US women win hockey gold…Shiffrin gets silver…US men to play for gold in curling

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. women’s hockey team has ended a 20-year gold medal drought by beating archrival Canada 3-2 in a shootout thriller. Canadian players wept as they received their silver medals, and one took her medal off. Canada had won the last four Olympic gold medals, after the Americans won gold in Nagano in 1998.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — American skier Mikaela Shiffrin is taking home a silver medal after coming in 0.97 seconds behind Switzerland’s Michelle Gisin in the women’s Alpine combined. Lindsey Vonn led after the downhill portion, but she skied out in the slalom.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The United States will play Sweden for the gold medal in men’s curling after knocking out Canada 5-3 in a tense semifinal showdown. The U.S. victory is a remarkable turnaround for a team that hasn’t made the Olympic podium since winning bronze at the 2006 Turin Games. Canada won the gold medal in men’s curling at the last three Winter Olympics.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has been stripped of his Olympic bronze medal after admitting to a doping violation at the Pyeongchang Games. Krushelnitsky tested positive for the banned substance meldonium.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s 22 athletes have wrapped up their competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics without a finish higher than their 13th place in pairs skating. The sentimental highlight of their participation in the games was the joint Korea ice hockey team, which featured 12 players from the North. The joint team lost all of its matches.

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