>>Closing Ceremony In Progress In PyeongChang
(PyeongChang, South Korea) — The Olympic Closing Ceremony is in progress in PyeongChang. A packed stadium is witnessing a sensory spectacle of light, sound and dance paying homage to Korean culture and celebrating more than two weeks of competition between nations. The Olympic torch will be passed on to Tokyo, which hosts the 2020 Summer Games.
>>Bach To Formally Declare Winter Games Closed
(PyeongChang, South Korea) — International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach will declare the Winter Games officially closed during this morning’s ceremony. In the Opening Ceremony, he asked the world’s athletes to inspire with peace, harmony and fair play. Bach will now ask them to reconvene in four years for the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing.
>>Diggins Leads Team USA As Flag Bearer
(PyeongChang, South Korea) — Jessie Diggins had the honor of being the U.S. flag bearer for this morning’s Closing Ceremony. The cross-country skier helped deliver the first-ever gold medal for the U.S. in cross-country skiing when she and partner Kikkan Randall won the women’s team competition. Diggins was picked as flag bearer in a vote of her Team USA peers.
>>Men’s Curling Gold Final U.S. Medal Of 2018 Games
(PyeongChang, South Korea) — A gold medal by the U.S. men’s curling team was the final medal won by Team USA in PyeongChang. The men captured their first-ever gold medal with a 10-7 win over Sweden in the championship game early Saturday morning. Snowboarder Kyle Mack earned the second-to-last U.S. medal with a silver in the men’s big air final Friday night.
>>Team USA Finishes Fourth With 23 Medals
(PyeongChang, South Korea) — After leading the 2014 Winter Games with 28 medals, Team USA claimed 23 this time in PyeongChang. Americans won nine gold, eight silver and six bronze, finishing fourth overall in the medal standings. Norway was the big winner, taking home 39 medals. Germany finished second with 31, while Canada came in third place with 29 medals.
T’wolves Slam Bulls
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Timberwolves used a team-effort with Jimmy Butler out as they slammed the Bulls 122-104 in Minneapolis. Jeff Teague finished with a team-high 25 points for the T’wolves, Andrew Wiggins scored 23 and Karl-Anthony Towns adding 22 plus 13 boards. Minnesota improved to 25-and-7 on its home floor. Former Timberwolf Zach LaVine led Chicago with 21 points. Bobby Portis added 15 off the bench as the Bulls lost their third straight game.
Blue Jackets Edge Blackhawks
(Columbus, OH) — Josh Anderson scored the go-ahead goal in the third period as the Blue Jackets edged the Blackhawks 3-2 in Columbus. Cam Atkinson and Pierre Luc-Dubois also lit the lamp for the Jackets, who have won two-of-three on the heels of a three-game slide. David Kampf and Tomas Jurco tallied goals for Chicago. The Blackhawks went 0-for-3 on the power play and had their two-game win streak snapped.