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Playing medal yo-yo is no fun for Games athletes

By Gabrielle Tetrault-Farber PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – In four years U.S. skeleton racer Katie Uhlaender has ridden an emotional roller coaster as intense as her sport, which involves hurtling down a steep, twisting tongue of ice, head first. Then, three weeks ago, the Russian’s appeal

Red-hot Coyotes seek fifth straight victory

Suddenly, the Arizona Coyotes are taking on an entirely new look. The Coyotes still possess the NHL’s worst record at 17-32-10, but the final two months of the NHL season aren’t feeling at all like their dismal first four months.

Knights rout Flames, set NHL mark for expansion points

Seven different Golden Knights scored goals as the Vegas broke the NHL record for most points by an expansion team in a season with a 7-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The Golden Knights (40-16-4, 8…

Cardinals’ Michael Wacha: Focuses on strengthening legs

Wacha said Saturday that he adjusted his offseason program to incorporate more leg-strengthening exercises, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Meanwhile, Wacha scaled back his upper-body lifting in order to avoid placing strain on his …

ST Daily: Rays Go Gomez

D.J. Short examines the Carlos Gomez and Cameron Maybin signings in Thursday’s Spring Training Daily.

Cards’ Voit slims down, hopes for work in left field

JUPITER, Fla. • Burly Cardinals first baseman Luke Voit is much more streamlined this spring, having lost some 15 pounds from 260, which he weighed in his first big-league season as he hit .246 with four homers and nine doubles in 114 at-bats. The Lafa…

Brian Cashman believes Yankees are underdogs, not the Red Sox

Despite adding Giancarlo Stanton to an already muscular lineup and getting Brandon Drury to play third base, Brian Cashman said he doesn’t believe the Yankees have caught the Red Sox who likely will announce the signing of J.D. Martinez on Thursday. “They are the American League East champs so we

New defenseman happy to have ‘clean slate’ with Rangers

Rob O’Gara was ready to practice with his Providence Bruins teammates Tuesday before his coach told him he wasn’t allowed to skate. Twenty-four hours later, he was on the ice with the Rangers and preparing for his first game back in the NHL. “There were a thousand emotions going through me [Tuesday

Baseball notebook: Former Card Cepeda in critical condition

Orlando Cepeda, who won the Most Valuable Player award in the National League in 1967, when he helped the Cardinals win the World Series, was hospitalized in San Francisco because of a cardiac event, the San Francisco Giants said Wednesday. They said h…

Chris Carpenter’s fire is still burning for Cardinals

JUPITER, Fla. • Chris Carpenter has one of the lengthier titles in baseball. It is special assistant to the president of baseball operations for the Cardinals. “He just does whatever he wants,” joked that president, John Mozeliak. But those who know th…

Rangers’ Jesse Chavez: Joins Rangers

Chavez signed a split contract with the Rangers on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of reports. Chavez will make $1.5 million if he makes the major-league roster. He spent 2017 with the Angels, struggling to a 5.35 ERA and 1.40 WHIP across 138 in…

Kevin Durant won’t let anyone say the Warriors are struggling

OAKLAND – As soon as the All-Star game finished, Kevin Durant had one goal over the rest of his short break. “I slept,” Durant said. “I took like four or five naps the last few days. Got some good sleep last night. That’s all I needed. So I was good.” Last week was not very restful for the majority