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Kvitova knocks out Wozniacki to set up Qatar final with Muguruza

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 2:04pm
(Reuters) - Petra Kvitova made a shaky start but found her attacking verve midway through the match to beat world number one Caroline Wozniacki 3-6 7-6(3) 7-5 in the Qatar Open on Saturday and set up a final with Spain's Garbine Muguruza.

Suarez and Alba strikes help Barca to another record

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 1:48pm
EIBAR (Reuters) - Barcelona got back to winning ways on Saturday after two consecutive draws, earning a 2-0 victory at Eibar thanks to goals from Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba to move 10 points clear at the top of the Liga standings.

Czechs deal Canada first ice hockey loss since Vancouver in shootout

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 1:46pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Petr Koukal and Jan Kovar scored in the shootout to give the Czech Republic a 3-2 win on Saturday and hand two-time defending gold medal winner Canada their first Olympic men's ice hockey loss since the Vancouver Games in 2010.

Ice Hockey: Russians shut out U.S. men, claim group lead

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 10:15am
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.

Ice Hockey: Russians shut out U.S. men 4-0

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 8:59am
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.

South Korea official floats idea of co-hosting Asian Games with North

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 4:07am
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.

Chen leaps from disaster to Olympic history

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 4:00am
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.

Czechs deal Canada first loss since Vancouver in shootout

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 3:19am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Petr Koukal and Jan Kovar scored in the shootout to give the Czech Republic a 3-2 win on Saturday and hand two-time defending gold medal winner Canada their first Olympic men's ice hockey loss since the Vancouver Games in 2010.

'America's sweetheart' Rippon has his Olympic moment

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 2:59am
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.

South Korea province considers plan to host Asia games with North Korea: Yonhap

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 2:36am
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.

After Olympic finale, Chan looks forward to time at home

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 2:35am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada's Patrick Chan walked away from his final Olympic Games on Saturday with a gold medal in the team event and ninth place in the men's competition. Now, he just wants to spend time at home.

South Korea province considers plan to host Asia games with North Korea: Yonhap

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 1:52am
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.

Vonn devastated by senseless Florida school shooting

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 1:43am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American skier Lindsey Vonn said she was devastated by news of a shooting at a Florida high school this week that killed 17 people and she sent her support to the victims and their families as she competes at the Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Czechs prevail in shootout against Canada to top group

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 1:42am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Petr Koukal and Jan Kovar scored in the shootout to lift the Czech Republic past Canada 3-2 and put themselves in pole position to win their group in the men's Olympic ice hockey tournament's preliminary round on Saturday.

Hanyu defends Olympic title, Uno takes silver

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 12:36am
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.

Czechs prevail in shootout against Canada

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 12:31am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Czech Republic beat Canada 3-2 in a shootout on Saturday in a back-and-forth preliminary game in the men's Olympic ice hockey tournament.

Nishikori reaches New York semi-finals with comeback win

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 12:29am
(Reuters) - Japan's Kei Nishikori survived his toughest test since his return to the ATP Tour, having to come back from behind to beat Radu Albot 4-6 6-3 6-1 on Friday to reach the semi-final of the New York Open.

Russians romp into women's semi-finals with Swiss rout

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:53pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Olympic Athletes from Russia team trounced Switzerland 6-2 in an entertaining clash at the Kwandong Hockey Centre on Saturday to book a spot in the semi-finals of the women's Olympic ice hockey tournament.

Wind, snow and frozen phones: How to survive the coldest Olympics

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:53pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - Before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics began on Feb 9, Magnus Strom and his Reuters colleague Sylvain Marchandise, both experienced skiers, spent five days on a frigid mountain, skiing to locations on the alpine skiing course. They laid hundreds of meters of cable a day so Reuters journalists can send pictures and text stories down from the slopes to editors in the media center.

Chen leads after historic performance, Hanyu, Fernandez still to skate

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 9:50pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Quadruple jump specialist Nathan Chen rebounded from a terrible short program with a historic free skate on Saturday that put him in the lead of the men's singles competition, with top contenders Yuzuru Hanyu and Javier Fernandez left to skate.

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