Micron Technology Inc., the largest U.S. maker of memory chips, reported fiscal second-quarter sales that beat analysts’ estimates as limited supply bolstered prices amid lackluster computer and phone demand.
Cameron Bolton was approaching a jump when he clipped Italy’s Omar Visintin in the Olympic men’s snowboard cross semifinal. The Australian fell on his face before getting hit by another Italian, Luca Matteotti.
The U.S. men’s ice hockey team defeated the host Russians in a shootout at the Sochi Winter Games as Austria’s Anna Fenninger overcame warm weather and a difficult course to win the women’s Super-G ski race.
The Sochi Winter Games pushed the extremes, introducing new sports and new names -- such as teenagers Mikaela Shiffrin and Adelina Sotnikova -- as older athletes made room for soaring and tumbling youngsters.
Should Luke Steyn defy the odds to win Zimbabwe’s first Winter Olympics medal, the Alpine skier says that the landlocked African nation should leapfrog Norway and the U.S. to lead the medals table at the Sochi Games.
In the run-up to the Sochi Olympics, political risk experts predicted any threat to athletes and spectators would come from the restive Caucasus immediately to the east. As it turns out, violence to the west -- in Ukraine -- has instead seized global headlines.
Olympic champions Shaun White and Bode Miller are among athletes who have said they’re concerned about the warm weather at the Sochi Games, where athletes have crashed on slushy snow as temperatures are forecast to reach as high as 19 degrees Celsius (66 degrees Fahrenheit) this week.