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Sports of The Times: Scott Hamilton Was Demoted as an Olympic Broadcaster. Don’t Feel Sorry for Him.

US Sports - Tue, 2018-02-20 12:07
Hamilton is taking a back seat to the new guard of figure skating analysts, but his competitive career and battles with cancer have taught him plenty about getting up after a fall.
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Four Fans Barred From Blackhawks’ Home Games for Racist Remarks

US Sports - Tue, 2018-02-20 11:50
The fans at United Center directed racist taunts toward Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly, who is black, during a game Saturday night.
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German Olympians Drink a Lot of (Nonalcoholic) Beer, and Win a Lot of Gold Medals

US Sports - Tue, 2018-02-20 11:28
The brewery Krombacher has supplied about 1,000 gallons of nonalcoholic beer to the athletes’ village. It’s commonly consumed as a sports drink in Germany.
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Lindsey Vonn has her best chance at Olympic gold in Wednesday's downhill

LA Times Sports - Tue, 2018-02-20 10:45

Lindsey Vonn has enjoyed an eventful first week and half at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

The most successful U.S. Alpine skier in history watched her King Charles Spaniel, Lucy, steal the attention — and attract a swarm of photographers — during their opening news conference.

Vonn waited while wind...

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Arcadia's Mirai Nagasu is the best chance U.S. women's figure skating has to end its medal drought

LA Times Sports - Tue, 2018-02-20 10:25

Figure skater Mirai Nagasu proudly credits her parents for teaching her the value of hard work. They spent long hours keeping their customers well-fed and happy at the sushi restaurant they own in Arcadia, and they paid her in quarters to wash dishes and perform other chores around the place that...

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The Red Sox Add a Slugger of Their Own, Signing J.D. Martinez

US Sports - Tue, 2018-02-20 10:23
Boston, which had the fewest home runs in the A.L. last season, agreed to terms with Martinez on a five-year, $110 million contract. He hit 45 homers in 2017.
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The 22nd-Largest Team at the Olympics: Zamboni Drivers

US Sports - Tue, 2018-02-20 10:13
Recruited primarily from Canada and the United States, they take a particular pride in making sure the ice is just right. The Olympics “are not a place to train people.”
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Young basketball players from around the world enjoyed the experience of a lifetime at their own all-star weekend in El Segundo

LA Times Sports - Tue, 2018-02-20 09:55

Kobe spent the weekend working out at the Lakers’ practice facility in El Segundo. But don’t start pulling Bryant’s retired jersey down from the Staples Center rafters just yet.

Kobe King-Hawea is a sharp-shooting 18-year-old guard from Victoria, Australia, who grew up in a household in which most...

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Winter of Mike Trout includes wedding, Super Bowl victory for his favorite team

LA Times Sports - Tue, 2018-02-20 09:30

He recently married his longtime sweetheart and watched his favorite team win the Super Bowl.

Then he arrived Monday for the Angels’ first full-squad workout poised to become baseball’s highest-paid player on a club vastly more interesting from a year ago and potentially quite improved.

Sure, it’s...

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Yoenis Cespedes’s New Workout: More Running and More Yoga

US Sports - Tue, 2018-02-20 09:27
Cespedes, the Mets’ slugger, tried to improve his flexibility and durability by changing his training routine in the off-season.
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On Baseball: Bryce Harper Doesn’t Want to Talk About the Future, or the Past

US Sports - Tue, 2018-02-20 09:26
The Washington Nationals slugger is a pending free agent with a history of playoff failure, but he is demanding all of the focus to be on this season.
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Rams' Watkins a franchise-tag candidate

LA Times Sports - Tue, 2018-02-20 09:20

Bouncing from team to team and quarterback to quarterback does not appeal to Sammy Watkins.

The Rams receiver said so near the end of last season, which for Watkins included a training camp trade from the Buffalo Bills and the first playoff appearance of his four-year career.

The day after the...

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Red Sox reach agreement with J.D. Martinez, per source

LA Times Sports - Tue, 2018-02-20 09:15

J.D. Martinez and the Boston Red Sox have, at long last, come to an agreement.

The slow dance between the free agent slugger and the power-deficient team wrapped up Monday when they settled on a $110 million, five-year contract.

A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press...

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The Stanton and Judge Show Debuts to Rave Reviews

US Sports - Tue, 2018-02-20 09:14
The sluggers Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge are the focal point of a Yankees offense that is expected to do big things. And that’s just at batting practice.
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Ex-Kings player Slava Voynov spent two months in jail for domestic abuse, but is at Olympics representing Russia

LA Times Sports - Tue, 2018-02-20 09:00

Blood seemed to be everywhere when Redondo Beach police officer Gregory Wiist toured the master bedroom of the multimillion-dollar home on Avenue C.

Around the bed. In the shape of a handprint on the wood floor. On the comforter. In a trail leading to the bathroom.

Marta Varlamova sobbed as Wiist...

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Olympics has struggled with attendance. But if it makes billions, does filling seats really matter?

LA Times Sports - Tue, 2018-02-20 08:45

It was the kind of roar that has been in short supply at these 2018 Winter Olympics.

Twelve thousand fans — many of them Korean — packed into Gangneung Ice Arena, cheering as their countrywoman, Choi Min-jeong, won her heat in short-track speedskating.

“We expect a gold medal tonight,” said Jaewoo...

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Trial for Eugenie Bouchard’s Lawsuit Against U.S.T.A. Is Set to Begin

US Sports - Tue, 2018-02-20 08:10
Bouchard sued the U.S.T.A. in 2015, about six weeks after she withdrew from the U.S. Open with a concussion she said she sustained after slipping in the trainers’ room.
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On Pro Basketball: Team Lebron vs. Team Steph Wasn’t Bad. But How About U.S. vs. the World?

US Sports - Tue, 2018-02-20 08:03
The new format for the All-Star Game seemed to work, with the players actually contesting shots on some possessions. But another concept for the game is lurking.
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