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  • American shooters qualify for Rio 2016

    Joe Paisley
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Dempster Christenson led an American sweep of the top-three spots in the men’s air rifle event, while Will Brown and Vincent Hancock won the men’s air pistol and skeet titles at the Championship of the Americas Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. The victories secured three quota spots for...

  • Oscar Pistorius starts serving prison term

    Associated Press
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. A South African judge cited the "gross negligence" the Olympic runner showed when he shot Steenkamp multiple times...

  • BC-Sports Briefs

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    OLYMPICS LONDON (AP) — Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics. It will be hoping to attract a competitive, high-profile field to show there are cities that want to host the games rather than shun them....

  • BC-AP Sports Digest

    Yesterday

    The supervisor is Rachel Cohen, followed by Jay Cohen at 5 p.m. and Ira Podell 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...

  • IOC seeks explanation of Russian member's comments

    Yesterday

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee is asking Russian member Shamil Tarpischev for a "full explanation" of his comments about Venus and Serena Williams that led to him being fined and suspended by the women's tennis tour. Tarpischev, head of the Russian...

  • Americans Kayne-O'Shea out of Grand Prix

    The Associated Press
    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Tarah Kayne and Daniel O'Shea, the 2014 Four Continents pairs silver medalists, will not compete at their Grand Prix Series events this year. They were scheduled for Cup of China and Rostelecom Cup. But Kayne underwent right hip surgery on July 28 and is not ready...

  • BC-OLY--Rio-Golf Course Lawsuit,1st Ld-Writethru

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The decision to put down grass on the contested 2016 Olympic golf course amid continued legal wrangling could prove to be a costly mistake, a Rio de Janeiro public prosecutor warned on Wednesday. The public prosecutor's office is taking on the city government and...

  • BC-OLY--Rio-Golf Course Lawsuit

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Rio de Janeiro public prosecutor says a decision to seed the contested 2016 Olympic golf course amid continued legal wrangling could prove a costly mistake. The public prosecutor's office is taking on the city government and the golf course developer in a...

  • Former Olympic gold medalist on drug charges

    Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Former Olympic champion diver Chantelle Newbery was sentenced for drug offenses Wednesday for the second time in three months. The 37-year-old Newbery, who won the 10-meter platform gold medal at Athens in 2004, pleaded guilty in a magistrates' court to two...

  • BC-OLY--DIV-Newbery-Drugs

    Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Former Olympic champion diver Chantelle Newbery was sentenced for drug offenses Wednesday for the second time in three months. The 37-year-old Newbery, who won the 10-meter platform gold medal at Athens in 2004, pleaded guilty in a magistrates' court to two...

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