VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Just like most of the entire country, Vancouver organizers are waiting for the moment when Canada finally wins its first Olympic gold medal on home soil.
Leading the medals table and topping it all off by winning the men's hockey gold on the final night of the games wouldn't hurt either.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Snow is still being trucked and flown in to Cypress Mountain in an effort to get the Olympic venues ready for the Vancouver Games, which open Friday.
The first event scheduled for Cypress Mountain is women's moguls qualifying on Saturday, with the finals to be raced later that day.
Former College of the Canyons pitcher Dana Eveland will get another opportunity in the big leagues.
Eveland was traded on Saturday from the Oakland Athletics to the Toronto Blue Jays for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - There's no denying that the Super Bowl is all about money, and lots of it.
Consider that advertisers will spend as much as $3 million to grab your attention during the football championship in hopes of convincing you to buy their products.
AT STAKE - National Football League Championship for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
PARTICIPANTS - Indianapolis Colts (AFC) and New Orleans Saints (NFC). This the fourth appearance for the Colts and the first appearance for the Saints.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Scott McCarron is not backing away from his accusation that Phil Mickelson and other players are cheating if they use the Ping-Eye 2 wedges with square grooves.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Kurt Warner has called an end to one of the great storybook careers in NFL history.
The 38-year-old quarterback announced his retirement from the game on Friday after a dozen years in a league that at first rejected him, then revered him as he came from nowhere to lead the lowly St. Louis Rams to two Super Bowls, winning the first of them.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - There he was, mouth agape, roaring like a Highlands warrior in full battle cry in "Braveheart."
The force from Andy Murray's lungs seemed to add heft to the forehand winner he hurled down the line. The match turned there - in the fifth game of the second set - and it would not be long before the 22-year-old Scot was on his way to the Australian Open final.
NEW YORK (AP) - NBA commissioner David Stern planned to meet with Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas on Wednesday and an announcement on the full length of Arenas' indefinite suspension could follow.
NBA spokesman Mike Bass confirmed the meeting to The Associated Press.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders hired Hue Jackson as offensive coordinator on Tuesday, hoping the man who helped develop Joe Flacco in Baltimore can do the same for JaMarcus Russell.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington Wizards guard Javaris Crittenton has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge - 10 days after teammate Gilbert Arenas pleaded guilty to a felony gun charge.
After just one full season, Hart High graduate Michael Montgomery has been rated by Baseball America as the Kansas City Royals' top prospect.
Montgomery, who is preparing to report for the Royals' minor league camp in Surprise, Ariz. on Feb. 26, said he won't let the honor get to his head.
Brock Lesnar is ready to resume training to defend his UFC heavyweight title after a serious intestinal problem derailed his career and endangered his life.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Chan Gailey was hired by the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday, getting a second chance to prove himself as an NFL coach and inheriting a team that has missed the playoffs for 10 straight years.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) - Jose Offerman was banned for life by the Dominican winter league for throwing a punch at an umpire during an argument on the baseball field.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Kansas City ace and Hart High graduate James Shields allowed one hit in three scoreless innings and Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer in the Royals' 6-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Bubba Watson wasn't about to let another chance get away.
It appears at least one of two local golfers will get to play through the weekend at the Northern Trust Open.
Golden Valley first-year head baseball coach Gino Pomilia said there's no lying in his program.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The best score belonged to Stewart Cink. The best round belonged to Pat Perez. Tiger Woods didn't come close to claiming either Thursday in the Farmers Insurance Open, where the seven-time champion failed to break par in the opening round for first time in his career.
This is technically Max Homa's rookie season as a professional golfer.
Former Saugus High School and University of Virginia standout Shasta Fisher was selected 29th overall by the Washington Spirit of the National Women's Soccer League, and will now head to the nation's capital to continue her accomplished career.
Valencia graduate Shane Vereen highlights a group of three players with Santa Clarita Valley ties who are connected with NFL teams still alive in the playoffs.
Mike Edwards left the California Institute of Technology as the school's all-time leading scorer in the history of its basketball program.
What you don't hear are the stories of the guys who are grinding their way through the lower levels and trying to make a name for themselves.
BALTIMORE (AP) - The New England Patriots put on a performance worthy of a division winner.
Alysia Montaño has never made so many public appearances or signed so many autographs in her life.
Valencia graduate Max Homa and Hart graduate Matt Ryan are coming down the home stretch of the two-month long grind that is golf's Web.com Qualifying School.
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