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Parise named captain of Team USA

Zach Parise of the Minnesota Wild has been named the captain of Team USA's men's hockey team for the upcoming Winter Olympic games in Sochi, Russia.

NBC's Financial Losses From the Olympics Only Slightly Less Wretched Than Expected

↵Back in January, reports circulated that ↵NBC was going to lose as much as $250 million on broadcasting the Vancouver Olympics. Turns out that wasn't very far off the mark. The...

NBC Sports and Universal Sports Will Broadcast Paralympic Winter Games Coverage

We spent more than three weeks lambasting NBC for the way it handled the Winter Olympics coverage, so it's only fair to laud them for their decision to broadcast highlights of the Paralympic Winter...

Did Gil LeBreton of the Star-Telegram Just Start a Border War?

You'd think if a writer from Texas was going to start a feud with a country that borders the United States, it would be so much easier for him to pick that fight with Mexico. Gil LeBreton of the S...

After the Olympics, NBC Returns to Role of Biggest Loser

Jay Leno crushed all competition – including rival David Letterman – in the first two days back as host of the Tonight Show on NBC. Part of the ratings bump has to be attributed to general...

Deconstructing The Jay Leno Interview: Lindsey Vonn Edition

Part of NBC's exorbitant overbidding for the Olympics must have come an "I'm going to Disney World" like agreement with anyone who wins an Olympic medal to appear on the Today Show and the Tonight...

Press Coverage: Welcome Home Olympic Heroes, Scribes

Dear Quintessential American Sportswriter, ↵ ↵Welcome back. It's good to have you home. We missed you the last few weeks. We know that covering the Olympics is the assignment of a...

You Will Believe That Men Can Cry: Canada's Hockey Team Wins Gold

I'll remember Sidney Crosby's goal. And I'll remember Ryan Miller's tears.Canada won an overtime thriller that lived up to last week's classic -- and then some -- because Sidney Crosby took a pass...

Don Cherry is Ready (And Red) For the Gold Medal Game

Hockey announcer Don Cherry is an institution in Canada, even if his attire sometimes looks like it should be institutionalized. He is one of millions of Canadians who will be watching today's...

Weekend Wake Up: 'Cuse Crushes 'Nova, Canada's Gold Rush, Vick and Owens Moving?

Carnage at the Carrier Dome. Syracuse trailed Villanova 30-26 late in the first half when Scoop Jardine hit a three to touch off a 20-6 run. The Orange didn't need any runs in the second half; Rick...

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