Russian figure skater Zagitova wins Olympic gold, Medvedeva grabs silver

Feb. 23 (UPI) — Russian figure skater Alina Zagitova won a gold medal Friday at the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, earning a total of 239.57 points for short and free programs. Russian figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva (born in 1999) took home silver with 238.6 points. Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond grabbed a bronze medal (231.02 points). Fifteen-year-old Zagitova secured ...

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No. 2 Michigan State goes for 10th in row at Northwestern

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Throughout the course of what has been a challenging and emotional season both on and off the court, Tom Izzo has gone back to coaching basics — and it seems to be working. No. 2 Michigan State (25-3, 13-2 Big Ten) has won nine straight, including a thrilling 68-65 victory over previously third-ranked Purdue on a last-second ...

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Olympics: Hanyu has Sochi blunders in mind ahead of free skate

GANGNEUNG, South, Korea, Feb. 16 (UPI) — Mindful of his error-riddled free skate in Sochi, defending Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu refuses to get carried away after winning the men’s figure skating short program at the Pyeongchang Games on Friday. At the 2014 Sochi Games, Hanyu became the first Japanese man to win a figure skating gold, but on Saturday he ...

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