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Column: Red, white and bruised, US struggles to win medals

Tim Dahlberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 11:51am

It was, perhaps, the defining moment for the U.S. team at this Olympics.

Russian athlete suspected of doping at Olympics

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 8:19am

The Russian delegation at the Pyeongchang Olympics has announced that one of its athletes has failed a drug test.

US to play Slovakia in Olympic hockey qualification playoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 8:06am

The United States will play Slovakia in the qualification round of the Olympic hockey tournament playoffs, with a potential quarterfinal against the Czech Republic.

South Koreans, Dutch lead team pursuit qualifying

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 7:55am

Second is never good enough for the Dutch in speedskating, and when it happens in the men's team pursuit qualifying, it means trouble.

Kentucky 2030? Could Korea export its rural Olympic gamble?

Claire Galofaro and Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 7:53am

A coal mine stands on the mountain exactly as it was the day it was abandoned, now a rusting relic of blue-collar glory lost to a globalized world.

Germany, Canada lead in 2-man bobsled, US struggles

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 7:23am

Christian Poser is the husband of an American bobsled star. Justin Kripps was born in Hawaii. And the way things are looking, they both could win Olympic two-man medals on Monday night.

Japan's Kodaira wins Olympic 500 over South Korea's Lee

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 7:21am

Nao Kodaira burst off the line, furiously pumping her arms and legs to build up speed. She shot around the oval in a blur and crossed the finish line, the 500-meter Olympic speedskating gold medal easily in hand.

Abramenko's aerials win gives Ukraine rare Olympic gold

Will Graves, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 7:07am

Growing up in Ukraine, Oleksandr Abramenko's father pushed him toward sports. Well, one sport actually. Soccer.

France's Fourcade nips Schempp for gold in mass start

Steve Reed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 7:01am

France's Martin Fourcade slammed his ski pole into the snow in disgust after sliding through the finish line, thinking he'd just lost another Olympic gold medal to a photo finish.

American men in danger of being shut out of Alpine medals

Pat Graham, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 6:39am

For about 20 minutes during the Olympic giant slalom, Ryan Cochran-Siegle was in the leader's box, soaking up the spotlight. By the end of the race Sunday, he had slipped into a tie for 11th.

AP PHOTOS: Beauty in the details at Pyeongchang Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 6:25am

The Olympics are known for big moments: huge jumps, surprise victories, agonizing defeats. But sometimes it's worth taking a moment to look at the smaller details: Olympic rings reflected in a fan's sunglasses, the design on a figure skate, an athlete's hand as she holds her medal.

Hard falls at Olympics but no hard rules about concussions

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 4:25am

At the bottom of the Olympic aerials landing hill, where crashes are common and the term "slap back" is part of the everyday lingo, skiers spend almost as much time figuring out how to protect their heads as they do working on all those flips and spins.

American women try to sharpen aim for semifinal vs. Finland

Teresa M. Walker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 4:09am

Shooting the puck is not an issue for the Americans. Finding the back of the net is, especially considering how many shots they are taking at the Olympics.

Swiss women beats Korea, Japan wins 1st OT game of Olympics

Teresa M. Walker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 4:01am

Coach Sarah Murray promised Korea would get over the jitters that came with their Olympic debut as the first combined team ever to play in any games.

British women curlers lose on rare hog line violation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 3:53am

Defending Olympic bronze medalist Eve Muirhead picked a bad time to hog a rock for the first time.

Czechs beat Swiss 4-1 for 3rd win in Olympic hockey

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 3:21am

The Czech Republic will finish top of Group A in the Olympic hockey tournament after beating Switzerland 4-1 on Sunday.

Norway continues cross-country dominance with relay win

Steve Reed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 3:13am

Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo grabbed the Norwegian flag as he headed for the finish line and gave it a big wave, knowing his country's 16-year gold medal drought in the men's 4x10-kilometer relay was coming to an end.

AP PHOTOS: Highlights of Day 9 at the Pyeongchang Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 2:59am

Marcel Hirscher of Austria won his second gold medal of the Pyeongchang Olympics by a huge margin in the giant slalom. Oystein Braaten, a 22-year-old from Norway, captured the gold medal in ski slopestyle, far outdistancing American Gus Kenworthy, who came in last. And Norway also triumphed in the men's 4x10-kilometer relay, winning its fifth cross-country skiing gold of the games.