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NBC’s Olympic gaffes magnified via social media

NBC has apologized — or not — for a handful of gaffes seen as insults by South Koreans, by the Dutch, by women athletes, by ski fans. Read More

Mavs launch probe after allegations of workplace misconduct

The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace environment for women. Read More

Nigeria savors its Olympic bobsled debut moment

Nigeria was winning the Olympic women’s bobsled race. Yes, really. That sentence is 100 percent accurate — albeit with some massive reservations. Read More

Fourcade 1st to win 3 golds at Pyeongchang

Nobody in French history has won more Olympic gold medals than Martin Fourcade. Nobody has won more gold medals so far at the Pyeongchang Winter Games than the French biathlete. Yet Fourcade refused to make the night about himself. Read More

Karen Chen is ready to ‘man up’ in her Olympic debut

Karen Chen’s biggest obstacle at her first Winter Olympics has been overcoming painful shyness to participate in the popular pin-trading game. Now she would like to trade up for something a little bit shinier than an Olympic pin. Read More

Louisville must vacate basketball title as NCAA denies appeal

Updated on  February 20, 2018 at 10:56 am
Louisville must vacate its 2013 men’s basketball title following an NCAA appeals panel’s decision to uphold sanctions against the men’s program in the sex scandal case. Read More

Russian officials look to blame someone for curler’s doping

After confirming that both of Alexander Krushelnitsky’s doping samples tested positive for the heart drug meldonium, the officials in charge of the Russian team at the Pyeongchang Olympics sought to blame just about anyone other than the curler himself. Read More

Olympic curling world stunned by Russian doping scandal

When word broke on Monday that a Russian Olympic curler was facing a doping charge, the curling world was floored. Not because of the tired cliche that curling isn’t a real sport (and therefore, why would a curler need to dope?) Read More

Hero, harasser or both? Shaun White’s newly complex legacy

It was expected to be a coronation: snowboarder Shaun White, shredding the halfpipe in an epic performance that won him Olympic gold at Pyeongchang four years after a devastating loss in Sochi and just four months after a nasty fall during practice sent him to a hospital. Read More

Russian curler may lose Olympic medal after failed doping test

A Russian athlete who won a bronze medal in curling at the Winter Olympics here has failed a preliminary doping test, putting in jeopardy his medal and Russia’s efforts to move past a vast, state-backed cheating scheme that left it nominally barred from the games. Read More

Vonn assailed on Twitter after failing to medal

The backlash started minutes after Lindsey Vonn skidded to a stop past the finish line at the Jeongseon Alpine Center on Saturday and mouthed “I tried.” Read More