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USA’s Brown finishes 11th in free skate

Posted: February 15, 2014 at 3:15 a.m.

Elizabeth Yarnold of Great Britain celebrates her gold medal in women’s skeleton Friday in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Yarnold set a track record and won the medal by almost a second over Noelle Pikus-Pace of the United States.

Imagine what Jason Brown could accomplish with a quadruple jump in his repertoire. Add that most difficult of elements to his programs, and the American teen could go from finishing ninth in his first Olympics to winning major championships.

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Maumelle’s might

Maumelle’s Justin Butler (back) wrestles Beau Uzick of Hot Springs Lakeside on Friday at the state high school wrestling tournament at the Jack Stephens Center in Little Rock. Butler, who won last year’s state title at 138 pounds, pinned both of his opponents at 160 pounds Friday. Maumelle, the defending Class 1A-5A state champion, has seven No. 1 seeds this year.

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Gay-union ruling booed, cheered

From left back row, Carol Schall , Emily Schall-Townley,16,  daughter of Schall and Townley and Mary Townley , Tim Bostic and Tony London celebrate the Thursday's ruling by federal Judge Arenda Wright Allen that Virginia's same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 in Norfolk, Va.  Wright Allen on Thursday issued a stay of her order while it is appealed, meaning that gay couples in Virginia still wont be able to marry until the case is ultimately resolved. An appeal will be filed to the 4th District Court of Appeals, which could uphold the ban or side with Wright Allen. At the bottom of photo is Adam Umhoefer, Executive Director of the American Foundation for Equal Rights.  (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Bill Tiernan)  MAGS OUT

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