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Olympic hockey 2018 schedule: Times, TV channels, and live stream info for Friday, Feb. 23

The men’s semifinals go down Friday morning in Pyeongchang.<p>The gold medal matchup for men’s hockey at the 2018 Winter Olympics will be decided with the semifinals Friday morning in Pyeongchang. The Czech Republic, Canada, Germany, and Olympic Athletes from Russia are still in the mix with just a …

Ilya Kovalchuk

The Bulls lost in the worst way to the 76ers and then got trolled by Nikola Mirotic

This really hurts to watch.<p>Poor Bulls. They just can’t catch a break. They lost in maybe the worst way ever to the 76ers on Thursday night.<p>The 76ers got a quick stop and J.J Redick hit two free throws after the Bulls elected to foul Redick instead of allowing him to get a 3-pointer off. Sounds …

NBA

Lawsuit claims University of Arizona football players sexually assaulted staffers and students, per report

The claims are part of an amendment to a federal lawsuit already filed against the university.<p>An amendment to a lawsuit filed against the University of Arizona alleges that members of the school’s football team gang-raped both female students and staff, according to a report from the Arizona Daily …

Rich Rodriguez

Meryl Davis shares her Olympic lessons and the challenges of life after figure skating

The two-time U.S. Olympic medalist in ice dancing reflects on the ways that setbacks set up her successes in Vancouver and Sochi and also looks ahead to new passions and ambitions.<p>Meryl Davis knows that falling during a figure skating routine won’t win you an Olympic medal. But she also knows it’s …

Figure Skating

Drexel pulls off largest comeback in D1 basketball history

The Dragons came back from 34 points down to defeat Delaware Thursday night.<p>The Drexel Dragons made history Thursday night, erasing a 34-point first half deficit to knock off Delaware. The feat marked the largest comeback in NCAA Division I basketball history, surpassing a record that had stood …

College Sports

Will NASCAR’s youth movement create resentment among veteran drivers?

The weekly NASCAR mailbag tackles questions about NASCAR’s rising stars, Ford’s performance in the Daytona 500 and Austin Dillon’s break through win.<p>Each week, SB Nation’s NASCAR reporter Jordan Bianchi answers your questions about the latest news and happenings within the sport. If you have a …

Motorsport

NBA creates confidential hotline for team employees in wake of Mavs report

Employees can call the hotline to report any misconduct within an organization.<p>The NBA created a new, confidential hotline for team and league employees to address concerns about improper conduct and harassment around the league, according to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.<p>The league sent …

Basketball

Olympic figure skating results 2018: Live updates & highlights from the women’s free skate

Russians Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva take silver and gold, respectively<p>The battle at the top between two Russians lived up to the hype on Friday at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Pyeongchang, South Korea, with Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva both delivering breathtaking free skates at the …

Alina Zagitova

Arizona’s Allonzo Trier ruled ineligible by NCAA after failing another PED test

The Wildcats’ star shooting guard has reportedly failed another PED test.<p>Arizona star Allonzo Trier has been ruled ineligible by the NCAA for again testing positive for performance enhancing drugs, the school has announced. Arizona is appealing the ruling.<p>Trier missed the first 19 games of last …

College Basketball

Marshall football player dies at 19 years old from gunshot wound complications

Rest In Peace, Larry Aaron III.<p>Marshall defensive tackle Lawrence “Larry” Aaron III passed away on Thursday due to complications from a gunshot wound he suffered on Jan. 1 at a New Year’s Eve party. Aaron, who was just 19 years old, was shot along with another 17-year-old male in Severn, Md., …

Rang

Tiger Woods humbled by meeting with Parkland shooting survivor

A survivor of last week’s shooting massacre in Florida enjoys an ‘awesome’ meeting with Tiger Woods at the Honda Classic.<p>Tiger Woods took a few minutes out of his warmup session for Wednesday’s Honda Classic pro-am to brighten the day of a student who survived last week’s shooting massacre at …

Golf

Judge sides with Miami-Dade County in early stages of Jeffrey Loria lawsuit

County and city lawyers can now start looking into his claims.<p>Former Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria recently told Miami-Dade County they weren’t getting a hot cent out of him from the sale of the team — something they were expecting based on an agreement made at the time of the sale — and in response …

Sports Law

The cord-cutter’s guide to legally watching the NBA

If you want to avoid an expensive cable bill, here’s how you can still enjoy the NBA this year.<p>You loved NBA basketball all season. You saved money by getting rid of your monthly cable bill. You did it! Or maybe you’re just starting to do it! Or maybe you only survived on league pass, and now …

Televisions

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley files lawsuit over Mizzou AD’s ‘defamatory statements’

Staley has filed a $75,000 suit after Tigers athletic director Jim Sterk accused her of perpetuating a hostile environment.<p>South Carolina women’s head basketball coach Dawn Staley has filed a defamation lawsuit against Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk. The suit is in response to comments Sterk …

College Sports

Soccer player picks up corner flag and uses it like a spear during brawl

What the ...<p>This game between Independiente del valle and River plate went completely off the rails during a brawl that saw Independiente’s Angelo Preciado grab the corner flag and try to fight off his opponents.<p>Here’s the thing about soccer: Idiots always call the sport soft, or make fun of …

