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Canadian defenseman sorry for removing medal during ceremony

By TERESA M. WALKERAP Sports Writer GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) – Canadian defenseman Jocelyne Larocque apologized Friday for taking off her silver medal almost immediately after it was placed around her neck at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Larocque, a two-time Olympian, then held onto the medal during the medal ceremony following …

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US veterans can enjoy hockey gold before deciding futures

By TERESA M. WALKERAP Sports Writer PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) – Americans Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, twin sister Monique Lamoureux-Morando, Hilary Knight, Meghan Duggan, Gigi Marvin and Kacey Bellamy have a luxury their predecessors lacked after finally capturing the nation’s first Olympic gold in women’s hockey in two decades. Time to enjoy …

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AC Milan vs. Arsenal in last 16 of Europa League

NYON, Switzerland (AP) – AC Milan’s hunt for the only European title it is missing will continue against one of the strongest possible opponents in the last 16 of the Europa League: Arsenal. The two favorites in the second tier European competition were drawn against each other on Friday. Both …

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Korda shoots course-record 62 to lead LPGA Thailand

CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) – Jessica Korda shot a course-record 62 at the LPGA Thailand on Friday to lead by four strokes after the second round. Playing her first tournament since having jaw surgery, the American fired eight birdies and finished with an eagle to move to 16 under par at …

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Noren, Simpson lead at Honda; Woods has solid 70

By DOUG FERGUSONAP Golf Writer PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) – Tiger Woods had what he called “easily” his best round hitting the ball, and he didn’t even break par at the Honda Classic. Alex Noren and Webb Simpson shared the lead at 4-under 66 in steady wind on a …

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After tribute to shooting victims, Luongo stops Capitals

By PAUL GEREFFIAssociated Press SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) – Roberto Luongo spoke eloquently on the ice and then played brilliantly in net. On a night when the Florida Panthers honored the victims of last week’s shooting at nearby Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, their veteran goalie delivered a stirring speech to …

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Arizona’s Trier suspended for trace amount of PED

By JOHN MARSHALLAP Basketball Writer Arizona’s Allonzo Trier has been declared ineligible for the reappearance of a banned substance that led to a 19-game suspension last season. The NCAA notified the school on Thursday that the preseason All-America junior guard tested positive for trace amount of the substance late last …

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Devils acquire Grabner from Rangers in rivals’ first trade

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – The New Jersey Devils have acquired speedy winger Michael Grabner from the New York Rangers in the first trade between the cross-river rivals. New Jersey sends a 2018 second-round draft pick and 20-year-old defensive prospect Yegor Rykov to New York. The teams announced the deal Thursday …

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US Tennis Association deemed mostly liable for player’s fall

NEW YORK (AP) – The United States Tennis Association on Thursday was found mostly liable for when Canadian player Eugenie Bouchard slipped on a wet locker room floor at the 2015 U.S. Open and hit her head, suffering what she said was a “serious head injury” that changed the course …

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Florida Panthers honor victims of school shooting

By PAUL GEREFFIAssociated Press SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) – The Florida Panthers have honored victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with a somber video tribute before their game against the Washington Capitals. The arena video screen Thursday night showed the names and faces of each of the …

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