Scenes from Sochi Olympics

Published: Feb 06 2014 12:19:13 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 23 2014 01:13:25 PM EST

With the 2014 Winter Olympics officially declared over in Sochi, Russia, take a look back at some of the best images from the games.

Fireworks at Sochi Olympics closing ceremony
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Fireworks explode over the Olympic Park during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

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Lehigh Valley drops suspended game 7-2, and night cap 5-1 to Red Sox

IronPigs

The IronPigs woes continued Thursday night.  Ethan Martin would take over for Sean O'Sullivan on the mound as Wednesday night's suspended game against Pawtucket would resume. Pawtucket added a run to their 3-2 lead on a sac fly in the 5th, then the wheels came off in the 8th, as Matt Spring smoked a two-run double off Jeremy Horst. Mookie Betts would add an rbi single, as Pawtucket went on to take Game 1, 7-2.  In the night cap, things didn't get any better, eventhough the IronPigs wore their Michael Jackson tribute jerseys.  Tyler Henson's rbi double in the 4th would account for Lehigh Valley's lone run of the night.  Pawtucket's Ryan Roberts went 3 for 4 with 3 rbi and a run scored.   The Red Sox take Game 2, 5-1.  The IronPigs now have lost 5 straight.  They travel to Buffalo for a four game set with the Bisons beginning Friday night.

Fox powers Fightin Phils past RubberDucks

Fox powers Reading past Akron

The Reading Fightin Phils (43-59) defeated the Akron RubberDucks (57-49) on Thursday night, 6-1, to open a 4-game series at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Cole Hamels throws 8 shutout innings striking out 10 as the Phils snap a four game skid

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^By AARON BRACY=
^Associated Press=
   PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Cole Hamels pitched eight strong innings and Chase Utley had an RBI single to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday.
 
   Hamels (5-5) got the better of Tim Hudson in a matchup between starters who have combined for seven All-Star appearances. The Philadelphia left-hander gave up six hits while striking out 10 and walking one.
 
   Hudson (8-7) gave up two runs in six innings although both were unearned. The right-hander struck out six and walked two.
 
   The Giants, who were looking for their first four-game sweep in Philadelphia since 1998, lost for just the second time in eight games. San Francisco's lead over the idle Dodgers in the NL West dropped to 1 1/2 games entering this weekend's three-game series between the rivals at AT&T Park.

Pence drives in 3, Giants beat Phillies 3-1

AP

There are no secrets to Hunter Pence's approach to hitting in crucial situations. His simple strategy worked again.

North Parkland avenges Tuesday night's 5-0 shutout to Norchester

No. Parkland beats Norchester for Am Legion Region II title

Norchester blanked Bath, 9-0 Wednesday afternoon in an elimination game before coming up short against North Parkland.

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2014 Sochi Olympic medal count

COUNTRY
G
S
B
TOTAL
Russia
13
11
9
33
United States
9
7
12
28
Norway
11
5
10
26
Canada
10
10
5
25
Netherlands
8
7
9
24
Germany
8
6
5
19
Austria
4
8
5
17
France
4
4
7
15
Sweden
2
7
6
15
Switzerland
6
3
2
11
China
3
4
2
9
South Korea
3
3
2
8
Czech Republic
2
4
2
8
Slovenia
2
2
4
8
Japan
1
4
3
8
Italy
0
2
6
8
Belarus
5
0
1
6
Poland
4
1
1
6
Finland
1
3
1
5
Great Britain
1
1
2
4
Latvia
0
2
2
4
Australia
0
2
1
3
Ukraine
1
0
1
2
Slovakia
1
0
0
1
Croatia
0
1
0
1
Kazakhstan
0
0
1
1
Medal count will be updated at the conclusion of each day's medal events.
 
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