Belgium, Croatia battle to wins as 2020 qualifying begins

Europe 03/21/19, 17:23

The stars of last year's World Cup had to dig deep as European Championship qualifying began Thursday.World Cup finalist Croatia nearly dropped points against Azerbaijan, only to be saved by a fine curling shot from Andrej Kramaric for a 2-1 win. Belgium needed two goals from Eden Hazard to defeat ...

As curling grows, it finds a new target: college campuses

Basketball 03/09/19, 02:57

Harvard sophomore Jack Schroeder has modest expectations for the prestige and fortune that might await him across the river if the Crimson manage to win the college curling national championships outside of Boston this weekend.With a victory, Schroeder has been promised an extension on his government midterm that would otherwise ...

10-man Man City scores 2 late goals, beats Schalke 3-2

Soccer 02/20/19, 17:08

Manchester City scored two late goals, including a 90th-minute winner from Raheem Sterling, to beat Schalke 3-2 in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday on another night when the video assistant referee was a talking point.After Leroy Sane equalized for 10-man City in the 85th with a ...

A year after Olympic gold, US curlers reflect on success

Sports 02/15/19, 15:12

Nearly a year has passed since he won gold in South Korea, and John Shuster can still smile about his transformation from obscure curler to Olympic sensation."It's a lot of pinch-yourself kind of days," he said.Shuster is back on the ice this week, competing at the USA Curling National Championships. ...

Former Olympic curler helps supports Homer club

Sports 01/26/19, 11:20

A year after the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, when the U.S. men's curling team scored an unexpected victory over Sweden to earn a gold medal and Americans embraced the sport with enthusiasm across the internet, people are still getting excited about it in Homer.Jessica Schultz, a two-time Olympic curler ...

Chelsea strengthens hold on 4th place by beating Newcastle

Soccer 01/12/19, 14:44

Willian's curling strike gave Chelsea a 2-1 victory over Newcastle, sending the west London club six points clear in fourth place in the English Premier League on Saturday.Chelsea took advantage of fifth-place Arsenal losing at West Ham to strengthen its hold on the final Champions League qualification place.Pedro Rodriguez collected ...

Former NFL Pro Bowl Players try curling with Olympic goal

Sports 01/04/19, 03:29

Defensive lineman Jared Allen retired from the NFL in 2015 and wasn't ready to give up on the competition he'd come to enjoy as a five-time All-Pro.His solution: The Olympics.The problem: He didn't compete in any Olympic sports.Less than a year later, Allen and three other former NFL stars — ...

Investigation launched into abuse claims by “Garlic Girls”

Sports 11/13/18, 23:07

The darlings of South Korea's Winter Olympics are back in the headlines eight months after their stirring run to a curling silver medal in Pyeongchang.South Korea's sports ministry on Wednesday announced a joint investigation with the national Olympic committee into allegations by the so-called Garlic Girls of abuse.The five-member women's ...

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