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Archive: February, 2010

Oh, no: DQ'ed

Saturday, February 27, 2010, 1:11 AM
Maybe the Koreans are right. Maybe Apolo Anton Ohno does skate dirty. Ohno cost himself a ninth medal when he pushed Canadian short-track skater Francois-Louis Tremblay on the final turn of last night’s 500-meter final, sending Tremblay into the padded wall …... Read more

Vonn goes 2-for-5

Friday, February 26, 2010, 2:55 PM
When it was over, all the hype, all the promise, boiled down to two medals for covergirl and swimsuit model Lindsey Vonn. She hit mushy snow, straddled an early gate and skied out of the first run of the slalom this morning, the third time in her five events she did not... Read more

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

Vonn: It is on!

Thursday, February 25, 2010, 4:12 PM
The U.S. ski team today confirmed that Lindsey Vonn will race tomorrow despite breaking her right pinky finger in a crash Wednesday that ended her first run in the Giant Slalom. A contender in all five events entering the Games, Vonn won the downhill, took bronze in the Super-G and washed... Read more

Vonn breaks pinkie

Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 4:27 PM
Following Bode Miller’s lead from yesterday, lovely Lindsey Vonn skied out of control and crashed near the end of her first giant slalom run, ending her day and, possibly, her Olympics. It was the second time Vonn, a medal contender in every race here, lost control and lost a race. Vonn broke... Read more

Marcus Hayes Olympics Chat

Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 3:09 PM
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Clarke confident about Team Canada

Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 1:24 PM
Former Flyers general manager Bob Clarke talked about Team Canada's chances in Olympic hockey on Wednesdasy morning at the Flyers' training facility in Voorhees, N.J. Q: Can you talk about Canada’s loss to USA? “The loss to the U.S. just caused Canada to play one extra game against a... Read more

Jansen knows skater's pain

Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 7:36 AM
On an emotional night for Canadian figure skater Joanie Rochette, NBC had the right person in the right place to provide some needed perspective. No one can know exactly what Rochette is experiencing, although the tears after her short program routine last night provided just a small example of how... Read more

Allison, I know this world is killing u

Sunday, February 21, 2010, 12:21 AM
VANCOUVER – Allison Baver was knocked into a wall again. This time she got up, continued to skate, and advanced into Saturday’s 1500-meter semifinals anyway through the arcane rules of short-track speedskating. And then: ``A tactical mistake,’’ she said. She let two many skaters... Read more

Richards moves up

Saturday, February 20, 2010, 8:45 PM
In advance of Canada's marquee preliminary game against the U.S. tomorrow, versatile Flyers captain Mike Richards has been moved up from the Canadians' third line to the first line, where he will skate with Sidney Crosby and Rick Nash. Richards, promoted for his versatility, effort and physical play... 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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