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United States' Christen Press (23) celebrates her goal against Australia with Lauren Holiday (12) during a FIFA Women's World Cup soccer match in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Monday, June 8, 2015. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

U.S. shakes off jitters; Obama talks scandal

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Forgive the United States for some opening night jitters. The team got off to a slow start — several players called it “choppy” — but broke open a 1-all tie with Australia after the first half for a 3-1 victory in the World Cup opener on Monday night. Megan Rapinoe scored twice for the U.S. women. “It was the first game, and there are some players out there who haven’t played in a big tournament before,” midfielder Carli Lloyd said. “I think we’ll get better and better as each game goes on.” The win gives the second-ranked Americans three points to start … 0

F-bombs, shouting: Uncivil discourse on Boston bid

Sunday, May 31, 2015

BOSTON — If there were an Olympic medal for acrimony, Boston would take the gold. The debate over the city’s embattled bid to host the 2024 Summer Games has featured F-bombs at public hearings, shouting matches and online abuse in both directions. Regardless of whether the bid advances, some say the venom and vitriol represent a new low in a city where political … 0

Boston’s Olympic chief confident in bid

Sunday, March 22, 2015

BOSTON — It would be one thing to persuade the International Olympic Committee to choose Boston over other powerhouse world cities to host the 2024 Summer Games. But it’s quite another to win over a skeptical populace in its own backyard. “We have to dream big,” Richard Davey, the chief executive of Boston 2024, the group spearheading the city’s bid, said in a … 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

Carrying hopes of a nation, Russia makes unexpected hockey exit

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — A hockey team loses. A nation mourns, curses and cries. Russia’s men’s hockey team suffered a 3-1 loss to Finland on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the 2014 Winter Olympics tournament, eliminating the host country from medal contention. For some Russians, these Winter Games were … 0

Canada rallies past US for women’s bobsled gold

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — They called it the Battle Royale. Kaillie Humphries and Elana Meyers spent part of the summer training alongside one another, getting ready to spend this winter battling each other. They shared a coach. They … 0