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US win first ice hockey gold in 20 years

The US women yesterday captured Olympic ice hockey gold for the first time in 20 years after a dramatic 3-2 shoot-out triumph over four-time defending champions Canada. Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored the deciding shoot-out goal after five shots for each team ended deadlocked 2-2. She faked aFULL STORY

Court says Russian curler admits doping, loses medal

Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky was yesterday stripped of his Pyeongchang Winter Olympics bronze medal after admitting doping, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said. The 25-year-old was one of 168 Russian athletes who passed rigorous testing to compete as neutrals in Pyeongchang after Russia were bannedFULL STORY

Wise wins US’ third halfpipe gold medal

At least the US have the Phoenix Snow Park halfpipe. Freestyle skier David Wise yesterday successfully defended his gold medal, breaking through on his final run to give the US their third gold medal in the halfpipe at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Wise wiped out on hisFULL STORY

Lady luck smiles on ‘old man’ Myhrer at last for slalom gold

Four years ago, Andre Myhrer was in second place going into the deciding run of the Olympic slalom, but failed to finish the course as he struggled with an injured knee. The fortune that deserted the Swede then was firmly back on his side yesterday asFULL STORY

Gisin denies Shiffrin gold in alpine combined

Switzerland’s Michelle Gisin yesterday consigned American Mikaela Shiffrin to silver after storming to victory in the Olympic women’s alpine combined. Gisin, third-fastest after the opening downhill, displayed nerves of steel in the slalom to clock an aggregate time of 2 minutes, 20.90 seconds. “It’s amazing to beFULL STORY

Taiwan beat Japan 70-69 to remain in contention

By Jason Pan

Taiwan yesterday edged Japan 70-69 for their first International Basketball Federation World Cup Asian Zone Group B victory and remain hopeful of advancing. It was a close encounter throughout in Yokohama, Japan, with the score level numerous times before the visitors secured the lead and hungFULL STORY

Lee storms to share of Thailand lead

Three-time tour winner Minjee Lee of Australia yesterday finished with a superb eagle putt to be among the four leaders after day one of the Honda LPGA Thailand at the Siam Country Club. Lee sank a 45-foot putt on the 18th hole to card a six-under-parFULL STORY

Mavericks owner Cuban fined for tanking comments

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was fined US$600,000 for public statements detrimental to the NBA, league commissioner Adam Silver announced on Wednesday. On Monday’s episode of the House Call with Dr. J podcast, Cuban said it was in the Mavericks’ best interest to lose games onFULL STORY

Pyeongchang Games: Bjoergen sets record for Winter medals2018-02-22

The 15-year-old Alina Zagitova yesterday stole the show in figure skating, as US skier Lindsey Vonn took bronze in her final Olympic downhill and Norway’s Marit Bjoergen became the most successful athlete in Winter Games history. Zagitova was breathtaking in the Russian-dominated short program, breaking theFULL STORY

Pyeongchang Games: S Koreans angry after speed skaters abandon teammate2018-02-22

Two South Korean speed skaters are facing growing calls for them to be banned from the national team after they appeared to blame a teammate for their failure to reach the semi-finals of the women’s team pursuit at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Kim Bo-reum and ParkFULL STORY

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