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  • Amos relegates Rudisha to 2nd in 800 at Glasgow

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Nijel Amos of Botswana turned the tables on Olympic champion David Rudisha to win the 800-meter gold medal at the Commonwealth Games on a cool, rainy Thursday night at Hampden Park. Amos, who finished second to Rudisha at the 2012 London Games, cut outside...

  • BC-ATH--Amputee Jumper,1st Ld-Writethru

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A German amputee long jumper will not contest the decision by his national federation to exclude him from the upcoming European Championships. Paralympic champion Markus Rehm, however, said Thursday he would use all means at his disposal to prove that his...

  • BC-OLY--Tokyo 2020,2nd Ld-Writethru

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe on Wednesday defended his call to cut costs by relocating some venues for the 2020 Olympics, even if it threatens plans for having almost all the facilities close to the athletes village. Tokyo won the right to host the 2020 Olympics last...

  • BC-OLY--Pyeongchang 2018-President,2nd Ld-Writethru

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cho Yang-ho, the South Korean business tycoon who led Pyeongchang's successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, will take charge of the local organizing committee following the sudden resignation of the previous president. The Hanjin Group chairman was...

  • BC-OLY--Pyeongchang 2018-President,1st Ld-Writethru

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cho Yang-ho, the South Korean business tycoon who led Pyeongchang's successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, will take charge of the local organizing committee following the sudden resignation of a top official. The Hanjin Group chairman was...

  • BC-COM--Glasgow-Bolt,3rd Ld-Writethru

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Even before stepping on the track, Usain Bolt caused a stir at the Commonwealth Games. A day after mingling with British royalty at the Glasgow athletes' village, Bolt scrambled Wednesday to deny that he made derogatory comments about the so-called "Friendly...

  • BC-COM--Commonwealth Games,4th Ld-Writethru

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Even as athletics medals were being won at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday, the spotlight was on the sprinter nowhere near the track: Usain Bolt. The world's fastest man was at the center of a controversy in Glasgow for apparently criticizing his games...

  • Australia suspends coach for criticizing Pearson

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Athletics Australia has suspended its head coach Eric Hollingsworth after he released an unauthorized statement criticizing Olympic hurdles champion Sally Pearson for not attending the team's pre-Glasgow training camp. Pearson, who won gold in the 100-meter...

  • BC-HKN--Red Wings-Assistant Coaches

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have hired assistant coaches Jim Hiller and Andrew Brewer. The Red Wings made the moves Wednesday. Hiller had led the Tri-City Americans since 2009 in the Western Hockey League. He played in 21 games for the Red Wings during the 1992-93 season....

  • Red Wings hire assistants coaches Hiller, Brewer

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have hired assistant coaches Jim Hiller and Andrew Brewer. The Red Wings made the moves Wednesday. Hiller had led the Tri-City Americans since 2009 in the Western Hockey League. He played in 21 games for the Red Wings during the 1992-93 season....

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