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Right Guard Xtreme Clear Can Save Even Olympic Athlete’s from Embarrassing Moments
June 5th, 2014 at 6:52 AM
It doesn't matter if you're an Olympic Athlete or a regular Joe, when you lift your arms and it looks like snow-capped trees during the winter in the Northeast, the ladies will not come calling. That's the price of wearing a flaky deodorant. Thankfully, there's a very simple solution to that...

2014 Sochi Olympic Recap; United States Takes Home 28 Medals
February 24th, 2014 at 9:57 PM
***PHOTO1*** As of Sunday evening, the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics were officially over. Thousands of people cheered and applauded while fireworks lit up the Russian sky to represent the end of a 17-day celebration of global competition.  The host country, which invested $51 billion in the event, topped the 2008 Summer Games...

Canada Defeats Sweden 3-0 to Win Gold in Men’s Hockey
February 23rd, 2014 at 9:17 AM
For the second straight Winter Olympics, Canada has won gold in men's hockey.  In 2010, they needed overtime to defeat the United States 3-2 with Sidney Crosby scoring the "golden goal".  This year it was a different story.  Canada took care of Sweden on Sunday by defeating them 3-0.  Jonathan...

Canada Shuts Out the United States 1-0 to Advance to Gold Medal Game in Men’s Hockey
February 21st, 2014 at 11:43 AM
As if the women's gold medal game between Canada and the United States wasn't intense enough on Thursday, the men brought another level of intensity on Friday.  In the second semifinal of the day, Canada and the United States squared off to see who would take on Sweden for the...

United States Skier Ted Ligety Captures Gold in Giant Slalom
February 20th, 2014 at 10:04 AM
After completing his second run in the giant slalom on Wednesday, Ted Ligety made Olympic history by becoming the first American to win gold in the event. Ligety, who was the overwhelming favorite to win the gold, finished with a time of 2:45:29 in the two-run combined event. Steve Missillier and...

Canada Forward John Tavares Suffers Injury, Will Miss Rest of NHL Season
February 20th, 2014 at 9:30 AM
Canada forward John Tavares took an awkward hit in the second period during the quarterfinal game against Latvia.  He headed to the dressing room in discomfort and did not return to the ice.  The way his knee twisted did not initially look good and it seems that what we all...

Canada Holds on to Beat Latvia 2-1, Will Face the United States on Friday
February 19th, 2014 at 11:51 AM
You can breathe now, Canada.  Wednesday's men's hockey game featuring Canada and Latvia was supposed to be an easy game for Canada in which they would cruise to the semifinal.  Especially since Latvia wasn't even supposed to make it this far themselves.  The game started off with Canada dominating and...

Canada to Take on Latvia in Men’s Hockey Quarterfinal
February 18th, 2014 at 12:51 PM
Canada has found out its opponent for Wednesday's quarterfinal in men's hockey and to much surprise they will be taking on Latvia.  Latvia upset Switzerland on Tuesday by winning 3-1.  Latvia did not win a game in the preliminary round.  This win marks the first time Latvia has won in...

After 6-1 Win Over Sweden, US Womens Hockey Team Earns Spot in Gold Medal Game
February 17th, 2014 at 7:36 PM
***PHOTO1*** The United States (US) Women's Ice Hockey team is back for redemption. After taking home the silver medal four years ago, they will have a chance to take what they believe is rightfully theirs; a gold medal.  After outshooting Sweden by an astonishing 70-9 count, including goals from six different players...

Jeff Carter Leads Canada to 6-0 Victory Over Austria in Men’s Hockey
February 14th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Canada opened up their 2014 Olympics with a 3-1 win over Norway on Thursday.  Most of the country panicked and several questioned whether they had what it takes to go far in this tournament.  Well, based on their performance on Friday there should be little to worry about going forward. ...

Patrick Chan Falls Short of Gold, Wins Silver in Men’s Figure Skating
February 14th, 2014 at 11:34 AM
Canada's quest for a gold medal in men's figure skating will have to wait.  Patrick Chan had a chance to win gold, but just fell short as he finished in second with the silver.  Chan trailed Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu by just under four points after the short program and needed...

Sweden’s Henrik Zetterberg Will Miss Remainder of Olympics
February 14th, 2014 at 7:44 AM
Sweden has just taken a big blow on their men's Olympic roster.  It was announced Friday that captain Henrik Zetterberg will miss the rest of the Olympics due to injury.  Zetterberg, who is dealing with a herniated disc in his back, has missed 13 games with the Detroit Red Wings...

Canada Holds on to Beat Norway 3-1 in Men’s Hockey
February 13th, 2014 at 12:51 PM
***PHOTO1*** Canada was considered one of the favorites heading into the men's hockey tournament in Sochi.  They have high-profile players, all-around skill, and are the defending gold medalists.  They were expected to manhandle Norway in their first game on Thursday, however that wasn't the case. Canada started off slow in the first...

United States Men’s Hockey Clobbers Slovakia 7-1
February 13th, 2014 at 7:47 AM
Photo Credit: ***PHOTO1*** Rarely does one see a complete game from any team in any sport, but Team USA's 7-1 drumming of Slovakia was just that. The United States went off in the second frame a minute after Slovakia tied it up at 1 on a blown offside call. Tomas Tatar's...

Erin Hamlin Helps USA End Drought in Luge, Takes Home Bronze
February 12th, 2014 at 3:10 PM
If someone were to ask when the last time the United States won a medal in singles luge, that answer would be tough considering they never have, until now. Erin Hamlin won the first American medal in the sport since it was introduced to the Olympics 50 years ago.  "It's amazing,"...

Julia Mancuso Slaloms Her Way to Bronze in Women’s Super Combined; Finishes Eighth in Downhill
February 12th, 2014 at 2:39 PM
***PHOTO1***After sitting in first place after the downhill run, Julia Mancuso knew she had to pull out something special in the slalom to find herself on the medal stand for the women's super combined. "I really thought I was blowing it in slalom," Mancuso said after her bronze medal performance. "I had...

Canadian Speed Skater Denny Morrison Wins Silver in Men’s 1000m Race
February 12th, 2014 at 8:16 AM
Canada has another medal to add to its count as Canadian speed skater Denny Morrison has won silver in the men's 1000m race. Morrison, who is from Fort St. John, British Columbia, finished with a time of 1:08:39, with just 4/100ths of a second separating him from winning gold. Originally it...

History Will Wait, Shaun White Fails to Medal in Men’s Halfpipe
February 11th, 2014 at 11:24 AM
Entering the Sochi Olympics, American snowboarder Shaun White was the two-time defending halfpipe gold medalist. He would have made history Tuesday with another gold medal. Unfortunately, it wasn't meant to be as White finished fourth in the halfpipe competition.  White was the final competitor in the field with Iouri Podladtchikov of Switzerland leading with a...

Canada’s Dara Howell, Kim Lamarre Claim Gold and Bronze in Women’s Slopestyle Ski
February 11th, 2014 at 10:10 AM
Sarah Burke would be proud.  The Canadian freestyle skier who tragically passed away in 2012 must be gleaming ear to ear as two of her former teammates have landed themselves on the podium in the women's slopestyle ski event.  Dara Howell of Huntsville, Ontario has won gold, while Kim Lamarre...

Jamie Anderson Claims Gold for US in Slopestyle
February 10th, 2014 at 8:33 PM
After Jamie Anderson finished her nearly perfect run in the women's inaugural slopestyle event, she almost certainly solidified herself as one of the greatest of her time.  ***PHOTO1*** With the gold medal, the US swept gold in the event. Sage Kotsenburg took home the gold in the men's slopestyle event earlier in the...