Canadian Olympic skier arrested in Pyeongchang for stealing car

Canadian Olympic skier arrested in Pyeongchang for stealing car

Uh Oh, Canada.

An Olympic athlete from Ontario was arrested for stealing a Hummer in Pyeongchang after a night of drinking, according to local reports.

The 35-year-old ski cross athlete was taken into custody outside the Olympic village around midnight Saturday and has since been released, according local media.

The athlete, identified as Dave Duncan by CBC, was accompanied by his wife and manager when they jumped in a parked Hummer that belonged to a 57-year-old tourist visiting Pyeongchang for the Olympics, according to local reports.

Duncan told authorities he was cold, and it remains unclear if he was the one behind the wheel.

According to local media, the driver had a blood alcohol content of 0.160, well over the limit of 0.05 in South Korea.

The Canadian Olympic Committee confirmed on Saturday that members of the national team were under police investigation.

Duncan, who started skiing at the age of 3, switched from alpine to ski cross — a timed freestyle event on a course made of both natural and man-made features — placed 8th in the final this week.

The skier thanked Team Canada on social media one day before his arrest and wrote, “So this is what an Olympics is supposed to feel like. A solid 8th place here in @pyeongchang2018 My best skiing of the season and an effort I’m proud of.”

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Dave Duncan of Canada competes in the Freestyle Skiing Men’s Ski Cross Seeding on day 12 of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 21, 2018.

(Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

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Ester Ledecka makes history by wining 2nd gold medal of Olympics

Ester Ledecka makes history by wining 2nd gold medal of Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Ester Ledecka has won the second leg of an unheard-of Olympic double, taking the gold medal in snowboarding’s parallel giant slalom to go with her surprise skiing victory in the Alpine super-G earlier in the games.

The Czech star is the first to win gold medals in both sports. She is top-ranked on the snowboarding circuit but never a threat until now in skiing.

She outraced Selina Joerg of Germany to the line in the final and won by .46 seconds, a much more comfortable margin than the .01-second edge in the super-G race that left her staring at the clock in shock.

Ester Ledecka runs the course during the women's parallel giant slalom.

Ester Ledecka runs the course during the women’s parallel giant slalom.

This time, it was no surprise. Ledecka crossed the line and simply pumped her fist, then offered a long congratulatory hug to Joerg.

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Sean Miller on FBI tape talking $100k payment to recruit: report

Sean Miller on FBI tape talking $100k payment to recruit: report

Sean Miller is the latest college basketball coach who has been mentioned it what may be the biggest scandal in the sport’s history.

Miller was caught on multiple FBI wiretaps talking about offering a recruit $100k to commit to Arizona, according to ESPN.

The conversations between Miller and Christian Dawkins, an employee of Andy Miller’s ASM Sports, revolved around DeAndre Ayton.

Sources told ESPN that on the recordings, Miller told Dawkins the agency should speak directly to the Arizona head coach, not anyone else on his staff, regarding payments for Ayton.

Miller’s ASM Sports has been the focal point of the government’s investigation into the NCAA corruption case.

Sean Miller was caught on multiple FBI wiretaps talking about offering a recruit $100k to commit to Arizona.

Sean Miller was caught on multiple FBI wiretaps talking about offering a recruit $100k to commit to Arizona.

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Emanuel Richardson, who was an assistant coach under Miller for a decade between Xavier and Arizona, was investigated for two years and eventually arrested by the FBI last September.

He allegedly accepted $20,000 in bribes and paid a player to commit to the Wildcats. He also, according to the government, tried to push players at Arizona to sign with ASM Sports and Dawkins in particular.

Ayton, who did sign with Arizona, is one of the best freshmen in the nation and will likely be a top-three pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. 

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Rangers’ skid continues with 4-1 loss to Wild

Rangers’ skid continues with 4-1 loss to Wild

Chris Kreider returned to the lineup Friday, but not much changed for the Rangers.

Eric Staal, a deadline acquisition by the Rangers two years ago, scored twice as the Blueshirts fell to the Wild, 4-1, losing their sixth straight in regulation. The Rangers have lost 16 of their last 21 games.

Kreider played for the first time since Dec. 27, when he left after the first period and was diagnosed with a blood clot in his right arm. He underwent a rib resection on Jan. 7 and ended up missing 24 games over roughly eight weeks.

