Combined team makes Olympic history...Women’s hockey favorites up next...Capitals extend Eller
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — A lopsided loss to Switzerland hasn’t dimmed the excitement over the first combined Korean team to compete in an Olympics. A sellout crowd cheered the hockey team made up of women from North and South Korea as they fell to the 2014 bronze medalists 8-0. After the game, fans unfurled a large banner reading “We are one.”
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — After all the focus on the combined team from the Koreas, the favorites in women’s hockey take the ice on Day 2 of the Olympics. The U.S. women play Finland and Canada faces the “Olympic Athletes from Russia.” Canada beat the U.S. women 3-2 in overtime in the final four years ago in Sochi to win the Olympic gold.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals have re-signed center Lars Eller to a $17.5 million, five-year contract extension. The 28-year-old Dane has 11 goals and 17 assists for 28 points in 53 games this season. Eller was one of three significant Capitals unrestricted free agents, along with center Jay Beagle and defenseman John Carlson.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Carlos Cordeiro has been elected president of the U.S. Soccer Federation. He won on the third ballot today with 68.6 percent of the vote. Cordeiro assumes control of an organization that must chart a new course after its men’s team failed to qualify for this year’s World Cup.
CAMDEN, Maine (AP) — The National Toboggan Championships are taking place today in Maine. More than 350 teams are competing on the Camden Snow Bowl’s 400-foot-long chute, which was built in the 1930s.