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Garrett Roe (11), of the United States, celebrates after scoring a goal against Slovakia during the third period of the qualification round of the men's hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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Ice Dancing

The Shibutanis dazzle on their way to bronze

Men’s Curling Day 7

United States picks up crucial win over Switzerland

Women’s bobsled

Greubel Poser sled in 4th after Runs 1 and 2

Elana Meyers Taylor sled slips to 2nd after Run 2

Men’s Hockey

Team USA's Ryan Donato matches dad's goal-scoring record

Speed skating

John-Henry Kreuger can't find space, doesn't advance in 500m


Elana Meyers Taylor sets track record in Run 1

Team USA's Greubel Poser sled opens bobsled with solid Run 1

Figure Skating

Karen Chen doesn't want to have any Olympic regrets

Canadians earn Olympic gold in ice dancing, US hockey wins

By DAVID BRANDT, AP Sports Writer

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were golden in their final Olympic performance.

The Canadian couple took the ice one last time and produced a dramatic interpretation of "Moulin Rouge," flawlessly executing their four-minute program that earned them the gold medal in ice dancing on Tuesday. | WATCH

Also Tuesday, the United States men's hockey team advanced to the quarterfinals with a 5-1 win over Slovakia, and Canadian skier Cassie Sharpe won gold in the women's freestyle halfpipe.

South Korea won a penalty-filled final in the women's 3,000-meter short-track relay and Martin Fourcade became the first athlete to win three gold medals at the Pyeongchang Olympics when he anchored France to victory in the biathlon mixed relay. Germany swept the Nordic combined Large Hill event podium with Johannes Rydzek winning gold, Fabian Riessle taking silver and Eric Frenzel earning bronze.

Virtue and Moir needed their best performance after French training partners Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron broke the world record with a terrific free skate. The Canadians responded with a personal-best 122.40 points and a record 206.07 total, pushing them just past their French rivals' overall score of 205.28.

"We didn't know we had won, that's for sure," Moir said with a laugh. "We really committed to our training because we knew we'd have to be better than we've ever been."

It was a triumphant final Olympics for Virtue and Moir, who also helped Canada win gold in the team event earlier in the Pyeongchang Games. It's their third gold overall after winning in Vancouver in 2010 and fifth total medal after earning two silvers at the 2014 Sochi Games.

They briefly retired after Sochi, but decided a few years ago to compete in one more Olympics.

Papadakis and Cizeron — who overcame a wardrobe malfunction in the short dance on Monday — earned the silver while American siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani won bronze after a near-flawless free skate to "Paradise" by Coldplay. They jumped just ahead of American teammates Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donahue, who finished fourth.


Ryan Donato scored two goals and Troy Terry had three assists to jumpstart the Americans' offense in their impressive hockey win over Slovakia.

The U.S. had a scary moment in the second period when Donato and goalie Ryan Zapolski took almost simultaneous blows to the head, but both were able to stay in the game. The Americans took advantage of the ensuing 5-on-3 power play with a quick goal that pushed its lead to 2-0.

Zapolski stopped 21 shots in arguably his best game of the tournament. The U.S. will play the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

"We all had to show up," Zapolski said. "We know we have to win now to keep moving on. I think that's something that shows how strong this team is and how resilient we are. We had, I think, our best game today."

Donato's two goals helped him tie his father, Ted, with four in a single Olympics. The elder Donato scored four goals in the 1992 Albertville Olympics.

Norway beat Slovenia 2-1 in overtime — its first win in Olympic men's hockey since 1994 — to reach the quarterfinals for the first time.


Sharpe posted the top two scores of the day in the women's freestyle halfpipe, soaring to gold with a pair of thrilling runs . She earned a 95.80 on her second set — highlighted by a 1080-degree spin — that was the highest-ever score in the sport's brief Olympic history.

Women's freestyle halfpipe debuted at the Sochi Games four years ago.

Marie Martinod of France earned silver and Brita Sigourney of the United States won bronze.


Slovenian hockey player Ziga Jeglic became the third athlete at the Pyeongchang Games to test positive for doping .

The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Jeglic tested positive for fenoterol in an in-competition test. Fenoterol is a drug designed to open the airways to the lungs.

It's the second straight international tournament from which Jeglic has been suspended. He was banned two games at the world championships last year after swinging his skate at a Switzerland player.

The other two athletes who have tested positive for doping are Japanese short-track speedskater Kei Saito and Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky, who won bronze in mixed doubles. The Russian delegation confirmed a second test for Krushelnitsky is positive for the banned substance meldonium.


South Korea won the penalty-filled women's 3,000-meter short-track relay final while Italy took silver and the Netherlands earned bronze. China and Canada were penalized, meaning Italy moved from bronze to silver and the Netherlands was elevated from the B final, which they won in a world-record time of 4 minutes, 3.471 seconds.


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