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Ice dancing gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the U.S. hold and pose with an American flag following the flower ceremony at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, on Monday.

Americans make Olympic history with gold medal in ice dance

By Mike Collett-White, Reuters on Feb. 17, 2014, at 3:47 p.m.
SOCHI, Russia — Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White skated into the history books at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Monday when they won the ice dance gold, but thick fog in the mountains forced organizers to postpone two events and warn of more delays to come. Belarus maintained their …
Team USA's Phil Kessel (left) shakes hands with Slovenia's Ziga Pavlin after Team USA defeated Slovenia in the men's preliminary round ice hockey game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 16, 2014.

Olympic hockey: Kessel hat-trick powers US to win over Slovenia

By Frank Pingue, Reuters on Feb. 16, 2014, at 10:02 a.m.
SOCHI, Russia — Phil Kessel took a minute to open the scoring and went on to record a natural hat-trick as the United States beat Slovenia 5-1 on Sunday to secure a bye into the quarter-finals of the men’s ice hockey tournament at the Sochi Games. Kessel opened the scoring …
Russian freestyle skier Maria Komissarova practices during a night training session for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the extreme park in Rosa Khutor, Russia February 2, 2014.

Russian Freestyle skier Maria Komissarova ‘seriously hurt’ in crash

By Ossian Shine, Reuters on Feb. 15, 2014, at 12:49 p.m.
SOCHI, Russia — Doctors are operating on Russian skicross racer Maria Komissarova’s spine after the 23-year-old was seriously hurt in training on Saturday. Komissarova sustained the injury while training at the PSX Olympic skicross venue at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. She was taken to Krasnaya Polyana Hospital Number 8, which …
Team USA mobs forward T.J. Oshie (74) after he scored to win a shootout against Russia in a men's hockey game at Bolshoy Ice Dome during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. USA defeated Russia, 3-2.

Olympic hockey: No Russian revenge as US prevails 3-2 in amazing shootout

By Steve Keating, Reuters on Feb. 15, 2014, at 10:52 a.m.
SOCHI, Russia — There was no Russian revenge in the “miracle on ice” rematch on Saturday as the United States triumphed 3-2 following a remarkable sudden-death shootout after the teams finished level at 2-2 after overtime in a thrilling Winter Olympics preliminary game. With Russian President Vladimir Putin among the …

TV, radio sports schedule for Feb. 15-16, 2014

on Feb. 15, 2014, at 5:40 a.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING NASCAR Sprint Cup, Daytona 500, practice, 10:30 a.m., FS1-TV ARCA RE/MAX Series, Daytona, 4:15 p.m., FS1-TV BASEBALL, COLLEGE MAINE at MIAMI, 7 p.m., WGUY Veazie (94.1 FM); UMaine Internet (GoBlackBears.com) BASKETBALL, BOYS HYDE vs. BUCKFIELD, 9:30 a.m., WOXO Norway (92.7 FM) radio SPRUCE MT. vs. POLAND, 10:30 …
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Maine native Russell Currier during the men's individual 20-kilometer biathlon at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center.

Currier finds little time for recreation at Olympics as County biathlete readies for weekend relay

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 14, 2014, at 1:26 p.m.
Russell Currier has had little opportunity to explore the other sights and sounds of the Winter Olympics that the magic of television delivers to millions of Americans each evening. “We haven’t had much free time at all, much less time to explore the other athlete villages,” said Currier, the Stockholm …
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N.H. native Bode Miller competes in men's super combined slalom during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center.

Swiss Viletta wins skiing super combined gold, Bode Miller takes 6th place

By Annika Breidthardt, Reuters on Feb. 14, 2014, at 8:43 a.m.
ROSA KHUTOR, Russia — Sandro Viletta’s season has been so poor until now that he is not competing in another race at the Sochi Olympics after his surprise super-combined gold on Friday. The Swiss will not even take part in the super-G, the only event in which he has won …

Local sports results for Feb. 13, 2014

on Feb. 13, 2014, at 7:57 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 …
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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) …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
 
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