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Sochi recap: Men’s skeleton

Alexander Tretiakov won Russia’s first gold medal in skeleton upsetting the world number one, Martins Dukurs. Americans Matt Antoine and John Daly battled for the bronze, with Antoine coming out on top to give the U.S. its second skeleton medal &he...

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Sochi recap: Skeleton, women’s

Noelle Pikus-Pace finally got her Olympic medal while Britain’s Lizzy Yarnold ran away and hid from the field. Date: 14-Feb Sport: Skeleton Event: Women’s, runs 3 and 4 Medalists: Lizzy Yarnold (Britain), Noelle Pikus-Pace (USA), Elen...

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Sochi recap: Skeleton, women’s first two runs

The expected battle between Britain’s Lizzy Yarnold and the USA’s Noelle Pikus-Pace is going the way of the British at the halfway point. Date: 13-Feb Sport: Skeleton Event: Women’s, first two runs (of four) How U.S. fared: Noel...

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2014 medal projections: Jan. 14 update

Time for a few tweaks given the results (and untimely injuries) of late — and when you add it all up, we have a new leader: Alpine skiing: Lindsey Vonn’s absence shakes things up a bit and pretty well insures the … Continue readin...

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2014 medal projections: Skeleton

Updated Jan. 14 and Feb. 4 Yes, it’s the sliding sport in which athletes do what American football players should not — lead with their heads. The men’s World Cup circuit has had a distinct elite group. Only six men’s …...

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Big winter weekend for USA

No, I’m not talking about the fact that every tree and power line in the Mid-Atlantic is covered with ice right now. I’m talking about skiing, sliding and skating, where a lot of things went right for U.S. athletes two … Continue r...

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Monday Myriad: Feb. 4

Yes, this will be more of an evening thing from now on. The week’s headlines: – Jose Aldo defended his UFC featherweight title as Frankie Edgar suffered yet another close decision loss. The rest of the UFC 156 card scrambled … Cont...

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Winter weekend: World Championships vs. X Games

Quick peek at the calendar shows us a couple of items to consider for 2014 medal projections: 12-27: Handball, Men’s World Championships 14-27: Tennis, Australian Open 18-27: Snowboarding, World Championships 19-Feb. 10: Soccer, African Cup of Nati...

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