February 28, 2014 |
Three weeks ago, when the Kings were losing more often than any team in the NHL, they were telling anyone who would listen that they weren't as bad as they were playing. So now that they've won three in a row it seems fair to ask whether they are as good as they've been playing. The easy answer is, it's too early to tell. But there has clearly been progress. With eight goals in less than 24 hours at Colorado and Calgary, the Kings equaled their total from the final eight games before the Olympic break.
February 23, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia - Thomas Bach, the German who now is International Olympic Committee president, was chairman of the IOC bid city evaluation commission two decades ago when Sochi first became interested in hosting the Winter Olympics. "I came here and saw an old Stalinist city where whenever you entered a room you were looking at the roof not to be hit by something falling down. It was terrible," Bach said a few hours before the 22nd Winter Olympics ended Sunday. "Twenty years later, this transformation is amazing.
February 21, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia - The team that bulldozed its way through the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament while averaging five goals a game exited the semifinals meekly, unable to score once. Team USA's speed was neutralized and its in-your-face attitude pushed right back in its own face by Canada, which had been pushed to the brink by Latvia - Latvia? - in the quarterfinals and has been subjected to daily roastings from armchair critics back home. In a dramatic turnaround, Canada raised its game to an art Friday.
February 19, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - Beaten back twice by the courts, the nation's top communications regulator will make a last-ditch attempt to craft rules aimed at ensuring the Internet remains open and free of interference from a rapidly consolidating broadband industry. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, moving quickly after a court tossed out most of the agency's so-called net neutrality rules last month, started a new effort Wednesday to recraft regulations that advocates say would form the cornerstone for future broadband and pay-TV service.
February 17, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia - In their first training run together here, U.S. bobsled pilot Elana Meyers and brakeman Lauryn Williams crashed into a wall at the end of the track and severely damaged their sled. Williams - a former sprinting star who took up the sport seven months ago - accepted responsibility for the mishap, saying she had applied the brakes too late. Team mechanics worked through the night to fix the sled and the two were back on the track the next morning, when they posted the fastest time in their training heat.
February 16, 2014 |
T.J. Oshie had only one concern when Coach Dan Bylsma called his name six times during the shootout that would settle Team USA's preliminary-round game against Russia. "I was just thinking of something else I could do to try to keep them guessing," said Oshie, whose shootout success with the NHL's St. Louis Blues helped him win an Olympic berth. "I had to go back to the same move a couple times, but I was glad it ended when it did. I was running out of moves there. " Unlike the NHL, international rules permit players to take multiple shootout attempts after three rounds.