Feb 11th, 2014 - Sports News
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Devin Logan of West Dover, Vt., won the silver medal today in women's slopestyle skiing, giving the U.S. six medals in the Sochi (SOH'-chee) Olympics. Logan's medal-winning sprint included a frontside 720-degree spin in which the 20-year-old, who is coming off a second torn ACL knee surgery, gamely held on while landing. The race took place on a warm day with a slushy course.
Canada's Dara Howell was the winner of the race with teammate Kim Lamarre getting the bronze.
In the overall medal count the Canadians are tops with nine, including four gold.
The American team now has two gold, the silver and three bronze.
Kikkan Randall of the U.S. has failed in her attempt to become the first American woman to win an Olympic cross-country skiing medal. She was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the women's individual freestyle sprint. Randall only finished fourth of six skiers in a tough heat that featured the event's defending champion. Randall, a two-time World Cup sprint champion, is also set to compete for the United States in the relay and team sprint.
When the US men's hockey team starts play it won't have general manager David Poile on hand to run things. The general manager of the Nashville Predators is recovering from surgery he needed after being hit by a puck while standing in a tunnel behind the team bench. Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ray Shero will take over as acting general manager in Sochi.
Hockey fans have been wondering if the NHL will continue to send players to the Olympics. For his part, International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel says he will do everything he can to convince the NHL and its players to participate in the 2018 Olympics. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is scheduled to arrive in Russia next week to witness what might be the last Olympics with NHL players. The league and players' association haven't committed to going to South Korea for the 2018 games.
Bode Miller has begun preparations for his next event at the Olympics, the super-combined. He led the opening day of training, just days after a disappointing eighth-place finish in the downhill. The men's super-combined will take place Friday.
The head of the Sochi Olympics says there's no need to bring in stored snow to cope with the warm temperatures in the mountains. That said organizers are ready to do so if necessary. The Russians have been storing snow from previous winters up in the mountains, just in case it is needed. Over 25,000 cubic feet of snow has been stored near the mountain venues.
A check of today's remaining schedule shows the short program in women's figure skating, the men's snowboarding half-pipe final, women's speedskating, women's luge and men's and women's curling.
Mar 6th, 2014 - Local News
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — If it's March, it must be time to try to set another world record in Grand Rapids.
Gilda's LaughFest organizers in the past three years have overseen record-setting att...
Mar 5th, 2014 - Local News
Beginning today through April 13, Grand Rapids will be joining 253 communitities in its 11th 40 Days For Life vigil in front of the Heritage Clinic, 320 East Fulton, in Grand Rapids.
As of this we...
Mar 6th, 2014 - State News
RAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will spend $25 million on navigation projects in the Great Lakes, including dredging of harbors choked with silt because of low water leve...
Mar 5th, 2014 - State News
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has declared March as colorectal cancer awareness month in Michigan.
In a statement, the governor says the observance will help highlight the prevalence and...
Mar 6th, 2014 - National News
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican congressmen have delivered Ash Wednesday speeches condemning widespread persecution of the world's Christians.
Alabama Rep. Bradley Byrne said that in the weeks l...
Mar 5th, 2014 - National News
CONEJOS, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says a backcountry skier has been killed in a snow slide in southern Colorado.
The center says the death occurred Tuesday. The aval...
Mar 6th, 2014 - International News
Ukraine (AP) — Lawmakers in the embattled Crimean region of Ukraine have decided to hold a referendum March 16 on whether Crimea should become part of Russia.
One lawmaker says, "This is our res...
Mar 5th, 2014 - International News
— Top diplomats from the West and Russia are trying to find an end to the crisis in Ukraine. The envoys from Russia, Ukraine, the U.S., Britain and France were originally planning to discuss Syria's...
Mar 6th, 2014 - Sports News
UBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — D.J. Augustin scored 26 points off the bench and Joakim Noah had a triple-double as the Chicago Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons 105-94 on Wednesday night.
Noah finished w...
Mar 5th, 2014 - Sports News
— No. 12 Michigan wrapped up its first outright Big Ten title in 28 years as Nik Stauskas dropped in 24 points to lead the Wolverines' 84-53 rout of Illinois. The Wolverines hit five straight 3-poin...
Jan 24th, 2014 - Health News
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nutrition facts label on the back of food packages is getting a makeover.
The Food and Drug Administration says knowledge about nutrition has evolved since the early 19...
Nov 7th, 2013 - Health News
DETROIT (AP) — More than half of child booster seats that went on sale this year earned a top rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The institute, which is funded by insurers, r...