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Topic - Curling
With a solitary Ukrainian athlete taking part in the opening ceremony, Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the Winter Paralympics in Sochi on Friday against the backdrop of his country's military action in Crimea.
Ukraine delivered a pointed message by sending out only a single flag-bearer to represent the 23-strong team in the athletes' parade, an apparent protest at the presence of Russian troops in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.
Real Madrid's 6-1 thrashing of Schalke followed by its 2-2 draw with La Liga title rival Atletico Madrid sent it to the top of this week's Associated Press global soccer poll.
Real Madrid's 6-1 thrashing of Schalke followed by its 2-2 draw with La Liga title rival Atletico Madrid sent it to the top of this week's Associated Press global football poll.
You probably saw it during the recent Winter Olympics. It was nothing if not intriguing.
Vernon Davis is back in the Bay Area following a whirlwind, three-night visit to the Sochi Olympics early last week as USA Curling's honorary captain, and the 49ers tight end is now ready to resume his regular offseason football training regimen.
Several key sites from the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics remain open today, used by serious and recreational athletes and open to visitors.
Most Winter Olympic events end much like a horse race: Win, place, show. First, second, third. Gold, silver, bronze.
Highlights from television coverage of the Sochi Olympics:
China is rising. The traditional hotbeds of Scotland and Scandinavia are still going strong. The likes of South America and Kuwait are starting to get interested.
Playing in their typically aggressive manner, Brad Jacobs' Canadian team pounced on a string of mistakes by Britain to take a 6-1 lead after four ends. The British conceded with two ends still available because of the large deficit.
Four Ukrainian women gave their politically torn country some good news at the Sochi Games on Friday, and Canada delivered more bad news to the United States - yet another Olympic hockey defeat.
Of the 57 athletes representing Great Britain at the Sochi Games, only 12 have medals after 83 events. Ten of them are curlers, with a silver win for the men's team and a bronze for the women.
Muscles bulging out of their tight tops, Canada's curlers threw down their brooms and unleashed giant roars after the game-winning rock settled in the house.
France may seem relatively quiet in the medal standings, but get this: It's won more medals than any other countries over the last three days.