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  • Nike extends contract with USOC through 2020

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    The swoosh and the rings will stick together through at least 2020. The U.S. Olympic Committee signed an extension to its sponsorship deal with Nike that will last through the Tokyo Games six years from now. Nike is one of the USOC's top-tier sponsors. No dollar figures were given...

  • BC-OLY--USOC-Nike

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    The swoosh and the rings will stick together through at least 2020. The U.S. Olympic Committee signed an extension to its sponsorship deal with Nike that will last through the Tokyo Games six years from now. Nike is one of the USOC's top-tier sponsors. No dollar figures were given...

  • BC-HKN--Obit-Tikhonov,1st Ld-Writethru

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — Viktor Tikhonov, the Soviet hockey coach whose teams won three Olympic gold medals but fell to the United States in the "Miracle on Ice," died after a long illness. He was 84. Russia's Kontinental Hockey League said early Monday that Tikhonov died during the night. He...

  • Soviet hockey coach Tikhonov dies at 84

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — Viktor Tikhonov, the Soviet hockey coach whose teams won three Olympic gold medals but fell to the United States in the "Miracle on Ice," died after a long illness. He was 84. Russia's Kontinental Hockey League said early Monday that Tikhonov died during the night. He...

  • Massachusetts man wins Philadelphia marathon

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Massachusetts man who won the Philadelphia Marathon in 2010 returned to win it again Sunday. Dan Vassallo, 29, of Peabody, Massachusetts, also finished fast enough to qualify for the 2016 U.S. Olympic trials. To do that, Vassallo had to run faster than 2:18. His...

  • OTC gymnasts heading overseas

    Joe Paisley
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    USA Gymnastics announced its international competitive assignments for 2014 involving Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center athletes and coaches.  DTB Pokal World Cup, Stuttgart, Germany, Nov. 28-30 Team, Nov. 28-30 Bobby Baker, Lemont, Ill./University of...

  • BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    The supervisor is Fred Lief, followed by Jay Cohen at 5 p.m. and Vin Cherwoo at 1 a.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...

  • BC-AP Sports Digest

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Eds: Resending to fix keyword. The supervisor is Fred Lief, followed by Jay Cohen at 5 p.m. and Vin Cherwoo at 1 a.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...

  • BC-OLY--Rio-Golf Course-Lawsuit

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Construction work on the golf course for the 2016 Olympics could be halted under a filing made by state prosecutors suing the city of Rio de Janeiro and the developer over environmental rules. In a 27-page legal brief made public late Wednesday, prosecutors...

  • Wednesday Sports In Brief

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NBA has suspended Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor for 24 games without pay after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence assault and malicious destruction of hotel property last month. The third-year player will get credit for the 11...

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