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ICE HOCKEY: Finland makes history, but U.S. wins bizarre final in shoot-out, 2-1

In a strange and even surreal final in front of a screaming home crowd in Espoo, Finland appeared to win the IIHF World Championship...

ICE HOCKEY: U.S. women blank Japan, face Russia in Worlds semis

The U.S. women’s hockey team continued its march toward a 19th straight World Championships final with a 4-0 shutout of Japan in its quarterfinal...

ICE HOCKEY: U.S. women rocket through Group A, start playoffs on Thursday vs. Japan

The four-time defending World Champion U.S. women finished the round-robin action in the 2019 IIHF World Championships in Espoo (FIN) as the definite favorites...

ICE HOCKEY: U.S. women sweep first three World Championships games by 17-4

The U.S. and Canada have played 18 straight Women’s World Championships finals and everyone else has played none. It looks like there might be a...

ICE HOCKEY Preview: U.S. and Canada set to clash again for women’s World Championship

The first IIHF Women’s World Championship was held in 1990 and in the 18 editions, only two teams have played for the gold medal:...

ICE HOCKEY: Canada shuts out U.S. women, 2-0, to win Rivalry Series in Detroit

For the first time in the three-game Rivalry Series with Canada, the U.S. women were on the offensive throughout the game. It didn’t help. Canadian keeper...

ICE HOCKEY: Rattray’s third-period goal the difference in a 4-3 win for Canada over...

Another very hard-fought game between the Canadian and U.S. women ended in another one-goal difference and Jamie Lee Rattray’s goal at 7:06 of the...

ICE HOCKEY: U.S. women squeeze out 1-0 win over Canada on Knight’s goal

It was hardly any kind of masterpiece, but the United States women’s team held on for a 1-0 win over Canada in the first...

ICE HOCKEY Preview: U.S. women gear up for 2019 season with three “friendlies” with...

It’s hard to say that the American and Canadian women play “friendly” matches, but the start of their matches in 2019 comes this week...

ICE HOCKEY: Overtime goal gives Canada women’s World U-18 title over U.S.

It was the Americans and the Canadians once again in the final of the IIHF women’s World U-18 Championships in Obihiro (JPN) last Sunday....

ICE HOCKEY: Kakko’s late goal wins World U-20 Champs for Finland

For most of the game, the final of the IIHF men’s World U-20 Championships had Finland in control over the United States team. Then it...

ICE HOCKEY Preview: U.S. women going for fifth straight U-18 World title

While the IIHF men’s Junior (U-20) Championships is being completed this weekend in Vancouver (CAN), the women’s World Junior (U-18) Championships is set to...

ICE HOCKEY: U.S. faces Russia in men’s World U-20 Champs semis

We’re down to the nitty-gritty at the IIHF World U-20 Championships for men, being contested in Vancouver and Victoria, Canada. The playoff quarterfinals pitted...

ICE HOCKEY Preview: World Junior Champs now underway in Vancouver

The 43rd edition of the IIHF World Junior (U-20) Championships got started on Wednesday in Vancouver and Victoria (CAN), with 10 teams vying for...

City of L.A. planning a light show for the 2028 Games; is that...

TSX HEADLINES – for May 21, 2018: The chief of the Bureau of Street Lighting for the City of Los Angeles is already planning for the 2028 Olympic Games. Really? Why? Some of the concepts under consideration include changing some of the City’s 220,000 light poles to accommodate message boards and electric-vehicle and mobile phone […]
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Katie Ledecky’s Star Trek problem: To boldly go where no one has gone...

TSX HEADLINES – for May 18, 2018: In her first swim as a professional athlete, Katie Ledecky set a world record in the 1,500 m Freestyle. Then she won the 400 m Freestyle in a world-leading time on Thursday. But she’s already the best in the world in those events. What about Tokyo in 2020? […]
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The future of Olympic sport isn’t on television, or is it?

TSX HEADLINES – for May 16, 2018: Your beautiful new, flat-screen television is about to become useless for watching Olympic sports. The move to online streaming is picking up steam. NBC is in on it in cycling, track & field and other sports and the exploding FloSports network now has two dozen sports on offer […]
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An unhappy stroll through doping control in PyeongChang

TSX HEADLINES – for May 14, 2018: The Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang had their problems right from the start. Some were easy to appreciate; others were below the surface. Once the event got underway, it appeared exciting and inviting on television, but there was tension on the ground. Some of that was in the […]
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Combine “Just Say No” with a zero-sum policy to stifle Olympic expansion

TSX HEADLINES – for May 4, 2018: Somewhere deep inside the Tokyo government and the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, a staff member is shaking their head at why – with the Games costing so much – six sports, 18 events and 474 athletes were added at Tokyo’s suggestion to the Olympic program. With the explosion […]
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Still a lot of doping going on: 1,595 positives in 2016

TSX HEADLINES – for Apr. 30, 2018: The World Anti-Doping Agency published its report on doping violations for 2016, and there were more than a few. Try 1,595 across 112 sports. Even so, the number of actual doping positives was still less than 1% of the samples processed. And for the Olympic sports – summer […]
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