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2011-03-30 16:31:00

Flagrant violations an important tool in mine safety enforcement, says Main ARLINGTON, Va., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced that the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission has upheld civil penalties assessed against Stillhouse Mining LLC for four flagrant violations of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977. The violations were found during a Dec. 3, 2006, inspection of the...

2010-06-24 13:45:00

In the split second before foot meets ball, a soccer player's body betrays whether a penalty kick will go left or right, according to recent research in cognitive science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The findings could explain how some top goalkeepers are able to head off a penalty kick, diving in the correct direction in advance of the kick. It could also point the way to changes in how players kick, and goalies react. The research, performed by Rensselaer doctoral student Gabriel J....

2009-12-11 14:45:00

A new study may explain why the England soccer team keeps losing in penalty shootouts "“ and could help the team address the problem in time for the World Cup 2010. Research by the University of Exeter shows for the first time the effect of anxiety on a footballer's eye movements while taking a penalty. The study shows that when penalty takers are anxious they are more likely to look at and focus on the centrally positioned goalkeeper. Due to the tight coordination between gaze control...

2009-10-02 21:49:19

Ray Emery produced the first shutout of the young NHL season Friday, making 28 saves in leading Philadelphia to a 2-0 blanking of Carolina. Emery was released by Ottawa two years ago and wound up playing in a Russian league last season when he got no NHL offers. This is his sixth NHL season -- he spent the previous five with Ottawa -- and the shutout marked the ninth of his career. Philadelphia's goals by Jeff Carter and Mike Richards came 22 seconds apart during the first minute of the...

2009-03-25 21:16:05

NFL owners Wednesday approved rule changes designed to make pro football safer, including an expansion of receiver helmet-to-helmet protection. Rules concerning blindside blocks were also expanded and the so-called wedge blocking scheme on kickoffs was abolished. We don't in any way try to pass rules for player safety that affect the game negatively, said Rich McKay, co-chairman of the NFL's competition committee. What we do is pass rules to try and make the game safer. Teams will adjust,...

2009-03-01 16:41:25

The NHL Sunday suspended Dallas forward Steve Ott under an attempt to injure rule because of his actions in an altercation immediately after a game. Ott was assessed a match penalty for an alleged eye-gouging in an encounter with Anaheim forward Travis Moen after the final buzzer in a 4-3 loss to the Ducks Saturday. The NHL said the penalty was assessed under Rule 21.1 -- attempt to injure. Ott was suspended indefinitely pending a hearing. It was an accident. I didn't mean to do it, Ott said...

2008-11-24 17:59:53

The National Hockey League suspended Los Angeles Kings forward John Zeiler for three games Monday for action during Saturday's loss to Colorado. Zeiler, 26, was assessed a major penalty for boarding and game misconduct for hitting Avalanche defenseman Adam Foote at the 6:51 mark of the second period. Foote skated into the right corner of his zone for the puck and was hit from behind by Zeiler, who was appearing in just his second game of the season. Foote's neck bent awkwardly where the glass...

2006-02-17 13:50:36

TURIN (Reuters) - Sweden upset the United States in a penalty shootout to win 3-2 and advance to the gold medal game at the women's Olympic ice hockey tournament on Friday. Maria Rooth and Erika Holst both scored in the shootout while the Americans failed to find the back of the net after the two teams skated to a 2-2 tie after regulation time and a 10-minute overtime period. The loss comes as a major shock to the Americans, who had never lost in Olympic play, except for the gold...

2005-11-28 20:26:40

By Jonathan Spicer TORONTO (Reuters) - Reborn after a year lost to a labor dispute, the "new" NHL has proved itself a fast-flowing, high-scoring spectacle that, after the quarter-season mark, has reconnected hockey to its artful roots. New rules for the 2005-06 season and a controversial crackdown on obstruction have forced players, coaches and officials to unlearn on-ice behavior entrenched over the last decade or more. Fans have returned in force after the 2004-05 lockout to a...

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2010-12-03 16:45:03

Ice Hockey is a sport in which skaters use sticks to direct a puck into the opposing team's goal. It is most popular in areas that get very cold such as Canada, Latvia, Nordic Countries, Russia, and the United States to name a few. Now that indoor artificial ice rinks exist the sport can be played all year. The sport has even become one of the four major North American professional sports. The National Hockey League is the highest level for men. Hockey is the official national winter...

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