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Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Motor racing: Renault launch F1 car and name Aitken as reserve driver
LONDON (Reuters) - British-Korean youngster Jack Aitken will be the Renault Formula One team's official reserve driver this season, replacing Russian Sergey Sirotkin, who has switched to a race seat with Williams.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Ice Hockey: Finland advance as South Korea's Olympic journey ends
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.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Biathlon: Brilliant Fourcade claims mixed relay gold for France
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - France's Martin Fourcade gave another brilliant display of skiing and shooting to erase a big German lead and claim the Olympic gold for his team in the Olympic biathlon mixed relay on Tuesday.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Bobsleigh: Jamaicans enjoy their Winter moment in the sun
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.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Ice Hockey: Germany edge out Switzerland to reach quarters
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Yannic Seidenberg scored less than a minute into overtime to propel Germany past Switzerland 2-1 on Tuesday and give them the last spot in the quarter-finals of the men's Olympic ice hockey tournament.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Nordic Combined: Rydzek bursts through to lead German medal sweep
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Johannes Rydzek overcame a time handicap of more than half a minute to storm through and win Germany's second Nordic Combined gold medal of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Tuesday as team mates Fabian Riessle and Eric Frenzel took silver and bronze.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Motor racing: McLaren agree long-term deal with Petrobras
LONDON (Reuters) - Former world champions McLaren have agreed a long-term partnership with Brazilian state oil company Petrobras, the Formula One team announced on Tuesday.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Short track: South Korea basks in golden chaos
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.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Russian medalist denies doping after positive test
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.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Freestyle skiing: Hungary may rethink after Swaney halfpipe display
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Hungarian Olympic Committee will consider changing its selection procedures after skier Elizabeth Swaney's halfpipe performance went viral, with many fans wondering why an athlete of such limited ability was competing at the Games.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Bobsleigh: Feel the rhythm - Jamaican women make debut
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Jamaican women's bobsleigh team made their Winter Olympic debut on Tuesday, thirty years after the country's first appearance at the Games in Calgary.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Snowboarding: American survivor Muss keen to make his mark on snow
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Four years after suffering a life-threatening condition, American snowboarder Aaron "AJ" Muss says he wants to be recognized as one of the best in his sport and "not because I overcame something."

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Brilliant Fourcade claims mixed relay gold for France
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - France's Martin Fourcade gave another brilliant display of skiing and shooting to erase a big German lead and claim the Olympic gold for his team in the Olympic biathlon mixed relay on Tuesday.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Short track: South Korea continue relay dominance
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.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Ice Hockey: Norway beat Slovenia in first win since Lillehammer
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Norway reached the men's Olympic ice hockey quarter-finals for the first time after Alexander Bonsaksen's wrist shot secured their 2-1 overtime win against Slovenia on Tuesday.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Christie's nightmare Games ends in disqualification
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Elise Christie's disastrous Winter Olympics ended in a third ignominious failure when the British short track skater was disqualified in her women's 1,000 meters heat and had to be carried off the track on Tuesday.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Short track: South Korea wins 3,000 meters relay gold
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korea powered their way to gold in the Olympic women's short track speed skating 3,000 meters relay on Tuesday, defending the medal they won in Sochi.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Russian curler's second sample tests positive for meldonium
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky's second sample has tested positive for the banned substance meldonium, the Russian Olympic delegation said in a statement on Tuesday.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Nordic Combined: Japan's Watabe leads after ski jump
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Japan's Akito Watabe took a lead of just one second into the cross-country portion of Tuesday's Olympic Nordic Combined after outscoring his rivals in the ski jump.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Ice hockey: Donato scores twice to help U.S. beat Slovakia 5-1
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Ryan Donato scored twice to help the United States ease to a 5-1 win over Slovakia on Tuesday and book a spot in the men's Olympic ice hockey quarter-finals.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Ice hockey: Donato scores twice to help United States beat Slovakia 5-1
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Ryan Donato scored twice to help the United States ease to a 5-1 win over Slovakia on Tuesday and book a spot in the men's Olympic ice hockey quarter-finals.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Curling: South Korea earn playoff spot with win over U.S
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korea qualified for a place in the Olympic women's curling semi-finals with a 9-6 win over the United States on Tuesday as Canada's hopes of defending their gold medal hung by a thread following a 7-5 loss to China.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Norway overcome Slovenia in overtime to make quarters
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Norway edged Slovenia 2-1 in overtime on Tuesday to win a spot in the quarter-finals of the men's Olympic ice hockey tournament, earning their first Olympic win and a matchup against a fearsome Russian team.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Turkish pair under no pressure over costumes
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Two Turkish Olympic ice dancers are under no pressure from their government to tone down their costumes as they compete in a sport that often features revealing attire, they said on Tuesday.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

