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Continuity carries Germany, Russians into Olympic final

AP Photo/Julio Cortez GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — They forged bonds from Riga to Cologne and in Moscow and St. Petersburg. It’s all led Germany and the Russians to a David versus Goliath Olympic gold-medal game Sunday. Even though the Russians were favorites all along and expected to win gold in a tournament without NHL […]
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As Olympics wrap up, still no coverage in North Korea

AP Photo/Charlie Riedel PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — While hundreds of millions of the world’s people get ready to watch the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Sunday, North Koreans are still waiting to see the first event. The lack of news at home is a stark contrast with how North Korea’s made-for-the-cameras […]
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American Krupp, Canadian Macek fully committed to Germany

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Bjorn Krupp’s journey started at the Duluth IceForum in suburban Atlanta. Brooks Macek piled up the points in Bantam hockey in Winnipeg, Manitoba, for the Notre Dame Hounds. Now they’re in the Olympic gold-medal game for Germany, having advanced further than the teams from their home countries. […]
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College basketball takes second big hit with new allegations

AP Photo/John Bazemore The first blow to college basketball came in August, when a federal investigation revealed hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks being funneled to influence recruits. The games went on under the dark cloud hanging over the sport, the season playing out while everyone wondered when the other sneaker would […]
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Head of US Alpine team to AP: 'Have to rebuild' before 2022

AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Alpine director Patrick Riml began his trek back to Utah before the last ski race of the Olympics was done. He knows he has work to do after the country produced its fewest golds in the sport since 2002, fewest medals since 2006. In a telephone […]
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Ledecka gets second Olympic gold, this time in snowboarding

AP Photo/Gregory Bull PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Ester Ledecka won the second leg of an unheard-of Olympic double, taking the gold medal in snowboarding’s parallel giant slalom Saturday to go with her surprise skiing victory in the Alpine super-G earlier in the Winter Games. The Czech star, top-ranked on the snowboarding circuit but never […]
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US biathlon team to boycott IBU World Cup meet in Russia

AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The United States biathlon team has announced it will boycott the final IBU World Cup meet in Russia next month. The U.S. athletes released a statement Saturday saying that the International Biathlon Union’s recent decision to move forward with the March 22-25 event in Tyumen, Russia- despite […]
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BUBBLE WATCH: Oklahoma's NCAA Tournament chances are waning

Oklahoma took college basketball by Sooner storm over the season’s first two months, winning with a freewheeling style and Trae Young’s nightly one-man show. Once the calendar flipped to 2018, the Sooners hit a Big 12 roadblock. College basketball’s toughest conference has taken a toll on Oklahoma and its fabulous freshman, pushing the Sooners onto […]
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Butler hurt as Rockets beat Wolves for 11th straight win

AP Photo/Michael Wyke HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 31 points and the Houston Rockets won their 11th straight game with a 120-102 victory Friday night over the Minnesota Timberwolves, who lost All-Star Jimmy Butler to an apparent right knee injury. Butler left the game late in the third quarter. After grabbing a rebound late […]
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China stumbling on path to Olympic glory at 2022 home games

AP Photo/Michael Sohn PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — At least Jeff Pain knows what is expected of him. Hired by China for his coaching expertise in the winter sport of skeleton, the Olympic silver medalist for Canada in 2006 has four more years to shape his rookie team of Chinese athletes into ice-sliding champions at […]