U.S. beats Slovakia 5-1, will play Czechs in quarters

goalie Ryan Zapolski (30), of the United States, loses his stick after colliding with Ladislav Nagy (27), of Slovakia, during the second period of the qualification round of the men's hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Ryan Zapolski was more worried about losing the sensation in his hands and feet than carrying the pressure of the United States’ Olympic medal hopes on his shoulders.

Cassie Sharpe soars in a gold-medal tribute to Sarah Burke

Cassie Sharpe, of Canada, celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's halfpipe final at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Cassie Sharpe won the gold medal. If she could divide it into pieces, there would be plenty of places to spread it around.

The Medal Stand: Pyeongchang 2018, days 10 & 11

Jessika Jenson, of the United States, lands during qualification for the women's big air snowboard competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Post Register reporter Marlowe Hereford’s Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic column returns with a focus on big air snowboard, halfpipe skiing and alpine skiing.

Red-hot Jazz make sweet music coming out of break

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Utah Jazz's Donovan Mitchell (45) and Joe Ingles (2) hug during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, in Salt Lake City. As the season picks back up following the All-Star break, the Jazz are riding an 11-game winning streak. They’re currently part of a tightly-clustered group Western Conference teams that are vying for playoff position with some two months left in the regular season.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

PORTLAND, Ore. — A few weeks ago, it appeared the Utah Jazz might be headed to the draft lottery. Those around the NBA weren’t buying it.

MLB makes move to improve pace of game

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2017, file photo, Houston Astros relief pitcher Justin Verlander, left, and catcher Brian McCann talk during the fifth inning of Game 4 of baseball's American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox in Boston. Major League Baseball is imposing stricter limits on mound visits in an effort to speed games but decided against 20-second pitch clocks for 2018. The new rules announced Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, include a general limit of six mound visits per nine-inning game without a pitching change, whether by a manager, coach or player. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball has imposed stricter limits on mound visits by players in an effort to speed games but decided against 20-second pitch clocks for 2018.

NASCAR’s youth movement may be good for business

Austin Dillon, center, celebrates with his team and his grandfather, Richard Childress, left, in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Daytona 500 Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Daytona Day was nothing short of a rousing success for NASCAR, which was able to celebrate both its storied past and youthful future on its biggest stage.

Big Air bounds into Olympics on a high note

Jessika Jenson, of the United States, lands during qualification for the women's big air snowboard competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Editor’s Note: Jessika Jenson of Rigby advanced to the final of the women’s snowboarding Big Air competition. Jenson scored 76.25 on her first of two qualifying runs — good enough to grab a spot in the final, which begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

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