Finland captain Teemu Selanne kisses his bronze medal at the Bolshoy Ice Dome after defeating the U.S., 5-0.

Ducks' Teemu Selanne of Finland named Olympic hockey MVP

SOCHI, Russia — Teemu Selanne continued to rack up honors after he and his Finnish teammates won bronze medals at the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament.

Olympics closing ceremony live: Tchaikovsky and fireworks

Olympics closing ceremony live: Tchaikovsky and fireworks

The 2014 Winter Olympics closing ceremony has ended in Sochi, Russia. Tchaikovsky and fireworks marked the final moments of the proceedings Sunday.

The 2014 Winter Olympics closing ceremony ended with a blast of fireworks.

2014 Winter Olympics closing ceremony

Canada's Sidney Crosby scores past Sweden goalie Henrik Lundqvist as Sweden's Loui Eriksson looks on.

Sochi Olympics: Canada is golden again with win over Sweden in hockey

SOCHI, Russia — Sidney Crosby again proved that he’s a big-time, big-game scorer.

The U.S. four-man bobsled team won the bronze medal on Sunday.

Sochi Olympics: Russia wins gold, U.S. bronze in four-man bobsled

SOCHI, Russia -- Alexander Zubkov was given a daunting assignment for his home Olympics. His task: Take to Russian ice and make history, against drivers who have been beating him for years.

Gold medalist Jean Frederic Chapuis (green) leads the pack in the ski cross final on Thursday at the Sochi Olympics.

Arbitration panel dismisses appeals on legality of French skiers suits

SOCHI, Russia -- The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) dismissed appeals from Canada and Slovenia regarding the legality of the suits worn by the three French athletes who swept the medals in men's ski cross.

Gold medalist Alexander Legkov (3) is flanked team silver medalist Maxim Vylegzhanin (7) and bronze medalist Ilia Chernousov (8) as they celebrate a Russian sweep of the men's cross-country 50-kilometer mass start race Sunday at the Sochi Olympics.

Russians sweep men's cross-country 50-kilometer mass start race

SOCHI, Russia -- Alexander Legkov led a Russian sweep of the men's 50-kilometer cross-country race Sunday, giving the host nation its first gold medal in the sport at the Sochi Olympics.

Austrian cross-country skier Johannes Duerr, who has tested positive for the blood-booster EPO, competes in the skiathlon competition at the Winter Games last week.

Johannes Duerr becomes fifth athlete to fail doping test at Sochi Olympics

SOCHI, Russia -- Austrian cross-country skier Johannes Duerr was kicked out of the Sochi Olympics on Sunday after testing positive for EPO. It is the fifth doping case — and most serious so far — at the Winter Games.

Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf, battling in the corner with Norway's Jonas Holoes during a gamer earlier in the Olympic hockey tournament, and Canada will play for the gold medal Sunday against Sweden.

Television schedule for the 2014 Sochi Olympics

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Finland captain Teemu Selanne, center, is congratulated by teammates Lauri Korpikoski (28) and Mikael Granlund (64) after scoring against goalie Jonathan Quick (32, foreground) and the United States in the second period of the bronze medal game on Saturday at the Sochi Olympics.

Teemu Selanne exits with Olympic bronze as Finland routs U.S., 5-0

SOCHI, Russia — If this is the last Olympic hockey tournament for 43-year-old Teemu Selanne— and he said three Olympics ago that he intended to retire from the international stage — the Ducks and Finland winger went out with a great flourish and a bronze medal.

The Russian team celebrates its gold medal.

Sochi Olympics: Russia wins gold in men's biathlon relay

Russia won gold in the men's 4x7.5-kilometer relay on Saturday, the final biathlon event of the Sochi Olympics.

The gold-medal winning team from the Netherlands.

Sochi Olympics: Netherlands wins gold in men's team pursuit

The Netherlands claimed its 22nd speedskating medal of the Sochi Olympics on Saturday, beating South Korea in the final of men's team pursuit with an Olympic record time.

Vic Wild reacts after winning his second gold medal.

Sochi Olympics: U.S.-born Vic Wild wins second gold medal for Russia

SOCHI, Russia — For snowboarder Vic Wild, the difference to make up after one run in the final of the parallel slalom — 0.12 seconds — was nothing like the deficit he faced the other day in the parallel giant slalom final, more than half a second.

Third athlete fails doping test at Sochi Olympics

Third athlete fails doping test at Sochi Olympics

SOCHI, Russia -- A Ukrainian cross-country skier has failed a doping test, her country's Olympic committee said Saturday. It is the third positive result of the Sochi Games.

Vic Wild claimed the gold medal in the men's snowboard parallel giant slalom (above) Wednesday and the parallel slalom on Saturday for Russia, the country he left the United States for in 2011.

