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12PM ET: Team USA Stuck In Canada?, More Stress For Meyer, Shaq Getting A 2nd Opinion

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Planning For Less Than Gold?

The U.S. Men's Hockey Team is trying to reschedule their flights out of Vancouver because they were booked to leave town BEFORE Sunday's gold- medal game against Canada ... this according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.

Defenseman Jack Johnson of the Los Angeles Kings said, "They scheduled all the Americans to fly out Sunday morning. Whoever is in charge of this scheduled us to fly out (Sunday) morning and I think the Russians and Swedes are supposed to fly out on Monday ... I'm glad we get to change that."

The NHL Players Association makes players' travel arrangements for the Olympics and responded:

"The NHLPA booked the traveling for hundreds of individuals, including players and their families and guests. Due to the significant amount of flights that needed to be booked, we proactively booked departing and returning flights for all players - with the return flights based on last year's IIHF World Championships results and their national team's IIHF ranking ..."

After the Olympics, the Kings resume play Tuesday at Dallas, and Johnson is really not overly concerned ... "Quite frankly, if we win a gold medal I think we'll walk to wherever we have to go."

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Urban Meyer

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Stressful Vacation For Florida Coach

Urban Meyer just can't get away from stressful situations ... The Gainesville Sun reports that Meyer and his wife Shelley were evacuated from their hotel in Hawaii Saturday morning because of the threat of a tsunami caused by the earthquake in Chile. The couple was on vacation for a few days. In a text message Shelley said, it was a "strange ending to a great trip!"

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Shaquille O'Neal

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Shaq's Thumb - Significant Sprain

The Cleveland Cavaliers report that Shaquille O'Neal underwent an MRI in Cleveland late Saturday afternoon ... The results confirmed a significant sprain to his right thumb. He will travel with Cavaliers Head Team Physician Dr. Richard Parker Sunday for additional evaluation by at the National Hand Center in Baltimore, Maryland. His status will be updated following that exam. His game status remains "out" and no time table for his return to play has been established yet.