Russian figure skater Evgeni Plushenko withdrew with back pain to deprive the host nation of one of its most anticipated moments at the Sochi Olympics as Joss Christensen led a U.S. sweep of men’s ski slopestyle.
The mayor of Bridgeview, Illinois, said building a taxpayer-financed arena for the billionaire owner of Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire would bring hotels and restaurants to his suburb. Instead, the town has more than doubled property taxes and may raise them again to pay more than $200 million in stadium debt.
The Colorado Avalanche took 17-year- old center Nathan MacKinnon with the No. 1 pick in the National Hockey League draft, while the New Jersey Devils acquired a possible successor for goaltender Martin Brodeur.