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Women’s Figure Skating Live Results: Can Mirai Nagasu Crack the Top 3?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:48:34 GMT

Bradie Tennell of the United States.Evgenia Medvedeva, a two-time world champion, is the favorite for the gold medal, which begins with the short program. Stay here for live updates and analysis.

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Women’s Downhill Live Results: Lindsey Vonn in Medal Contention

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:17:29 GMT

Lindsey Vonn of the United States during downhill training on Tuesday.Vonn was the winner in 2010, but missed the 2014 Games because of an injury. Stay here for live updates and analysis.

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Garlic Girls Take Over the Olympics, and Their Hometown Is Loving It

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:01:57 GMT

Uiseong Girls High School gym hosted a watch party for the South Korean women’s curling team when it faced the United States. The team’s top four players graduated from the school.How to explain the sudden dominance of the bespectacled South Korean women’s curling team? “It’s definitely the power of the garlic.”

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Figure Skating Warm-Ups Can Cement Confidence. They Can Also Cause Chaos.

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:06:49 GMT

Alex Shibutani, left, with his fellow Americans Madison Chock and Evan Bates during the warm-up period for their group for the short program in ice dancing on Monday.The six-minute group warm-ups during figure skating events unfold like multiple one-act plays on the same stage. A lot can unravel: costumes, hairdos and rivals.

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Russian Fans at the Olympics Are Loud, Proud and Angry

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:32:15 GMT

Russian fans celebrated a goal against the United States men’s hockey team on Saturday. The Russian flag has been banned from the playing field but is easy to spot in the stands.With many of their best barred from these Games because of doping, Russian athletes have yet to win a gold medal. Their supporters say the fault lies elsewhere.

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Short-Track Speedskaters Are Lopsided

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:09:07 GMT

Ryan Pivirotto, a short-track speedskater on the United States Olympic team, demonstrating his skating posture. The asymmetry of a skater’s muscles is sometimes visible to the naked eye, but more often noted by a tape measure.They spend hours torqued to the left as they speed around a tight oval. As a result, their bodies are asymmetrical, with much of their right sides bulkier.

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For Snowboarders, the Music Matters as Much as the Gear

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:47:55 GMT

Patrick Burgener of Switzerland celebrated during the snowboard halfpipe final last week in Pyeongchang. Like a lot of snowboarders, he listens to music with headphones during competition.While many athletes listen to music to pump themselves up before an event, snowboarders often listen to music to boost their mood during competition.

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Louisville Must Forfeit Basketball Championship Over Sex Scandal

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:31:02 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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German Olympians Drink a Lot of (Nonalcoholic) Beer, and Win a Lot of Gold Medals

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 03:28:19 GMT

The brewery Krombacher has supplied about 1,000 gallons of nonalcoholic beer to the athletes’ village. It’s commonly consumed as a sports drink in Germany.

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

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:30:22 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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Elizabeth Swaney, Viral Olympic Skier, Says She Put Her Whole Heart Into Her Halfpipe

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:22:44 GMT

Elizabeth Swaney came in 24th, last place, in the women’s ski halfpipe competition, but her runs got plenty of attention.“I don’t think I’ve ever been satisfied with my halfpipe runs, and I don’t think a lot of skiers are,” she said, after her Olympic halfpipe run drew attention.

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Boîte: Ax Throwing and Beer, a Fun New Combo in Brooklyn

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:07:58 GMT

Kick Axe has 10 metal-caged ax ranges, where guests toss shiny silver axes at big wooden targets (under the supervision of an “ax-pert,” of course).At Kick Axe, a “sports” bar in Gowanus, patrons hurl axes at wood targets.

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Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir: Armed With 21 Suitcases and Olympic Insight

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:00:03 GMT

Twenty years after Tara Lipinski's gold medal, Ms. Lipinski and her analyst partner, Johnny Weir, look back at their figure skating careers and how they continued to find success off the ice.

Now It Can Be Told: Barbara Stevens Has 1,000 Victories to Her Name

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:25:17 GMT

Barbara Stevens with her Bentley players during their game against Pace University in late January. Stevens has been at Bentley for 32 years.The Division II women’s basketball coach has spent 32 years at Bentley, which is not far from Boston but is far out of the limelight. And all she has done in that time is excel.

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Russia Confirms Curler’s Doping Positive but Raises Doubts About Drug’s Source

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:25:18 GMT

Russian officials said the level of meldonium in Alexander Krushelnytsky’s system suggested he took the drug just once, something that would be “absolutely useless and ineffective.”Russian officials said the level of meldonium in Alexander Krushelnytsky’s system suggested he took the drug just once, something that would be “absolutely useless and ineffective.”

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British Speedskater Finishes on Her Feet but Goes Home Empty-Handed Again

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:35:14 GMT

Elise Christie grimaced after she fell at the start of her 1,000-meter heat. The race was restarted but she was disqualified after it ended.Elise Christie heads home from a second straight Olympics in a blur of crashes and disqualifications.

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Winter Olympics 2018: Medals Table, Results and Schedule

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:07:17 GMT

Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.The Winter Games are in progress in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Stay here for live updates, results and analysis.

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Unified Korean Hockey Team Finishes Winless. So Why All the Cheering?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:50:03 GMT

Eom Suyeon, left, of the unified Korean team hugged teammate Han Soojin after she scored against Sweden during a 6-1 loss.Shouldering a heavy political weight, the team lost its final game, but the outcome was beside the point for many optimistic spectators.

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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir Are Ice Dancing’s King and Queen

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:09:15 GMT

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won gold in ice dancing on Tuesday. They had previously won silver in 2014 and gold in 2010.The Canadians modernized ice dancing and skated their way into the history books Tuesday at the Winter Games.

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Sports of The Times: How Mirai Nagasu Grew Up and Got Back to the Olympics

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:34:36 GMT

Mirai Nagasu after completing her free skate during the Olympic team competition last week, when she became the third woman to land a triple axel at the Games.Mirai Nagasu was devastated when she was passed over for the 2014 Sochi Games. She nearly quit the sport, but then decided to write a new ending to her story.

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N.B.A. Owner Backs Lawsuit Against Russian Doping Whistle-Blower

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:00:19 GMT

Mikhail D. Prokhorov, owner of the Brooklyn Nets, was in charge of the Russian biathlon federation when several Russian biathletes violated doping protocols leading up to and during the 2014 Sochi Olympics.Mikhail D. Prokhorov, a Russian oligarch and owner of the Nets, is financing a defamation suit that attacks the credibility of Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov.

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At the Bobsled Track, Women Push for Equality

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:25:30 GMT

Kaillie Humphries and Phylicia George of Canada during training heats on Monday in Pyeongchang. The two-man event is the only bobsled competition in which women can participate at the Olympics.The men get two bobsled races, a two-man and four-man event. So why do women only compete in the two-man sleds?

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Four Fans Barred From Blackhawks’ Home Games for Racist Remarks

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 03:50:52 GMT

Devante Smith-Pelly of the Capitals was heckled with racist taunts while in the penalty box during Saturday's game at United Center in Chicago.The fans at United Center directed racist taunts toward Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly, who is black, during a game Saturday night.

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