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.
May 30th, 2014 - Local News
(Mlive)-- Police believe a woman was driving while intoxicated when she crashed into a Walgreens Pharmacy building Thursday night near 68th Street SW and South Division Avenue.
Kent County sheriff'...
May 29th, 2014 - Local News
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May 30th, 2014 - State News
MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan secretary of state's office is expanding its most popular online services to select Triple A branches.
The ExpressSOS DOT com will be accessible through...
May 29th, 2014 - State News
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Labor and community organizers have submitted about 320,000 petition signatures calling for a Michigan ballot initiative to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017.
May 30th, 2014 - National News
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis is in the grip of one of its most violent years on record.
The Indiana capital has already recorded 60 homicides and is on pace to have its deadliest year in eigh...
May 29th, 2014 - National News
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is holding a White House Summit today to draw attention to young athletes and concussions.
Among those attending will be representatives of professional s...
May 30th, 2014 - International News
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Another diver has died while searching for bodies inside a sunken South Korean ferry.
A government task force spokesman says the civilian diver was underwater today, cut...
May 29th, 2014 - International News
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president says 14 soldiers were killed when a government military helicopter was shot down in eastern Ukraine today.
Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov says rebel...
May 30th, 2014 - Sports News
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the fifth to back Rick Porcello's eighth victory, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Thursday for a split ...
May 29th, 2014 - Sports News
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Josh Donaldson hit a game-ending, three-run homer off Joe Nathan with one out in the ninth inning and Scott Kazmir pitched his first complete game in nearly eight years as the...
May 22nd, 2014 - Health News
WASHINGTON (AP) — Exotic sea creatures called comb jellies may reshape how scientists view cell development as their genes suggest they have more than one way to make a nervous system.
Apr 8th, 2014 - Health News
LONDON (AP) — Doctors in London researching spinal cord injuries say they've had success using an experimental treatment on four patients now.
They've gotten them to stand and move their legs by ...