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U.S. Olympic team players celebrate a goal against the Soviets in the famed "Miracle on Ice" game in 1980.
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USA hockey's Olympic 'miracle' still resonates 40 years later

As the members of the 1980 U.S. men’s hockey team arrive in Las Vegas this weekend for a 40th anniversary celebration — of their stunning semifinal upset of the Soviet Union and the gold-medal triumph that followed — they understand the myth and the magic they created.

Air Force beats San Jose State 95-86

A.J. Walker had 10 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists for Air Force (10-16, 4-10 Mountain West Conference).


Boston University defeats Navy 77-54

Richard Njoku had 12 points for the Midshipmen (13-12, 7-7), the only Navy player in double figures.


Funk, Wilson propel Army to 79-66 victory over Lehigh

Tommy Funk made 9 of 12 shots from the floor, including 3 of 6 from 3-point range, and 5 of 6 free throws for the Black Knights (13-12, 8-6 Patriot League).

Trump looks to rev up his base at Daytona 500

NASCAR drivers may veer to the left during their trip around the oval racetrack, but their fans lean right, which helps explain the regularity with which GOP presidents have made their way to the track.


Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna buried last week in Southern California cemetery

Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were buried Friday in a cemetery near the family's Southern California home, according to death certificates.


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USA hockey's Olympic 'miracle' still resonates 40 years later

As the members of the 1980 U.S. men’s hockey team arrive in Las Vegas this weekend for a 40th anniversary celebration — of their stunning semifinal upset of the Soviet Union and the gold-medal triumph that followed — they understand the myth and the magic they created.


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In the Astros scandal, Rob Manfred has taken a bad situation and made it worse

Given the severity of Houston Astros' cheating scandal, it would be almost impossible for the cover-up to do any more damage to the game of baseball. But the Astros and Commissioner Rob Manfred are giving it their best shot.


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