Archive for February 11th, 2010



Lindsey VonnIn some unfortunate Winter Olympics news, it looks like United States Golden Girl Skier, Lindsey Vonn, might miss the Olympics.  She was expected to bring home the gold metal for the U.S., but a shin injury could keep her out of the games completely.  This comes as horrible news with the big event right around the corner.  It’s not official yet, but the injury looks pretty bad.  We’ll keep you posted on her progress.


In hockey, the Washington Capitals were hoping to extend their amazing win streak to 15 games.   This is the 3rd longest win streak EVER in the NHL.  But… they would need to beat a decent Montreal Canadian team to do this.  Their streak is due to their amazing offensive play, led by the supreme Alex Ovechkin.  However, last night, Ovechkin wasn’t the dominant player, it was Brooks Laich.  He had a Hat Trick, meaning he scored 3 goals in the game.  A very difficult feat.  But, the game went to overtime, and the Canadians’ Tomas Plekanec put in the winning goal with just under 5 minutes to play.  And with that, the Capitals incredible win streak came to an end.  Montreal 6, Washington 5.


Tyler HansbroughIn college basketball, it was the annual Duke / North Carolina showdown.  Before the game, Tyler Hansbrough, the UNC great, had his jersey retired.  UNC has had a lackluster season, losing its last 3 games.  In fact, they’re un-ranked.  Well, North Carolina gave Duke a run for their money, but in the second half Duke got their shooting touch back and wound up on top.  Jon Scheyer led the way for Duke with 24 points.  Next up for Duke… the other top team in the ACC, Maryland.  Now that will be a match up.  UNC, on the other hand, can only hope for a bubble birth for the March Madness tournament.  This is simply not their season.  However, the Tar Heels do have the #1 recruit in the country, Harrison Barnes, joining the squad next season.  Duke 64, UNC 54.