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American figure skater Vincent Zhou is brilliant, bemusing

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The personality of American figure skater Vincent Zhou, who made his Olympic debut with a superb short program Friday, was neatly summed up by his social media response to a fan who recently asked what era he would visit if he ...

Lindsey Vonn’s opener, super-G, delayed because of wind

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Lindsey Vonn's first race at the Pyeongchang Olympics is the latest to be delayed because of strong winds. The start for the women's super-G has been pushed back by an hour to Saturday at noon local time (Friday at 10 p.m. ET). Vonn was drawn to be the first ...

2 Kings lead World past US 155-124 in Rising Stars game

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Buddy Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic got the NBA's All-Star weekend off to a running start. Hield scored 29 points, and his Sacramento Kings teammate won the MVP award with 26 points and seven 3-pointers in the World's 155-124 victory over the U.S. team in the Rising Stars ...

First at last: Earnhardt’s lone 500 victory still resonates

By Dan Gelson and Mark Long AP Sports Writers DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt was NASCAR's "Intimidator," winning his first Cup championship in only his second full season. Earnhardt had achieved about all there was to do in NASCAR by 1998, including a record-tying seven Cup ...

Tough day for top Americans at Pyeongchang Olympics

By David Brandt AP Sports Writer PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It was a rough day in Pyeongchang for Mikaela Shiffrin and Nathan Chen. The 22-year-old Shiffrin finished fourth in the women's Olympic slalom on Friday, failing to win her second medal in as many days. She won gold in the ...

Tough day for top Americans at Pyeongchang Olympics

By DAVID BRANDT, AP Sports Writer PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It was a rough day in Pyeongchang for Mikaela Shiffrin and Nathan Chen. The 22-year-old Shiffrin finished fourth in the women's Olympic slalom on Friday, failing to win her second medal in as many days. She won gold in the ...

One for Speedy: US aerials skier hopes to land a Hurricane

By EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — If the conditions are right, American freestyle skier Mac Bohonnon will pay tribute to one of his sport's most fascinating and beloved characters. And if that goes well, he might find himself with an Olympic medal hanging ...

Jacobellis leaves empty-handed again, but not feeling beaten

By EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — In many ways, Lindsey Jacobellis walked away from these Olympics the same as she has from all the previous ones. She is still the best-known figure in her sport. She is still without a gold medal. The 32-year-old American ...

Humble, kind and fair: Can curling cure our troubled world?

By KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The world, some fret, is falling apart. Politicians spar viciously on social media. Leaders lie. Former heroes fall like dominoes amid endless scandals. Cruelty has come to feel commonplace. But never fear: We have ...

American figure skater Vincent Zhou is brilliant, bemusing

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The personality of American figure skater Vincent Zhou, who made his Olympic debut with a superb short program Friday, was neatly summed up by his social media response to a fan who recently asked what era he would visit if he ...