Best bets for the Sochi Olympics on Monday:
The U.S. and Canadian women's teams continue on their collision course for the gold medal as they both should dispatch their opponents in the semifinals. The U.S. plays Sweden, which is 1-11 against the U.S. Canada gets to play Switzerland. After that the U.S. would get a chance to avenge its 3-2 loss earlier in the tournament.
Heading into the free skate things are just as everyone expected. Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the U.S. are in first and defending Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada are in second. The pairs have the same coaches and they train together.
Men's snowboard cross
The U.S. has an outside shot at a medal, but the winner probably will be either Alex Pullin of Australia or Markus Schairer of Austria. Nate Holland is probably the U.S.' best hope. He has returned to racing after breaking a collarbone in December. Trevor Jacob of the U.S. is the wild card in the race.