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The pairs ice dance concludes tonight with the free dance. The Shibutani siblings will return ready to fight for a medal after they finished fourth in their program last night. The real fight for gold, however, will come down to the best two pairs in the world right now: Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, and Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron.

The men’s U.S. hockey team also enters the single knockout phase of competition tonight in a repeat match against Slovakia, whom they beat in the group stages. The winner awaits a showdown with the Olympic Athletes from Russia.

Scroll below for the full schedule.

Figure Skating

Aside from just the Shibutanis fighting for a medal spot are Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue, who currently sit in third. It’s no surprise to see Moir and Virtue fighting Papadakis and Cizeron at the top.

After the ice dance concludes with the free dance, Krista Yamaguchi, Charlie White, and Ben Agosto break down the action from tonight’s free dance competition.

Ice Dance Free Dance Stream Live Here 8:00p.m. EST  5:00p.m. PST

Olympic Ice Post Show Stream Live Here 11:30p.m. EST / 8:30p.m. PST


The U.S. were heavily beaten by OAR to close out the group stage, losing 0-4. They have the possibility of setting up a rematch against the Russians to settle the score, but must first take on another group mate in Slovakia. The USA won their first match 2-1 and, with OAR in their sights, ought to have the focus to see off this foe.

Men’s Qualifying Playoff: USA vs. SVK Stream Live Here 10:10p.m. EST / 7:10p.m. PST

Women’s Classification: SWE vs. COR Stream Live Here 10:10p.m. EST / 7:10p.m. PST

Freestyle Skiing

Three American women have advanced to the finals of the freeski halfpipe, but they’ll all be chasing Cassie Sharpe. The Canadian led the field with a score of 93.40. If Brita Sogourney can maintain the level of performance that she put on Sunday, then she could be America’s best hope for a medal.

Women’s Freeski Halfpipe Final Stream Live Here 8:30p.m. EST / 5:30p.m. PST

Men’s Freeski Halfpipe Qualifying Stream Live Here 11:00p.m. EST / 8:00p.m. PST


The American and Canadian women both must win this game if they are to have any chance of advancing to the semifinals. Both are sitting at 3-3, with the Canadians continuing their comeback after starting the tournament 0-3.

Only three games remain in both the men’s and women’s competitions, which means increasingly important fixtures as teams try to make their way out of the congestion. Two of those teams are Great Britain and Norway, and the loser will probably miss out on the playoffs barring something dramatic.

Women’s Tournament

USA vs. CAN Stream Live Here 5:00p.m. EST / 2:00p.m. PST

Men’s Tournament

GBR vs. NOR Stream Live Here 7:05p.m.EST / 4:05p.m. PST

JPN vs. CAN Stream Live Here 7:05p.m.EST / 4:05p.m. PST

ITA vs. SWE Stream Live Here 7:05p.m.EST / 4:05p.m. PST

SUI vs. KOR Stream Live Here 7:05p.m.EST / 4:05p.m. PST



Mikaela Shiffrin wins final slalom for best career season (video)

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Mikaela Shiffrin won her 12th World Cup race this season and seventh slalom, both personal bests, at the World Cup Finals in Are, Sweden, on Saturday.

Shiffrin, who clinched her second World Cup overall title and fifth slalom season title before the last races of the campaign this weekend, prevailed by 1.58 seconds over Swiss Wendy Holdener. PyeongChang gold medalist Frida Hansdotter of Sweden was third.

“The slalom has always been really close to my heart,” said Shiffrin, who won the last two slaloms this season after a shocking fourth-place finish in PyeongChang. “To finish with a run like that was super special.”

Full results are here.

Shiffrin matched Lindsey Vonn‘s American record for World Cup wins in one season — 12 — with one more race Sunday. Only Swiss Vreni Schneider has more women’s World Cup wins in a single campaign with 14.

Shiffrin, who turned 23 on Tuesday, also moved into solo fifth place on the women’s World Cup wins list with 43, including 23 victories in the last two seasons.

If Shiffrin keeps it up, she can move into the top three next season, though Lindsey Vonn‘s record 82 is a ways off.

“I’m not thinking about that so much,” Shiffrin said. “It’s way too soon to set that as my goal.”

Shiffrin is also three World Cup slalom wins shy of the record 35 held by retired Austrian Marlies Schild, whom Shiffrin supplanted as the world’s top slalom skier in 2013.

The World Cup Finals conclude Sunday with the women’s giant slalom. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will air live coverage of the second run at 7:30 a.m. ET.

“After today I’m really looking forward to going to the start one more time this season and hammering down,” Shiffrin said.

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Katie Ledecky beaten in NCAA Championships individual medley

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Katie Ledecky lost an NCAA Championships race for the first time in eight career finals, taking second in the 400-yard individual medley on Friday.

Stanford teammate Ella Eastin easily beat Ledecky by 3.69 seconds and grabbed the American and NCAA records from Ledecky, too. Eastin’s 3:54.60 is 1.93 seconds faster than Ledecky’s time from the Pac-12 Championships last month.

How did she do it?

“Honestly, I don’t know,” Eastin said on ESPNU. “I’ve built a lot of endurance this year, and it really showed.”

Eastin is decorated in her own right. She three-peated as NCAA 400-yard IM champion and held the American record in the event before Ledecky lowered it last month.

Eastin would have made the 2017 World Championships team had she not been disqualified for an illegal turn after finishing in second place at nationals.

Ledecky, a sophomore, has never contested the 400m IM at a U.S. Championships, Olympics or world championships, nor did she race the 400-yard IM at 2017 NCAAs. She raced the 400 IM instead of the 200 freestyle on Friday.

All of Ledecky’s races at major meets before Friday were in freestyle events. Her only defeat in a major international meet individual final was the 200m freestyle at 2017 Worlds.

Ledecky won five NCAA titles last year and the last two nights anchored the 800-yard freestyle relay and captured the 500-yard freestyle by eight seconds.

Meet results are here.

Later Friday, Lilly King of Indiana three-peated in the 100-yard breaststroke, breaking her American and NCAA records and winning in 56.25 seconds. King is also the Olympic and world champion in the 100m breast, plus the world-record holder.

“Always excited to get the record, but was really hoping to break 56 today,” King said.

Louisville’s Mallory Comerford became the second woman after Missy Franklin to break 1:40 in the 200-yard freestyle, winning in 1:39.80. Co-Olympic 100m free champ Simone Manuel of Stanford was third. Comerford and Ledecky tied for the 2017 NCAA 200 free title.

Stanford’s Ally Howe won the 100-yard backstroke in 49.70, one hundredth shy of her NCAA and American records. Olympic 100m backstroke silver medalist Kathleen Baker of Cal-Berkeley was third.

NCAAs conclude Saturday. Ledecky swims the 1,650-yard freestyle. She is the overwhelming favorite, having gone 35 seconds faster than anyone this season.

Ledecky hasn’t discussed with Stanford whether she will return for her junior season or turn pro, according to the school.

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