Vic Wild, Julia Dujmovits take gold in snowboard parallel slalom

Vic Wild captured his second gold medal in four days when he won the Olympic debut of men's parallel slalom in snowboarding while Julia Dujmovits of Austria inched past Germany's Anke Karstens at the finish to win gold in the women's event Saturday.

Marit Bjoergen of Norway has won six gold medals, three in both the Winter Games at Sochi and Vancouver.

Sochi Olympics: Marit Bjoergen leads Norway sweep in 30K cross-country race

SOCHI, Russia -- Marit Bjoergen became the most decorated female Winter Olympian in history Saturday by leading a Norwegian sweep in the women's 30-kilometer cross-country ski race at the Sochi Games.

Germany's Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle competes in the biathlon before she tested positive for a banned substance.

Sochi Olympics: Two athletes test positive for banned substances

A German biathlete and an Italian bobsledder have been kicked out of the Sochi Olympics after becoming the first athletes to fail doping tests at the Winter Games.

Figure skating official: 'I'm not hiding anything'

Figure skating official: 'I'm not hiding anything'

SOCHI, Russia — Ottavio Cinquanta of Italy, president of figure skating’s international federation, was unaware of a controversy over the results in the Olympic women’s event that ended Thursday with Adelina Sotnikova of Russia beating defending champion Yuna Kim of South Korea.

The U.S. and Canada get in a scrum in front of Canada's net.

Sochi Olympics: Canada defeats U.S., 1-0, in men's hockey semifinal

SOCHI, Russia—Canada will have the opportunity to defend the gold medal it won four years ago at Vancouver, a chance it earned Friday with a thoroughly sound defensive effort that stifled a fast and prolific U.S. team in the Sochi Olympic hockey semifinals.

Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates her victory in the Olympic women's slalom competition.

Mikaela Shiffrin becomes youngest to win gold in Olympic slalom

SOCHI, Russia -- U.S. skiing star Mikaela Shiffrin survived a near crash on her second run Friday to become, at 18, the youngest winner of the Olympic slalom.

Sochi Games: Viktor Ahn wins men's 500-meter short-track speedskating

SOCHI, Russia — Viktor Ahn of Russia won Olympic gold in the 500 meters Friday, giving the short track star his seventh career medal in the only event he had never won at the games.

Mikaela Shiffrin completes her gold-medal run in the women's slalom.

Sochi Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin wins gold in women's slalom

SOCHI, Russia — Mikaela Shiffrin made Alpine skiing history Friday as the youngest ever winner of an Olympic slalom gold medal after making an astonishing recovery midway through her second run.

There will be no gold medal for Teemu Selanne this year.

Teemu Selanne's golden dream ends with 2-1 semifinal loss to Sweden

SOCHI, Russia—Teemu Selanne’s dream of winning an Olympic gold medal will not come true.

The team from Ukraine celebrates its biathlon gold.

Sochi Olympics: Ukraine wins gold in women's biathlon relay

SOCHI, Russia — Ukraine won the Olympic women's 4x6-kilometer biathlon relay on Friday for its first gold medal of the Sochi Games.

Canada celebrates its gold in men's curling.

Sochi Olympics: Canada wins gold in men's curling

SOCHI, Russia — Canada won a third consecutive Olympic title in men's curling with an overwhelming 9-3 victory over Britain in eight ends Friday to complete the country's sweep of the gold medals at the Sochi Games.

Sweden celebrates its bronze medal in men's curling.

Sochi Olympics: Sweden wins bronze medal in men's curling

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Sweden won the bronze medal in men's Olympic curling on Friday, beating China 6-4 in a nerve-jangling game that hinged on the final shot in an extra end and two major technical blunders by the Chinese.

Mikaela Shiffrin makes her first slalom run at the Sochi Olympics.

Sochi Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin leads after first slalom run

SOCHI, Russia -- U.S. slalom superstar Mikaela Shiffrin was in prime position for a gold medal after a blazing first run Friday at Rosa Khutor.

Canada's Mariell Thompson leads the finalists over a jump during the women's ski cross on Friday at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

Marielle Thompson leads 1-2 finish for Canada in women's ski cross

SOCHI, Russia -- Marielle Thompson and Kelsey Serwa finished 1-2 for Canada in women's ski cross on Friday, giving their country bookend gold-silver performances in Olympic freestyle skiing.

Jimmy Kimmel's fake wolf video gets a laugh from IOC spokesman

Jimmy Kimmel's fake wolf video gets a laugh from IOC spokesman

U.S. luge star Kate Hansen and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel pulled off a hoax -- a wolf supposedly walking down the hallway in a dorm at the Sochi Olympics -- that created a worldwide stir, but a spokesman for the International Olympic Committe took the prank in stride.

Ashley Wagner performs in the women's figure skating free program Thursday at the Iceberg Skating Palace.

