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THURSDAY, Dec. 21
PYEONGCHANG â€“ The cold is back for the Winter Games. After two straight balmy Olympics where some might have wondered if it was even winter, let alone the worldâ€™s pre-eminent freeze-dependent sporting event, athletes and visitors alike will finally experience a no-joke chill in their bones during the games. How cold? So cold that locals say windows sometimes break. So cold that tears well in the eyes within seconds. So cold that men have been known to flashback to being posted for hours in frozen silence on the frontline during mandatory military service in their youths. So cold the ink in a pen grows sluggish and dies as it scribbles over a page. â€ťWe all hope it will be better in February, but if itâ€™s like it is now, there will be big trouble. Itâ€™s just too cold for outsiders Cheap Tom Brady Jersey ,â€ť says Choi Jong Sik, 64, who smirks as a visiting reporter sheds layers of clothing like a snake sheds skins. By Foster Klug. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos, video by 1 a.m.
FRIDAY, Dec. 22
US HOCKEY RISING
In the first 20 years of the IIHF World Junior Championship tournament Cheap Tedy Bruschi Jersey , Team USA managed two podium finishes â€“ bronze medals in 1986 and 1992. The state of USA hockey has improved, and the results of the Junior Championship â€“ the annual tournament for the worldâ€™s best players 20 and under â€“ reflects the development work and higher profile of the sport in a nation where hockey is only the sixth most popular sport. The US has won gold medals three times since 2010, including last year when they beat Canada in a shootout in the riveting final game. But the Americans havenâ€™t been able to successfully defend a title, nor have they been able to win a junior tournament on their own soil. That could change when the 10-nation tournament begins the day after Christmas in Buffalo, New York. By Mitch Stacy. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 3 a.m. Friday.
FBNâ€“THE CATCH RULE
Itâ€™s a catch. Wait Cheap Steve Grogan Jersey , thereâ€™s a catch to the catch. While coaches, players, fans and broadcasters become puzzled or annoyed by the NFLâ€™s â€ťcatch rule,â€ť the people in charge of developing and refining it through the years also have struggled. They simply couldnâ€™t find language to simplify it, leading to the inconsistency and controversy seen for seasons. Especially this season. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 3 p.m. Friday.
SATURDAY Cheap Stephon Gilmore Jersey , Dec. 23
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. â€“ Emily Sweeney almost went to the Olympics eight years ago, but lost a race-off â€“ to her sister â€“ for the final spot. She didnâ€™t make it again four years later, and there were times when she wondered if it would ever happen. She wonders no more. Sweeney is one of three members of USA Lugeâ€™s womenâ€™s team that is headed to Pyeongchang, which means she can finally wear clothes bearing the Olympic rings. By Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos Cheap Stephen Gostkowski Jersey , video by 12 p.m. Saturday.
SUNDAY, Dec. 24
VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn. â€“ Marissa Brandt believed her hockey career was over, until the call came inquiring about her interest in playing for South Koreaâ€™s upstart team in the upcoming Winter Olympics. As a native Korean, adopted as an infant by parents in Minnesota, sheâ€™s eligible to play for the host country. The experience has given her a life-changing chance to discover her roots Cheap Shea McClellin Jersey , but thereâ€™s yet another twist. Her sister, Hannah Brandt, will also be going for the gold in Pyeongchang as a member of the U.S. womenâ€™s team. Theyâ€™re in opposite pools in the tournament, but the Koreans and Americans could meet in the quarterfinals. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos, video by 10 a.m. Sunday.
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FBCâ€“T25-OHIO STATE FUTURE
COLUMBUS, Ohio â€“ Reloading is going to be a little more challenging than usual for Ohio State coach Urban Meyer next fall. Seven fifth-year seniors who were key contributors are departing, including quarterback J.T. Barrett, a four-year starter who holds nearly every Ohio State passing and scoring record. Another handful of this seasonâ€™s starters could depart early to enter the NFL draft. First, though, Meyer will focus on beating Southern California in the Cotton Bowl Dec. 29. By Mitch Stacy. UPCOMING: 650 words Cheap Ryan Allen Jersey , photos by 3 a.m. Monday, Dec. 25.
THURSDAY, Dec. 28
OLYâ€“SKI-THE SNOW MAN
PINEDALE, Wyo. â€“ The cattle rancher and hay farmer from western Wyoming will have a big influence on who wins the speed events at the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Tom Johnstonâ€™s other job just so happens to be as one of the w.