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Farewell, Korea: First of 3 straight Asian Olympics ends

Feb. 25, 2018 3:49 AM EST

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It began with politics. It ends with ... politics. In between, humanity's most extraordinary feats of winter athletic prowess unfolded, revealing the expected triumphs but also stars most unlikely — from favorites like Mikaela Shiffrin, Shaun White and Lindsey Vonn to...

With hoops under federal probe, fans say business as usual

Feb. 25, 2018 2:54 AM EST

Arenas were packed, fans were cheering and schools were competing. In most places, it was a typical Saturday of college basketball. There was little visible hangover from the latest developments in the federal investigation of corruption in college basketball. Coaches were taking the same tact they have been,...

Arizona's Miller out against Oregon following wiretap report

Feb. 25, 2018 2:40 AM EST

Arizona coach Sean Miller sat out the team's game against Oregon on Saturday night, a day after ESPN, citing anonymous sources, reported he was heard on an FBI wiretap discussing a $100,000 payment to current Wildcats freshman Deandre Ayton. Arizona associate head coach Lorenzo Romar directed the team, and Ayton...

After 2 lopsided losses to OKC, Durant leads Warriors rout

Feb. 24, 2018 11:58 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors played stifling defense for a full game. They went on a jaw-dropping scoring frenzy midway through the third quarter. Yes, the dominant defending champions are back and ready to build some consistency. Kevin Durant scored 28 points while avenging an...

Jaguars sign QB Blake Bortles to 3-year, $54M contract

Feb. 24, 2018 9:29 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Blake Bortles might not be the long-term answer in Jacksonville. He is, however, the short-term starter. The Jaguars signed Bortles to a three-year, $54 million deal Saturday that will keep him under contract through the 2020 season. The deal includes $26.5 million guaranteed. "I...

List takes 1-shot lead at Honda Classic with Woods 7 back

Feb. 24, 2018 8:10 PM EST

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Luke List can understand why he might be overlooked in the Honda Classic, even with a shot at his first PGA Tour victory. He felt that Saturday while taking the lead. List and Jamie Lovemark were trading birdies and keeping clean cards on the front nine at PGA National...

Oodles of oohs and ughs in the Pyeongchang Games

Feb. 25, 2018 3:33 AM EST

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Wind, snow, ice or shine, the Winter Games had its share of golden moments that will forever be etched in Olympic lore. The American men's so-called Miracurl on Ice. Alina Zagitova. Ester Ledecka. Chloe Kim. The U.S. women's hockey team. There were also several...

USOC sports chief: We'll take a hard look at what occurred

Feb. 25, 2018 2:52 AM EST

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. Olympic team will leave Pyeongchang with its lowest medal haul in 20 years — a number even worse than it looks because of all the new, American-friendly sports that have been added to the program over the past two decades. The U.S. finished with 23 medals....

Bach: Russian doping scandal didn't stain Winter Olympics

Feb. 25, 2018 4:12 AM EST

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The massive, state-linked Russian doping scandal didn't stain the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, IOC President Thomas Bach said Sunday. It was, however, the subject of the vast majority of the questions Bach fielded as the IOC tried to shake the stigma of Russian cheating that...

Russians win hockey gold with 4-3 OT win over Germany

Feb. 25, 2018 4:46 AM EST

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The Olympic anthem was merely background noise, the doping scandal the farthest thing from their minds. As the white flag with the five Olympic rings rose toward the rafters Sunday following the gold medal game in men's hockey, the champion Russians in their nondescript...

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Russians win hockey gold with 4-3 OT win over Germany

Feb. 25, 2018 4:46 AM EST

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The Olympic anthem was merely background noise, the doping scandal the farthest thing from their minds. As the white flag with the five Olympic rings rose toward the rafters Sunday following the gold medal game in men's hockey, the champion Russians in their nondescript...

Marissa Brandt named honorary ambassador for Korea adoptees

Feb. 25, 2018 4:40 AM EST

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Marissa Brandt isn't quite sure what her new position will require, and she's only had a couple of days to start getting used to the idea of being an honorary ambassador. The Korean-American hockey player is more than happy to do whatever she can. "It's going to be nice to...

AP PHOTOS: Highlights of Day 16 at the Pyeongchang Olympics

Feb. 25, 2018 4:25 AM EST

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Norway's Marit Bjoergen closed out a remarkable Olympic career in dominant fashion, winning the gold medal in the women's 30-kilometer mass start at the Pyeongchang Games. The Russian men's hockey team captured the gold over Germany with a 4-3 win in overtime. And the...

Bach: Russian doping scandal didn't stain Winter Olympics

Feb. 25, 2018 4:12 AM EST

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The massive, state-linked Russian doping scandal didn't stain the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, IOC President Thomas Bach said Sunday. It was, however, the subject of the vast majority of the questions Bach fielded as the IOC tried to shake the stigma of Russian cheating that...

Germans dejected after coming so close to gold medal

Feb. 25, 2018 3:55 AM EST

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The Germans stood on the ice scowling as the Russians celebrated a gold medal that was so nearly theirs. How close? They were 56 seconds away from Olympic gold before losing 4-3 to the "Olympic athletes from Russia" in overtime Sunday . After no one outside their locker room...

Farewell, Korea: First of 3 straight Asian Olympics ends

Feb. 25, 2018 3:49 AM EST

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It began with politics. It ends with ... politics. In between, humanity's most extraordinary feats of winter athletic prowess unfolded, revealing the expected triumphs but also stars most unlikely — from favorites like Mikaela Shiffrin, Shaun White and Lindsey Vonn to...

Troubled Arizona loses 98-93 to Oregon

Feb. 25, 2018 3:34 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Lorenzo Romar has no idea how long he'll be in charge at Arizona. The 14th-ranked Wildcats played without embattled coach Sean Miller and lost 98-93 to Oregon in overtime Saturday night, ending a difficult day for the troubled program. Romar, the team's associate head coach, filled in...

Oodles of oohs and ughs in the Pyeongchang Games

Feb. 25, 2018 3:33 AM EST

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Wind, snow, ice or shine, the Winter Games had its share of golden moments that will forever be etched in Olympic lore. The American men's so-called Miracurl on Ice. Alina Zagitova. Ester Ledecka. Chloe Kim. The U.S. women's hockey team. There were also several...

The Latest: Russian prime minister congratulates hockey team

Feb. 25, 2018 3:30 AM EST

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 5 p.m. Russian fans and hockey players celebrating their gold medal at the Pyeongchang Games sang their country's national anthem over the top of the Olympic anthem as the Olympic flag rose to the rafters. The men's...

Bjoergen dominates in last Olympic race, wins 5th medal

Feb. 25, 2018 3:14 AM EST

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Marit Bjoergen was so far ahead of the rest of the field in the women's 30-kilometer cross-country race that nobody else on the course could see her. The second-place skier even managed to lose track of where the Norwegian was going and veered off course. The 37-year-old...