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A Canadian conspiracy -- sort of

Monday, February 15, 2010, 1:03 AM
VANCOUVER -- Next time Canadian geese waddle across the road in front of my car I’m gunning the gas. The way I figure, it’s kill or be killed. Let me explain. After three days of canceled flights and bad weather, I finally took off Saturday morning en route to Vancouver. It was a wonderful... Read more

Flyers' Carter unlikely to make Olympics

Sunday, February 14, 2010, 10:49 PM
Flyers forward Jeff Carter's Olympic chances took a big hit Sunday night when Ryan Getzlaf returned to the lineup for the Anaheim Ducks - just in the nick of time. Getzlaf, who injured his ankle last Monday, would have needed to be replaced by Carter to meet Monday's roster deadline. Carter flew... Read more

Chat Olympics with Sam Donnellon

Sunday, February 14, 2010, 8:33 PM
Sam Donnellon will chat live from Vancouver about the 2010 Winter Olympics from noon to 1:00 p.m. Monday. 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

Another injured American skier

Thursday, February 11, 2010, 6:26 PM
While all the attention -- and rightfully so -- has been focused on Lindsey Vonn, another American skier has suffered an injury. The women's downhill training run was canceled today because of thick fog and low visibility after only two skiers went down the mountain, but only one made it safely --... Read more

Luge athlete chosen as U.S. flagbearer

Thursday, February 11, 2010, 11:12 AM
Five-time Olympian Mark Grimmette has been selected as flag bearer for the 2010 U.S. Olympic Team by fellow members of Team USA. The opening ceremonies are tomorrow night. Grimmette, 39, of Muskegon, Mich., was notified of his selection by his doubles teammate, Brian Martn. "I'm still shaking... Read more

Olympic merchandise on the move

Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 11:29 AM
VANCOUVER — Ally Sheane bustled through the “exit” gate, her lunch hour burned, two bags of treasure in her hands. Sheane, 22, was sent Monday by the public relations firm that employs her to purchase Winter Olympics gear downtown at The Bay. It was noon, and it was more than she... Read more

What we learned in Beijing

Sunday, August 24, 2008, 9:13 AM
Michael Phelps became Mr. Olympics. Usain Bolt became Superman 2. Kobe proved he’s the real King. But more than anything, this Olympics in this nation of oppression was about Todd Bachman. China cleaned up its capital, spat-shined itself in its Sunday best and opened its doors. But it still... Read more

Gotta like Phils prospect Lou Marson

Friday, August 22, 2008, 1:12 PM
The U.S. baseball team, made up of minor leaguers, was eventually trounced, 10-2, by defending gold medalist Cuba in a semifinal Friday, a close game blown open with two three-run home runs in the eighth inning. But even in that instance, Phillies catching prospect Lou Marson gave you something to... Read more

Women flip script: Softball loses, soccer wins

Thursday, August 21, 2008, 12:43 PM
The supposedly unbeatable U.S. softball team, the team so dominant the IOC kicked the sport out of the Games, at least for London in 2012, lost, 3-1, to Japan in the gold medal game Thursday night. The U.S. was roundly outplayed by a Japanese team whose pitcher, Yukiko Ueno, went all seven innings... Read more
About this blog

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.

Sam Donnellon and Marcus Hayes
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