Issues That Caught My Eye
Redmond “Purple” Gerard received the primary U.S. medal of Pyeongchang, taking a gold within the males’s slopestyle snowboarding competitors. Gerard is the youngest — solely 17 years previous — male American to take a Winter Olympics gold medal since 1928. [NPR]
The Canadian ladies’s hockey crew shut out the Olympic Athletes from Russia 5-Zero, due to Ann-Renee Desbiens making 18 saves over the course of the sport. Canada is a juggernaut in ladies’s hockey, as that is its 21st straight win in Olympic competitors. [CBC]
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Semen Elistratov is without doubt one of the 169 athletes who’re from Russia and competing underneath the Olympic banner quite than their nation’s as a part of Russia’s penalties incurred for working an enormous top-to-bottom doping operation. He’s additionally the primary Olympic athlete from Russia to medal, taking a bronze within the 1500m short-track velocity skating competitors and used his time within the limelight to dedicate the medal to Russians banned from the sport in “a tough and unfair means,” which usually could be commonplace nationalist jock speak however on this case spurred an investigation given the foundations Olympic athletes have about making political statements. [BBC]
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Congratulations to Norway, which led by Simen Hegstad Kruger took the gold, silver and bronze medal within the 15km + 15km cross nation skiathlon occasion. Kruger was caught in a collision early on and fell to final place out of 68 however mounted a comeback for the ages to complete first. [BBC]
North Korea and South Korea teamed as much as play ladies’s hockey collectively, a captivating diplomatic overture. The crew fell to the Swiss Zero-Eight on Saturday, however the gorgeous show of unity is a possible alternative for cross-border collaboration. The 2 nations have been technically at battle since a 1953 armistice however proved no effort for the Bronze medalists of Sochi. [Reuters]
In a decisive playoff sequence, the London Spitfire defeated the upstart Houston Outlaws after which the powerhouse New York Excelsior in a Three-2 reverse sweep to win the primary Overwatch League spherical one playoff sequence and the $100,000 that comes with. [Kotaku]
Leaks from Slack:
can I ask a non-sports fan dumb query: Is John McDaniels turning down that head teaching job mainly proof that Belichick is gonna step apart quickly?
If I needed to guess, I might guess there’s some type of succession plan in place – unsure when, however McDaniels mainly torpedoed his head teaching possibilities wherever else by screwing the Colts on the final second
yeah doesn’t need to be quickly, however that was closely implied by the wage cap stuff