August 7, 2012 |
LONDON — There were two divers from China on the medal podium for the men's three-meter springboard ceremony. Just not in the usual spot at the Aquatics Centre. China's chance at a gold sweep of the diving events at the London Olympics ended when Ilya Zakharov of Russia nailed his final dive, scoring 104.50 points on it to win gold Tuesday night. PHOTOS: London Olympics, Day 11 An emotionally spent Qin Kai of China took the silver and defending Olympic champion He Chong claimed the bronze.
October 7, 2011 |
The celebratory homecoming for one Finn could not have gone better or more smoothly. Not only did he score a goal but his team emerged with a one-sided victory in its NHL opener Friday in Helsinki, Finland. It was Ville Leino and the Buffalo Sabres doing the scoring and the winning, not national hero Teemu Selanne and the Ducks. Buffalo, behind three power-play goals, defeated the Ducks, 4-1, at Hartwall Arena. Thomas Vanek led the Sabres with two goals and an assist. This was the arena with a big mural on the outside of Selanne, the favorite son of Finland, who, at age 41, was returning home to play an NHL regular-season game for the first time.
June 1, 2011 |
Back in the day, vintage Minis were so narrow they could drive on sidewalks. They were so short, the only view out the driver's side window was often another car's hubcap. Then BMW came along and cashed in on the cute-as-a-button British classic, adding a couple of feet of length, six inches of height and a 21st-century makeover to the compact it resuscitated in 2002 and rechristened as its own Mini brand. Mini, which had its best U.S. sales month ever in April, is offering a new take on its popular two-door.
July 9, 2009 |
Family harmony came first and last for Saku Koivu. So much so that he opted for a less lucrative deal with the Ducks, worrying that his presence in Minnesota could overshadow his brother Mikko. Not would. But could. Just the hint of that possibility had the longtime Montreal Canadiens captain signing a one-year contract worth $3.25 million, joining his Finnish countryman and friend, Teemu Selanne. It was a seminal moment for Koivu.
October 14, 2008 |
John Millington Synge? Those Americans who've heard of him (and not that many have) tend to think of the early 20th century writer as a spinner of tales about coarse or quaint Irish folk who speak in a barely decipherable tongue. Garry Hynes is out to prove there's much more to Synge than that.
October 15, 2007 |
Jean Sibelius -- who became the voice of his country perhaps to a greater degree than any other nationalistic composer ever has -- died of a stroke the last day of summer 1957, in a small artists' village 20 miles north of the Finnish capital, Helsinki.