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USA friendly in Ukraine to be moved – FOXSports.com

ACTION STATIONS Scroll through this weekend’s best images from the world of soccer. The United States men’s national team’s friendly against Ukraine scheduled to be played in Kharkiv, Ukraine on March 5 will be relocated to Cyprus, according to a statement on the website of the Football Federation of Ukraine. However, the United States Soccer Federation would not confirm the move to FOX Soccer. Last Thursday, a Dynamo Kiev-Valencia UEFA…

Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Keegan Pierce: Why did the Chivas USA experiment fail? An insider’s perspective – SI.com

Last week, Major League Soccer announced that Chivas USA, the much-maligned Southern California franchise, will soon cease to exist under that name. The league has purchased the team from Mexican owner Jorge Vergara, with the intent of installing new management and identifying fresh investors to keep a rebranded version of the club in Los Angeles. Thus ends a bold 10-year experiment in cross-border sports branding, an experiment that ultimately…

Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Finland routs Team USA 5-0 for the bronze medal in men’s ice hockey – The Guardian

What happened to the Americans? Maybe it was all over after the second penalty shot. Patrick Kane, one of America’s biggest offensive threats was handed two penalty shots in Saturday’s bronze medal game in Sochi against Finland, and he failed to score on either. The first came from a call against Finland’s Kimmo Timonen, who shot a broken stick at Ryan Kesler as he came down the side boards, bumping…

Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Keegan Pierce: Why did the Chivas USA experiment fail? An insider’s perspective – SI.com

Last week, Major League Soccer announced that Chivas USA, the much-maligned Southern California franchise, will soon cease to exist under that name. The league has purchased the team from Mexican owner Jorge Vergara, with the intent of installing new management and identifying fresh investors to keep a rebranded version of the club in Los Angeles. Thus ends a bold 10-year experiment in cross-border sports branding, an experiment that ultimately…

Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014

USA TODAY Sports’ NCAA tournament Bracketology – USA TODAY

Kansas Jayhawks forward Jamari Traylor (31), forward Tarik Black (25) and guard Brannen Greene (14) celebrate on the bench during the second half against the Oklahoma Sooners at Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas won 83-75.(Photo: Denny Medley, USA TODAY Sports) Story Highlights Syracuse, Florida, Wichita State and Arizona are No. 1 seeds Villanova, Kansas, Duke and Creighton are No. 2 seeds Iowa State, Wisconsin, Michigan and Michigan State are No. 3 seeds…

Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Finland routs Team USA 5-0 for the bronze medal in men’s ice hockey – The Guardian

What happened to the Americans? Maybe it was all over after the second penalty shot. Patrick Kane, one of America’s biggest offensive threats was handed two penalty shots in Saturday’s bronze medal game in Sochi against Finland, and he failed to score on either. The first came from a call against Finland’s Kimmo Timonen, who shot a broken stick at Ryan Kesler as he came down the side boards, bumping…

Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Keegan Pierce: Why did the Chivas USA experiment fail? An insider’s perspective – SI.com

Last week, Major League Soccer announced that Chivas USA, the much-maligned Southern California franchise, will soon cease to exist under that name. The league has purchased the team from Mexican owner Jorge Vergara, with the intent of installing new management and identifying fresh investors to keep a rebranded version of the club in Los Angeles. Thus ends a bold 10-year experiment in cross-border sports branding, an experiment that ultimately…

Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Keegan Pierce: Why did the Chivas USA experiment fail? An insider’s perspective – SI.com

Last week, Major League Soccer announced that Chivas USA, the much-maligned Southern California franchise, will soon cease to exist under that name. The league has purchased the team from Mexican owner Jorge Vergara, with the intent of installing new management and identifying fresh investors to keep a rebranded version of the club in Los Angeles. Thus ends a bold 10-year experiment in cross-border sports branding, an experiment that ultimately…

Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Finland routs Team USA 5-0 for the bronze medal in men’s ice hockey – The Guardian

What happened to the Americans? Maybe it was all over after the second penalty shot. Patrick Kane, one of America’s biggest offensive threats was handed two penalty shots in Saturday’s bronze medal game in Sochi against Finland, and he failed to score on either. The first came from a call against Finland’s Kimmo Timonen, who shot a broken stick at Ryan Kesler as he came down the side boards, bumping…

Posted: Monday, February 24, 2014

Report: The most miserable states in the USA – USA TODAY

Workers inspect an area outside a retaining wall around storage tanks where a chemical leaked into the Elk River at Freedom Industries storage facility in Charleston, W. Va., Monday, Jan. 13, 2014.(Photo: Steve Helber, AP) Story Highlights West Virginia remained at the bottom of the well-being list for the fifth consecutive year The states with high well-being scores enjoyed lower obesity rates and other common health problems Residents in states…

