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Germany's top Olympic official proposes Russia ban

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MOSCOW (AP) — The president of the German Olympic Committee has called for Russia to be banned from the 2018 and 2020 Olympics if sports bosses there are found to have known about state-sponsored doping.

Alfons Hoermann told Die Welt newspaper...

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LeBron considering return to US Olympic team under Popovich
By: 0 Sat, Jan 21, 2017

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James might make another run at Olympic gold with Gregg Popovich.

James, who already has two gold medals, said...

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Shibutani siblings edge Chock and Bates to win ice dance
By: 0 Sat, Jan 21, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Maia and Alex Shibutani did nothing to dispute their claim as America's best hope for an ice dance gold medal at the world...

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Chen dominates men's short program at US nationals
By: 0 Sat, Jan 21, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hyped as the future of men's skating, Nathan Chen put the sport on notice that his time is now.

Chen dazzled and...

Biathlon body clears 22 Russians, investigating 7 others
By: 0 Sat, Jan 21, 2017

ANTERSELVA, Italy (AP) — The International Biathlon Union has cleared 22 athletes and given Russian sports officials an ultimatum to explain by next...

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Lipinski, Weir shine as a top pair at skating championships
By: 0 Fri, Jan 20, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski have something to say.

About figure skating? Probably. Fashion and dogs and their social...

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MMA Blog: Henry Cejudo shares wrestling tips online from OTC
By: Scott Kaniewski - 0 Fri, Jan 20, 2017

It appears Olympic gold medalist and Coronado graduate Henry Cejudo has made a New Year’s resolution to share wrestling tips with, well,...

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Japan says isle name on 2018 Olympic website 'unacceptable."
By: 0 Fri, Jan 20, 2017

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida says it is "unacceptable" that the official website for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics refers to...

Durden and Meehan to coach US swim team at world meet
By: 0 Thu, Jan 19, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — College coaches Dave Durden and Greg Meehan will serve as head coaches for the U.S. team at the world swimming...

US Skating prez says Russia should be banned from Olympics
By: 0 Thu, Jan 19, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Figure Skating President Sam Auxier said Thursday that Russia should be banned from the 2018 Olympics because of...

Activists try again for referendum on Budapest's 2024 bid
By: 0 Thu, Jan 19, 2017

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Opponents of Budapest's bid to host the 2024 Olympics have begun gathering the 138,000 signatures needed to hold a city...

Alibaba's Ma: Olympics deal will help fight counterfeiting
By: 0 Thu, Jan 19, 2017

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Alibaba chief Jack Ma says he hopes a new accord with Olympics officials will help fight counterfeiting, as the e-commerce...

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South Korea Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic
By: 0 Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Lee Hee-beom, president of the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, answers a reporter's question during a...

This Bud's for Who? No Team USA renewal for Budweiser
By: 0 Wed, Jan 18, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Olympic team is in search of a new beer sponsor, after the makers of Budweiser decided not to renew a deal...

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Denied Rio medal, Irish fighter debuts on St. Patrick's Day
By: 0 Wed, Jan 18, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Conlan wasn't going to take it quietly when judges at the Rio Olympics gave his Russian opponent a controversial decision...

LA2024 committee proposes venues for 3 more Olympic sports
By: 0 Tue, Jan 17, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The committee seeking to land the 2024 Summer Olympics for Los Angeles would stage archery at a new football stadium, mountain...

Russian skier faces questions over racing during suspension
By: 0 Tue, Jan 17, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian skier who is suspended for being implicated in a doping inquiry has continued to compete.

Maxim Vylegzhanin won three...

Ligety, Svindal miss ski world championships with injury
By: 0 Tue, Jan 17, 2017

GENEVA (AP) — Two of skiing's biggest stars will miss next month's world championships because of season-ending surgery.

Ted Ligety of the...

New NFL stadium would play key role in 2024 LA Olympics
By: 0 Mon, Jan 16, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Organizers trying to land the 2024 Summer Olympics for Los Angeles would include a new football stadium in the games'...

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Wagner leads (relatively) old guard for US figure skating
By: 0 Mon, Jan 16, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ashley Wagner remembers being glued to her TV in the winter of 1998, when a sprightly young figure skater named Tara Lipinski...

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South Korea seeks arrest of Samsung scion in graft scandal
By: 0 Mon, Jan 16, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a departure from the leniency South Korean big businesses typically receive, prosecutors on Monday requested the arrest...

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Monument-based figure skater Jason Brown focused on Winter Olympics
By: Joe Paisley - 0 Sun, Jan 15, 2017

Jason Brown is no longer the slightly-amazed-by-it-all 18-year-old who took the figure skating world by storm in 2014.

Three years and a...

Russian weightlifter fails retest of Olympic doping sample
By: 0 Fri, Jan 13, 2017

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Russian weightlifter Khadzhimurat Akkayev has failed a retest of his doping sample from the 2012 Olympics.

The...

India's government ends suspension of national Olympic body
By: 0 Fri, Jan 13, 2017

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government revoked the suspension of the Indian Olympic Association after it stepped back from a proposal to appoint two...

Despite doping scandals, Russia could bid for 2028 Olympics
By: 0 Fri, Jan 13, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) — Still mired in a doping scandal and with a track team banned from international competition, the president of the Russian Olympic...

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Returning from hip surgery, Julia Mancuso has new balance
By: 0 Fri, Jan 13, 2017

ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria (AP) — Returning to World Cup skiing after 22 months, Julia Mancuso has found a new balance in her life.

And...

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Ski Mancuso's Balance
By: 0 Fri, Jan 13, 2017

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2014 file photo women's super combined bronze medalist Julia Mancuso of the United States holds her medal during the medals...

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Troicki's three-peat won't happen after loss in Sydney semis
By: 0 Fri, Jan 13, 2017

SYDNEY (AP) — There won't be a third consecutive Sydney International title for Viktor Troicki after the Serbian player lost 6-3, 7-6 (6) to Gilles...

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US figure skater Gold had no inkling of Russian doping
By: 0 Thu, Jan 12, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — American figure skater Gracie Gold says she never could have imagined the scope of Russian doping at the Sochi Olympics, even...

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Australian Open Preview Tennis
By: 0 Thu, Jan 12, 2017

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS JAN. 14-15 - FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 file photo, Serena Williams, of the United States, reaches for a return...