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'Sublime' French Ice Dancers Win Silver at Olympics Just One Day After Wardrobe Malfunction

'Sublime' French Ice Dancers Win Silver at Olympics Just One Day After Wardrobe Malfunction

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This time around it was all about the skating for French ice dancers Guillaume Cizeron and Gabriella Papadakis. After making headlines worldwide for a wardrobe malfunction during the short dance Monday afternoon, which aired Sunday night stateside, the duo competed the following day without a similar distraction, earning silver in a skate declared one for the history books. Papadakis burst into tears at the end of the skate as she hugged her longtime skating partner. The duo earned an unprecedented score of 205.28 — the highest ever free dance score, per NBC. (The record was short-lived, however, as it was quickly topped by Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, who went on to win gold.) “They just redefined sublime,” said one NBC commentator. “I have never seen a team like that on the ice,
U.S. Siblings Alex and Maia Shibutani Win Bronze in Ice Dancing as Canada Takes Home Olympic Gold

U.S. Siblings Alex and Maia Shibutani Win Bronze in Ice Dancing as Canada Takes Home Olympic Gold

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After two exciting nights of competition — including a wardrobe malfunction that made headlines worldwide — the best ice dancing team has been revealed. Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir took home the gold medal in the second and final night of the Olympic ice dancing competition Tuesday morning (Monday evening stateside). France’s Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron walked away with the silver medal — just one day after their costume snafu — followed by U.S. brother and sister duo Alex and Maia Shibutani, who earned bronze. The Shibutanis received a 114.86 free dance score, which gave them a total of 192.59. The duo finished just ahead of teammates Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue, who received a final score of 187.69. The “Shib Sibs,” as they are widely known, were the American
Canada’s Sharpe win freestyle halfpipe gold

Canada’s Sharpe win freestyle halfpipe gold

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) – Canada’s Cassie Sharpe has given her country its first medal in Olympic freestyle halfpipe skiing. Sharpe posted the top two scores in the women’s final at Phoenix Snow Park, with the 95.80 she put up during her second run the best of the finals. France’s Marie Martinod added a second silver to go with the one she captured in Sochi four years ago when the sport made its Olympic debut. Martinod scored 92.60 on her second run but fell during her third to assure Sharpe of the gold. American Brita Sigourney edged teammate Annalisa Drew for bronze. Drew scored 90.80 on her final run to slip past Sigourney only to have Sigourney, the next skier down, put up a 91.80. PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA – FEBRUARY 20: Bronze medalist, Brita Sigourney of the Uni
Nemanja Matic reveals his thoughts on VAR after controversy in Man United’s win vs Huddersfield

Nemanja Matic reveals his thoughts on VAR after controversy in Man United’s win vs Huddersfield

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Nemanja Matic has revealed his support for the Video Assistant Referee system caused controversy in Manchester United’s 2-0 win against Huddersfield Town.
 Juan Mata appeared to have doubled Man United’s lead before half-time, but the goal was ruled out after consulting the VAR for around two minutes, with it deemed offside. The controversial choice to go to VAR was made of greater significance after the lines to determine Mata’s position when the ball was played weren’t straight. Matic said the idea of VAR is a good one, but that the implementation must be improved to result in quicker decisions. “Two minutes is a long time on the pitch, but overall it will be good for football,” Matic said. “It’s normal that referees make mistakes every game and they can refer it to TV, but it needs to b
Mourinho believes win over Sevilla would help CL challenge

Mourinho believes win over Sevilla would help CL challenge

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has claimed that only should his team beat Sevilla can they truly be considered to be Champions League contenders. The two clubs clash on Wednesday for the first leg being played in Spain where the Portuguese manager will certainly be hoping his players can grab a few away goals. The draw against the La Liga club was seen as favourable for United who aren’t necessarily expected to challenge for Europe’s top trophy. Getting into the quarter finals sounds just about right in the Red Devils’ first season back in the Champions League since Louis Van Gaal‘s time. Mourinho is also not seriously considering his players to challenge but believes once teams get into the last eight, anything can happen. According to the Mirror, Jose said...
Mourinho hails these two Man Utd stars after win vs Huddersfield

Mourinho hails these two Man Utd stars after win vs Huddersfield

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has hailed Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof’s performances in the 2-0 victory over Huddersfield in the fifth round of the FA Cup. The two defenders were involved from the start of the match and put in convincing displays despite initial concerns from fans. Lindelof is clearly a player supporters look forward to seeing more of but he has proven that he needs some patience as he adjusts to his new surroundings. Smalling meanwhile, put behind himself a horrible performance vs Newcastle to give fans some hope but they’ll surely be cautious of it. Mourinho was certainly impressed with both players, particularly in their first half performance as United headed 1-0 up at the break. According to Manchester Evening News, Jose said: “For ...
Dad in trouble after son’s Alexis Sanchez moment during Man United win

Dad in trouble after son’s Alexis Sanchez moment during Man United win

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Manchester United win 2-0 at Huddersfield in the FA Cup Manchester United eased into the FA cup quarter-final on Saturday with a 2-0 win over Huddersfield. Romelu Lukaku scored twice, early in each half as Manchester United prepared for a big week ahead that includes Sevilla and Chelsea. Juan Mata saw a goal disallowed with VAR but in the end it mattered little. Manchester United have been drawn against Brighton at home in the FA Cup quarter-final. HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 17: Juan Mata of Manchester United scores his sides second goal which is then deemed offside during the The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round between Huddersfield Town v Manchester United on February 17, 2018 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images) Young Manchester United fan goes v...
Everyone saw Man United pair arguing during win at Huddersfield

Everyone saw Man United pair arguing during win at Huddersfield

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Huddersfield 0 – Manchester United 2 Manchester United booker their progression to the quarter-final of the FA Cup in some style on Saturday. The result was never in doubt once Romelu Lukaku put Manchester United 1-0 up thanks to some fine strength from the Belgian on three minutes. There was controversy – see the picture above – as Juan Mata scored what looked to be a legal goal on the stroke of half-time. However, it was ruled out by VAR much to the surprise of Mata himself and pretty much everyone on social media. Ten minutes into the second half, Manchester United wrapped up the win with Lukaku scoring his second goal, having been played in by Alexis Sanchez. HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 17: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United looks on prior to the T...