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Jan 28, 2014

Olympics-Ice hockey-Russia eyes show-stopping finish

Jan 28 (Reuters) – Russia president Vladimir Putin can only hope and dream that the country’s men’s ice hockey team can deliver the show-stopping golden finish to the Sochi Olympics that Canada did four years ago.

As final acts go, the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games will be hard to top with Sidney Crosby scoring the winning goal against the United States to crown Canada Olympic hockey champions hours before the closing ceremonies.

Jan 23, 2014

American Parise living the Canadian dream

By Steve Keating

(Reuters) – Zach Parise is an American hockey star living the Canadian dream.

A hockey loving kid, who grew up learning the game on outdoor rinks and ponds, Parise was driving a Zamboni, cleaning the slick and shiny ice at the local arena before he was old enough to drive a car.

Jan 23, 2014

Olympics-Ice hockey-American Parise living the Canadian dream

Jan 23 (Reuters) – Zach Parise is an American hockey star living the Canadian dream.

A hockey loving kid, who grew up learning the game on outdoor rinks and ponds, Parise was driving a Zamboni, cleaning the slick and shiny ice at the local arena before he was old enough to drive a car.

Jan 22, 2014

Clock ticking down on Miller time

PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) – There have been Winter Olympics in which Bode Miller seemed more focused on claiming a gold medal in partying than reaching the top of the podium.

But the American skier, who can infuriate and inspire in equal measure, heads to the Sochi Games looking to “kick ass” and put the finishing touches to a complicated legacy.

Jan 22, 2014

Olympics-Alpine Skiing-Clock ticking down on Miller time

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan 22 (Reuters) – There have been Winter Olympics in which Bode Miller seemed more focused on claiming a gold medal in partying than reaching the top of the podium.

But the American skier, who can infuriate and inspire in equal measure, heads to the Sochi Games looking to “kick ass” and put the finishing touches to a complicated legacy.

Jan 21, 2014

Ovechkin seeks belated team success

By Steve Keating

(Reuters) – For all the riches Alex Ovechkin has accumulated during a glittering ice hockey career, a gold medal and a coveted silver bowl remain firmly beyond the Russian sniper’s grasp.

With a trophy case laden with individual honors, including three Hart trophies as the NHL’s most valuable player, and a $124 million contract with the Washington Capitals, Ovechkin would seem to have plenty to be pleased about.

Jan 21, 2014

Olympics-Ice hockey-Ovechkin seeks belated team success

Jan 21 (Reuters) – For all the riches Alex Ovechkin has accumulated during a glittering ice hockey career, a gold medal and a coveted silver bowl remain firmly beyond the Russian sniper’s grasp.

With a trophy case laden with individual honours, including three Hart trophies as the NHL’s most valuable player, and a $124 million contract with the Washington Capitals, Ovechkin would seem to have plenty to be pleased about.

Jan 20, 2014

‘Sid the Kid’ ready to be the man in Sochi

TORONTO (Reuters) – For Canadians Sidney Crosby is an ice hockey God.

A superhero with a hockey stick wearing the Maple Leaf on his chest who came to the hockey mad country’s rescue four years ago at the Vancouver Winter Games by scoring the golden goal against the United States that crowned Canada Olympic champions.

‘Sid the Kid’, the all-Canadian boy from tiny Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia with impeccable politeness and magical talent, was the toast of the Great White North.

Jan 20, 2014

Olympics-Ice hockey-’Sid the Kid’ ready to be the man in Sochi

TORONTO, Jan 20 (Reuters) – For Canadians Sidney Crosby is an ice hockey God.

A superhero with a hockey stick wearing the Maple Leaf on his chest who came to the hockey mad country’s rescue four years ago at the Vancouver Winter Games by scoring the golden goal against the United States that crowned Canada Olympic champions.

Jan 13, 2014

TFC on suicide watch after Defoe and Bradley signings

TORONTO (Reuters) – - Toronto FC’s decision to sign England striker Jermain Defoe and U.S. midfielder Michael Bradley is akin to committing financial suicide, Tim Leiweke, the man who masterminded the deals, said on Monday.

But if Leiweke, president of TFC owners Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE), and all those involved in the reported $100 million deal were really preparing for economic hara-kiri they were doing it with a smile on their faces.