Ashley Wagner questions why falling free skaters scored higher

Ashley Wagner is not happy with the scores the judges gave her free skate program Thursday at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Maddie Bowman celebrates after her final run of the women's freestyle halfpipe finals Thursday. Bowman won gold in the event.

Olympic ski halfpipe winner Maddie Bowman salutes pioneer Sarah Burke

SOCHI, Russia -- Was the late Sarah Burke the real winner of the women's halfpipe Thursday night?

Maddie Bowman of the U.S. celebrates her victory

Sochi Olympics: Maddie Bowman of the U.S. wins women's freestyle halfpipe

SOCHI, Russia — Maddie Bowman of the United States won the first-ever gold in women's Olympic halfpipe skiing.

Sochi Games: Why don't figure skaters get dizzy?

Sochi Games: Why don't figure skaters get dizzy?

Are you a casual fan of figure skating and have some questions after watching it during the Sochi Olympics? Former competitive figure skater Laura E. Davis, the deputy mobile editor for The Times, has some answers.

Canada's Jennifer Jones throws the stone.

Sochi Olympics: Canada wins gold in women's curling

SOCHI, Russia — Canada won the gold medal in women's Olympic curling Thursday, beating Sweden 6-3 and avenging a loss to the Swedes in the final at the Vancouver Games in 2010.

Switzerland's women's hockey team celebrates its bronze medal.

Sochi Games: Switzerland beats Sweden for bronze medal in women's hockey

SOCHI, Russia — Jessica Lutz broke a third-period tie with 6:17 to play and Switzerland rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat Sweden 4-3 and claim the bronze medal in Olympic women's hockey on Thursday.

Jonathan Quick plays for Team USA in the Olympic men's hockey tournament in Sochi, Russia.

Sochi Games: Hockey semifinalists ready to put NHL friendships on hold

SOCHI, Russia -- Drew Doughty threw down the gauntlet as far as who wins bragging rights should he and Team Canada defeat his Kings teammates Jonathan Quick and Dustin Brown of Team USA in Friday’s Olympic tournament semifinal, but Quick wasn’t taking the bait.

The French freestyle ski cross medalists, from left: bronze medalist Jonathan Midol, gold medal winner Jean Frederic Chapuis and silver medalist  Arnaud Bovolenta.

Sochi Olympics: France sweeps men's freestyle ski cross

SOCHI, Russia – The fab threesome of U.S. freeskiers Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper landed on the cover of a limited edition of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes cereal box after sweeping the slopestyle podium.

Germany's Fabian Riessle, left, can't quite catch Norway's Joergen Graabak at the finish line. Austria's Mario Stecher trails them both.

Sochi Olympics: Norway wins gold in team Nordic Combined

SOCHI, Russia — Cross-country ski specialist Magnus Moan made up a 25-second deficit on the first leg and Norway outdueled Germany and defending champion Austria to win Olympic gold in the Nordic combined team event Thursday.

The team from Britain reacts after winning the bronze medal.

Sochi Olympics: Britain wins bronze medal in women's curling

SOCHI, Russia — Britain won the bronze medal in women's Olympic curling by beating Switzerland 6-5 on Thursday, ensuring the country will at least match its record haul of four medals at a single Winter Games.

U.S. and Kings teammates Dustin Brown and Jonathan Quick celebrate their team's 5-2 victory over the Czech Republic.

U.S.-Canada semifinal to turn Kings' Olympians into rivals

SOCHI, Russia -- Back home in Los Angeles, Drew Doughty, Jonathan Quick and Dustin Brown are the best of friends, a bond that was strengthened during the Kings' 2012 Stanley Cup run.

Six Ducks and four Kings advance to Sochi Olympic hockey semifinals

Six Ducks and four Kings advance to Sochi Olympic hockey semifinals

SOCHI, Russia -- The contingent of Ducks and Kings who came to the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament is shrinking as the playoffs continue.

Canada's Ryan Fry, center, throws the stone while his team mates Ej Harnden, right, and Ryan Harnden brushruary 19, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ANDREJ ISAKOVIC

Sochi Games: Canada, Britain move to gold-medal match in men's curling

SOCHI, Russia — Canada maintained its grip on the men's Olympic curling title by beating China 10-6 in the semifinals on Wednesday, setting up a gold-medal game against Britain.

Tim Tscharnke of Germany, left, and Sami Jauhojaervi of Finland in action.

Sochi Olympics: Finland wins men's cross-country team sprint

SOCHI, Russia — Finland surprisingly won the men's cross-country team sprint at the Sochi Olympics on Wednesday, taking advantage of a fall that slowed its two closest rivals in the final.

Ole Einar Bjoerndalen became the most decorated Winter Olympian ever with 13 medals.

Sochi Olympics: Norway wins inaugural biathlon mixed relay

SOCHI, Russia — Norway won the first Olympic mixed relay in biathlon on Wednesday, and Ole Einar Bjoerndalen became the most decorated Winter Olympian ever with 13 medals.

Ted Ligety's gold medal in giant slalom ratifies his greatness

Ted Ligety's gold medal in giant slalom ratifies his greatness

SOCHI, Russia — Ted Ligety’s first Olympic gold medal in 2006 was such a gift it all but fell out of the sky from a gondola. Ligety was 21 in Turin, Italy, when he struck gold in the super combined, only because Bode Miller blew gold by missing a gate in his first slalom run and Austria’s Benny Raich blew gold by hooking a second-run gate within feet of the finish line.

Bode Miller's Olympic career ends after 20th place in giant slalom

Bode Miller's Olympic career ends after 20th place in giant slalom

SOCHI, Russia -- Bode Miller's Olympic career ended Wednesday when he finished 20th behind winner and U.S. teammate Ted Ligety in the men's giant slalom.

Martina Sablikova is skating toward a gold medal.

Sochi Olympics: Martina Sablikova wins women's 5,000-meter speedskating

SOCHI, Russia — Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic defended her Olympic speedskating title in the women's 5,000 meters Wednesday, knocking the Dutch off the top step of the medal podium.

Players for Finland and Russia battle in a scrum in front of Finland's net during the Olympic men's hockey tournament in Sochi, Russia.

Sochi Olympics: Russian hockey dream fizzles in loss to Finland

SOCHI, Russia -- Before the Olympic hockey tournament began, Russian superstar Alexander Ovechkin joked that if his country were to prevail at the sport it once dominated internationally, “it means gold only costs $50 billion,” the price tag for the Sochi Games.

Figure skaters need to learn to maintain their poise after the fall, as Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan did during the men's free skate last week.

Sochi Olympics: Things I learned as a competitive figure skater

If I had landed that double loop, I might remember very little about one of my last performances as a figure skater. It’s a jump I had done, in competition and in practice, probably hundreds of times. But on that day, during my last shot at a medal in regionals, I fell. My elbows hit the ice, my chest and neck jolted back and my head soon followed.

Vic Wild comes to a stop after winning a gold medal at the Sochi Olympics.

Sochi Games: U.S.-born Vic Wild wins gold for Russia in snowboarding

SOCHI, Russia -- Meet snowboarder Vic Wild, the newly minted Olympic gold medalist from Russia -- by way of White Salmon, Wash.

Canada competes in the women's curling semifinals.

Canada, Sweden advance to women's curling gold-medal match

SOCHI, Russia — Canada and Sweden will play off for the gold medal in women's Olympic curling after winning semifinal games that went to the final shot on Wednesday.

Ted Ligety is on his way to a gold medal.

Sochi Olympics: U.S.' Ted Ligety wins gold medal in giant slalom

SOCHI, Russia — Ted Ligety won the giant slalom at the Sochi Games with a dominating performance Wednesday, becoming the first American man to win two Olympic gold medals in Alpine skiing.

Marit Bjoergen leads Norway to the gold.

Sochi Olympics: Norway wins women's cross-country team sprint

SOCHI, Russia — Marit Bjoergen gave Norway a dominant victory in the women's cross-country team sprint on Wednesday for her fifth career Olympic gold medal.

Patrizia Kummer competes in women's parallel giant slalom.

Sochi Olympics: Patrizia Kummer wins women's parallel giant slalom

SOCHI, Russia — Patrizia Kummer of Switzerland has won gold in women's snowboarding parallel giant slalom.

Vic Wild comes to a stop after winning a gold medal at the Sochi Olympics.

Sochi Olympics: Vic Wild wins gold for Russia in men's parallel giant slalom

SOCHI, Russia — Former U.S. snowboarder Vic Wild has won gold for Russia in the parallel giant slalom.

Slovenia Olympic hockey players Anze Kopitar and Robert Kristan.

Anze Kopitar, Slovenia can feel proud despite Olympic hockey loss

SOCHI, Russia -- The disappointment Anze Kopitar felt was immediate and deep after Slovenia’s 5-0 loss to Sweden Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament, the end of the road for a gutsy team that won the admiration of hockey fans everywhere with its perseverance to get this far in its first-ever Olympic appearance.

American skier Ted Ligety makes his first run in the men's giant slalom at the Sochi Olympics on Wednesday at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center.

American Ted Ligety takes big lead in first run of men's giant slalom

SOCHI, Russia --American favorite Ted Ligety took a huge lead in the first run of the Olympic giant slalom after the top 30 racers Wednesday.

Slovenia goalie Robert Kristan, left, celebrates with teammate Anze Kopitar following a 4-0 win over Austria at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games on Tuesday.

Sochi Olympics: Keeping up with Kings, Ducks players

SOCHI, Russia — And then there were 12.