With glue and tape, skaters strive to keep covered up
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Olympic ice dancers are taking extra precautions to ensure their costumes get attention for all the right reasons, using tape and glue to guarantee they stay covered up as they glide around the ice.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

What's it like to pick up plushies? Flower kids tell all
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - They have to skate fast in front of hundreds of people, pick up flowers as quickly as possible and stay unflustered when dozens of stuffed animals rain down on the ice.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Ice hockey: Korean women score again but bid farewell with fifth loss
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The unified Korean women's ice hockey team ended their historic Olympic run with a fifth straight loss on Tuesday but they signed off by adding one more goal to their total in front of another bumper audience of adoring fans.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Figure skating: 'Korea power' buoys hometown ice dancers
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - As if getting to the Olympics was not hard enough for South Korean ice dancers Min Yura and Alexander Gamelin, the two were briefly caught up in a diplomatic fuss over their free dance music and then suffered a wardrobe malfunction.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

South Korean president endorses Russian presence at Winter Games
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in lauded Russia's participation at the Winter Games on Tuesday, saying it had "made our Olympics better", despite calls from some athletes and anti-doping agencies for Russians to be banned from competing at the event.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Pyeongchang Games 'killing' equipment rental business, say owners
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Visitors coming to Phoenix Snow Park for the Winter Olympics' freestyle skiing and snowboarding events are being stopped in their tracks by a jarring red banner that marks the front lines in a battle between local business owners and Games organizers.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Slovenia ice hockey player Jeglic fails doping test, to leave Games: CAS
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Slovenia men's ice hockey player Ziga Jeglic has tested positive for a banned substance and has been suspended for the remainder of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Tuesday.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Siebenhofer fastest, Vonn on pace in downhill training
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Austrian Ramona Siebenhofer set the pace in the final training run for the women's downhill on Tuesday and Lindsey Vonn's bid to reclaim the Olympic gold remained on course as she registered a top-five time for the third day in a row.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Snowboarding: Women's big air final brought forward to Thursday
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The women's Olympic snowboard big air final has been brought forward to Thursday due to predicted high winds, organizers said on Tuesday.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Freestyle skiing: United States dominate ski halfpipe qualifying
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Aaron Blunck led the United States' domination in the qualification for the men's ski halfpipe final at the Pyeongchang Olympics with the Americans securing the top three spots on Tuesday.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Virtue, Moir win second ice dance gold with world record
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir claimed their second Olympic gold medal with a brilliant free dance on Tuesday, edging to the top of the podium by less than a point and breaking the world record into the bargain.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Alpine skiing: 'Magic Heinzi' gives Vonn the edge in downhill
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Just before Lindsey Vonn embarks on her run in the Olympic downhill on Wednesday, a nervous 55-year-old Austrian will hand her a pair of skis that he believes will be the fastest on the mountain.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Global broadcasters' output up by 14 percent from Sochi: IOC
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Broadcasters around the world have beamed 14 percent more hours of programming from the Pyeongchang winter Olympics compared to the Sochi Games in Russia four years ago, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Alpine skiing: Beyond Vonn and Goggia, challengers hope for a downhill upset
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A glance at the form book and women's downhill race at the Pyeongchang Olympics looks all about Lindsey Vonn v Sofia Goggia.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Ice Hockey: Donato at the double as U.S. men advance to last eight
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Ryan Donato scored twice to help the United States ease to a 5-1 win over Slovakia and book a spot in the men's Olympic ice hockey quarter-finals on Tuesday.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Avoiding wardrobe malfunction a priority for Turkish pair
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - A pair of Turkish ice dancers on Tuesday said they take care to ensure their relatively conservative costumes are firmly in place when they compete but maintained it was not due to any pressure from their government.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 20, 2018

