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Adam Rippon decides not to do TV for NBC at 2018 Winter Olympics

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Rippon would have had to move out of the Olympic Village and give up his athlete credential. He did not want to do that.

Eric Hosmer's signing sends a message: 'The Padres are very serious'

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Eric Hosmer is expected to guide the Padres to elite status with both his performance and his clubhouse presence

Austin Dillon drives No. 3 to Daytona 500 win, 20 years after Dale Earnhardt Sr.'s triumph

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How the 60th annual Daytona 500 played out Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.

Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly calls fans' racial taunts 'disgusting'

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Smith-Pelly says he is saddened that black athletes continue to be targets of fans' racial taunts.

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Danica Patrick's NASCAR career comes to a close with Daytona 500 crash

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Danica Patrick was caught up in a multi-car crash Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.

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No. 10 Duke holds off No. 12 Clemson for major ACC road win

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Gary Trent Jr. hit three foul shots to help the Blue Devils prevail 66-57.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. finds life in post-racing career more fun, less stressful

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. says when he was racing, he carried "a thousand pounds" on his shoulders. Now, the stress on Sundays is much more manageable

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USA women's hockey in semifinals and 4 other things to watch on Day 10 of Winter Olympics

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Everything you need to know for Day 10 of the 2018 Winter Olympics, including women's hockey and big air snowboarding.

As Alex Ovechkin nears 600 goals, Capitals captain has focus elsewhere

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He has 592 goals, and by getting to 600 in his next 21 games, will become one of four players to do so in 1,000 games or fewer.

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Philadelphia 76ers' J.J. Redick says he was 'tongue tied' in video purportedly showing racial slur

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J.J. Redick appeared to use a racial slur in a video wishing Chinese fans happy new hear.

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LeBron James and Paul George to the Lakers? There's no ignoring All-Star weekend's biggest subplot

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Could LeBron James and Paul George team up this summer in free agency?

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Gus Kenworthy didn't need medal to make him winner at 2018 Winter Olympics

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Kiss between Gus Kenworthy and his boyfriend shown on prime time TV coverage

Austrian snowboarder Markus Schairer, who broke his neck at Olympics, says he'll walk soon

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Olympic snowboarder Markus Schairer, pictured wearing a neck brace, wrote in an Instagram message that he has "no neurological deficits."

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New Winter Olympic sport: American 'fans' hating on American athletes who speak their mind

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First Adam Rippon, then Lindsey Vonn, then Gus Kenworthy. All spoke out critically against our leaders, something in keeping with the First Amendment.

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Adam Rippon will work for NBC as a correspondent for remainder of 2018 Winter Olympics

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The outspoken figure skater, who was in the middle of a controversy with Vice President Pence, will work on air and on digital platforms.

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2018 Winter Olympics: Aaron Tran is a star at short-track and gaming

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The 21-year-old speedskater, who will race in the 500 Tuesday, tracked down some League of Legends action in the Athletes' Village.

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Some hockey players in these Winter Olympics could make way to NHL

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Here are some NHL prospects taking part in the Games to keep an eye on, as well as some former stars who may return to the league.

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U.S. women's hockey team works on net-front presence before Winter Olympics semifinal against Finland

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Americans have outshot opponents heavily but have been limited to nine goals in tournament.

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Eric Hosmer agrees to eight-year deal with Padres

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Hosmer, 28, hit a career-high 25 home runs in each of the past two seasons for Kansas City.

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LeBron James to Fox News host: 'We will definitely not shut up and dribble'

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LeBron James made his first public remarks since Fox News host Laura Ingraham told him and Kevin Durant to stick to sports.

Sunday, Feb 18

Bubble Watch: Saturday's winners and losers among fringe NCAA tournament teams

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USA TODAY Sports takes a look at the borderline teams who bolstered their portfolio and the ones who stained theirs.

Saturday, Feb 17

2018 Winter Olympics: How is Team USA doing?

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After hopefuls Lindsey Vonn and Nathan Chen fell short of the podium, speedskater John-Henry Kreuger came for the United States.

Fox News' Laura Ingraham tells LeBron James, Kevin Durant: 'Shut up and dribble'

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Fox host Laura Ingraham didn't like LeBron James and Kevin Durant sharing their opinions about Donald Trump.

Nathan Chen makes it interesting but Yuzuru Hanyu makes history in Olympic figure skating

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Just 24 hours after his gold medal hopes were crushed, Nathan Chen delivered a spectacular comeback performance.

Kevin Durant on Laura Ingraham’s commentary: 'To me, it was racist'

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Durant addressed the comments made by the Fox News host who said he and LeBron James should just "shut up and dribble."

Friday, Feb 16

Jaylen Brown: Laura Ingraham's comments about LeBron are 'ridiculous' and 'insulting'

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Fox News' Laura Ingraham said LeBron James should just "shut up and dribble" instead of making his voice heard and speaking out about politics.

NCAA tournament bracketology: Purdue falls to No. 2, will Big Ten only have 3-4 tourney teams?

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(Updated Feb. 16, 2018) : Only three teams are locks to go to the NCAAs from the Big Ten.

Mikaela Shiffrin is the only person who can beat Mikaela Shiffrin at the 2018 Winter Olympics

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When Mikaela Shiffrin's skiing well, everyone else is skiing for second and third place and they all know it.

2018 Winter Olympics medal count: How Team USA is faring in Pyeongchang

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Two U.S. hopefuls to earn medals Friday, Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Jacobellis, fell just short of a spot on the podium.

Thursday, Feb 15

Bode Miller, Shaun White and other American men remain oblivious to #MeToo reality at Olympics

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It's still early at the Winter Olympics, but we've already seen an American athlete and media members display a lack of respect for women.

Mikaela Shiffrin's shot at five gold medals at Winter Olympics ends before it could begin

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Postponed races would have meant Mikaela Shiffrin was racing or trying to race on six consecutive days.

Mikaela Shiffrin wins gold medal in 2018 Winter Olympics giant slalom

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Shiffrin entered her first day of competition with a chance to emerge as one of the Game's biggest stars.

Cheeseheads spotted in crowd for Wisconsin skeleton racer Matt Antoine at Winter Olympics

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His sister's family brings the familiar Packers hats from home.

Wednesday, Feb 14

Shaun White had to go where he had never been to be Olympic champ again

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Needing to land a combination of tricks he’d never completed before, White soared above the halfpipe and put down the run of his life.

Shaun White is America's most clutch performer in Winter Games history

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White tried to distract himself from the competition before his final run.

2018 Winter Olympics medal count: How Team USA is faring in Pyeongchang

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Shaun White assured that American snowboarders continued their dominance, winning the 100th gold in U.S. Winter Olympics history.

Sexual harassment case tarnishes Shaun White's golden Winter Olympics legacy

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He has the credentials, including the medals and the coolness and the appeal. But the sexual harassment incident tarnishes the legacy.