Papadakis perseveres through wardrobe malfunction with strong performance

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir heard the words “wardrobe malfunction” and both of their jaws dropped. “Oh no,” she said. “Oh no,” he repeated. The Canadians didn’t see their rivals skate, because the French pair of Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron took the ice right after they did, so it was only through a member of the media that Virtue and Moir found out what happened. On Monday, on the biggest stage in sport, Papadakis suffered the term that Janet Jackson made famous. It happened on the final dip in her program, when the French skater’s green and sparkly dress that had come undone earlier in… Read More

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US women back in gold medal game after win over Finland

GANGNEUNG, Korea, Republic Of — The Americans have done their part, playing their way back into the only women’s hockey game that matters. Once again, they have a chance at the Olympic gold medal that has eluded the United States for two decades. The Americans are back in the title game for a third straight Olympics after shutting out Finland 5-0 on Monday in the semifinals. They will play the winner of the other semifinal between Canada and the “Olympic Athletes from Russia” on Thursday, looking to win their first gold since 1998 when women’s hockey made its debut in the Olympics. And yes, the Americans understand the United States-Canada… Read More

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Amy Donaldson: After a week of volunteering in Rwanda, free skier Nick Goepper offered valuable advice for anyone

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Nick Goepper didn’t wait to be invited to help. While the rest of us visitors to the Rwandan village of Gatagara stood in a line waiting to pass globs of mud from one person to another so it could be shaped into bricks, the free skier found himself a shovel and fell in with a group of men turning the driest patch of earth you’ve ever seen into a mud bog. The 23-year-old Indiana native didn’t know it, but I’d covered his Olympic debut in Sochi. I watched as he, Gus Kenworthy and Park City’s Joss Christensen created one of my favorite Olympic moments — a… Read More

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World record puts Virtue, Moir in prime position for gold

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — No, that on-ice connection you see between Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir isn’t just two skaters who also happen to be incredibly good actors. But simmer down, it’s not what you think and maybe (probably?) hope. “After 20 years, if you don’t have love for each other—I mean, do you know what we’ve been through together?” Moir said, his brow furrowed, standing next to Virtue, both of them wearing Team Canada issued red sneakers, black sparkly costumes and smiles. A short list of what Canada’s favourite dancers on ice have been through since they started skating together in London, Ont., when she was seven and he… Read More

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Draymond Green smiles as Fergie sings National Anthem

Want Warriors news in your inbox? Sign up for the free DubsDaily newsletter. LOS ANGELES – A camera caught Draymond Green smile and look down as Fergie sang the National Anthem before Sunday’s NBA All-Star game. The clip went viral, and the smile was an instantaneous internet meme. Draymond Green cracking up during Fergie’s national anthem 😭 pic.twitter.com/lPRTh7bmEy — Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) February 19, 2018 The Warriors’ power forward, who was participating in his third All-Star game, was questioned about his reaction after Team LeBron beat Team Stephen, 148-145, on Sunday at Staples Center. Green didn’t say much. But his face did. (See the video below.) Draymond Green’s reaction to… Read More

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US women back in gold medal game with 5-0 win over Finland

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Dani Cameranesi scored two goals and added an assist, and the United States will play for the gold medal that has eluded them for nearly two decades after shutting out Finland 5-0 Monday. The Americans are back in the gold medal game for a third straight Olympics, and they will play the winner of the other semifinal between Canada and the “Olympic Athletes from Russia” on Thursday, looking to win their first gold since 1998 when women’s hockey debuted in the Olympics. Gigi Marvin started the scoring with a goal. Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Hilary Knight had a goal apiece as they turned a 5-on-3 into… Read More

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Klay Thompson: All-Star weekend “some of the best times of my life”

LOS ANGELES – This weekend was extra special for Klay Thompson. In his fourth All-Star appearance on Sunday in Los Angeles, Thompson played in front of his friends and family in the city where he was born and raised. Thompson was reflective after the game, and said this experience would reverberate with him for a long time. “Thank God for pictures and stuff because it goes by so fast whlie you’re we’re in it,” Thompson said. “Now I’m going to look back at this weekend, some of the best times of my life if you think about it. It was awesome and it was so cool to play here at… Read More

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Takeaways: LeBron James affirms King status at NBA All-Star Game

On Sunday night, 24 of the best basketball players in the world put on a show in the 67th NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles. For the first time in NBA history, the format of Eastern Conference against Western Conference was scrapped. This time, the top vote-getters, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry drafted a team from the group of selected all-stars. After a 192-182 affair, a year ago the NBPA led by Chris Paul, met with Adam Silver and Michael Jordan to try and make the game competitive again. The result was far from playoff intensity, but lacked the sloppiness that the last… Read More

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Takeaways: Brent Burns leaves Sharks win with undisclosed ailment

SAN JOSE — Joe Thornton goes down. No problem. Life without Tomas Hertl: 2-0. The Sharks continue to survive a tightly-contested Western Conference playoff race with a forward group that’s heavily depleted by injuries to Thornton, Hertl and Joel Ward. Without them, the Sharks found a way beat the scorching-hot Dallas Stars (34-21-4), who entered Sunday’s game having won six of their last seven games while earning points in 19 of their last 25. The win gives the Sharks (32-19-8) a three-point lead over the Anaheim Ducks for second place in the Pacific Division, and a four-point edge over the Calgary Flames, the Western Conference’s ninth-place team, as the team… Read More

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