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6PM ET: USA Men Advance, Brian Westbrook Not Retiring, Mosi Tatupu Dies

USA Hockey

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Team USA To Semis

Zach Parise scored both goals and Ryan Miller made 19 saves as the United States beat Switzerland 2-0 to reach the Olympic hockey semifinals. Team USA needed 35 shots, 42 minutes and a power-play to get the puck past Swiss goaltender Jonas Hiller. Parise scored his other 3rd period goal into an empty net with 11.2 seconds to play to clinch the victory. Friday's semifinal matchup will be against the winner of tonight's 7PM ET game between Finland and the Czech Republic.

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Michael Westbrook

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Westbrook Optimistic

A day after the Eagles released him, Brian Westbrook is upbeat about his future in the NFL. Today Westbrook said, "There's 32 teams out there ... Hopefully I'll have an opportunity to go and play with another team." Westbrook understands that it's not easy being a 30 year old running back in the NFL. "It's hard for teams to keep veterans, especially aging veterans at a higher salary number, when they can get younger guys," Westbrook said. "Especially when guys have battled injuries the way I have the last year and a half or so. I understand that. I completely do." Westbrook thanked the fans of Philadelphia, said he was grateful to Eagles coach Andy Reid. At the same time, Westbrook said, his agent has already heard from three or four teams and he will play in 2010.

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Mosi Tatupu

A Patriots Fan Favorite

Mosi Tatupu,one of the most popular players in New England Patriots history died Tuesday ... A cause of death was not disclosed. Tatupu played in the NFL for 14 years ... 13 with the Patriots. He was known for his inspired special teams play. Patriots owner Robert Kraft said, "I know that I share a heavy heart today with Patriots fans everywhere who have learned of Mosi Tatupu's passing. He was a dominant special teams player and a punishing rusher who loved the Patriots as much as the fans did." Tatupu was 54 years old.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.