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  • BC-Asian Games-It's Complicated,2nd Ld-Writethru

    INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — On the one hand, you have China and India, which account for about a quarter of the world's population. On the other, the Maldives, population 345,000. There's Bhutan, which has been described as the happiest place on Earth, and Syria, which certainly isn't. And for good measure, why not throw in some of the most...

  • BC-Asian Games-It's Complicated,1st Ld-Writethru

    INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — On the one hand, you have China and India, which account for about a quarter of the world's population. On the other, the Maldives, population 345,000. There's Bhutan, which has been described as the happiest place on Earth, and Syria, which certainly isn't. And for good measure, why not throw in some of the most...

  • BC-AP Sports Digest

    The supervisor is Vin Cherwoo, followed by Rick Freeman 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, and the photos that accompany them, also can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com . Reruns are available from the Service Desk...

  • BC-LUG--Start Championships,1st Ld-Writethru

    LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Julia Clukey and Chris Mazdzer have their luge seasons off to winning starts. Clukey won the women's title for the seventh time, Mazdzer took the men's race, and the doubles team of Justin Krewson and Tristan Jeskanen all prevailed Friday night at USA Luge's annual start championships, held on the indoor ramp at the...

  • Clukey wins again at USA Luge start championships

    LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Julia Clukey and Chris Mazdzer have their luge seasons off to winning starts. Clukey won the women's title for the seventh time, Mazdzer took the men's race, and the doubles team of Justin Krewson and Tristan Jeskanen all prevailed Friday night at USA Luge's annual start championships, held on the indoor ramp at the...

  • BC-ATH--Doping-Schwazer

    ROME (AP) — Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner risks punishment for skipping a hearing before Italian authorities investigating whether she was complicit in doping by her former boyfriend and Olympic race walking champ Alex Schwazer. Kostner, the 2014 Olympic bronze medalist and 2012 world champ, was to be asked by CONI...

  • BC-TEN--Murray-Scottish Independence,2nd Ld-Writethru

    LONDON (AP) — After carefully avoiding taking a side on the issue, former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray signaled his support for Scottish independence on Thursday, the day of the historic vote. The Scottish player sent out a post on Twitter just hours ahead of the polls opening on the referendum to break away from the United Kingdom. Murray...

  • BC-OLY--Rio-Golf Course Lawsuit,2nd Ld-Writethru

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The future of the golf course under construction for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016 was unclear Wednesday after the city of Rio and the course developer — both defendants in a lawsuit — failed to agree to changes proposed by a Brazilian court. Rio judge Eduardo Klausner said he would rule on the fate of the course...

  • BC-OLY--Rio-Golf Course Lawsuit,1st Ld-Writethru

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The future of the golf course under construction for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016 was unclear Wednesday after the city of Rio and the course developer — both defendants in a lawsuit — failed to agree to changes proposed by a Brazilian court. Rio judge Eduardo Klausner said he would rule on the fate of the course...

  • BC-OLY--Rio-Golf Course Lawsuit

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The future of the golf course under construction for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016 was unclear Wednesday after the city of Rio and the developer, defendants in a lawsuit, failed to agree to changes proposed by a Brazilian court. Rio judge Eduardo Klausner said he would rule on the fate of the course unless the...

  • Rio organizers announce basics on tickets

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Organizers have announced the basic outline of ticket prices for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics. Organizers said Tuesday that 7.5 million tickets will be issued for the Rio Games. Half of them — 3.8 million — will be priced under $30. Organizers said the cheapest ticket will be about $20. The most expensive ticket to...

  • BC-OLY--Golf Course Lawsuit,1st Ld-Writethru

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian court is set to decide the future of the golf course for the 2016 Olympics, a layout that is being carved out of a nature reserve with luxury high-rise apartments planned around the edges. The city of Rio de Janeiro and the course developer are defendants in a lawsuit that alleges environmental laws were...

  • Future of Olympic golf course in hands of court

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian court is set to decide the future of the golf course for the 2016 Olympics, a layout that is being carved out of a nature reserve with luxury high-rise apartments planned around the edges. The city of Rio de Janeiro and the course developer are defendants in a lawsuit that alleges environmental laws were...

  • BC-OLY--Golf Course Lawsuit

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian court is set to decide the future of the golf course for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, a layout that is being carved out of a nature reserve with luxury high-rise apartments planned around the edges. The city of Rio de Janeiro and the course developer are defendants in a lawsuit that alleges environmental...

  • Warrior Games announces honorary torchbearers

    U.S. Paralympics announced that veterans Rico Roman and Paul Schaus, members of the gold medal-winning U.S. Paralympic sled hockey team, will be the honorary torchbearers for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs on Sept. 28. About 200 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans will compete in the fifth...

  • Fomer IOC member Diallo of Guinea dies at 82

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Alpha Ibraham Diallo, a former IOC member from Guinea and African Olympic head, has died. He was 82. Diallo's death was announced Monday by the International Olympic Committee. The cause was not given. Diallo joined the IOC in 1994 and served on the policy-making executive board from 2002-06. He retired from the...

