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Alpine skiing: Kristoffersen takes early slalom lead as Hirscher bombs out

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 8:14pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Norways's Henrik Kristoffersen opened up an early lead in the first leg of the men's slalom on Thursday as favorite Marcel Hirscher failed to complete the course, in one of the biggest skiing shocks of the Olympics.

Snowboarding: Austria's Gasser wins first Olympic big air gold medal

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 8:00pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Anna Gasser of Austria won the first Olympic snowboarding big air gold medal on Thursday with a combined score of 185.00 from her two best runs.

Hirscher bombs out in first leg of men's slalom

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 7:24pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Austria's Marcel Hirscher failed in his quest for a third gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics with a catastrophic mistake in the first leg of his favored slalom event on Thursday.

Panama company pleads guilty to bribing Costa Rican soccer official

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 5:33pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Panama-based company on Wednesday pleaded guilty to bribing a Costa Rican soccer official and was ordered to pay a fine and restitution totaling $1.4 million, the latest penalty imposed in the U.S. prosecution of corruption in international soccer.

No joke! Honda-powered Toro Rosso makes trouble-free debut

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:27pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Honda's partnership with the Toro Rosso Formula One team got off to a positive start on Wednesday with a seemingly smooth track debut of their new car on a limited mileage filming day in Italy.

Russian curlers to hand back bronze medals after positive doping test: TASS

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:05pm
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian curlers Alexander Krushelnitsky and Anastasia Bryzgalova will hand back the Olympic medals they won in Pyeongchang, the Russian news agency TASS reported, citing a Russian curling Federation spokesperson.

Mavericks owner fined $600,000 for tanking comments

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:42pm
(Reuters) - Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was fined $600,000 for public statements detrimental to the NBA, it was announced by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Wednesday.

Tiger enjoying getting back in the swing of tournament golf

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 2:53pm
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods said on Wednesday he still had adjustments to make going into this week's Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens in Florida, where the former world number one will compete in successive weeks for the first time since 2015.

Bobsleigh: Germany's 'Berlin Bob' was not the golden favorite

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:21am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - There were hopes of a German win in the women's bobsleigh final at the Winter Games on Wednesday but not necessarily from the hands of former hammer thrower and Berlin-resident Mariama Jamanka.

Ice Hockey: Canada edge Finland 1-0 to get to semis

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:46am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Maxim Noreau scored the only goal as Canada beat Finland 1-0 on Wednesday to win a spot in the semi-final round of the Olympic men's ice hockey tournament.

Russian Mazepin will debut new Force India F1 car

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:43am
(Reuters) - Force India's Russian development driver Nikita Mazepin will be first to drive the Formula One team's new car when testing starts in Barcelona next Monday.

Woods makes rare back-to-back starts as PGA Tour revs up

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:37am
(Reuters) - Missing the cut last week provided a reality check for Tiger Woods, who nevertheless will be the focus of attention again as he headlines a major-worthy field at the Honda Classic starting in south Florida on Thursday.

Curling: Japan claim final playoff spot despite loss

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:04am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Japan clinched a semi-final spot in Olympic women's curling and South Korea closed out preliminary round play with a win over Denmark on Wednesday as two Asia nations reached the last four at a Winter Games for the first time.

Ice Hockey: Germany stun Sweden to gain seat at semis

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 8:54am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Germany shocked top-seeded Sweden 4-3 in overtime on Wednesday, beating the Swedes for the first time ever in Olympic play and booking a spot in the semi-final round of the men's ice hockey tournament.

Ice Hockey: Canada nip Finland 1-0 to get to semis

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 8:45am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Maxim Noreau scored the only goal as Canada beat Finland 1-0 on Wednesday to win a spot in the semi-final round of the Olympic men's ice hockey tournament.

Bobsleigh: Jamanka steers Germany to gold

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 8:41am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Germany won the women's Olympic bobsleigh gold medal on Wednesday after a steering masterclass by Mariama Jamanka earned her and partner Lisa Buckwitz their country's first success in the event since 2006.

Norway glide to gold in men's team pursuit

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 7:45am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Norway skated to a stunning victory in the men's team pursuit at the Gangneung Oval on Wednesday, winning gold ahead of hosts South Korea as defending champions the Netherlands wilted.

Cross-country skiing: History-maker Bjoergen not finished yet

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 7:17am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Norway's Marit Bjoergen cemented her place as the greatest ever Winter Olympian with a relay bronze medal on Wednesday, but with the 30km classic mass start still to come, she is not quite ready to ski off into the sunset just yet.

Kremlin says hopes investigation into doping case will clear athlete

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 6:55am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Wednesday it hopes an investigation into the case of a Russian curler who tested positive for doping at the ongoing Winter Olympics would clear the athlete's name.

Ice hockey: Future of unified Korean team not a given - coach

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 5:29am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Sarah Murray is proud to have coached the combined North and South Korean women's ice hockey squad at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics but is unsure whether the unified team will ever take the ice again.