Olympics

Lysacek Wins Gold For U.S.

Evan Lysacek pulled off the upset of Thursday night by snagging the gold medal and ousting defending champion Evgeni Plushenko. He did so in dramatic fashion, earning the highest score of his career. The victory makes Lysacek the first champion in men's figure skating since Brian Boitano won the gold in 1988. "It was definitely my best, and that's what I came here to do," he told reporters. The win gave America a boost on a day when favorite skiier Lindsey Vonn tumbled on the slopes. Through Thursday's 34 events, the U.S. still leads the medal count, holding six golds and 17 overall. Germany follows in second with four gold medals and 11 total.