Chris Kreider returned to the lineup Friday, but not much changed for the Rangers.

Chris Kreider returned to the lineup Friday, but not much changed for the Rangers.

(Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images)

Mikael Granlund also scored twice for Minnesota. Jesper Fast cut the Rangers’ deficit to one at 2:41 of the second, but Staal’s power-play goal 52 seconds into the third put the Wild back up by two.

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Mighty Quinn: Feb. 24

Mighty Quinn: Feb. 24

The quote of the week comes from The Monkees’ Mike Nesmith, who along with Micky Dolenz, are re-teaming this summer for “The Monkees Present: The Mike & Micky Show.” It’s their first ever concert tour as a duo — and their first tour together since they and Peter Tork reunited for a 2012 Monkees tour. That tour came on the heels of the 2012 death of fellow Monkee Davy Jones, the otherwise all-American group’s sole member from England.

“I love being on stage with Micky,” Nesmith said. “We’ve been collaborating for over 50 years, so it’s hard to believe it’s never been just the two of us. I’m excited to dust off some tunes that I haven’t played for a long time, too. These are going to be some fun shows.”

Tork, The Monkees third surviving member, has opted out of this summer’s tour.

The Mighty One is in a big hole

The Mighty One is in a big hole

Mighty was waiting on Northern Kentucky (-3) on Friday and likes Fresno State (-8) on Saturday. The deficit is 530 sirignanos.

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Chris Kreider’s return to ice excites reeling Rangers

Chris Kreider’s return to ice excites reeling Rangers

At a time when gloom and uncertainty has permeated throughout the Rangers’ locker room as players have begun being shipped out and more action coming before Monday’s deadline, they had reason Friday night to be more upbeat with the return of Chris Kreider to the lineup against the Wild.

Kreider was set to play for the first time since Dec. 27, when he left after the first period and was diagnosed with a blood clot in his right arm. He underwent a rib resection on Jan. 7 and ended up missing 24 games over roughly eight weeks.

“He hasn’t practiced much, but the time he’s had, he’s such a hard worker and such a specimen as far as conditioning that he’s been anxious to come back and help out his teammates,” Alain Vigneault said before the game. “So I’m gonna play him, and I think he’s gonna be good.”

Kreider, who had 11 goals and 11 assist in his first 37 games this season, returned to practice on Feb. 14. He said he was born with a “malformed rib” which he never thought would be a problem but ultimately led to the blood clot.

Rangers trade Michael Grabner to Devils

The speedy 26-year-old return came less than 24 hours after the Rangers shipped Michael Grabner across the Hudson River to the Devils for a second-round pick and defensive prospect Yegor Rykov. It was the team’s second trade of the week having previous dealt Nick Holden.

Rick Nash, who skated Friday morning, was made a healthy scratch against Minnesota for the second straight night as he’s set to be traded. Ryan McDonagh, who also skated Friday morning but was set to miss his eighth straight game with an upper-body injury, is a candidate to be moved.

Chris Kreider underwent a rib resection on Jan. 7 and ended up missing 24 games over roughly eight weeks.

Chris Kreider underwent a rib resection on Jan. 7 and ended up missing 24 games over roughly eight weeks.

(Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images)

The news of the Holden trade was difficult for Grabner, as he expressed on Twitter, and two days later he was also dealt.

“Thank you to the @NYRangers and their fans for a fun 2 years,” Grabner tweeted Friday. “I enjoyed had a blast,met awesome people and made some great memories for life..now a new chapter starts with the @NJDevils I am excited to join them for the late season push and see what we accomplish rest of the way!”

Rangers fall to Canadiens 3-1 ahead of NHL trade deadline

Vigneault gave Grabner all the credit for the success he had as a Ranger, scoring 52 goals in 135 games.

“He got an opportunity to play and play well, and he took full advantage of it,” Vigneault said. “Scored some big goals, was a good penalty-killer, a good teammate. Tried reaching him a couple of times today, he tried reaching me, we couldn’t connect there. But we wish him the best.”

After he made 38 saves in his NHL debut Thursday, Vigneault went with Alexandar Georgiev in goal again Friday. Vigneault said goaltending coach Benoit Allaire wanted extra time to work with Lundqvist, who after playing well for months has hit a snag recently. Lundqvist started 50 of the Rangers’ first 60 games.

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