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Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 12 - United States v Czech Republic

U.S. Claims Dominant 5-2 Victory Over Czech Republic

The United States defeated the Czech Republic 5-2 on Wednesday, advancing into the men’s Olympic hockey semifinals for the second straight time.

02/19/2014

Alexander Ovechkin #8 of Russia looks on during the Men's Ice Hockey Quarterfinal Playoff against Finland on Day 12 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Credit:  Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Ovechkin, Russia Eliminated from Olympic Games; Fall 3-1 to Finland

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin and his Russian national team suffered a devastating 3-1 defeat to Finlandin the Men’s Ice Hockey Quarterfinal Playoff, in front of their home crowd in Sochi on Wednesday.

02/19/2014

Actress Julianne Hough attends the 2014 InStyle and Warner Bros. 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Brooks Laich Talks New Girlfriend Julianne Hough

Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich talked about his new girlfriend, American actress Julianne Hough, in his weekly interview with the Junkies on 106.7 The Fan on Wednesday.

02/19/2014

A view of a Coca-Cola machine featuring Alex Ovechkin of Russia ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Olympic Park on February 3, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Alex Ovechkin Defends Sochi Games Amid Early-Onset Problems

Alex Ovechkin, viewed as the face of the Sochi Olympic Games by many from the Russian perspective, defended his home country to media members on Thursday, with regard to the troubles with living quarters clouding media’s first impressions of the country.

02/06/2014

Michal Neuvirth #30 of the Washington Capitals makes a save on Thomas Vanek #26 of the New York Islanders during the second period at the Verizon Center on February 4, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Capitals Crashing Before Olympic Break

Just when you thought the struggling Capitals couldn’t sink any lower, they managed to top (?) themselves with last night’s 1-0 loss to the visiting New York Islanders.

02/05/2014

A view of a Coca-Cola machine featuring Alex Ovechkin of Russia ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Olympic Park on February 3, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Laich: There’s ‘A Lot of Pressure’ on Alex Ovechkin in Sochi Games

Capitals hockey star Alex Ovechkin is tasked with the unenviable burden of leading his national team to gold in the Sochi Games, which, understandably so, Brooks Laich told the Junkies, has put “a lot of pressure” on his two-time NHL MVP teammate to deliver.

02/05/2014

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‘Grant and Danny’ Make Caps Radio Broadcast Debut

106.7 The Fan hosts Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier made their Capitals radio broadcast debuts, taking play-by-play announcer John Walton up on his offer to join him in the radio boot on Tuesday night as the Caps took on the Islanders.

02/04/2014

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Popularity Gap Between NFL and MLB Widened In 2013

Make no bones about it — the NFL is king of professional sports in America. Nay, it’s the king of ALL sports in America.

01/27/2014

The USA Team celebrates their 4-3 victory over Russia in the semi-final of the Ice Hockey competition of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, N.Y. (credit: Steve Powell/Getty Images)

NHL Player Tells Dad Who Played For ‘Miracle On Ice’ Team To Skip Olympics

One of the charms of the Olympics is seeing and hearing the family members of the athletes cheering from the seats and waving the national flags after traveling around the world to get there.

01/24/2014

Alex Ovechkin carries the Olympic torch flame in September on its way to the Russian resort of Sochi, which will host the Feb. 7-23, 2014 Winter Olympics. (Photo credit: DIMITRI MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Face of Hockey, Ovechkin Faces Pressure in Sochi

There’s been an open season on Russia leading up to the Sochi Games, and that clearly strikes a nerve with Alex Ovechkin.

01/14/2014