Olympic Athletes from Russia beat Germany in overtime to win gold medal

PYEONGCHANG — A power-play goal by Kirill Kaprizov in overtime has lifted the Russians to the gold medal in men’s hockey with a 4-3 win over Germany at the Pyeongchang Olympics. It’s the first gold in men’s hockey for a Russian team since 1992. Kaprizov also had three assists Sunday. He scored on a one-timer from the right circle off a pass from Nikita Gusev. Gusev also had two goals and two assists. He scored his second with 55.5 seconds left in regulation to force overtime. Ilya Kovalchuk had a chance to win the game 6:30 in only to have his forehand stopped by a tremendous pad save by German… Read More

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Saturday Night Five: Sean Miller’s future, Arizona’s need for rock bottom, the Pac-12’s position and a guide to Cheating 101

Insta-reaction to recent developments on the court, off the field and, ahem, on the wiretaps … 1. Let’s talk cheating. As we weave through the FBI case and whatever form the scandal takes when it enters the NCAA’s jurisdiction (assuming that happens at some point), it is vital to remember that not all cheating is created equally. It takes various forms and comes in various degrees. In some cases — the unusual cases — the athlete himself is not aware of the extent of behind-the-scenes dealings between agents/runners/shoe companies and family members. In some cases, a prospect’s college coaches are not involved; they’re either willfully ignorant or truly ignorant. In… Read More

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CCS soccer playoffs: Los Gatos boys continue to roll

Los Gatos received an early second-half goal from Mikkel Dolmer and that was all the scoring the Wildcats needed to beat Watsonville 1-0 and advance the Central Coast Section Open Division semifinals. Los Gatos (17-0-2) recorded its 15th shutout of the season as it knocked out a traditional power. The Wildcats move on to play fifth-seeded St. Ignatius on Tuesday night at Menlo-Atherton. St. Ignatius beat Overfelt 3-0. On the match’s only goal, Dolmer controlled a loose ball in front of Watsonville’s net for the game-winner at Los Gatos. “I just saw a little spot between the post and the goalkeeper, hit it there perfect,” said Dolmer, who leads No.… Read More

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Warriors center Zaza Pachulia on benching: “It’s really been tough”

Want Warriors news in your inbox? Sign up for the free DubsDaily newsletter. OAKLAND – Warriors center Zaza Pachulia sauntered to the middle of the locker-room following the Warriors 112-80 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder Saturday night, armed with the burden of a distinction he hasn’t felt in nearly six years. Veteran contributor off the bench. Pachulia’s odyssey to the pine is a result of a shakeup in the frontcourt by Warriors coach Steve Kerr. In the arrangement, Pachulia will come off the bench in favor of fellow frontcourt man JaVale McGee, in what could be a permanent move. “It’s really been tough,” Pachulia said. “I got to be… Read More

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Paying too much, and nine other mistakes to avoid when buying a company

With the economy growing substantially as well as the low cost of capital, many business owners are considering making an acquisition as part of their growth strategies. In the past few months, I have been asked by many business owners about the risks inherent in making an acquisition. Photo provided by Mark T. OslerGary Miller I tell them that most accomplished acquirers admit that they have learned more from their mistakes than from their successes. Current market conditions suggest it is a seller’s market with frothy multiples. Therefore, a comprehensive assessment of the acquisition “target” is a must. In my experience, there are 10 major mistakes to avoid. Not doing… Read More

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