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John Shuster to skip the US men’s curling team at the Olympics again

John Shuster to skip the US men’s curling team at the Olympics again

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John Shuster to skip the US men's curling team at the Olympics again   John Shuster led his rink to victory at the U.S. Olympic Curling Trials and punched his ticket to a fourth Olympics John Shuster will skip the U.S. Olympic men's curling team for a third straight Olympics after leading his team to a second straight playoff victory at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for curling. Despite his long and decorated resume--Olympic bronze medal from the 2006 Torino Winter Games, where he played lead, plus experience skipping his current team  into the top five at the last three world championships and winning bronze in 2016--the Olympic berth didn't come easy for 35-year-old Shuster. Curler John Shuster on his hidden talent, personal motto and how being a parent made h
2018 NBA All-Star Game score, highlights: Team LeBron squeaks past Team Stephen

2018 NBA All-Star Game score, highlights: Team LeBron squeaks past Team Stephen

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2018 NBA All-Star Game score, highlights: Team LeBron squeaks past Team Stephen The 2018 NBA All-Star Game is in the books. Featuring a new format, the game pitted Team LeBron against Team Stephen. The teams, as has been well documented, were picked playground style a few weeks ago by the two captains, LeBron James and Stephen Curry. The night got off to a bizarre start, with a lengthy sketch comedy routine featuring Kevin Hart and a number of other celebrities. Then, following the player introductions, it was time for the national anthems. And, well, the American rendition did not go so well. Not only was everyone on social media clowning Fergie for her ridiculous rendition, but so too were the players on the court, who could be seen laughing. But finally, the game got un...
These 5 cities could host NFL Draft in 2019, 2020 | Is New York or Philadelphia in the running?

These 5 cities could host NFL Draft in 2019, 2020 | Is New York or Philadelphia in the running?

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These 5 cities could host NFL Draft in 2019, 2020 | Is New York or Philadelphia in the running? Remember when the NFL Draft was a staple of the spring calendar at Radio City Music Hall? Well, it isn't coming back anytime soon. The NFL put the draft in New York in 1965 and held it there until 2015, when scheduling conflicts at Radio City Music Hall prompted the league to leave the Big Apple entirely and go to Chicago in back-to-back years. Philadelphia hosted in 2017, Dallas will host in April and now there are five franchises who are finalists after submitting bids for hosting the 2019 and 2020 drafts. The NFL is considering Tennessee (the Titans play in Nashville), Denver, Kansas City, Las Vegas and Cleveland/Canton, according to multiple reports. 2018 NFL mock draft: F
‘You Don’t Hold Back’: Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Gold At 2018 Winter Olympics

‘You Don’t Hold Back’: Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Gold At 2018 Winter Olympics

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'You Don't Hold Back': Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Gold At 2018 Winter Olympics U.S. skier Mikaela Shiffrin won her second career gold medal and her first of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the women's giant slalom at the Yongpyong Alpine Center in South Korea.   Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption   Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images   Mikaela Shiffrin overcame both delays and some of the best skiers in the world to claim her first gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics, winning the giant slalom. The weather finally cooperated, with sunny, clear skies over the Yongpyong Alpine Center in Pyeongchang. Norway's Ragnhild Mowinckel won silver, 0.39 behind Shiffrin's combined time of 2:20.02. It was a hard-won m...

2018 Winter Olympics: Team USA women’s hockey scores historic wins on and off ice

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2018 Winter Olympics: Team USA women's hockey scores historic wins on and off ice The last 12 months have been a roller coaster ride for the United States women's national hockey team, but on Thursday in Pyeongchang, that ride reached its ultimate peak -- an Olympic gold medal. Team USA defeated Canada, 3-2, in a thrilling shootout win in South Korea to earn their first gold medal in 20 years. It was the third consecutive Olympics in which the American and Canadian women faced off in the final, and this one came 38 years to the day of the "Miracle On Ice." For the American women, there was no miracle necessary. Thursday's gold medal game was earned on the strength of skill, execution, perseverance, heart and fearlessness. It was a perfectly fitting way to wrap up what has been an in...
High school sports: Monday’s varsity scores and schedule

