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U.S. bobsledder Holcomb dies at 37

Steven Holcomb was simultaneously ordinary and remarkable. America’s best bobsled pilot was a self-described computer geek who would rub elbows with Hollywood stars. He was never exactly in the best of shape, yet was a world-class athlete. He attempted suicide years ago, then revealed his story with hopes of helping ...

/ Apr 3, 2017

Japan wins one, loses one at curling worlds

Japan won its second straight game at the men’s curling world championship with a 9-6 victory over the Netherlands but lost 7-4 to Scotland on Sunday, the second day of competition. SC Karuizawa, which beat Italy 9-5 on Saturday as it looks to get ...

/ Mar 19, 2017

Onozuka makes halfpipe history

Ayana Onozuka became the first Japanese male or female to win a halfpipe gold medal at the freestyle skiing world championships on Saturday. Onozuka qualified for the women’s final with the second-best mark. The Sochi Olympic bronze medalist produced a score of 89.80 points ...

/ Mar 16, 2017

Watabe's Nordic combined win streak ends

Akito Watabe came up short in his bid for a third straight win and placed fourth at a Nordic combined World Cup meet on Wednesday. With the ski jumping leg canceled because of snow showers and strong winds, the preliminary jump score from the ...

/ Mar 14, 2017

Kodaira aims high for 2018 Olympics

Nao Kodaira set her sights high for next year’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics as she made a triumphant homecoming on Tuesday after finishing the World Cup season undefeated in the 500 meters. Kodaira won her final race at a World Cup event in Norway on ...

Kodaira secures overall 500 crown

/ Mar 12, 2017

Kodaira secures overall 500 crown

Nao Kodaira secured her second overall World Cup speedskating title in the women’s 500 meters with a race to spare at the final event of the season on Saturday. Kodaira, who became the first Japanese woman to win the World Sprint Speed Skating Championships ...