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Gay skater wins gold; DeRozan still hot as Bulls prevail; Blackhawks win
2022-02-15

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Out gay skater Guillaume Cizeron and dance partner Gabriella Papadakis, representing France, won the gold medal at the Winter Olympics in pairs ice dancing on Feb. 14.

The couple also earned themselves a record-breaking score of 226.98 in the process, Queerty noted. In 2018, they won a silver medal in the Pyeongchang Games in South Korea.

World champions Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov of the Russia Olympic Committee took silver, while U.S. skaters Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue earned the bronze, per Eurosport.

Cizeron, 27, lives in Montreal, Canada, but competes for France. Gay Times noted that Cizeron came out in 2020 in an interview with French-language LGBTQ+ publication Tetu.

—The Chicago Bulls (37-21) did not show the San Antonio Spurs (22-36) too much love on Valentine's Day, defeating them 120-109 at the United Center.

DeMar DeRozan continued his remarkable scoring streak for the short-handed Bulls, pouring in 40 against his former team. It was his sixth straight game with at least 35 points.

The only other player in NBA history with six straight games of 35 or more points and 50% or better shooting is Wilt Chamberlain, who accomplished it in 1960-61 and in 1963, The Chicago Tribune noted, citing ESPN Stats & Info.

The Bulls got their fourth straight win while playing their second straight game without Zach LaVine, who flew to California to see a specialist about his lingering left knee soreness.

Chicago next hosts the Sacramento Kings on Wed., Feb. 16.

—Also on Feb. 14, the Chicago Blackhawks (18-24-7) topped the host Winnipeg Jets (20-18-8) 3-1.

Patrick Kane opened the scoring for the Blackhawks in the second period and Alex DeBrincat netted his 28th of the year in the third for the game-winner; Brandon Hagel also scored. Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 stops in his eighth straight start.

The Blackhawks will next host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday, Feb. 17—the start of a season-long six-game homestand.


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