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Snowboarding: Czech sensation Ledecka takes tilt at historic double

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:42pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - From the moment Ester Ledecka stunned the Alpine skiing world by winning gold in the super-G last week, the focus has turned to Saturday's snowboarding parallel grand slalom (PGS) as the 22-year-old stands on the brink of history.

Freestyle skiing: Roommates' delight at skicross one-two

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:23pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - As Canada secured their third consecutive title in the women's ski cross on Friday, the moment was extra special for gold medalist Kelsey Serwa as the woman next to her on the podium was best friend Brittany Phelan.

Freestyle skiing: Serwa leads Canadian one-two in ski cross

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 8:48pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Kelsey Serwa pulled away from compatriot Brittany Phelan to claim ski cross gold on Friday as Canada secured a one-two finish ahead of Switzerland's Fanny Smith, who edged out Swede Sandra Naesland in a tense battle for third.

Tennis: Jury finds USTA mostly liable for Bouchard fall - report

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 8:28pm
(Reuters) - The United States Tennis Association (USTA) was found by a jury mostly liable when Canada's Eugenie Bouchard fell in a training room at the 2015 U.S. Open, resulting in her withdrawal and a concussion, The New York Times reported on Thursday.

Simpson, Noren share lead in Florida, Woods shoots even par

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 7:18pm
(Reuters) - Sweden's Alex Noren and American Webb Simpson shot four-under-par 66s for the lead as Tiger Woods was at even par for the opening round of Florida's Honda Classic on Thursday.

Short track: Hungary storms to first Winter Games gold

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 5:24pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Hungary claimed their first gold medal at a Winter Olympics by pulling off a stunning victory in the men's 5,000 meters relay on Thursday after a fall cost South Korea a place on the podium.

Angels' Ohtani to make pitching start on Saturday

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:26pm
(Reuters) - Japanese two-way standout Shohei Ohtani will make his first start for the Los Angeles Angels when he pitches in a spring training game on Saturday, the Angels said on Thursday.

Swede Noren leads in Florida, Woods shoots even par

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 2:00pm
(Reuters) - Sweden's Alex Noren shot a four-under-par 66 for the early lead as Tiger Woods was at even par in the opening round of Florida's Honda Classic on Thursday.

Hamilton sees rivalry with Vettel hotting up

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:51pm
SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton expects his Formula One rivalry with Sebastian Vettel to become even more intense this season and says he is prepared for anything the Ferrari driver throws at him.

Motorcycling: Tech3 team to split with Yamaha at end of season

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:44am
(Reuters) - The Tech3 MotoGP team will end their partnership with Yamaha at the end of the season, the Japanese manufacturer announced on Thursday.

New Ferrari looks a big step up, says Vettel

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:40am
(Reuters) - Ferrari's new SF71H Formula One car already looks a big step up from last year's before it has turned a wheel in anger, four times world champion Sebastian Vettel said at Thursday's unveiling.

Halo raises hackles as Mercedes present their new 'diva'

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 9:54am
SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Formula One champions Mercedes launched their 2018 car on Thursday with team boss Toto Wolff hoping it proved less temperamental than the last one and admitting he would like to attack it with a chainsaw.

Force India F1 team play down sale speculation

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 9:42am
SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Force India on Thursday played down talk of a potential sale of the British-based Formula One team owned by embattled tycoon Vijay Mallya.

Curling: U.S. add to Canadian misery with semi-final win

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 8:53am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The United States ended Canada's bid for a fourth consecutive men's Olympic curling gold medal with gritty 5-3 semi-final win over their northern neighbors on Thursday to set up a final showdown with Sweden.

Short track: China's Wu wins 500m in world record time

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 8:15am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Wu Dajing won China's first Olympic gold medal in the men's 500 meters on Thursday, setting a world record time of 39.584 seconds to beat South Korea's Hwang Dae-heon.

Russia makes $15 million anti-doping payment to comply with ban terms

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 7:52am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Russia's Olympic Committee (ROC) has paid $15 million to help develop international anti-doping efforts as part of the conditions set for the country's possible return to the Games, it said on Thursday.

Short track: Dutchwoman Schulting claims 1,000m gold

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 7:31am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Suzanne Schulting of the Netherlands won gold in the Olympic women's 1,000 meters short track speed skating ahead of Canada's Kim Boutin on Thursday.

Ice Hockey: 'Oops' shot snaps Canadian hold, wins gold for U.S.

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 7:29am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - She's practiced the 'Oops, I did it again' thousands of times in training, and on Thursday her signature trick was worth its weight in Olympic gold as American Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson's shootout winner broke a Canadian 16-year stranglehold on the women's ice hockey title.

Mercedes and Hamilton hope to start season with new deal done

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 7:28am
SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Four times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes hope to have a new long-term deal wrapped up before the season starts in Australia next month, both parties said on Thursday.

Short track: Hungary storm to first Winter Games gold

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 7:05am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Hungary claimed their first gold medal at a Winter Olympics by pulling off a stunning victory in the men's 5,000 meters relay on Thursday after a fall cost South Korea a place on the podium.