Slovakia goalie Jan Laco fails to stop a shot by the Czech Republic's Ales Hemsky during the men's hockey quarterfinals at the Sochi Olympics.

Sochi Olympics: Czechs beat Slovakia to earn hockey matchup with U.S.

SOCHI, Russia -- The U.S. men’s hockey team will face the Czech Republic on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Sochi Olympics hockey tournament.

David Wise on his gold-medal winning run.

Sochi Olympics: David Wise of U.S. wins gold in freestyle ski halfpipe

SOCHI, Russia — David Wise soared through sleet and snow and ended up with gold — a mighty nice present to bring home to his daughter.

Slovenia's Anze Kopitar celebrates after scoring a goal in the first period against Austria at the Bolshoy Ice Dome on Tuesday. Slovenia has advanced to the quarterfinals.

Kings teammates happy for Anze Kopitar's success with Slovenia

SOCHI, Russia — Here’s a news flash: Jonathan Quick smiled.

Jorrit Bergsma shows off his gold-medal winning form.

Sochi Olympics: Jorrit Bergsma wins men's 10,000-meter speedskating

SOCHI, Russia — Jorrit Bergsma set an Olympic record and led another Dutch speedskating sweep Tuesday, winning the 10,000 meters with an upset of countryman Sven Kramer.

Joergen Graabak leads the pack to the finish line.

Sochi Olympics: Joergen Graabak wins gold in Nordic Combined, large hill

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Joergen Graabak broke away from a five-man group with about 100 meters left in the cross-country race to give Norway a one-two finish in the Nordic combined large hill event Tuesday at the Sochi Olympics.

Trevor Jacob competes in the Olympic men's snowboard cross final.

Sochi Games: Trevor Jacob misses men's snowboard cross final by inches

SOCHI, Russia -- You can practically imagine Travis Pastrana wishing that U.S. snowboarders Alex Deibold and Trevor Jacob had their wild Olympic finish on his show.

Team Slovenia celebrates its men's hockey playoff qualification round victory over Austria.

Anze Kopitar, Slovenia advance to Olympic men's hockey quarterfinals

SOCHI, Russia -- It was Slovenia’s version of the 1980 U.S. “Miracle on Ice,” a historic moment for a team whose country, with a population of about 2 million, has only seven indoor hockey rinks and only 148 senior-level players.

Alang Kim, Seung-Hi Park, Suk Hee Shim and Ha-Ri Cho of South Korea won the gold medal in women's 3,000-meter short-track speedskating relay.

South Korea wins gold in women's short-track 3,000-meter relay

SOCHI, Russia — South Korea won the women's Olympic short track 3,000-meter relay, passing China on the last lap to take the lead.

International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman -- who agreed on the day's attire, at least -- joke around during a news conference on Tuesday at the Sochi Olympics.

NHL's return to Olympics on hold; women's game will be back

SOCHI, Russia -- While the issue of NHL players’ continued participation in Olympic hockey tournaments remains unsettled, one agreement apparently was reached by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel and NHL Players’ Assn. Executive Director Donald Fehr.

US skier Mikaela Shiffrin makes her first run during the women's giant slalom at the Sochi Olympics on Tuesday at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center.

Tina Maze wins women's giant slalom gold; Mikaela Shiffrin is fifth

SOCHI, Russia --Tina Maze earned her second gold medal of the Sochi Olympics on Tuesday, winning from the front in a rainy and snowy giant slalom.

Alex Deibold of the United States celebrates after advancing from a heat men's snowboard cross on Tuesday at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

Pierre Vaultier wins gold in snowboard cross; Alex Deibold gets bronze

Pierre Vaultier of France held off hard-charging Nikolay Olyunin of Russia to win gold and Alex Deibold of the U.S. took bronze in men's snowboardcross at the Sochi Olympics on Tuesday.

NBC's Bob Costas, due to return to the air Monday after time off for an eye infection, prepares for broadcast at his anchor desk in Sochi, Russia.

Bob Costas: What NBC Olympic host was doing as eye infection healed

Walking at night, sitting in dark rooms and watching Syracuse basketball — these are just a few of the fun things NBC Olympics host Bob Costas did while recovering from an eye infection that knocked him off the air last week.

Mac Bohonnon jumps during the men's freestyle skiing aerials final.

Sochi Games: American teenager Mac Bohonnon places fifth in aerials

SOCHI, Russia -- Freestyle skier Mac Bohonnon was the lone teenager in the star-studded, 12-man field for the aerials final at the Olympics.

Drew Doughty, left, and Jeff Carter aren't fans of the wider Olympics ice.

Sochi Games: Jeff Carter, Drew Doughty not fans of wider ice surface

SOCHI, Russia — So you think playing on the wider international ice surface would be the best way to increase scoring in the NHL and liven up the game?

Members of Team Germany celebrate their victory.

