T.J. Oshie recreates Sochi Olympic shootout magic

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T.J. Oshie found himself in a familiar position Thursday night — beating Sergei Bobrovsky in a shootout, just like at the Sochi Olympics.

The Washington Capitals winger was first to go in a shootout with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

“I thought about it for five seconds, maybe,” Oshie said of his Olympic highlight, before taking his attempt on Bobrovsky.

Oshie remembered his four goals in six shootout tries on Bobrovsky in the memorable U.S. group-play win over Russia three years ago. He also remembered going five-hole on half of those attempts and scoring on all three.

Oshie went five-hole again Thursday after some internal debate.

“I wasn’t going to go five-hole because we faced each other in the Olympics, there, and I went there three times, but I thought I saw something, went for it,” Oshie said. “Luckily, it found the back of the net.”

It was the only goal of the shootout, handing the Capitals a 2-1 win.

Oshie, 30, said he has practiced shootouts since age 10.

“He’s a skilled guy on the shootouts,” Bobrovsky reportedly said. “He beat me again.”

Should the NHL participate in the PyeongChang Olympics, Oshie is a prime candidate for the U.S. roster.

He has scored a career-high 30 goals this season, ranking fourth among American players in the NHL, despite missing 13 of the team’s 73 games.

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101-year-old woman wins gold medal at World Masters Games

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Man Kaur, a 101-year-old woman from India, won a gold medal at the World Masters Games by running the 100m in 74 seconds on Monday.

“I enjoyed it and am very, very happy,” Kaur told media, according to the Times of India, which added that she took up track and field eight years ago, at age 93. “I’m going to run again, I’m not going to give up. I will participate, there’s no full stop.”

Kaur sprinted alone on the track at Trusts Arena in Auckland, to audible applause and cheers from the crowd. There were two other runners in her heat, according to the New Zealand Herald, women ages 85 and 88. But they both finished in under 30 seconds, ceding the stage to Kaur for most of her race.

Kaur later danced in celebration with the medal around her neck.

The World Masters Games are a quadrennial multi-sport event, like the Olympics, but with different classifications per age group.

In track and field, there are age groups from 30-35 years all the way up to 100-and-over in Auckland. Kaur was the oldest track and field athlete competing by 11 years and thus won her age group with no competition.

Kaur is also entered in the 200m, javelin and shot put later this week.

She’s not the first centenarian to star in an Olympic sport.

Japan’s Hidekichi Miyazaki made headlines two years ago at age 105 for running 100m in 42 seconds.

In cycling, a 105-year-old Frenchman covered 14 miles in one hour in January.

A 100-year-old Japanese woman swam 1500m in 1 hour, 15 minutes, in 2015.

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Watch Simone Biles samba to Destiny’s Child on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

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Simone Biles easily advanced to the final seven on “Dancing with the Stars,” while Nancy Kerrigan was the last contestant to survive elimination Monday night.

Biles, a four-time Rio Olympic gymnastics gold medalist, danced a samba to Destiny’s Child’s “Survivor” with partner Sasha Farber.

They received 35 points out of a possible 40 — with no 10s after Biles received her first 10s the previous week. It was the fourth-best score of eight couples Monday.

Judges felt their timing was off.

Kerrigan, a two-time Olympic figure skating medalist, performed with Artem Chigvintsev to En Vogue’s “Free Your Mind.”

They scored 33 points, lowest of the four women’s contestants remaining, with judges telling Kerrigan she looked unstable and tense at times. Kerrigan has been dealing with back pain and arm weakness.

“We had a lunch break, and we had sushi, and she couldn’t lift the soy sauce,” Chigvintsev said on ABC News.

The elimination came down to Kerrigan and “Glee” actress Heather Morris. Morris was cut, via a combination judges scores and fan votes, despite recording the first perfect score of the season Monday night.

The announcement drew boos from the studio crowd.

Kerrigan and Biles are looking to become the sixth Olympian to win the Mirrorball Trophy in the series’ 24 seasons, joining Kristi YamaguchiApolo OhnoShawn JohnsonMeryl Davis and Laurie Hernandez.

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