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USA tied for 2nd in medals through two days

Sochi, Russia (AP) -- Team U.S.A. has four medals through two days of the Sochi Games: two gold and two bronze.

The second gold for the U.S. came in women's snowboarding as Jamie Anderson of Lake Tahoe, Calif., won the women's slopestyle, just as fellow American Sage Kotsenburg did in the men's competition on Saturday. Anderson hit three high-flying jumps on her second, make-or-break trip down the mountain. She scored a 95.25 on that run to make America 2 for 2 in slopestyle's debut on the Olympic stage.

Team U.S.A. won the bronze in the first-ever team figure skating competition, with Russia finishing first and Canada second. The U.S. won the free dance portion of the event with world champion ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White of Michigan.

There was big disappointment for the U.S. in Alpine skiing as Bode Miller finished eighth in the downhill. He was considered a pre-race favorite, based on practice times. Miller was more than a half-second slower than champion Matthias Mayer of Austria. Miller's quick times in practice came in perfect weather while the gold medal race was held under cloud cover, which Miller said made it tougher to see. The best finish by an American was fifth by Travis Ganong.

The U.S. womens hockey team beat Switzerland 9-0 in a preliminary round matchup Monday morning.

The upcoming Olympic schedule includes the women's super combined downhill and slalom, the men's 12 -kilometer pursuit and men's moguls. The men's 1,500 final concludes the day's slate of short-track speed skating. The American women's curling team faces Switzerland before the U.S. men's curlers go against Norway. There's also women's luge singles and the men's 500 speed skating.

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