Freestyle skiing: Burke legacy lives on with Sharpe reminder in Pyeongchang
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - As the dust settled following the ladies ski halfpipe final on Tuesday, thoughts turned to the woman who deserves most of the credit for making the sport an Olympic event.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Figure skating: Virtue, Moir win second ice dance gold with world record
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir claimed their second Olympic gold medal with a brilliant free dance on Tuesday, edging to the top of the podium by less than a point and breaking the world record.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Alpine skiing: Siebenhofer fastest but Vonn on pace in downhill training
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Austrian Ramona Siebenhofer set the pace in the final training run for the women's downhill on Tuesday but Lindsey Vonn's bid to reclaim the Olympic gold remained on course as she registered a top five time for the third day in a row.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Freestyle skiing: Canada at the Sharpe end of ski slopestyle gold
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Cassie Sharpe dominated her rivals with the two best runs of the final as the 25-year-old Canadian soared to Olympic gold in the women's ski halfpipe on Tuesday.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Alpine skiing: Vonn faces last downhill gold chance - barring miracles
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Lindsey Vonn, the most successful World Cup woman skier of all-time, is "99.9 percent sure" that Wednesday will mark her final Olympic downhill race.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

NHL: Blackhawks ban four fans from home games over racist taunts
(Reuters) - The Chicago Blackhawks have banned four fans from home games at the United Center after they shouted racist taunts at Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly during Saturday's NHL game.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Alpine skiing: Shiffrin's schedule headache cured by combined move
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Mikaela Shiffron said she was relieved that the decision to reschedule the combined event to Thursday from Friday had effectively ruled her out of competing in the downhill at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Freestyle skiing: Canada's Sharpe wins ski halfpipe gold
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Cassie Sharpe dominated her rivals with the two best runs of the final as the 25-year-old Canadian soared to Olympic gold in the women's ski halfpipe on Tuesday.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

