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The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):

10:35 a.m.

Mikaela Shiffrin’s debut at the Pyeongchang Olympics is in a holding pattern with a third delay to the women’s slalom start.

Strong winds, and now some steady falling snow, have put the race at risk on the Rainbow course at Yongpyong.

The opening run is now scheduled to begin at 11:45 a.m. South Korea time on Wednesday (9:45 p.m. on the U.S. East Coast,) after two previous delays of 15 minutes from the original 10:15 a.m. start. The second leg could then start at 2:45 p.m.

Shiffrin, the defending champion, is due to wear the No. 3 starting bib in an 83-racer lineup.


9:45 a.m.

Katie Couric has apologized for saying that the Dutch are so successful in speed skating because skates have been used as a form of transportation when canals freeze in the Netherlands.

Her remark during the Olympics’ opening ceremony invited some Dutch mockery on social media from people who said the information was outdated. The Netherlands embassy to the United States invited Couric to visit the country to see all of the innovative ways the Dutch get around.

Couric late Monday tweeted her apologies for being on thin ice with her comments.

The veteran anchor said she was trying to salute the country’s historic passion for the sport, but it didn’t come out that way.


9:05 a.m.

The favorite in the men’s halfpipe is Shaun White.

The bookmakers at BetDSI Sportsbook have made White a better than even-money favorite to win his third gold medal. The American is listed at minus-125, meaning bettors would have to wager $125 to win $100 on a White victory.

He is followed by Australia’s Scotty James, at 3-1 ($100 to win $300), and Japan’s Ayumu Hirano, at 7-2 ($100 to win $350).

Hirano is coming off a Winter X Games title in which he became the first man to repeat 1440-degree flips on the halfpipe. White skipped the X Games, but scored a 100 on a run in an Olympic qualifier last month. James has been among the most technically perfect riders this season and finished a close second to Hirano and White at those earlier events.


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The Latest Nc State Had Cut Ties With Former Nba Agent




The Latest on the corruption scandal in college basketball (all times local):

11:15 a.m.

North Carolina State athletic director Debbie Yow says the school in 2012 disassociated itself from a former NBA agent at the center of a federal probe into college basketball corruption.

According to a Yahoo Sports report Friday, players and family members allegedly received cash, entertainment and travel expenses from Andy Miller and his agency.

A balance sheet from December 2015 lists several payments under “Loan to Players,” including $43,500 to Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith, who played at N.C. State last season.

N.C. State had sent Miller and his businesses a 10-year disassociation letter, citing NCAA reports that indicate the agent worked closely with an AAU coach and saying that “creates a vulnerability” for the school “that we cannot tolerate.”

Yow says the school will fully cooperate with any investigations.


10:20 a.m.

Bank records and other expense reports that are part of a federal probe into college basketball list a wide range of impermissible payments from agents to at least two dozen players or their relatives, according to documents obtained by Yahoo Sports.

Yahoo said Friday that the documents obtained in discovery during the investigation link current players including Michigan State’s Miles Bridges, Duke’s Wendell Carter and Alabama’s Collin Sexton to potential benefits that would be violations of NCAA rules. According to the report, players and family members allegedly received cash, entertainment and travel expenses from former NBA agent Andy Miller and his agency ASM Sports.

NCAA president Mark Emmert says in a statement Friday the allegations “if true, point to systematic failures that must be fixed and fixed now if we want college sports in America.”

A balance sheet from December 2015 lists several payments under “Loan to Players,” including $43,500 to Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith, who played one season at North Carolina State in 2016-17.


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Olympic Curling Standings: Team Gb Fixtures, Results, Tables, Final, Bronze Medal Match And Schedule For The Women’s And Men’s Teams At Winter Olympics




WINTER OLYMPIC curling is back and Team GB will be looking to be among the medals again.

In a hugely impressive performance in Sochi, the men picked up the silver medal as they finished runners-up to Canada.

PA:Press Association Eve Muirhead is looking to improve on a bronze medal in Sochi

And the women added a bronze, beating Switzerland in the 3rd/4th place match.

Here are all the dates for your diary as both teams look to do even better in Pyeongchang.

Team GB women’s curling fixtures and results

14/2/2018: 5.05am: Great Britain 10 OAR 3

15/2/2018 – 12.05am: Great Britain 4 United States 7

15/2/2018 – 11.05am: Great Britain 8 China 7

17/2/2018 – 12.05am: Great Britain 7 Denmark 6

17/2/2018 – 11.05am: Great Britain 4 South Korea 7

18/2/2018 – 5.05am: Great Britain 6 Sweden 8

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19/2/2018 – 11.05am: Great Britain 8 Switzerland 7

20/2/2018 – 5.05am: Great Britain 8 Japan 6

21/2/2018 – 12.05am: Great Britain 6 Canada 5

23/2/2018 – 11.05am: Great Britain 5 Sweden 10 – Semi-final

24/2/2018 – 11.05am: Bronze medal game

Team GB women will compete in the bronze medal game after losing to Sweden in the semi-final

Team GB men’s curling fixtures and results

14/2/2018 – 12.05am: Great Britain 6 Switzerland 5

14/2/2018 – 11.05am: Great Britain 4 Canada 6

15/2/2018 – 5.05am: Great Britain 6 Japan 5

16/2/2018 – 11.05am: Great Britain 6 Sweden 8

17/2/2018 – 5.05am: Great Britain 5 South Korea 11

18/2/2018 – 11.05am: Great Britain 7 Italy 6

19/2/2018 – 5.05am: Great Britain 7 Denmark 6

20/2/2018 – 12.05am: Great Britain 10 Norway 3

21/2/2018 – 5.05am: Great Britain 4 United States 10

22/2/2018 – 12.05am: Great Britain 5 Switzerland 9 – Tie-breaker

Men’s curling table

The dream is over for Team GB men after they lost their tie-breaker to Switzerland

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Great Britain Vs Sweden Curling Result: Did Team Gb Make It Into Winter Olympics 2018 Final?




TEAM GB were back in curling action as the girls continued their quest for gold.

Eve Muirhead led her team to a bronze medal in Sochi and was aiming to go one better as the Brits took on Sweden in the semi.

Reuters Eve Muirhead is looking to improve on the bronze won in Sochi

The women’s team are now the last hope of a medal in the sport after the men lost their tie-break to Switzerland.

When was Team GB vs Sweden curling?

Great Britain took on Sweden in the curling semi-final on Friday, February 23.

The match will began at 11.05am (8.05pm South Korean time).

What TV channel was Team GB vs Sweden curling on?

The semi-final will be shown live on BBC.

Coverage will begin on BBC One and then switch to BBC Two when the news comes on at 1pm.

You can also live stream the match on the BBC iPlayer.

Full Team GB curling fixtures, results, standings and schedule for Winter Olympics 2018

Who played in the other semi-final?

Hosts South Korea secured a dramatic win over Japan in the other curling semi-final.

The Japanese dramatically forced an extra end with a steal at the death, but it was the Koreans who ultimately triumphed 8-7 in end 11 by the finest of margins.

What was Great Britain vs Sweden curling result?

Great Britain were beaten 10-5 in the curling semi-final.

Eve Muirhead’s team were unable to respond to an excellent Swedish performance, which featured a three-shot steal in the seventh end.

Team GB will now be back in action in the bronze medal match against Japan on Saturday, as they look to repeat their performance in Sochi.

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