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

    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 year with a promise to deliver a compact games, with 28 of the...

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

    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 unanimously elected in a meeting of 94 committee officials on...

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

    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 unanimously elected in a meeting of 94 committee officials on...

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

    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 Games." The Jamaican sprint star, who is only competing in...

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

    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 experience so far. Bolt was quoted as telling The Times of...

  • Australia suspends coach for criticizing Pearson

    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 hurdles at the London Olympics and the 2011 world...

  • BC-HKN--Red Wings-Assistant Coaches

    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. Brewer worked for Hockey Canada as its video coach for three...

  • Red Wings hire assistants coaches Hiller, Brewer

    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. Brewer worked for Hockey Canada as its video coach for three...

  • BC-COM--Commonwealth Games,2nd Ld-Writethru

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Still days away from running, Usain Bolt was at the center of a controversy at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday for apparently criticizing his games experience so far. The Times of London says it spoke to Bolt as he left the athletes' village in Glasgow on Tuesday, and quoted him as saying he was "not really" having...

  • BC-COM--Commonwealth Games,1st Ld-Writethru

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Still days away from running, Usain Bolt was at the center of a hullabaloo at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday for apparently criticizing his games experience so far. The Times of London says it spoke to Bolt as he left the athletes' village in Glasgow on Tuesday. It quoted him as saying he was "not really" having...

  • BC-COM--Glasgow-Bolt,2nd Ld-Writethru

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Even before stepping on the track, Usain Bolt is causing 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 Games." The Jamaican sprint star, who is only competing...

  • BC-OLY--Tokyo 2020

    TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe has defended his call for a review of the venue plan for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, even if it threatens the proposal of having almost all the facilities close to the Athlete's Village. Tokyo won the right to host the 2020 Olympics with a promise to deliver a compact games with 28 of the proposed 33...

  • BC-OLY--Tokyo 2020,1st Ld-Writethru

    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 year with a promise to deliver a compact games, with 28 of the...

  • BC-COM--Commonwealth Games,3rd Ld-Writethru

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Andrew Riley won the 110-meter hurdles gold Tuesday to complement his teammate Kemar Bailey-Cole's 100-meter gold medal on the track at the Commonwealth Games, clinching both high-profile sprint races for Jamaica. Next up will be the 4x100-meter relay, where Jamaica will be favored when world record holder Usain Bolt...

  • Latest Colorado sports

    ROCKIES-CUBS Wada earns 1st MLB win as Cubs beat Rockies CHICAGO (AP) — Tsuyoshi Wada earned his first big league win, pitching seven strong innings Monday night as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Colorado Rockies 4-1. Anthony Rizzo drove in two runs to back Wada (1-1). In only his third career start in the majors, Wada cut through the...

  • BC-AP Sports Digest

    The supervisor is Vin Cherwoo, followed by Fred Lief at 9 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, along with the photos that accompany them, also can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com . Reruns are available from the Service...

  • Marketing agreement an obstacle in US bid for 2024

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — If Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington is picked to host the 2024 Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee will pay the price for winning. One of its first tasks will be to hand over millions in sponsorships to the victorious city's newly formed organizing committee. It's one of those costly facts of...

  • BC-OLY--USOC-2024,1st Ld-Writethru

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — If Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington is picked to host the 2024 Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee will pay the price for winning. One of its first tasks will be to hand over millions in sponsorships to the victorious city's newly formed organizing committee. It's one of those costly facts of...

  • Latest Colorado news, sports, business and entertainment

    GAY MARRIAGE-BOULDER Suthers asks Colorado high court to stop Boulder DENVER (AP) — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers is trying again to stop Boulder's clerk from issuing same-sex marriage licenses. Suthers' office filed a motion with the Colorado Supreme Court on Monday asking it to order clerk Hillary Hall to stop providing the...

  • BC-OLY--Rio's First Test,2nd Ld-Writethru

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sailors, coaches and the mayor of Rio de Janeiro acknowledge the problem: Guanabara Bay, the venue for sailing at the 2016 Olympics, is badly polluted. Some liken it to a sewer. The water is filthy after years of untreated waste being poured into the enclosed bay, a mess officials say will take at least a decade to fix....

  • BC-OLY--USOC-2024

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — If Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington are picked to host the 2024 Olympics, one of the U.S. Olympic Committee's first tasks will be to hand over millions in sponsorships to the victorious city's new organizing committee. It's one of those costly facts of life of the Olympics thanks to the Joint...

  • BC-Sports Briefs

    BERGERAC, France (AP) — Ramunas Navardauskas of Lithuania led a late breakaway in a downpour to win the 19th Stage of the Tour de France on Friday after hitching a ride with his Garmin-Sharp teammates. Italy's Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall leader's yellow jersey and is expected to take it home with him when the three-week cycling...

  • Olympic celebration kicks off in 'thrilling' fashion for large crowd

    A blustery afternoon gave way to an entertaining evening for the Olympic Downtown Celebration in Colorado Springs Friday, as live music, sports demonstrations and autograph sessions with former Denver Broncos helped kickoff the local start of the Rocky Mountain State Games. Four members of the Xpogo stunt team performed for crowds of hundreds...

  • City leaders talk 2024 with US Olympic Committee

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — City leaders from Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington have met with top executives at the U.S. Olympic Committee to hear about the nuts and bolts of bidding for the 2024 Olympics. Among those attending Friday were Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. Giants owner Larry Baer...

  • Basketball prospect on road to recovery

    It seemed like yesterday when Harry Giles was basketball royalty, getting the kind of treatment reserved for high school stars like LeBron James and Andrew Wiggins. At the age of 16, the 6-foot-9 forward was anointed the next Kevin Garnett, a 15-time NBA All-Star. Giles had it all, and thought he always would. Then, just like that, the king...

  • Country singer Josh Gracin headlines Olympic Downtown Celebration in Colorado Springs

    "American Idol" may have gotten country singer Josh Gracin a foot in the door, but it was up to him to keep the door from shutting. He has succeeded. The ex-Marine, who placed fourth on the TV singing 
competition in 2003, has released four albums and scored several hit singles, including "I Want to Live," "Stay with Me (Brass Bed)" and...

  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide ___ BRAZIL TURNS BACK TO DUNGA AFTER WORLD CUP DRUBBING Brazil has reappointed Dunga as coach of the national team on heels of humiliating exit from World Cup. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/dunga-hired-again-brazil-soccer-coach ___ PYEONGCHANG 2018 OLYMPICS COMMITTEE UNDER INVESTIGATION The...

  • BC-Sports-Top Plays

    Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide ___ BRAZIL TURNS BACK TO DUNGA AFTER WORLD CUP DRUBBING Brazil has reappointed Dunga as coach of the national team on heels of humiliating exit from World Cup. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/dunga-hired-again-brazil-soccer-coach ___ PYEONGCHANG 2018 OLYMPICS COMMITTEE UNDER INVESTIGATION The...

  • Malaysian athletes to wear black armbands

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Malaysian athletes and officials at the Commonwealth Games held a minute's silence at their flag-raising on Tuesday and plan to wear black armbands at the opening ceremony in memory of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash. The crash over Ukraine killed 298 people, including 44 Malaysians. Team spokesman Mohd...

  • BC-COM--Glasgow-Malaysia,1st Ld-Writethru

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Malaysian athletes and officials at the Commonwealth Games held a minute's silence at their flag-raising on Tuesday and plan to wear black armbands at the opening ceremony in memory of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash. The crash over Ukraine killed 298 people, including 44 Malaysians. Team spokesman Mohd...

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