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‘I can’t tone it down’: Olympic skater Adam Rippon speaks out for young LGBT Americans – Washington Post

About US is a new initiative by The Washington Post to cover issues of identity in the U.S. Sign up for the newsletter. The newest darling of “the love that dare not speak its name” club skated his way into the history books Sunday night when Adam Rippon, 28, the first openly gay U.S. athlete to compete at a Winter Olympics, also became the...

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People Call Lindsey Vonn the World’s Greatest Skier. Does She Need the Olympics? – New York Times

She separated from Thomas Vonn in late 2011, and 15 months of messy divorce negotiations ensued. Vonn’s skiing remained unrivaled, and she won her fourth overall title in 2012. But as the divorce was being completed in January 2013, she seemed distracted. She missed several races with an illness, then took a monthlong break from the World Cup. Continue reading the main story In...

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No, Mikaela Shiffrin Can’t Win Them All – New York Times

It is not the first time that Shiffrin has felt uncomfortable on the snow. In the first run of the slalom at the 2013 world championships in Austria, she said she couldn’t feel her legs while she was skiing. But she rallied in the second run to win her first world championship title. A second comeback on a big stage seemed a reasonable expectation...

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Mikaela Shiffrin Is Shut Out Of Medals In Slalom At Winter Olympics – NPR

Mikaela Shiffrin was in fourth place after her first run in the women’s slalom at Yongpyong Alpine Center, in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Hyoung Chang/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Hyoung Chang/Denver Post via Getty Images Mikaela Shiffrin was in fourth place after her first run in the women’s slalom at Yongpyong Alpine Center, in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Hyoung Chang/Denver...

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Charles Barkley sounds off: Cavaliers, LeBron’s future and problems in the NBA – USA TODAY

CLOSE SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Sam Amick and Jeff Zillgitt preview the biggest story lines heading into the All-Star break. USA TODAY Sports Charles Barkley(Photo: Brad Penner, USA TODAY Sports) LOS ANGELES — Charles Barkley was late. The TNT analyst was scheduled to sit down with a small group of writers inside the Nokia Theatre on Thursday afternoon, to chat about all things NBA for...

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Olympics Figure Skating Live Results: Aliev Leads; Hanyu and Chen on Deck – New York Times

Jazzy “Wonderwall” Doesn’t Impress Judges Figure skating competitions are always a showcase for eclectic music, and Paul Fentz of Germany may get the top prize, wheeling out “Wonderwall.” The Paul Anka version. But something about it seemed to inspire him. He hit his jumps, including a quad toeloop. Still, it did not impress the judges too much and he stood in ninth place. Photo...

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Nuggets make 24 3-pointers, beat Bucks 134-123 – Newsday

Denver Nuggets’ Gary Harris shoots as Milwaukee Bucks’ Sterling Brown, rear, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn) Photo Credit: AP By The Associated Press By ANDREW GRUMAN (Associated Press) Updated February 15, 2018 11:54 PM MILWAUKEE – (AP) — There’s something about playing in Milwaukee that brings out the best in...

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Olympics Figure Skating Live Results: Messing Leads; Hanyu and Chen Coming Up – New York Times

Michael Martinez Skates to an Olympian’s Tune A little odd Olympic trivia. Michael Martinez of the Philippines is skating to a work by the violinist Vanessa Mae, who is herself a former Winter Olympian. Four years ago she competed in the giant slalom for Thailand, finishing last. It later came out that some of her warmup races were rigged to allow her to qualify....

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