Hanyu defends Olympic gold medal in men’s figure skating

Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan performs during the men's free figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Yuzuru Hanyu was introduced as the Olympic gold medalist, skated over to the podium and jumped high onto it. With a perfect landing, naturally.

2 Kings lead World past U.S. 155-124 in Rising Stars game

World Team's Dillon Brooks, of the Memphis Grizzlies, dunks during the NBA All-Star Rising Stars basketball game against the U.S. Team, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Buddy Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic got the All-Star weekend off to a running start in the World’s latest victory over the NBA’s young Americans.

Canada, U.S. skaters earn gold and silver in short track

Samuel Girard of Canada is embraced by a teammate after wining the gold medal in the men's 1000 meters short track speedskating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Samuel Girard yelled and signaled No. 1 with both index fingers as he crossed the finish line first. Just behind him John-Henry Krueger spread his arms in a can-you-believe-it gesture. The Canadian and the American claimed gold and silver in the men’s 1,000-meter short track Saturday, upsetting the powerful South Koreans.

Hebard sets NCAA record, No. 9 Oregon beats USC in 2nd OT

Oregon's Ruthy Hebard, left, blocks a shot by South California's Kristen Simon during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Eugene, Ore. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon coach Kelly Graves summed up Ruthy Hebard’s performance in one word: “Perfect.”

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