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  • Women's alpine World Cup starts without favorite

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    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...

  • BC-SKI--WCup-Women's Preview,1st Ld-Writethru

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    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...

  • Olympic hero Rulon Gardner mementos up for auction

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mementos from the career of Olympic hero Rulon Gardner, including a USA Wrestling robe and a commemorative ring, will be auctioned off Saturday in Salt Lake City. Among the items are dozens of medals the Greco-Roman wrestler won during his career, countless...

  • A year wiser, Monument-based figure skater Jason Brown hopes to build on huge debut season

    By Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Already an Olympian, Monument-based figure skater Jason Brown learned a lot during a breakthrough 2013-14 season as an international senior. "I felt like a sponge last year," the 19-year-old said. "This year, I am trying to take everything I learned and apply it all." Unlike most...

  • BC-OLY--IOC-Bach,1st Ld-Writethru

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — The IOC pushed forward Thursday with plans to revamp the troubled Olympic bidding process by making it more of an "invitation" rather than an "application" — but upheld the ban on member visits to candidate cities. The International Olympic Committee executive board also...

  • BC-OLY--IOC-Bach

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says the ban on member visits to Olympic bid cities will remain in place. The visits were barred in the wake of the vote-buying scandal involving Salt Lake City's winning bid for the 2022 Winter Games. A possible reinstatement of visits was...

  • BC-Sports Briefs

    Yesterday

    FOOTBALL NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press. Former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones, the neutral arbiter selected to hear the appeal, informed the...

  • BC-SOC--WCup-Watching the Women,1st Ld-Writethru

    Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    The chants of "U-S-A! U-S-A!" can rev up again next summer. And this time, they won't conflict with the workday. A year after the World Cup transformed millions of Americans into red-white-and-blue-wearing soccer fanatics, another chance to cheer for a national team will arrive. The...

  • BC-OLY--IOC-Kosovo,4th Ld-Writethru

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — The IOC accepted Kosovo into the Olympic fold on Wednesday, clearing the way for the former Serbian province to send an independent team to the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. The International Olympic Committee executive board granted provisional recognition to Kosovo,...

  • IOC gives provisional recognition to Kosovo

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — The IOC accepted Kosovo into the Olympic fold on Wednesday, clearing the way for the former Serbian province to send an independent team to the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. The International Olympic Committee executive board granted provisional recognition to Kosovo,...

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