he could have a nice career as a campaign manager in his future. Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk will head to New Orleans together for the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge, which is really just a complicated corporate way of saying “rookie-sophomore game,” on Friday. They are the only set of teammates in the...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox React To Derek Jeter’s Retirement Announcement

Even those donning Boston Red Sox uniforms have great admiration for New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. Jeter announced Wednesday that he plans to retire after the 2014 season. The news kicked off a lovefest in which everyone and their grandmother praised the Yankees captain, and Red Sox players in Fort Myers were no different Thursday. “He’s as down to earth as it gets...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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