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2009-04-30 21:03:11

Steven Stamkos scored twice and Martin St. Louis added a goal Thursday, helping Canada crush the Czech Republic 5-1 at the World Hockey Championship. Canada's win came in one of four games that opened the second phase of the tournament and the Canadians were the only team to win in regulation time Thursday. Russia defeated Sweden in overtime 6-5, Belarus was a 3-2 overtime winner over Norway and Latvia stunned Switzerland 2-1 in a shootout. Canada leads Group E with nine points and, with two...

2006-02-25 18:35:24

Please read in 6th para..."are the two most successful male competitors..." instead of "two most successful competitors..." By Jon Bramley TURIN (Reuters) - A stunning clean sweep by Austria in the final Alpine ski race of the Turin Winter Olympics on Saturday helped relegate a drugs controversy which has dogged their team mates for a week to the sidelines. But the Austrians by no means hogged all the limelight on the penultimate day of the February 10-26 Games. A German biathlete...

2006-02-25 18:38:05

By Jon Bramley TURIN (Reuters) - A stunning clean sweep by Austria in the final Alpine ski race of the Turin Winter Olympics on Saturday helped relegate a drugs controversy, which has dogged their team mates for a week, to the sidelines. But the Austrians by no means hogged all the limelight on the penultimate day of the February 10-26 Games. A German biathlete and Korean short track skater won their third golds at the Games, Germany swept the bobsleigh titles and a Canadian speed...

2006-02-25 14:39:42

By Elizabeth Piper TURIN (Reuters) - Austria responded to the doping saga dogging them all week by flying down Italy's slopes on Saturday to claim the three top spots in the Winter Olympics' final Alpine event and second place in the medals' table. The three men served up a stellar performance, showcasing their country's dominance in the slalom -- one of the most testing events in the mountains. It was only the third time in Olympic history that a country had swept the board in a...

2006-02-25 08:35:38

By Elizabeth Piper TURIN (Reuters) - Shooting and skiing to victory, Germany's Michael Greis surprised even himself on Saturday when he became the most successful athlete at the Turin Winter Olympics and at last lifted sporting spirits. Greis, who had won just once on the World Cup circuit coming into the Games, missed only one of his 20 shooting targets to win the men's closing 15-km mass sprint event and complete a hat-trick of golds in the biathlon. It was a welcome diversion for...

2006-02-24 19:10:51

By Steve Ginsburg TURIN (Reuters) - Bode Miller hopes to salvage a bitterly disappointing Olympics with a win on Saturday in the men's slalom, the final Alpine event of the Winter Games. Despite massive pre-Olympic hype, last year's overall World Cup champion remains searching for his first podium finish after four disappointing races. At least the 28-year-old Miller, who arrived in Turin as a serious challenger in every event, is not feeling the effects of an ankle injury suffered...

2006-02-22 19:06:59

By Steve Ginsburg TURIN (Reuters) - In a battle for figure skating supremacy, Irina Slutskaya and Sasha Cohen will slug it out on Thursday in the much-anticipated Turin Winter Games free program. Cohen, a diminutive Californian who has never won a major international competition, will be aiming to uphold an Olympic free skate tradition -- to upstage the favorite. At the last two Olympics, American Michelle Kwan had arrived as the front runner and each time she had to make do with...

2006-02-13 13:29:24

TURIN, Italy (Reuters) - Joey Cheek of the U.S. won the 500m speedskating gold medal at the Winter Olympics on Monday. Lee Kang-seok of South Korea took the silver and Dmitri Dorofeyev of Russia the bronze.