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Dario Cologna of Switzerland wins Gold in Men’s Skiathlon, full cross-country results

Dario Cologna of Switzherland claimed the gold medal in the Men’s Corss-Country Skiathlon finishing 0.4 seconds ahead of Marcus Hellner of Switzerland. US hopeful Noah Hoffman was 3:12.7 behind as he placed 35th. Cross-Country Men’s Skiathlon Time Difference Dario Cologna 1:08:15.4 - Marcus Hellner 1:08:15.8 ...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jamie Anderson wins Gold in Women’s Snowboarding Slopestyle, full results

US Snowboarder Jamie Anderson won the Gold medal in the Women’s Snowboarding Slopestyle event. This was the first time that Slopestyle had been in the Olympics and the 23-year-old Anderson entered as one of the favorites. Anderson scored a 95.25 on her second run which placed her ahead of Enni Rukajarvi of Finland and Jenny Jones of Great Britain. JAMIE ANDERSON: Photos and more...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Matthias Mayer wins Gold in Men’s Downhill, full Alphine skiing results

Matthias Mayer of Austria won the Gold medal in Men’s Dowhill Alpine skiing.  Less than a second separated the top ten. Christof Innerhofer of Italy and kjeti Jansrud of Norward claimed Silver and Brozne medals. US hopeful Bode Miller appeared to be moving towards a Gold after the second split but he hit a few gates and saw his medal chances go away. More Miller: “I would have...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers sign Paul Maholm to one-year deal

The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed free agent pitcher Paul Maholm to a one-year deal. Maholm will make $1.5 million under terms of his one-year deal with the Dodgers but has incentives which could raise his deal to $6.5 million according to Dylan Hernandez. Last season Maholm made 26 starts for the Atlanta Braves going 10-11 with a 4.41 ERA. Scott Elbert was moved to the 60-day...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Samardzija and Cubs avoid arbitration

Jeff Samardzija and the Chicago Cubs have avoid arbitration by agreeing on a one-year deal worth $5.345 million. Samardzija is coming off a year in which he posted a 4.34 ERA and 1.35 WHIP in 213 2/3 innings of work in 2013. The Cubs will hope the 29-year-old right hander improves on those numbers. #Cubs and Jeff Samardzija have agreed to terms on a 2014 contract, thus avoiding salary...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ashley Wagner drops happy face after seeing score in short program

Whether or not Ashley Wagner should have been placed on the US Women’s Figure Skating team has been debated for weeks heading up to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. In the end Wagner was placed on the team but… ah things are not going great.She did not get the score she had hoped for and was none too happy. Wagner finished with a 63.10 and appeared to tell her coach that her...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds and Homer Bailey remain far apart in talks for new contract

The Cincinnati Reds and pitcher Homer Bailey remain far apart on talks for a new deal, but at-least the two sides are now talking. Cincinnati has not been optimistic about signing the 27-year-old right hander to an extension and ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports that there is a large gap between the two sides. There's an enormous gap between the #reds last offer and what Homer Bailey...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Justine Dufour-Lapointe wins Gold in Woman’s Mogul, Kearney takes Bronze

Canadian skier Justine Dufour-Lapointe, 19, took home the Gold Medal in Woman’s Moguls on Saturday afternoon. Her sister, Chloé Dufour-Lapointe took home the Silver Medal. Their sister, Maxime, 24, also qualified for the finals but did not earn a medal. USA hopeful, and 2010 Gold Medal winner Hannah Kearney took home the Bronze Medal.
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Colts hire Rob Chudzinksi as special assistant to head coach

getty images The Indianapolis Colts have hired former Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinksu as a  special assistant to head coach Chuck Pagano. Both Pagano and Chudzinski have worked together in the past, first at the University of Miami and later with the Browns. The addition of Pagano will not make current offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton sleep any better at night. Chudzinksi’s...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet the Women’s Snowboard competitors Torah Bright, Silje Norendal and Isabel Derungs

Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle is enjoying it’s first year of Olympic activity but looking at the contestants we wish this event had been around longer. USA hopeful Jamie Anderson is one of many women hoping for a Gold Medal in Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle but there are others that will surely have interest from the viewers at home. Below we take a look at a few of the favorites...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet Jamie Anderson, US Olympic Snowboarder Medal Hopeful (Photos)

Jamie Anderson is a 23-year old snowboarder from South Lake Tahoe, CA and is competeing in this years Winter Olympics being held in Sochi, Russia. Anderson  scored a 93.50 on her first run during Slopestyle qualifications on Thursday, which was second only to Austria’s Anna Gasser, who scored a 95.50. See some of our favorite photos from Jamie’s Instagram below. Joining Anderson...
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Olympian poses with Olympic torch as his...you know

via Harvard Bokko Instagram Harvard Bokko of Noway took a photo of himself with the Olympic Flame appearing as his ____ … you can feel in the blame for your favorite slang for man genital. Bokko won Bronze in he 2010 Vancouver in the 1500 m.
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Accell Construction to sponsor Michael Annett for six races

getty images Tommy Baldwin Racing will have Accell Construction on the No. 7 Chevrolet SS driven by Michael Annett for six races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this season. Annett, a rookie, will make his first start of the season at the 2.5 mile Daytona International Speedway, with Accell coming on board for the first time at Phoenix international Raceway on March 2. The 2014 season...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Greece was not making LGBT statement with gloves

