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Colts’ Vinatieri gets new deal, chance to set scoring record

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Adam Vinatieri has signed a one-year contract extension with the Indianapolis Colts. And at 45 he could break the NFL's career scoring record next season Financial details were not immediately available Thursday but he made $3 million last season. Vinatieri will again be ...

Goalie Maddie Rooney delivers gold medal performance for US

By Teresa M. Walker AP Sports Writer GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Maddie Rooney couldn’t stop smiling. She was on top of her game, and it didn’t seem to matter that it was a shootout against the powerhouse Canadians. The first shootout in an Olympic women’s final. With a gold ...

US curlers to play for Olympic gold after upsetting Canada

By KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — 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 ...

Wise goes for it, and comes out with another Olympic gold

By EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer 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 ...

Column: US-Canada women’s hockey classic makes us forget NHL

By PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Columnist GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Who needs the NHL? We're good with Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson pulling off the sickest of moves — her shoulders dipping to and fro, her blades cutting this way and that, her magic wand of a stick guiding the puck past a ...

Germany wins Olympic gold in Nordic combined team event

By JIM ARMSTRONG, AP Sports Writer 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 ...

Sturm could parlay Olympic success into NHL coaching job

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Marco Sturm wants to coach in the NHL. He's having quite the audition coaching Germany at the Olympics. Sturm has the underdog Germans in the semifinals, where he faces heavily favored Canada on Friday. At just 39, Sturm is ...

US women beat Canada for gold in a 3-2 shootout thriller

By TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — 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 ...

South Koreans call for skaters to be booted from games

By KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Thousands of South Koreans are calling for two speedskaters to be expelled from the Olympics after they left their slower teammate behind in a race defined by teamwork and walked away as she quietly sobbed at the stadium in ...

Shiffrin gets silver in Vonn’s last Olympic race; Gisin wins

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writer JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — 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 ...