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  • BC-FIG--Skate America,3rd Ld-Writethru

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — It has been quite a year for Gracie Gold. She won her first U.S. championship, collected a team bronze medal at the Sochi Olympics and even got to bake cookies with Taylor Swift. Her performance at Skate America on Saturday? Well, that had a few hiccups....

  • BC-BOB--US Team Trials,1st Ld-Writethru

    Updated: 1 min ago

    LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Nick Cunningham is generally considered a lock to make the U.S. bobsled national team this season. He apparently wants to leave nothing to chance. Cunningham teamed with firefighter Casey Wickline to win the first race of the national team trials Saturday at...

  • Cunningham, Meyers Taylor win openers at US trials

    Updated: 1 min ago

    LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Nick Cunningham is generally considered a lock to make the U.S. bobsled national team this season. He apparently wants to leave nothing to chance. Cunningham teamed with firefighter Casey Wickline to win the first race of the national team trials Saturday at...

  • Unpaid volunteers worth millions to Olympic Games

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio needs 70,000 unpaid volunteers for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics, and Brazilian Olympic medalist Ricardo Prado is making a pitch with a deadline for signups just three weeks away. "Without the athletes, the games can't happen," he says in a recruiting...

  • BC-AP Sports Digest

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The supervisor is Doug Feinberg, followed by Jay Cohen at 5 p.m. The New York sports desk can be reached at 800 845-8450, ext. 1630. Sports Photos, ext. 1918; graphics, ext. 7636; agate, ext. 1635. AP stories and accompanying photos also can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com...

  • BC-SKI--WCup-Women's GS,4th Ld-Writethru

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin wasted no time fulfilling her ambition to start winning giant slaloms this season. The 19-year-old American, already dominating the women's slalom circuit for two years, clinched her first GS win Saturday, sharing victory with overall World Cup...

  • Former 800 world champ Mulaudzi dies in car crash

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Former 800-meter world champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi was killed in a car crash on Friday while traveling to an athletics meet, the spokesman for South African President Jacob Zuma said. He was 34. Presidency spokesman Mac Maharaj said Mulaudzi was...

  • BC-ATH--Obit-Mulaudzi,2nd Ld-Writethru

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Former 800-meter world champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi was killed in a car crash on Friday while traveling to an athletics meet, the spokesman for South African President Jacob Zuma said. He was 34. Presidency spokesman Mac Maharaj said Mulaudzi was...

  • BC-ATH--Obit-Mulaudzi

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — South African officials say former 800-meter world champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi has been killed in a car crash. He was 34. His death was announced Friday by the South African Olympic committee and the country's ruling ANC party, which called him a "flag...

  • Women's alpine World Cup starts without favorite

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — With four different winners over the past four years, the women's Alpine skiing World Cup lacks a clear favorite for the overall title just before the start of the new season. Lindsey Vonn and Maria Hoefl-Riesch used to be safe bets for the top two spots. But...

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