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Feb 6, 2015

No sharing world downhill gold for Maze

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado (Reuters) – Tina Maze had to share Olympic downhill gold but top spot at the alpine ski world championships was hers alone on Friday, as the Slovenian speedster outraced Anna Fenninger in the blue riband event.

Maze, who tied with Switzerland’s Dominique Gisin at the Sochi Winter Games, was virtually in a class of her own on a sun-kissed day as she shot down a challenging Raptor track in one minute, 45.89 seconds.

Feb 6, 2015

Miracle now needed to win gold, says Vonn

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado (Reuters) – Denied gold medals in her best events, American ski queen Lindsey Vonn admitted on Friday that it will take a miracle for her to leave the alpine ski world championships with a title.

With the most successful women’s skier of all-time with a record 64 World Cup wins competing on home snow, these were supposed to be the Lindsey Vonn world championships.

Feb 6, 2015

Miller crashes out of worlds

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado (Reuters) – American showman Bode Miller, one of the greatest and most controversial skiers of all-time, crashed out of the alpine ski world championships on Thursday, tearing his hamstring tendon after a nasty fall in the Super-G.

Taking the most direct line to the finish as always, Miller clipped a flag with his arm as he neared the bottom of the course and flew into the air before hitting the snow hard.

Feb 2, 2015

Patriots euphoric after Super Bowl despite ‘Deflategate’

GLENDALE, Arizona (Reuters) – The New England Patriots rallied to beat the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday in what will go down as one of the greatest Super Bowls of all-time but who the real winner is could well be debated for decades to come.

The buildup to the Super Bowl had been dominated by a controversy over deflated footballs used by the Patriots in a blowout win over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC title game that earned them a trip to Arizona.

Feb 2, 2015

Patriots beat Seahawks for first Super Bowl win in 10 years

GLENDALE, Arizona (Reuters) – Tom Brady cemented his legacy as one of the all-time quarterback greats, firing four touchdown passes in the New England Patriots’ dramatic 28-24 comeback win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

The victory earned the Patriots their first Super Bowl title in 10 years and put them alongside five other teams with at least four wins.

Jan 30, 2015

Seahawks’ Lynch blasts Super Bowl reporters with rant

By Steve Keating

(Reuters) – Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, whose preference not to talk to the media has cost him plenty in fines, finally opened up on Thursday as he blasted reporters for continuing to badger him.

In his final mandated media session ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl, Lynch launched into a rant to the assembled media at the team’s hotel but did not answer any questions.

Jan 30, 2015

NFLPA vows to fight league’s new personal conduct policy

PHOENIX (Reuters) – The National Football League Players Association will do all it can to prevent the NFL’s newly-imposed personal conduct policy from being implemented, the union’s leaders said on Thursday.

NFLPA President Eric Winston and Executive Director DeMaurice Smith were in defiant form ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl, both saying they will resist any proposed changes to the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) signed in 2011.

Jan 9, 2015

Boston named U.S. bid city for 2024 Olympics

By Steve Keating

(Reuters) – Boston was selected on Thursday as the American candidate city that will bid to host the 2024 Olympics, taking the first strides in a grueling marathon to bring the Summer Games back to the United States.

Boston, which has never hosted an Olympics, was unveiled as the surprise pick over two-time host Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington following the United States Olympic Committee’s(USOC) board meeting at the Denver International Airport.

Jan 9, 2015

Olympics-Boston named U.S. bid city for 2024 Olympics

Jan 8 (Reuters) – Boston was selected on Thursday as the American candidate city that will bid to host the 2024 Olympics, taking the first strides in a gruelling marathon to bring the Summer Games back to the United States.

Boston, which has never hosted an Olympics, was unveiled as the surprise pick over two-time host Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington following the United States Olympic Committee’s(USOC) board meeting at the Denver International Airport.

Jan 8, 2015

Quarterbacks poised to steal playoff spotlight

By Steve Keating

(Reuters) – If you want to win a championship you better have a Super Bowl-caliber quarterback, a truism that will be underlined in red this weekend with four tantalizing divisional playoff matchups.

From the Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers, to the rarified air of the Mile High City, where the Denver Broncos play, eight teams will take to the gridiron and five will be led by Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks.