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Wind, ice and cold are making this Olympics too wintry

By GRAHAM DUNBAR and HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writers PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Winter Olympics are supposed to be cold, of course. Just maybe not THIS cold. Wind and ice pellets left Olympic snowboarders simply trying to stay upright in conditions that many felt were unfit for ...

Mascots come first, then medals for Olympic champions

By DAVID BRANDT, AP Sports Writer PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The joy on Jamie Anderson's face as she celebrated her victory in women's slopestyle snowboarding is a timeless Olympic moment. The cute little stuffed tiger in her right hand is a new twist. After winning gold, silver or ...

Gionta, Wisniewski could be NHL-bound right after Olympics

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The next flights Brian Gionta and James Wisniewski take could land them back in the NHL. As the longtime NHL veterans try to win a medal for the United States at the Olympics, their agents are talking to teams about getting ...

Schelling’ 8th win ties goalie mark as Swiss beat Japan 3-1

By TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Switzerland's Florence Schelling put on a defensive show to tie the Olympic record for most wins by a goaltender. Even if she insists she didn't know she was that close to the mark set by Canada's Kim St. Pierre. Schelling ...

Gold medal for Anderson but a black eye for snowboarding

By EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Jamie Anderson will almost certainly spend more time gazing at her newest Olympic gold medal than watching replays of the slopestyle run she put down to win it. Nobody, not even the Olympic champion, would want to re-live ...

Norwegians employ ‘team tactics’ to win cross-country medals

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Martin Johnsrud Sundby isn’t worried about winning an Olympic gold medal for himself, as long as a Norwegian is standing on the top step of the podium. While cross-country skiing is primarily an individual sport, the Norwegians excel at using what they ...

Canada gets skating gold, American Anderson wins slopestyle

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Canada skated to the gold it had been dreaming about for four years. American Jamie Anderson got another to match the one she won in Sochi. The Canadians kicked off the third day of full competition at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Monday by winning the ...

Schelling’ 8th win ties goalie mark as Swiss beat Japan 3-1

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Switzerland’s Florence Schelling put on a defensive show to tie the Olympic record for most wins by a goaltender. Even if she insists she didn’t know she was that close to the mark set by Canada’s Kim St. Pierre. Schelling made 37 saves Monday for her ...

Gionta, Wisniewski could be NHL-bound right after Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The next flights Brian Gionta and James Wisniewski take could land them back in the NHL. As the longtime NHL veterans try to win a medal for the United States at the Olympics, their agents are talking to teams about getting them contracts once the tournament ...

Wind, ice and cold are making this Olympics too wintry

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Winter Olympics are supposed to be cold, of course. Just maybe not THIS cold. Wind and ice pellets left Olympic snowboarders simply trying to stay upright in conditions that many felt were unfit for competition, the best ski jumpers on the planet dealing ...

Gold Canada: Team competition a romp for Team Canada

By BARRY WILNER, AP Sports Writer GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Gold Canada. While the stars of Monday's Olympic free skates were a Russian and an American woman, Canada's deep squad grabbed the team gold medal it so desperately sought. The top spot was clinched when Gabrielle Daleman ...

What to watch from Pyeongchang — Day 3

By MAGAN CRANE, Associated Press PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Don't let the Monday blues get you down — the Olympic Games are going strong in Pyeongchang. Here are some things to watch for to take your mind off the weekday grind. All times Eastern: SNOWBOARDING The women will hit the ...

N. Korean ski coach: It’s an ‘honor’ to compete in Olympics

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's Alpine skiing coach says it's an "honor" to compete at the Pyeongchang Olympics, though he doesn't expect much from any of his three athletes. North Korea is sending 22 athletes, including the Alpine skiers, to ...

Women’s giant slalom to run same day as men’s downhill

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The women's giant slalom featuring Mikaela Shiffrin has been rescheduled for Thursday, the same day as the men's downhill at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The first two events on the Alpine skiing schedule were postponed because of strong wind. Both will be ...

Women’s giant slalom postponed because of strong winds

By The Associated Press PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The women's giant slalom has been postponed because of strong wind, the second Alpine skiing race called off at the Olympics. The giant slalom, which was set to be U.S. star Mikaela Shiffrin's first event of these Winter Games, was put ...

Kenworthy embracing LGBT flag-bearer role in Pyeongchang

By JOHN LEICESTER, AP Sports Writer PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — At the Sochi Games, he was the medal-winning athlete who overshadowed that achievement by rescuing five stray dogs. In Pyeongchang, he's vacuuming up attention with his "We're here. We're queer. Get used to it" posts and ...

Canadian women blank Russians 5-0 to open Olympic play

By TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The Canadians are at the Pyeongchang Games with a purpose and have even named their push to continue dominating women's hockey at the Olympics. They call it "Drive for Five," and Canada kicked off its bid for a fifth ...