DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. won a checkered flag before he leaves to check out Olympic gold.
NEW YORK (AP) — Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics:
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Adam Rippon put his hands over his face and let the cheers wash over. He waved and smiled, and when the crowd kept clapping, he jumped where he stood and swung his arms to egg them on.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Point guards could run the show in the next Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class, with Jason Kidd and two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash among the 13 finalists announced Saturday morning.
Russian soccer players were protected from being caught doping under direct government orders that laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov said he followed to ensure cheating was covered up as part of a far-reaching conspiracy.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The blistering pace on the ice and the atmosphere in the arena was reminiscent of the epic showdown between the United States and Russia in Sochi four years ago.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — After missing the podium a week ago, defending Olympic champion Kamil Stoch came up big on the large hill.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Gasper Kroselj stopped four of the five shots he faced in a shootout and Ziga Jeglic's slap shot high into the net was the difference Saturday night as Slovenia beat Slovakia 3-2 in preliminary-round play at the Olympics.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Lizzy Yarnold picked the perfect time to end a three-year winless streak, and extended Britain's dominance in women's skeleton in the process.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Yuzuru Hanyu made Olympic figure skating history with a strong — and expected — performance in the men's free skate.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Canada heaved a collective sigh of relief on Sunday after the defending world champion women's curling team finally nabbed its first win of the Olympic round robin, a much-needed victory for a team that had inexplicably fallen to last place.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — After two silver medals, Anastasiya Kuzmina finally found Olympic gold.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Samuel Girard yelled and signaled No. 1 with both index fingers as he crossed the finish line first. Just behind him, John-Henry Krueger spread his arms in a can-you-believe-it gesture.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan won figuring skating gold, becoming the first man to repeat as Olympic champion since Dick Button. American Nathan Chen didn't make the podium, but redeemed himself after a disastrous short program with a historic free skate.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Erin Jackson is the rawest of Olympic rookies. As a kid careering around roller rinks in Florida, she never dreamed of gold.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Marit Bjoergen crossed the finish line, thrust her ski poles in the air and was promptly mobbed by teammates.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Hockey is a game of mistakes and it's on display in fine form at the Olympics.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Some advice to all the parents out there, particularly those swept up in the soaring passion and tear-jerking emotion of the Olympics.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Sometimes the Olympics feature soaring moments of glory. Other times, athletes come crashing to the ground.
OBSERVATION POST 717, South Korea (AP) — The view into North Korea is spectacular from high above, a wide panorama stretching from craggy islands just off the coast to the mountains in the interior.
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — This made no sense to Ester Ledecka. Just simply couldn't be. Could. Not. Be.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The Russian team and Finland have set up a pair of rematches for the women's hockey semifinals with a couple of big wins.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Mathilde Gremaud concedes she does not remember her head slamming onto the slopestyle course during training, or much of anything that happened in the aftermath.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Sarah Murray certainly could be forgiven if she wanted to take a break.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Saturday that he hopes his efforts to engage rival North Korea at the Olympics will also lead to better ties between the North and its other major rival, Washington, as well as help set up talks on ridding the North of i…
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Pius Suter had a hat trick and former NHL goaltender Jonas Hiller made 25 saves as Switzerland shut out host South Korea 8-0 and chased goaltender Matt Dalton on Saturday night.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Yuzuru Hanyu was introduced as the Olympic gold medalist, skated over to the podium and jumped high onto it. With a perfect landing, naturally.
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Lindsey Vonn's first Olympic race in eight years included one obvious, late mistake that she was sure cost her a medal — maybe even the gold.
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Happily married skiers do ski fast, Bode Miller. Mrs. Anna Veith is the proof.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The Czech Republic rallied twice to hand the Canadian men's hockey team its first Olympic loss in eight years Saturday, riding goaltender Pavel Francouz to a 3-2 win in a shootout.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Three spots in the top 10. A victory in the free skate.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Olympics were never part of Sarah Hoefflin's plan.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The memories are impossible to ignore. Justin Olsen sees him in the start house. Elana Meyers Taylor hears him on her track walks. Mentions of his name bring some members of the team to tears, and others still can't fully open up about how difficult moving on …
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — We've made it to the second week of the Olympics. We'd say things are heating up — and yes, the weather is a bit warmer — but remember these are still the Winter Games. There's lots of action on the ice and snow on Saturday. Here are the highlights (all times …
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The ice at Ridder Arena was dull and dirty the morning of Jan. 31. Adam Stirn, the University of Minnesota's lead ice maker, doesn't like dirt; not in hallways, not on rink boards and especially not on ice.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is running for a Utah Senate seat, officially launching his political comeback attempt Friday by praising his adopted home state as a model for an acrimonious national government in Washington.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Nathan Chen finally admitted the pressure of being the face of American figure skating got to him, winding him up so tight for his short program that it ended in what he described as a "disaster."
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu repeats as Olympic gold medalist in men's figure skating; countryman Shoma Uno gets silver.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The personality of American figure skater Vincent Zhou, who made his Olympic debut with a superb short program Friday, was neatly summed up by his social media response to a fan who recently asked what era he would visit if he could travel back in time.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Lindsey Vonn's first race at the Pyeongchang Olympics is the latest to be delayed because of strong winds.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The world, some fret, is falling apart. Politicians spar viciously on social media. Leaders lie. Former heroes fall like dominoes amid endless scandals. Cruelty has come to feel commonplace.
NEW YORK (AP) — A gold medal used to be the golden ticket for lucrative endorsements — think Mary Lou Retton on a Wheaties box. But in the age of social media, athletes are making a name for themselves well ahead of time.
An apology for Russia's doping scheme is now ready to be issued. Not by the state which ordered the systematic cover-up but by the chemist who helped Russian athletes trick the system.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — In many ways, Lindsey Jacobellis walked away from these Olympics the same as she has from all the previous ones.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — If the conditions are right, American freestyle skier Mac Bohonnon will pay tribute to one of his sport's most fascinating and beloved characters. And if that goes well, he might find himself with an Olympic medal hanging around his neck, too.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — As Claudia Pechstein churned through those last couple of laps, any hopes of an Olympic gold medal snatched away by legs that grew heavier by the stride, it was easy to feel a bit torn.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It was a rough day in Pyeongchang for Mikaela Shiffrin and Nathan Chen.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Perhaps more than anyone else, Esmee Visser proved just how good the Dutch really are at speedskating.