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  • Winter Olympics 2018: day 16 from Pyeongchang – live!

    Latest medal table | Full event scheduleFeel free to get in touch on email or tweet @Kate_ohalloran 4.58am GMT Hello everyone and welcome to the final day of Winter Olympics action. I’ll be here shortly to update you on what has happened today, with several final gold medals decided, and one still in play. We’ll also have a final live blog launch later to cover all the festivities from the closing ceremony, with some controversy already with the IOC banning athletes from marching under the...

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  • Tiger Woods’ late errors dent his big charge at Honda Classic

    • American’s resurgence halted by missed chances on way to 69• ‘I still believe I have a shot going into tomorrow’ But for a series of missed opportunities, Tiger Woods would begin day four with an outstanding chance of ending his wait for a PGA Tour victory that stretches back to 2013. The 14-times major champion, amid what is now more resurgence than return from a fourth back operation, should still play a key part in the tournament denouement but day three promised so much more. Continue...

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  • Jonathan Martin questioned after Instagram gun post threatens former team-mates

    Post by former NFL player also causes closing of former schoolLineman was bullied by former Dolphins team-matesFormer Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin spurred the shutdown of his former high school and was questioned by police after a menacing Instagram post appeared on his account. The post from Martin, who has struggled with mental health issues after a 2013 bullying scandal that shook the NFL, showed a shotgun and referred by name to the private Harvard-Westlake prep school in...

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  • Winter Olympics day 15 – in pictures

    Ester Ledecka wins the snowboard parallel giant slalom, Billy Morgan takes bronze in big air, mass start speed skating and Ivanka Trump: all the latest pictures from the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang Continue reading...

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  • USA topple Sweden to cap fairytale run with first ever Olympic curling gold

    USA win first gold medal in curling with 10-7 win over SwedenJohn Shuster strikes decisive blow with five-point eighth endThe United States have won their first ever gold medal in curling with a stunning upset of Sweden on Saturday afternoon, capping a fairytale run from the brink of elimination from group play less than a week ago. A back-and-forth match settled in a 5-all tie through seven ends before the US broke through with a five-point end in the eighth. Continue reading...

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  • Winter Olympics 2018: day 15 from Pyeongchang – live!

    Latest medal table | Full event scheduleFeel free to get in touch with Richard on email 5.14am GMT Afternoon everyone, thanks for joining me for the penultimate day of icy action from Pyeongchang. After two weeks of thrills, spills and chills, the finish line is in sight – although, speaking literally, that’s almost cruelly untrue for the men’s Cross-country skiers, who have just started a 50km jaunt through Alpensia. Let’s hope someone’s got some mulled wine and a log fire waiting for them at...

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  • Revived Tiger Woods insists he can win from four shots back at Honda Classic

    • Former world No 1 makes the cut in Florida despite late wobble• Luke List and Jamie Lovemark share lead at three under par For Tiger Woods to remain part of the Honda Classic equation after the cut is notable enough. For the 14-times major champion to be in the top 10, as he was for a spell on Friday, was the stuff of Florida fairytale. There was to be no dream scenario, as befitting the encounters with harsh reality he has become accustomed to just when progress appears rapid. Woods has...

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  • Germany beat Canada in huge ice hockey upset at Winter Olympics

    Nine-time champions beaten by team rated at 60-1 before OlympicsGermany hold off late rally by Canadians to set up final with OARCanada’s topsy-turvy Olympics continued on Friday as Germany stunned the nine-time Olympic champions 4-3 in the men’s ice hockey semi-finals. The defeat came a day after Canada’s women’s hockey team were denied a fifth-straight gold in a shootout against the US and amid the disappointment of missing out on curling medals. Without their NHL stars, Canada were outplayed...

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  • USA once dominated women's figure skating. So what happened?

    American women used to be a fixture on the skating podium at the Winter Olympics. But now failure is the new normal A mentally spent Mirai Nagasu told reporters she couldn’t wait to fly home after ending her Olympics on Friday afternoon with a disappointing and anticlimactic free skate, sounding mostly relieved it was over. None of the US contingent of Bradie Tennell (who finished ninth), Nagasu (10th) and Karen Chen (11th) skated cleanly in the women’s singles here, marking the first time an...

