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Wow! Obama Saved Us from the Canadians!

That nuclear summit looked a lot like a waste of time, didn't it?

(Newser) - President Obama convened the biggest meeting of world leaders on US soil since the founding of the UN in 1945. And what did this week's historic gathering accomplish? Well, it generated a nonbinding statement saying that Ukraine, Chile, Mexico, and Canada will get rid of some enriched uranium. “What... More »

As Crosby Won Gold, He Lost Hockey Stick

One of his gloves and the winning puck also are missing

(Newser) - It's a big mystery, Canadian-style. Sidney Crosby is missing the hockey stick he used to score the winning gold against USA at the Olympics. He's also down one glove, and nobody's seen the puck since it went between goalie Ryan Miller's pads. Someone made off with all of them in... More »

Meet 25 Olympic Hotties

Lindsey Vonn and Bode Miller aren't the only attractive athletes

(Newser) - Sure, the thrill of competition is one reason to watch the Olympics—extremely attractive athletes is another reason. Eiseley Tauginas lists 25 of the hottest on BlackBook :
  1. Lacy Schnoor: This "sexpot" American freestyle skier was featured "rather provocatively" in Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue.
  2. Chris Drury: Captain of the
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American Wescott Defends Snowboardcross Gold

Injured shin and all, Vonn fastest in training run

(Newser) - Seth Wescott pulled a huge comeback this afternoon in snowboardcross, overtaking Canadian Mike Robertson to score the second US gold medal of the Vancouver Olympics and defend the title he won In 2006. The 33-year-old Maine native had been injured and racing poorly, but turned it on down the stretch... More »

It's Magic vs. Bird—On Ice

Alex Ovechkin faces Sidney Crosby in 'nail-biting playoff'... but no one's watching

(Newser) - The Capitals-Penguins playoff series, with its two budding superstars, is what the beleaguered NHL has been waiting for, writes Reed Albergotti in the Wall Street Journal. In contrast to the disciplined play of Sidney "Wayne Gretzky" Crosby, Russian phenom Alex Ovechkin is both a firebrand and a goofball. But... More »

The Best Athlete on the Planet

WSJ panel picks Czech decathlete Sebrle to represent Earth at Intergalactic Games

(Newser) - If Earth could only send one guy to a galactic Olympics, who would it be? The Wall Street Journal had a panel of sports experts hash it out, and its top 10 might surprise:
  1. Roman Sebrle: Czech decathlon champion wins on versatility.
  2. LeBron James: What can’t the NBA star
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Pens Stay Alive in Triple OT Win

Detroit misses chance to win Stanley Cup at home

(Newser) - The Detroit Red Wings' road to the Stanley Cup has another stop to make. Against all odds, the Pittsburgh Penguins stayed alive in the Stanley Cup finals with a 4-3 victory in Game 5 that ended on Petr Sykora's goal 9:57 into the third overtime last night. More »

Wings Bring Familiar Fury to Stanley Cup Ice

Overlooked Detroit stars have eclipsed young Pens all series

(Newser) - If the Red Wings are marching inexorably toward possession of another Stanley Cup, it's thanks in large part to their remarkable composure, writes Bob Wojnowski for the Detroit News. Henrik Zetterberg and Co. kept their cool last night despite an early deficit and potential peril of a long 5-on-3, making... More »

Crosby Nets Two; Pens Take Game 3

Crosby scores twice; Detroit now leads series 2-1

(Newser) - Sid the Kid saved his team from the brink tonight. Teen phenom Sidney Crosby scored twice to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 victory over Detroit in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals, the Post-Gazette reports. The Penguins finally found their offense after being shut out in the... More »

Wings Skate by Waddling Penguins, 3-0

Detroit's momentum puts Pittsburgh in a 2-0 hole

(Newser) - In the second game of the Stanley Cup finals last night, the Red Wings had made eight shots and scored two goals before the Penguins attempted their first shot, and the lopsidedness continued throughout the game, writes the Detroit News. After a 3-0 loss last night, Pittsburgh has yet to... More »

