Twenty-four years ago, the last time the Olympic men’s ice hockey tournament was played without NHL players, Peter Forsberg won gold for Sweden in dramatic fashion, beating Canadian goalie Corey Hirsch in the sudden-death round of a shoot out.
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Twice Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova stormed back into the world’s top 10 for the first time since being stabbed just over two years ago when she beat Spain’s Garbine Muguruza in the Qatar Open final on Sunday for her second title of the season.
A Russian medalist at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics is suspected of having tested positive for a banned substance, a source at the Games said on Sunday, in a potential major blow to Russia’s efforts to emerge from a drug-cheating scandal.
Roger Federer celebrated his return to the top of the world rankings with his second title of the season, swatting aside Grigor Dimitrov 6-2 6-2 in the final of the ABN AMRO World Tournament in Rotterdam on Sunday.
Canada’s men’s ice hockey team beat South Korea 4-0 on Sunday to secure a bye into the quarter-finals of the Olympic tournament.
American world champion Jonathon Lillis took to the hill for the Olympic aerials final on Sunday wearing the ski suit of his late brother Mikey, who died in October at the age of 17.
A long-running Russian doping scandal. Corruption scams. Major cities say ‘no’ to staging the Olympics Games.
Martin Fourcade became France’s most successful Olympian of all time on Sunday with a brilliant display of shooting and skiing to win the men’s 15km mass start biathlon race in a photo finish at the Alpensia resort for his fourth Olympic gold.
Joost Luiten of the Netherlands outplayed England’s Chris Wood on the final stretch of the Oman Open to claim a two-shot win and his sixth European Tour title at Al Mouj Golf on Sunday
Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash, 10-time NBA All-Star Jason Kidd, two-time NBA champion Ray Allen and two-time NCAA champion Grant Hill are included among six first-time finalists for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
The San Francisco Giants are not ruling out a reunion with two-time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum.
Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville took the lead in the world rally championship from Sebastien Ogier after winning in Sweden on Sunday.
Four years after being too scared to make a public display of affection at Sochi, American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy kissed his boyfriend at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Sunday and was thrilled it was broadcast to the world.
Ko Jin-young ignored persistent screeching by a flock of sulphur-crested cockatoos on Sunday to record an emphatic wire-to-wire victory at the Handa Women’s Australian Open in Adelaide.
Some venues for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic are decaying as Brazil has so far fallen short of its own legacy plans for sports facilities, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Sunday.
Jamaican reggae musician Chronixx has been providing the soundtrack to the country’s first women’s bobsleigh team at the Pyeongchang Games, not only serving as inspiration but underscoring some of the drama surrounding them.
Scott Houston upset world pole vault champion Sam Kendricks while Christian Coleman stayed on course in the 60 metres at the U.S. indoor championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Saturday.
Bubba Watson, back in business with a new ball on a course where he has won twice before, took the third-round lead at the Genesis Open on Saturday as a large pack queued up close behind.
NBA players will return to South Africa in August to participate in the third NBA Africa Game, officials said on Saturday.
Barcelona got back to winning ways on Saturday after two consecutive draws, earning a 2-0 victory at Eibar thanks to goals from Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba to move 10 points clear at the top of the Liga standings.
Romelu Lukaku extended his impressive FA Cup scoring record by netting twice in Manchester United’s 2-0 win at Huddersfield Town to send Jose Mourinho’s side through to the quarter-finals.
New world number one Roger Federer delivered another polished performance to beat Andreas Seppi 6-3 7-6(3) in the semi-final of the ABN AMRO World Tournament in Rotterdam on Saturday.
Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville was on course to win Rally Sweden after leading Citroen’s Craig Breen by 22.7 seconds with only three short stages remaining on Sunday.
Petra Kvitova made a shaky start but found her attacking verve midway through the match to beat world number one Caroline Wozniacki 3-6 7-6(3) 7-5 in the Qatar Open on Saturday and set up a final with Spain’s Garbine Muguruza.
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.
Canada secured the top seeding in the knockout round of the women’s Olympic Ice Hockey tournament on Thursday, taking down the U.S. 2-1 and pushing the Americans into second place.
Ilya Kovalchuk and Nikolai Prokhorkin each scored twice to earn the Olympic Athletes from Russia a 4-0 win over the U.S. men’s ice hockey team on Saturday and claim top spot in their preliminary round group.
North Korea’s cheerleading squad made an unexpected appearance at the South Korean men’s hockey game against the Czech Republic on Thursday, marking their first attendance at an Olympic event not featuring a North Korean athlete.
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.
Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu took gold in the men’s singles competition on Saturday despite several mistakes in an otherwise mesmerizing programme, becoming the first man in 66 years to defend his Olympic title and giving Japan its first Pyeongchang gold.
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.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. simply wanted to make something happen.
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.
American jumping ace Nathan Chen lived up to his reputation on Saturday, redeeming himself with quadruple jumps after a pair of disastrous skates in Pyeongchang and making Olympic history into the bargain with a brilliant free skate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
They know a thing or two about time in Switzerland — their cuckoo clocks, expensive wristwatches and unerring railway timetables are proof of that.
Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio’s annual contract extension was approved Friday morning by the school’s board of trustees, now running through 2024 despite the recent sexual assault controversy within the program.
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, who missed all of last season recovering from shoulder surgery, says he is looking forward to the aggressive offensive style of new coach Frank Reich.
Giancarlo Stanton arrived early to spring training camp in Tampa, Fla., on Friday as a member of the New York Yankees, saying “it’s time to get to work.”
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.
Thierry Neuville led a Hyundai one-two-three after the first full day of action over the snowy stages of Rally Sweden on Friday.
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Valentino Rossi celebrated his 39th birthday on the test track on Friday with MotoGP having a first taste of Thailand’s Chang International Circuit that will make its debut on the calendar this year.
River Region Sports Report for Friday, February 16