Sports, February 18th

SOCHI, Russia (AP) – The U.S. now has 20 medals at the Winter Olympics. The most recent came in men’s ski halfpipe as David Wise of Northstar, Calif., won the gold. The winner of three straight Winter X Games titles, the 23-year old scored a 92 on his first run through heavy snow to secure the gold.

SOCHI, Russia (AP) – Alex Deibold (DEE’-bohld) of Manchester, Vt., took the bronze in the men’s snowboard cross. Gold-medal favorite Nate Holland of the U.S. didn’t make it out of the opening round of elimination after mistiming a jump.

SOCHI, Russia (AP) – Team U.S.A. is tied for the medal lead at the Winter Olympics with the Netherlands. Each nation has 20 medals with the U.S. having won six gold, four silver and 10 bronze. The Dutch have six gold, six silver and eight bronze.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – David Poile (poyl), the general manager of the Nashville Predators, is recovering from a third surgery after being hit in the face by a puck. Poile, who was supposed to be at the Olympics as the U.S. men’s general manger, suffered a broken nose and cracked bone around one of his eyes. He was hurt while standing in a tunnel behind the bench in Minnesota during a Predators’ pregame skate.

NEW YORK (AP) – Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe are out as analysts at CBS for the NFL pre-game show. They are being replaced by recently retired star tight end Tony Gonzalez.

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