‘Hey Yeong-mi’: South Korean businesses join curling craze

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, a South Korea supporter holds a picture of South Korea's skip Kim Eunjung as she watches her team during a women's semi-final curling match against Japan at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. The five-member team captured hearts in a country that hardly knew curling before. They have become sought-after models for commercials and inspired countless online memes and catch-phrases. The signs read: " Yeong-mi, Ya (meaning Hey, Yeong-mi). Yeong-mi is the first name of the lead sweeper for the women’s curling team that won an unexpected silver medal at the Olympics (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In South Korea’s sudden craze for curling, it really is all in a name.

Russia reinstated into Olympic movement after doping scandal

FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 file photo, athletes from Russia wave during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Russia says the IOC has reinstated the country to the Olympic movement despite two failed doping tests by its athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. In quotes carried by the TASS news agency, Russian Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov said a letter had been received earlier Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 from the IOC announcing the nation's reinstatement. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, file)

MOSCOW — Russia’s ban from the Olympic movement was lifted on Wednesday despite two failed doping tests by its athletes at the Pyeongchang winter games.

Teams back at combine in search of 2018 success

Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden speaks during a press conference at the NFL Combine, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

INDIANAPOLIS — Lured out of the broadcast booth with a $100 million contract that makes him the highest-paid football coach ever, Jon Gruden sauntered up to the podium and flashed that mischievous smile.

Lillard has 26 points and Blazers beat Kings 116-99

Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox, center, shoots over Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, guard CJ McCollum, second from left, and forward Al-Farouq Aminu, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard did not hesitate when asked about how well the Portland Trail Blazers have been playing recently.

Draft diary: Clemson’s Cain welcomes combine questions

FILE- In this Nov. 12, 2016, file photo, Clemson wide receiver Deon Cain (8) makes a catch as Pittsburgh defensive back Damar Hamlin (3) defends during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Clemson, S.C. Deon Cain knows the questions are coming and he is looking forward to answering them this week at the NFL combine. Cain played three seasons at Clemson and was productive receiver for a team that made three playoff appearances and played in two national championship games. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt, File)

Deon Cain knows the questions are coming and he is looking forward to answering them this week at the NFL draft combine.

Streaking Taylor Hall, Devils end Penguins’ run at home

New Jersey Devils' Taylor Hall (9) celebrates his goal as he returns to the bench during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Taylor Hall equaled the Devils’ franchise record with points in 15 straight games, Stefan Noesen scored the only goal of the third period and New Jersey beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Spring training roundup: Napoli joins Indians, others wait

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2016, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Mike Napoli bats against the Boston Red Sox during Game 1 of baseball's American League Division Series,in Cleveland. Napoli is getting another swing with the Indians. The free agent slugger has agreed to a minor league contract with the team, pending the completion of a physical. Napoli spent 2016 with the Indians and had a major role in getting the club to the World Series.(AP Photo/David Dermer, File)

The Cleveland Indians gave Mike Napoli a much more familiar uniform.

LPGA rookie jumps at chance to ease Puerto Rico’s recovery

Luke List tees off on the fifth hole during the final round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Emma Talley has never been to Puerto Rico and probably couldn’t name any of winners in 10 years of the Puerto Rico Open. But she’s aware of the plight of Puerto Ricans still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Maria, and the LPGA Tour rookie jumped at the chance to help.

Jenson returns to hero’s welcome in Rigby

Jessika Jenson poses for a photo with Haylee Smith, 7, and Cheznee Smith, 10, during the homecoming for the Olympic snowboarder at Rigby High School on Wednesday. Jenson competed in women’s slopestyle and women’s big air at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, placing fifth and 11th, respectively. John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com

Two-time Olympian Jenson had a motorcade and welcome home festivities in her honor on Wednesday.

Giants’ Pence learns to play new position

San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence during practice prior to a spring training baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Hunter Pence takes an odd swing, and his throwing motion is unusual. He’s quite quirky and embraces that persona — a player totally out of left field, really.



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