NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2018 recap: Donovan Mitchell tops Larry Nance Jr.

Donovan Mitchell is your 2018 Slam Dunk Contest winner, topping Larry Nance in the Finals. It was an average dunk contest with a few decent slams and a lot of stuff we’ve seen before, especially Nance’s homages to his dad. (Those have a cool backstory, at least.) Mitchell had a few polarizing dunks, …
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Lindsey Vonn answers Trump-supporting Twitter trolls at the Winter Olympics

There are no participation medals at the Olympics, only medals. Nobody knows that better than Lindsey Vonn, who finished off the podium in the super-G on Saturday in South Korea. After the race was over, Vonn took to Twitter to express her frustration for the outcome of the race.

Frustrating to be …
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Military helicopter crashes in Mexico, killing 14 quake survivors on the ground

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the 7.2 magnitude quake struck near the town of Pinotepa in Oaxaca state at about 5:30 p.m. Friday. A magnitude 5.9 aftershock also centered in Oaxaca struck about an hour later, and was followed by a series of smaller aftershocks throughout the night and nex …
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Lindsey Vonn didn’t medal in Super-G but she’s not defeated at 2018 Winter Olympics

Lindsey Vonn didn’t medal in Super-G but she’s not defeated at 2018 Winter Olympics

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — One turn. One lousy turn.

That was the difference between Lindsey Vonn and another Olympic medal, possibly even a gold. She looked heavenward after she c …
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NBA Dunk Contest 2018 rules: A history of all the ways they’ve changed

The NBA Slam Dunk Contest, for better or worse, has seen some things. All-Star Weekend’s most popular event has produced iconic moments and built up legendary players … but it has had some real duds, too.

This year’s All-Star events begin on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m. ET on TNT.

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Melania Trump breaks precedent again, doesn’t walk to Marine One with the president

In an unprecedented move Friday, First Lady Melania Trump went against tradition and traveled to Marine One without her husband.

While it is protocol for the first couple to walk across the White House South Lawn together, before the Trumps headed to Parkland, Florida to meet with victims of the ma …
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13 Die After Helicopter Surveying Earthquake Damage Crashes In Mexico

13 Die After Helicopter Surveying Earthquake Damage Crashes In Mexico

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Thirteen people died and 15 were injured Friday night after a military helicopter carrying government officials assessing earthquake damage crashed in southern …
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Melania Trump arrives solo to air base as first couple heads to Florida

(CNN) First lady Melania Trump eschewed the traditional South Lawn couple’s walk to Marine One on Friday amid another adultery allegation scandal, opting instead to drive separately ahead of President Donald Trump.

“With her schedule it was easier to meet him on the plane,” Stephanie Grisham, the f …
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Snowboarder Ester Ledecka Shocks Lindsey Vonn and the Super-G Field

“She could never put it all together,” Italy’s Sofia Goggia, who finished 11th Saturday, said of Ledecka. “But today she did.”

Ledecka cruised across the finish line, and a giant No. 1 flashed next to her name. A dumbfounded crowd at first seemed stunned silent.

Veith said, “My first reaction was, …
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