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Protesters target North Korean VIPs heading for Games ceremony

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 10:02pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean protesters tried and failed on Sunday to block a motorcade carrying North Korean dignitaries to the Pyeongchang Winter Games closing ceremony, accusing the delegation's leader of being behind a deadly 2010 attack on a South Korean warship.

Friedrich's German team claim four-man gold

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 9:52pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Francesco Friedrich's four-man German bobsleigh team won gold on Sunday with their victory at the Olympic Sliding Centre completing Germany's sweep of the bobsleigh gold medals.

Russia barred from flying flag at Games closing ceremony

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 8:59pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) dashed Russian athletes' hopes of marching behind their national flag at the Winter Games on Sunday, deciding against immediately lifting Russia's Olympic suspension after fresh doping violations.

Olympics: Curling - Sweden take gold to end Korean fairytale run

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 8:51pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Sweden beat South Korea 8-3 to claim their third women's curling gold medal in four Winter Games on Sunday, ending the 'Garlic Girls' fairytale Olympic run that captivated the home nation.

Olympics: Bobsleigh - Friedrich's German team extend lead in four-man

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 8:02pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Francesco Friedrich's four-man German bobsleigh team extended their lead after the third run and were perfectly poised for a gold medal at the Olympic Sliding Centre on Sunday.

IOC executive recommends Russia not fly flag at Games

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 7:32pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee's executive board has recommended Russian athletes not be allowed to march behind the national flag at the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Game later on Sunday.

Ohtani erratic in first start for Angels

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 7:22pm
(Reuters) - Japan's Shohei Ohtani had a rough outing in his spring training debut with the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday, giving up a home run and two runs in less than two innings.

List stays in front in Florida as Woods sits seven behind

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 6:50pm
(Reuters) - Luke List shot a four-under par 66 to hold a one-stroke lead at the Honda Classic on Saturday while Tiger Woods' 69 ensured he remained within striking distance.

Tennis - Schwartzman, Verdasco win semis to set up Rio Open final

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 5:42pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Argentine Diego Schwartzman beat Nicolas Jarry 7-5 6-2 on Saturday to reach the final of the Rio Open and set up a showdown with Fernando Verdasco after the Spaniard beat Fabio Fognini 6-1 7-5.

Vietnam F1 race looks likely, says Ecclestone

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 4:36pm
LONDON (Reuters) - A Formula One race in Vietnam could be on the calendar by 2020, according to the sport's former commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

Tennis - Khachanov outplays Berdych to reach Marseille final

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 1:53pm
(Reuters) - Russian Karen Khachanov outplayed Czech Tomas Berdych 6-3 6-2 to reach the Marseille Open final on Saturday, setting up a title showdown with Frenchman Lucas Pouille.

Tennis: Svitolina races past Kasatkina to retain Dubai title

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 11:39am
(Reuters) - Top seed Elina Svitolina became the third woman to defend the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title on Saturday, defeating Russia's Daria Kasatkina 6-4 6-0 in the final.

Ice hockey: Canadian men beat Czechs to claim bronze

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 9:29am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Andrew Ebbett and Chris Kelly both scored twice as Canada beat the Czech Republic 6-4 on Saturday to claim bronze in the men's Olympic ice hockey tournament.

Curling: Japan win bronze to claim first Olympic medal

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 8:54am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Japan claimed their first Olympic curling medal on Saturday when Satsuki Fujisawa's foursome scored a point in each of the final three ends to edge Britain 5-3 and win the bronze.

Speed skating: Japan's Takagi surges to mass start gold

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 8:39am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Japanese speed skater Nana Takagi unleashed a late surge of explosive speed to pass Dutchwoman Irene Schouten on the inside of the final corner and claim an Olympic gold medal in the women's mass start at the Gangneung Oval on Saturday.

Speed skating: Lee storms to Olympic glory in men's mass start

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 7:28am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korean crowd favorite Lee Seung-hoon stormed to Olympic gold in the men's mass start race at the Gangneung Oval on Saturday with a perfectly timed breakaway on the final lap.

Mourinho forecasts 'amazing' period for Manchester United

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 6:58am
(Reuters) - Jose Mourinho has predicted an "amazing" period for Manchester United as he prepares to host a series of significant fixtures at Old Trafford across three different competitions.

Russia appeals to IOC for permission to fly flag at Games

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 6:23am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Russia has appealed to Olympic authorities to restore its Olympic status and allow its athletes to march with the national flag on Sunday at the Winter Games closing ceremony, but it could be waiting until the last minute for a decision.

Speed skating: Van der Weijden makes mass start final despite crash

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 5:57am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Dutch speed skater Annouk van der Weijden made a stunning recovery to qualify for the final of the Olympic women's mass start race at the Gangneung Oval on Saturday after Canada's Ivanie Blondin crashed and took her down.

Curling: United States rock Sweden to win first gold medal

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 5:33am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The United States delivered a gold-medal knockout punch, scoring five in the eighth end to crush Sweden 10-7 and claim their first ever Olympic men's curling title on Saturday.