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Canada's women's hockey team set for gold medal re-match with US

For Noreau, it was redemption of sorts after his effort in the penalty-shot round in Canada's loss to the Czech Republic last Saturday hit the goal post, securing victory for the Czechs. Agosta, a Vancouver police officer with three gold medals , has taken the past year off to train for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics. The hockey gods can be so cruel. Read More »

Evans set to regain West Brom captaincy


Barry and Evans were both named in the West Brom team for a 2-1 FA Cup home defeat to Southampton on Saturday, but Evans' fellow defender Gareth McAuley wore the armband. At first, Big Sam was able to get consecutive wins to appease the fans but in recent weeks, relegation fears are in the minds of Evertonians with a 5-0 thrashing at Arsenal putting the spotlight on Big Sam once again. Read More »

Winter Olympics: New Zealand teens end country's long medal-drought


The "incredibly proud" father of Winter Olympic Games bronze medal victor Zoi Sadowski-Synnott says the achievement is the beginning of her career. "Some people might be surprised to hear that, but we knew we had athletes with the ability to win medals, we thought we had 5 or 6 genuine chances, and in these sports knowing that you can fall over, out of six we thought we could convert two or three". Read More »

Banned ex-FIFA president Sepp Blatter backs Morocco 2026 World Cup bid


Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter believes the 2026 World Cup should be awarded to Morocco this summer, not the joint North American bid from the United States , Canada and Mexico . But now FIFA's secretary-general Fatma Samoura has informed members that the ban has been lifted ahead of the governing body's 211-nation strong congress which takes place in June. Read More »

David De Gea could have stopped the Titanic from sinking


Keane still made no bones about the fact it wasn't a great performance but he certainly was not almost as harsh as Didier Hamann, who described United's play as "anti-football". "It is not always possible but that is what we have to do, and play to win". "They're the things that make or break you as a footballer and I feel like it's how you deal with those situations that define you as a player and as a character on the pitch". Read More »

Georgia Tech vs Virginia basketball


The Cavaliers clinched the ACC regular season championship with the win, their third in the last five years. Elsewhere in the ACC on Wednesday, the No. Virginia swarms Georgia Tech . Led by Diakite and fellow reserve De'Andre Hunter (nine points each), six other Cavaliers contributed at least six points. Read More »

Ferrari take the covers off the SF71H

Vettel won five times during 2017, and will be looking to go one better this year with the SF71H, while Räikkönen will be eyeing his first race victory since he returned for his second spell, having last won in Ferrari red back in the 2009 Belgian Grand Prix . Read More »

Would Do You Think: Can Chelsea Beat Barca in Spain


This begs the question, just how do you stop Lionel Messi? Only one outcome could be envisaged. It only took him nine attempts and thirty shots, but Lionel Messi is finally off the mark against Chelsea . But my team were excellent. "It is still open though and we have showed that we can compete". His assist to Messi was driven low past Thibaut Courtois for an equaliser that gives the Spaniards the advantage when they meet at the Camp Nou for the second leg of their last-16 tie on ... Read More »

Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton hope to start season with new deal done


Mercedes will unveil the vehicle that Valtteri Bottas and the current world champion Lewis Hamilton will try and steer to glory over the coming weeks and months, and another British former title victor in the sport believes Hamilton has to be considered the favourite to retain his title. Read More »

Jamaica's first women's Olympic bobsled team just made history


Fenlator-Victorian drove for the the 2014 Sochi Games. The women went on to complete their first run in 51.29 seconds, earning 17th place. Jamaica's fourth heat time was actually the 13th fastest time on the descent. The Jamaican team ran into difficulty last week after their coach, German Sandra Kiriasis, a 2006 bobsleigh gold medal victor, left the Jamaican setup and took the team's only sleigh which she said belonged to her. Read More »

Vinatieri, Colts close to one-year deal


According to ESPN's Adam Schefter , the Indianapolis Colts have re-signed Vinatieri to a one-year contract. Vinatieri converted more than 85 percent of his field-goal tries in 2017, his 12th season with the Colts . Vinatieri has scored at least 58 points in every season of his career, except for 2009, when he only played in nine games. His longest field goal last season was 54 yards, and he was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after going 4-4 against San Francisco. Read More »

India score 188/4 against South Africa in second T20


Watch the second T20I between South Africa and India , live on Sky Sports Cricket from 3.55pm on Wednesday. Chasing a competitive target of 189, the Proteas chased it down in 18.4 overs with Klassen scoring 69 runs off 30 balls and Duminy's unbeaten 64 off 40 balls. Read More »

Conor McGregor stripped of UFC lightweight title, Dana White confirms


Khabib Nurmagomedov related . "It's not for the interim title, that fight is for the title". "That fight is for the title". While White is still elusive with his answers, when he was pressed for information in a new interview with TMZ , he confirms that McGregor will be stripped in order for Ferguson and Nurmagomedov to battle for the undisputed belt. Read More »

Europa League: Mkhitaryan among Arsenal starting XI


He said the former Cardiff City prodigy "certainly" would not be in contention for either match against Ostersunds and stated that his availability for the Carabao Cup final would depend on his progress before then. The Gunners thrashed Ostersunds 3-0 in the first leg at the Jamtkraft Arena thanks to goals from Nacho Monreal, Mesut Ozil and an own goal from Sotirios Papagiannopoulos. Read More »

Turkish wonderkid Cengiz Under makes Champions League debut for Roma v Shakhtar


Shakhtar have for more than a decade been excellent scouters of talent, especially from Brazil, and while that tradition is maintained, there is perpetual change. Roma have just will not play Karsdorp, Gonalons, Pellegrini , and participation in the match Florenzi in question. He is Cengiz Under . The former Medipol Basaksehir star has had a largely frustrating time in Italy after moving to Rome in a €13m deal last summer. Read More »

Ireland Team Named For Six Nations Clash With Wales


With neither fit to play this Saturday due to hamstring injuries, Schmidt is forced into three changes and has chose to give both Leinster prop Andrew Porter and Munster centre Chris Farrell their first Six Nations starts, while Henderson's absence is alleviated by the return of lock James Ryan after he recovered from the groin injury that kept him out of the 56-19 win over Italy. Read More »

Scary crash puts Canadian Chris Del Bosco in hospital


Christopher Del Bosco took off on a jump and lost control. A Canadian public relations official initially said Del Bosco had suffered a broken pelvis. "He forgot where he was between turn six and seven, did a single instead of a double". Emergency workers attended to him for more than 10 minutes before carting him off for medical attention. Read More »

US Women Defeat Canada to Claim Olympic Hockey Gold


The teams were tied 1-1 in the second period. "We're ready for any team, and every team from here going forward is going to be tough", forward Derek Roy said . The men's hockey team beat Finland 1-0 to advance to the semifinals . The U.S. had lost five in a row to Canada before getting the upper hand. Read More »

Broward Sheriff on School Deputies: 'Rifles From this Point Forward'


Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said at a news conference Wednesday that the rifles will be locked in a patrol auto when not in use until the agency secures gun locks and lockers. "You're darn right he was prepared to do something about it", Israel said of the school resource deputy. The shooting revealed the need for schools to be better equipped to handle violence, Israel said. Read More »

Stephen Colbert Calls Out Lawmakers Who Refuse To Push For Gun Control


Interested in Gun Control? "This is an election year", Stephen Colbert , host of " The Late Show ", said during his opening monologue on Tuesday. Klepper's "thoughts and prayers" suggestion left Tarr unmoved: "As we've discovered", she said, "thoughts and prayers generally don't protect you from gunfire". Read More »

US women beat Canada to end 20-year Olympic gold drought

While the United States won the 1998 Olympic Gold, the Canadians captured the last four. Over the past five Olympic Games, the USA and Canada have competed for gold four times . Ahead of the match , they had already played once in these Olympics. Hilary Knight - who like Marvin, Lamoureux-Davidson and her twin sister Monique Lamoureux-Morando also played on the 2010 team that lost to Canada in the gold medal game - started the scoring with a power play goal with just 26 seconds ... Read More »

Bjoergen becomes most medalled Winter Olympian of all time


Vonn has said she expects tonight's race will be her final Olympic downhill. "I like knowing what times my competitors get and how they are skiing so, I will have to see what she gets", Vonn said. "So it is hard to comment on the combined team, because in this situation it worked, but it was out of our control, so I can't really comment on the future at this time". Read More »

Snowboarding: Gutsy Gasser goes for glory, bags big air gold


The athletes will each get three attempts, and their scores depend on height, difficulty, style and landing quality. A bit of redemption for Gasser's poor showing in the windy slopestyle final, Anna's 185.00 was well earned, especially considering she overcame two arguably low scores on her first jumps. Read More »

United States of America vs. Canada, 2018 Olympic hockey


In total the team teams have faced each other 18 times since the women's world hockey championship came into being in 1990 with Canada winning 10 of those matches . The third period was where the Americans once again found their game. Calgary's Haley Irwin slid it past 20-year-old rookie Maddie Rooney after a pass from Blayre Turnbull. Read More »

Wildcard Reilly Opelka topples Jack Sock in Delray Beach Open


It was a bitter departure for Raonic, who reached the Delray Beach final a year ago but had to pull out against Sock because of a leg injury. The Argentine second seed broke serve four times on the way to a 6-2, 6-4 win over the Frenchman and will now play young American Frances Tiafoe. Read More »

Team Toro Rosso Reveals Its F1 Car For The 2018 Season


In what was the first run for the team since its switch to use the Honda power unit, Toro Rosso was left pleased with the smooth progress it made. "Everything ran smoothly and according to plan", confirmed a team spokesperson to Motorsport Week. Read More »