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Tied for 6th, Vonn points to key mistake; also erred earlier

JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Lindsey Vonn’s first Olympic race in eight years included one obvious, late mistake that she was sure cost her a medal — maybe even the gold. Truth is, the American generally considered the greatest female ski racer in history botched things in the upper ...

Kovalchuk scores twice, Russians outclass US 4-0 at Olympics

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The blistering pace on the ice and the atmosphere in the arena was reminiscent of the epic showdown between the United States and Russia in Sochi four years ago. That’s where the similarities end. When the teams met again at the Olympics on Saturday night ...

World’s best male Alpine skier vies for 2nd Pyeongchang gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The world's best male Alpine skier, Marcel Hirscher, will compete for his second gold medal of the Pyeongchang Olympics. Hirscher starts as the favorite in the giant slalom Sunday at Yongpyong Alpine Center. He's already got a gold medal from his first event, ...

Canadian women curlers finally get Olympic win, beat US 11-3

By KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Canada heaved a collective sigh of relief on Sunday after the defending world champion women's curling team finally nabbed its first win of the Olympic round robin, a much-needed victory for a team that had inexplicably ...

No. 2 Michigan St. rallies from 27 down, beats Northwestern

By Andrew Seligman AP Sports Writer ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo had a simple request after his team staged one of the biggest rallies in NCAA history: Try not to make it a 28-point comeback next time. Cassius Winston scored 17 points, and the second-ranked ...

King of large hill, Stoch wins Olympic gold in ski jumping

By JIM ARMSTRONG, AP Sports Writer PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — After missing the podium a week ago, defending Olympic champion Kamil Stoch came up big on the large hill. The 30-year-old Polish ski jumper had leaps of 135 and 136.5 meters for 285.7 points to win the gold medal on the ...

Kovalchuk scores twice, Russians outclass US 4-0 at Olympics

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The blistering pace on the ice and the atmosphere in the arena was reminiscent of the epic showdown between the United States and Russia in Sochi four years ago. That's where the similarities end. When the teams met again at ...

Self-proclaimed ‘icon’ Adam Rippon takes final Olympic skate

By JAKE SEINER, AP Sports Writer GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Adam Rippon put his hands over his face and let the cheers wash over. He waved and smiled, and when the crowd kept clapping, he jumped where he stood and swung his arms to egg them on. Ever the showman, and with his trademark ...

Marit Bjoergen ties Winter Olympic record with 13th medal

By STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Marit Bjoergen moved into a tie for the most career Winter Olympic medals after helping the Norwegian women win the 4x5-kilometer cross-country relay on Saturday. Sweden finished second while a team of Russians were third. The ...

Cleared by doctors, freeskier wins silver after head injury

By EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Mathilde Gremaud concedes she does not remember her head slamming onto the slopestyle course during training, or much of anything that happened in the aftermath. Those may sound like telltale signs of someone reeling from ...