1. Tatyana McFadden: Profile of US Skiing Paralympian for Sochi 2014

    Crash Course: Tatyana McFadden was born with spina bifida and has had nothing but obstacles placed in her way, but she has never slowed down in her pursuit of athletic excellence...

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  2. Olympic Snowboarding 2014: Live Results, Analysis of Men's Cross

    The snowboard cross is always unpredictable, and it certainly fit that description in Sochi. Pierre Vaultier was not considered a medal contender at the start, but he came away with the gold medal...

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  3. What Chicago Blackhawks Should Do to Avoid a Post-Olympics Hangover

    The Chicago Blackhawks are among the most respected teams in the NHL , and that much is evidenced by their importance in the Olympics...

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  4. Kikkan Randall: Profile of US Cross-Country Skiing Olympian for Sochi 2014

    Crash Course: Kikkan Randall was under significant pressure to end the American drought in cross-country skiing. New Hampshire's Bill Koch won a silver medal in the discipline in 1976, and no American—male or female — has won since...

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  5. Ashley Wagner: Profile of US Figure Skating Olympian for Sochi 2014

    Crash Course: Ashley Wagner is an American figure skater who has designs on bringing home an individual medal from Sochi to go with her team bronze. Wagner is a highly decorated skater, but she performed poorly at the U...

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  6. Calling Fact or Fiction on the Biggest Chicago Blackhawks Trade Rumors

    The Chicago Blackhawks have made a habit of tweaking their roster over the years at the trade deadline. With two Stanley Cups in the last four years, they are obviously a very talented team...

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  7. Why Michal Handzus' Role for Chicago Blackhawks Should Be Adjusted

    Glue guys play an important role in the NHL . They are the players that don't necessarily score a lot of goals or pile up assists, but help their team with intangible characteristics...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 5 months ago 2,310 reads 6 comments

  8. Biggest Investments That Have Paid off in Recent NFL History

    We are rapidly approaching free-agent season in the NFL . While most team executives will resolutely say the best way to build a consistently strong team in the NFL is through the ...

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  9. Ashley Wagner Prepares to Prove Her Critics Wrong in Sochi

    Ashley Wagner doesn't care if you don't think she belongs on the U.S. Olympic figure skating team in Sochi . Though she was widely criticized for her performance at the U.S...

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  10. Why Rest Will Help Jeremy Abbott Later in Sochi

    Jeremy Abbott will have his chance for redemption in the second week of Olympic competition. He will be well-rested. To the surprise of almost nobody, the Associated Press (h/t ESPN...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 5 months ago 3,383 reads 1 comments

  11. Gracie Gold Must Set the Tone for Sochi with Her Performance in Team Free Skate

    She is the golden girl of U.S. figure skating, and the hopes are that she will bring home a medal when she skates in the women's championships in Sochi...

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  12. Sochi Is the Time for Jeremy Abbott to Shed Olympic Disappointment

    Jeremy Abbott has known a lot of disappointment on the international stage. While he has dominated U.S.-based competition, winning four national championships in the past six years, Abbott has rarely fulfilled expectations on the world stage...

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  13. Olympic Snowboarding 2014: Live Slopestyle Medal Results and Analysis

    It's gold for Sage Kotsenburg of the United States in the slopestyle snowboarding final. Kotsenburg scored a 93.50 on his first run down the mountain, and that was good enough to hold off Staale Sandbech of Norway and Canada's Mark McMorris...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 5 months ago 10,405 reads 6 comments

  14. Calm Outlook Will Lead Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir to Pairs Gold in Sochi

    Two years ago, the U.S. pairs figure skating team of Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir appeared to be on the rocks. The pair had finished fifth in the U.S. championships, and both members of the team were vastly disappointed in their performance.

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 5 months ago 2,390 reads 0 comments

  15. Gracie Gold Will Thrive on Pressure to Win Gold in Sochi

    Figure skater Gracie Gold has all the intangibles needed to become one of the great stars of the Sochi Winter Olympics. First of all, she has the name...

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  16. How Much Better Will Brandon Saad Get for Chicago Blackhawks in 2013-14?

    It's not about Brandon Saad 's long-term potential. That's not a subject that is even up for debate...

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  17. U.S. Olympians with the Toughest Journeys to Sochi

    The journey to compete in any Olympics—winter or summer—is always an arduous one. An athlete has to prove himself and demonstrate that high-level talent on a consistent basis...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 5 months ago 42,051 reads 7 comments

  18. Lauryn Williams: Profile of US Bobsledding Olympian for Sochi 2014

    Crash Course: Lauryn Williams had basically called it a career. She was in the process of hanging up her track spikes after winning gold and silver medals during her Summer Olympics career...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 5 months ago 397 reads 0 comments

  19. Trust Is the Backbone of Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir Partnership

    It is going to be a tough, uphill fight for Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir if the two Massachusetts skaters are going to bring home an Olympic medal from Sochi ...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 5 months ago 744 reads 1 comments

  20. Jason Brown's Stellar Execution Will Be Key to Olympics Performance

    Jason Brown would not have believed it if he had been told a year ago that he'd be competing in the Sochi Olympics. However, the 19-year-old from Highland Park, Illinois, earned his opportunity when he finished second in the U...

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  21. Mao Asada: Profile of the Japanese Figure Skating Olympian for Sochi 2014

    Crash Course: Mao Asada is one of the most decorated figure skaters in the world and a national hero in Japan. She has been skating competitively since the 2002-03 season and plans to retire after the Olympics...

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  22. Can Jeremy Abbott Bounce Back in Team Figure Skating Competition?

    Team figure skating has given both athletes and skating fans one more opportunity to enjoy their sport. In case you're not familiar with the concept of team figure skating, Olympic officials have made it a medal sport in this year's Olympics...

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  23. Sven Kramer: Profile of Dutch Speedskating Olympian for Sochi 2014

    Crash course: As baseball is to the United States and ice hockey is to Canada, speedskating is to the Netherlands. That country loves its heroes, and Sven Kramer was ready to fulfill that role in 2010 at the Vancouver Olympics...

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  24. Chicago Blackhawks' 5 Biggest Questions Ahead of the Olympic Break

    As the Blackhawks finish their demanding West Coast road trip, general manager Stan Bowman and head coach Joel Quenneville have an opportunity to examine their team during the Olympic break...

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  25. Comparing Patrick Kane's Roles for the Chicago Blackhawks and Team USA

    Go back to Game 5 of last year's Stanley Cup Final. The Blackhawks were back home at the United Center and in position to take a 3-2 lead in a pivotal game of the series against the Boston Bruins ...

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