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  • BC-AP Sports Digest

    Eds: Resending to fix keyword. 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; agate, ext. 1635. AP stories and accompanying photos also can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com For...

  • BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

    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; agate, ext. 1635. AP stories and accompanying photos also can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com For reruns, call the Service Desk (800...

  • BC-OLY--Rio-Golf Course-Lawsuit

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Construction work on the golf course for the 2016 Olympics could be halted under a filing made by state prosecutors suing the city of Rio de Janeiro and the developer over environmental rules. In a 27-page legal brief made public late Wednesday, prosecutors termed "laughable" proposals by the city and the course developer...

  • Wednesday Sports In Brief

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NBA has suspended Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor for 24 games without pay after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence assault and malicious destruction of hotel property last month. The third-year player will get credit for the 11 games he has missed, and will sit out an additional 13 games....

  • BC-Sports Briefs

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The NFL suspended Adrian Peterson without pay for at least the rest of the season. The league said Tuesday it informed the Minnesota Vikings running back he will not be considered for reinstatement before April 15 for violating the NFL personal conduct policy. The NFL Players Association quickly announced its plan to appeal...

  • BC-OLY--Tokyo 2020,1st Ld-Writethru

    TOKYO (AP) — Baseball and softball's bid to return to the Olympic program got a boost Wednesday as organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Games considered ways the International Olympic Committee's reform agenda could impact planning for the event. Wrapping up the second day of meetings in the Japanese capital, IOC Vice President John Coates and Olympic...

  • BC-OLY--Tokyo 2020

    TOKYO (AP) — In what could be a boost for the return of baseball and softball to the Olympics, organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Games are considering ways the International Olympic Committee's reform agenda could impact planning for the event. Wrapping up the second day of meetings in the Japanese capital, IOC Vice President John Coates and...

  • BC-OLY--WADA-Athlete Sentencing,2nd Ld-Writethru

    PARIS (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency said it is against the imposition of criminal sanctions on cheating athletes despite a tougher code that will come into effect on Jan. 1. At a meeting of its members on Sunday, WADA also announced that pledges for the creation of an anti-doping research fund reached more than $10 million, matching the...

  • World gymnastics champ Simone Biles to attend UCLA

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two-time world gymnastics all-around champion Simone Biles has signed a national letter of intent to attend UCLA, although she has deferred enrollment until after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The 17-year-old from Spring, Texas, became the first woman in 40 years to win four gold medals at a single world meet earlier...

  • Hirscher 'can't imagine' skiing 'til 2018 Olympics

    VIENNA (AP) — Three-time overall World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher has hinted at retirement before the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. In an interview with Austrian magazine Red Bulletin, the 25-year-old Hirscher says, "I can't imagine now that I will race until 2018. And even less that I'll be racing then like I do now. It's a brutally...

  • BC-SKI--Austria-Hirscher

    VIENNA (AP) — Three-time overall World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher has hinted at retirement before the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. In an interview with Austrian magazine Red Bulletin, the 25-year-old Hirscher says, "I can't imagine now that I will race until 2018. And even less that I'll be racing then like I do now. It's a brutally...

  • Van Dyken-Rouen to be Fiesta parade grand marshal

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Former Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen has been named grand marshal of the 44th annual Fiesta Bowl parade. The parade is on Dec. 27 in central Phoenix and Van Dyken-Rouen also will serve a special guest at the annual football game on Dec. 31. The 41-year-old Van Dyken-Rouen severed her spinal cord in an...

  • BC-OLY--Germany-Doping Law

    BERLIN (AP) — German officials hope that the new proposed anti-doping law will increase support among the country's population for an Olympic bid. Germany plans to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, with either Berlin or Hamburg as host. Both cities face vigorous anti-Olympic campaigns. The draft law sees jail terms of up to three years for...

  • BC-Sports-Top Plays

    Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide ___ --SWEDE WINS $10 MILLION WORLD SERIES OF POKER PRIZE Swedish poker pro Martin Jacobson wins $10 million World Series of Poker prize http://bigstory.ap.org/article/c66cd6c6c0e14ea5828aefffd88a36c0/3-players-return-world-series-pokers-10m ___ --NOT BORN IN THE USA — NOWITZKI'S NBA RECORD Dirk...

  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide ___ --SWEDE WINS $10 MILLION WORLD SERIES OF POKER PRIZE Swedish poker pro Martin Jacobson wins $10 million World Series of Poker prize http://bigstory.ap.org/article/c66cd6c6c0e14ea5828aefffd88a36c0/3-players-return-world-series-pokers-10m ___ --NOT BORN IN THE USA — NOWITZKI'S NBA RECORD Dirk...

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

    Editors: Updates with boxing item on Pacquiao-Algieri fight. The supervisor is Fred Lief, followed by Howie Rumberg 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; agate, ext. 1635. AP stories and accompanying photos also can be obtained from...

