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Skeleton: American Daly back to banish Sochi angst

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 5:56am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - It took only seconds for John Daly's dream of an Olympic medal to be crushed at the Sochi Games but a full three years before the American skeleton racer was prepared to face his demons again.

Alpine skiing: What to look out for in the men's downhill race

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 5:44am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The men's downhill is a must-see at every Winter Olympics and often throws up surprises. Here is a short guide to this year's version at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre:

Speed skating: Dutch strike gold again as Ter Mors win 1,000m

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 5:27am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Dutch skater Jorien ter Mors bounced back spectacularly from an injury-plagued season by claiming a gold medal in the Olympic women's 1,000 meters at the Gangneung Oval on Monday.

South Korean moguls team falls short, but future bright: Dawson

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 5:02am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korean skiers fell well short of winning a medal in the men's moguls at the Pyeongchang Olympics, but coach Toby Dawson sees a promising future.

NBC's social media 'war room': a new weapon in Games coverage

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:55am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Staffed by millennials and crammed with computer screens, the social media "war room" of U.S. Olympics broadcaster NBC is starting to call more of the shots in the company's mission to generate a healthy return from Olympic sports.

Skeleton: We're innovators, not cheaters, says British racer

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:53am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - British skeleton racer Jerry Rice has dismissed speculation that the team's high-tech skin suits could be illegal and said people were welcome to point the finger all they liked.

Ice Hockey: Japan win but unified Korea have their moment with first goal

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:43am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Japan carried the day on Wednesday when the long-time national rivalry with its North Asian neighbors North and South Korea spilled onto Olympic ice, topping Korea's unified women's ice hockey team 4-1 before thousands of delirious Korean fans.

Speed skating: Dutch musicians strike K-pop chord with fans

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:39am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The musicians from the Netherlands entertaining fans at the Gangneung Oval are nearly as fond of K-pop as they are of Dutch speed skater Sven Kramer.

American Biesemeyer ruled out of downhill due to injury

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 3:28am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American Tommy Biesemeyer has been ruled out of the Olympic downhill after suffering an ankle injury during training, the U.S Ski and Snowboard Federation said in a statement on Wednesday.

Events rescheduled as high winds sweep through Pyeongchang

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 3:25am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Several Olympic events were postponed or rescheduled as strong winds swept through the Pyeongchang region on Wednesday, damaging temporary structures set up for the Games.

Golf: Sharma stays grounded in pursuit of Masters dream

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 2:44am
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Two European Tour titles in two months is a dream-come-true for Shubhankar Sharma but the Indian youngster is trying to stay grounded as he chases a spot at this year's U.S. Masters.

Snowboarding: White delivers again to win third halfpipe gold

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:15am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American Shaun White cemented his legacy as the most successful snowboarder of all time as he delivered a stunning routine under massive pressure on the final run of a gripping halfpipe final on Wednesday to win his third Winter Olympic gold and a landmark 100th for his country.

Baseball: Ohtani to concentrate mostly on pitching, says LA Angels

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 11:11pm
(Reuters) - Japanese standout Shohei Ohtani, a threat on the mound or in the batter's box, will initially focus mainly as a pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels, manager Mike Scioscia said on Tuesday.

White triumph caps golden century for United States

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:49pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Snowboarder Shaun White's halfpipe victory at the Pyeongchang Games on Wednesday earned the United States its landmark 100th Winter Games gold medal, prompting a series of celebratory messages on social media.

Cubs sign Japan ace Darvish on a six-year deal

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:03pm
(Reuters) - The Chicago Cubs held off strong competition to sign highly rated Japanese free-agent pitcher Yu Darvish on a six-year contract, the 2016 World Series champions announced on Tuesday.

Snowboarding: White wins third Olympic gold after halfpipe showdown

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 9:22pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Shaun White cemented his legacy as the most successful snowboarder of all time after winning a third Olympic gold medal in a spectacular Pyeongchang Winter Games halfpipe final at Phoenix Snow Park on Wednesday.

Nishikori wins comeback match in New York

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 8:45pm
(Reuters) - Kei Nishikori returned to an ATP Tour level event for the first time since last August and cruised into the second round of the inaugural New York Open with a 7-5 6-3 win over American wild card Noah Rubin on Tuesday.

Kosovo's downhill dentist extracts most from debut Games

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 8:40pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Dentist Albin Tahiri has waited years to become Kosovo's first Winter Olympian and now that he has made it to Pyeongchang, he is not doing things by halves.

Sky wins bulk of Premier League rights as value slips

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 3:59pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's Sky will pay 3.58 billion pounds to show 128 Premier League matches for three seasons from 2019/20 in a deal that brings to an end rampant inflation in the value of the domestic rights for English top-flight soccer.

Tennis: ATP investigate 'racial prejudice' allegations after Harrison-Young clash

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 3:19pm
(Reuters) - The ATP are investigating "allegations of racial prejudice" after Ryan Harrison's stormy first-round clash against fellow American Donald Young at the New York Open on Monday.