Soccer

The 8 best songs to play on a jukebox to troll people

These are all very bad to unleash on a bar.<p>The jukebox prank. It’s a classic. The fine art of picking a song to play in a public place, solely for the intention of upsetting as many people as possible. You probably did this at some point in time, because we did — and here are our picks for the most …

Lionel Richie

U.S. biathletes are the elite marksmen who want to see gun control in America

Using their platform in Pyeongchang, USA’s Olympians take a stand.<p>Marksmanship is inexorably linked to the Olympics. The summer games have a wide array of shooting events, while the winter Olympics have the biathlon — a combination of cross country skiing and target shooting. Now U.S. biathletes …

Guns

Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir will host the Winter Olympics closing ceremony

This is the best.<p>Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir (and Terry) have been SLAYING the Olympics when it comes to figure skating commentary and now the duo (as well as Terry) are getting a chance to have a bigger role to close out the Peyongchang games.<p>NBC announced on Thursday that Lipinski and Weir …

Tara Lipinski

Donte DiVincenzo is Villanova’s secret weapon

The sophomore guard has turned into a microwave scorer for ‘Nova.<p>It starts with Jay Wright’s collection of finely tailored suits and stoic expressions on the sideline. Jalen Brunson grabs your eye next as a fearless scorer and consummate floor general who just might be college basketball’s new …

Basketball

Adam Vinatieri will be back with the Colts in 2018. Let’s marvel that he’s still doing this at 45 freakin’ years old

Vinatieri, ageless wonder, re-signed with the Colts for another season. He can break the all-time points record this season<p>Adam Vinatieri will still be the NFL’s oldest player in 2018. On Thursday, he agreed to a one-year deal to stay with the Colts through his 23rd NFL season, the team announced …

NFL

Clippers vs. Warriors 2018 odds: Golden State double-digit favorite in Thursday return

The favored Golden State Warriors will be looking to continue their dominance over the Los Angeles Clippers when the teams hit the hardwood on Thursday night.<p>The Golden State Warriors are 12-1 straight up and 8-5 against the spread in their last 13 games against the Los Angeles Clippers. After …

Basketball

Jocelyne Larocque removed her silver medal after losing to USA, and it’s understandable

Piling on makes no sense.<p>Jocelyne Larocque is being widely criticized after the Canadian defender removed her silver medal following a loss to USA.<p>Larocque is being branded as “unsportsmanlike,” for not wearing her medal — eventually being forced to by Canadian Olympic officials who told Larocque …

14 moments that defined the U.S. women’s hockey gold-medal shootout win over Canada

The longstanding North American rivals delivered another instant classic at the 2018 Winter Olympics.<p>They don’t disappoint, even if one team always has to leave disappointed.<p>The U.S. women’s hockey team defeated Canada in a thrilling overtime shootout to win the gold medal at the 2018 Winter …

Ice Hockey

Kawhi Leonard may not return this season. Here’s how his injury became so serious

Gregg Popovich said he has “never” seen an injury like Leonard’s, and now, he’s out indefinitely.<p>San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich told reporters he’d be “surprised” if Kawhi Leonard returns to action this season after battling a quadriceps injury that has lingered all year long.<p>(<b>Note:</b> …

Dejounte Murray

3 reasons NFL scouts want to gamble on Josh Allen (besides ‘he’s tall’)

Raw talent, some amazing throws, and the context of his college team have NFL people hoping they can make some fixes.<p>It seems like every year the NFL becomes enamored with a player who didn’t exactly wow fans and analysts of the college game. Those players tend to follow a similar profile: big …

NFL

Watching Manchester United sure is painful

And Jose Mourinho’s feud with Paul Pogba is the worst part of United’s downturn.<p>To be fair to Jose Mourinho, whatever his plan was, it was over within a few minutes. Ander Herrera started for Manchester United against Sevilla, and he had two jobs. One, the cover story, was to bustle around in …

Soccer

How long it’s been since every college football team’s last 1st-round NFL pick

It’s been a while for Iowa State.<p>Almost every major college football program has had at least one first-round pick. But not all of them have, and some have gotten jumped in the queue over the years by smaller schools that play at lower levels. One school in particular has had a rough go of it.<p>Iowa …

College Sports

What will the NBA do about the Mavericks?

We have that and more in Thursday’s NBA newsletter.<p>Sports Illustrated’s Jon Wertheim and Jessica Luther dropped a damning report on the workplace culture of the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, documenting almost two decades of sexual harassment by former CEO Terdema Ussery and domestic violence …

NBA

Wizards vs. Cavaliers 2018 odds: Cleveland gets nod at sportsbooks hosting Washington

The Cleveland Cavaliers hope to stay on their roll this Thursday night hosting the Washington Wizards as betting favorites at the sportsbooks.<p>The Cleveland Cavaliers are a perfect 4-0 straight up and against the spread over their last four games. The Cavaliers will try to continue their hot streak …

Basketball

The Charlotte 49ers have football potential, but haven’t unearthed much of it yet

The Conference USA startup hasn’t generated much traction so far.<p>Charlotte 49ers<p><b>Head coach</b>: Brad Lambert (17-41, sixth year)<p><b>2017 record and S&P+ ranking</b>: 1-11 (124th)<p><b>Projected 2018 record and S&P+ ranking</b>: 4-8 (126th)<p><b>Five key points</b>:<p>Charlotte appears to have as much potential as any recent FBS …

College Sports