  • BC-BOB--US Selection Races,3rd Ld-Writethru

    Elana Meyers Taylor has believed for years that she could compete against men. Now there's no doubt. The two-time Olympic women's bobsled medalist drove to a third-place finish Saturday in the U.S. four-man national team selection race at Park City, Utah, finishing behind Nick Cunningham and Steven Holcomb, and ahead of three other sleds. And...

  • Friday's Sports In Brief

    AUTO RACING DOVER, Del. (AP) — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch has been accused of domestic assault by his ex-girlfriend, and police in Delaware said they are investigating. The Dover Police Department said the allegations were brought to the department Wednesday. Busch's ex-girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll, 36, said the allegations involved an...

  • BC-FIG--Cup of China,1st Ld-Writethru

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Maxim Kovtun took a risk with two quad jumps in his short program and landed them both with ease at the Cup of China on Friday. With a chance to win his first senior Grand Prix figure skating title, the 19-year-old Russian isn't going to hold back in Saturday's free skate, either. "I have a very tough program technically," he...

  • BC-OLY--2022 Bids,1st Ld-Writethru

    BANGKOK (AP) — The Kazakhstan city of Almaty presented itself Friday as the compact and affordable alternative to favorite Beijing in the bidding for the 2022 Winter Olympics. As the only two cities remaining in a race depleted by withdrawals, both gave presentations to the general assembly of the Association of National OIympic Committees....

  • BC-OLY--Paris-2024 Bid,1st Ld-Writethru

    PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande supports a potential Paris bid to host the 2024 Olympics, while Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo says she is "not into chasing dreams" and is concerned about the costs and the specter of white elephants. "I am favorable if the city of Paris decides to present its candidacy," Hollande said in a French...

  • BC-OLY--Paris-2024 Bid

    PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande says he supports a potential Paris bid to host the 2024 Olympics. Hollande said in a television interview on Thursday night: "I am favorable if the city of Paris decides to present its candidacy." He listed the advantages of hosting the Olympics, including the "fervor" it would create and the...

  • BC-SKI--Lindsey & Bode,1st Ld-Writethru

    COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) — Her right knee finally free of pain, Lindsey Vonn is actually considering moving up her return to racing. In pain because of a bulging disk in his back, Bode Miller is simply trying to ski through it. Two different tales to start the season for two of the biggest names in U.S. skiing. Miller missed the season...

  • BC-OLY--2022 Games-World Cup Timing,1st Ld-Writethru

    BANGKOK (AP) — The 2022 Winter Olympics will remain in the traditional February time slot and will not be moved to make way for a rescheduled World Cup in Qatar, the head of the world's national Olympic committees said Tuesday. FIFA is currently considering moving the World Cup to avoid the summer heat in Qatar, including a possible shift to...

  • Platini: 2022 WCup-Olympics clash is FIFA problem

    BURTON-ON-TRENT, England (AP) — UEFA President Michel Platini suggests that football leaders don't share FIFA's concern over upsetting the IOC by scheduling the 2022 World Cup near the Winter Olympics. FIFA's continental confederations pressed on Monday for a January-February tournament to avoid Qatar's summer heat. FIFA prefers a November...

  • BC-SOC--Platini-2022 WCup

    BURTON-ON-TRENT, England (AP) — UEFA President Michel Platini suggests that football leaders don't share FIFA's concern over upsetting the IOC by scheduling the 2022 World Cup near the Winter Olympics. FIFA's continental confederations pressed on Monday for a January-February tournament to avoid Qatar's summer heat. FIFA prefers a November...

  • First world beach games likely in 2017

    BANGKOK (AP) — The head of the Association of National Olympic Committees says the first international beach games will likely be held in 2017. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah and his executive council on Wednesday discussed planning for the games, which would be run by ANOC and SportAccord — an umbrella organization for Olympic and non-Olympic...

  • BC-OLY--Beach Games

    BANGKOK (AP) — The head of the Association of National Olympic Committees says the first international beach games will likely be held in 2017. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah and his executive council on Wednesday discussed planning for the games, which would be run by ANOC and SportAccord — an umbrella organization for Olympic and non-Olympic...

  • Venus Williams entertains packed Broadmoor at Breakfast of Champions

    Tennis Grand Slam and Olympic champion Venus Williams entertained a packed house at The Broadmoor on Tuesday morning at the 10th anniversary of Peak Vista's Breakfast of Champions. Williams' speech included stories of how her family helped foster her career and her own experience with a disease after being diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome, an...

  • Bobsled & Skeleton trials continue this week

    USA Bobsled & Skeleton selection races continue this week on the 2002 Olympic track in Park City, Utah before the national team is announced on Sunday. Women's bobsledders Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) and Jamie Greubel Poser (Newtown, Pa.) are a lock for two of three available pilot positions thanks to a bye awarded to both...

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