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  • USTA faces huge bill for fall that ended Eugenie Bouchard's 2015 season

    Canadian was left concussed after slipping on wet floor World ranking slumped after accident at Flushing MeadowsThe United States Tennis Association (USTA) is facing a large compensation pay-out after a New York court ruled it bears most of the blame for Eugenie Bouchard’s fall at the 2015 US Open. The Canadian sued the organisers of the grand slam tournament after she slipped on a recently cleaned tiled floor in the trainers’ room. “I was laying there shocked, staring at the ceiling,” she...

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  • Team USA projected to fall well short of Winter Olympic medal target

    Americans were aiming to win 37 medals heading into the GamesAthletes such as Nathan Chen and Lindsey Jacobellis missed medalsIt was a sweeping goal, spelled out on a colorful, full-screen slide and presented to leaders of the US Olympic Committee in a meeting last year. Team USA’s target was to win 37 medals at the Pyeongchang Games. Heading into the final 48 hours of action, the United States had 21. Even if things were to go well over the handful of remaining events, the team will fall more...

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  • Bubba Wallace, Nascar's African American star, takes on tracks and the trolls

    The genial 24-year-old held his mother in a teary embrace after his second place at the Daytona 500 last weekend. Now the hard work begins The enduring image from last Sunday’s Daytona 500 isn’t of race winner Austin Dillon easing into Victory Lane behind the wheel of the black No3 Chevrolet made famous by Dale Earnhardt Sr. It isn’t Danica Patrick bowing out of Nascar for good in a seven-car pileup. Instead, it is Desiree Wallace crashing a post-race news conference to congratulate her son, a...

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  • Winter Olympics 2018: day 14 from Pyeongchang – live!

    Latest medal table | Full event scheduleFeel free to get in touch on email or tweet @mike_hytner 6.13am GMT So we have a bit of time to reflect on what we’ve already seen today. In the ski-cross, Canada took out gold and silver thanks to two athletes who know each other well – Kelsey Serwa and Brittany Phelan are not only team-mates, they are best friends and room-mates too. In true pro athlete style though, they were quick to wheel out the old ‘friends away from the sport but fierce rivals...

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  • Alina Zagitova, 15, wins Olympic figure skating title for OAR's first gold medal

    Zagitova, 15, outduels Evgenia Medvedeva to win gold medalCanada’s Kaetlyn Osmond takes bronze with season-best skateNo US woman finishes in the top six for first time at OlympicsAlina Zagitova has won the women’s figure skating competition, becoming the first Russian gold medalist at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The 15-year-old Zagitova edged her friend and training partner Evgenia Medvedeva to end the gold drought for the Olympic Athletes from Russia. That’s the designation given to the nation’s...

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  • Winter Olympics women's figure skating free program: Mirai Nagasu in action – live!

    Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva battle for gold medalEmail [email protected] or tweet @duresportLatest medal table | Full event schedule 12.58am GMT We’ll start in about 10 minutes, which will be 8:08 p.m. ET. The rest of these times are also ET. (Phone home.) 9:18 p.m.: Kailani Crane, Australia 12.50am GMT But first, the music ... Best selections and their place in the start order: Continue reading...

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  • Tiger Woods round in level par as Noren sets Honda Classic pace at five-under

    • Former world No 1 got to two-under after four holes and briefly led• Justin Thomas and Morgan Hoffman both round in three-under 67s The umpteenth coming of Tiger Woods remains captivating viewing. So many elements of day one at the Honda Classic felt just like old times. By 9am on Thursday, Woods sat atop a leaderboard for the first time since a brief but identical position at the Wyndham Championship of 2015. Profanity, a club slam into the turf in frustration and basic errors were among what...

