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New York Yankees' Brandon Drury (29) walks off the field after batting practice before a spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
February 23, 2018 - 12:04 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — After watching J.D. Martinez transform into one of baseball's most powerful sluggers, Brandon Drury decided his career could lift off with some of that long-ball technique. So Drury commuted from his Las Vegas home to Southern California a half-dozen times during the offseason to...
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Rene Bourque (17), of Canada, reacts after the semifinal round of the men's hockey game against Germany at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Germany won 4-3. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
February 23, 2018 - 11:20 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — First curling, now this. It has been a rough few days for Canada at its best Winter Olympics ever because of struggles in the two sports that are most tightly woven into its national identity. In perhaps the biggest blow of all, the men's hockey team didn't even make...
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Germany players celebrate after the semifinal round of the men's hockey game against Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Germany won 4-3. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
February 23, 2018 - 11:08 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The Russians expected to play for the Olympic men's hockey gold medal for the first time in 20 years. Their opponent is quite the surprise: Germany will play in its first Olympic hockey final on Sunday hours before the games conclude. Patrick Hager's power-play goal at...
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Gold medalist in the women's free figure skating Russian athlete Alina Zagitova poses during the medals ceremony at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
February 23, 2018 - 10:51 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Russians finally won a gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The Canadian men's hockey team won't even get the chance after losing to Germany. Alina Zagitova edged training partner Evgenia Medvedeva on Friday in figure skating, giving the Russians a reason to...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018 file photo, Norway's Kristin Skaslien, left, throws the stone as teammate Magnus Nedregotten looks on during the mixed doubles bronze medal curling match against Russian athletes Anastasia Bryzgalova and Alexander Krushelnitsky at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Nedregotten and his partner, who lost out on the Olympic bronze medal to Krushelnitsky, charged with doping, said Tuesday, Feb. 20 he feels robbed of his moment of glory. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)
February 23, 2018 - 10:32 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Norway's mixed doubles curling team will be presented Saturday night with the Olympic bronze medal that was stripped from the Russian team. The International Olympic Committee said in a Twitter post that Kristin Skaslien and Magnus Nedregotten will receive their...
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Fredrik Lindstroem, of Sweden, left, is hugged by his teammates Peppe Femling, center, and Sebastian Samuelsson, right, after winning the gold medal during the men's 4x7.5-kilometer biathlon relay at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
February 23, 2018 - 10:26 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — As Fredrik Lindstroem cruised to the finish line to secure gold for Sweden in the men's biathlon relay Friday night, the stadium announcer at the Alpensia Biathlon Center belted out "the king is on fire!" Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf was in the stadium screaming and...
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February 23, 2018 - 10:24 am
SUPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Pitcher Jesse Chavez and the Texas Rangers have completed a $1 million, one-year contract. The deal, announced Friday, is not guaranteed. The base salary would escalate to $1.5 million if the 34-year-old right-hander is on the 25-man active roster on opening day. Chavez was 7-...
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In this Feb. 21, 2018 photo, South Korea's Kim Seonyeong, left, sweeps ice with teammate during their match against Russian athletes at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. The team known as the "Garlic Girls" came into the Pyeongchang Games as the underdog who few believed would medal. Now they're No. 1 in the rankings. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
February 23, 2018 - 10:02 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Forget Lindsey Vonn and Adam Rippon. The real rock stars of the Pyeongchang Olympics are a humble group of Korean curlers who have no idea they've become a global sensation. They are called the "Garlic Girls," the South Korean women's curling team with the fairy-tale...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2018, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks guard Jason Terry (3) celebrates after a score by teammate Giannis Antetokounmpo during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic, in Orlando, Fla. At age 40, Terry still averages about 11 minutes a game in his 19th NBA season. He might be a step slower from the days when he was popping 3-pointers in Atlanta and Dallas. But a player nicknamed “Jet” can still most definitely take off on the court. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
February 23, 2018 - 9:58 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jason Terry speaks with such polish and passion about basketball he could be mistaken for a coach or TV analyst. Someday he could do both jobs. For now, the Milwaukee Bucks guard is focused on his current occupation. It doesn't appear he'll be switching careers any time soon. One...
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Alina Zagitova of the Olympic Athletes of Russia performs during the women's free figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
February 23, 2018 - 9:42 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — 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...
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