With his upset of defending champion Evgeni Plushenko, Evan Lysacek (pictured) became the first U.S. man to win the Olympic gold medal in figure skating since Brian Boitano in 1988.
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By the time Lysacek finished his final spin, fans were roaring their approval.
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The last note of his music was still fading when Lysacek pumped his fists and screamed, "Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!" He clapped his hands and skated to center ice, throwing his arms out wide to the crowd and blowing kisses.
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Johnny Weir (pictured) finished sixth for the U.S. and national champion Jeremy Abbott rallied to take ninth.
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"If the Olympic champion doesn't know how to jump a quad, I don't know," Plushenko (far left) said. "Now it's not men's figure skating, now it's dancing." To which Lysacek responded, "If it was a jumping competition, they'd give you 10 seconds to go do your best jump. But it's about 4 minutes and 40 seconds of skating and performing from start to finish. "That was my challenge tonight, and I feel like I did quite well."
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The U.S. hockey team defeated Norway 6-1 to advance to Sunday's preliminary round showdown against Canada with a 2-0 record.
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The victory over Norway was sealed when the U.S. scored three goals in the final six minutes.
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Martin Brodeur stopped all four attempts by Switzerland in a shootout and Sidney Crosby scored the only goal for Canada as the host country survived 3-2.
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Julie Mancuso won silver in the super-combined, becoming the first American to win a medal in women's combined or super-combined since Gretchen Fraser got silver at the 1948 St. Moritz Games. She also became the first U.S. woman with three Olympic medals in Alpine skiing, matching Bode Miller for the most Alpine medals by an American.
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Seeking her second gold medal in as many days, Lindsey Vonn led the super-combined after the downhill portion, then tumbled in her slalom run. She still has three more events
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Competing in her first Olympics, Germany's Maria Riesch made up for her eighth-place downhill finish to win the super-combined on Thursday with two runs in a total time of 2 minutes, 9.14 seconds.
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Australia's Torah Bright was in last place after the first run of the women's half-pipe, but nailed her jumps in the second go-round and won gold in the women's half-pipe.
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Hannah Teter came 2.6 points shy of repeating as Olympic champion in the half-pipe. She says the money she receives for silver will go to Haitian earthquake relief via one of her many charities.
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The 2002 gold medalist in the half-pipe, Kelly Clark of the U.S. fell on her first run in Vancouver, hit the deck on an awkward landing on her second but still took bronze.
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Gretchen Bleiler of the U.S. had a rough day in the half-pipe, finishing 11th.
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Christine Nesbitt of Canada won the 1,000-meter event by two-hundredths of a second over Annette Gerritsen of the Netherlands, matching the tightest finish in the Olympic history of the race -- Bonnie Blair's 1992 victory over China's Ye Qiaobo.
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