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Peaks and valleys take their toll as Shiffrin loses spark in slalom

ESPN – PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — When Mikaela Shiffrin stepped into the starting gate for the women’s Olympic slalom Friday morning, most believed gold was inevitable. Twenty hours earlier Shiffrin had won the giant slalom, her most challenging event. Slalom was unquestionably her best. But for Shiffrin, something didn’t feel right. Before her first...
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For Nathan Chen, this is not how it was supposed to go

ESPN – GANGNEUNG, South Korea — There is no pressure in sports quite like what’s heaped on an anointed Olympic star. The combination of time (the years of buildup) and attention (from around the world) and meaning (representing a country) will forever combine to lay, heavy, across the nape of an athlete’s neck. It...
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Oregon Tech Women’s Soccer Announces 2018 Recruiting Class

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - Oregon Tech Head Women’s Soccer Coach Brandon Porter has announced his 2018 recruiting class for the Women’s Soccer program.  “The 2018 signing class for our program continues to build on the foundation that has been established by the previous recruiting classes in 2017 and 2016.  Our goal is to identify a specific type...
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Dhesi Named Pac-12 Wrestler of the Week

SAN FRANCISCO – Oregon State’s Amarveer Dhesi was named the Pacific-12 Conference’s Wrestler of the Week on Wednesday. A redshirt senior from Surrey, B.C., Dhesi went 2-0 on the season completing his perfect run through his dual season. At Stanford, Dhesi faced then No. 5-ranked Nathan Butler in a battle of top-10 wrestlers. Dhesi won his eighth-straight...
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Mikaela Shiffrin carries aura of inevitability all the way to GS gold

ESPN – PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — It’s not easy to pinpoint when or how an athlete begins to acquire the aura of inevitability: Tiger Woods at the turn of the century felt inevitable. Michael Phelps at the 2008 Beijing Games. Chloe Kim just a few days ago. Now Mikaela Shiffrin is starting to feel...
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Woe, Canada! Team USA loses to the Canadians again, this time 2-1

ESPN – GANGNEUNG, South Korea — The scoreboard will tell you that the United States women’s hockey team lost to Canada 2-1 here Thursday afternoon, its fifth straight loss against its bitter rival. But to hear U.S. head coach Robb Stauber after the game, you perhaps would have thought the Americans had won. Stauber...
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With or without the Ball family, the Lakers are finding themselves

ESPN – NEW YORK — He arrived early, long before most of the folks who’d bought courtside seats to watch the Lakers play the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 12. People who sit in seats that good generally spend most of pregame warm-ups at the exclusive Chase Lounge, sipping cocktails or pounding...
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Beavers Host ‘Cats Saturday Afternoon

THE MEETThe No. 11-ranked Oregon State gymnastics team (3-2) returns home this weekend to take on No. 24 Arizona (1-5). The meet is scheduled for a 12:30 p.m. start. DAM WORTH ITSaturday’s meet has been designated as OSU gymnastics’ Dam Worth It game. Dam Worth It is a campaign started by former OSU gymnast Taylor...
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Beavers Set for Friday Tilt with NO. 7 ULCA

THE GAME: The No. 15 ranked Oregon State women’s basketball team tips off its final home weekend of the regular season on Friday, as the Beavers host No. 7 UCLA. The game is slated to tip at 8 p.m. FOLLOW ALONG: Friday’s game will air live on Pac-12 Network, Pac-12 Oregon and Pac-12 Los Angeles, with...
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Olympic hockey daily: Upsets of Team USA, OAR show men’s tournament is truly wide open

ESPN - Three Stars 1. Jan Mursak, F, Slovenia He’s the only Slovenian player with NHL experience (46 career games with the Detroit Red Wings) and my, oh my, did he come up big against Team USA on Wednesday in their Olympic opener. After the U.S. took a 2-0 lead, Mursak scored the equalizer with 1:37 remaining...
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