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US Medal Haul Is Well Below Expectations

Bad news for Russian hopes of marching under their own flag: The BBC reports that the Russian Bobsleigh Federation says Nadezhda Sergeeva, 30, has tested positive for a banned heart drug. Sergeeva, the second Russian to test positive for a banned substance, placed 12th in the two-woman bobsleigh event on...

15-Year-Old Wins First Gold for Russians

A few years back, Alina Zagitova nearly was sent home from training for not working hard enough. Now, she heads home with Olympic gold, the first for the Russians at the Pyeongchang Olympics. A grateful nation—upset that their flag, anthem, and dozens of athletes were banned from the games...

Vonn Completes Her Other Goal in South Korea

Lindsey Vonn came to South Korea with the goal of taking home an Olympic medal and leaving something even more special behind. She did both. The American ski great said Thursday she recently scattered some of the ashes of her grandfather, who served during the Korean War, on a rock...

N. Korea's Olympic Delegation Head: Man Blamed for Deaths

South Korea is about to host a man blamed for the killing of 46 of its citizens as part of the closing ceremonies for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Kim Yong Chol—who formerly led the North Korean military intelligence agency blamed for the deadly 2010 attack on South Korean ship...

Vonn Fails to Finish Final Olympic Race

The slalom portion of the women's Alpine combined was the last race of American star Lindsay Vonn's Olympic career—but the medal went to teammate Mikaela Shiffrin. The 22-year-old won silver after Vonn went off course just 10 seconds into her slalom on Thursday, the AP reports. This was the...

US Wins First Hockey Gold in 20 Years

The United States has beaten Canada in a shootout to win their first Olympic gold since 1998 in women's hockey. Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored in the first extra round of the first shootout tiebreaker in Olympic women's hockey history on Thursday to give the United States the gold medal with a...

Mark Cuban 'Embarrassed' by Damning Exposé of Team

"It was a real life Animal House." That quote from a former employee of the Dallas Mavericks pretty much sums up the corporate culture of the NBA team as depicted in a new investigative piece by Sports Illustrated. The story pins much of the blame on former team president and...

US Women Pull Off Major Olympic Upset

The American women's cross-country ski team pulled off a major upset in Pyeongchang Wednesday, winning gold in the team sprint—the first-ever medal for the US women's team. The only other American to win a cross-country ski medal was Bill Koch, who won silver in the 30-kilometer race in 1976,...

Serena Williams Calls for Action After Scary Birth Experience

Serena Williams nearly died after her daughter was born via emergency C-section last year; a pulmonary embolism "sparked a slew of health complications that I am lucky to have survived," the tennis star writes for CNN. Living through the experience made Williams realize even though it was terrifying, she's one...

The 'Mediocre' Skier Raising Eyebrows at the Olympics

On the surface, there's nothing at all ordinary or subpar about a 33-year-old Berkeley and Harvard grad who's competing with the best of the best at the Olympics. Yet Elizabeth Swaney has caused a hubbub in Pyeongchang, after turning in what Digg labels a "hilariously mediocre" ski run on the...

NCAA Just Took Away Louisville's 2013 Title

Louisville must vacate its 2013 men's basketball title following an NCAA appeals panel's decision to uphold sanctions against the men's program in the sex scandal case. The Cardinals will have to vacate 123 victories including the championship, and return millions in conference revenue from the 2012-15 NCAA Tournaments, per the...

Speedskater for N. Korea Has a Really Rough Race

In his defense, Jong Kwang Bom is only 17 and "clearly" had no business lining up to race as an Olympic speedskater for North Korea, per a post at USA Today. But race he did, and things did not end well. Jong fell almost immediately after the start of his...

NFL Star Had Girlfriend Killed. 17 Years Later, He Speaks

He was a star Carolina Panthers wide-receiver who was found hiding in the trunk of a car in a Tennessee hotel parking lot in December 1999 and arrested for having a hit put on his 7-months-pregnant girlfriend. Cherica Adams, 24, died nearly a month after being struck by four bullets...

'Greatest Ice Dancers Ever' Take Olympic Gold

American siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani have a bronze medal to be proud of, France's Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron broke the record for the highest free-dance score, but Olympic ice dancing gold went to Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir on Tuesday, USA Today reports. The pair, who are...

They Were Going for a Medal. Then 'in a Flash, Disaster'

Olympic figure skaters in Pyeongchang have confronted wardrobe malfunctions and political controversy, but heartbreak is what came for American partners Madison Chock and Evan Bates. Per USA Today, both skaters tumbled to the ice Tuesday during their long program after their skate blades got caught up together during a combination...

Broadcaster Takes Flak Over Wardrobe Malfunction

French skater Gabriella Papadakis endured her "worst nightmare" at the Olympics when a wardrobe malfunction exposed her breast to the world. But her embarrassment might have been milder if the Olympic Broadcasting Service, which provides coverage to more than 100 countries, had not decided to air a slow-motion replay, complete...

US Skier Shiffrin's Boyfriend Booted From Olympics

An Olympic skier just got sent home from the Games in South Korea for being a little too me-centric. France's Mathieu Faivre, who happens to be the boyfriend of American skier Mikaela Shiffrin, got the boot after a reporter asked him about a race on Sunday in which he placed...

After the Race Came the Real Sportsmanship

To the victor goes the gold, but to the heartbroken second-place finisher in Pyeongchang's women's speedskating race went the grand gesture. Japan's Nao Kodaira clocked in at 36.94 seconds in the 500-meter race on Sunday—good enough for her first gold medal, her country's second medal of the Games,...

Fergie Performs 'Worst-Ever' Rendition of National Anthem

Fergie's rendition of the national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game was so unpopular that some critics are calling it treasonous. Her breathy, sexed-up version of the anthem—which Variety compares to "Marilyn Monroe suddenly taking "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" in a screechier and scarier direction"—was widely condemned online...

Skater's 'Worst Nightmare' Takes Place on Olympic Ice

First it was figure skater Yura Min whose costume glitch caused her a moment of distress at the Olympics. Now one of Min's French counterparts can claim the same, though Gabriella Papadakis' experience led to a bit more on-ice embarrassment. As Papadakis started her short program routine Monday with partner...

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