lakenewsonline.com http://www.lakenewsonline.com/article/20121212/SPORTS/121219448 lakenewsonline.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:27:26 +0000 Keeping Fit: Improve your golf game with this exercise regimen http://www.lakenewsonline.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419088/0/SPORTS?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:29:44 +0000 By Wayne L. Westcott More Content Now http://www.lakenewsonline.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419088/0/SPORTS A well-designed strength training program could increase golfers' muscle strength and decrease their risk of [...]]]> A year after, Boston and its people heal http://www.lakenewsonline.com/article/20140412/NEWS/140419794/0/SPORTS?rssfeed=true Sat, 12 Apr 2014 01:00:00 +0000 DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press PAIGE SUTHERLAND, Associated Press http://www.lakenewsonline.com/article/20140412/NEWS/140419794/0/SPORTS
BOSTON (AP) — Every time Roseann Sdoia comes home, she must climb 18 steps — six stairs into the building, another 12 to her apartment. It is an old building in Boston's North End, with doors that are big and heavy, not an easy place for an amputee to live.

When she left the hospital, a month after the Boston marathon bombing, she had a choice: She could find another place to live, one more suitable for someone who wears a [...]]]>
A League of Her Own: Cinderella stories http://www.lakenewsonline.com/article/20140408/NEWS/140408756/0/SPORTS?rssfeed=true Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:10:05 +0000 By Heather Harris More Content Now http://www.lakenewsonline.com/article/20140408/NEWS/140408756/0/SPORTS Because, let's be honest, Cinderella did little to help her cause. She was already a beauty, dressed in rags. All it took was a fairy godmother to doll her up. It was only in her beautiful gown that she was able to turn the prince's head.
I have my doubts that he was that great of a catch. With Cinderella back in rags, and out of her [...]]]>
Kent Bush: How important is a team name? http://www.lakenewsonline.com/article/20140327/NEWS/140328974/0/SPORTS?rssfeed=true Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:03:56 +0000 By Kent Bush More Content Now http://www.lakenewsonline.com/article/20140327/NEWS/140328974/0/SPORTS I find myself more concerned about why people do things instead of merely what they do.
It has taken a decade, but Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder finally decided to get to the root of his team's racist controversy. It took a lot of protests and proposed legislation to get Snyder to dive deep into what his team means in general and specifically to the Native Americans who are often offended by the team's mascot.
Many Native [...]]]>
Costly, political, successful: Sochi Olympics end http://www.lakenewsonline.com/article/20140224/SPORTS/140229340/0/SPORTS?rssfeed=true Mon, 24 Feb 2014 14:56:15 +0000 JOHN LEICESTER, AP Sports Writer http://www.lakenewsonline.com/article/20140224/SPORTS/140229340/0/SPORTS
Russian President Vladimir Putin, these Olympics' political architect and booster-in-chief, watched and smiled as Sochi gave itself a giant pat on the back [...]]]>
Olympics update: Canada wins hockey gold http://www.lakenewsonline.com/article/20140223/NEWS/140229516/0/SPORTS?rssfeed=true Sun, 23 Feb 2014 08:33:11 +0000 http://www.lakenewsonline.com/article/20140223/NEWS/140229516/0/SPORTS Top news

Canada shut out Sweden 3-0 to capture the gold medal in the men's hockey tournament. Canada got goals from three different players, including Jonathan Toews.

Evgeni Plushenko to have back surgery

He is forced to withdraw from the men's short program.

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The U.S. Olympic Committee announced today that hockey player Canada women beat US 3-2 in OT for Olympic gold http://www.lakenewsonline.com/article/20140220/SPORTS/140229819/0/SPORTS?rssfeed=true Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:49:12 +0000 JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer http://www.lakenewsonline.com/article/20140220/SPORTS/140229819/0/SPORTS
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The puck skittered the length of the ice on its way toward the empty Canadian net before clanging off the post and stopping in front of the crease.

It was — for a few more seconds, at least — still a one-goal game.

Then Marie-Philip Poulin scored with 54.6 seconds left in regulation, completing Canada's comeback from a two-goal deficit and sending the game [...]]]>
Russia loses shot at Olympic hockey gold http://www.lakenewsonline.com/article/20140219/SPORTS/140218359/0/SPORTS?rssfeed=true Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:29:22 +0000 DAVID PACE, Associated Press http://www.lakenewsonline.com/article/20140219/SPORTS/140218359/0/SPORTS SOCHI, Russia (AP) — A Russian hockey team with immense expectations lost its shot at an Olympic title Wednesday at a Winter Games tempered by violence both in the host city and in nearby Ukraine.
Finland beat the Russians 3-1, knocking them out of the quarterfinals and ending their chances of winning a hockey gold medal in front of their own fans.
Defending Olympic champion Canada had a scare from [...]]]>
Ted Ligety wins GS for 2nd career Olympic gold http://www.lakenewsonline.com/article/20140219/SPORTS/140218360/0/SPORTS?rssfeed=true Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:26:47 +0000 HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writer http://www.lakenewsonline.com/article/20140219/SPORTS/140218360/0/SPORTS KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — This was the race Ted Ligety knew he should win.
So did everybody else.
And that, Ligety explained Wednesday after becoming the first American man in Olympic history with two Alpine skiing gold medals, was precisely what made the feat so tough.
Sometimes, being a popular pick can be overwhelming. Ligety learned that four years ago, [...]]]>
Olympics update: Russia eliminated in hockey http://www.lakenewsonline.com/article/20140219/NEWS/140218502/0/SPORTS?rssfeed=true Wed, 19 Feb 2014 09:24:51 +0000 http://www.lakenewsonline.com/article/20140219/NEWS/140218502/0/SPORTS News

The Russian hockey team is leaving the Olympics empty-handed after falling 3-1 to Finland today. Russia was considered one of the favorites in the tournament, but the team couldn't pull out a home win.

Sochi update: U.S maintains medal streak