Monday, November 12

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Roger Federer World’s Oldest #1 in Tennis

Roger Federer World’s Oldest #1 in Tennis

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What a great class! At 36 years and 6 months, Roger Federer has written a new page in the history of tennis by becoming the oldest player to be crowned world number 1 Friday in Rotterdam. More than five years that he waited for this and he is again master of the world. The Swiss had only to climb to the semi-finals of the tournament in Rotterdam to steal this record from another great tennis player, Andre Agassi. The American had reached the top of the ATP Ranking in 2003, at the age of 33.In front of local star Robin Haase of the Netherlands, 42nd in the world, Federer has probably played the most stressful quarterfinal of his career, his face closed. But, after three sets and a little over an hour of play (4-6, 6-1, 6-1), he flew again in the exceptional dimension of records.J...
Skiing Freestyle: Alex Harvey seventh 15 km

Skiing Freestyle: Alex Harvey seventh 15 km

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Pyeongchang games 2018 - Circumstances led Alex Harvey and Louis Bouchard to face reporters in the mixed zone after the race.Alex, you did well, said the coach. You see, Dario Cologna has returned well today. From day to day, it changes. I just miss a little sparkle, replied the smelter.Three days after his surprise elimination in the individual sprint, Harvey has reassured and reassured his entourage at the 15-kilometer freestyle of the PyeongChang Olympics Friday afternoon at the cross-country ski center of Alpensia.A bit like the Sunday skiathlon, his effort was not enough to win the medal hoped for. The Saint-Ferreol-les-Neiges athlete was seventh at 35.5 seconds behind the winner, Switzerland's Dario Cologna, who won the same event for the third time, an unprecedent...
Slovenia surprise the United States in Men’s hockey

Slovenia surprise the United States in Men’s hockey

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Canada's men's hockey team filled a two-goal deficit to surprise the United States with a 3-2 overtime win on Wednesday at the PyeongChang Games. Captain Jan Mursak was the big hero of this preliminary meeting. He had first created a 2-2 tie in the third period with only 1m37s remaining. He then scored the winning goal after 38 seconds of overtime.Jan Urbas was the other goalscorer for the Slovenes. Brian O'Neill and Jordan Greenway responded on the American side.Neglected teams showed how hot they are on Wednesday on the first day of the men's Olympic hockey tournament, while Slovakia and Slovenia defeated the US and Russian Olympic athletes respectively by an identical score. 3-2.The Slovak victory over the Russians came in regulation time, so the Slovaks took first place ...
62 stitches on the face, Shaun White raises Olympic gold

62 stitches on the face, Shaun White raises Olympic gold

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On Tuesday, American Shaun White electrified PyeongChang with a near-perfect run in the snowboard halfpipe final and, for the third time, The Flying Tomato leaves the Olympics with a gold medal on his neck. At the age of 31, White finds himself at the top of his sport after a disappointing 4th place in Sochi.Heated by the teenage sensation Ayumu Hirano, Shaun White delivered a flawless performance at the very end of the competition and, for the principal concerned, it was a moment of emotion ... especially when we remember the terrifying injury that he suffered earlier this fall.In fact, Yahoo Sports unveiled footage of the US team's training in October, in which Shaun White misses a landing in the halfpipe and bangs his head and body against the icy wall.The violent impact ...
Alex Gough gets first Olympic bronze medal in luge

Alex Gough gets first Olympic bronze medal in luge

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Alex Gough earned Canada's first Olympic medal in luge history on Tuesday when she captured bronze in the women's individual event at the PyeongChang Games. Participating in its fourth Games, the Calgary athlete completed all four runs with a time of three minutes 5.644 seconds (3: 05.644).Germany's Natalie Geisenberger took her second consecutive Olympic gold medal in 3: 05.232, while her compatriot Dajana Eitberger took second place in 3: 05.599, repeating the German double of the Sochi Games in 2014.Gough was third after the first two runs on Monday with a combined time of 1: 32.645, just 0.191 seconds behind Geisenberger at the Olympic Sliding Center.The 30-year-old Canadian kept that position after her third run of 46.425 seconds, 0.336 behind Geisenberger, and only 0.0...
Half Moon: Shaun White qualify in Olympics 2018

