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The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs next week, starting Monday

By: - 0 - Sat, Jun 16, 2018

No. 10 The Colorado Pride women's soccer team visits the Southern California Crush on Sunday

No. 9 New Zealand faces England in league (13-man) rugby at Mile High on Saturday

No. 8 NASCAR's top teams converge on Sonoma's track...

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Ex-Olympic skier Bode Miller 'beyond devastated' after death of 19-month-old daughter
By: - 0 Tue, Jun 12, 2018

Bode Miller said he and his wife are "beyond devastated" by the death of their 19-month-old daughter, Emeline. The toddler died in a drowning...

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USA Gymnastics executive says she was told to keep quiet about Larry Nassar
By: - 0 Wed, Jun 6, 2018

WASHINGTON — The former president of USA Gymnastics refused to answer questions Tuesday from a Senate subcommittee about how he handled allegations...

The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs next week, starting Monday
By: - 0 Sun, Jun 3, 2018

No. 10 NASCAR's top teams converge on Michigan International Speedway on Sunday

No. 9 The USA Hockey annual Congress is held in Colorado...

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Panel backs Denver bid for Winter Olympics - if voters approve
By: Mark Harden - 0 Fri, Jun 1, 2018

Denver should make a bid for a future Winter Olympics and Paralympic games - but only if Colorado voters approve.

That's the recommendation...

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Russia names new Olympic chief in wake of doping scandals
By: 0 Tue, May 29, 2018

MOSCOW (AP) — Fencing champion Stanislav Pozdnyakov was elected president of the Russian Olympic Committee on Tuesday after its previous leader...

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New Zealand Olympic 5,000m silver medalist Quax dead at 70
By: 0 Sun, May 27, 2018

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand runner Dick Quax died on Monday at the age of 70 after a long battle with cancer.

Regarded as one of...

Mike Kohn promoted to head coach of USA Bobsled
By: 0 Thu, May 24, 2018

USA Bobsled has promoted Olympic medalist Mike Kohn to head coach of the national team, part of a significant overhaul of the coaching staff...

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Lawmakers: Funding, urgency lacking in Olympic abuse crisis
By: - 0 Thu, May 24, 2018

WASHINGTON — U.S. Olympic officials should do more than “window dressing” as they attempt to end sexual abuse of athletes, Colorado U.S. Rep....

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Istanbul to host its 2nd Champions League final in 2020
By: 0 Thu, May 24, 2018

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul will host the Champions League final for a second time in 2020.

Istanbul was...

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Norwegian minister wants to lead World Anti-Doping Agency
By: 0 Thu, May 24, 2018

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Norwegian government minister Linda Helleland wants to be the next World Anti-Doping Agency president, and its first female...

Hungarian runner and coach Laszlo Tabori dies at 86
By: 0 Thu, May 24, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Laszlo Tabori, who in 1955 became the third man to break the four-minute barrier in the mile and later coached distance runners at...

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Lawmakers: Funding, urgency lacking in Olympic abuse crisis
By: - 0 Wed, May 23, 2018

WASHINGTON — The tears and anger this time came from lawmakers who spent the day fuming over a growing sex-abuse problem in Olympic sports that...

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Lawmakers: Funding, urgency lacking in Olympic abuse crisis
By: 0 Wed, May 23, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tears and anger this time came from lawmakers who spent the day fuming over a growing sex-abuse problem in Olympic sports that...

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AP Interview: Phelps says mental health is new passion
By: 0 Tue, May 22, 2018

Michael Phelps was hanging at the pool on Tuesday.

No, he's not planning another comeback.

He's got a bigger goal to tackle.

Mental...

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Olympian sues Colorado Springs-based USA Swimming to allege sexual abuse cover-up
By: - 0 Tue, May 22, 2018

SEATTLE — Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith sued USA Swimming on Monday, alleging the sport's national governing body, based in Colorado Springs,...

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USOC hires FBI executive as its athlete safety director
By: - 0 Mon, May 21, 2018

WASHINGTON— The U.S. Olympic Committee hired an FBI executive as senior director of athlete safety, marking its latest effort to strengthen sex-abuse...

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Russia's doping capital gears up for World Cup
By: 0 Mon, May 21, 2018

SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Nestled on the edge of the forest outside the Russian city of Saransk is the home of one of the most successful doping...

IIHF Hall of Fame inductee Alfredsson happy to be hockey dad
By: 0 Sun, May 20, 2018

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Hours before his Swedish countrymen were to play for their second straight world championship, Daniel Alfredsson reflected...

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USA Gymnastics VP Faehn out amid fallout from Nassar scandal
By: 0 Fri, May 18, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics has parted ways with senior vice president Rhonda Faehn, who has come under fire recently from victims of a former...

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Track & field state meet notebook: Hannah Skrastins competes in Paralympic event after battle with brain tumor
By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, May 17, 2018

Sophomore Hannah Skrastins had always loved competing in sports. But in 2014, she found out that her athletic aspirations may be cut short thanks to...

Suspension of Russian anti-doping agency remains in force
By: 0 Thu, May 17, 2018

Russia's anti-doping agency remained suspended after world anti-doping officials declared the country had made no progress on its key reinstatement...

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New PGA Tour schedule still has a few moving parts
By: 0 Tue, May 15, 2018

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jay Monahan might have been overly ambitious when he said he hoped to have next year's PGA Tour schedule ready to...

Salt Lake City 4th city for new Alliance football league
By: 0 Mon, May 14, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City is the fourth franchise location for the Alliance of American Football.

The startup league already had...

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Japanese officials remain vague about Winter Olympic bid
By: 0 Mon, May 14, 2018

TOKYO (AP) — The mayor of Sapporo and the head of the Japanese Olympic Committee are weighing a bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics, but have declined...

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British ex-culture secretary Tessa Jowell dies at 70
By: 0 Sun, May 13, 2018

LONDON (AP) — Tessa Jowell, the former British culture secretary who played a key role in securing the 2012 London Olympics and used her own cancer...

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Young Finland defenseman Heiskanen eyes NHL
By: 0 Sun, May 13, 2018

HERNING, Denmark (AP) — It has been a busy year for Miro Heiskanen and it's not over yet.

The talented defenseman opened it at the junior world...

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The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs this week, starting Monday
By: - 0 Sat, May 12, 2018

No. 10 Local college highlights include Air Force baseball at home Tuesday and any playoffs or tournaments remaining

No. 9 The Colorado Pride...

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Dogged by buses afire, Roman commuters get new metro station
By: 0 Sat, May 12, 2018

ROME (AP) — Romans have a new metro station, but they'll still have to brave aging, overcrowded buses that sometimes burst into flames if they want...

Thursday's Sports in Brief
By: 0 Fri, May 11, 2018

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia said Thursday he was "falsely accused" in a 1996 sexual assault...