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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2011 file photo, former South Korean comfort women who were forced to serve for the Japanese Army as sexual slaves during World War II, stage a rally to demand an official apology and compensation from the Japanese government in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea. The fierce grudges over historical persecution and a thousand perceived national and cultural slights cannot be untwined from the sports for many Koreans, and these swirling emotions will be front and center Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, when a combined team of North and South Koreans plays regional power Japan in women’s hockey. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
February 14, 2018 - 12:39 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — There are sports rivalries, and then there's Korea versus Japan. It's an often toxic mix of history, much of it violent, and politics with a dose of cultural chauvinism and envy mixed in. The fierce grudges over historical persecution and a thousand perceived national...
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In a photo taken Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, Heo Saeng-gum, left, and her husband Kim Woo Il, right, react during an interview before entering the Kwandong Hockey Center to watch their daughter Kim Selin play for the Koreas during a women's hockey game against Sweden at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Parents of players at Koreas’ joint women’s hockey team say they are so proud of their daughters for creating history in inter-Korean relations. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
February 13, 2018 - 9:50 pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — When the Koreas suddenly began the push to form a joint Olympic team in women's hockey, angry parents of South Korean players considered public demonstrations against the notion. They thought the plan would cost their daughters time on the ice — and, just as important...
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February 13, 2018 - 7:11 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the group looking to bring professional hockey to the city of Seattle has formally filed its expansion application with the National Hockey League. The person spoke to the AP on Tuesday on the condition of...
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Chloe Kim, of the United States, jumps during the women's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
February 13, 2018 - 10:27 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 12:20 a.m. Chloe Kim's win in the women's halfpipe final was the early highlight before attention moved to Alpine skiing and Marcel Hirscher's victory in the men's combined. Tuesday finished with a rush of six...
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Gold medallist Ireen Wust of Netherlands hugs her coach after the women's 1,500 meters speedskating race at the Gangneung Oval at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/John Locher)
February 12, 2018 - 9:11 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 11:10 p.m. The Netherlands' Ireen Wust has won her fifth Olympic gold medal, using a stirring last lap and crossing the line faster than Japan's Miho Takagi in the women's 1,500-meter speedskating event...
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Monique Lamoureux-Morando (7), of the United States, takes a punch from Rosa Lindstedt (4), of Finland, during the second period of the preliminary round of the women's hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
February 11, 2018 - 10:00 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Goaltender Noora Raty saw Hilary Knight with the puck on her stick and moved to defend against the dangerous American. Knight passed the puck, Kendall Coyne scored the go-ahead goal at 11:29 of the second period on a one-timer and the United States rallied to beat...
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David Gleirscher of Austria celebrates his gold medal win during final heats of the men's luge competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
February 11, 2018 - 8:47 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 10:45 p.m. David Gleirscher may have struggled to make Austria's Olympic team, but he's now a men's luge gold medalist. Chris Mazdzer has given USA Luge its first men's singles medal, and the reign of Germany'...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, Russia's Kirill Kaprizov, left, Vladimir Tkachyov, Nikita Gusev and Nikita Nesterov celebrate a goal, during the Euro Hockey Tour Karjala Cup match between Finland and Russia, in Helsinki, Finland. The Russians arrive looking every bit like the gold-medal favorites in men's hockey. Led by former NHL stars Ilya Kovalchuk and Pavel Datsyuk, Russia crushed host South Korea 8-1 in an exhibition game, with Nesterov describing the team as a "red machine." (Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva via AP, File)
February 11, 2018 - 6:09 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The Russians are here, and they look every bit like the gold-medal favorites everyone thinks they are. They're stocked with NHL talent from Ilya Kovalchuk, Pavel Datsyuk and Slava Voynov to Kontinental Hockey League star Nikita Gusev and are fresh off an 8-1 drubbing...
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Nicole Schott, of Germany, performs in the ladies single figure skating short program in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
February 11, 2018 - 12:38 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Facing your first Sunday Funday of the Winter Olympics and wondering what to watch? Don't worry, we are here for you. (All times Eastern.) MEDAL EVENTS It aches the knees just to watch, but be sure to catch women's mogul skiing. The gold medal run will be at 8:10 a.m...
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South Korea's goalie Shin So-jung (31), of the combined Koreas team, watches the puck goes into the goal shot by Phoebe Staenz (88), of Switzerland, during the second period of the preliminary round of the women's hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (Brian Snyder/Pool Photo via AP)
February 10, 2018 - 1:49 pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The moment was too important to be overshadowed by a loss. No matter the final score. The Korean women's hockey team, the first in Olympic history to combine players from North and South, was routed 8-0 by Switzerland on Saturday night in its debut game, outshot 52-8...
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