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  • Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI

    BALTIMORE — Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps pleaded guilty to drunken driving on Friday, almost three months after he was arrested after leaving a Baltimore casino. Phelps, 29, was arrested on Sept. 30. Documents show he was stopped for speeding and crossing the double yellow line while driving in the Fort McHenry Tunnel. Police say...

  • Skate with Olympians downtown on Monday

    Olympians Jason Brown and Rachael Flatt will be on hand to meet fans when U.S. Figure Skating hosts a free SkateFest for all ages and skill levels Monday, Dec. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Acacia Park outdoor skating rink in downtown Colorado Springs.  The event will be taped by NBC Sports to be broadcast in...

  • Michael Phelps not expected to get jail time

    No matter the outcome of Michael Phelps' trial on drunken-driving charges Friday, the Olympian appears unlikely to face any jail time. Phelps faces five charges, three relating to driving while impaired from his Sept. 30 arrest in Baltimore. He had a blood-alcohol content of .14, nearly twice the legal limit, and failed several field...

  • BC-WRE--Doping-Guenot

    PARIS (AP) — Former Olympic wrestling champion Steeve Guenot has been banned for a year by the French anti-doping agency for missing doping controls. The French wrestling federation said Guenot, who won gold in the 66-kilogram category at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and bronze in London four year later, failed to give details about his...

  • Bach welcomes US decision to bid for 2024 Olympics

    LONDON (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach welcomed the U.S. decision to bid for the 2024 Olympics, saying Wednesday that whichever city is put forward will be a "very strong" contender in what is shaping up as a high-profile global race. The International Olympic Committee is eager to have a solid bid from the United States, which is looking to...

  • USOC decides to bid for 2024 Olympics; city still undecided

    The U.S. Olympic Committee will try to land the 2024 Olympics and end a 28-year drought without the Summer Games. Which city will it pick? Stay tuned. After hearing presentations from the four candidates Tuesday - Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington - USOC board members voted to join the race, but not until they have a chance to...

  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide ___ GRIZZLIES END WARRIORS STREAK AT 16 Memphis ends Golden State's 16-game winning streak in clash of NBA's two top teams. http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268750/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=aEK3PU1D ___ FOUR CITIES IN RUNNING AS US CONFIRMS 2024 OLYMPIC BID The U.S. Olympic Committee confirms bid...

  • BC-Sports-Top Plays

    Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide ___ GRIZZLIES END WARRIORS STREAK AT 16 Memphis ends Golden State's 16-game winning streak in clash of NBA's two top teams. http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268750/contentdetail.htm?contentguid ___ FOUR CITIES IN RUNNING AS US CONFIRMS 2024 OLYMPIC BID The U.S. Olympic Committee confirms bid for 2024...

  • BC-ATH--Doping-Russia,2nd Ld-Writethru

    LONDON (AP) — Former World Anti-Doping Agency chairman Dick Pound vowed Tuesday to get to the bottom of allegations of systematic doping in Russia as he leads an investigation into a case that has shaken the sport of track and field. "We're not there to whitewash anything," Pound told The Associated Press. "We're there to get the facts, reach...

  • BC-ATH--Doping-Russia,1st Ld-Writethru

    MONTREAL (AP) — Former World Anti-Doping Agency chairman Dick Pound will lead the body's investigation into allegations of systematic doping in Russia. WADA announced Tuesday that Pound will head a three-person independent panel that will investigate the "grave" accusations of widespread doping, corruption and cover-ups in Russia that were...

  • Area native hopeful heading into Team USA world juniors hockey training camp

    Colorado Springs native Brandon Carlo enters this week's U.S. World Junior Championships training camp with high and realistic hopes. The Tri-City Americans defenseman is one of 30 players in Boston hoping to garner a spot on Team USA for the 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship tournament Dec. 26-Jan. 5, in...

  • 'Super bacteria' found in Rio's Olympic waters

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A drug-resistant "super bacteria" that's normally found in hospitals and is notoriously difficult to treat has been discovered in the waters where Rio de Janeiro's Olympic sailing events will be held, scientists said Monday. The Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil's most respected health research institute, said it has...

  • BC-AP Sports Digest

    The supervisor is Fred Lief, followed by John Nicholson at 5 p.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 and accompanying photos also can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com For reruns, call the Service Desk (800 838-4616) or your...

  • 13 morning finals scheduled for Rio Olympics

    MONACO (AP) — At least one gold medal in athletics will be at stake during every morning session at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The women's 10,000 meters will be the first morning final on Aug. 12, the opening day of the track program. The men's and women's 100-meter finals, however, will still be at night. The marquee women's race is...

  • BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

    Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Monday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EST: — MINNEAPOLIS — NFL players' union files a federal lawsuit for Adrian Peterson, looking to dismiss an arbitrator's decision that upheld the league's punishment of the star running back in a child-abuse case. —...

