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Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani of the United States perform during the ice dance, free dance figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Bronze only bright spot in a disappointing showing for American ice dancing pairs

- Associated Press

The Shib Sibs added a bronze medal in the event. U.S. champions Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue made two key errors in their free dance and slid from third to fifth. Madison Chock and Evan Bates had an even bigger slip-up. Still, a third, fifth and 12th with a major mistake should not be underplayed.

Georgetown center Jessie Govan (15) blocks the shot of Butler forward Tyler Wideman (4) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Georgetown defeated Butler 87-83. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Georgetown hosts Xavier as Big East eyes two No. 1 seeds

- The Washington Times

A Hoya victory could deal a blow to Xavier’s bid for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Musketeers are poised to join No. 3 Villanova in earning two of the national tourney’s top seeds, a sign that Big East basketball is returning to national prominence.

Elizabeth Marian Swaney, of Hungary, runs the course during the women's halfpipe qualifying at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung) **FILE**

Olympics should be reserved for the best athletes

- Associated Press

Plucky underdogs like Eddie the Eagle, a bespectacled daredevil flinging himself off the ski jump, and Eric the Eel, flailing desperately to stay above water at the Olympic pool, aren’t that charming anymore. The games can do without them.

Driver Seun Adigun, right, and Akuoma Omeoga of Nigeria finish their second heat during the women's two-man bobsled competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Nigeria savors its Olympic bobsled debut moment

- Associated Press

Briefly leading, finishing last, none of that was the point Tuesday night. Simply getting to the Olympics has been victory enough for this Nigerian team, three women who live in the U.S. and have backgrounds in other sports before deciding to try sliding — and now, officially, are the first bobsled to represent Africa on the sport’s biggest stage.

In this Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 photo curler Joe Polo, of the United States, launches the stone during practice at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea.  Joe and Kristin Polo, both curlers, named their daughter Ailsa, after the Scottish island where the granite that makes curling rocks is mined. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) **FILE**

Premature baby named after curling rock island defies odds

- Associated Press

Both her parents were curlers, members of a tight-knit sport where an intense reverence for the game tends to bleed over into the players’ personal lives. And so it was only natural that Joe and Kristin Polo decided to name their future daughter Ailsa, after the Scottish island where the granite that makes curling rocks is mined.

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Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (33) reacts after scoring against the Detroit Red Wings in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)

Arvidsson lifts Predators to 3-2 win over Red Wings

- Associated Press

Viktor Arvidsson scored his third goal in two games and the Nashville Predators ended their seven-game losing skid against Detroit with a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday.

Dartis sparks Ohio to 88-76 win over Kent State

Associated Press

Jordan Dartis sank half of his 10 3-point attempts and scored 20 to lead six players in double figures and Ohio won back-to-back Mid-American Conference games for the first time this season with an 88-76 victory over Kent State on Tuesday night.

Rhode Island's Jeff Dowtin, left, celebrates the win with Jarvis Garrett, center, and Jared Terrell, right, after the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against La Salle, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Philadelphia. Rhode Island won 95-93 in overtime. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

URI fights off La Salle for share of A-10 title

- Associated Press

Jeff Dowtin scored 23 points, including four key free throws in the final seconds, as Rhode Island clinched a share of the Atlantic 10 regular season title with a hard-fought 95-93 overtime victory at La Salle on Tuesday night.

Philadelphia Flyers' Shayne Gostisbehere celebrates the game wining goal by Jakub Voracek during the overtime period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens' Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 in Philadelphia. Gostisbehere got the assist. Flyers won 3-2. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

Voracek's 2 late goals rally Flyers past Canadiens in OT

- Associated Press

Jakub Voracek scored the tying goal with 1:25 left in regulation and then got the game-winner 1:26 into overtime to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Scott Harrington (4) celebrates his goal with teammates in front of New Jersey Devils defenseman Will Butcher (8) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Blue Jackets snap three-game skid on rare Harrington goal

- Associated Press

Defenseman Scott Harrington broke a second-period tie with his second goal of the season, and the slumping Columbus Blue Jackets snapped a three-game losing streak and ended the New Jersey Devils' four-game winning streak with a 2-1 decision on Tuesday night.

Ivey hits late jumper as Akron upsets Bowling Green 81-79

Associated Press

Jimond Ivey drove into the middle of the lane to hit a floater and Lucas Smith added a free throw in the final seconds as Akron upset Bowling Green 81-79 in Mid-American Conference action on Tuesday night.

Furman races past VMI 76-54 for 4th straight win

Associated Press

Andrew Brown sank three 3-pointers and scored 15 and Furman used a 20-0 advantage on fastbreak points to race to a 76-54 victory over VMI on Tuesday night for its fourth straight win.

Baylor's Manu Lecomte, left, defends as West Virginia forward Wesley Harris (21) makes a move to the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

No. 21 West Virginia 71-60 win ends Baylor's 5-game streak

Associated Press

Jevon Carter and Esa Ahmad both scored 15 points as No. 21 West Virginia beat Baylor 71-60 on Tuesday night, ending the Bears' five-game winning streak that had been the longest in the Big 12 Conference.

Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) scores a goal past Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) and defenseman John Carlson (74) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Point scores 2 goals to help Lightning beat Capitals 4-2

- Associated Press

Brayden Point scored two first-period goals, Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 35 shots to earn his NHL-leading 35th victory and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 4-2 Tuesday night in a matchup between division leaders.

Miami (Ohio) knocks off MAC-leading Buffalo 84-81

Associated Press

Nike Sibande scored 21 points, freshman Isaiah Coleman-Lands added 17 points with five 3-pointers - both season highs - and Miami (Ohio) beat Mid-American Conference-leader Buffalo 84-81 on Tuesday night.