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Hat trick by USA foward highlights Sunday’s action

Kessel’s run

Published: Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 11:32 p.m. CST
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(Matt Slocum)
USA forward Phil Kessel takes the puck away from Slovenia forward Ziga Jeglic during Sunday's game in Sochi, Russia. Kessel had a hat trick in a 5-1 victory.

Here are some highlights from Sunday's action at the Sochi Olympics:

FOR THE DUTCH, THE SWEEP 16

The Dutch got their third sweep in speedskating – albeit a gold by Jorien ter Mors over favorite Ireen Wust in the women's 1,500. Lottevan Beek got the bronze.

The Dutch have now won 16 speedskating medals in Sochi, breaking the record haul of 13 by East Germany at the 1988 Calgary Olympics. The win by ter Mors sets her up for a shot at becoming the first skater to win medials in both long and short track.

NORWAY IS SUPER. GEE.

Kjetil Jansrud won the fourth straight Olympic super-G gold medal for Norway, finishing the choppy course in 1 minute, 18.14 seconds, with American skier Andrew Weibrecht 0.30 seconds behind.

Bode Miller, at age 36, became the oldest Alpine skier to win a medal when he and Jan Hudec of Canada tied for bronze. It was Miller's sixth Olympic medal, moving the American two behind all-time Alpine leader Kjetil Andre Aamodt.

SHOOTOUT AT THE BOLSHOY CORRAL

A day after a tough shootout loss to the United States, Russia bounced back against Slovakia, thanks to Alexander Radulov and Ilya Kovalchuk.

Another boisterous sellout crowd at Bolshoy Ice Dome grew increasingly nervous throughout the scoreless game, but the Russian stars delivered in the shootout. The United States, meanwhile, easily handled Slovenia, winning 5-1 behind Phil Kessel's hat trick.

SWEDEN GOLDEN AGAIN

Sweden successfully defended its Olympic title in the men's 4x10-kilometer cross-country relay to become the first country in 42 years to win both men's and women's team events in the same Winter Games.

Russia took silver as President Vladimir Putin looked on, and France was third. But it was another disappointment for Norway, which finished fourth a day after its heavily favored women failed to get a medal.

COURSE DANGER

Barely 24 hours after Russian skicross racer Maria Komissarova severely injured her spine while training on the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, Jackie Hernandez sustained a concussion when she smacked her head after catching an edge during qualifying for snowboardcross. The 21-year-old American was treated and released, but barred from competing in the elimination rounds.

HOT. COOL. PEA SOUP.

More weather woes for the Sochi Games.

The men's 15-kilometer mass-start biathlon race was postponed until Monday because of fog. The race was initially delayed for an hour, but the visibility remained too poor to run the race.

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