Olympics

 
OLYMPICS
USA forward Patrick Kane (right) carries the puck past Slovakia defenseman Rene Vydareny in a men's ice hockey preliminary round game during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Shayba Arena on Thursday.

US men’s hockey team defeats Slovakia with 7-1 victory

on Feb. 13, 2014, at 6:10 p.m.
SOCHI, Russia — The United States kicked off their quest for the men’s ice hockey gold medal at the Sochi Olympics by sending a clear message to their rivals with a 7-1 rout of Slovakia on Thursday. The Americans, looking to improve on their silver from the 2010 Olympic Games, …
Russia'’s Evgeny Plushenko withdraws from the men's short program figure skating at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.

Injured Russian skater Plushenko retires; American wins men’s slopestyle

By Mike Collett-White, Reuters on Feb. 13, 2014, at 6:05 p.m.
SOCHI, Russia — Russia’s flamboyant figure skater Yevgeny Plushenko pulled out of the Winter Olympics with an injury on Thursday in a shock twist that immediately deflated home fans pumped up by an opening victory for their beloved men’s ice hockey team. At the Iceberg Skating Palace, there was disbelief …

TV, radio schedule for Feb. 14, 2014

on Feb. 13, 2014, at 4:55 p.m.
AUTO RACING Sprint Cup; Daytona 500, practice, 5 p.m., final practice, 6:30 p.m., FS1-TV BASKETBALL, BOYS MDI vs. OLD TOWN, 5 p.m., WZON Bangor (620 AM) radio; WZON Internet (zoneradio.com), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM) radio; WHOU Internet video (whoufm.com), WEZQ Bangor, (92.9 FM) radio, Internet (929theticket.com), WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM) …
OLYMPICS
Russell Currier during the men's individual biathlon of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center.

Stockholm biathlete places 50th in Olympic 20K individual race

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 13, 2014, at 1:26 p.m.
SOCHI, Russia — Stockholm biathlete Russell Currier posted a 50th-place finish Thursday in his second event at the Winter Olympics, the 20-kilometer individual race. Currier finished third among four Americans in the event with a time of 55 minutes, 7.5 seconds for the race held at the Laura Cross-Country and …
OLYMPICS
Bode Miller of the U.S. reacts after the downhill run of the men's alpine skiing super combined training session at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center February 13, 2014.

Alpine skiing super combined moved to earlier time, which should suit Bode Miller

By Martyn Herman, Reuters on Feb. 13, 2014, at 7:16 a.m.
ROSA KHUTOR, Russia — The start time for Friday’s men’s Olympic super combined has been brought forward by an hour because of concerns about warm weather conditions, organizers said on Thursday. The downhill run will now start at 10am local time, with the slalom leg to follow later. Following Thursday’s …

Local sports results for Feb. 12, 2014

on Feb. 12, 2014, at 9:41 p.m.
Tourney scoreboard HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL EASTERN MAINE Preliminary round Tuesday, Feb. 11 Class B BP5: No. 10 Ellsworth 47, No. 7 Medomak 44 Wednesday, Feb. 12 Class A AP1: No. 8 Lewiston 44, No. 9 Lawrence 40 Class B BP1: No. 8 Hermon 47, No. 9 Presque Isle 30 …

TV, radio sports schedule for Feb. 13, 2014

on Feb. 12, 2014, at 5:31 p.m.
BASKETBALL, MEN LOUISVILLE at TEMPLE, 7 p.m., ESPN-TV ARKANSAS at MEMPHIS, 7 p.m., ESPN2-TV DREXEL at COLLEGE of CHARLESTON, 7 p.m., NBCSN-TV MINNESOTA at WISCONSIN, 9 p.m., ESPN-TV COLORADO at UCLA, 9 p.m., ESPN2-TV ST. JOHN’S at SETON HALL, 9 p.m., FS1-TV BASKETBALL, NBA BROOKLYN at CHICAGO, 8 p.m., TNT-TV …
OLYMPICS
Warm weather has taken a toll on the snow pack at the Sochi Winter Olympics. From the Laura Nordic Center on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, the Caucasus Mountain showed plenty of snow cover at higher elevations, but lower areas of the mountain were showing the signs of warmer weather.

Sochi Games temps climb into 50s, organizers say it’s not a problem

By Karolos Grohmann, Reuters on Feb. 12, 2014, at 6:40 a.m.
SOCHI, Russia — The sun is shining and temperatures feel more like spring than winter but at the Sochi Olympics — the ultimate spectacle of ice and snow — that is not a problem. Quizzed about whether some events might be affected by the mild weather, the International Olympic Committee …
OLYMPICS
Shaun White of the U.S. crashes during the men's snowboard halfpipe final event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, in Rosa Khutor February 11, 2014.

Shaun White finishes fourth as Swiss ‘I-Pod’ wins halfpipe gold

By Nick Mulvenney, Reuters on Feb. 11, 2014, at 2:14 p.m.
ROSA KHUTOR, Russia — Iouri “I-Pod” Podladtchikov nailed the run of a lifetime to win the halfpipe gold for Switzerland at the Sochi Games on Tuesday and bring a stunning end to Shaun White’s eight-year reign as Olympic champion. One of the only riders who can match American White in …
OLYMPICS
Switzerland's Elena Koenz comes off the last jump during her first run in the ladies' snowboarding slopestyle final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.

