WATCH LIVE: Davis and White go for gold in figure skating free dance

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Meryl Davis and Charlie White will try to capture the first-ever Olympic ice dancing gold for the U.S. in the free dance today at Iceberg Skating Palace.

They’ll skate last in the competition, which you can see LIVE on NBCSN and on NBCOlympics.com starting at 10 a.m. ET.

Davis and White are your leaders going into the free dance after earning a world-record short dance score yesterday.

But while it’s one thing to be expected to win the gold, it’s another thing to actually do it.

MORE: Davis and White talk world record, today’s free dance

Their training partners and defending Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada are second in the standings, and can certainly take advantage of any trouble Davis and White may run into.

Virtue and Moir will skate 17th, third-to-last in the remaining field of 20 dancing pairs.

See their rivalry continue LIVE on NBCSN, or CLICK HERE FOR THE STREAM at 10 a.m. ET.

Is curling the antidote to the world’s issues?

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The world, some fret, is falling apart. Politicians spar viciously on social media. Leaders lie. Former heroes fall like dominoes amid endless scandals. Cruelty has come to feel commonplace.

But never fear: We have curling.

The sport with the frenzied sweeping and clacking rocks has rules that literally require players to treat opponents with kindness. Referees aren’t needed, because curlers police themselves. And the winners generally buy the losers a beer.

At the Pyeongchang Olympics, curlers and their fans agree: In an era of vitriol and venom, curling may be the perfect antidote to our troubled times.

“Nobody gets hit — other than the rock,” laughed Evelyne Martens of Calgary, Canada, as she watched a recent Canada vs. Norway curling match. “And there’s nothing about Trump here!”

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U.S. boblsedders remembering Steve Holcomb

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The memories are impossible to ignore. Justin Olsen sees him in the start house. Elana Meyers Taylor hears him on her track walks. Mentions of his name bring some members of the team to tears, and others still can’t fully open up about how difficult moving on has been.

NBCOlymipcs.com: 2018 U.S. Olympic bobsled team

It’s been nine months since Steven Holcomb died.

USA Bobsled is not over it, not by any stretch of the imagination.

Holcomb was the best bobsledder in U.S. history, and he was supposed to be at these PyeongChang Olympics for what likely would have been the final races of his career. Instead, the Americans will head to the start house at the Alpensia Sliding Center on Sunday for the first bobsled races of these games and face the nearly impossible task of doing as well as he would have done.

This season has been one struggle after another for the Americans. Nerves have been frayed all year. Results have been far from what the U.S. wanted or envisioned. Getting a third men’s sled to PyeongChang was a challenge until the final possible moment, something that certainly would not have been the case if Holcomb was still driving.

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