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Alpine skiing: Third gold eludes Hirscher as slalom king crashes out

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:12pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - In the end, Marcel Hirscher's bid to finally clinch an Olympic gold medal in his favorite event lasted less than 30 seconds on Thursday, the Austrian slalom king thwarted by an uncharacteristic error and the Pyeongchang snow.

Alpine skiing: Vonn leads Mowinckel after combined downhill, Shiffrin lurks

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:58pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Lindsey Vonn said she had an "outside chance" in the women's combined after she led following the downhill leg of the competition on Thursday.

Curling: Five-star Schwarz sends Swiss into semis

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:50pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Skip Benoit Schwarz produced one of the shots of the Games to earn a rare five-pointer in the ninth end to give Switzerland a 9-5 victory over Britain in their men's curling playoff and earn an Olympic semi-final against Sweden later on Thursday.

Vonn leads Mowinckel after combined downhill, Shiffrin lurks

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:38pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Lindsey Vonn led the women's combined after the top skiers had completed the downhill leg of the competition on Thursday, the American gaining a 0.74 second advantage over closest rival Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway.

Freestyle skiing: New Zealand's Byron Wells injures leg and out of halfpipe final

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:15pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - New Zealand's Byron Wells suffered a leg injury in practice for the ski halfpipe final on Thursday and was forced to withdraw.

Snowboarding: Austria's Gasser wins first Olympic big air gold

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 8:21pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Austrian Anna Gasser won the first Olympic snowboarding big air gold medal on Thursday with a combined score of 185.00 from her two best runs in the Pyeongchang Winter Games final.

Alpine skiing: Kristoffersen takes early slalom lead as Hirscher bombs out

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 8:14pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Norways's Henrik Kristoffersen opened up an early lead in the first leg of the men's slalom on Thursday as favorite Marcel Hirscher failed to complete the course, in one of the biggest skiing shocks of the Olympics.

Hirscher bombs out in first leg of men's slalom

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 7:24pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Austria's Marcel Hirscher failed in his quest for a third gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics with a catastrophic mistake in the first leg of his favored slalom event on Thursday.

Panama company pleads guilty to bribing Costa Rican soccer official

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 5:33pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Panama-based company on Wednesday pleaded guilty to bribing a Costa Rican soccer official and was ordered to pay a fine and restitution totaling $1.4 million, the latest penalty imposed in the U.S. prosecution of corruption in international soccer.

Russian curlers to hand back bronze medals after positive doping test: TASS

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:48pm
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian curlers Alexander Krushelnitsky and Anastasia Bryzgalova will hand back the Olympic medals they won in Pyeongchang, the Russian news agency TASS reported, citing a Russian curling Federation spokeswoman.

No joke! Honda-powered Toro Rosso makes trouble-free debut

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:27pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Honda's partnership with the Toro Rosso Formula One team got off to a positive start on Wednesday with a seemingly smooth track debut of their new car on a limited mileage filming day in Italy.

Mavericks owner fined $600,000 for tanking comments

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:42pm
(Reuters) - Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was fined $600,000 for public statements detrimental to the NBA, it was announced by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Wednesday.

Tiger enjoying getting back in the swing of tournament golf

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 2:53pm
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods said on Wednesday he still had adjustments to make going into this week's Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens in Florida, where the former world number one will compete in successive weeks for the first time since 2015.

Bobsleigh: Germany's 'Berlin Bob' was not the golden favorite

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:21am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - There were hopes of a German win in the women's bobsleigh final at the Winter Games on Wednesday but not necessarily from the hands of former hammer thrower and Berlin-resident Mariama Jamanka.

Ice Hockey: Canada edge Finland 1-0 to get to semis

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:46am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Maxim Noreau scored the only goal as Canada beat Finland 1-0 on Wednesday to win a spot in the semi-final round of the Olympic men's ice hockey tournament.

Russian Mazepin will debut new Force India F1 car

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:43am
(Reuters) - Force India's Russian development driver Nikita Mazepin will be first to drive the Formula One team's new car when testing starts in Barcelona next Monday.

Woods makes rare back-to-back starts as PGA Tour revs up

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:37am
(Reuters) - Missing the cut last week provided a reality check for Tiger Woods, who nevertheless will be the focus of attention again as he headlines a major-worthy field at the Honda Classic starting in south Florida on Thursday.

Curling: Japan claim final playoff spot despite loss

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:04am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Japan clinched a semi-final spot in Olympic women's curling and South Korea closed out preliminary round play with a win over Denmark on Wednesday as two Asia nations reached the last four at a Winter Games for the first time.

Speed skating: Norway glide to gold in team pursuit

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 8:48am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Norway skated to a stunning victory in the men's Olympic team pursuit on Wednesday, taking gold ahead of hosts South Korea as defending champions the Netherlands wilted.

Ice Hockey: Canada nip Finland 1-0 to get to semis

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 8:45am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Maxim Noreau scored the only goal as Canada beat Finland 1-0 on Wednesday to win a spot in the semi-final round of the Olympic men's ice hockey tournament.