Mike Eruzione, the captain of 1980’s “Miracle on Ice” U.S. Olympic hockey team, praised the U.S. defeat of Russia Saturday, which required a thrilling final shootout in Sochi’s Bolshoy Ice Dome to determine the winner.
Saturday brought more evidence of how differently President Obama and congressional Republicans will approach this crucial election year, with the White House turning attention to its economic and income-equality agenda while the GOP remains focused on the health-care reform law and its fallout across the country.
President Obama announced late Friday night that the U.S. will provide a $1 billion loan guarantee to Jordan, money meant to help the nation deal with the flood of refugees that have crossed over from Syria to escape a bloody civil war.
At 3:30 a.m. on the day before the Olympics started, Brian Gilmore was glancing at the giant television screen that dominates a workroom at NBC Sports Group’s headquarters when something caught his eye.
The fledgling National Collegiate Hockey Conference had never seen anything like it: North Dakota scored four goals in each of the first two periods and coasted to a 9-2 win over Miami (Ohio) Saturday, netting the most goals ever scored by an NCHC team.
Demetrius Treadwell scored 25 points, on 9-of-12 shooting, and pulled down 10 rebounds as Akron took over sole possession of first place of the Mid-American Conference’s East Division with a 62-54 win over Northern Illinois on Saturday night.