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February 24, 2018

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The American men have won the Olympic gold medal in curling in a decisive upset of Sweden. John Shuster skipped the United States to a 10-7 victory on Saturday for only the second curling medal in U.S. history. Shuster was part of the other one, too, as the lead thrower on Pete Fenson’s bronze-medal team at the 2006 Turin Games.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Kyle Mack has added to the U.S. medal count at the Pyeongchang Games by taking captured silver in the men’s Big Air. Mack had a chance to win until he sat down on his third and final jump, helping Canadian Sebastien Toutant secure the gold. It was the eighth silver medal and 22nd overall for the United States.

HOUSTON (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star forward Jimmy Butler is scheduled to undergo an MRI today after suffering a right knee injury during last night’s 120-102 loss at Houston. Butler had just grabbed a rebound late in the third quarter when he planted his right foot hard before collapsing onto the court in pain. Minnesota coach Tom Thibodeau said early evaluations by the team’s medical staff were inconclusive.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have given two-year extensions to head coach Doug Marrone, executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin and general manager Dave Caldwell. All three had two years remaining on their deals, which now will run through the 2021 season. The Jaguars won the AFC South for the first time, ended a 10-year playoff drought and advanced to the AFC title game for the first time since 2000.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods will be four shots back when the third round of the PGA’s Honda Classic begins this morning. Woods shot a 71 yesterday and was two shots off the lead until putting his tee shot into the water on the par-3 15th for double bogey. Luke List and Jamie Lovemark share the lead at 3 under, the highest score to lead the Honda Classic through 36 holes since it moved to PGA National in 2007.

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