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Finland Takes Bronze From USA in Hockey

It was a 5-0 rout

(Newser) - They went from gold-medal hopefuls to fourth-place finishers in two days. The USA men's hockey team lost to Finland 5-0 today and will leave Sochi without a medal, reports USA Today . Unlike yesterday's 1-0 loss to Canada, this one wasn't much of a game. When Finland scored... More »

Canada Beats US in Hockey, Again

Men's team defeats USA in semifinals

(Newser) - One day after Canada's women's hockey team delivered a crushing loss to Team USA, the men's team did the same. Canada beat the US 1-0 today in the semifinals, reports AP . Jamie Benn scored early in the second period, and Carey Price stopped all 30 American shots... More »

Canada Stuns US in OT for Women's Hockey Gold

Team USA gives up two late goals in the third in 3-2 loss

(Newser) - The gold-medal game in women's hockey played out as advertised, with yet another thriller between USA and Canada. The Canadians prevailed with a 3-2 win in overtime for their fourth straight gold medal, reports AP . The loss is especially stinging for the US because it held a 2-0 lead... More »

USA Wins Ice Dancing for First Time

Meryl Davis and Charlie White take the gold

(Newser) - US speedskaters aren't doing so hot , but other Americans strapping on skates at Sochi are making up for it. Today, Meryl Davis and Charlie White won the first-ever gold for USA in ice dancing, reports CBS News . They beat the last gold-medal winners, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of... More »

A Star Is Born: TJ Oshie Wows as US Beats Russia

Scores 4 times in shootout

(Newser) - They're still in the prelim rounds in hockey, but that didn't detract from the drama as USA beat Russia 3-2 today in an eight-round shootout. All the talk afterward was about TJ Oshie, who scored four times in said shootout to secure the win, reports CBS Sports (which... More »

US Speedskaters Ask to Change Suits

After awful start, team might revert to older suits

(Newser) - The US speedskating team is still without a medal after an awful start in Sochi, and the squad hopes it can turn things around by changing suits. The team has officially sought permission from the Olympic powers-that-be to ditch their fancy "Mach 39" suits made by Under Armour and... More »

'Mellow' Snowboarder Grabs First US Gold

Sage Kotsenburg does the honors in slopestyle event

(Newser) - The first gold medal for the US—in fact, the first gold medal of the Sochi Games, period—is in the books, courtesy of the self-described "super mellow" Sage Kotsenburg of Park City, Utah. The 20-year-old won the not-so-mellow slopestyle snowboarding competition, reports the LA Times . Not familiar? It'... More »

Lolo Jones Makes US Olympic Bobsled Team

2 track stars complete the switch to Winter Games

(Newser) - Lolo Jones and fellow former track star Lauryn Williams are set to make history at the Sochi Olympics as the ninth and tenth Americans to compete in both Summer and Winter Olympics. The two women, who have five Summer Olympics between them, were named as members of the US Olympic... More »

IOC: Take 'We the People' Off US Goalie Mask

Constitution quote is 'propaganda,' Olympic bosses say

(Newser) - The goalie for the American women's hockey team has been told to remove a quote from the US Constitution from her helmet because it counts as "propaganda." The illustration of the document including the line "We the People" has been scrubbed from Jessie Vetter's helmet... More »

USA's Eruzione Selling 'Miracle on Ice' Jersey

It's expected to fetch at least $1 million

(Newser) - Good thing Mike Eruzione saved his jersey: The 1980 Olympian who scored a late goal in the "Miracle on Ice" game to beat the Soviets is putting it up for auction next month, reports AP . It's expected to fetch at least $1 million at Heritage Auctions on Feb.... More »

Obama, McKayla: Not Impressed

US gymnast has some fun with her Internet meme at White House

(Newser) - Well played: When the US Olympic gymnastics team visited the White House this week, silver medalist McKayla Maroney showed she has a sense of humor about her own Internet meme, with help from President Obama. The two posed with McKayla's legendary "not impressed" look from the podium, notes... More »

US Speedskater Admits Sabotaging Rival's Skate

Simon Cho says he was just following coach's orders

(Newser) - The latest soap opera in sports is emerging from ... the US speedskating team? Yesterday, Olympian Simon Cho admitted that he bent the blade of a skate belonging to Canadian Jean Olivier at a world event in Poland last year, reports the Chicago Tribune . Olivier fell in competition, costing Team Canada... More »

US Olympian Gets Sued ... by Her Parents

Lawsuit says Tianna Madison spread bad stories about them

(Newser) - The Ohio parents of Olympic gold medalist Tianna Madison have sued her, saying she spread stories they had been selfish and bullying and cheated her financially. Robert and Jo Ann Madison filed the libel, slander, and defamation lawsuit yesterday in Cleveland. They say they've been loving, supportive, and generous... More »

College Student Trademarks Gabby Douglas Nickname

He locks up 'Flying Squirrel' ... for now

(Newser) - While most Olympic fans were oohing and aahing over Gabby Douglas' gold-medal performance in gymnastics, a Fordham business student oohed, aahed, and then filed to trademark her "Flying Squirrel" nickname on August 6, reports TMZ . AJ Rotonde hopes to make a bundle selling T-shirts and the like—or selling... More »

USA Takes On Argentina ...

US advances to gold medal game; women set relay record

(Newser) - One more for the gold, and seemingly nothing can prevent it. This US men's basketball team might not slow down until it's standing at the center of the medals platform again. Kevin Durant scored 19 points, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony added 18 apiece, and the US powered... More »

Bolt's Run at History ...

... is a success; and US teen Claressa Shields takes boxing gold

(Newser) - The gold medal won by the US women's soccer team isn't the only big story from the Olympics today:
  • Usain Bolt blew away the field in the 200-meter final, easing up as he crossed the finish line in 19.32 seconds to become the only man with two
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US Team Goes for Hat Trick in Beach Volleyball

Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings win ... again

(Newser) - Some Olympic highlights from today:
  • Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won their third consecutive gold medal in beach volleyball, beating April Ross and Jennifer Kessy in an all-American final. The gold medalists have never lost a match at the Olympics. It was the Olympic farewell for May-Treanor.
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Gabby Douglas: You People Are Worried About My Hair?

Does anybody remember that gold medal thing?

(Newser) - Women's gymnastics all-around champion Gabby Douglas likes her hairstyle just fine, thanks. The 16-year-old said yesterday she was a little confused when she logged onto her computer after winning her second gold medal in three days and discovered people were debating her pulled-back look. "I don't know... More »

Phelps Swims Last Individual Race

And wins gold, as does Missy Franklin and 15-year-old Katie Ledecky

(Newser) - Michael Phelps won the 100-meter butterfly at the London Games today for the record 17th gold and 21st medal overall in his Olympic career. In the final individual race of his career, Phelps was next to last at the turn but then produced his usual furious finish to clock 51.... More »

Phelps, Lochte Race Again ...

And this time Phelps wins

(Newser) - In Round 2 of Michael Phelps vs. Ryan Lochte, Phelps reigned supreme. The American stars swam against each other for the last time in these Games in the 200-meter individual medley, with Phelps taking the gold (1:54.27) and Lochte the silver (1:54.90). Their first showdown of... More »

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