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Wallace In 2nd: Best Daytona 500 Finish For Black Driver

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Darrell Wallace Jr. let the weight of his milestone in the Daytona 500 wallop him once he saw mom. He sobbed as Desiree Wallace bounded onto the dais and wrapped her arms around her son for a hug neither wanted to end. 699 more words

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Shaun White Wins Gold And Scrutiny Over Sexual Harassment Case

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Shaun White stared down the halfpipe before his final Olympic run and had no doubt what would happen next.

“I honestly knew I had it,” White said. 1,260 more words

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Time To Work On Your Chip Shot

We’re still in the frost of February, which means no one will be hitting the greens anytime soon. Until then, we might as well get refreshed on our swings and golf cart driving abilities. 56 more words

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Nigerian Team Marks Olympic Bobsled Debut

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Growing up in St. Paul, Minnesota, Akuoma Omeoga was raised on Nigerian food, language and culture. Next week, the 25-year-old will represent her parents’ homeland in the Winter Games, hurtling down the bobsled track with her tresses — dyed green as a tribute to the country — flapping beneath her helmet like a flag. 653 more words

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'New Generation Of Nigerians' Marks Olympic Bobsled Debut

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Growing up in St. Paul, Minnesota, Akuoma Omeoga was raised on Nigerian food, language and culture. Next week, the 25-year-old will represent her parents’ homeland in the Winter Games, hurtling down the bobsled track with her tresses — dyed green as a tribute to the country — flapping beneath her helmet like a flag. 693 more words

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Olympic Report: Team USA Takes Gold In Snowboarding, Bronze In Team Skate

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Canada skated to the gold it had been dreaming about for four years.
American Jamie Anderson got another to match the one she won in Sochi. 1,035 more words

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Why The Winter Olympics Is The Perfect Time And Place For Black Athletes To Protest

The Opening Ceremony featured several athletes carrying flags for their countries on Friday morning, but noticeably absent was speedskater Shani Davis, who was the first Black athlete to win individual gold… 574 more words

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