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Shiffrin jokes about Vonn’s racing future

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Mikaela Shiffrin is not quite convinced Lindsey Vonn’s Olympic career is done. “Whenever I hear anybody say something about this,” Shiffrin said Friday, “it’s like, ‘most likely,’ ‘probably,’ ‘maybe,’ ‘we’ll see,’ ‘not sure.’ ...

Shani’s fifth Olympics ends with seventh-place finish

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Shani Davis let his skating do his talking in his last event at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The four-time Olympic medalist finished seventh in the 1,000 meters on Friday, waved to the fans inside Gangneung Oval and disappeared below the ice. Whether Davis ...

US medal haul well short of projections

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — It was a sweeping goal, spelled out on a colorful, full-screen slide and presented to leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee in a meeting last year. Sports executives in America targeted athletes on Team USA to win 37 medals at the Pyeongchang ...

US Biathlon closes Olympics on a high note

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The U.S. Biathlon team ended the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games on a high note with a sixth-place finish in Friday’s men’s 4x7.5-kilometer relay at the Alpensia Biathlon Centre. The performance tied the best-ever finish in an Olympic relay for the U.S., ...

Juniors lead Red Storm into states

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake indoor track team will represent Section VII at the NYSPHSAA championships in Staten Island next weekend, and coach Cy Ellsworth thinks his kids are in a good position to bring home some hardware. Leading the way for the girls are two juniors. Ellsworth ...

The king, the demon and a huge Swedish biathlon victory

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — As Fredrik Lindstroem cruised to the finish line to secure gold for Sweden in the men’s biathlon relay Friday night, the stadium announcer at the Alpensia Biathlon Center belted out “the king is on fire!” Swedish King Carl XIV Gustaf was in the stadium ...

Top-seeded Plattsburgh ends SL’s season

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PLATTSBURGH — The Saranac Lake hockey team saw its season end in a 3-0 semifinal hockey loss to Plattsburgh on Thursday. Playing on the road at the Ameri-Can North Arena, the Red Storm had a tough task on top as they faced Section VII’s top-seeded squad and the third-ranked Division II ...

Diggins picked to carry flag

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Jessie Diggins has one more big Olympic moment awaiting her. Diggins — who thrust herself across the finish line to give the Americans a dazzling gold medal in the cross-country team sprint — has been selected as the U.S. flagbearer for Sunday night’s ...

Snowshoe Fest is still a go

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SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Snowshoe Fest is still on for this weekend, despite rain and warm weather that melted much of the local snow this week. Village Trustee Richard Shapiro, one of the event’s co-chairs, said all the snowshoe races will go on as scheduled, but organizers have ...

‘Team of Rejects’ has shot at gold

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea — John Shuster was already a three-time Olympian and the most successful American curler in history when he applied for the U.S. high performance program after the Sochi Games. He didn’t make the cut. So Shuster approached a couple of the other spurned ...

Nuis becomes 1st to win 2 golds at Gangneung Oval

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea — After a week without an Olympic gold medal in speedskating, the Dutch had to do something. Kjeld Nuis was the man who did it — first dressed in orange and now covered in gold. The 1,500-meter champion ended the Dutch long-track drought with a blistering ...

Golden moment amid scandals

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea — After two weeks of Olympic competition, the “Olympic Athletes from Russia” finally have a gold medal. Alina Zagitova won the women’s figure skating title Friday to become the first Russian to win a Winter Olympic event since the doping-hit 2014 Sochi ...

Second Russian athlete tests positive for doping

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea — A second Russian athlete has failed a doping test at the Pyeongchang Games, a day before the International Olympic Committee’s executive board is to decide whether to reinstate the country for Sunday’s closing ceremony. Russian Bobsled Federation president ...

Koshechkin shuts out Czechs to put Russians in final

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea — The Russians will play for the Olympic men’s hockey gold medal for the first time in 20 years thanks to a 34-year-old goaltender on a roll. Veteran goaltender Vasily Koshechkin stopped all 31 shots he faced to put the “Olympic Athletes from Russia” into ...

Seton races past Red Storm

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PLATTSBURGH — A slow start had the Saranac Lake boys basketball team facing a big deficit early in Wednesday’s Section VII, Class C quarterfinal game against Seton Catholic. Poor shooting prevented the Red Storm from ever climbing out of that hole. Playing at home, Seton Catholic led ...

U.S. fades to 13th after strong start in women’s relay

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The U.S. women’s relay squad made its presence known early by leading most of the opening leg in Thursday’s 4x6-kilometer race, but the team faded in the later stages to finish 13th. It was the final women’s event of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games at the ...

American women back on top

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson skated slowly back and forth toward the net, showing forehand, then leaning quickly to the left to fake a backhand that pulled Canadian goalie Shannon Szabados out of the crease. On the sport’s biggest stage, against the ...

Belarus handles heavy winds to win relay

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Darya Domracheva grabbed the Belarusian flag and headed to the finish line looking to celebrate her team’s gold-winning performance in the 4x6-kilometer relay. Then a funny thing happened. A huge gust of wind whipped the red and green flag from the ...

US in curling final after upset

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea — John Shuster and his U.S. team will play for a gold medal against Sweden after a 5-3 semifinal upset over Canada, a country that has struggled at the Pyeongchang Olympics despite dominating the world of curling for years. The U.S. victory Thursday was a ...