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Weibrecht, Miller medal

Created: 02/16/2014 11:37 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

Andrew Weibrecht and Bode Miller allowed the United States to come away with two medals in the men's super-G at Sochi.

The 36-year-old Miller tied for the bronze to become the oldest Olympics Alpine medalist. It's his sixth medal over 12 years of Olympic competition.

Weibrecht claimed silver after capturing bronze in Vancouver four years ago. He's suffered through a number of surgeries and lost his sponsorship from the U.S. ski team since then.

Norway's Kjetil Jansrud won the gold medal.

In other Olympics news;

- The U.S. men's hockey team completed a perfect 3-0 run through the opening round with a 5-1 win over Slovenia.  Phil Kessel recorded the first American hat trick in the Olympics since 2002.  Ryan Miller lost his shutout bid with 17.6 seconds left in the game.  He made 17 saves in his Sochi debut. The Americans finished atop Group A and earned an automatic spot in the quarterfinals.

- Drew Doughty's second goal of the game gave Canada a 2-1 overtime win against Finland and the Group B title. Both teams earned berths into the semifinals.

- Alexander Radulov and Ilya Kovalchuk scored in a shootout, Semyon Varlamov stopped 27 shots, and Russia beat Slovakia 1-0.  Russia will play Norway in the qualifying round.

- Meryl Davis and Charlie White are on pace to win become the first Americans to win Olympic gold in ice dancing after taking the short dance. That puts the reigning world champions one performance away from a gold medal. Davis and White earned an international personal best 78.89 points and lead 2010 gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada by 2.56.

- Steven Holcomb is third after the first two runs of the two-man bobsled.  He trails leader Alexander Zubkov of Russia by 36-hundredths of a second with two runs to go.

- The Dutch continued their domination of speedskating with Jorien ter Mors leading another sweep, this time in the women's 1,500 meters. She beat out favorite Ireen Wust, with Lotte van Beek taking the bronze.  The Dutch have now won a staggering 16 speedskating medals, breaking the previous record haul of 13 set by East Germany at the 1988 Calgary Olympics.

- The Netherlands tops the medals standings with 17 overall, one more than the United States and host Russia. Germany is still the gold medal leader with seven.

- The U.S. men's curling team lost to Canada 8-6 in an extra end.  The victory helped vault Canada into the semifinals.

- The American women's curling fell to Canada 7-6 in an extra end.  The U.S. is currently 1-7 and risks finishing last in the Olympics for the second straight time.

- Fog forced the postponement of the men's 15-kilometer mass-start biathlon race. They'll try again Monday.
 



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