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Olympics: Norway win 38th Pyeongchang medal to surpass U.S. record

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 10:12pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Norway's Alpine skiing team won a bronze in the inaugural team event on Saturday to give the Scandinavian country 38 medals at the Pyeongchang Games, the most won by one nation at a single Winter Olympics.

Olympics: Snowboarding - Toutant's big air gold comes at perfect time for hurting Canada

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 9:10pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Sebastien Toutant soothed Canada's wounded pride by winning the first Olympic men's snowboarding big air gold medal on Saturday, taking the title with a combined score of 174.25 from his two best runs in the Pyeongchang Winter Games final.

Olympics: Snowboarding - Canadian Toutant wins men's big air gold

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 8:42pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada's Sebastien Toutant won the first Olympic men's snowboarding big air gold medal on Saturday with a combined score of 174.25 from his two best runs.

'Peace Games' are no game-changer for South Koreans

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 8:38pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's self-styled "Peace Games" have been a sporting success but public reaction suggests it may have failed its bigger test -- to generate the support its president needs to make bold moves to improve ties with old enemy North Korea.

List, Lovemark ahead in Florida as Woods lurks four back

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 8:21pm
(Reuters) - Luke List and Jamie Lovemark moved into a share of a one-stroke lead at a windy Honda Classic on Friday as Tiger Woods was left to rue a late lapse that left him four shots off the pace after he signed for a one-over 71.

List and Lovemark ahead in Florida as Woods shoots one-over 71

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 6:14pm
(Reuters) - Luke List and Jamie Lovemark took a one-stroke lead at the Honda Classic in Florida on a windy Friday as Tiger Woods fought back from late trouble to sit four back after a one-over par 71.

Bouchard reaches settlement in lawsuit against USTA

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 3:43pm
(Reuters) - Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard has reached a settlement with the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) in her lawsuit after a fall at the 2015 U.S. Open resulted in her withdrawal and a concussion, lawyers told Reuters on Friday.

Good times are coming, says Alonso after driving new McLaren

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 3:19pm
(Reuters) - Double world champion Fernando Alonso sounded an optimistic note after driving the first Renault-powered McLaren Formula One car in Spain on Friday.

Germany stuns Canada to make first final

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 2:06pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Germany shocked defending men's ice hockey champions Canada 4-3 on Friday, beating them on Olympic ice for the first time to reach their first gold medal game.

Williams appoint Rowland as 'official young driver'

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 1:33pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Oliver Rowland has been appointed "official young driver" for Williams even though, at 25, he is older than both of those who will be racing for the Formula One team this season.

Kasatkina upsets Muguruza to set up Dubai final with Svitolina

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 1:31pm
(Reuters) - Russia's Daria Kasatkina stunned second seed Garbine Muguruza to reach the final at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Friday, while defending champion Elina Svitolina cruised past former world number one Angelique Kerber.

Canada mourns after coming up short in hockey, curling

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:38pm
(Reuters) - Canada has long dominated both ice hockey and curling but a stunning string of Olympic defeats in the country's beloved sports at the Pyeongchang Games has left the nation in an unfamiliar state of mourning.

Germany stun Canada to make first final

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:00am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Germany shocked defending men's ice hockey champions Canada 4-3 on Friday, beating them on Olympic ice for the first time to reach their first gold medal game.

Curling: South Korea stay strong to reach final v Sweden

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 9:19am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Kim Eun-jung secured South Korea's first Olympic curling medal with a pressure packed final shot to seal a nail-biting 8-7 extra-ends victory over Japan in the women's semi-finals on Friday and set up a gold medal showdown with Sweden.

Ice Hockey: Germany stun Canada to make first final

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 9:10am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Germany shocked defending men's ice hockey champions Canada 4-3 on Friday, beating the Canadian men on Olympic ice for the first time to reach their first gold medal game.

Biathlon: Swede Nelin matches golden partner Oeberg

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 8:56am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Sweden's Jesper Nelin has seen plenty of medals at the Pyeongchang Games, but they were mostly around the neck of his girlfriend Hanna Oeberg until he won a relay gold in the final biathlon race of the Games on Friday.

Curling: South Korea edge out Japan to reach final

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 8:24am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korea secured their first Olympic curling medal with a nail-biting 8-7 extra-ends win over arch-rivals Japan in the women's semi-finals on Friday to set up a showdown with Sweden, who will play for gold for the fourth straight Winter Games.

FIFA sure of World Cup security despite fresh Russian fan violence

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 7:34am
BARCELONA (Reuters) - FIFA said on Friday it had every confidence in its security measures at the World Cup in Russia after hooliganism in the host nation came under fresh scrutiny following violent incidents involving Spartak Moscow supporters on Thursday in which a policeman died of a heart attack.

Kim's cheer squad 'charm offensive'

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 7:19am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - They cheer, dance and sing in perfect unison. But these are not your ordinary cheerleaders.

Olympics: Kim's cheer squad 'charm offensive'

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 6:48am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - They cheer, dance and sing in perfect unison. But these are not your ordinary cheerleaders.

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