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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 ...

Shiffrin slaloms into silver spot

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JEONGSEON, South Korea — Mikaela Shiffrin already was assured of earning her third career medal, each in a different event, when Lindsey Vonn prepared to propel herself out of the starting gate as the final starter in the final race of her Olympic career. This slalom portion of the ...

Wise lays it on the line for another gold

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — They give their bodies for this sport. Sometimes little pieces of their hearts and souls, too. Maybe that’s why David Wise decided there was nothing left to lose Thursday when he stood atop a halfpipe that had sent one third of the 12 riders limping off ...

Germany wins gold in Nordic combined team event

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Carrying his country’s flag in one hand as he crossed the finish line, Johannes Rydzek capped a dominating performance to give Germany more Olympic gold. Rydzek finished with an overwhelming 52.7-second advantage as the Germans won the Nordic combined ...

Canada, Russians get dream draw

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Informed Germany had upset top-seeded Sweden and would be Canada’s semifinal opponent, Eric O’Dell’s unfiltered reaction didn’t last long. “Oh yeah? Perfe — it doesn’t matter,” he said, abruptly changing what he was going to say. “We’re ...

SL rebounds for playoff win

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SARANAC LAKE — Last week, things couldn’t have gone more poorly for Saranac Lake’s hockey team as it gave up 14 goals while stumbling to two lopsided losses to close out the regular season. Playing at home in front of their boisterous fans Tuesday, the Red Storm left that tough ...

Diggins digs deep to end drought

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — As she headed up the steepest, most grueling hill of her life in third place, Jessica Diggins thought to herself just winning an Olympic medal was no longer good enough. She wanted more. She wanted gold. Diggins dug deep, remembering all the years of training ...

Storm fall on home court

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake girls basketball team came up short against the visiting Patriots, but history was made as the Red Storm hosted their first Section VII playoff game in at least two decades Tuesday. AuSable Valley, the tournament’s No. 5 seed, won 46-27 and will play ...

U.S. women bobsledders slide to silver

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Women’s bobsledding has a new star, and a surprise Olympic champion. Germany’s Mariama Jamanka — a winner of exactly zero major international races in her life until now — drove to gold in the women’s bobsled event at the Pyeongchang Games on ...

US women back looking for gold vs. archrival Canada

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea — To three-time Olympian Hilary Knight, the thought of finally hoisting the gold medal means giving women’s hockey a big boost in the United States. How big? Huge. “The U.S. wants to be No. 1 in everything, and I think we’ve all been raised as awesome ...

Drought over: US women win 1st Olympic cross-country gold

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The long Olympic drought is over for the United States in cross-country skiing. Jessica Diggins and Kikkan Randall became the first Americans to win an Olympic gold medal in the sport on Wednesday by shocking powerhouses Norway and the Sweden in the women's team ...

Czechs eliminate US in shootout in quarterfinals

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Instead of waiting for his turn for this Olympic shootout, T.J. Oshie was sitting at home along with the rest of the NHL. Four years after his shootout heroics in Sochi, Oshie could only watch helplessly halfway around the world as Chris Bourque, Ryan Donato, ...

Vonn goes out with a bronze

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Sofia Goggia refused to let Lindsey Vonn catch her. Or, anyone else. The Italian skier won the women’s downhill Wednesday, holding off Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway by 0.09 seconds and Vonn by 0.47 seconds. “I was really focused — I moved like a ...

Let’s hope gay Olympians spark even greater change

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea — They are the stars of the Winter Games, and not for what they’ve done on the ice and slopes. Gay athletes have made their presence felt like never before in Pyeongchang, from feuding with a world leader to openly displaying their affection with a simple ...

US mixed relay settles for 15th

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The American quartet of Susan Dunklee, Joanne Reid, Tim Burke and Lowell Bailey finished 15th in Tuesday’s mixed relay at the Alpensia Biathlon Centre at the Pyeongchang Winter Games. Starting toward the back of the field in the 18th position, Dunklee, ...

PSC bowlers on a steady roll

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SARANAC LAKE — The Paul Smith’s College bowling team had a rare match at home on Sunday, and the Bobcats came out on top to defeat Castleton College of Vermont. In a close competition, Paul Smith’s won by 88 pins. The ’Cats won the three-game series contests 2,607-2,535, and then ...

Fourcade first to win 3 gold medals in Pyeongchang

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Martin Fourcade earned a third gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Games and solidified his legacy as the most successful Olympic champion in French history by anchoring his team to victory in the biathlon mixed relay. The 29-year-old Fourcade became ...

Meyers Taylor in position at midway point

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Elana Meyers Taylor went to sleep four years ago after the first night of her Olympic competition holding the lead, and her mind couldn’t stop racing. She plans on sleeping better this time. Germany’s Mariama Jamanka and Lisa Buckwitz are the leaders ...