Germany wins gold in men's team ski jumping

SOCHI, Russia — Germany took the lead with one group to go and edged Austria into second to win the Olympic team gold medal on the large hill Monday at the Sochi Games.

Anton Kushnir soars toward a gold medal.

Sochi Olympics: Anton Kushnir of Belarus wins gold in men's aerials

SOCHI, Russia — Anton Kushnir won the gold medal in Olympic men's aerials Monday night, giving Belarus its second gold medal of the games in the freestyle skiing event.

The Russian two-man bobsled team wins the gold medal.

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.

Megan Bozek celebrates her goal against Sweden.

U.S. routs Sweden to advance to gold-medal women's hockey game

SOCHI, Russia — The work began before the U.S. women's hockey team reached the medal round, before it arrived in Sochi, before the roster was even selected.

Darya Domracheva crosses the finish line to win her third gold medal.

Darya Domracheva wins her third gold medal in women's biathlon

SOCHI, Russia — Darya Domracheva of Belarus completed an unprecedented hat trick of Olympic gold medals in women's biathlon by winning the 12.5-kilometer mass start race on Monday.

Bode Miller was emotional after winning the bronze.

NBC's teary Bode Miller interview after his Sochi medal win: That's TV

SOCHI, Russia -- Well, of course I was the second to last to hear about Christin Cooper's now controversial interview with Bode Miller after he tied for the super G bronze.

Aksel-Lund Svindal

Sochi Olympics: Aksel-Lund Svindal pulls out of final Alpine events

SOCHI, Russia -- World champion and Olympic favorite Ted Ligety of the United States has one less contender to deal with in Wednesday's men's giant slalom at Rosa Khotur.

Bode Miller breaks down during a post-race interview on NBC.

NBC criticized for post-race interview with Bode Miller

Bode Miller won a bronze medal in the men's super-G at the Sochi Games over the weekend, becoming the oldest Alpine medalist in Olympic history, at 36 years and 127 days. Miller dedicated the race and the medal to his younger brother, Chelone Miller, who died in April.

Poor visibility led to the delay of the men's snowboard cross competition at the Sochi Olympics.

Sochi Games: Snowboard cross competition delayed by fog

SOCHI, Russia -- U.S. snowboarder Nate Holland had one inspection run on a foggy day in the mountains with limited visibility on the Olympic course.

A look at the men's bracket

Sochi Olympics: Men's hockey playoff schedule set; Kopitar feels better

SOCHI, Russia -- Host Russia, forced to play an extra game because it didn’t finish in the top four in preliminary-round play and didn’t get a bye into the hockey playoff quarterfinals, will face Norway at 4:30 p.m. (local time) Tuesday in one of four qualification playoff games. Russia, the No. 5 seed, will face No. 12 Norway at the Bolshoy Ice Dome.

Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir in Sunday's short dance.

Finn steps up ice dance controversy

SOCHI, Russia - One of the skaters credited with creating the critical element in the short dance program thinks the Olympic judges got it wrong Sunday.

American Trevor Jacob takes a break between Sochi Olympics practice runs for the snowboard cross at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

Nitro Circus meets the Olympics: Travis Pastrana on Trevor Jacob

SOCHI, Russia -- It's a seriously foggy day -- cue up some Radiohead or, if you like the crooners, some Frank Sinatra -- at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, where snowboarding competition has been canceled for the day.

Kostner gets tough draw in women's short program

SOCHI, Russia  - Carolina Kostner drew the short straw.

Canada defenseman Drew Doughty is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal in the first period against Finland in a preliminary-round game of the Sochi Olympics on Sunday.

Sochi 2014: Drew Doughty leads Canada past Finland, 2-1, in overtime

SOCHI, Russia — With four goals to his credit in the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament, Kings defenseman Drew Doughty has single-handedly outscored Team Slovakia (2), Team Norway (3) and Team Switzerland (2).

Canada defenseman Drew Doughty celebrates with teammates after scoring the winning goal in overtime against Finland on Sunday in a preliminary-round game at the Sochi Olympics.

Kings, Ducks continue to make impact in Sochi Olympics hockey

SOCHI, Russia -- The six Kings and seven Ducks who are representing their respective homelands have had a big impact on the Sochi Olympics hockey tournament.

Jorien ter Mors is skating toward a gold medal.

Sochi Olympics: Jorien ter Mors wins women's 1,500-meter speedskating

SOCHI, Russia -- Jorien ter Mors led another Dutch sweep in Olympic speedskating, beating favorite Ireen Wust in the women's 1,500 meters Sunday and setting up a shot at becoming the first skater to win medals in both long and short track.

Wagner puts smiley face on her famous frown

SOCHI, Russia -- It is the face that has launched a million quips.

