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Derby skier Tricia Mangan will make her Olympics debut on Wednesday night (Buffalo time) in the giant slalom, which was postponed Sunday by high winds. The first run is Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and the second run begins at 11:15 p.m. The top 30 from the first run qualify for the second run. Mangan – a Nardin Academy graduate and Dartmouth student – was a late addition …

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By Des Bieler Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said Sunday that the U.S. manufactured doping allegations against his country, leading to a ban from the Olympics, because the Americans "can't beat us fairly." There is no official Russian contingent at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, although 168 athletes from that country are competing as a team called "Olympic At…

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By Des Bieler Mirai Nagasu's performance Monday during the Olympics had many viewers exclaiming, "Wow, I can't believe she hit a triple axel!" The American figure skater also had some wondering, "Wait, is that a giant 'USA' tattoo on her inner thigh?" Eventually, the mystery was solved: Nagasu was using some Team USA-branded kinesiology tape under her tights. KT Tape…

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Todd Marchant was preparing to sell his house in Western New York last year when he stumbled upon boxes of items from a hockey career that started in Buffalo and took him around the world. One piece of his past was his Team USA jacket from the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer. Marchant played 17 NHL seasons and won a Stanley Cup with the Anaheim Ducks. Many remember him wit…

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You can find Bills fans everywhere, and sometimes the Bills fans come to you. A duo of young Bills fans have brought that spirit to Pyeongchang and the Winter Olympics. An Instagram account belonging to @aubreymegan has been posting photos of two women with their Bills flag at various venues around the Games, even attracting the attention of photographers. Who are…

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Derby skier Tricia Mangan's Olympic debut will have to wait. The women's giant slalom scheduled for Sunday night (Buffalo time) has been postponed because of high winds, Olympic officials announced about two hours before the event was scheduled to begin. The race has been rescheduled for Feb. 14 (Buffalo time). The first run is set for 7:30 p.m. ET and the second run…

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Derby’s Tricia Mangan will compete in the women’s giant slalom Sunday night (Buffalo time) in the Olympics at the Yongpyong Alpine Center in South Korea. The first run begins at 8:15 p.m. and the second run begins at 11:45 p.m. NBC will have coverage of the first run during its 7 to 11 p.m. broadcast, although the action is not scheduled to air live. Live coverage of th…

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