North Korean official says may be possible to co-host Asian Games with South Korea: Yonhap
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea may be able to co-host the 2021 Asian Winter Games with South Korea and make the North's Masikryong ski resort available for the Games, a North Korean official said on Tuesday according to the South's Yonhap news agency.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Ice Hockey: Canada crushes OAR to set up U.S. showdown
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.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Athletics: Eugene 2021 organizer put on leave as U.S. track chief
(Reuters) - Vin Lananna, the chief organizer of Oregon's 2021 world athletics championships, has been temporarily placed on administrative leave as president of USA Track & Field (USATF) while the U.S. Department of Justice investigates bids by Eugene and other athletics championships, USATF said in a statement on Monday.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Athletics: Eugene 2021 organiser put on leave as U.S. track chief
(Reuters) - Vin Lananna, the chief organiser of Oregon's 2021 world athletics championships, has been temporarily placed on adminstrative leave as president of USA Track & Field (USATF) while the U.S. Department of Justice investigates bids by Eugene and other athletics championships, USATF said in a statement on Monday.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Muguruza to play in Birmingham before Wimbledon title defense
(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.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Coleman can go faster, former world record holder Greene says
(Reuters) - Newly crowned 60 meters world record holder Christian Coleman can run even faster in both the indoor race and the outdoor 100 meters, former holder Maurice Greene believes.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Ice Hockey: Canada crush OAR to set up U.S. showdown
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.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Shiffrin to miss downhill after combined moved forward
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.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Bobsleigh: Canada, Germany in golden dead-heat
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada's Justin Kripps and Germany's Francesco Friedrich won gold medals after a dramatic dead-heat in the men's Olympic two-man bobsleigh on Monday.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Ski jumping: Norway soar to victory in team event
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Robert Johansson soared through the night air to land a spectacular final leap that sealed victory for Norway in the men's ski jumping team event at the Alpensia resort on Monday.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Bobsleigh: Canada and Germany in dead-heat for gold
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada's Justin Kripps and Germany's Francesco Friedrich won gold medals after a dead-heat in the men's Olympic two-man bobsleigh on Monday.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Speed skating: Norway's Lorentzen edges Korean in photo finish
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.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Bobsleigh: Canada's Kripps has gold in his sights
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.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Speed skating: Dutch set Olympic record in team pursuit qualifier
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Defending champions the Netherlands set an Olympic record of 2 minutes and 55.61 seconds in the women's team pursuit quarter-finals on Monday to lead the standings ahead of Japan, Canada and the United States.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Rule change ends weighty dilemma for athletes
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - As if flying off a steep slope at 90km an hour wasn't enough to contend with, ski jumpers used to have to worry about their weight, but a rule change has all but removed eating disorders from the sport, a senior official told Reuters on Monday.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Togo trailblazer Petitjean says Africa warming to winter sports
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Togo's trailblazing cross-country skier Mathilde-Amivi Petitjean is glad she is no longer the "new kid on the block" at the Winter Olympics and says the record number of African countries competing in Pyeongchang proves the continent is warming to sports on snow and ice.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Sleepless nights for Kramer after 10km failure
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Dutch speed skater Sven Kramer is still having sleepless nights over his failure in the Olympic 10,000 meters race but is trying to take consolation from his record-breaking 5,000 performance.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Red Bull launch new F1 car with temporary livery
LONDON (Reuters) - Red Bull became the first of Formula One's top three teams to lift the covers off their new-look car on Monday, a week before pre-season testing starts in Spain, but kept some secrets under wraps.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Ice Hockey: U.S. women ease past Finland into final
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.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Ice Hockey: Women's tournament to grow by two for Beijing Games
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The women's ice hockey tournament at the 2022 Beijing Winter Games will expand from eight to 10 teams, the head of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) said on Monday.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Alpine skiing: Frenchman Faivre kicked out of Games for lack of team spirit
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - French Alpine skier Mathieu Faivre, the boyfriend of Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin, has been sent home from the Games after saying he did not care about medals won by his team mates and was only concerned with his own success.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Ice hockey: Unified Korean team could be Beijing-bound
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The prospect of seeing a unified Korean women's ice hockey team return to action at the 2022 Winter Olympics would be welcomed by International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), who believe it would keep alive the message of peace and hope.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Alpine skiing: Vonn joins other top names in shunning team event
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Alpine skiing team event looks like lacking in star quality when it makes its Olympic debut in Pyeongchang this week after Lindsey Vonn became the latest high-profile athlete to say she probably won't be taking part.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Freestyle skiing: Korean Jackie eager to learn home truths
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - For Korean skier Lee Meehyun the Pyeongchang Olympics have proved a very welcome homecoming as the 23-year-old seeks to find out more about her past.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Freestyle skiing: Heaven is a halfpipe for unconventional Swaney
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Elizabeth Swaney finished 24th and last in qualification for the women's ski halfpipe final on Monday, but the 33-year-old will leave Pyeongchang having achieved exactly what she wanted -- to compete at an Olympic Games.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Figure skating: Wardrobe malfunction affects ice dancers
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - French ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis on Monday was hit by a wardrobe malfunction in her costume at the start of her Olympic short dance program that threatened to bring the whole thing down.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Ice Hockey: USA down Finland to head to gold medal game
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The U.S. cruised into third straight gold medal game appearance in the Olympic women's ice hockey tournament on Monday, shutting down Finland 5-0 in semi-finals with help from a pair of goals by Dani Cameranesi and a shutout from goalkeeper Maddie Rooney.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Alpine skiing: Vonn is downhill favorite, says rival Goggia
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The form book suggests there is little to choose between the world's top two women downhill skiers ahead of Wednesday's Olympic race at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Golf: Watson finds path back to the top after losing his way
(Reuters) - The stinging disappointment of missing the 2016 United States Ryder Cup team was one of the factors why Bubba Watson contemplated retirement last year.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

NBA: Slovenia's Dragic completes long journey to All Star Game
(Reuters) - Slovenia's Goran Dragic competed in his first NBA All Star Game on Sunday, completing a 15-year journey in professional basketball involving thousands of games played in arenas around the world and a handful of individual awards.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Figure skating: Record-breaking Virtue, Moir dance into first place
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir made a perfect start in their bid to add another Olympic medal to the four they already possess by breaking their own short program world record to skate clear of the field on Monday.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Alpine skiing: Venier sets women's downhill pace with Goggia, Vonn on her tail
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Stephanie Venier set the fastest time in second training for the women's downhill at the Winter Olympics on Monday but race favorites Sofia Goggia and Lindsey Vonn were close behind.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 19, 2018

Alpine skiing: Vonn to defy online 'bullies'
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Abuse on social media would not silence Lindsey Vonn from voicing her own personal political opinions or stop her from engaging with her fans online, the American has said.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 18, 2018

Bemused curlers ask 'why would anyone dope in our sport?'
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Of all the questions surrounding reports of a Russian curler's alleged doping infraction at the Pyeongchang Olympics the biggest is; why?

