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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.

Jan 13, 2014

Soccer-TFC on suicide watch after Defoe and Bradley signings

TORONTO, Jan 13 (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.

Jan 11, 2014

Yankees’ Rodriguez banned for 2014 season by arbitrator

By Steve Keating

(Reuters) – New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez will be suspended for the entire 2014 Major League Baseball (MLB) season and playoffs for doping after an independent arbitrator on Saturday rejected the All-Star third baseman’s appeal.

A defiant Rodriguez said he would take the fight to clear his name all the way to federal court and according to reports has plans to take part in the Yankees’ spring training next month.

Jan 7, 2014

Crosby headlines Canada’s ice hockey team for Sochi

TORONTO (Reuters) – Sidney Crosby will lead the Canadian men’s Olympic ice hockey team at next month’s Sochi Games where a roster made up of NHL players looks to defend the gold medal won four years ago.

Crosby, who scored the golden goal that capped off the 2010 Vancouver Games, is among 11 returning Olympians announced to a 25-man team that was being scrutinized on Canadian TV and radio stations and on social media since it was unveiled on Tuesday.

Jan 7, 2014

Olympics-Crosby headlines Canada’s ice hockey team for Sochi

TORONTO, Jan 7 (Reuters) – Sidney Crosby will lead the Canadian men’s Olympic ice hockey team at next month’s Sochi Games where a roster made up of NHL players looks to defend the gold medal won four years ago.

Crosby, who scored the golden goal that capped off the 2010 Vancouver Games, is among 11 returning Olympians announced to a 25-man team that was being scutinised on Canadian TV and radio stations and on social media since it was unveiled on Tuesday.