When people complain about the "subpar" officiating in the NHL, I always tell them to look first at the coaching and instructions the officials receive. The NHL Rule Book is a messy, poorly written document.
Memorial Day is coming soon, and that means it's well past time to get yourself in shape for the beach! Work out at a gym or at home, then get a massa...
It's one of the best times of the year: April. A time when many sports teams are playing, and sometimes you can't decide what outranks what. Luckily f...
Europeans and other folks who adore the "beautiful game" of soccer are used to tie matches. Nil-nil can drive a crowd delirious. For Americans, however, it is just like kissing your sister. Who can love a tie?
I never wasted a single minute in rehab, always pushing my body to its absolute limits.
This week's playlist includes music by Terry Reid, Keite Young, Hockey, Paul Desmond, and more.
Why do they wear makeup? Because they want to! Because they are young women who want to look good and feel good while they are representing their countries doing what they love to do! Just because they're playing hockey doesn't mean they need to look like a pair of used elbow pads!
We used to hear that women aren't physical or competitive or aggressive enough to dedicate themselves to sport. But c'mon, did you see those triumphant Canadians and devastated Americans after their sudden-death overtime?
Scene: The Office of Russian President Vladimir Putin
If your favorite team or player wins on a given day -- especially if it's a landslide win, then it's likely that "momentum" gets thrown around by people previewing the next event. For better or worse, momentum is one of those concepts that's sticky in our heads.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is now blaming the dismal performance of Russia's ice hockey team on Barack Obama. "This is Obama's legacy, his cur...
Russian President Vladimir Putin is apparently winning the war: Safe Olympics (so far), leading the medal count and even journalists have stopped complaining about unfinished rooms and brown water. But he's lost the battle. Big time.
Today, professional leagues from the United States to Bulgaria to Taiwan all agree: It's kind of a winter sport. But I've been watching the Winter Olympics for two weeks and still haven't seen any basketball. So what gives?
Does rooting for America in hockey and Russia in figure skating make me a "multi-nationalist" or a "patriotically challenged" citizen?
The usual focus: Supportive (or hard-driving) parents, transformative coaches, inspiring (or bullying) siblings. Go behind the scenes to the more banal, and you actually find some fascinating stuff. I spent some time with two people, Brent Proulx and Miha Dolinar.
We left for Lake Placid from our Binghamton University dormitory at 2:00 a.m., to a mock chorus of God Bless America from the less than enlightened frat boys.