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  • Highland Park medalist Jason Brown still smiling as Olympics wind down Feb 22, 2014 8:00 AM
    Still celebating his bronze-medal win in team figure skating, Highland Park's Jason Brown talks candidly about his Olympic victory and his love of the sport in this exclusive Q&A. "The outpouring of support from my community has been more than I could have ever imagined."

     
  • It’s Canada vs. Sweden for men’s hockey gold Feb 21, 2014 4:52 PM
    Before the Olympics started, the only thing holding Team Canada back from being the overwhelming favorite in men’s hockey was its goaltending. On Friday in the semifinals against Team USA, goalie Carey Price was brilliant with 31 saves in Canada’s 1-0 win that sent the Canadians into Sunday’s gold medal game against Sweden. Six Blackhawks will play for the gold (Duncan Keith, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp for Canada, and Niklas Hjalmarsson, Marcus Kruger and Johnny Oduya for Sweden).

     
  • Russia 1st, U.S. 2nd in 5,000-meter relay Feb 21, 2014 5:17 PM
    Viktor Ahn was already a Russian citizen. At the Sochi Olympics, he was embraced as a national hero by his adopted country. Ahn clapped as he crossed the finish line after leading Russia to Olympic gold in the 5,000-meter relay in short track speedskating.

     
  • Two Olympians kicked out for doping Feb 21, 2014 5:12 PM
    A top German biathlete and an Italian bobsledder were kicked out of the Sochi Olympics on Friday in the first doping cases of the Winter Games.

     
  • Canada beats U.S. 1-0 to reach gold-medal game Feb 21, 2014 2:21 PM
    Jamie Benn scored in the second period, Carey Price made 31 saves, and Canada beat the United States 1-0 Friday night in the semifinals of the Olympic men’s hockey tournament. Canada advanced to the gold-medal match Sunday against Sweden, which beat Finland 2-1 in the earlier semifinal at Bolshoy Ice Dome.

     
  • Medal hopes on line in U.S. men's hockey clash Feb 20, 2014 8:07 PM
    It's the matchup everyone has wanted to see: U.S. against Canada in men's hockey with a medal on the line. The winner of Friday's semifinal game won't win the gold medal, but it gets to play for it on Sunday against the winner of Sweden-Finland. This will also be for bragging rights among the Blackhawks with Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp and Duncan Keith playing for Canada and Patrick Kane for the Americans.

     
  • Second-graders get surprise message from Patrick Kane Feb 19, 2014 9:32 PM
    Hockey fans in a second-grade class at Chesak Elementary School in Lake in the Hills received an unexpected surprise Wednesday morning — a video message from Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane from Sochi where he representing the USA Men’s Olympic Hockey team. Kane was reponding to a Twitter message teacher Christy Gibbs sent on behalf of her students wishing him good luck.

     
  • Ligety dominates for gold in Olympic giant slalom Feb 19, 2014 6:59 AM
    Ted Ligety won the giant slalom at the Sochi Games with a dominating performance Wednesday, becoming the first American man to win two Olympic gold medals in Alpine skiing. Leading after the first run, Ligety sped down the Rosa Khutor course in a two-leg combined time of 2 minutes, 45.29 seconds.

     
  • U.S. men advance to semifinal showdown with Canadians Feb 19, 2014 2:20 PM
    Phil Kessel scored his team-high fifth goal of the Sochi Games as the U.S. men's hockey team defeated the Czech Republic 5-2 tonight to set up a semifinal showdown against three-time defending champion Canada. James van Riemsdyk, Dustin Brown, David Backes and Zach Parise also had goals for the Americans, who have outscored opponents 20-6 while winning all four of their games at the Olympics as they seek their first gold medal since 1998.

     
  • Russia knocked out of Olympic hockey by Finns, 3-1 Feb 19, 2014 9:29 AM
    Finland eliminated Russia from the Olympic men’s hockey tournament with a 3-1 victory Wednesday, putting a stunning end to the Russians’ enormous expectations at home. Teemu Selanne scored an early goal and Tuukka Rask made 37 saves as Finland crushed the Russians’ dreams of winning hockey gold medals in front of their own fans.

