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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

Team USA’s Oshie becomes an overnight sensation

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SOCHI, Russia - T.J. Oshie was hardly a recognizable name when the Olympics began. Even die-hard hockey fans probably knew little of Oshie beyond basic details about his career. Not anymore. With Team USA advancing to the semifinals on Friday against Canada, Oshie has become one of these … 0

Canada, Britain reach men’s Olympic curling final

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — If there’s to be a changing of the guard in men’s curling, it will have to wait a little while longer. Canada maintained its grip on the Olympic title by reaching the gold-medal game with … 0

Once again, Canada stands in way of US dream

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SOCHI, Russia - Before departing for the Olympics, the U.S. women’s hockey team received a few visitors at their training facility in Bedford, Mass. Members of Team USA’s 1998 gold medal team stopped by to share stories and words of encouragement. “They just wanted to tell us that … 0

Bjoerndalen sets record with Norway’s relay win

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Ole Einar Bjoerndalen couldn’t avoid being in the spotlight, certainly not after becoming the most decorated Winter Olympian of all time and receiving personal congratulations from the king. The softly-spoken Norwegian tends to keep … 0

Sablikova wins another gold in women’s 5,000

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — Martina Sablikova really wanted this gold medal. Not even the Dutch were going to keep her off the top step of the podium. Sablikova defended her Olympic title in the women’s 5,000 meters Wednesday, chasing … 0

Quick, Price in goal for US, Canada

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — The U.S. and Canada have chosen to sit the goaltenders that played in the 2010 gold-medal game at the Vancouver Olympics. The Americans plan to start Jonathan Quick — not Ryan Miller — today in … 0

Czechs top Slovakia, 5-3, play US in quarterfinals

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — Roman Cervenka scored for a second time late in the second period to give the Czech Republic a four-goal lead, and it went on to beat Slovakia 5-3 on Tuesday and advance to an Olympic … 0

Ligety favored in men’s giant slalom

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — Ted Ligety’s biggest contribution to the Olympics so far has been helping teammate Bode Miller and Andrew Weibrecht win medals Ligety had a terrific trip Sunday down the super-giant slalom course except for one huge mistake between Bear’s Brow and Lake Jump. Ligety ended up … 0

Now the real work begins for U.S. men’s hockey team

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — The U.S. men’s hockey team was designed to be fast and hard to play against and it was all of that in the preliminary round of the Sochi Olympic tournament, sandwiching a dramatic shootout victory over Russia between routs of Slovakia and Slovenia. But as … 0

David Wise of U.S. makes history with ski halfpipe gold

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — For Christy Wise and her younger brother David, it wasn’t enough just to watch the movie “Mary Poppins.” The kids from Reno wanted to live it and decided to jump off the roof with an umbrella. Christy’s twin sister, Jessica, wisely let them take the … 0