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Soccer coming to Bravo, Syfy, Oxygen, CNBC, E!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

STAMFORD, Conn. — Soccer is coming to some U.S. television networks better known for reality shows, dramas or financial news. NBCUniversal said Wednesday that it will simultaneously broadcast all 10 matches from the Premier League’s May 11 season finale on its different channels. Along with NBC and NBCSN, the games from England will air on Bravo, Syfy, Oxygen, USA, CNBC, MSNBC, Esquire Network and E! The “Championship Sunday” telecasts will … 0

American Paralympian reunited with Russian mom

Sunday, March 9, 2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Pushing through pain in her debut at the Winter Paralympics, Tatyana McFadden only had to remember who was watching to draw inspiration on this emotional homecoming. Together in the stands at the cross-country skiing were McFadden’s Russian birth mother and the American who adopted her as an ailing child. … 0

Putin declares Sochi Winter Paralympics open

Monday, March 10, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — With a solitary Ukrainian athlete taking part in the opening ceremony, Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the Winter Paralympics in Sochi on Friday against the backdrop of his country’s military action in Crimea. Ukraine delivered a pointed message by sending out only a single flag-bearer to represent the 23-strong team … 0

Linda Robertson: Lauren Williams comes up silver

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Lauryn Williams always liked to go fast. When she was a kid, she beat her German shepherd on a dash home from school. When she was a professional track star she beat the best sprinters in the world. Williams finished the fastest run of … 0

’Queen Yuna’ in position for repeat gold

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — On this night, it wasn’t the precocious 15-year-old Russian ice princess who mesmerized the judges and audience at Iceberg Skating Palace. It was the reigning Olympic champion Yuna Kim, known as Queen Yuna in South Korea, whose exquisite short program put her one step closer … 0

Chip Scoggins: Things getting a little bit Wild for US hockey team

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — Zach Parise and Ryan Suter entered the quarterfinals of the Olympic hockey tournament with exactly zero points between them. That’s not a knock against Team USA’s captain and assistant captain. The Minnesota Wild representatives on the U.S. squad hadn’t played poorly in the three preliminary … 0

Ligety of U.S. wins gold medal in giant slalom

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — Ted Ligety’s first Olympic gold medal in 2006 was such a gift it all but fell out of the sky from a gondola. It was like a kid winning an Oscar without taking acting lessons. Ligety was 21 in Turin, Italy when he struck gold … 0

Canada avoids upset, faces U.S. in semifinals

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — The Canadians are going to the Olympic hockey semifinals! Congratulations, boys. For a while there, it looked like they might be going home. By foot. Team Canada narrowly avoided becoming part of Latvian lore - for an ice hockey player, a very bad place to … 0

US women take silver, bronze in bobsled

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — The first time Aja Evans took a run down the bobsled track - a sensation she likens to being stuffed in a garbage can and pushed of a cliff - she wasn’t sure she wanted to do it again. Her mother insisted: Do not to … 0

Vet motivates Team USA for gold-medal game

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — Before they take the ice for perhaps the biggest game of their lives, the United States women’s hockey team will look at their motto posted their dressing room. We are part of something bigger than ourselves. We are Team USA. We are team first. And … 0

US tops Czechs 5-2, will face Canada in semifinals

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — The United States’ hockey team is getting exactly what it wanted. Another shot at Canada. Dustin Brown banged in a go-ahead goal late in the first period and the Americans went on to dominate the … 0

Canada holds off Latvia 2-1 in Olympic thriller

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — Canada put shots by the dozens on Kristers Gudlevskis, and Latvia’s kid goalie stopped nearly everything in a performance that grew from sensational to a bit supernatural. Late in the third period, Canada finally replaced … 0

No medal in Sochi, but Lolo Jones is satisfied

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — She scrambled to find her camera before the flower ceremony began. Lolo Jones wasn’t going to miss any of it. She wasn’t going to let her American teammates down. Not now. And as Elana … 0