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  • Shani Davis, America's most important Winter Olympian, reaches his end game

    The speedskater has been attacked for skipping the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang. But he has helped transform winter sports in the US Early last Saturday a group of mostly African American children from a club inspired by the speedskater Shani Davis gathered to watch a woman who had once been in their position competing in the Olympics. Halfway around the world, Maame Biney smiled as she glided to the starting line for her first 1500m heat. “There she is,” a child shouted from before the...

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  • Mikaela Shiffrin never had to be the Michael Phelps of skiing

    The pressure on the 22-year-old to deliver a haul of golds at these Winter Olympics was immense. But now she has time and experience on her side By no sane metric could Mikaela Shiffrin’s second Olympics, which concluded on Thursday afternoon with her silver medal in the alpine combined to go with last week’s giant slalom gold, be fairly assessed as anything but a success. She competed in three events in Pyeongchang after the weather conspired to spoil her ambitious bid for a record-breaking...

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  • Dirk Nowitzki: harassment and assault claims against Mavericks 'disgusting'

    SI report details allegations of violence and harassment within franchiseOwner Mark Cuban has launched independent investigationDallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki has expressed his dismay after a Sports Illustrated investigation alleged the franchise is a hostile workplace for women. The story detailed how one team employee had a history of violence against women within the organization while former CEO Terdema Ussery was alleged to have sexually harassed a number of colleagues. One former...

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  • Mikaela Shiffrin takes silver in alpine combined as Lindsey Vonn skies off

    Switzerland’s Michelle Gizin wins the gold in alpine combinedShiffrin takes silver as Vonn skis off course in afternoon slalomMikaela Shiffrin added another Olympic medal to her collection with a silver in Thursday’s women’s alpine combined as Lindsey Vonn, who led the field after the morning’s downhill portion, made an early mistake in the afternoon slalom and skied out near the top of the course in what’s likely the final race of a storied Winter Games career. Related: Winter Olympics 2018:...

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  • Winter Olympics 2018: day 13 from Pyeongchang – live!

    Latest medal table | Full event scheduleFeel free to get in touch on email or tweet @Claire_Phipps 6.07am GMT My colleague Eleanor Ainge Roy reports from New Zealand: Sixteen-year-old Zoi Sadowski-Synnott has just achieved her dream - a bronze medal in the women’s snowboard big air as well as personal congratulations from the New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern.Huge congratulations to Snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott for your bronze medal win!! You’ve done us so proud. #PyeongChang2018 I...

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  • Winter Olympics women's ice hockey final: USA v Canada – live!

    Old rivals meet in Pyeongchang to battle for goldEmail [email protected] or tweet @DJGalloEtcLatest medal table | Full event schedule 4.16am GMT Canada 0-0 United States, 16:19 1st period And there is the first official shot of the game. Blayre Turnbull of Canada tries a wrap-around on her backhand, but Rooney smothers it easily. 4.14am GMT Canada 0-0 United States, 17:23 1st period We have our first stoppage of the game as the puck is swatted out of play. Both teams are feeling...

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  • David Wise overcomes broken binding to clinch US 1-2 in ski halfpipe

    USA win seventh gold of Games behind Wise’s clutch final run16-year-old New Zealander Nico Porteous wins bronzeJamie Anderson adds big air silver to last week’s slopestyle goldUSA’s David Wise successfully defended his Olympic halfpipe title, breaking through on his final run to give the United States its third gold in the Phoenix Snow Park halfpipe. Wise wiped out on his first two runs – apparently due to a defective binding – before sneaking past countryman Alex Ferreira on his third with a...

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  • Winter Olympics men's ski halfpipe final: USA aim for podium sweep – live!

    New Zealand also hopeful of medals in PyeongchangEmail [email protected] or tweet @duresportLatest medal table | Full event schedule 2.01am GMT Don’t know a cab from a cork? (Shouldn’t the cork be removed before consuming a nice cab?) Here’s the best explanation of such things that I’ve found. For judging purposes, just think “air” and “variety.” Judges want to see skiers go high in the air and demonstrate a diverse array of tricks. They can diversity things by spinning with...

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