Football 2

Articles filed under Olympics Men

Show 41-60 of 253 « previous next »
  • U.S. routs Slovenia, earns quarterfinal slot Feb 16, 2014 10:00 AM
    Phil Kessel scored two of his three goals in the opening 4:33 and became the first U.S. player with an Olympic hat trick in more than a decade, leading the Americans to a 5-1 win over Slovenia on Sunday. The U.S. (3-0) earned an automatic spot in the quarterfinals.

     
  • Andrew Weibrecht takes silver, Norway wins super-G race Feb 16, 2014 8:50 AM
    A Norwegian skier earned his country’s fourth consecutive Olympic title in men’s super-G. Kjetil Jansrud continued Norway’s dominance in the Alpine skiing event, outracing two Americans and a Canadian for the Scandinavian country’s fifth super-G gold in the past seven games. Andrew Weibrecht of the U.S. earned the silver medal with a time that was less just 0.3 seconds slower than Jansrud’s, while American teammate Bode Miller and Jan Hudec of Canada tied for bronze.

     
  • Team USA could not be sitting prettier in medal picture Feb 16, 2014 8:45 PM
    We’re through the preliminary round of the men’s Olympic hockey tournament — and the United States couldn’t be in much better shape. The Americans are seeded second behind Sweden with an automatic bye into the quarterfinal round after winning their group. On Wednesday, they will play the winner of Tuesday’s game between Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

     
  • SOCHI SCENE: Check yes or no Feb 15, 2014 11:43 AM
    Jason Brown, who is from Highland Park, Ill., posted a photo on NBC's Olympic Twitter account, which boasts more than 528,000 followers, of him holding a white board with a pink heart drawn in it and a message reading "Sarah Hendrickson, will you be my Olympic Valentine?"

     
  • Whoa! U.S. knocks off Russia after 8-round shootout Feb 15, 2014 6:08 PM
    T.J. Oshie brainstormed while he skated to center ice, desperately trying to come up with one last move to end an epic shootout. He had already taken five shots at Sergei Bobrovsky, and the Russians were still even. Yet Oshie was chosen for the U.S. men's hockey team with just such a situation in mind, and the shootout specialist concocted one last clever goal to silence an arena filled with screaming Russian fans.

     
  • Brodka upsets big names in 1,500, Davis falters Feb 15, 2014 6:31 PM
    One of the closest races in Olympic speedskating history came down to a final lunge of the skate — then a few more agonizing seconds to figure out who won. Zbigniew Brodka knocked off all the favorites in the 1,500 meters Saturday, capturing Poland’s first gold medal in Olympic speedskating by a mere three-thousandths of a second over Koen Verweij of the Netherlands. Shani Davis? He wasn’t even close.

     
  • Oshie latest success story from tiny Minn. town Feb 16, 2014 12:58 AM
    As T.J. Oshie led the U.S. men's Olympic team to a dramatic 3-2 shootout win over Russia on Saturday, people in his tiny northern Minnesota hometown were screaming in joy at their televisions, daring to hope that the 27-year-old would be the latest from Warroad to bring home Olympic gold.

     
  • Fans at Highland Park arena proud of Jason Brown Feb 14, 2014 8:34 PM
    Hundreds of fans from across the suburbs flocked to the Centennial Ice Arena in Highland Park to watch hometown favorite Jason Brown compete in Olympic figure skating Friday. Brown finished out of medal contention in ninth place, but the 19-year-old skater didn't disappoint the crowd. “I think he should be very proud of himself,” said Molly Anderson, a friend from Northfield. “I'm so proud of him.”

     
  • Jonathan Quick to start in goal for US vs Russia Feb 14, 2014 10:46 AM
    Goalie Jonathan Quick will make his second start of the Olympics when the U.S. men’s hockey team faces host Russia on Saturday. Quick made 22 saves in the Americans’ 7-1 victory over Slovakia on Thursday, winning his Olympic debut.

     
  • Short-handed Sweden beats Switzerland 1-0 in men’s hockey Feb 14, 2014 10:34 AM
    Daniel Alfredsson scored off a rebound with 7:21 left and Henrik Lundqvist had a 26-save shutout Friday, lifting short-handed Sweden to a 1-0 win over Switzerland at the Olympics.

     
  • Highland Park's Brown in hunt for bronze Feb 14, 2014 11:27 AM
    Highland Park resident Jason Brown met Evgeni Plushenko at an Olympic practice, and the Russian great said he was a big fan of the American teen. Brown, who bubbles with enthusiasm even in the most mundane of conversations, recounted his reaction as: “What?! No, no, no, I'm such a huge fan of yours.”

     
  • Scott Hamilton celebrates 30th anniversary of gold Feb 14, 2014 11:27 AM
    Sarajevo. To many, the mention of the Bosnian city evokrd memories of death and devastation from civil war. A decade earlier, the sports world gathered there in 1984 for the Winter Olympics. That is the Sarajevo that makes people smile. It is the Sarajevo that endures for Scott Hamilton 30 years after his gold medal.

     
  • Viletta stuns favorites to win super-combined; Miller finishes fourth Feb 14, 2014 10:31 AM
    For Sandro Viletta, it was a stunning Olympic gold. For Ivica Kostelic, it was the same old Olympic silver. Viletta took advantage of a blistering slalom run to beat the favored Kostelic in Friday’s super-combined. Defending champion Bode Miller made a big mistake during his downhill run and finished sixth, while world champion Ted Ligety had a ragged slalom leg and placed 12th.

     
  • Crowd cheers Indiana skier for Olympic medal win Feb 14, 2014 8:41 AM
    Hundreds of people gathered in the southeastern Indiana hometown of Olympic slopestyle skier Nick Goepper to watch him win the bronze medal. The crowd turned out at Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceburg for a watch party Thursday night of the competition in Sochi during 19-year-old Goepper and two other Americans swept the medals.

     
  • Volosozhar and Trankov of Russia win pairs gold; U.S. ninth Feb 13, 2014 12:01 AM
    Maxim Trankov hopes young figure skaters all over Russia will take inspiration from what he and Tatiana Volosozhar accomplished at the Olympics. The two restored the country to the pinnacle of pairs Wednesday, and their teammates made it almost total domination. Volosozhar and Trankov won gold, while Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov took silver. “I think tonight all of the country will celebrate this beautiful victory,” Trankov said.

     
  • US champion Abbott falls hard in short program Feb 13, 2014 11:14 AM
    SOCHI, Russia — U.S. champion Jeremy Abbott fell hard on an attempted quadruple toe loop Thursday in the men’s short program at the Olympics, yet finished the routine. Abbott crashed to the ice on his first jump and slid into the padded end boards, staying down for an extended period, clutching his right hip. He looked like he wouldn’t get up, and his coaches moved toward the entry door to the ice. But Abbott, 28, struggled to his feet and, to the surprise of many and the applause of the crowd, resumed skating. And he performed quite well, hitting the rest of his elements. When his music stopped, the four-time champion drew a huge ovation from the fans. He hit himself lightly in the head while shaking it, as if to say he couldn’t believe what had just happened.

