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  • Former 800 world champ Mulaudzi dies in car crash

    Updated: 13 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: 13 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: 14 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...

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

    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...

  • 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...

  • Olympic hero Rulon Gardner mementos up for auction

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    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: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    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: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    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: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    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

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    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...

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