Weekend In Review: Olympics Grab Nation’s Attention, Golf, College Basketball Upsets

Olympics Steal The Show By odd coincidence, the United States’ first medal in the Winter Games came in men’s snowboard slopestyle for the second consecutive time. Red Gerard, 17,...

Olympics Steal The Show

By odd coincidence, the United States’ first medal in the Winter Games came in men’s snowboard slopestyle for the second consecutive time.

Red Gerard, 17, came from last place on the final run to win the gold.

Another U.S. highlight from PyeonChang was the women’s hockey team defeating Finland 3-1 after falling behind 1-0.

Let the Games continue!

Golf: Ted Potter Jr., not exactly a household name, chipped in for birdie on the par-3 seventh hole to take a two-shot lead over No. 1 Dustin Johnson, and earned a three-stroke victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. He shot a 3-under 69 in Sunday’s final round to defeat Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Jason Day and Chez Reavie by three strokes.

NFL: The Indianapolis Colts, whose coaching job was surprisingly spurned last week by the New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, hired Frank Reich on Sunday. Reich, 56, was the the Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator last season. He agreed to a five-year contract. … Jim Garrett, 87, a longtime scout for the Dallas Cowboys and the father of Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, died Friday night.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Ranked teams continue to struggle to remain ranked teams. No. 2 Virginia fell 61-60 in overtime to Virginia Tech. No. 3 Purdue lost 88-65 to No. 4 Michigan State. West Virginia, once No. 2 in the AP poll and now No. 19 (at least until rankings are released on Monday), lost 88-85 at home on Saturday to Oklahoma State. Baylor beat No. 10 Kansas 80-64. No. 12 Gonzaga beat No. 11 St. Mary’s 78-65. Alabama beat No. 15 Tennessee 78-50. Iowa State smacked No. 17 Oklahoma 88-80. Texas A&M dropped No. 24 Kentucky 85-74. And Boston College edged No. 25 Miami 72-70. Shake ’em up!

ELSEWHERE: The Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby became the 95th NHL player to surpass 400 career goals, scoring his 400th and 401st Sunday in a 4-1 win over the St. Louis Blues. … The NBA’s Houston Rockets won their eighth straight game, beating the Dallas Mavericks 104-97.

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