February 25, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - A Senate subcommittee investigation accused Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse of using elaborate “cloak-and-dagger” methods to hide the accounts of 22,000 wealthy American citizens with a total of up to $12 billion in assets from U.S. authorities so they could avoid paying taxes. The bipartisan probe also sharply criticized the Justice Department for being lax in using subpoenas and other legal tools to pressure the bank to reveal most of the names of account holders, which have been withheld as part of a long Swiss tradition of bank secrecy.
February 16, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia - All of the talk during the United States' practice in advance of its women's hockey semifinal matchup was about Sweden, the U.S. team's opponent. It wasn't until the players stepped off the sheet and the team met reporters Sunday did the topic arise of facing you-know-who for you-know-what. "We're not looking straight to the gold-medal game," U.S. captain Meghan Duggan said. "We have a huge semifinal game against a great team and we'll worry about that one and then we'll go from there.
February 15, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia -- Goaltender Jonas Hiller is making the most of the meager offensive support he has gotten from his Swiss teammates. Hiller on Saturday recorded his second shutout of the Sochi Olympic tournament, stopping 26 shots in a 1-0 victory over the Czech Republic at the Bolshoy Ice Dome. Hiller, one of seven Ducks playing for their respective Olympic teams here, had stopped 21 shots in a 1-0 victory over Latvia in Switzerland's first game. He was the backup to Reto Berra in Switzerland's 1-0 loss to Sweden in its second game.
February 14, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia -- The last two Olympic combined champions, both Americans, couldn't get out of the snowplow's way Friday. After lead-footing his morning downhill, defending gold medalist Bode Miller drove his slalom run like a bumper-car ride and later admitted the course "was too tough for me. " Ted Ligety, the 2006 gold winner and current world champion in the event, let the mountain play him. "I respected the course too much," he said....
February 12, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia - Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller made 21 saves Wednesday as Switzerland opened the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament with a 1-0 victory over gritty Latvia, but he wasn't even the best goalie on the ice at Shayba Arena. Latvia's Edgars Masalskis, who plays professionally in Slovakia, was outstanding in making 38 saves and was beaten only because of a defensive breakdown by his teammates and an unfortunate deflection with 7.9 seconds left in the third period. Latvia had the puck but failed to get it in deep, a mistake that proved costly when Switzerland regained possession.
January 6, 2014 |
The Czechs went old, Slovenia chose its only NHL player to lead its Olympic hockey debut, and Switzerland ensured its defense will be more solid than its famous cheese by selecting six NHL players for its Sochi roster. Those federations announced their 25-man rosters Monday, a few days after Team USA unveiled its picks. The remaining teams, including defending champion Canada, will announce their choices Tuesday. Jaromir Jagr , who will turn 42 during his fifth Olympics, 42-year-old former NHLer Petr Nedved and 37-year-old New Jersey forward Patrik Elias will skew the Czechs' average age high in a tournament that puts a premium on youth and speed.