And the woman who made it, Ashley Wagner, is laughing right along with the reaction to her reaction after seeing the judges’ scores for her performance in the team event short program eight days ago.

“I think it’s absolutely hilarious, to be honest,” Wagner said Saturday, after returning to Sochi from several days training in Austria.  “I have gotten a mixed bag of reaction, but at the end of the day, I’m the kind of person where what you see is what you get.”

Wagner’s frowning look of disgust and dismay has become fodder for the Internet and all forms of social (and anti-social) media – especially because the two-time U.S. champion had been photographed smiling broadly a split-second earlier.

“The fact it went viral is probably one of the most awesome things that has happened to me,” Wagner said.  “I like to take it lightly because it’s one...

Members of the Sweden team -- from left, Daniel Richardsson, Johan Olsson, Marcus Hellner and Lars Nelson -- pose for pictures after winning the gold medal in the men's cross-country skiing 10-kilometer relay on Sunday at the Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center during the Sochi Olympics.

Sweden wins gold medal in men's cross-country 10-kilometer relay

SOCHI, Russia -- Sweden completed a double in Olympic cross-country relays Sunday when its men's team successfully defended its title in the 4-by-10-kilometer event.

A day after its women's team earned a narrow come-from-behind victory, Swedish anchor Marcus Hellner skied alone for the entire fourth leg and grabbed a Swedish flag to wave as he entered the stadium and went leisurely down the final straight.

Russia took silver in front of President Vladimir Putin. France finishing third.

Hellner started the fourth leg with a 14-second lead on Russia's Maxim Vylegzhanin, and quickly extended the gap. Sweden won by 27.3 seconds.

It was another disappointing day for Norway, which had fallen a minute behind by the second exchange and ended up fourth, a day after its heavily-favored women surprisingly failed to get a medal.


U.S. snowboarder Jackie Hernandez suffers concussion

Andrew Weibrecht, Bode Miller of U.S. medal in men's super-G

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American snowboarder Jackie Hernandez is carried off the mountain on a sled by paramedics after she fell while competing in a women's snowboard cross heat on Sunday at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Olympics.

U.S. snowboarder Jackie Hernandez suffers concussion in qualifying

SOCHI, Russia -- Olympic newcomer Jackie Hernandez sustained a concussion when she crashed in her opening run of snowboard cross qualifying on Sunday morning here at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

Hernandez was able to return to the venue later in the afternoon to watch her U.S. teammates compete. Faye Gulini made the final and finished fourth while veteran Lindsey Jacobellis, who was one of the favorites, crashed in the semifinals and won the consolation final.

After the scary-looking spill, Hernandez was treated at the venue's medical tent, according to a statement by U.S. Ski and Snowboard Assn.

The 21-year-old from Vermont had to be taken off the course on a stretcher, which has been an all-too-common sight at this venue through the first week of the Olympics.

Hernandez took the spill as she caught some big air coming off a jump when she landed hard, twisted and turned before coming to a stop. She was motionless on the course before medical personnel arrived.

Medal favorite Helene...

The net is off its mooring behind U.S. goalie Jonathan Quick before Russia scored a goal in the third period of a men's preliminary-round hockey game on Saturday at Bolshoy Ice Dome.

Ruling clarified on disallowed goal in U.S.-Russia hockey game

SOCHI, Russia -- The International Ice Hockey Federation has issued a statement clarifying the ruling on Russia's disallowed goal in the third period of a preliminary-round game against the U.S. on Saturday.

Russian officials and players disputed the call on the play, which would have given Russia a 3-2 lead late in the third period. The game went to a shootout, which was won by the U.S. in eight rounds.

According to the IIHF, the net had been knocked off its moorings before Fyodor Tyutin’s shot went into the net and the play was properly reviewed. The IIHF also said the ruling made by referees Brad Meier and Markus Vinnerborg to disallow the goal was the correct decision.

Here’s the text of the IIHF statement.

The U.S. (2-0) will finish preliminary-round play on Sunday against Slovenia. Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres will start in goal in place of the Kings' Jonathan Quick, who has played back-to-back games. Quick will get the day off, and Detroit’s Jimmy Howard...

Gold medalist Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic celebrates after winning a women's snowboard cross quarterfinal on Sunday at the Sochi Olympics.

Eva Samkova takes gold medal in Sochi women's snowboard cross

SOCHI, Russia -- Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic dominated women's snowboardcross on Sunday, posting three wire-to-wire victories on her way to Olympic gold.

The 20-year-old Samkova was easily the fastest in qualifying and never trailed in the elimination rounds, her board pulling her well clear of the madness behind her.

Dominique Maltais of Canada earned her second Olympic medal by grabbing silver. Chloe Trespeuch of France earned bronze.

Lindsey Jacobellis of the U.S. failed to make it to the medal round. She was leading in her semifinal race when she crashed near the end of the slushy course at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. Jacobellis recovered to win the consolation final.