Reuters International Sports
Feb 18, 2018

Russian team in shock over Games doping scandal
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - A Russian Olympic medalist has left the Pyeongchang Winter Games on suspicion of doping, a team official said on Monday, in a scandal that has shocked his teammates and could imperil Russia's efforts to regain full Olympic status.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 18, 2018

Japan PM congratulates gold medalists
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe congratulated figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu and speed skater Nao Kodaira on Monday for winning the country's first two golds at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 18, 2018

Figure skating: Virtue, Moir set new ice dance short program world record
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir set a new short program world record at the Olympics on Monday, improving on the mark they set last October.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 18, 2018

Freestyle skiing: Sharpe sets pace in halfpipe qualifying
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Cassie Sharpe laid down the two highest-scoring runs of the competition as the Canadian topped the qualifying standings for the ski halfpipe final on Monday.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 18, 2018

Russian athlete leaves Games amid doping probe: official
GANGNEUNG/PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A Russian Olympic medalist has left the Pyeongchang Winter Games on suspicion of doping, a Russian sports official said on Monday, in a case that could jeopardize the nation's efforts to draw a line under a years-long drug-cheating scandal.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 18, 2018

Athletics: Coleman world record highlights U.S. indoor champs
(Reuters) - Christian Coleman made sure the world record was his this time.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 18, 2018

Russian medalist leaves Games amid doping probe: official
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Russian curling medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky has left the Olympic village and surrendered his accreditation after being suspected of testing positive for a banned substance, a Russian Olympic delegation official said on Monday.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 18, 2018

Motor racing: Dillon wins crash-marred Dayton 500
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (Field Level Media) - Austin Dillon saw his opportunity and took it to win the 60th running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 18, 2018

Athletics: Coleman breaks world record in 60 metres, runs 6.34 seconds
(Reuters) - World silver medallist Christian Coleman broke the world record in the 60 metres when he ran 6.34 seconds at the U.S. indoor national championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sunday.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 18, 2018

Golf: Bubba joins Palmer, Hogan as three-times Los Angeles winner
(Reuters) - Bubba Watson acknowledged he had thoughts of retirement last year after a form slump but they were put on hold after his two-stroke victory at the Genesis Open in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 18, 2018

Motor racing: Patrick crashes out as her NASCAR career ends
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - For Danica Patrick, it was a proud but sad ending to her NASCAR career.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 18, 2018

Bubba joins Palmer, Hogan as three-times Los Angeles winner
(Reuters) - Bubba Watson holed a bunker shot at the 14th hole to set the stage for a two-stroke triumph at the Genesis Open -- and 10th PGA Tour title -- in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 18, 2018

Not seen in Pyeongchang: NHL players or wooden sticks
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Twenty-four years ago, the last time the Olympic men's ice hockey tournament was played without NHL players, Peter Forsberg won gold for Sweden in dramatic fashion, beating Canadian goalie Corey Hirsch in the sudden-death round of a shoot out.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 18, 2018

Kvitova beats Muguruza in Qatar final to get back into top 10
(Reuters) - Petra Kvitova stormed back into the world top 10 for the first time since 2016 by beating Spain's Garbine Muguruza in the Qatar Open final on Sunday for her second title of the season.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 18, 2018

Federer cruises past Dimitrov to claim Rotterdam title
(Reuters) - Roger Federer celebrated his return to the top of the world rankings with his second title of the season, swatting aside Grigor Dimitrov 6-2 6-2 in the final of the ABN AMRO World Tournament in Rotterdam on Sunday.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 18, 2018

Ice hockey: Canadian men beat South Korea 4-0 and get bye to quarters
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada's men's ice hockey team beat South Korea 4-0 on Sunday to secure a bye into the quarter-finals of the Olympic tournament.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 18, 2018

Freestyle skiing: Lillis dons late brother's ski suit in his memory
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American world champion Jonathon Lillis took to the hill for the Olympic aerials final on Sunday wearing the ski suit of his late brother Mikey, who died in October at the age of 17.

Reuters International Sports
Feb 18, 2018

Biathlon: Fourcade wins biathlon to make French record
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Martin Fourcade became France's most successful Olympian of all time on Sunday with a brilliant display of shooting and skiing to win the men's 15km mass start biathlon race in a photo finish at the Alpensia resort for his fourth Olympic gold.

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