     
  • Bjoerndalen sets record with Norway’s relay win Feb 19, 2014 11:43 AM
    In a fitting way to mark becoming the most decorated Winter Olympian ever, Ole Einar Bjoerndalen ensured his record 13th medal was gold Wednesday when he helped Norway win the first Olympic mixed relay in biathlon. Bjoerndalen broke the total medals record he previously shared with retired cross-country skiing great Bjoern Daehlie, and also matched fellow Norwegian’s mark of eight golds. Bjoerndalen won gold earlier at the Sochi Olympics in the men’s sprint biathlon.

     
  • Bode Miller out of slalom after tweaking left knee Feb 19, 2014 11:43 AM
    Bode Miller’s Sochi Olympics are over, one race earlier than he had hoped. Given that he’ll be 40 by the time the 2018 Games roll around, the American’s Olympic career might very well be done, too. Miller will skip the last event on the Alpine schedule, the slalom, after tweaking his surgically repaired left knee while finishing 20th in Wednesday’s giant slalom with a two-run time of 2 minutes, 47.82 seconds, more than 2 seconds slower than gold medalist Ted Ligety.

     
  • Jorrit Bergsma knocks off Kramer in 10,000 meters Feb 18, 2014 10:40 AM
    Jorrit Bergsma set an Olympic record and led another Dutch speedskating sweep Tuesday, winning the 10,000 meters with an upset of countryman Sven Kramer. Kramer wanted this gold more than any other after giving away the longest race with an inexplicable mistake at the 2010 Vancouver Games.

     
  • Oak Park teen speedskater Lehman wraps up 1st Olympics Feb 18, 2014 10:40 AM
    Oak Park’s Emery Lehman sat on the pads next to the ice, his chest heaving in and out, and grabbed for a red bucket. The 17-year-old American speedskater felt nauseous after going 25 grueling laps in the 10,000 meters at the Sochi Olympics and lowered his head to use the pail labeled “vomit bin.” “I’ve never really thrown up after a race, but might as well do it at the Olympics,” he said, laughing.

     
  • Oshie in Sochi becomes an overnight sensation Feb 18, 2014 11:57 AM
    His cover is blown. T.J. Oshie, the mild-mannered forward who morphed into Superman and single-handedly outscored Russia in a shootout for the ages, won’t sneak up on anyone again soon, let alone against the Americans’ next opponent in Wednesday’s Olympic quarterfinals. In the days since the win over Russia, Oshie has become the hottest U.S. import here since the iPad.

     
  • US and Canada to start goaltenders Quick and Price Feb 18, 2014 11:57 AM
    The U.S. and Canada have chosen to sit the goaltenders that played in the 2010 gold-medal game at the Vancouver Olympics. The Americans plan to start Jonathan Quick — not Ryan Miller — on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Sochi Games. The Canadians are going with Carey Price — not Roberto Luongo.

     
  • Another gold for Belarus in aerials Feb 17, 2014 5:06 PM
    This was a high five Anton Kushnir will never forget. Five spins into the frosty night air followed by a near-perfect landing gave Kushnir the gold medal Monday and wrapped up a sweep of aerials gold at the Sochi Olympics for Belarus.

     
  • Germany wins team gold in Olympic ski jumping Feb 17, 2014 5:04 PM
    With the gold medal on the line, Severin Freund made his final jump, then hoped it would be enough to give Germany victory in the team large hill ski jumping competition Monday at the Sochi Olympics. Flying off the hill was the easy part.

     
  • Davis, White of U.S. win Olympic ice dance gold Feb 17, 2014 1:46 PM
    Meryl Davis and Charlie White won the gold medal in ice dance Monday, the first Olympic title in the event for the United States. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada, the 2010 champions, took silver. Russia’s Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov captured bronze.

     
  • Zubkov rolls to Olympic 2-man bobsled gold medal Feb 17, 2014 11:29 AM
    Winless in the last three years in two-man bobsledding, Alexander Zubkov picked the perfect time and place to put that streak to an emphatic end. At the Olympics. On home ice. No one was even close, either. The 39-year-old Russian found magic in all four of his runs, teaming with Alexey Voevoda to finish 0.66 seconds ahead of the Swiss team of Beat Hefti and brakeman Alex Baumann to win the gold medal at the Sochi Games.

     
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