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Contingent Of Teenagers Rock Pyeongchang

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 15:19

Teens from all over the world made the cut to represent their countries at the Winter Games. Youthful energy and savvy social media have propelled many to Olympic stardom.

(Image credit: David J. Phillip/AP)

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Golden roar: Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu displays mastery in defense of his Olympic title

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 15:05

Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu rose to the occasion to defend his Olympic figure skating title and American champion Nathan Chen nearly rose from the depths of 17th place to grab a medal, propelled to fifth place by a powerful performance that featured an Olympic-record five clean quadruple jumps.

The men’s...

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An angry Nathan Chen makes history with five clean quads, but comes just short of an Olympic medal

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 14:55

Don’t be deceived by the warm smile and understated sense of humor. There’s a fighter inside of Nathan Chen.

That part of Chen emerged in furious and spectacular fashion in the free skate segment of the men’s figure skating competition Saturday, a day after a disastrous short program that eliminated...

Categories: US SPORTS

Lindsey Vonn's long road back to the Olympics ends with one bad turn

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 14:50

The final stage of Lindsey Vonn’s journey back to the Olympics wound past lonely farmhouses and ice-choked rivers along the narrow road up to the Jeongseon Alpine Centre.

The most successful women’s skier in World Cup history waited almost eight years to return, suffering through heartbreak and...

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Bobsled Team Represents Nigeria Loosely, but Women Truly

US Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 14:07
The team’s three women were born in the United States, but they have attracted a following for their aim to inspire a generation of women to follow in their footsteps.
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Ester Ledecka of Czech Republic wins surprise gold in Olympic super-G; mistake costs Lindsey Vonn a medal

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 13:58
Ester Ledecka of Czech Republic wins surprise gold in Olympic super-G; mistake costs Lindsey Vonn a medal.
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Bishop Montgomery dominates St. John Bosco in playoff opener to remain undefeated

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 13:50

In a gym that was filled to capacity to see the No. 1 high school basketball team in California, Torrance Bishop Montgomery gave its fans every indication that the best is yet to come.

Opening the Southern Section Open Division playoffs healthy and at full strength for the first time this season,...

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Checking Facts and Falsehoods About Gun Violence and Mental Illness After Parkland Shooting

FiveThirtyEight - Sat, 2018-02-17 13:47
Paul Ryan, Bernie Sanders and others stated facts and falsehoods in the wake of the Parkland Shooting.
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Winnie the Pooh vs. Soohorang

US Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 13:36
Yuzuru Hanyu loves the famous yellow bear and uses it as a good-luck charm. But Olympic rules discourage Hanyu from using one during competition.
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Lakers' young guns get a close look at 'The Process' in Rising Stars Challenge

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 13:35

That Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram’s team lost to Team World 155-124 in the Rising Stars Challenge Friday night is of little consequence.

That Kuzma, Ingram and the injured Lonzo Ball were on the opposite side of the court of Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Dario Saric? Well, that might...

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Nathan Chen Turns Page, Makes Olympic History By Landing 6 Quads

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 13:33

In a huge comeback, Nathan Chen spun around four times in the air during six jumps on the second and final day of the men's singles figure skating competition.

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As Kenya Political Stalemate Drags On, U.S. Becomes a Target

FiveThirtyEight - Sat, 2018-02-17 13:16
The opposition coalition is beginning to fray, but some of its supporters are doubling down — by burning American flags.
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College basketball: St. Bonaventure upsets No. 16 Rhode Island 77-74

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 12:50

Standing alone with the ball under the basket, St. Bonaventure forward LaDarien Griffin had only one thought come to mind.

“Don't miss,” Griffin said of his dunk with 21.5 seconds remaining that provided the go-ahead points in the Bonnies 77-74 win over Rhode Island, and snapped the 16th-ranked...

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What’s Inside Johnny Weir’s Hotel Room at the Olympics

US Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 12:49
Weir, the NBC figure skating announcer, brought 13 suitcases to South Korea (his broadcast partner, Tara Lipinski, brought nine). So many shoes. Oh, and the jackets! “Everything has meaning,” he said. “It isn’t just a sparkly jacket.”
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Trump Visits Florida Hospital That Treated School Shooting Victims

FiveThirtyEight - Sat, 2018-02-17 12:46
“It’s very sad something like that could happen,” a solemn Mr. Trump told reporters afterward.
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Laura Ingraham’s Comments on LeBron James Draw Criticism From Dwyane Wade

US Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 12:33
The N.B.A. star was reacting to the Fox News host’s mocking comments toward his former teammate, LeBron James.
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Alleged Ex-Trump Paramour Says 'Catch And Kill' Practice Kept Her Quiet

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 12:23

Karen McDougal spoke to The New Yorker, in her first on-the-record remarks about an agreement she signed with the National Enquirer's parent company about the alleged 2006 affair.

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Galaxy worry about Bradford Jamieson's future after repeated concussions

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 12:00

Bradford Jamieson IV will miss the start of the MLS season and there is concern the rest of his career may also be in doubt after the Galaxy forward sustained the latest in a series of concussions in training last month.

Jamieson, 21, banged heads with teammate Jorgen Skjelvik during practice on...

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Johnny Sauter dedicates Truck Series win at Daytona to crew chief

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 11:55

Johnny Sauter wanted to win this race, maybe as badly as any other.

Sauter won the season-opening NASCAR Truck Series race Friday night and dedicated it to crew chief Joe Shear Jr., whose wife died unexpectedly in late December.

“I didn't have one nerve,” said Sauter, who finished second in points...

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Exasperated military judge halts USS Cole bombing case

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 11:29
Critics say episode shows court system set up at Guantanamo Bay is imploding.
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