  • BC-OLY--Obit-Diallo

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Alpha Ibraham Diallo, a former IOC member from Guinea and African Olympic head, has died. He was 82. Diallo's death was announced Monday by the International Olympic Committee. The cause was not given. Diallo joined the IOC in 1994 and served on the policy-making executive board from 2002-06. He retired from the...

  • Blog: Broadmoor skater wins men's title

    Broadmoor Skating Club member Max Aaron of Scottsdale, Ariz., won the men’s title Friday at the 2014 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic in Salt Lake City. Aaron, a two-time U.S. medalist, trains in Colorado Springs under coach Tom Zakrajsek. He has now won two straight U.S. International Classic titles, the 2014 edition coming by...

  • U.S. Greco wrestlers shut out in finale

    The U.S. Greco-Roman wrestling team was shut out of medals for the second day in a row when 130-pounder Spenser Mango’s quest for a world bronze medal fell one win short for the second straight year.  Mango dropped a 1-0 decision to two-time Olympian Stig Andre Berge of Norway in the bronze-medal match at the world championships on...

  • BC-Asian Games-Incheon Prepares

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As the port city of Incheon prepares to host the Asian Games, some are worried about what happens when the party leaves town. Aside from looming potential debt, the games will also double as an expensive rehearsal for the 2018 Winter Olympics at the ski resort town of Pyeongchang. Incheon could either be a model for...

  • BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

    Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Friday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. EDT: — PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius is found guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of his girlfriend but not guilty of murder. His sentencing hearing starts Oct. 13. — BALTIMORE — Orioles slugger Chris...

  • OTC wrestlers garner world medals

    News Services Elena Pirozkhova captured a silver medal and Andy Bisek earned a bronze medal for the U.S. at the wrestling world championships on Friday in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Pirozhkova dropped a 4-2 decision to Ukraine’s Yulia Tkach in the gold-medal match in women’s freestyle wrestling at 63 kg/138.75 pounds. Bisek, who delivered a...

  • Oscar Pistorius could get 15 years for culpable homicide

    PRETORIA, South Africa — A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp but declared him not guilty of murder. Prosecutors said they were disappointed by the ruling but would decide on whether to appeal only after sentencing. Judge Thokozile Masipa said...

  • First child catalyst for breakout season for American wrestler Andrew Bisek

    Having a newborn is a life-changing moment that could derail an athlete's competitive plans. But for Andrew Bisek, the birth of his son, Jim, now 15 months old, was the catalyst for his best season as a Greco-Roman wrestler. The 165-pounder and Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center resident-athlete credits being too busy to consider much...

  • Colorado Springs OTC resident wins second world wrestling championship

    The second time was even sweeter for Adeline Gray. The 23-year-old Colorado Springs Olympics Training Center resident capped a memorable performance with a 2-1 win over Brazil’s Aline da Silva to capture a gold medal at the world championships on Thursday. Gray recorded wins in women’s freestyle at 75 kg/165 pounds. She won her second world...

  • Judge: Oscar Pistorius can't be found guilty of murder

    PRETORIA, South Africa — In a lengthy verdict phase climaxing Oscar Pistorius' trial, the judge said Thursday he can't be found guilty of murder but that he was negligent in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, raising the possibility he'll be convicted of culpable homicide. Judge Thokozile Masipa said she felt the double-amputee...

  • Maroulis takes home world wrestling bronze; Lampe places fourth

    Women's freestyle wrestler Helen Maroulis shook off a semifinal setback and came back to wina bronze medal at the World Championships on Wednesday night at the Gymnastics Palace. Maroulis rolled to a 10-0 technical fall over Poland’s Katarzyna Krawczyk in the bronze-medal match  at 55 kg/121 pounds. “I’ve been working on my mental...

  • BC-Sports Briefs

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — NFL Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula bid an NFL-record $1.4 billion to get the Buffalo Bills and keep them in western New York. A person with direct knowledge of the sale process confirmed the winning bid to The Associated Press on Tuesday, hours after late owner Ralph Wilson's estate announced reaching a...

  • Jordan Burroughs overcomes injury to place third in 163-pound division at world wrestling

    TASHKENT, Uzbekistan - Nobody is going to ever question the grit, moxie and heart that American star Jordan Burroughs displays whenever he steps on a wrestling mat. Competing with a heavily wrapped left knee, Burroughs capped a courageous performance by winning a bronze medal at the World Championships on Tuesday at the Gymnastics Palace....

  • Bob Suter, 'Miracle On Ice' player, dies at age 57

    Bob Suter, a member of the “Miracle On Ice” team and father of Wild standout Ryan Suter, died Tuesday after apparently suffering a heart attack in Madison, Wis. Bob Suter, 57, is the first member of the 1980 U.S. gold medal winning hockey to pass away. The Wisconsin State Journal reported the death. Suter was a standout defenseman at...

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