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Czechs deal Canada first loss since Vancouver in shootout

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 3:19am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Petr Koukal and Jan Kovar scored in the shootout to give the Czech Republic a 3-2 win on Saturday and hand two-time defending gold medal winner Canada their first Olympic men's ice hockey loss since the Vancouver Games in 2010.

'America's sweetheart' Rippon has his Olympic moment

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 2:59am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - If Pyeongchang proves to be Adam Rippon's figure skating swan song then "America's sweetheart" will look back on the Winter Games without an ounce of regret.

South Korea province considers plan to host Asia games with North Korea: Yonhap

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 2:36am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A South Korean province is considering a proposal to co-host the 2021 Asian Winter Games with North Korea in a bid to strengthen inter-Korean ties, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency said on Saturday, quoting provincial governor Choi Moon-soon.

After Olympic finale, Chan looks forward to time at home

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 2:35am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada's Patrick Chan walked away from his final Olympic Games on Saturday with a gold medal in the team event and ninth place in the men's competition. Now, he just wants to spend time at home.

Vonn devastated by senseless Florida school shooting

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 1:43am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American skier Lindsey Vonn said she was devastated by news of a shooting at a Florida high school this week that killed 17 people and she sent her support to the victims and their families as she competes at the Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Czechs prevail in shootout against Canada to top group

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 1:42am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Petr Koukal and Jan Kovar scored in the shootout to lift the Czech Republic past Canada 3-2 and put themselves in pole position to win their group in the men's Olympic ice hockey tournament's preliminary round on Saturday.

Hanyu defends Olympic title, Uno takes silver

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 12:36am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu took gold in the men's singles competition on Saturday despite several mistakes in an otherwise mesmerising programme, becoming the first man in 66 years to defend his Olympic title and giving Japan its first Pyeongchang gold.

Czechs prevail in shootout against Canada

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 12:31am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Czech Republic beat Canada 3-2 in a shootout on Saturday in a back-and-forth preliminary game in the men's Olympic ice hockey tournament.

Nishikori reaches New York semi-finals with comeback win

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 12:29am
(Reuters) - Japan's Kei Nishikori survived his toughest test since his return to the ATP Tour, having to come back from behind to beat Radu Albot 4-6 6-3 6-1 on Friday to reach the semi-final of the New York Open.

Russians romp into women's semi-finals with Swiss rout

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:53pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Olympic Athletes from Russia team trounced Switzerland 6-2 in an entertaining clash at the Kwandong Hockey Centre on Saturday to book a spot in the semi-finals of the women's Olympic ice hockey tournament.

Chen leads after historic performance, Hanyu, Fernandez still to skate

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:42pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Quadruple jump specialist Nathan Chen rebounded from a terrible short program with a historic free skate on Saturday that put him in the lead of the men's singles competition, with top contenders Yuzuru Hanyu and Javier Fernandez left to skate.

Wind, snow and frozen phones: How to survive the coldest Olympics

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:38pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - Before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics began on Feb 9, Magnus Strom and his Reuters colleague Sylvain Marchandise, both experienced skiers, spent five days on a frigid mountain, skiing to locations on the alpine skiing course. They laid hundreds of meters of cable a day so Reuters journalists can send pictures and text stories down from the slopes to editors in the media center.

Woods misses cut at Riviera after eight bogeys

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 7:59pm
(Reuters) - A struggling Tiger Woods failed to make the cut at the Genesis Open in California on Friday as he shot eight bogeys in a round of five-over-par 76.

Woods commits to play next week in Honda Classic

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 6:29pm
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods has committed to play in next week's Honda Classic, marking the first time in three years he has entered in tournaments on successive weeks, the PGA Tour event said on Friday.

Pyeongchang winds return to delay women's super-G

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 6:15pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The high winds which wreaked havoc on the Alpine skiing schedule at Pyeongchang Olympics earlier this week returned on Saturday to delay the women's super-G race.

Ageless Federer rides his time machine back to the top

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 5:11pm
LONDON (Reuters) - They know a thing or two about time in Switzerland -- their cuckoo clocks, expensive wristwatches and unerring railway timetables are proof of that.

Back on top, Federer becomes oldest ATP world number one

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 2:35pm
(Reuters) - Roger Federer added yet another record to his vast collection when he guaranteed becoming the oldest ATP world number one by beating Dutchman Robin Haase 4-6 6-1 6-1 to reach the semi-finals in Rotterdam on Friday.

Injured Halep pulls out after reaching Qatar Open semi-finals

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 1:15pm
(Reuters) - Simona Halep pulled out of the Qatar Open with a right foot injury shortly after she reached the semi-final with a dominant 6-0 6-4 win over American qualifier Catherine Bellis on Friday.

ATP says 'no evidence' Harrison made racist remarks

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:49pm
(Reuters) - The ATP said on Friday it found no evidence that Ryan Harrison directed racist remarks at fellow American Donald Young during their stormy first-round match at the New York Open.

Rallying: Hyundai fill top three slots after day one in Sweden

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:27pm
(Reuters) - Thierry Neuville led a Hyundai one-two-three after the first full day of action over the snowy stages of Rally Sweden on Friday.