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Expert panel warns Tokyo Olympics cost could top $30 billion

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TOKYO (AP) — An expert panel commissioned by Japan's capital city has warned that the total cost for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics could exceed 3 trillion yen ($30 billion) unless drastic cost-cutting measures are taken.

The panel on Thursday said...

Expert panel warns cost of Tokyo 2020 Olympics could top $30 billion; calls for cost cutting
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TOKYO (AP) — Expert panel warns cost of Tokyo 2020 Olympics could top $30 billion; calls for cost cutting.

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1936 Olympians receive overdue recognition at White House
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Shortly after Jesse Owens returned home from his snubbing by Adolph Hitler at the 1936 Olympics, he and America's 17 other black...

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Raised-fist protesters Smith, Carlos support Kaepernick
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Tommie Smith and John Carlos were proud to raise their gloved fists in a symbolic protest at the Olympics, and now they're proud...

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Hope Solo has shoulder replacement surgery
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Suspended U.S. national team goalkeeper Hope Solo says she has had shoulder replacement surgery.

Solo posted post-surgery photos of herself on...

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Solo Shoulder Surgery Soccer
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2016, file photo, United States' goalkeeper Hope Solo takes the ball during a women's soccer game at the Rio Olympics against New...

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IOC sanctions 3 boxers for betting on fights at Rio Olympics
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LONDON (AP) — Three Olympic boxers — including one who bet on himself to lose — received "severe reprimands" on Wednesday for betting on fights...

WADA says electronic database is safe despite cyber attack
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PARIS (AP) — Despite the hack of personal medical information from some of the world's leading athletes, the World Anti-Doping Agency says its...

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Rio OLY IOC Betting Sanctions
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FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, Ireland's Steven Donnelly, fights Algeria's Zohir Kedache during a men's welterweight 69-kg boxing...

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Tokyo to propose moving more venues for Olympics
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TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo's original plans for a compact Olympics in 2020 continue to fall by the wayside.

A Tokyo government panel is set to propose...

Kenya's Olympic team leader charged, denies stealing $256K
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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's team leader at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics stole $256,000 from government and sports authorities meant for the...

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Canada beats Team Europe 3-1 in Game 1 of World Cup finals
0 Tue, Sep 27, 2016

TORONTO (AP) — Canada was not at its best. And it was still good enough.

Brad Marchand and Steven Stamkos scored in the first period and the...

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IIHF slightly upgrades odds NHL players will be in Olympics
0 Tue, Sep 27, 2016

TORONTO (AP) — International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel feels better about the chances of having NHL players compete at the 2018...

RYDER CUP '16: Capsules of the American players at Hazeltine
0 Tue, Sep 27, 2016

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — A look at the U.S. team in the 41st Ryder Cup on Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at Hazeltine National in Chaska, Minnesota. Players are listed...

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Phelps to Lochte before scrape: 'Keep your head on straight'
0 Tue, Sep 27, 2016

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Add Michael Phelps' name to the list of Americans who were less than amused by teammate Ryan Lochte's post-competition, early...

Captain of 1960 gold medal US Olympic hockey team dies at 88
0 Tue, Sep 27, 2016

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — John "Jack" Kirrane Jr., the captain of the U.S. hockey team that won the gold medal at the 1960 Winter Olympics, has died....

IAAF ratifies 4 world records
0 Tue, Sep 27, 2016

MONACO (AP) — The IAAF has ratified a series of world records, including three marks set at the Rio Olympics last month.

Track and field's...

Olympic triple jump medalist Devetzi banned for doping
0 Tue, Sep 27, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — Greek triple jumper Hrysopiyi Devetzi is set to lose her bronze medal from the 2008 Olympics after failing a drug test.

The IAAF...

Heralded Olympian named grand marshal of hometown parade
0 Tue, Sep 27, 2016

TOPSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The U.S. Olympian who earned worldwide praise when she helped up another runner after the two of them tumbled to the track...

French swimmer Manaudou turns focus to handball
0 Tue, Sep 27, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Former Olympic champion Florent Manaudou is taking a break from swimming to focus on playing handball.

Manaudou, a gold medalist...

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APTOPIX South Korea Pyeongchang 2018 500 Day Countdown
0 Tue, Sep 27, 2016

People watch fireworks during an event to mark the start of the 500-day countdown to the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games in Seoul, South Korea,...

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South Korea Pyeongchang 2018 500 Day Countdown
0 Tue, Sep 27, 2016

People watch fireworks during an event to mark the start of the 500-day countdown to the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games in Seoul, South Korea,...

Captain of 1960 gold medal US Olympic hockey team dies
0 Tue, Sep 27, 2016

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — John "Jack" Kirrane Jr., the captain of the men's hockey team that won the gold medal at the 1960 Winter Olympics, has...

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500 days to go: Pyeongchang Olympic organizers optimistic
0 Tue, Sep 27, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Marking the 500-day countdown to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, organizers said Tuesday that 90 percent of...

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Passed over to play, Watson added to US team as vice captain
0 Mon, Sep 26, 2016

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Bubba Watson will be at the Ryder Cup, even if it's not exactly the way he imagined it.

U.S. captain Davis Love III...

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Babcock and Krueger to match wits in World Cup of Hockey
0 Mon, Sep 26, 2016

TORONTO (AP) — Mike Babcock scoffs at the notion that he simply shows up to coach the Canadians and they keep winning best-on-best games, a streak...

Tennessee State University holds memorial for famed coach
0 Mon, Sep 26, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State University is hosting a public memorial service for famed track and field coach Ed Temple, who led the...

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After playoff education, Raptors stars have high hopes
0 Mon, Sep 26, 2016

TORONTO (AP) — With their run to Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals last spring, Raptors guards DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry received a detailed...

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Rome's city council to vote Thursday on 2024 Olympics bid
0 Mon, Sep 26, 2016

ROME (AP) — Rome's city council will vote Thursday whether to support Mayor Virginia Raggi's rejection of the city's bid for the 2024 Summer...

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Lloyd shows human side, including rift with her family.
0 Mon, Sep 26, 2016

Carli Lloyd's voice catches just briefly when she considers whether revealing the emotional scars of a longtime rift with her parents might someday...