While you were sleeping: Shaun White says sexual harassment allegations are ‘gossip’


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While you were sleeping

WHITE RESPONDS TO ALLEGATIONS
Shaun White, who won Olympic gold in halfpipe, said on Wednesday at his gold-medal news conference the sexual allegations against him were “gossip”

A former bandmate accused him of harassment in a 2016 lawsuit and they reached an undisclosed settlement in May 2017. White admitted at the time to sending the explicit texts mentioned in the lawsuit, but claimed the woman was a former friend who was trying to ruin his career.

When White won the gold in halfpipe on Wednesday, the issue came up again. One reporter asked if he thought the incident would ruin his reputation. He didn’t go into much detail, but replied: ““I’m here to talk about the Olympics, not gossip and stuff,” adding, “I don’t think so.”

DUHAMEL, RADFORD SIT IN THIRD
Even in what might be the deepest pairs figure skating field in Olympic history, there is separation at the top — even on ice, the cream rises — and Canadians Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford will have to be that much better one last time.

They were just good enough for third place in the short program on Wednesday. Good, but not great, as Radford put it so succinctly, after he and Duhamel lost synchronization on their side-by-side triple Lutzes. It all comes down to the long program on Thursday night. – Dan Barnes

IT’S…WINDY AGAIN
No one can escape the wind at these Olympics – it’s destroyed the women’s alpine schedule, now that the women’s slalom has been postponed to Friday. This is the third straight day events have …read more

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