Here is Greece coming out during the Olympic Ceremony. Many thought that the rainbow gloves the team members from Greece were wearing were  in support of the LGBT community, and against Russia’s anti-gay politcs. Those many sources were way too quick to react. Yeah, those are the official gloves of the Sochi Olympics. The fingers being the color of the rings. This was not a statement...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ole Einar Bjoerndalen wins Men’s Biathlon, full results

AFP, Odd Andersen The gold medal in the Men’s Biathlon Spring went to Ole Einar Bjoerndalen of Norway. The 40-year-old is competing in his last Olympics and with the win tied a record for most medal wins by an Olympic athlete. Tim Burke was the highest finishing US athlete finishing 49.8 seconds behind in 19th. For those watching in the US, this event will air on NBC at 2:30 pm...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Marit Bjoergen of Norway wins Women’s Skiathlon gold, full results from Sochi

getty images Norway captured two of the medals in the Cross-Counry Women’s Skiathlon on Saturday. Marit Bjoergen , 33, captured the gold 1.8 secnds ahead of Charlote Kalla of Sweden. Heidi Weng of Norway claimed the bronze. Bjorgen won five medals at the Vancouver Games, including three gold medals. The Norwegian now has won a total eight Olympic medals. Three more would make her...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. bobsledder Johnny Quinn gets trapped in bathroom, busts though door

Add stuck bathroom doors to the list of complaints about Sochi’s 2014 Winter Olympics. U.S. bobsledder Johnny Quinn says he went to take a shower and found himself stuck in the bathroom. “I was taking a shower and the door got locked/jammed….” tweeted out Quinn who says he did not have a phone available while trapped in the bathroom. So naturally being a bobsled athlete –...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Sage Kotsenburg of US wins first Olympic medal, men’s slopestyle snowboarding full results

American Sage Kotsenburg won the first gold of the 2014 Winter Olympics on Saturday in men’s slopestyle snowboarding. Kotsenburg was not heavily expected to win but did so by pulling off a move he had not practiced titled “Back 16 Japan.” “I ended up landing it, and winning with it,” Kotsenburg said, laughing. The trick is four and a half backwards spins (1620 degrees of...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Rick Ankiel still looking for a job, wants to play in 2014

Free agent outfielder Rick Ankiel is hopeful that he will be able to continue his MLB career. Ankiel, 34, appeared on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio and said he was still wanting to play but had not been contacted by anyone who shared that interest. In 2013 Ankiel appeared in 45 games between the New York Mets and Houston Astros hitting .188/.235/.422 with seven home runs and 18 RBI...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Team USA Enter during Sochi Olympic Opening Ceremony

Via TeamUSA Twitter Watch Team USA enter during the 2014 Sochi Olympic Opening Ceremony Give the video a few moments! Certainly a proud bunch of men and woman excited about competing in the 2014 Olympics. Todd Lodwick, six time Olympian was the US Flag Bearer. Read about Team USA’s outfit design The order of the parade was set by Russian Alphabet, having Team USA enter the arena...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Johan Santana begins throwing off mound

getty images Johan Santana has begun throwing off a mound as he works his way back from a re=tar of his shoulder capsule. It’s unclear when the 34-year-old left hander could be ready to pitch at any level. The belief had been that Santana was not an option for any team until after the All-Star break. If he’s already throwing off a mound his return would seem to be closer. Just...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks land Bronson Arroyo on two-year deal

The Arizona Diamondbacks have landed free agent pitcher Bronson Arroyo on a two-year deal. Arroyo, 36, will be paid $19 million according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. Things get interesting after that as the Diamondbacks hold an $11 million option for 2016 or can elect to pay a $4.5 million buyout. Basically the Diamondbacks will be determining if Arroyo is worth $6.5 million at his...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez drops lawsuits against MLB and Bud Selig.

Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America Alex Rodriguez has abandoned his lawsuits against Major League Baseball, commissioner Bud selig and the Major League Baseball Players Association. Last month Rodriguez’s 211-game suspension was reduced to 162 games plus the 2014 playoffs by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz. Rodriguez’ attorney, Joe Tacopina has confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com that...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers sign Francisco Rodriguez

The Milwaukee Brewers have signed relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez to a one-year contract worth $3.25 million. Rodriguez, 32, can earn an additional $550,000 in incentives. Last season Rodriguez split time between the Brewers and Baltimore Orioles finishing with a 2.70 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 46 2/3 innings. Rodriguez should occupy a spot in-front of Jim Henderson in the Brewers...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Joel Zumaya and Dan Wheeler retire from baseball

Relief pitchers Joel Zumaya and Dan Wheeler have retired from baseball according to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish. Zumaya, 29, last pitched at the big league level in 2010. Known for being a hard thrower he never could overcome arm injuries. Zumaya pitched 209 2/3 innings in the big leagues finishing with a 3.05 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP. Another retirement to report: RHP Joel Zumaya...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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