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Best in Snow: Playing air hockey with Olympic snowboard star Shaun White

Julie Mancuso talks Olympics with 2-time gold medalist Shaun White - over a game of air hockey.

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Julie Mancuso talks snowboarding with Shaun White - over a game of air hockey.

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Shaun White favored to win 3rd gold in men's halfpipe

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - The favorite in the men's halfpipe is Shaun White. | WATCH QUALIFYING RUN

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.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press

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