rss

Category: US sports

0

Just how dangerous are Winter Olympic sports?

Pyeongchang has witnessed its fair share of thrills and spills, but which events result in the most injuries?Dramatic crashes, spectacular spills and high-profile injuries – if anything, a week and a half of action in Pyeongchang has proved Winter Olym…

0

Chicago Blackhawks ban four fans for racist taunting during game

Abuse was directed at Washington Capitals’ Devante Smith-PellyChicago’s Anthony Duclair unsurprised at racism during gameThe Chicago Blackhawks have banned four fans from their home games for directing racist taunts toward Washington Capitals forward D…

0

Winter Olympics day 11 – in pictures

Speed skating, curling, figure skating, and Elizabeth Swaney on the halfpipe. Our pick of the best pictures from today in PyeongchangSee the best photography from previous days Continue reading…

0

Winter Olympics 2018: day 11 from Pyeongchang – live!

Latest medal table | Full event scheduleFeel free to email or Tweet @Kate_ohalloran 5.53am GMT Now in keeping with less serious news, have you read this piece about Benjamin Haas meeting Kim Jong-un (well, his impersonator – known by the name of Howard…

0

Virtue and Moir win ice dance gold for Canada as Shib Sibs take bronze for USA

Virtue and Moir win third Olympic gold and fifth medal overallFrance’s Papadakis and Cizeron pipped for silver by 0.79 pointsMaia, Alex Shibutani become second ever sibling pair to medalCanadian darlings Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir punctuated their bri…

0

Winter Olympics ice dancing: Shibutanis, Hubbell and Donohue in action – live!

Email beau.dure.freelance@theguardian.com or tweet @duresportOverexposed: Papadakis and skating wardrobe malfunctionsLatest medal table | Full event schedule 1.13am GMT The “rotational lift 4” was quite impressive. I lost track of the number of spins R…

0

Elizabeth Swaney: the Olympic halfpipe athlete who doesn’t really do tricks

US-born athlete finished dead last after most basic of runsDubious methods for getting to Pyeongchang raise questionsElizabeth Swaney, born and raised in the United States but representing Hungary, finished last in qualification for the women’s ski hal…

0

Women’s ice hockey: USA beat Finland to set up gold medal showdown with Canada

Americans looking for first Olympic title in 20 yearsMeghan Duggan could face action after injury to Finnish playerTeam USA played their way back into one of hockey’s great rivalries: a showdown with Canada for Olympic gold. The Americans are back in t…

0

Fergie’s ‘sexy’ NBA All-Star anthem rendition leaves America chuckling

Singer ripped after sultry performance of Star-Spangled BannerRendition compared to Jessica Rabbit and Marilyn MonroeThe NBA has been trying in vain for a number of year’s to ramp up interest in the All-Star game, it’s annual exhibition of the league’s…

0

Mikaela Shiffrin withdraws from women’s downhill at Olympics

Shiffrin pulls out of downhill after re-scheduling of alpine combinedAmerican star won gold in giant slalom and finished fourth in slalomThe weather continued to toy with Mikaela Shiffrin’s Olympics on Monday evening as the latest change to the alpine …

0

After a near-death experience, Torin Yater-Wallace takes aim at Olympic gold

There’s adversity and there’s the near-surreal run of misfortune the American freestyle skier has survived to make it back to the OlympicsTorin Yater-Wallace persevered through family tragedy, life-threatening illness and devastating injury to earn a s…

0

Winter Olympics day 10 – in pictures

Ice dance, snowboarding, martial arts and a coach up a tree feature in our pick of the best pictures from today’s Winter Olympics action in Pyeongchang See the best photography from previous days Continue reading…

0

Juventus and All Blacks turn to TV shows to win fans

Netflix and Amazon sign up big sports teams for docu-series like Last Chance U aimed at broadening clubs’ global appeal Sports clubs hoping to expand their fan base in an increasingly competitive international market are turning to Amazon Prime and Net…

0

Danica Patrick’s Nascar career ends in crash as Austin Dillon wins Daytona 500

Dillon in No3 car 17 years to day after Dale Earnhardt Sr’s deathBubba Wallace, first black driver at Daytona in 50 years, is secondAustin Dillon put the No3 back in victory lane in the Daytona 500 as Danica Patrick’s career ended with a crash. Dillon …

0

NHL fans ejected for racist taunts at Capitals’ Devante Smith-Pelly

Fans shouted ‘basketball, basketball, basketball’ at playerCanadian has spoken of loneliness of being a hockey player Devante Smith-Pelly was taunted by four fans shouting “basketball, basketball, basketball” on Saturday night during the Chicago Blackh…

0

Winter Olympics 2018: day nine from Pyeongchang – live!

Latest medal table | Full event schedule Feel free to get in touch on email or tweet @Kate_ohalloran 5.41am GMT Our final competitor Oscer Wester’s run is over as soon as it began, it’s a throwaway, which gifts Oystein Braaten the gold medal in ski slo…

0

Russians outclass USA in men’s ice hockey in front of fiery crowd

Americans easily beaten by old rivals at Gangneung Hockey CentreUS face qualification playoff to make quarter-finalsDid the NHL kill men’s hockey at the Winter Olympics?Ilya Kovalchuk scored two back-breaking goals as the Russians outplayed, outhit and…

0

LeBron James responds to Fox host’s controversial ‘shut up and dribble’ comment

Laura Ingraham attacked NBA star for criticism of Donald TrumpMany saw hosts comments as filled with racist undertonesLeBron James has responded to what many perceived as racist comments from Fox News host Laura Ingraham.After the NBA star had said Don…

0

Winter Olympics day eight – in pictures

Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu in the men’s figure skating, short-track speed skating and Ester Ledecka winning the women’s super-G: all the latest pictures from the Winter Olympics in PyeongchangSee the best photography from previous days Continue reading…

0

Adam Rippon, John Curry and figure skating’s complex history with gay athletes

The American’s skill and charisma has been a highlight of the Games. But figure skating has not always been so supportive of its LGBT athletesOn Monday in Pyeongchang, Adam Rippon and Eric Radford posed for a photo together, Olympic medals proudly drap…