The Mashup

February 12, 2010 - 8:30 am
When you combine shooting guns and skiing, the one word that might not follow is "safe." But there is one word that might describe the biathlon, an Olympic sport that combines rifles and cross-country skiing, and that word is'€¦"GENIUS." Every four years, fans get to see some of the greatest...
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February 12, 2010 - 8:28 am
Lindsey Vonn has gobbled up most of the Olympic headlines heading into Vancouver, but there are still other competitors on the team. There are five U.S. Olympic hopefuls from the New England region all looking to come back home with a gold, silver or bronze medal. Here is a look at the New England-...
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February 12, 2010 - 4:54 am
While snow crippled the ill-prepared Mid-Atlantic region on the East Coast, Vancouver finds itself starved for powder. Go figure. Instead of snow, an unrelenting rain has pounded the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics. No matter. Technology -- and shipping -- is a marvelous thing, and so the...
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February 12, 2010 - 4:40 am
For years, snowboarders have been misunderstood. '€œYo, bro, let'€™s go shred some gnar.'€ It seems like a different language, doesn'€™t it? But these high-flying athletes have made themselves a nice home during the Winter Olympics. Since 1998, when snowboarding officially became an...
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February 12, 2010 - 4:34 am
Shoot down a man made ramp at high speeds, vault off a gigantic jump and pretty much fly down on mountain'€¦on a pair of skis. That'€™s the world of ski jumping all right. What may look insane to the average human being is just another day'€™s work for Nick Alexander of Lebanon, NH. Alexander...
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February 12, 2010 - 4:33 am
When the first puck drops in Vancouver on Sunday, there will be a heavy East Coast presence on the ice. Names such as Chris Drury , ex-captain for the Boston University Terriers, Jon Quick, former UMass goalie, and Brooks Orpik, who spent his teenage years playing for Thayer Academy in Braintree,...
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February 12, 2010 - 3:30 am
Welcome to Friday's Morning Mashup, where we'll get you caught up on what's going on in the sports world and beyond. The NCAA announced proposals to deal with taunting and concussions . The most controversial proposal, if passed by the rules committee, would take away a touchdown if a player taunts...
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February 11, 2010 - 2:32 am
Welcome to Thursday's Morning Mashup, where we'll get you caught up on what's going on in the sports world and beyond. The Cleveland Cavaliers said they were trying to protect fans when they removed water fountains from Quicken Loans Arena before the season, claiming that they wanted to prevent the...
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February 10, 2010 - 10:26 am
The post-Super Bowl hangover is upon us. There will be no more football until the preseason kicks off in August, and spring training is still a month away. But there is hope for this first weekend without an NFL game on the menu: NBA All-Star Weekend. The game itself? That is secondary. Who...
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February 10, 2010 - 3:49 am
Welcome to Wednesday's Morning Mashup, where we'll get you caught up on what's going on in the sports world and beyond. Fox Sports baseball writer Ken Rosenthal revisits a column he wrote in 2008, when he commented on how the Red Sox fielded a team that was mostly white. He said he was stunned by...
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