  • BC-AF--Kenya-Maasai Olympics-Photo Gallery,1st Ld-Writethru, AF

    SIDAI OLENG WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, Kenya (AP) — At the foot of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, Kenya's famed Maasai warriors competed for honor and prestige, not by hunting lions but by running, jumping and throwing. The Maasai Olympics were created to encourage athletic competitions to replace the traditional lion-hunting as the way that young...

  • Meyers Taylor leads US women's bobsled sweep

    LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — After winning two medals at the Sochi Olympics, internal expectations around the U.S. women's bobsled program as they enter a new four-year cycle are loftier than ever. With good reason, apparently. Elana Meyers Taylor and Cherrelle Garrett set both the track and start records in winning the opening women's World Cup...

  • USA Ultimate moves headquarters - and jobs - back to Colorado Springs

    An effort two years in the making has lured the USA Ultimate (Frisbee) national governing body headquarters back to Colorado Springs after a 12-year absence - a decision tied to the 2012 Waldo Canyon fire and the proposed City for Champions event center. Ultimate officials announced Friday that the organization would move its national...

  • CC student makes history at Amputee World Cup

    Colorado College freshman Nicolai Calabria made history while playing for Team USA at the 2014 World Amputee Cup soccer tournament in Mexico earlier this month. The education major, 20, was named as the youngest ever co-captain of the national team. He also set a new program record with seven career international goals, six during the...

  • Volleyball confederation loses bank sponsorship

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The state-run Banco do Brasil said Thursday it is cutting off sponsorship payments to Brazil's volleyball confederation following a report by the country's watchdog auditing office citing irregular payments by the sports body. In a report released Thursday, the anti-corruption body known as the CGU — Comptroller General's...

  • BC-VOL--Brazil Investigation

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The state-run Banco do Brasil said Thursday it is cutting off sponsorship payments to Brazil's volleyball confederation following a report by the country's watchdog auditing office citing irregular payments by the sports body. In a report released Thursday, the anti-corruption body known as the CGU — Comptroller General's...

  • Area cyclists makes U.S. Paralympics national team

    From the USOC ... U.S. Paralympics announced that nine athletes, including seven reigning world champions, have been named to the 2015 U.S. Paralympics Cycling National A Team. Nine athletes and one tandem pilot were named to the national B team, with an additional six athletes named to the national development team, including a Colorado...

  • David Wise balances his family life with halfpipe skiing at Breckenridge's Dew Tour

    In a sport known for its colorful characters, unusual lingo and laid-back lifestyle, halfpipe freestyle skier David Wise stands out for reasons that coexist happily: he's an Olympic gold medalist, husband and father. Having a family at such a young age has helped prepare him for the opening stop of the 2014-15 Dew Tour at Breckenridge this...

  • NCAA chief: UAB cutting football is 'troubling'

    NEW YORK (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert said Tuesday that it was troubling to see the University of Alabama-Birmingham drop its football program, but he believes Olympic sports are more vulnerable to cuts as schools look at athletic budgets. In an interview with The Associated Press, Emmert said he worries that while autonomy for the Big...

  • BC-AP Sports Digest,1st Ld-Writethru

    Eds: Adds AP interview with NCAA President Mark Emmert and story on NFL personal conduct policy. Updates items on Cam Newton and UAB football. The supervisor is Fred Lief, followed by Jay Cohen at 5 p.m. and Vin Cherwoo at 1 a.m. The New York sports desk can be reached at 800 845-8450, ext. 1630. Sports Photos, ext. 1918; graphics, ext. 7636;...

  • IOC vote clears way for 2024 bidding to take off

    MONACO (AP) — With the IOC's new bidding process now in place, the race for the 2024 Olympics is primed to take off. The U.S. Olympic Committee will make a decision next week on whether to bid and may even select a city to put forward, making a choice among Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington. "We're not in it to come in fourth,...

  • USOC names November honorees

    Top performances throughout November earned Paralympic track and field athlete Tatyana McFadden (Clarksville, Md.) and wheelchair tennis player David Wagner (San Diego) USOC athlete of the month recognition, while the U.S. women’s saber received team honors. McFadden completed her second marathon grand slam after claiming victory Nov....

  • Monday's Sports In Brief

    NEW YORK (AP) — COLLEGE FOOTBALL Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, Alabama receiver Amari Cooper and record-breaking Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon were selected as finalists for the Heisman Trophy. Mariota is considered the clear the front-runner to win the 80th Heisman on Saturday night in New York. He would become the first Oregon...

  • BC-Sports Briefs

    NEW YORK (AP) — COLLEGE FOOTBALL Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, Alabama receiver Amari Cooper and record-breaking Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon were selected as finalists for the Heisman Trophy. Mariota is considered the clear the front-runner to win the 80th Heisman on Saturday night in New York. He would become the first Oregon...

  • BC-Sports Briefs,1st Ld-Writethru

    COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEW YORK (AP) — Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, Alabama receiver Amari Cooper and record-breaking Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon were selected as finalists for the Heisman Trophy. Mariota is considered the clear the front-runner to win the 80th Heisman on Saturday night in New York. He would become the first Oregon...

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