Posted: Monday, February 24, 2014

USA TODAY Sports’ NCAA tournament Bracketology – USA TODAY

Duke Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski talks to forward Jabari Parker (1) on the sidelines against the Syracuse Orange at Cameron Indoor Stadium.(Photo: Mark Dolejs, USA TODAY Sports) Story Highlights Syracuse, Florida, Wichita State and Arizona are No. 1 seeds Villanova, Kansas, Duke and Creighton are No. 2 seeds Iowa State, Wisconsin, Michigan and Michigan State are No. 3 seeds Last 5 in: Providence, Xavier, BYU, Minnesota, Oklahoma State…

Posted: Monday, February 24, 2014

Too much, too soon for US in Sochi – ESPN

Finland Blows Out USA For Bronze Medal NEXT VIDEO Finland Blows Out USA For Bronze Medal Finland Blows Out USA For Bronze Medal 2014 Winter Olympics: Final Night In Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics: Final Night In Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics: Hockey Look Back 2014 Winter Olympics: Hockey Look Back 2014 Winter Olympics: Canada Wins Gold In Men’s Hockey 2014 Winter Olympics: Canada Wins Gold In Men’s Hockey SOCHI, Russia —…

Posted: Monday, February 24, 2014

Team USA disappoints in Sochi – ESPN

Harry E. Walker/MCT via Getty ImagesThe U.S. Olympic speedskating team was favored in many events. It won one medal total. SOCHI, Russia — As far as the 2014 Olympics went, Americans were very good at going downhill fast. It was skating horizontally that was a problem — regardless of what the athletes wore. The U.S. was expected to win as many as eight medals in long track. Instead, it won…

Posted: Monday, February 24, 2014

Olympic Hockey 2014: What Went Wrong for Team USA? – Bleacher Report

No gold. No silver. And now, no bronze. A disappointing 2014 Sochi Olympics somehow found a way to become more so for Team USA on Saturday. Finland blitzed Team USA for two goals in 11 seconds during the second period and cruised to a 5-0 victory in the bronze-medal game, sending the Americans home without a medal after winning silver at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.  Once Finland…

Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2014

Team USA falls short of goal with flat finish at Olympics – CBSSports.com

Team USA leaves the ice looking dejected after the loss to Finland. (Getty Images) The Americans made no bones about it — their goal coming into the Olympics was to win a gold medal. They believed it was their time, this was their best chance to do it for the first time in 34 years. That showed in the bronze-medal game. How, you ask? The USA didn’t seem to want…

Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2014

Notes from a Nooner: Canada Versus USA – New Yorker (blog)

Team U.S.A. has immense talent and speed—more of each, frankly, than the Russians or any of the other European teams have. The niftiest hands in the tournament probably belong to an American, Patrick Kane. As for Canada, it’s stacked beyond measure. A roster made up of the N.H.L.ers who were passed over for this team would still be a sure medal contender. Only a handful from the American team would’ve…

Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2014

Finland rout sends USA home without hockey medal – USA TODAY

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Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2014

5 reasons USA hockey fans shouldn’t be sad about losing to Canada – USA TODAY

(USA TODAY Sports Images) 1. You don’t have to wake up at 7 a.m. on Sunday to watch the gold-medal game. (USA TODAY) Early-morning sporting wakeups always sound fun. Then it’s Saturday night, you look down at your phone and — boom — it’s suddenly 2 a.m. and you start doing the math in your head about how much sleep you’ll get before the alarm goes off. Now, you can…

Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2014

Team USA vs. Finland: How to watch Olympic bronze medal showdown – USA TODAY

Patrick Kane is still looking for his first goal; Teemu Selanne is the revered captain of Team Finland.(Photo: USA TODAY Sports) Here is all the information you need to know about the Olympics bronze medal game showdown between Team USA and Finland: Team USA (4-1, with one win in a shootout) vs. Finland (3-2 with one loss in in overtime) When: 7 p.m. in Sochi. 10 a.m. ET Where: Bolshoy…

Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2014

Zetterberg has surgery; Tavares injury fallout; Growing USA hockey (Puck … – Yahoo Sports (blog)

Here are your Puck Headlines: a glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. View photo . iltashan • A Finnish newspaper mocks Henrik Lundqvist ahead of the Finland-Sweden showdown. A questionable joke, since Lundqvist is not Swiss. Lundqvist got the last laugh anyway. • Henrik Zetterberg went under the knife today to fix a herniated…

Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2014