• Olympics-France to skip 2018 Winter Games if security risk too great
    Reuters36 minutes ago

    Olympics-France to skip 2018 Winter Games if security risk too great

    France's Winter Olympics team will not travel to the 2018 Games in South Korea if its security cannot be guaranteed, French Sports Minister Laura Flessel said on Thursday, raising the first major doubts by a participating country over the event. Tensions in the region have escalated since reclusive

  • NHL: Kings top Canucks in first NHL game in China
    Reuters2 hours ago

    NHL: Kings top Canucks in first NHL game in China

    (The Sports Xchange) - Tanner Pearson scored two goals in an exhibition game, which would typically be no gigantic feat. Standout goalie Jonathan Quick made 31 saves and the Kings posted a 5-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks before 10,088 fans in Shanghai. "There's definitely some significance

  • NHL taps new market, plays 1st preseason game in China
    The Associated Press3 hours ago

    NHL taps new market, plays 1st preseason game in China

    Kobe Bryant appeared on video. NHL mascots gave the crowd a primer on what this odd game is all about. NHL preseason hockey made its debut in China - a 5-2 victory by the Los Angeles Kings over the Vancouver Canucks - in a step by the league to crack an immense market.

  • Macron praises IOC for keeping Paris, LA dreams alive
    Reuters6 hours ago

    Macron praises IOC for keeping Paris, LA dreams alive

    President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday promised a 2024 Olympic Games that transform French sport and praised the International Olympic Committee's decision to keep the dreams of two cities alive by announcing the 2024 and 2028 Games at the same time. Los Angeles then dropped its bid for the 2024