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Austria’s Mayer wins Olympic super-G, breaks Norway’s grip

JEONGSEON, South Korea – Matthias Mayer broke Norway’s 16-year grip on the Olympic men’s super-G title with his victory Friday at the Pyeongchang Games. The Austrian skier won the speed race by...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Colorado’s Mikaela Shiffrin wins 2nd career Olympic gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — One Olympic gold medal down for Mikaela Shiffrin. More just might be on deck. The 22-year-old American used a hard-charging final run to win the giant slalom Thursday for...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

France’s Vaultier repeats as Olympic champion in men’s snowboardcross

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Pierre Vaultier of France is back atop the Olympic podium in men’s snowboardcross. Vaultier defended the title he won at the Sochi Games four years ago on Thursday by...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Aksel Lund Svindal conquers Olympic downhill to become oldest Alpine ski winner

JEONGSEON, South Korea — Aksel Lund Svindal became the oldest Olympic gold medalist in Alpine skiing by winning the men’s downhill on Thursday at the Pyeongchang Games. The 35-year-old Norwegian...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Semyon Varlamov makes 43 saves, Avalanche blank Canadiens

DENVER — Semyon Varlamov rescued Colorado’s struggling offense with a stellar performance against Montreal. Varlamov made 43 saves for his first victory in more than a month and the Avalanche...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Stars back on the field as pitchers, catchers begin spring training

Justin Verlander is looking forward to a full season with the Houston Astros, while the New York Mets are hoping for a healthier year for their starting staff. The New York Yankees? Well, this...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tiger Woods back at Riviera, a golf course that never treated him well

LOS ANGELES – Even when Tiger Woods hardly ever lost, he never could win at Riviera. Woods resumes his comeback from a fourth back surgery at the Genesis Open, marking his return to the course...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rockies might move leadoff slugger Charlie Blackmon in lineup

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Charlie Blackmon was historically good as a leadoff hitter last season. So good that the Colorado Rockies might try to move that production into a more productive spot in the...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Slovenia comes back to stun U.S. hockey in Olympic opener

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Five practices were supposed to prepare the Americans for this, and they knew at the second intermission Slovenia was going to come out punching. The preparation and...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Russian gold-medal favorites lose opening hockey game to Slovakia

GANGNEUNG, South Korea – The latest iteration of the Russian Red Machine started its Olympic hockey tournament against Slovakia on Wednesday and lost 3-2. The Russians gave up a two-goal lead as...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Chris Froome returns to cycling despite doping investigation

MALAGA, Spain – Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome returned to racing on Wednesday despite being under investigation by cycling’s world governing body for failing a doping test. Froome...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

U.S. ski star Mikaela Shiffrin in holding pattern at Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – The start of Mikaela Shiffrin’s bid for multiple medals at the 2018 Olympics was delayed yet again when the women’s slalom was postponed from Wednesday to Friday because...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports