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Slopestyle snowboard’s super-suspicious early scandal To the untrained ear, it sounded as though the Sochi Olympics had its first real…

<b>Slopestyle snowboard’s super-suspicious early scandal</b> <br>To the untrained ear, it sounded as though the Sochi Olympics had its first real scandal on the boil — and a judging scandal to boot.<p>Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris had just finished his second qualifying run of the new slopestyle event. He looked a little sore (he has a broken rib) and a lot pleased with himself (he had a grand run, and threw in a nifty triple cork).<p>But when his marks flashed, they were merely ordinary. He stood seventh …

White eyes improvement in pipe and own form | News Home | Reuters

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) - American Olympic snowboarding champion Shaun White hopes both he and the halfpipe snow will be in better shape when he goes for a third straight gold medal at the Sochi Games on Tuesday.<p>Shaun White of the U.S. performs a jump during a training session for the …

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'I-Pod' stuns White to win halfpipe gold | News Home | Reuters

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) - Iouri “I-Pod” Podladtchikov nailed the run of a lifetime to win the halfpipe gold for Switzerland at the Sochi Games on Tuesday and bring a stunning end to Shaun White’s eight-year reign as Olympic champion.<p>Switzerland's Iouri Podladtchikov (L) celebrates with team …

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Drama in Russian mountains as Winter Games get first downhill tie | News Home | Reuters

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - In a finish even a Hollywood scriptwriter would struggle to match, the women’s downhill at Russia’s Winter Olympics produced a tie for gold for the first time on Wednesday, on a thrilling fifth full day of competition.<p>Slovenia's Tina Maze (front) hugs Switzerland's …

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Rumor Roundup: Martin Brodeur to Wild or Predators?

Questions about Martin Brodeur's future with the New Jersey Devils are keeping his name in the NHL trade rumor mill. If Brodeur decides to move on, …