     
  • Finland beats Austria 8-4 in Olympic hockey Feb 13, 2014 6:54 AM
    SOCHI, Russia — Finland had more than enough offensive talent to overcome its slow start against Austria, even with Teemu Selanne back in the dressing room. Jarkko Immonen and Mikael Granlund scored two goals apiece as Finland opened preliminary-round Olympic play with an 8-4 victory over Austria on Thursday. Jussi Jokinen and Petri Kontiola each had a goal and an assist for the Finns, who put 52 shots on beleaguered Austria goalie Bernhard Starkbaum despite playing the final two periods without Selanne, their captain and the leading scorer in Olympic history. The 43-year-old ‘Finnish Flash’ had an assist in the first period of his record-equaling sixth Olympics before sitting out with an upper-body injury. Selanne should be fine for the Finns’ next game, team spokesman Janne Lahti said. “He’s an old man, so he needs some rest, more than the other guys,” Kontiola said. Sami Lepisto and Olli Maatta also scored for Finland, which has never lost to Austria at the Olympics. Granlund had a three-point game and defenseman Sami Vatanen had three assists in their Olympic debuts. Selanne got just eight shifts before apparently having problems with his neck or shoulders. Finland’s trainers massaged Selanne on the bench late in the first period, and he didn’t return from the first break. “Maybe he got the bad pillow!” said Sami Vatanen, Selanne’s teammate with the Anaheim Ducks. Even with Selanne ailing, Finland took control with two goals in 8 seconds during the final minute of the first before taking a four-goal lead in the second. “It’s tough to see him get injured, but he’ll be OK,” Olli Jokinen said of Selanne. “He’s a big part of this team, and he’s our leader. It’s never easy when you lose a guy like him.” The Finns also survived a shaky Olympic debut from Tuukka Rask, the vaunted Boston Bruins goalie who yielded four goals on just 20 shots. “The first goal, everybody was caught sleeping there,” Rask said. “After that second goal, everybody kind of woke up and got back to playing again.” Michael Grabner had three goals in his Olympic debut for Austria. The New York Islanders forward scored 36 seconds into the first period, and Austria had two early leads before Finland took control. “In case we didn’t know what we were up against, we got a reality check,” Austrian forward Thomas Vanek said. “You’ve got to play a certain way, and I think we didn’t do it. Our goalie needs to be our best player, and we need to help him more.” Finland is the most consistently successful Olympic nation of the NHL era while winning medals in four of the last five Olympics overall. The Finns have a solid shot at medals again despite placement in Canada’s preliminary-round group, and an eight-goal performance in their opener will help their cause. Austria, which qualified for its first Olympics since 2002, surprised the Finns in the opening minute when Grabner converted a cross-ice pass from Michael Raffl. Granlund got Finland’s first goal on a play set up by Selanne, who took Vatanen’s outlet pass and fed Granlund while screening Starkbaum. Austria went back ahead when Thomas Hundertpfund’s shot from behind the net went off Maatta’s skate in front and beat Rask, but Lepisto equalized 2:04 later. Maatta put the Finns ahead with a vicious slap shot from the blue line with 35 seconds left in the first period — and Immonen scored 8 seconds later. Six Austrians are back from their Salt Lake City team along with the Olympic debuts of Grabner and Vanek, his Islanders teammate. Grabner added two goals in the third period for his hat trick. “I like the big ice, and I just tried to get into open space for my teammates,” Grabner said. “Against a good team like Finland, it’s tough to come back.”

     
  • Highland Park's Jason Brown sixth after short program Feb 13, 2014 2:36 PM
    Highland Park resident Jason Brown sits in sixth place after the men's short program in Sochi today. He scored 86 points. Yuzuru Hanyu leads heading into Friday night's final with 101.45 points. Brown is less than a point out of third place.

     
  • Plushenko withdraws from Olympic figure skating Feb 13, 2014 11:45 AM
    Evgeni Plushenko withdrew for medical reasons Thursday from the men’s figure skating competition at the Sochi Olympics. The four-time medalist who helped Russia win the team gold over the weekend fell on a triple axel during warmups for the short program and immediately grabbed his back.

     
  • USA crushes Slovakia 7-1 in men’s Olympic hockey Feb 13, 2014 11:22 AM
    Paul Stastny scored twice during a six-goal barrage in the second period, and the United States got off to a spectacular start in the Olympic men’s hockey tournament with a 7-1 victory over Slovakia on Thursday. Ryan Kesler, David Backes, Phil Kessel and Dustin Brown also scored as the Americans battered Slovakia for six consecutive goals in a 13:51 span, turning what was expected to be a tough matchup into a laugher.

     
Show 41-60 of 253 « previous next »
Latest Video

MostViewed

Today
Yesterday
Most Commented
Top Jobs

    View all Top Jobs Place a job ad

    MarketsReport

    DHExtras

       
    • Daily Herald eEdition Newspaper next section - Newspaper next section
    • Cook of the Week Challenge Report card checker - report card checker
    • Dh innovation award 2 - Dh innovation award 2 Zillow /real estate page
    • Discuss refer On Guard series
    • Newspaper archives -- Monday or anyday Mike North

    FacebookActivity

    BusinessDirectory

    Connect with a business or service in your area fast. First select a town, then enter a search term or choose one of the listed popular searches:

    Don't see your town listed? Visit our full directory to begin your search.