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UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

John Shuster caps unbeaten run through USA Curling Nationals with win over Rich Ruohonen in final

It was Shuster’s ninth national title, his fifth as a skip.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Tabitha Peterson takes aggressive approach to dethrone Jamie Sinclair in women’s title match of USA Curling Championships

Tabitha Peterson played an aggressive game from the get-go to knock off three-time U.S. women’s curling champion Jamie Sinclair Saturday at Eastern Washington University Rec Center.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Matt Hamilton, Becca Hamilton operate as perfect curling siblings

For Matt Hamilton, the first foray into curling was a classic case of middle-school contrariness.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 10, 2020

As far apart as they all live, the curling world is fairly small

The composition of a curling team is often a fluid process, changing with players’ circumstances from year to year. Work complicates schedules. People move across the country. Family gets busier.


From obscurity to fame: National curling championships this week in Cheney features stars

Cheney is hosting the USA Curling National Championships as teams vie for shot at fame.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Angela Schneider: Leave it to the amateurs, even experienced ones, to take a spill ahead of USA Curling Nationals

Settling into the hack, I said to myself over and over again, “Don’t fall.” Don’t fall. Don’t fall. I fell.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Team behind ice preparation for USA Curling Nationals hopes their work goes ‘unnoticed’ by athletes

Shawn Olesen has a day job back in Fargo, North Dakota, as a warehouse manager, and the work, he said, is rewarding.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020

John Blanchette: Michael Roos hopes his post-NFL curling obsession turns into an Olympic opportunity

It can be said that professional athletes are not like us civilians. And even when they are, they’re not.


As curling grows, it finds a new target: college campuses

Far removed from basketball’s March Madness or even hockey’s Frozen Four, the college curling championship is quietly taking place at the Broomstones Curling Club in the Boston suburbs. The nation’s …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018

Spokane named host city for 2020 national curling championships

USA Curling’s top event, the men’s and women’s national championships, is set to take place in the Spokane area in 2020.


Curling craze: Olympic gold prompts the curious to try sport

Curling clubs across the United States have seen a major uptick in interest in the sport in the wake of the U.S. men winning the gold medal at the Winter …


Chess on ice: Curling requires strategy and skill

While channel-surfing during the past Winter Olympics, you may have come across it – a game of shuffleboard on ice, where skippers yell in various languages at their teammates sweeping …


Olympic report: Ukraine wins rare gold

Ukraine gets over misses to win gold Ukraine’s team of twins Vita and Valj Semerenko, Juliya Dzhyma, and Olena Pidhrushna missed five targets but avoided penalty loops to finish in …


Olympic report

Russian snags gold away from Kim Adelina Sotnikova gave Russia its first Olympic gold medal in women’s figure skating with a stunning upset of defending champion Yuna Kim of South …


Olympic report

Thousandths determine gold Zbigniew Brodka won Poland’s first gold medal in the men’s 1,500 meters speedskating, finishing 0.003 seconds ahead of Koen Verweij of Netherlands.


Olympics report

Christensen leads sweep for U.S. For only the third time in Winter Games history, a U.S. team swept the podium. Joss Christensen led the way with an amazing performance during …


Canada makes stuttering start in men’s curling; Norway creates usual buzz with crazy pants

Maybe the men’s Olympic curling tournament won’t be such a procession for Canada, after all. After becoming the first team in Canada’s storied curling history to go through Olympic trials …