Olympics: US curlers upset Canada in semifinals

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — John Shuster and his U.S. team will play for a gold medal against Sweden after a 5-3 semifinal upset over Canada, a country that has struggled at the Pyeongchang Olympics despite dominating the world of curling for years.

Nakagawa chewing up the competition

KAILUA-KONA — Blake Nakagawa loves looking at his expanding collection trophies and medals, although the 6-year-old golfer has to look up to do so because the trophy rack is set up high enough to avoid Lyman, his 10-month-old golden retriever, who loves nothing more than to chew on the awards.

Ka’u’s Kripps wins gold for Canada in 2-man bobsled

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz were thoroughly confused when they crossed the finish line. They knew they had just won an Olympic gold medal for Canada, and were puzzled why the rival Germans were running their way to celebrate.

MLB: Red Sox finally add a slugger, sign J.D. Martinez

It took a while, but the Boston Red Sox have finally countered the New York Yankees’ biggest acquisition of the offseason. The Red Sox reached an agreement with J.D. Martinez on a five-year, $110 million contract on Monday, bringing the majors’ leader in slugging percentage last season to a revitalized American League East rivalry.