1h ago
       

What went right, wrong for NBC at the Olympics

Despite lower ratings compared to the Sochi games four years ago, NBC's Olympics coverage routinely drew more viewers than ABC, CBS and Fox combined each night. Through Thursday, NBC had averaged 20. 6 million viewers in prime time for the network, the NBCSN cable network and streaming services. NBC's late-night show on the East Coast - which aired in prime time out West - was filled with live events, including the gripping gold medal women's hockey game between the U. S. and Canada.
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2d ago
       

US women beat Canada for gold in a 3-2 shootout thriller

That would be 20-year-old goalie Maddie Rooney, who stuffed the last two Canadian shooters to wrap up a 3-2 victory Thursday that snapped the Americans' 20-year gold medal drought and ended Canada's bid for a fifth straight title in the first shootout in an Olympic women's final. The Americans piled over the boards, throwing gloves in the air before piling on top of Rooney on the ice - 20 years after their last gold medal in women's hockey and 38 years to the day after the men's famous "Miracle on Ice" victory over the Soviet team in group play at Lake Placid. Canada had won 24 straight Olympic games to go along with those four consecutive gold medals - a streak of success in a women's team sport second only to the U. S. basketball team's current streak of six straight gold.
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3d ago
       

The perils of live microphones tripping up NBC's Olympics

NBC has also delved little so far into the culture of South Korea the way it has with other Olympic sites, although a heavy schedule of live events in prime time is a factor, too. Former ski champion Bode Miller is on his first Olympic assignment for NBC and his overly technical, bland approach to calling races has left some viewers drowsy. After the person considered to be Veith's last serious contender couldn't beat her time, Hicks said she was the winner and NBC switched to figure skating.
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4d ago
       

Virtue, Moir win ice dance for 3rd career Olympic gold medal

GANGNEUNG, South Korea -- Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were the last couple to leave the ice after their warmup early Tuesday, the Canadian ice dancers soaking in every second before their final Olympic performance. After training partners Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron broke the world record with a flawless free skate, Virtue and Moir took the ice one last time with a dazzling, dramatic interpretation of "Moulin Rouge. "Virtue and Moir's medal total broke a tie with Russia's Evgeni Plushenko and Sweden's Gillis Grafstrom for the most in Olympic figure skating, and their golden haul matched the record shared by Grafstrom, Sonja Henie of Norway and Irina Rodnina of the Soviet Union.
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5d ago
       

Curry would love to captain Team Curry again in 2019

LeBron James would be OK with someone else taking his place, depending on who the top two vote-getters are, although his draft prowess led to Team LeBron beating Team Stephen 148-145 Sunday night . And James finally revealed his draft order: Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, his former Cleveland teammate Kyrie Irving and DeMarcus Cousins, who missed the game due to a season-ending injury. "I think that having the captains and selecting the guys and being able to mix them up gave it a more authentic feel of kind of what us players want to be part of in an All-Star Game," Irving said.
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7d ago
       

Barcelona wins at Eibar 2-0 before trip to Chelsea in CL

Barcelona's star helped to set up two goals to beat 10-man Eibar 2-0 on Saturday as the Spanish leaders warmed up for their visit to Chelsea in the Champions League. Orellana compounded that mistake when he batted a ball into the air with play stopped and the referee waiting for Eibar to return the ball to Barcelona to take a free kick. Eibar coach Jose Luis Mendilibar was also sent off minutes later for protesting when the referee did not book Suarez for lightly kicking the ball after play stopped for an offside call.
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1w ago
       

Hanyu defends Olympic gold medal in men's figure skating

GANGNEUNG, South Korea -- Yuzuru Hanyu was introduced as the Olympic gold medalist, skated over to the podium and jumped high onto it. Fernandez, skating to "Man of La Mancha," was a worthy medalist, finishing just 1. 66 points behind Uno. "I think after having such a disastrous short program and being so, so low in the ranking - lower than I usually ever am - it allowed me to completely forget the results and focus on enjoying myself out on the ice," Chen said, "and getting rid of expectations helped a lot. "
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1w ago
       

2014 champ Shiffrin 4th behind Hansdotter in Olympic slalom

Not really in the men's race across the way at the Jeongseon Alpine Center, where Austria's Matthias Mayer added a super-G gold to the downhill title he won four years ago. That Shiffrin's poor-for-her performance in slalom came one day after she won the gold medal in the giant slalom, an event at which she is not as good, was not only stunning but also perhaps related. That is based in large part on her resume: She won the slalom gold at the age of 18 at the 2014 Sochi Olympics; she won three consecutive world championships in that event; she had a five-race winning streak in January; she is on pace for a second overall World Cup title.
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1w ago
       

Delays done, Shiffrin wins Olympic GS gold; best event next

And so it was not until a week into the Pyeongchang Games that Shiffrin and the other female Alpine skiers got to compete in the rescheduled giant slalom, an event the 22-year-old American considers a work in progress for her. In second place and still feeling some jitters after the first of Thursday's two runs, Shiffrin did two things during the 3� hours before the deciding leg of the GS: She took a nap, and then she sneaked onto the adjacent men's course at Yongpong Alpine Center for a little free skiing. On a crisp, clear day with very little sign of the gusts that have played havoc with the skiing program, Shiffrin dealt well with her pent-up emotions and put together a pair of aggressive, if not quite perfect, trips through the gates to win the giant slalom for the second Olympic gold medal of her precocious career.
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1w ago
       

For the aged: Svindal wins downhill; oldest Alpine winner

JEONGSEON, South Korea -- Aksel Lund Svindal won the men's downhill Thursday, making the 35-year-old Norwegian the oldest Olympic gold medalist in Alpine skiing. Beat Feuz of Switzerland took bronze, 0. 18 behind Svindal's time of 1 minute, 40. 25 seconds. Jansrud started three minutes later on a course where he won the only previous downhill, an Olympic test on the World Cup circuit two years ago when Svindal was injured.
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