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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) – Ilya Kovalchuk and Nikolai Prokhorkin each scored twice earning the Olympic Athletes from Russia a bruising 4-0 win over the U.S. men’s ice hockey team on Saturday, to claim the top spot in their preliminary round group. The convincing victory moved the Russians directly into the quarter-final round, giving them
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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) – Ilya Kovalchuk and Nikolai Prokhorkin each scored twice to earn the Olympic Athletes from Russia a 4-0 win over the U.S. men’s ice hockey team on Saturday and claim top spot in their preliminary round group. Kovalchuk’s two goals came 29 seconds apart on either side of the second intermission.
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – A South Korean province is considering a proposal to co-host the 2021 Asian Winter Games with North Korea in a bid to strengthen inter-Korean ties, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency said on Saturday, quoting provincial governor Choi Moon-soon. Gangwon province, host for the current 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, is considering
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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) – American jumping ace Nathan Chen lived up to his reputation on Saturday, redeeming himself with quadruple jumps after a pair of disastrous skates in Pyeongchang and making Olympic history into the bargain with a brilliant free skate. Even though he ended out of the medals, Chen’s clean landing of an
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – If Pyeongchang proves to be Adam Rippon’s figure skating swan song then “America’s sweetheart” will look back on the Winter Games without an ounce of regret. The feisty 28-year-old, who came out as gay in 2015, has enthralled on the ice and entertained off it, his straight-talking style and devilish
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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) – Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu took gold in the men’s singles competition on Saturday despite several mistakes in an otherwise mesmerising programme, becoming the first man in 66 years to defend his Olympic title and giving Japan its first Pyeongchang gold. Skating in front of a crowd of euphoric supporters at the
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(Reuters) – A struggling Tiger Woods failed to make the cut at the Genesis Open in California on Friday as he shot eight bogeys in a round of five-over-par 76. The disappointing play left the 14-times major champion at six-over 148, four strokes over the projected cut of +2. Britain’s Graeme McDowell and American Patrick
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(Reuters) – Tiger Woods has committed to play in next week’s Honda Classic, marking the first time in three years he has entered in tournaments on successive weeks, the PGA Tour event said on Friday. The tournament, at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, is near Woods’ South Florida home. He is currently playing
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LONDON (Reuters) – They know a thing or two about time in Switzerland — their cuckoo clocks, expensive wristwatches and unerring railway timetables are proof of that. Yet it is the Alpine nation’s favorite son, Roger Federer, who has apparently mastered the art of reversing it. The Peter Pan of men’s tennis took his time
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(Reuters) – The ATP said on Friday it found no evidence that Ryan Harrison directed racist remarks at fellow American Donald Young during their stormy first-round match at the New York Open. Young, who is black, made the allegations following his loss to Harrison on Monday during which the two players got into an argument
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LONDON (Reuters) – Criticism of Formula One’s “ugly” new head protection device should subside once the new season has started, Williams technical boss Paddy Lowe said. Located in front and around the driver’s helmet to protect it from heavy objects, the “halo” is the big novelty for the 2018 championship starting in Australia on March.
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Hanna Huskova won the Olympic women’s aerials to give Belarus their first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Games on Friday. Zhang Xin and Kong Fanyu of China took silver and bronze respectively. The final consisted of three rounds, with the three lowest scoring athletes eliminated at each stage. The highest
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – The super-G is the first speed event of the women’s Alpine skiing program at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Here’s a short guide to what to expect on Saturday. WHAT IS IT? Super-G is part-way between downhill and giant slalom – it involves more turns than the downhill but is
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee on Friday denied double standards in the expulsion of the most vocal critic in the Russian doping affair from the Pyeongchang Olympics, saying British IOC member Adam Pengilly had admitted his guilt. Pengilly was ordered home late on Thursday and has since left the country after
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Two Swiss freestyle skiers are the first athletes confirmed to have been hit by a highly contagious virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea at the Pyeongchang Winter Games, the Swiss Olympic team confirmed on Friday. More than 200 people have been confirmed to have contracted the norovirus, most of them
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener set the early pace in the women’s slalom at Yongpyong Alpine Center on Friday, leaving American favorite Mikaela Shiffrin trailing 0.48 seconds behind in fourth. First out on a crisp, clear morning, Holdener negotiated the 63-gate course in 48.89 seconds with a textbook descent and then watched
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