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Rochette: French for "Strength"

Friday, February 26, 2010, 1:40 AM
Forget Sidney Crosby. Joannie Rochette is Canada’s hero on ice. Rochette last night honored her mother’s memory with a bronze medal in the marquee event of these Games. More than that, she reminded medal-desperate Canada that it is more important to simply seek personal... Read more

The Sequined Gauntlet

Friday, February 19, 2010, 1:45 AM
Yeah, it’s a little disconcerting to listen to one man wearing shiny bits and Lycra question the manhood of another, but that’s the bizarre machismo that is Olympic figure skating. Cold War on Ice erupted last night when Russian favorite Evgeny Plushenko, the best... Read more

Tanith and Ben arrive

Friday, February 12, 2010, 6:04 PM
They were a little worried, and a little harried, but Tanith and Ben arrived just fine. Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto, the most decorated U.S. ice dancers in history, delayed by the record-setting snowstorms that have buried the Mid-Atlantic states since Friday, landed in Vancouver via... Read more
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SAM DONNELLON's career began in Biddeford, Me., in 1981, and has included stops in Wilkes-Barre, Norfolk, and New York, where he worked as a national writer for the short-lived but highly acclaimed National Sports Daily. He has received state and national awards at each stop and since joining the Daily News in 1992 has been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors, the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association, the National Association of Black Journalists, the Associated Press Managing Editors of Pennsylvania and the Keystone Awards. He and his wife have raised three fine children, none of whom are even the least bit impressed with the above. Sam is veteran of Olympics coverage for the Daily News, including the Games in Sydney and Turin, among others.

MARCUS HAYES grew up on a small farm outside of Hermon, NY., a small town near the Canadian border about the size of Reading Terminal Market. In high school he played three varsity sports and aspired to be faster, or more skilled, or taller. Having failed in those aspirations and seeking a warmer climate, Marcus attended Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and eventually graduated with a degree in Magazine Writing. He also earned a degree in English from the College of Arts and Sciences. To date he has written for no magazines. His English is spotty at best. Upon graduation in 1990, with Jim Boeheim's talent-leaden SU basketball teams having won no titles, Marcus spent 4½ years working for the now-absorbed Syracuse Herald-Journal covering high school sports, local small college sports and non-revenue sports at SU. Marcus joined the Daily News as a feature story writer in 1995. Among other assignments he has covered the Eagles and Phillies beats for most of his tenure. Still, the paper soldiers on.

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