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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Italian Sofia Goggia carved up the Jeongseon slope “like a Samurai” to win the women’s downhill on Wednesday and leave American Lindsey Vonn with a bronze medal in her final run in the marquee event of Olympic Alpine skiing. The bubbly 25-year-old from Bergamo clocked one minute, 39.22 seconds to
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(Reuters) – Serena Williams “almost died” after giving birth to her daughter last September, the former women’s world number one tennis player wrote in a column for CNN that was published on Tuesday. Williams had previously revealed some of the complications she had after giving birth but offered more details about an experience that has
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(Reuters) – Fourteen-times major winner Tiger Woods will serve as one of the vice captains on the U.S. Ryder Cup squad that will try to snap a 25-year drought on European soil later this year, Jim Furyk said on Tuesday. Furyk, who will serve as captain when holders United States battle Europe in September at
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(Reuters) – New 60 metres world record holder Christian Coleman and defending world champions Brittney Reese, Vashti Cunningham and Marquis Dendy headline a 49-member American team for next month’s IAAF world indoor championships in Birmingham, England, USA Track and Field announced on Tuesday. Coleman, the world 100 metres silver medallist, shattered the 20-year-old 60 metres
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Russian Olympic medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky has denied taking a banned substance in a suspected doping case that has rocked the Pyeongchang Winter Games and could imperil Russia’s efforts to regain its full Olympic status. Krushelnitsky, who won bronze in Pyeongchang with his wife in mixed doubles curling, is set to
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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) – Finland beat South Korea 5-2 on Tuesday to reach the men’s Olympic ice hockey quarter-finals as the hosts bowed out of the tournament after a spirited performance in their final game. Finland opened a commanding lead near the game’s halfway point but the South Koreans battled back, closing to within
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – The much-heralded Jamaican women’s bobsleigh team made their Winter Olympic debut on Tuesday on a night of color and emotion and coming 30 years after the country’s first appearance at the Games in Calgary. At a near-sold out sliding center pilot Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and brakewoman Carrie Russell made two impressive
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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) – South Korea powered to gold in a chaotic Olympic women’s short track speed skating 3,000 meters relay on Tuesday, defending the title they won in Sochi. There were anxious moments at the conclusion of a typically wild and woolly relay as officials reviewed a race filled with crashes and near
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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) – South Korea powered to gold in the Olympic women’s short track speed skating 3,000 meters relay on Tuesday, defending the title they won in Sochi. Italy took the silver while China and Canada were disqualified in the final to hand the bronze medal to the Netherlands who set a world
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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) – Canada thumped the Olympic Athletes from Russia 5-0 on Monday to book their spot in the Olympic women’s ice hockey final and renew one of the Winter Games’s greatest rivalries. Canada have played for gold at every Winter Games since women’s hockey became part of the Olympic program in 1998
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(Reuters) – Spain’s Garbine Muguruza will prepare for the defense of her Wimbledon title by playing the Birmingham Classic on grass in June, the tournament organizers said on Monday. Two-times grand slam winner Muguruza, who defeated Venus Williams to claim her maiden Wimbledon title, will join British number one Johanna Konta and twice Wimbledon champion
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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) – Canada thumped the Olympic Athletes from Russia 5-0 on Monday to book their spot in the Olympic women’s ice hockey final and renew one of the Winter Games’s greatest rivalries. Canada have played for gold at every Winter Games since women’s hockey became part of the Olympic program in 1998
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – American Mikaela Shiffrin has withdrawn from Wednesday’s women’s Olympic downhill race after it was announced that the combined event would be brought forward 24 hours to Thursday because of fears of strong winds. Shiffrin, the sport’s dominant force this season, won gold in the giant slalom before finishing fourth in
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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) – Norwegian Havard Lorentzen struck gold in the men’s 500 meters speed skating at the Gangneung Oval on Monday after edging out South Korea’s Cha Min-kyu in a dramatic photo finish. After Cha had broken the Olympic record in a blistering lap, the ice-cool Lorentzen went 0.01 seconds faster, zooming around
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Canada’s Justin Kripps was closing on his first Olympic gold medal in the two-man bobsleigh final on Monday as German sleds in second and third place threatened to spoil his party with one run left. Ahead of the final run, the fastest five pilots were separated by a quarter of
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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) – Russian athletes and sports officials voiced disbelief on Monday that one of their Winter Games medalists was being investigated for suspected doping, a scandal that could imperil Russia’s efforts to regain full Olympic status. Alexander Krushelnitsky, who competes in curling, one of the Games’ least physically taxing sports, is suspected
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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) – The U.S. cruised into their third straight women’s Olympic ice hockey final on Monday, shutting down Finland 5-0 in the semis with two goals by Dani Cameranesi and a shutout from goaltender Maddie Rooney. In the kind of offensive burst U.S. coach Robb Stauber has been waiting for, the Americans,
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