Half Moon: Shaun White qualify in Olympics 2018

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American star Shaun White, a big star in the discipline and a big favorite of the event, scored the best score of half-moon qualifications on Tuesday at the Pyeongchang Olympics. With a score of 98.50 successful in his second try, close to the maximum score of 100, the American confirmed that he could legitimately believe in a third Olympic title after those of 2006 and 2010. It had previously given a score of 93.25 in White for its first run. "I take my favorite place, the one that allows you to go last. It's important for me, it brings me luck and that's what I wanted, "said the Californian after qualifying."I was happy to have this first run. It took some pressure off me and then I saw everyone else coming out of these great runs. I thought I was going to try to go up a notch y...
Kim Boutin bronze 500 m, St-Gelais disqualified

Kim Boutin bronze 500 m, St-Gelais disqualified

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Kim Boutin of Sherbrooke won the bronze medal in the Pyeongchang Olympics Short Track Speed Skating 500m final. For her part, Marianne St-Gelais was disqualified in the quarters for a false start. Short track speed skater Kim Boutin took full advantage of her second and third chances, while Marianne St-Gelais did not even have the opportunity to complete a single bend on Tuesday at the PyeongChang Olympics.Boutin was advanced in the final by the judges under a penalty against China's Chunyu Qu, then reached the third step of the 500m event when South Korea's Minjeong Choi was disqualified."I was really moved before the race. I saw the crowd, my eyes were full of water, said Boutin, who took a six-month break during the 2015-2016 season to treat a back injury and work on his ment...
New-look Cavaliers key blowout win in Boston

New-look Cavaliers key blowout win in Boston

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Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James, author of 24 points, crushed Boston 121 to 99 in the shock of the Eastern Association, Sunday ... Six Raptors players scored more than 10 points. The Toronto squad scored their fifth straight win and has a 39-16 record.Jonas Valanciunas added 21 points and 9 rebounds.Raptors head coach Dwayne Casey captured his 300th victory at the helm of the team.Kemba Walker led the Hornets offense with 23 points and 9 assists, as the team lost their fourth straight defeat. Dwight Howard added 17 points and 13 rebounds for the locals.The Raptors have quickly distanced themselves in the third quarter, imposing a sequence of 18-2 to their opponents. Valanciunas scored 10 points in this sequence and the Hornets capitalized only once in 12 attempts. ...
Canada won its first gold medal in Pyeongchang Olympics

Canada won its first gold medal in Pyeongchang Olympics

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Canada won its first gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Monday. Gabrielle Daleman of Newmarket, Ont., Put Canada in first place in team-based figure skating, finishing third in the women's freestyle program. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will conclude the event with their long program in ice dance, but with a 63-point win, Canada is already far ahead in the overall standings.The 137.14 Daleman points allowed Canada to add eight points to its total in Pyeongchang Olympics.Just before Daleman took to the ice, triple world champion Patrick Chan placed first in the men's free program with 179.75 points and kept Canada in the lead with an added 10 ranking points.Skating under the words of the song "Hallelujah", played by Jeff Buckley, the 27-year-old from Toronto won two qua...
Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games began Friday

Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games began Friday

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A handshake for history, a parade together and two hockey players, one from the North, the other from the South, united to the Olympic basin: the 2018 Olympic Winter Games officially began Friday in Pyeongchang by multiplying symbols of peace still unthinkable a few weeks ago. And if these Olympic Winter Games finally announced well as those of peace, as hoped by South Korea, the organizing country?It all started with a fleeting image, but a shared smile. It was at the start of the opening ceremony, shortly after 8 pm local time, that Kim Yo Jong, the first member of the reigning North Korean dynasty to walk on the soil of the great rival since the end of the Second World War. Korea in 1953, and Moon Jae-in, President of South Korea, shook hands.A gesture of absolute banality th