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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

Chip Scoggins: Enjoy NHL stars in the Olympics while you can

Monday, February 17, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — Ryan Kesler saw Ilya Kovalchuk load up for a slap shot and instinctively threw his body into the shooting lane, unafraid of being drilled by a fast-moving puck. That’s what hockey players do. Kovalchuk’s rocket nailed Kesler in the hand, sending him off the ice … 0

Germany wins team gold in Olympic ski jumping

Monday, February 17, 2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — With the gold medal on the line, Severin Freund made his final jump, then hoped it would be enough to give Germany victory in the team large hill ski jumping competition Monday at the … 0

Costas returns to Olympic coverage

Monday, February 17, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — Bob Costas returns as host for NBC’s prime-time Olympic coverage Tuesday night, if still not exactly clear-eyed, at least with a sharpened sense of respect for the colleagues and crew who covered for him during … 0

Gay-rights activist detained at Olympic Park

Monday, February 17, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — An Italian activist shouting “It’s OK to be gay” and dressed in a rainbow-colored outfit and large headdress was detained Monday as she entered an arena to watch an Olympic hockey game. Vladimir Luxuria, a … 0

US, Canada to play for women’s hockey gold medal

Monday, February 17, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — The United States and Canada will play for the women’s hockey gold medal for the fourth time in the five Olympics since the sport was added to the Winter Games. “We feel like we’ve prepared … 0

Russia’s ‘tiny genius’ prepares to take on ‘The Queen’ for figure skating gold

Monday, February 17, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — For a 15-year-old figure skater, Yulia Lipnitskaya already has amassed an impressive collection of admirers. Russian teammate Ekaterina Bobrova called her a “tiny genius.” Another countryman, Nikita Katsalapov, said she is “our heroine,” while pairs skater Ksenia Stolbova said she watched Lipnitskaya skate and was … 0

Holcomb overcomes injury, pilots US sled to first two-man medal in 62 years

Monday, February 17, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — Steven Holcomb tried to hide the pain as he limped from interview to interview after the first day of competition in the two-man bobsled. He blamed the limp on his shoes, saying he accidentally brought the wrong pair and they made him walk funny. He … 0

US women coast past Sweden 6-1 in Olympic hockey

Monday, February 17, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — The work began before the U.S. women’s hockey team reached the medal round, before it arrived in Sochi, before the roster was even selected. Four years ago, the Americans left the Olympics with a silver … 0

Kessel leads U.S. ice rout over Slovenia, 5-1

Sunday, February 16, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — Phil Kessel is the first American in more than a decade to score a hat trick in an Olympic hockey tournament. He’s more interested in something no American has accomplished on Olympic ice since 1980 … 0

Emily Cook of US ends Games career in women’s aerials

Friday, February 14, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — American Emily Cook finished her Olympic career and moved on to her continuing task - taking care of the next generation. Cook spent a long time comforting an emotional Ashley Caldwell, the 20-year-old American who put down the highest score of the day in qualifying … 0