US and Canadian women to fight for gold in hockey … Canada and Germany tie in bobsledding … New allegations threaten Russia’s reinstatement at Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Jennifer Wakefield scored twice and Shannon Szabados stopped 14 shots to lead Canada to a 5-0 victory over the Russians and earn the four-time defending Olympic women’s hockey champions a spot in the gold medal game against the United States. It will be the fifth time in six Winter Games since women’s hockey was added to the program that the North American neighbors have met in the final.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Canada and Germany have tied for the gold medal in two-man bobsledding. It’s the second dead heat in this event in Olympic history. The Canadian sled driven by Justin Kripps and pushed by Alexander Kopacz will share the gold with the German sled driven by Francesco Friedrich and pushed by Thorsten Margis. Both finished in 3 minutes, 16.86 seconds at the Pyeongchang Games.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The president of the Russian Curling Federation says he believes someone could have spiked Olympic bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky’s food or drink because he tested clean less than a month ago. An IOC spokesman says Krushelnitsky has failed a doping test, which could hurt Russia’s chance to be reinstated before the end of the Winter Olympics.

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir lead the ice dance competition at the Pyeongchang Olympics after a record-breaking short program set to the rock music of the Rolling Stones, the Eagles and Santana. The Canadian duo scored 83.67 points to lead their training partners and biggest rivals, Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron, by more than a point heading into Tuesday’s free dance.

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The two American figure skaters who are representing South Korea in these Olympics got 61.22 points in the short dance to make the cut for the free dance. Yura Min has Korean heritage and Alexander Gamelin passed a citizenship test to become eligible, in part by reciting the country’s national anthem.

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