Red Wings Ice Penguins in 4-0 Rout

Quiet Samuelsson scores twice to spark team to 1-0 series lead

(Newser) - For a while it looked like the kickoff of the Stanley Cup finals would be a goalie's battle, but then Detroit's Mikael Samuelsson kicked into gear with goals in the second and third periods. Two more Red Wings goals on Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury, by Dan Cleary and Henrik Zetterberg, sealed... More »

Pens Blast Philly 6-0, Advance to Cup Finals

Young guns from Pittsburgh seek first championship since 1992

(Newser) - Ryan Malone, the one Penguins player with firsthand memories of the team's two previous Stanley Cup appearances, scored twice and set up a third goal as Pittsburgh routed rival Philadelphia 6-0 Sunday to win the Eastern Conference championship and a trip to the NHL finals. Pittsburgh will play the winner... More »

Penguins Move to Brink of Cup Finals with 4-1 Win

(Newser) - Quick strikes by Ryan Whitney and Marian Hossa raised the Pittsburgh Penguins to heights not reached since Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr donned the black and gold. Whitney and Hossa scored less than 3 minutes apart in the first period, and the Penguins held the Philadelphia Flyers to 18 shots... More »

'Mad Max' Gives Pens 2-0 Series Lead

(Newser) - Max Talbot scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and the Pittsburgh Penguins took a two-game lead in the Eastern Conference finals by beating the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 tonight. Sidney Crosby and Marian Hossa also scored and Jordan Staal added an empty-net goal in the final minute as... More »

Malkin's 2 Goals Lead Penguins Past Flyers

Playoffs leading scorer gives Pittsburgh 1-0 series lead

(Newser) - Evgeni Malkin scored two dazzling goals 5 minutes apart to give Pittsburgh a two-goal lead, after Sidney Crosby tied it, and the Penguins rode their two big stars to a 4-2 victory over cross-state rival Philadelphia in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals last night. Malkin, who is only... More »

Hossa, Penguins End Rangers' Season

Deadline acquisition Hossa scores twice in deciding Game 5

(Newser) - Marian Hossa scored his second goal of the game 7:10 into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied after giving up a two-goal lead to beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Sunday and advance to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time in seven years. The Penguins will... More »

Fleury, Pens Blank Rangers

Pittsburgh takes 2-0 series lead into Madison Square Garden

(Newser) - Jordan Staal scored a power-play goal in the second period and Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury made the lead stand up, giving the Penguins a 2-0 victory Sunday over New York Rangers and a home-ice sweep of the first two games of their second-round series. Staal's goal was all the offensive... More »

Malkin Caps Frantic Comeback Win for Pens

Rangers blow three-goal lead in Game 1 defeat

(Newser) - Evgeni Malkin deflected Sidney Crosby's one-timer from the right point on a Pittsburgh power play with 1:41 remaining to finish a frantic comeback, and the Penguins rallied from a three-goal deficit against the New York Rangers for a 5-4 victory in their second-round playoff series opener Friday. Pittsburgh’s... More »

Penguins Top Senators 3-1, Complete Series Sweep

Pittsburgh wins first playoff series since 2001

(Newser) - The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 3-1 and completed a four-game sweep of their NHL first-round playoff series on Wednesday. Evgeni Malkin and Jarko Ruutu scored second-period goals, Sidney Crosby scored into an empty net with 7.5 seconds remaining and had an assist, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 21... More »

Crosby Leads Pens Over Sens

Pittsburgh takes 3-0 series lead against last year's East champs

(Newser) - Sidney Crosby, Jordan Staal and Marian Hossa scored in the third period to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Monday night, taking a 3-0 lead in their first-round series. Maxime Talbot scored in the second period and Hossa also had two assists to... More »

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