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Canuck curlers ready to throw rocks for Russia

Time was, Canadians got mad that the Winnipeg Jets had too many Russians. Now a trio of Canadian curlers from the Winnipeg area are angling to curl for Russia in the 2014 Sochi Olympics -- and not only is no one stopping them, they're encouraging them. Show More Summary

The buzz: Is Landis the fly who can finally sting Armstrong?

A colleague from my journalistic past, former newspaperman Dan Barreiro, e-mailed out of the blue yesterday to ask if I would go on his radio show (KFAN in Minneapolis) to talk about the Floyd Landis doping revelations and accusations. As...

Ducks' Ryan Whitney added to U.S. Olympic team

Ducks defenseman Ryan Whitney was added to the U.S. Olympic team Thursday, giving the Ducks nine players on various Olympic teams. Whitney and Tim Gleason of the Carolina Hurricanes were named to replace New Jersey Devils defenseman Paul Martin and...

A Stretch By Any Other Name

They don't sell peanuts or Cracker Jacks at the Wukesong Baseball Field. They do sing about them, though.When the middle of the seventh came around last night, Cuba was leading the U.S. men's baseball team by two runs. The crowd had settled in, grabbing a final beer or one of those hot dogs on a stick for the final innings. Show More Summary

The Sounds of Olympic Baseball

One summer, I sat and listened as the Washington Nationals' PA announcer refused to play any song that wasn't "Dani California" or Daddy Yankee's "Gasolina." So when a few friends warned me that the the music choices at the Olympic baseball...Show More Summary

What Bolt's 200m Sounded Like

Last night, as Usain Bolt cruised to a world record in the 200m dash, I heard two words yelled out over and over throughout the city. I cannot print those two words.Instead, I'll give you this: the audio from CCTV's broadcast of the 200m. Show More Summary

The Chinese Rush Tiananamen Square

Tonight, when the clock struck 08:08:08, the celebrations started all around Beijing. I was in Beijing's famed Tiananamen Square, where a crowd of thousands spent some two hours just screaming out the words "Go China Go!"  First, some audio and images from the festivities:Also, check out this little audio report, filed on the scene just a few hours ago:

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