High school sports: Monday’s varsity scores and schedule

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High school sports: Monday's varsity scores and schedule Game highlights of Mamaroneck's 74-55 win over Ossining in the opening round of Class AA Playoffs. John Meore/lohud Buy Photo LH Logo: Varsity Scores And Schedules(Photo: Chris Brown/The Journal News)Buy Photo HIGH SCHOOL Monday's results Hockey Section 1 tournament Quarterfinals Division I North Rockland 9, Rivertown 1 Mamaroneck 8, Rye-Town/Harrison 3 BrewTown 4, Clarkstown 1 Suffern 5, Scarsdale 1 Tuesday's events Boys basketball Section 1 tournament Semifinals  At County Center Class C No. 4 Solomon Schechter vs. No. 1 Hamilton, 8:15 p.m. No. 3 Tuckahoe vs. No. 2 Haldane, 6:30 p.m. Class D No. 3 Biondi vs. No. 2 MLK, 3 p.m. Girls basketball Section 1 tournament Semifina
Winter Olympics 2018: Team USA’s Mirai Nagasu stumbles during tiple axel

Winter Olympics 2018: Team USA’s Mirai Nagasu stumbles during tiple axel

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Winter Olympics 2018: Team USA'sMirai Nagasu stumbles during tiple axel The Winter Games are gearing up for some action-packed events Tuesday in primetime. Team USA's Lindsey Vonn won bronze in the women's downhill. She won gold in the event in 2010. Also, the United States will have three competitors going for medals in figure skating. Bradie Tennell competed in the first group, while Mirai Nagasu and Karen Chen will compete in the fourth group. Monday night saw history being made when Germany and Canada tied for gold in the two-man bobsled race -- one that also saw the closest finish by the top four sleds in any Olympic sliding race, ever. Scroll below to see the latest updates as they happen. All times are Eastern unless otherwise noted. 11:30 p.m.: Team USA's Mirai Na
Nebraska’s bench mob went bobsledding and imitated WWE wrestlers against Indiana

Nebraska’s bench mob went bobsledding and imitated WWE wrestlers against Indiana

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Nebraska's bench mob went bobsledding, imitated WWE wrestlers against Indiana By: Nina Mandell | February 21, 2018 9:09 am Follow @ninamandell College basketball’s best “bench mob” this season belongs to Nebraska and in their win against Indiana on Tuesday, they did not disappoint. Their stunts included: WWE imitations, bobsledding and doing some mid-game workouts. Last week, the bench mob celebrated a 3-pointer by doing the Macarena, a song I just depressingly learned came out before most of them were born. They also rowed a boat during that game. Hooray for bench mobs. Nebraska bench celebrated a 3-pointer by doing the Macarena during win over Maryland   Source link
Tennis star Bouchard testifies about slip, fall at US Open

Tennis star Bouchard testifies about slip, fall at US Open

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Tennis star Bouchard testifies about slip, fall at US Open Tennis star Eugenie Bouchard took the witness stand on Wednesday in her negligence lawsuit against the United States Tennis Association, describing how she slipped and fell on a wet locker room floor at the U.S. Open in 2015. Bouchard had just played in a mixed doubles match when she returned to the locker room at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens shortly after 10 p.m. Minutes later, she fell on the tile floor of a physiotherapy room inside the locker room. She told a jury in federal court in Brooklyn that she had taken two steps into the training area en route to take an ice bath when she lost her footing "and hit the back of my head on the floor." She recalled being in "shock" as she found herself "s...

Boys’ Tennis Preview: Plenty of excitement on courts for city squads

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Boys' Tennis Preview: Plenty of excitement on courts for city squads The Spartans, who took second in league last season and will remain in Division I, bring back several key players while aiming for a return trip to the postseason. La Cañada will return seniors Ian and Nicholas Lee in doubles, along with Reid Shreck and JP McKenzie in singles. They will be joined by junior Alec Robertson, who will compete in singles and doubles. Source link