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Getting calls right is important, but so is getting lost in emotional ebbs and flows of the game
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Fri, 21 February 2014
Team USA is a plucky underdog no longer. Not for quite a while, actually.
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Fri, 21 February 2014
Team USA is a plucky underdog no longer. Not for quite a while, actually.
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Thu, 20 February 2014
Isn't it possible Thursday's free skate displayed three incredible nights that didn't need to be argued?
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Thu, 20 February 2014
"She will have to deal with a different pressure than I had to deal with."
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Tue, 18 February 2014
Country just one of three to surpass 100 medals in a single Winter Olympic sport.
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Tue, 18 February 2014

Are Meryl Davis and Charlie White simply better at a subjective sport? Or was there something else at play?

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Mon, 17 February 2014
SOCHI, Russia – Ice dancing, more than anything at the Winter Games, is subjective. There are a lot of judged sports at the Olympics, of course, but none of them are quite so mystifying for an average person to gauge. Put a complete novice at the judge’s table for halfpipe, ski jumping or even pairs…
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Sun, 16 February 2014
"There are worse things in life than not winning."
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Sun, 16 February 2014
Not that Russians are happy about why the spark happened...
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Sat, 15 February 2014
SOCHI — Well, the overwhelming thing that is the Winter Olympics has completely thrown me off my 100 greatest baseball players ever schedule. So it goes. We’ll pick up where we left off after I return and recover and get back on U.S. time. I predict this will be sometime in July. In the meantime,…
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Fri, 14 February 2014

Thirty-four years have drifted by, and I’ll bet every month since I have thought at least once about the Miracle on Ice.

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Fri, 14 February 2014
The Russians have not won a gold medal in hockey in more than 20 years. Officially, they have never even won a gold medal as Russia.
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Thu, 13 February 2014
Has any player since Cal Ripken or Hank Aaron or Joe DiMaggio been so respected simply for being himself?
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Wed, 12 February 2014
Why do we cry when we are happy?
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Tue, 11 February 2014
SOCHI — We all watch our own Olympics. This idea really clicked for me in 2012, at the Olympics in London, when all of England was enraptured by the story of rower Katherine Grainger. I had never heard of rower Katherine Grainger. Her magnificent quest to win an Olympic gold medal after three consecutive Olympics…

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