National Sports

Hanyu looks healthy and in good spirits upon Olympic arrival

By BARRY WILNER, AP Sports Writer GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — During an outstanding practice in which he looked as healthy as ever, defending Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu joked with coach Brian Orser. He exchanged high-fives with other coaches, and they shared some hearty laughs. When ...

Hometown ‘changes’ name for 1st US gold medalist at Olympics

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. (AP) — The hometown of Olympic gold medalist Red Gerard has unofficially upgraded its name in his honor. A sign welcoming visitors to the Colorado mountain town of Silverthorne was changed over the weekend to "Goldthorne" after the 17-year-old snowboarder captured the ...

Column: Another Olympic city faces a financial calamity

By PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Columnist GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The glittering new venues not far from the South Korean coast were clearly the place to be on Monday. Thousands of bundled-up people scurried through the Olympic Park despite frigid temperatures, heading off in various ...

Lundby carries dominant World Cup form to Olympic gold

By JIM ARMSTRONG, AP Sports Writer PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — After dominating the ski jumping World Cup this season, Maren Lundby wasn't about to be denied on the sport's biggest stage. The 23-year-old Norwegian overcame frigid temperatures Monday to win the women's ski jumping normal ...

US speedskaters off to another slow start at Olympics

By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Three events into the Olympic speedskating competition and the Americans remain off the podium. The latest setback came Monday night when world champion Heather Bergsma finished eighth in the 1,500 meters. Brittany Bowe had the ...

Canada’s Kingsbury storms to gold in men’s moguls

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Mikael Kingsbury kept trying to convince himself the Olympics were just another event. That his legacy as one of the greatest moguls skiers ever didn't necessarily rely on his performance in Pyeongchang. Then the 25-year-old ...

Fourcade back on top; Dahlmeier takes 2nd Olympic gold

By STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It was hard to imagine Martin Fourcade staying down for long. Sure enough, the world's most dominant biathlete bounced back with a vengeance Monday to win Olympic gold in the men's 12.5-kilometer pursuit in dominating fashion. ...

Combined Korean team doubles its shots in 8-0 loss to Sweden

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The Korean women's hockey team is going through some growing pains. Sweden scored four goals in the first period and routed Korea 8-0 on Monday night in a preliminary round game that did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm for the historic team. The North Korean ...

Shredded: Great day for Jamie, rough day for slopestyle

By EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Jamie Anderson will almost certainly spend more time gazing at her newest Olympic gold medal than watching replays of the slopestyle run she put down to win it. Nobody, not even the Olympic champion, would want to re-live ...

Wind, ice and cold are making this Olympics too wintry

By GRAHAM DUNBAR and HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writers PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Winter Olympics are supposed to be cold, of course. Just maybe not THIS cold. Wind and ice pellets left Olympic snowboarders simply trying to stay upright in conditions that many felt were unfit for ...

Mascots come first, then medals for Olympic champions

By DAVID BRANDT, AP Sports Writer PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The joy on Jamie Anderson's face as she celebrated her victory in women's slopestyle snowboarding is a timeless Olympic moment. The cute little stuffed tiger in her right hand is a new twist. After winning gold, silver or ...

Gionta, Wisniewski could be NHL-bound right after Olympics

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The next flights Brian Gionta and James Wisniewski take could land them back in the NHL. As the longtime NHL veterans try to win a medal for the United States at the Olympics, their agents are talking to teams about getting ...

Schelling’ 8th win ties goalie mark as Swiss beat Japan 3-1

By TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Switzerland's Florence Schelling put on a defensive show to tie the Olympic record for most wins by a goaltender. Even if she insists she didn't know she was that close to the mark set by Canada's Kim St. Pierre. Schelling ...

Gold medal for Anderson but a black eye for snowboarding

By EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Jamie Anderson will almost certainly spend more time gazing at her newest Olympic gold medal than watching replays of the slopestyle run she put down to win it. Nobody, not even the Olympic champion, would want to re-live ...

Norwegians employ ‘team tactics’ to win cross-country medals

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Martin Johnsrud Sundby isn’t worried about winning an Olympic gold medal for himself, as long as a Norwegian is standing on the top step of the podium. While cross-country skiing is primarily an individual sport, the Norwegians excel at using what they ...

Canada gets skating gold, American Anderson wins slopestyle

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Canada skated to the gold it had been dreaming about for four years. American Jamie Anderson got another to match the one she won in Sochi. The Canadians kicked off the third day of full competition at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Monday by winning the ...

Schelling’ 8th win ties goalie mark as Swiss beat Japan 3-1

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Switzerland’s Florence Schelling put on a defensive show to tie the Olympic record for most wins by a goaltender. Even if she insists she didn’t know she was that close to the mark set by Canada’s Kim St. Pierre. Schelling made 37 saves Monday for her ...

Gionta, Wisniewski could be NHL-bound right after Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The next flights Brian Gionta and James Wisniewski take could land them back in the NHL. As the longtime NHL veterans try to win a medal for the United States at the Olympics, their agents are talking to teams about getting them contracts once the tournament ...