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Sports of The Times: U.S. Skaters Stumble Again. Is Their System Broken?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:01:47 GMT

Bradie Tennell, the United States national champion, fell on her first jump in the short program on Wednesday.The American women, without a medal since 2006, produced their worst performance in Olympic short program. “Sometimes life and puberty get in the way.”

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Reporter’s Notebook: An Olympic Challenge: Eat All the Korean Food That Visitors Won’t

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:40:18 GMT

It is snow crab season in South Korea, but many foreign visitors to the Olympics have seemed to be skipping such culinary specialties.“It’s peak snow crab season right now,” the noted chef David Chang said. “I don’t know if people understand.” Our correspondent knew that, and much more.

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The One Sport That Made Replay as Exhilarating as the Sport Itself

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:32:28 GMT

A judge watching the women’s 3,000-meter relay, which included jostling and nudging throughout, prompting a lengthy replay review.By luck or design, short-track speedskating has created double doses of suspense with its use of replay review. There’s the finish, then the review.

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U.S. Shocks Cross-Country Field With Sprint Gold Medal

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:29:22 GMT

Jessie Diggins of the United States celebrated as she crossed the finish line to win gold in the team sprint freestyle relay.Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins won gold in the women’s team sprint freestyle, the first U.S. medal in cross country since 1976.

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Why Mikaela Shiffrin Brought 35 Pairs of Skis to the Olympics

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:00:58 GMT

Mikaela Shiffrin’s ski technician, Kim Erlandsson, tends to a hefty collection. Shiffrin, a two-time Olympic champion, often travels with as many as 70 pairs, each suited to a different discipline or snow condition.She usually takes 70 pairs to competitions, ready for every kind of race, weather and snow, but she scaled down for the Pyeongchang Games.

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How to Manage Stress Like an Olympic Biathlete

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:16:28 GMT

Clare Egan, an American biathlete, talked about the multiple techniques used to manage the stress of the transition from skiing to target shooting.The pressure of an intense physical race combined with methodical target shooting gives biathletes a unique perspective on coping with stress.

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Louisville Must Forfeit Basketball Championship Over Sex Scandal

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:23:37 GMT

Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino cutting down the net after winning the 2013 national title.The program was ordered to vacate 123 victories, including two trips to the Final Four, as punishment for a case involving players and prostitutes.

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Mavericks Begin Investigation After Misconduct Allegations

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:39:44 GMT

Terdema Ussery, left, the former president and chief executive of the Dallas Mavericks, with the actor Jamie Foxx during the team’s parade after winning the N.B.A. title 2011. The Mavericks are investigating reports of inappropriate behavior by Ussery during his tenure with the team.A report by Sports Illustrated detailed accusations against Terdema Ussery, the team’s former president and chief executive, as well as a toxic work environment for women.

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Feature: What Happens When Athletes Do the Sportswriting?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:00:02 GMT

The Players’ Tribune, a pet project of Derek Jeter’s, allows the stars to tell their own stories. It’s occasionally great — but is it journalism?

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Mark Cuban’s Terrible 24 Hours Now Includes a $600,000 Fine

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:59:57 GMT

Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, was fined $600,000 for public statements that were deemed detrimental to the N.B.A. He acknowledged the team was losing on purpose.The Mavericks had already announced an investigation into accusations of misconduct by a former team president when the team’s owner was fined for admitting losing on purpose.

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Alpine Combined Skiing Live Results: Vonn and Shiffrin Face Off

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:29:18 GMT

Mikaela Shiffrin.Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin have one medal apiece at the Olympics. One or both could add to that total in the Alpine combined event.

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On Baseball: Big Benefit for the Opportunistic Mets: Their Division Looks Weak

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:17:14 GMT

Yoenis Cespedes and the Mets aren't standing around much at spring training under the team's new manager, Mickey Callaway.Compared with the N.L. West and Central, the East is expected to be a far less punishing division this season.

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In Court, Eugenie Bouchard Describes Locker Room Fall at the U.S. Open

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:46:51 GMT

Eugenie Bouchard sued the United States Tennis Association after she hit her head in a locker room fall at the 2015 United States Open.The tennis player said that when she returned from her postmatch activities, all the trainers had left and she slipped on a tile floor covered with cleaning product.

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On Olympics: Has Evgenia Medvedeva Missed Her Moment, Even Before It Arrives?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:10:17 GMT

Evgenia Medvedeva was in second place after Wednesday's short program, behind a younger Russian teammate.Last fall, Medvedeva, 18, was a consensus pick to win the women’s figure skating competition at the Winter Games. Now she trails a younger Russian teammate.

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NBC’s Olympic Nerve Center Is in ... Connecticut

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:40:28 GMT

NBC rented 600 hotel rooms in the Stamford, Conn., area for employees who work deep into the night handling the torrent of video from the Winter Games.In a building that once housed a Clairol factory, hundreds of NBC staff members are working through the night to manage the video content pouring in from Pyeongchang.

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Critic’s Notebook: Embracing Fashion, Saggers to Sequins, at the Winter Games

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:55:01 GMT

Joseph Luke Cecchini of Italy customized his helmet with an airbrushed image of a flaming skull.This time around, the theatricality and flamboyance that were once frowned upon or ridiculed have been embraced.

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Macau Journal: A Greyhound Racetrack Meets Its Demise

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:30:42 GMT

Dog handlers escorting greyhounds at the Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome last month. The track’s pending closing is a sign of changing times in the territory.Animal-rights advocates have long criticized the track. Its closing also reflects the island’s transformation into a popular tourist destination for families.

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An Olympic Figure Skater Who Also Made History for The Times

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:20:01 GMT

Maribel Vinson performing “a demonstration of ice skating,” circa 1930. Vinson would go on to win a bronze medal, behind Sonja Henie’s gold, at the 1932 Lake Placid Olympics.Maribel Vinson, a three-time Olympian and renowned coach, had another distinction that is almost forgotten: She was the first female sportswriter at The New York Times.

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Yankees Acquire Brandon Drury as Infield Insurance

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:54:13 GMT

Brandon Drury before the Diamondbacks’ wild-card game in October. He has 31 home runs in two-plus seasons with Arizona.Drury came to the Yankees from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three-team trade and will provide depth for an infield that could include two rookies.

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Sports of The Times: The Daredevils Above, Their Parents Below: Welcome to Big Air Snowboarding

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:02:16 GMT

Anna Gasser during an early run in big-air snowboarding. “Of course, I worry,’' said her mother, Lisbeth.Big air is a new event at the Olympics, and the mothers and fathers of the competitors probably deserve medals just for watching.

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Rangers Trade Nick Holden to Bruins

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:58:31 GMT

Nick Holden (55) played parts of two seasons with the Rangers, compiling 14 goals and 32 assists.The Rangers received a minor league defenseman, Rob O’Gara, and a third-round draft pick in the trade.

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