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Winter Olympics 2014, Day 8: USA sweeps ski slopestyle podium

The American men's hockey team gets its Olympiad underway with a tough challenge from the Slovakians, and curling and speed skating show up big on Thursday.

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WU-TANG IS FOR THE CHILDREN, says Swedish skier

Swedish skier Henrik Harlaut bombs atomically. Socrates' philosophies and hypotheses can't define how he be dropping these mockeries.

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'Winter' Olympics: Skier does run in t-shirt

Is it cold where you are? It's not cold where Bobby Brown is, at the Sochi Olympics.

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Figure skating results: Hanyu sets world record

Nineteen-year-old Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan impressed in the men's short program on Thursday, while Canada's Patrick Chan remains in contention for the gold medal, as well. Both Americans in the event also qualified for Friday's free skating program.

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USA, Canada and Russia all winners on Thursday

In the first full day of men's hockey in the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Russia, Canada and the USA all overcome some slight scares on their way to convincing wins on Thursday.

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Canada edges Norway in Olympic debut

It was closer than any Canadian fan wanted it to be, but Canada edged out Norway with a slim 3-1 victory on the backs of Jamie Benn, Patrice Bergeron and Drew Doughty.

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Thursday recap: Team USA sweeps slopestyle

USA is back in the top three of the medal standings following a clean sweep in Sochi.

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Sage Kotsenberg shares his medal with Ryan Gosling

Fame, fortune, stars -- it's what happens when you're a gold medalist.

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Yuzuru Hanyu sets world record in figure skating

The first score of 100+ was set in Sochi on Thursday.

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Team USA has ups and downs in curling

Great Britain was too much on the men's side, but Team USA recorded a win on Thursday in the women's event.

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Plushenko withdraws from short program

Back injuries will keep Evgenvi Plushenko from chasing one more gold in Sochi.

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China's big day in speed skating

China had a successful day on the speed skating track.

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Evgeni Plushenko is figure skating to 'Pony'

Evgeni Plushenko had to withdraw from the men's singles competition due to injury. Let's remember him at his best.

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Swedish skier loses his pants, wipes out

Today's butt update from Sochi comes from the Rosa Khutor Extreme Center.

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Americans dominant in 7-1 rout over Slovakia

Team USA scored six goals in the second period on their way to a dominant win over Slovakia on Thursday.

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USA-Slovakia: An intra-squad scrimmage?

This is confusing, especially while trying to watch hockey at 7:30 in the morning. Is this Olympic hockey or an intra-squad scrimmage?

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Team Canada vs. Norway schedule & more

Team Canada opens up the 2014 Sochi Olympics on Thursday against Norway.

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Your latest medal count update

The United States won its first non-snowboarding gold medal on Thursday morning.

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Team USA lineup vs. Slovakia

Team USA opens the Olympic tournament on Thursday against Slovakia. Here is the starting lineup.

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USA sweep podium in slopestyle

Another great performance at the extreme park has led to another three medals for Team USA.

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Finland rolls over Austria in men's hockey

Michael Grabner recorded the first hat trick of the 2014 Olympics, but it wasn't enough for Austria as it was blown out by Finland on Thursday.

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Selanne injured in Finland opener

Teemu Selanne had to leave Thursday's game after one period with what is being called an upper body injury.

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How to watch Thursday's Olympic hockey

Watching Olympic hockey can be both a blessing (because it's the middle of the day and who wants to do work?) a curse (because how the heck do you get that stream to work!?). Let's make it as easy as possible.

Here's Thursday's schedule.

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Canada vs. Norway: Subban, Duchene to sit

P.K. Subban and Matt Duchene will not be in the lineup when Canada opens the men's hockey tournament against Norway on Thursday.

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Men's hockey preview: United States vs. Slovakia

The United States men's hockey team opens group play on Thursday against Slovakia.

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Hockey: USA, Canada get going

Men's Olympic hockey began on Wednesday, but things really get going with four games on Thursday. The United States and Canada, silver and gold medalists in Vancouver, are both in action, as are the hometown Russians.

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Thursday's Olympics TV schedule

There is plenty of men's ice hockey on the Thursday schedule, and plenty of ways for Americans to catch the games live, presuming you're willing to wake up early.

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2 medal events in speed skating

Speed skating continues on Thursday with medal events in the women's 500m short track and 1000m long track. Here's the complete schedule.

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Thursday's ski schedule: Watch out for Goepper

It's a relatively quiet day for ski action, but American Eric Goepper is a one-man fireworks show in the ski slopestyle.

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Curling action: OH BRING IT ON, BRITAIN

In the one matchup we've been waiting centuries to see, the United States faces mighty Great Britain in curling.

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