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Don Carter, Owner Who Helped Bring NBA To Dallas, Passes Away At 84

Don Carter, the owner who was instrumental in bringing the NBA to Dallas with the expansion Mavericks in 1980, has died. He was 84.  The Dallas County medical examiner says Carter died Wednesday night of undisclosed causes. Carter co-founded the franchise with Norm Sonju, the club’s first president. Carter sold majority interest to Ross Perot Jr. in 1996 but kept a minority stake. Current owner Mark Cuban bought the team in 2000.  Cuban invited Carter to celebrate with the team on the court in Miami after the Mavericks won their only championship in 2011. ...Read more

Mikaela Shiffrin Starts Off Olympics With Gold In Giant Slalom

Mikaela Shiffrin took home the gold in the women’s giant slalom in thanks to a magnificent second run. The American finished her first run in third place, and was left having to wait as her competitors kept pushing the time to beat. Manuela Moelgg, who finished the first run at the top, struggled in her second run following second. The Italian made several crucial errors which would land her in eighth. Shiffrin is far from finished in PyeongChang. The 22-year-old is expected to return to the snow on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET to defend her Olympic slalom title. ...Read more

Shaun White Lands Historic Third Gold And 100th For US In Winter Olympics

Shaun White cemented his status in the sport of snowboarding with a third Olympic halfpipe gold medal and a 100th overall at a Winter Games for Team USA. The 31-year-old pulled off an epic final run to add to his legacy following golds in Turin in 2006 and Vancouver in 2010.  White scored a remarkable 98.50 out of 100 to lead after qualifying, and maintained his momentum with a top score of 94.25 in the opening round of Wednesday’s final. The US team now trails only Norway (118 going into PyeongChang 2018) in the total of Winter Olympics gold medals. ...Read more

Chicago Point Guard Kris Dunn Returns To Line-Up For Bulls

Bulls Point Guard Kris Dunn will play for the first time since his nasty fall against Golden St. almost a month ago.  Dunn sustained a concussion and damage to his front teeth when he landed face first on the court after losing his balance on a slam dunk. Bulls Head Coach Fred Hoiberg said Dunn will start and play about 20 minutes as the Bulls host the Raptors in their last game pre All-Star Break. Dunn says his conditioning still needs a lot of work, he graded it a C-Minus. ...Read more

Mike Shula Takes Offensive Coordinator Job With New York Giants

Mike Shula will remain in the NFL as the new offensive coordinator of the New York Giants. Shula will also serve as quarterbacks coach for new Giants head coach Pat Shurmur.  Shula spent the last five seasons as the offensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers, but the team decided to make a change following the 2017 season. Last season, the Panthers finished in the bottom half of the league in total yards (19th out of 32 teams) and total yards (28th).   ...Read more

17-Year-Old Team USA Snowboarder Chloe Kim Wins Gold Medal In Halfpipe

Snowboarding prodigy Chloe Kim landed a gold medal in women’s halfpipe Tuesday in Pyeongchang, South Korea, becoming the youngest woman to win an Olympic snowboarding medal. Kim, a 17-year-old California native, took home gold with a score of 98.25. She earned a score of 93.75 during the first of her three runs in the finals. Kim was the only snowboarder to post a score over 90 during the first two rounds. Arielle Gold, also of Team USA, took the bronze. Kim is a first-generation Korean-American, as her parents hail from the Olympic host country of South Korea, where a handful of her relatives still live. ...Read more

Team USA Wins Bronze In Figure Skating Team Event

Adam Rippon made a dazzling debut and Mirai Nagasu’s performed a history-making routine, bringing Team USA a bronze medal in the figure skating team event at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Team USA amassed a total score of 62, behind the Olympic Athletes from Russia team, which won the silver medal with 66 points. Canada scored 73 points to take the gold.  Rippon, who competed for the U.S. in the men’s free skate on Monday, wowed fans with his near-flawless Olympic debut. He finished third in his event, with 172.98 points. In the women’s free skate, Nagasu also made history, becoming the first U.S. woman (and third overall) to nail a triple axel at the Olympics. She received a personal best score of 137.53 for the routine, ranking second in the event.  ...Read more

Colts Hire Eagles Offensive Coordinator Frank Reich As Head Coach

Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich will become the Colts new head coach, the team announced Sunday. Reich signed a five-year deal with the team.  Reich started his coaching career with the Colts, first serving as an intern in 2006 and 2007, then becoming the team’s offensive assistant from 2008-2011. After that, he went to the Cardinals as their wide receivers coach, and then to the Chargers as the quarterbacks coach. He was the Chargers’ offensive coordinator for two seasons, and then he spent the next two years as Philadelphia’s offensive coordinator. Reich, 56, helped the Eagles defeat McDaniels and the Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII.  ...Read more

Snowboarder Red Gerard Wins First U.S Gold Medal At 2018 Winter Olympics

Snowboarder Red Gerard has nabbed the first gold medal for Team USA in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.  The 17-year-old snowboarder, who was initially in last place before going into his final run, overtook his competition on Saturday, February 10, by pulling out some unique moves that resulted in a score of 87.16 from the judges. He’s the youngest American to ever win a medal in snowboarding.  “When that score came up my jaw dropped,” Gerard said, according to Team USA. “I was like, this isn’t real. I would have been happy to just land a run, but to land a run and win, it’s crazy.”  ...Read more

U.S. Women’s Hockey Overcomes Finland To Win First Game Of 2018 Olympics

Powered by talented goalie Noora Raty and a Venla Hove goal with just 5.8 seconds remaining in the first period, Finland took an early lead to wake up the Americans before the U.S. stormed back for a 3-1 victory in its first game of the tournament. The win brings the U.S. into a tie with Canada (three points each) atop the Group A standings, with Finland and the Olympics Athletes from Russia at the bottom with one loss each. The U.S. is scheduled to play Russia on Tuesday. ...Read more