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Olympic Curlers Are Buff Now, and Have the Calendars to Prove It

Brian McWilliams, the head trainer for U.S.A. Curling, said that when he joined the organization in 2006, he discovered that he was responsible for conditioning players who were still smoking cigarettes during fifth-end breaks, which is the equivalent of halftime. Photo The Norwegian curling team appeared in the 2018 Men …

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Nascar Waits for Leader of Its Next Generation to Emerge

Speedweeks at Daytona have been promising at least. Alex Bowman, 24, who replaced Earnhardt in the No. 88 car for Hendrick Motorsports, will start the Daytona 500 from the pole position. Elliott and Blaney will be in the second row after winning the qualifying duels Thursday. One driver in particular …

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Nathan Chen Gets a Different Kind of Reward

“I’ve never been in this position before,” he said before he took to the ice one last time for the free skate. “I don’t know what to do.” He insisted that the pressure of the Olympics had not gotten to him. But on the inside, there was a battle ensuing. …

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Ilya Kovalchuk Scores Twice as Russians Outclass U.S., 4-0

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — The blistering pace on the ice and the atmosphere in the arena were reminiscent of the epic showdown between the United States and Russia in Sochi, Russia, four years ago. That’s where the similarities ended. When the teams met again at the Olympics on Saturday night …

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Why Yoga Pants Are Bad for Women

No one looks good in sweatpants. But that’s not the point. They’re basically just towels with waistbands. They exist for two activities: lounging and exercising — two activities that you used to be able to do without looking like a model in a P90X infomercial. It’s not good manners for …

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