Mild weather makes for ‘mushy’ snow at Winter Games, temps to rise further

By Karolos Grohmann, Reuters on Feb. 11, 2014, at 6:36 a.m.
SOCHI, Russia — A spell of mild winter weather is disrupting events at the Sochi Olympics and Games organizers are concerned about the outlook with temperatures forecast to rise further this week. Training for the women’s Alpine skiing downhill was scrapped on Tuesday to protect the piste while mild conditions …

Local sports results for Feb. 10, 2014

on Feb. 10, 2014, at 10:33 p.m.
Tourney scoreboard HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL EASTERN MAINE Preliminary round Tuesday, Feb. 11 Class B BP5: No. 10 Ellsworth (9-9) at No. 7 Medomak (10-8), 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 Class A AP1: No. 9 Lawrence (8-10) at No. 8 Lewiston (8-10), 6 p.m. Class B BP1: No. 9 Presque …

TV, radio sports schedule for Feb. 11, 2014

on Feb. 10, 2014, at 5:27 p.m.
BASKETBALL, BOYS Class B Preliminary ELLSWORTH at MEDOMAK VALLEY, 5:30 p.m., WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM) radio; WDEA Internet ( www.wdea.am); WBYA Islesboro (105.5 FM), WBYA Internet (1055frank.com) BASKETBALL, GIRLS Class D Preliminary GREATER HOULTON CHRISTIAN at LCS/MSSM, 6 p.m., WEGP Presque Isle (1390 AM) radio; WEGP Internet (wegp.net); WHOU Houlton …
Stockholm, Maine, native Russell Currier finishes the 10-kilometer biathlon during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center.

Maine Olympian Currier copes with Olympic transit system, reflects on debut race

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 10, 2014, at 11:45 a.m.
Their events aren’t the only long-distance challenges Stockholm native Russell Currier and the rest of the U.S. Olympic biathlon team are facing during the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. “It takes a lot of time and effort to do much around here,” said Currier via e-mail from the Sloboda …
Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with a USA coach after the conclusion of the team figure skating during the Winter Olympics at the Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi, Russia, on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.

Russia, and Putin, bask in afterglow of Games gold

By Mike Collett-White, Reuters on Feb. 10, 2014, at 7:11 a.m.
SOCHI, Russia — Russia was basking in the afterglow of its first gold of the Winter Olympics on Monday, as the team figure skating victory enthralled the host nation and banished memories of Vancouver four years ago when the perennial sporting superpower stumbled. The inaugural team event, decided at a …
OLYMPICS
USA's Meryl Davis and Charlie White perform in the team free ice dance during the Winter Olympics at the Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi, Russia, on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.

Team Russia gets team skating gold, US takes bronze as skating union denies conspiracy among judges

By Scott M. Reid, The Orange County Register on Feb. 10, 2014, at 6:27 a.m.
ADLER, Russia — As Team Russia made its way down a hallway at the Iceberg Skating Palace on Sunday night celebrating the host country’s first gold medal of these Olympic Games, a victory in the inaugural team figure skating competition, the skaters and their coaches were greeted by a surprise …

Olympic athletes banned from wearing Burke memorial stickers on helmets

By Karolos Grohmann, Reuters on Feb. 10, 2014, at 5:38 a.m.
SOCHI, Russia — Athletes at the Sochi Games will not be allowed to use helmet stickers as a mark of respect for Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke, who died in an accident two years ago, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday. The IOC has told at least one athlete, …

No sibling jealousy for sister who missed medal

By Julian Linden, Reuters on Feb. 09, 2014, at 8:34 p.m.
SOCHI, Russia — It was Maxime Dufour-Lapointe’s 25th birthday on Sunday and she spent it the way she had always dreamed of — sharing the stage with her two little sisters at the Sochi Olympics. Their parents, Yves Lapointe and Johane Dufour, were there, too, ushered on to the rostrum …

TV, radio sports schedule for Feb. 10, 2014

on Feb. 09, 2014, at 5:46 p.m.
BASKETBALL, BOYS BREWER vs. BANGOR, 8 p.m., (tape), Time Warner Cable Access-TV (Ch. 9) BASKETBALL, GIRLS BREWER vs. BANGOR, 9:30 p.m., (tape), Time Warner Cable Access-TV (Ch. 9) BASKETBALL, MEN MIAMI at FLORIDA STATE, 7 p.m., ESPN-TV PROVIDENCE at GEORGETOWN, 7 p.m., FS1-TV KANSAS at KANSAS STATE, 9 p.m., ESPN-TV …
The Russian figure skating team steps onto the podium at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 9, 2014. From left to right: Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev, Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov, Ksenia Stolbova and Fyodor Klimov, Yulia Lipnitskaya, Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov, Evgeni Plushenko.

Maine’s Currier finishes 61st in 10K biathlon; Russia captures its first gold Sunday

By Mike Collett-White, Reuters on Feb. 09, 2014, at 4:53 p.m.
SOCHI, Russia —Russell Currier of Stockholm, the only Maine native competing in the Winter Olympics, finished 61st in the 10-kilometer biathlon competition Saturday morning. Currier completed the course in 26 minutes, 58.5 seconds in the event, which combines target shooting and cross country skiing. Currier suffered four penalties while shooting …
Russian security forces patrol the streets as preparations continue for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Rosa Khutor in this February 2014 file photo.

US lawmakers see serious threat of attacks in Russia during Olympics

By Alina Selyukh, Reuters on Feb. 09, 2014, at 1:09 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Top lawmakers from the U.S. House of Representatives’ intelligence and homeland security panels on Sunday warned of a serious threat of attacks in Russia during the Winter Olympics, though U.S. officials say the Olympic grounds are secure. The Olympics formally opened Friday in Sochi. Islamist militant groups based …
 
ADVERTISEMENT | Grow your business
ADVERTISEMENT | Grow your business