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Short track: Canadian strength helped Boutin through online abuse, says Hamelin

39 min 40 sec ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canadian short track speed skater Charles Hamelin said the team had rallied round Kim Boutin after the Olympic women's 500 meters bronze medalist was subjected to online abuse and threats at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

Figure skating: Zagitova gives OAR first Pyeongchang gold

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:27pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Russian teenager Alina Zagitova edged compatriot Evgenia Medvedeva with a stunning free skate on Friday that earned the Olympic Athletes from Russia a first gold at the Pyeongchang Games.

Norway curlers to get Russia's doubles bronze in Pyeongchang

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:24pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Norway's mixed doubles curlers team will be awarded the bronze at a ceremony at the Pyeongchang Olympics after the medal was stripped from the Russian pair for doping earlier this week, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday.

Figure skating: Teen phenom Zagitova gives OAR first Pyeongchang gold

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:23pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Russian teenager Alina Zagitova edged compatriot Evgenia Medvedeva with a stunning free skate on Friday to earn the Olympic Athletes from Russia their first gold medal at the Pyeongchang Games.

Minnows keep hoping for that 'magical day'

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:47pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - About an hour and a half after the world's top skiers had finished their Olympic slalom runs, Pakistan's Muhammad Karim began his descent, struggling to keep his grip on the tightly packed snow.

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.

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.