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Vonn loses Shiffrin as foe in downhill

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – A potential marquee event of these Olympics -- a heavyweight showdown in Alpine skiing -- is off the table.

Curse that gusty wind.

Lindsey Vonn still is primed to contend for gold in the women's downhill Wednesday morning, but 22-year-old American star Mikaela Shiffrin couldn't cram it into her schedule thanks to ...Read more

Facing elimination, Team USA explodes for 5-1 win in men's hockey

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea – His team had scored only four goals in three preliminary games and managed just one win, but U.S. men's hockey coach Tony Granato wasn't discouraged by his team's prospects in preparing for the elimination round of the Olympic tournament.

If anything, he felt just the opposite.

"Look at our path," he said before the ...Read more

Canadians capture ice dancing gold; France, US also win medals

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- Scott Moir said his and partner Tessa Virtue's free dance performance on Tuesday was personal, for each other, the best way they knew to honor the ice dance collaboration they've enjoyed for the better part of two decades. By the time the Canadian couple completed their sultry routine to music from "Moulin Rouge," the...Read more

Brita Sigourney of the US takes bronze in ski halfpipe

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Brita Sigourney won the brozne medal in the ski halfpipe Tuesday at Phoenix Snow Park.

The two-time Olympian scored 91.60 points in her third and final run to clinch the medal.

Maddie Bowman, the defending gold medalist from South Lake Tahoe placed 11th in the final. She struggled through her runs, including crashing near the end of the third ...Read more

Lindsey Vonn has her best chance at Olympic gold in Wednesday's downhill

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Lindsey Vonn has enjoyed an eventful first week and half at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

The most successful U.S. Alpine skier in history watched her King Charles Spaniel, Lucy, steal the attention -- and attract a swarm of photographers -- during their opening news conference.

Vonn waited while wind delays threw the Alpine schedule into disarray...Read more

Jessie Diggins makes no apologies over not winning any medals

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- Four years ago, all the hype and the hoopla and the high expectations were brand new. The U.S. women's cross-country ski team, which had never won an Olympic medal, seemed to be at the edge of a breakthrough.

When it didn't happen, Jessie Diggins and her teammates were left to wait four more years before trying again...Read more

Winter Olympics raking in money, but not the fans

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- It was the kind of roar that has been in short supply at these 2018 Winter Olympics.

Twelve thousand fans -- many of them Korean -- packed into Gangneung Ice Arena, cheering as their countrywoman, Choi Min-jeong, won her heat in short-track speedskating.

"We expect a gold medal tonight," said Jaewoo Shim who showed ...Read more

Mirai Nagasu and teammates hope to break US women's figure skating Olympic medal drought

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- Figure skater Mirai Nagasu proudly credits her parents for teaching her the value of hard work. They spent long hours keeping their customers well-fed and happy at the sushi restaurant they own in Arcadia, and they paid her in quarters to wash dishes and perform other chores around the place that was her second home. ...Read more

Ex-Kings player Voynov spent two months in jail, but is at Olympics representing Russia

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- Blood seemed to be everywhere when Redondo Beach police officer Gregory Wiist toured the master bedroom of the multimillion-dollar home on Avenue C.

Around the bed. In the shape of a handprint on the wood floor. On the comforter. In a trail leading to the bathroom.

Marta Varlamova sobbed as Wiist interviewed her ...Read more

Slumping toward the Pyeonchang Games finish line

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The Winter Games are creeping toward a conclusion on Sunday with both the U.S. team and NBC in a bit of a slump. The medal count, and the ratings, are down.

As a way to quantify the viewing part of it, the Buzz put...Read more

Bouncing back: United States takes dramatic curling victory over Canada

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea -- Curling is often called a game of inches. In John Shuster's case, all he needed Monday was a millimeter or two.

The U.S. men needed to beat Canada to have any realistic hope of moving on to the Olympic medal round. Shuster delivered a dramatic 9-7 victory, scoring the winning points with a whisker-thin margin in an ...Read more

Olympic hockey forges on, even without NHL stars

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GANGNUENG, South Korea -- It was a miracle -- on thin ice.

A hockey game broke out the other night at the lukewarm Pyeongchang Games where for the first time in two decades the NHL stayed home.

The day special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals for allegedly interfering with the 2016 presidential election the world ...Read more

US women's hockey team advances to gold medal game

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea – The drill looked monotonous. Over and over, the U.S. women's hockey team worked on crashing the net in search of scoring opportunities in practice on Sunday.

They focused on that same thing in practice the previous day, too. And the day before that.

"Seems like a decent plan," Coach Robb Stauber said. "Now, we've got...Read more

Mikaela Shiffrin drops downhill to focus on combined at Winter Olympics

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- After another weather-related change to the Alpine skiing schedule at the Pyeongchang Olympics, Mikaela Shiffrin has dropped Wednesday's downhill.

With winds expected to increase later in the week, organizers shifted the women's combined from Friday to Thursday.

Skipping the downhill allows Shiffrin to avoid back-to...Read more

Canadians lead after short dance

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- All that held Gabriella Papadakis' costume together were a few frayed threads and the prayers of her partner, Guillaume Cizeron.

The top of her dress came loose while the French couple warmed up for the short dance portion of the ice dance competition on Monday at Gangneung Ice Arena but they had no time to fix it. ...Read more

Wardrobe malfunction doesn't derail French pair in ice dance

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- All that held Gabriella Papadakis' costume together were a few frayed threads and the prayers of her partner, Guillaume Cizeron.

The top of her dress came loose while the French couple warmed up for the short dance portion of the ice dance competition Monday at Gangneung Ice Arena but they had no time to fix it.

Her...Read more

IOC faces tough questions after Russian curler tests positive for doping

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- Amid reports that a male Russian curler has tested positive for doping, officials at the 2018 Winter Olympics find themselves facing tough questions about the integrity of these Games.

A member of the Russian women's squad confirmed Monday that team officials had informed them of the situation.

"It was the main ...Read more

US women's hockey team advances to the gold-medal game

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- None of the last 10 days really mattered and that included Monday, when the United States cruised to a 5-0 victory over Finland in the semifinals of the women's hockey tournament.

The 17 games played up to this point have served as something of a prolonged and gratuitous qualification phase for the inevitable gold-...Read more

Lindsey Vonn responds to social media attacks: 'I haven't changed my mind'

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- The social media onslaught against Lindsey Vonn doesn't seem to be bothering the U.S. Alpine skiing star.

After Vonn failed to medal in the super-G last week, a slew of posts by supporters of President Donald Trump, often using profane or threatening language, celebrated the result.

"I always try to remember that it...Read more

Minneosta native is part of Nigeria's first Olympic bobsled team

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- She stared down the mountain at a chute of ice, wondering if she had lost her mind for agreeing to what she was about to do.

Akuoma Omeoga was a college sprinter, not a bobsledder. She didn't know anything about bobsled growing up, only that it was a Winter Olympics sport and she remembers watching the movie "Cool ...Read more