NBC celebrates an improbable curling victory for US men

NEW YORK /February 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics: CURLING GOLD: “Two days ago it was unlikely,” NBC’s Jason Knapp said as the American men’s curling team clinched a gold medal . “Now it is undeniable.” How unlikely? The team had lost four of its first six games in … Continue reading NBC celebrates an improbable curling victory for US men

IOC recommends upholding ban of Russia through Winter Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The International Olympic Committee executive board has recommended upholding the ban of Russia from the Pyeongchang Winter Games. The full membership will vote on the proposal Sunday ahead of the closing ceremony. IOC President Thomas Bach says a condition for Russia’s reinstatement is no further positive drug … Continue reading IOC recommends upholding ban of Russia through Winter Games

Spring training roundup: Ohtani pulled early in Angels debut

/February 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Shohei Ohtani went only one way in his spring training debut for the Los Angeles Angels and got pulled early. The Japanese star pitcher and hitter was scheduled to throw two innings in his start Saturday, but was taken out after giving up two hits and two walks in 1 … Continue reading Spring training roundup: Ohtani pulled early in Angels debut

Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler has meniscal injury to right knee

MINNEAPOLIS  /February 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Minnesota All-Star Jimmy Butler has a meniscal injury to his right knee that the Timberwolves are optimistic will not sideline him rest of the season as they try to end the NBA’s longest playoff drought. The team stopped short of calling the injury a tear, and coach Tom Thibodeau … Continue reading Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler has meniscal injury to right knee

Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler has meniscal injury to right knee

MINNEAPOLIS/February 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Minnesota All-Star Jimmy Butler has a meniscal injury to his right knee that the Timberwolves are optimistic will not sideline him rest of the season as they try to end the NBA’s longest playoff drought. The team stopped short of calling the injury a tear, and coach Tom Thibodeau said … Continue reading Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler has meniscal injury to right knee

AP source: Jaguars finalizing $54M extension with QB Bortles

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. /February 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A person with knowledge of negotiations says the Jacksonville Jaguars are finalizing a three-year, $54 million extension that will keep quarterback Blake Bortles under contract through the 2020 season. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday on the condition of anonymity because the deal has not been … Continue reading AP source: Jaguars finalizing $54M extension with QB Bortles

Keillor: Relationship with accuser simply ‘romantic writing’

MINNEAPOLIS/February 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Garrison Keillor described several sexually suggestive emails he exchanged with a former researcher who accused him of sexual misconduct as “romantic writing” that never resulted in a physical relationship, and the radio host rejected the idea that because he was her boss — and the driving force of a hugely … Continue reading Keillor: Relationship with accuser simply ‘romantic writing’

The Latest: Trump dismisses Democratic memo as total ‘bust’

WASHINGTON/February 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Democratic memo that aims to counter GOP allegations that the FBI abused government surveillance powers in its investigation into Russian election interference (all times local): 6:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is dismissing the Democratic memo about Russia election meddling as “a total and legal BUST.” Democrats … Continue reading The Latest: Trump dismisses Democratic memo as total ‘bust’