Combined Korean team shut out...German wins ski jump gold...Capitals re-sign Eller
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The Korean women’s hockey team, the first in Olympic history to combine players from North and South, has lost to Switzerland in its debut game, 8-0. The Koreans were outshot by the 2014 bronze medalists 52-8. But the poor showing didn’t stop the sellout crowd from cheering throughout much of the game. After the game, fans unfurled a large banner reading “We are one.”
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Germany’s Andreas Wellinger has won the gold medal in normal hill ski jumping, on a day of frigid temperatures and windy conditions. The 22-year-old nailed a jump of 113.5 meters to secure the gold with 259.3 points. Norwegians Johann Andre Forfang and Robert Johansson took silver and bronze.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals have re-signed center Lars Eller to a $17.5 million, five-year contract extension. Eller will count $3.5 million against the salary cap through the 2022-23 season. The 28-year-old Dane has 11 goals and 17 assists for 28 points in 53 games this season, three points shy of his career high. In 576 NHL games with the St. Louis Blues, Montreal Canadiens and Capitals, Eller has 96 goals and 113 assists.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Pyeongchang Olympic organizers are investigating a possible attack on their internet and Wi-Fi systems that took place about 45 minutes before the opening ceremony. Organizing committee spokeswoman Nancy Park says the defense ministry and a cybersecurity team are investigating the outage that occurred Friday night. She said there was “some issue with our internal system” but it didn’t affect the opening ceremony.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Former FIFA (FEE’-fuh) vice president Chung Mong-joon has won his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport to be allowed to work again in soccer. The court says any violations were committed to “a far lesser degree” than FIFA’s ethics committee had judged. It reduced the South Korean official’s five-year sanction for “improper lobbying” during the 2022 World Cup bidding process, and not fully cooperating in a subsequent investigation of all candidates, to 15 months.