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Heavy Medal: January 10, 2010 - January 16, 2010

Ovechkin fights -- almost

The Capitals' 7-4 loss at Tampa Bay on Jan. 12 was notable for a near-fight between Alex Ovechkin and the Lightning's Steve Downie. It was a near-fight because Ovechkin's teammate Matt Bradley skated in and took on Downie before Ovechkin...

By John Kiernan  |  January 13, 2010; 2:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Alex Ovechkin , Ice hockey  
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How much does size matter for Vonn?

During a recent World Cup event, Austrian coaches claimed that Vonn's staggering success in downhill events was a direct reflection of her weight (she is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds). They argued that her size and...

By Jon DeNunzio  |  January 13, 2010; 9:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Lindsey Vonn , Skiing  
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Weir's rivalry with Evan Lysacek

Johnny Weir's biggest rival in skating so far has been U.S. teammate Evan Lysacek. In a 2008 piece on the rivalry between the two, the New York Times described it this way: One stands 6 feet 2 inches, wears panther...

By Coryn Connelly-Cabreros  |  January 11, 2010; 5:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Figure Skating , Johnny Weir  
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Ovechkin and the key to D.C.

Alex Ovechkin became the first Washington Capitals player to be named NHL MVP when he won the Hart Trophy following the 2008 season. D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty gave Ovechkin a ceremonial key to the city in honor of the achievement....

By John Kiernan  |  January 11, 2010; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Alex Ovechkin , Ice hockey  
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