Jorien ter Mors broke the Olympic record by a half-second while leading a Dutch sweep of the women’s 1500-meter speedskating race, continuing the Netherlands’ dominance of that sport and putting the nation atop the medals standings at the Sochi Games.
Phil Kessel scored three goals to propel the U.S. men’s hockey team into the quarterfinals of the Sochi Winter Games with a 5-1 defeat of Slovenia as the host Russians defeated Slovakia 1-0 in a shootout. Canada beat Finland 2-1 in overtime as Drew Doughty scored twice.
The National Hockey League rejected Ilya Kovalchuk ’s 17-year, $102 million contract, saying the New Jersey Devils tried to get around salary cap rules, TSN reported , without saying where it got the information.
Ilya Kovalchuk ’s $102 million, 17- year agreement with the New Jersey Devils was thrown out today by an arbitrator, who ruled it was within the National Hockey League’s authority to reject the contract.