It marked the third straight disappointing Olympic finish for the eight-time X Games winner. Jacobellis had gold in her hand in Turin in 2006 only to fall while attempting a fancy grab with a big lead in the final. She recovered for silver.

Four years ago in Vancouver, Jacobellis was in the semifinals when she...

U.S. defenseman Cam Fowler scores against Russia in a preliminary-round game at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday at the Bolshoy Ice Dome.

Ducks' Cam Fowler: Win over Russians 'unbelievable to play in'

Hello, everyone!

What a great start to the tournament so far. Going back a couple of days to our first game ... I had a few butterflies against Slovakia. We had a big second period with five goals, and I was able to settle in after that. We ended up winning, 7-1, a good start.

The NHLPA has put together a lounge for all players and family to gather after games. So after our game I was able to go there and share my experience and everything with my family. Everyone was excited about our win. Seeing my teammates with their family and friends really makes the experience great. The support for US has been fantastic so far.

On Saturday afternoon it was time for our much-anticipated game against the Russians. What an unbelievable atmosphere it was. The crowd was amazing and there were Russian flags everywhere with a good U.S. crowd sprinkled in.

The game was unbelievable to play in. Momentum swings back and forth. They scored first and we were behind. Then, fortunately I was in the right...

Bronze medalist Bode Miller, left, and silver medalist Andrew Weibrecht of the United States celebrate after the men's super-giant slalom race at the Sochi Olympics on Sunday at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center.

Americans Andrew Weibrecht, Bode Miller medal in super-G at Sochi

SOCHI, Russia -- Kjetil Jansrud won the fourth consecutive Olympic super-giant slalom gold medal for Norway, topping an early run by eventual bronze medalist Bode Miller U.S. and then watching a late charge fall just short by silver medalist Andrew Weibrecht of the U.S..

Jansrud finished the choppy course in 1 minute 18.14 seconds to help his country maintain its dominance in the Olympic men's event. Starting 29th, Weibrecht flew down the hill and wound up second, 0.30 seconds behind.

Miller, who became the oldest alpine skier to medal, finished in a tie for third with Jan Hudec of Canada.

This was Miller's sixth Olympic medal, moving him two behind the all-time alpine leader Kjetil Andre Aamodt.

Norway has long ruled this Olympic discipline, with Aamodt winning in 2002 and '06, and Aksel Lund Svindal in 2010. Svindal struggled on Sunday and finished seventh.

Weibrecht won the bronze in the super-G in 2010 at Vancouver, but has been besieged by injuries ever since. He's never been on...

Switzerland goalkeeper Jonas Hiller deflects a shot by the Czech Republic during a 1-0 victory on Saturday in a preliminary-round game at the Sochi Olymics.

Sochi Olympics: Ducks' Jonas Hiller records another shutout for Swiss

SOCHI, Russia -- Goaltender Jonas Hiller is making the most of the meager offensive support he has gotten from his Swiss teammates.

Hiller on Saturday recorded his second shutout of the Sochi Olympic tournament, stopping 26 shots in a 1-0 victory over the Czech Republic at the Bolshoy Ice Dome. Hiller, one of seven Ducks playing for their respective Olympic teams here, had stopped 21 shots in a 1-0 victory over Latvia in Switzerland’s first game. He was the backup to Reto Berra in Switzerland’s 1-0 loss to Sweden in its second game.

Switzerland must put defense first in order to succeed, but to go further it must improve on its early production of three goals in two games. Still, Hiller isn’t complaining.

“As long as you’re winning everybody is having fun,” he said. “I don’t think you purposely score just one goal. I think we have really good forwards we have talent up front.”

Although his margin of error was small — Simon...

Ducks goalkeeper Jonas Hiller celebrates after helping Switzerland defeat the Czech Republic, 1-0, on Saturday in preliminary-round play.

Keeping up with Kings and Ducks in the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament

SOCHI, Russia — Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller recorded his second straight shutout as Switzerland defeated the Czech Republic on Saturday to finish preliminary-round play with a 2-1 record. The preliminary round will conclude on Sunday.

Here’s a look at what the seven Ducks and six Kings who are representing their respective homelands did in their games Saturday:

Slovenia 3, Slovakia 1: Kings center Anze Kopitar scored Slovenia’s third goal to clinch its first-ever Olympic victory in its second tournament game. He had three shots and was +1 defensively in 26 minutes 50 seconds of ice time.

U.S. 3, Russia 2 (shootout):Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick made 29 saves in regulation and overtime and then held off five of eight shootout attempts by Russia. Kings winger Dustin Brown was in the penalty box when Russia tied the score, 2-2. He one shot in 9:42 on the ice. Kings defenseman Slava Voynov was +1 defensively in 15:33 of ice time for Russia. Ducks defenseman Cam...