PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Switzerland's Michelle Gisin held off the might of American Alpine skiing to win the women's combined at the Pyeongchang Games on Thursday, Feb. 22, claiming victory ahead of Mikaela Shiffrin while her fellow Swiss Wendy Holdener won bronze. Shiffrin's American compatriot Lindsey Vonn, who had led after the downhill section, was the last skier to compete but was unable to finish her slalom run, leaving the 24-year-old Gisin to savor her first Olympic medal.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea — The United States ended Canada's bid for a fourth consecutive men's Olympic curling gold medal with gritty 5-3 semi-final win over their northern neighbors on Thursday, Feb. 22, to set up a final showdown with Sweden. It marked the second time the team from the Duluth Curling Club beat Canada in a week — and now will face Sweden in the gold-medal game at 12:30 a.m. Central time on Saturday.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Minnesota Duluth goaltender Maddie Rooney made 29 saves, plus four stops in a shootout as the United States beat Canada 3-2 on Thursday to win their first gold medal in women's Olympic ice hockey since 1998 and snap a streak of four consecutive golds for their arch-rivals. The U.S. prevailed 3-2 in the shootout after the teams were tied 2-2 after regulation and a 20-minute overtime period. Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored the winner in the shootout's sixth round and the 20-year-old Rooney followed with a stop of Canada's Meghan Agosta.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Norway skated to a stunning victory in the men's Olympic team pursuit on Wednesday, Feb. 21, taking gold ahead of hosts South Korea as defending champions the Netherlands wilted. Beaten by Norway in the semi-finals, the Dutch fought off New Zealand for bronze as the Norwegians put on two immaculate displays of skating to claim their first medal in the event, which was introduced at the 2006 Games in Turin.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Lindsey Vonn's bronze medal run in Wednesday's downhill was billed as her final bid for Olympic gold in the sport's marquee event but those who know her best say they wouldn't rule out a fifth attempt in Beijing in 2022. "Never say last with Lindsey," her sister Laura Kildow said when asked by Reuters whether the skier would have been happy with bronze in her last race. Her other sister Karin Kildow quickly jumped in: "Never say never," before adding her preferred choice of language: "Most likely last".
GANGNEUNG, South Korea—Ryan Donato scored twice to help the United States ease to a 5-1 win over Slovakia and book a spot in the men's Olympic ice hockey quarter-finals on Tuesday. After a scoreless first period, the U.S. raced clear with three goals in the second as Donato set the ball rolling when he snapped in a loose puck past goaltender Jan Laco after Troy Terry's errant shot had come back off the boards.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Robert Johansson soared through the night air to land a spectacular final leap that sealed victory for Norway in the men's ski jumping team event at the Alpensia resort on Monday, Feb. 19. The Norwegians, who scored 1,098.5 points in total, were dominant throughout en route to their second ski jumping gold of the Games. Germany finished 22.8 points behind to take silver and Poland claimed the bronze. The Norwegians took a slender lead into the final round, two points ahead of the Germans and five clear of the Poles.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Canada thumped the Olympic Athletes from Russia 5-0 on Monday, Feb. 19, to book their spot in the Olympic women's ice hockey final and renew one of the Winter Games's greatest rivalries. Canada have played for gold at every Winter Games since women's hockey became part of the Olympic programme in 1998 and for the fifth time in six Winter Games will face off against the United States.
LOS ANGELES — Bubba Watson acknowledged he had thoughts of retirement last year after a form slump but they were put on hold after his two-stroke victory at the Genesis Open in Los Angeles on Sunday. Watson holed a bunker shot at the 14th hole to set the stage for achieving his career goal of a 10th PGA Tour title. The long-hitting left-hander carded a closing 69 to finish at 12-under 272 for his third victory at Riviera, after previous successes in 2014 and 2016. Fellow Americans Tony Finau (69) and Kevin Na (69) tied for second on 10-under.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Canada's men's ice hockey team beat South Korea 4-0 on Sunday, Feb. 18, to secure a bye into the quarterfinals of the Olympic tournament. Canada went out on top early in the first period with a goal by Christian Thomas but the Koreans, playing before another packed house of cheering, hometown fans, were far more ready to play than in their clubbing by the Swiss a day earlier, and Canada found it hard to get their offense in gear after that.