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  • U.S. bobsledders break 62-year medal drought

    U.S. bobsledders break 62-year medal drought
    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...
  • Williams gets silver; first U.S. woman to win medals in Winter and Summer Olympics

    Williams gets silver; first U.S. woman to win medals in Winter and Summer Olympics
    Lauryn Williams became the first American woman and fifth athlete to medal in the Summer and Winter Olympics at the Sochi Games on Wednesday. The glitter was not as bright as she had hoped. The former University of Miami track star fell just short...
  • A Viking, a Cub, an Angel ... and an Olympian

    A Viking, a Cub, an Angel ... and an Olympian
    SOCHI, Russia — As he stands waiting for the women's bobsled event to begin, Fred Evans acknowledges that his family has done some pretty impressive things in the sports world. He has played in the NFL for the last eight seasons. His cousin Gary...
  • Sochi Olympics TV moment: Steven Holcomb and the workaday medalist

    Sochi Olympics TV moment: Steven Holcomb and the workaday medalist
    The Olympics were designed as a collection of sports for the everyman -- amateur athletes taking breaks from day jobs to do grueling things that, if they do them long enough and hard enough, may allow them to hang a medal in the family room one day....
  • Hartford's Connection To 1936 Olympics Goes Downhill Fast

    Hartford's Connection To 1936 Olympics Goes Downhill Fast
    WEST HARTFORD — If you're wondering how good of a driver Ivan Brown was hurdling down a mountain in what today would be considered a most primitive mode of travel, well, consider this. Sonja Henie, the world's darling in 1936, would go down the...
  • Meet Chicago's star Olympic bobsledder

    Meet Chicago's star Olympic bobsledder
    Aja Evans is fearless when sliding down an icy track at 80 mph. Now, if you take her to, say, an amusement park, that's a different story. "I am scared of stuff," the 25-year-old Chicago native said. "I am very scared of roller coasters, which is really...
  • Sports TV and radio: Tuesday's 2/18 log (updated late Monday PM with some pairings)

    5:30 a.m.    Olympics: Men’s Nordic combined (individual K-125 large-hill ski jumping).--NBCSN 7 a.m.    Olympics: Men’s hockey first elimination round: Switzerland vs. Latvia.--NBCSN 10 a.m.    Olympics: Men’s speedskating (10K final);...
  • Sochi Olympics: Elana Meyers, Lauryn Williams on bobsled crash course

    Sochi Olympics: Elana Meyers, Lauryn Williams on bobsled crash course
    SOCHI, Russia — In their first training run together here, U.S. bobsled pilot Elana Meyers and brakeman Lauryn Williams crashed into a wall at the end of the track and severely damaged their sled. Williams — a former sprinting star who...
  • Sochi Olympics: Tuesday's TV best bets

    Sochi Olympics: Tuesday's TV best bets
    WOMEN'S GIANT SLALOM We get the debut of potential breakout star Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. The 18-year-old is stronger in the slalom but could pick up her first Olympic medal in the giant slalom. The first of the two runs has been moved to earlier in...
  • Sochi Olympics: Russia wins gold in two-man bobsled; U.S. gets bronze

    Sochi Olympics: Russia wins gold in two-man bobsled; U.S. gets bronze
    SOCHI, Russia — Winless in the last three years in two-man bobsledding, Alexander Zubkov picked the perfect time and place to put that streak to an emphatic end. At the Olympics. On home ice. No one was even close, either. The 39-year-old...
  • Being a Jamaican bobsledder is still cool, even at Sochi Olympics

    SOCHI, Russia — The Jamaican bobsled team won't reach the podium here unless nearly everyone else gets lost on the way to the track Sunday. But if there were a competition for the most popular team in the Caucasus Mountains, they'd be a lock for...
  • Track worker hit by bobsled in stable condition

    Track worker hit by bobsled in stable condition
    SOCHI, Russia  -- A track worker who was hit by a bobsled Thursday was in stable condition Friday after having surgery on his two broken legs, Sochi organizers said.   "The operation went smoothly,” Sochi 2014 spokeswoman Aleksandra Kosterina said....