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Russians Blank USA in Intense Olympic Hockey Showdown

Gangneung (South Korea) (AFP) – Ilya Kovalchuk and Nikolai Prokhorkin each scored two goals and the Olympic Athletes from Russia blanked arch-rival United States 4-0 in an electric atmosphere on Saturday at the Winter Olympic men’s hockey tournament.

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Ex-USA Gymnastics Doctor Pleads Not Guilty to Child Sex Charges

MASON, Mich. — A former USA Gymnastics doctor pleaded not guilty Tuesday to three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in his home with a girl under 13, charges that Michigan’s attorney general said are the “tip of the iceberg” as authorities investigate roughly 50 complaints.

AP Rebecca Blackwell

US Out of World Cup Contention with 2-1 Loss at Trinidad

COUVA, Trinidad (AP) — Twenty-eight years after one of the United States’ most important victories came in stunning fashion at Trinidad to end a four-decade World Cup absence, the Americans’ chances for the 2018 tournament in Russia ended on this island nation off the coast of Venezuela.

USA's Michael Bradley (L) fights for the ball with Mexico's Oswaldo Alanis during their FIFA World Cup CONCACAF qualifier, in Mexico City, on June 11, 2017

Bradley’s Stunning Early Goal Helps U.S. to 1-1 Tie at Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Michael Bradley scored a stunning early goal from about 40 yards and the U.S. hung on for a 1-1 tie against Mexico in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday night, gaining only its third point at Azteca Stadium as coach Bruce Arena changed seven starters and used a five-man defense to overcome the thin air and short recovery time.

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Watch: The Obamas Wish Team USA Good Luck at the Rio Olympics

On Friday, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama sent out a message to the entire United States Olympic team, encouraging them to bring home the gold medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent