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Lindsey Vonn scatters grandfather's ashes near downhill course

Chicago Tribune

Lindsey Vonn, center, smiles as she receives gifts and a letter of appreciation for her grandfather's service during the Korean War from members of the Yongsan Club in Jeongseon, South Korea, on Feb. 22, 2018. (Felipe Dana / AP). Hyung-Jin…

US win over Canada for hockey gold is the stuff of dreams — and naps

It was a triumph for U.S. women's hockey and a setback for American workplace productivity. Team USA won the gold medal Thursday at the Pyeongchang Winter Games, rallying to take Canada past overtime and through the sixth round of an…

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Women's gold medal game an instant classic and a win for all of hockey

Chicago Tribune

We're good with Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson pulling off the sickest of moves — her shoulders dipping to and fro, her blades cutting this way and that, her magic wand of a stick guiding the puck past a helpless Canadian goalie who had been…

Mikaela Shiffrin completes her Olympics with a silver in the combined

In so many ways, the final day of Mikaela Shiffrin's Olympics came to embody all the days and all the emotions that preceded it. Frustration sharing a stage with joy. Beauty marred by tiny blemishes. Results that didn't necessarily match…

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US curlers to play for Olympic gold after upsetting Canada

John Shuster reacts after defeating Canada during the men's curling semifinal match on Feb. 22, 2018. (Aaron Favila / AP). Kristen GelineauAssociated Press. John Shuster and his U.S. team will play for a gold medal against Sweden after a 5…

U.S. beats Canada in shootout for gold in women's hockey: 'Joy's the only word that comes to mind'

Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson skated slowly back and forth toward the net, showing forehand, then leaning quickly to the left to fake a backhand that pulled Canadian goalie Shannon Szabados out of the crease. On the sport's biggest stage,…

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Austria's Anna Gasser outduels American Jamie Anderson for gold in women's Big Air

Anna Gasser of Austria reacts after her run during the women's Big Air final at the 2018 Winter Olympics at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 22, 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. (Ryan Pierse / Getty Images). Will GravesAssociated Press. Anna…

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Blanked by the Czechs in a shootout, U.S. men's hockey team is out of the Olympics

As the clock ticked toward the conclusion of overtime, coach Tony Granato thought, "I don't like the idea of this." His team was playing to delay the end. Most of the U.S. men's hockey players had come from European teams, minor leagues or…

Wednesday, Feb 21

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They left their slower teammate behind. Now their country's fans want them banned.

Noh Seon-Yeong's tears have mobilized the hosts of the Pyeongchang Olympics, marring the Games for a nation that prides itself on sportsmanship and civility. Noh, a long-track speedskater, cried in the infield of the Gangneung Oval Monday…

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White Sox look ahead of schedule, but Rick Hahn still wisely sees need for patience

To the untrained eye, White Sox prospects Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert provided several did-you-see-that moments during batting practice Tuesday at Camelback Ranch, confirming their prodigious power and enormous talent. To Sox executive…

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Olympic bronze doesn't begin to tell the story of Lindsey Vonn, the greatest female ski racer of all time

Lindsey Vonn poses on the podium with her bronze medal for women's downhill at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Feb. 21, 2018. (JAVIER SORIANO / AFP/Getty Images). Barry SvrlugaThe Washington Post. Her body still functions, and because her mind…

7 things we learned about the MLB's new pace-of-play rules — and walk-up music

You learn something new every day. Here are some things I learned from Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre Tuesday during the MLB media day at the Glendale Civic Center. Deadening dead time While everyone talks about pace-of-game changes as a…

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Bradie Tennell 11th after shaky starts for US women in short program

Chicago Tribune

Bradie Tennell falls as she competes during the short program at the Gangneung Ice Arena on Feb. 21, 2018. (Tatyana Zenkovich/EPA). Dave SkrettaAssociated Press. Bradie Tennell fell during her opening jump combination at the Pyeongchang…

Mark Cuban 'embarrassed' by allegations of 'corrosive' Mavericks workplace culture

Responding Tuesday to a Sports Illustrated story alleging a "corrosive" workplace culture within his NBA team, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he was "embarrassed" and vowed to "fix" the "problem." The lengthy story recounted…

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OPRF claims WSC title as Anthony Roberts drains clutch free throw

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Oak Park-River Forest's Anthony Roberts (30) gets a hug from Malachi Ross after draining the game-winning free throw against Hinsdale South on Tuesday night in Darien. (Mike Mantucca/Pioneer Press). Bob NarangContact ReporterPioneer Press.…

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Wednesday's matchup: Senators at Blackhawks

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Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville discusses the loss to the Kings on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (Paul Skrbina/Chicago Tribune). Paul SkrbinaContact ReporterChicago Tribune. TV/radio: 7 p.m. Wednesday; NBCSCH, WGN-AM 720. Storylines: Neither…

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New MLB rule: Pitching change a must for 7th mound visit by coach or manager

Managers or coaches must make a pitching change if they head to the mound for the seventh time in a game under baseball's new pace of play rules. Commissioner Rob Manfred and executive Joe Torre explained some of the parameters Tuesday,…

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Hitters Group No. 4 — Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert and Micker Adolfo — hopes to become a Big 3 for White Sox

There was a moment Tuesday morning when all activity at Camelback Ranch seemed to pause as the White Sox’s future stepped toward the plate at Field No. 2. Hitters Group No. 4 — better known as Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert and Micker Adolfo —…

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Bears decline 2018 option on guard Josh Sitton, who says he has 'prime years' left in his career

How did every Bears player fare this season? And what is their contract status? A position-by-position look at the 2017 roster. (Colleen Kane, Rich Campbell). Brad BiggsContact ReporterChicago Tribune. The Bears are shaking up their…

Tuesday, Feb 20

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Walk-on Pantelis Xidias is a one-man, goggles-wearing party on DePaul bench

Chicago Tribune

DePaul University walk-on basketball player Pantelis Xidias cheers on teammates at Wintrust Arena on Feb. 14, 2018, in Chicago. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune). Shannon RyanContact ReporterChicago Tribune. The goggles-wearing kid at the…

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Roster rebuild begins: Bears cut LB Jerrell Freeman

How did every Bears player fare this season? And what is their contract status? A position-by-position look at the 2017 roster. (Colleen Kane, Rich Campbell). Brad BiggsContact ReporterChicago Tribune. In advance of the Bears' foray into…

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Tom Ricketts sets World Series-or-bust tone for Cubs, and everybody's in

Tradition calls for Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts to welcome the team back every spring with a talk that establishes expectations for the upcoming season. Ricketts made news Monday reasserting the Cubs’ plan to end their one-year championship…

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Olympics winners and losers: NBC, Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir, Johnny Weir and more

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Skating to “Moulin Rougue,” The Canadian ice dancers dazzled Tuesday, winning gold and making them the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history. Winner: Adam Rippon Every time this U.S. figure skater was on television ...

Sorry Elizabeth Swaney, Olympics should be reserved for the best athletes

Chicago Tribune

Elizabeth Marian Swaney, of Hungary, jumps during women's halfpipe qualifying at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Monday. (Associated Press). Paul NewberryAssociated Press. Liz Swaney deserves…

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Canadians Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir win ice dance for 3rd Olympic gold

Canada's gold medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for the figure skating ice dance at the Pyeongchang Medals Plaza on Tuesday. (Associated Press). Associated Press. Tessa Virtue and Scott…

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U.S. beats Slovakia 5-1, will play Czechs in men's hockey quarters

Ryan Donato scored two goals, Troy Terry had three assists and the United States beat Slovakia 5-1 in the qualification round Tuesday to advance to face the Czech Republic in the Olympic quarterfinals. College kids again led the way for…

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American Brita Sigourney earns bronze in freestyle skiing halfpipe; Canada's Cassie Sharpe takes gold

Chicago Tribune

Brita Sigourney of the United States competes during the freestyle skiing women's halfpipe final at the 2018 Winter Olympics at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 20, 2018, in Pyeongchang, South Korea. (Cameron Spencer / Getty Images). Will…

Blackhawks' Anthony Duclair: 'There's a lot more racism than you guys think'

Blackhawks left wing Anthony Duclair (91) watches a faceoff in the first period against the Flames at the United Center on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune). Paul SkrbinaContact ReporterChicago Tribune. Anthony Duclair…

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Bears must decide what to do with Kyle Fuller as window for franchise tag opens

How did every Bears player fare this season? And what is their contract status? A position-by-position look at the 2017 roster. (Colleen Kane, Rich Campbell). Brad BiggsContact ReporterChicago Tribune. For the second straight year, the…

Monday, Feb 19

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MLB imposes stricter mound limits, defers on pitch clocks

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon visits the mound for a pitching change during a game against the St. Louis Cardinals in 2017. (Associated Press). Associated Press. Major League Baseball imposed stricter limits on mound visits by players in…