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Olympic great Marit Bjoergen says she is retiring

April 6th, 2018

OSLO, Norway (AP) – Marit Bjoergen, the most decorated Winter Olympian in history, says she is retiring from cross-country skiing.

The 38-year-old Norwegian told public broadcaster NRK “I don’t have the motivation needed to give 100 percent for another season and that’s why I choose to retire.”

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A look at the fallout from sports doctor scandal

April 5th, 2018

Numerous people have been fired or forced out of jobs in the wake of the scandal involving once-renowned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who is serving decades in prison for molesting athletes and for child pornography crimes.

Nassar worked for both Michigan State and USA Gymnastics, the Indiana-based organization responsible for …

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NHL contenders hope late-signing prospects are playoff ready

April 5th, 2018

The ink was barely dry on his contract when Ryan Donato played his first professional game.

Three days after his junior season at Harvard ended, Donato joined the Boston Bruins’ lineup in the middle of a playoff chase in a top-six role with a spot on the power play.

No …

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Aussies trim England’s Day 1 lead with 2 late world records

April 5th, 2018

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) – World records on the cycling track and in the pool gave host Australia a late boost on the opening day of competition at the Commonwealth Games after the setback of losing hometown hero Sally Pearson.

The Australian swimmers have a tradition of setting the tone …

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Dogs rescued from Korean meat farm arrive in Rhode Island

April 4th, 2018

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AP) – Four dogs that were rescued from a dog meat farm in South Korea have arrived in Rhode Island and will soon be available for adoption.

The Potter League for Animals says the dogs arrived in Middletown on Wednesday. State law requires that they be quarantined for …

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Pearson, Gold Coast’s face of the games, out with injury

April 4th, 2018

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) – Sally Pearson was the natural choice as the face of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The world and former Olympic champion hurdler took the chance to play a key role in the opening ceremony while knowing she wouldn’t be able to compete next week in her …

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New York budget includes money for ’80 Winter Olympic sites

April 4th, 2018

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) – Aging Winter Olympic facilities in the Lake Placid area could soon be modernized.

The state budget just approved by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York lawmakers includes $62.5 million for Lake Placid’s winter sports venues.

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports that Cuomo’s initial proposal called …

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7 countries interested in hosting 2026 Winter Olympics

April 3rd, 2018

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – Seven countries are interested in hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics.

Cities in Austria, Canada, Italy, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey have submitted formal expressions of interest to the International Olympic Committee. The vote is scheduled for September 2019.

The IOC has tried to attract more bidders …

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Mascot designs for 2020 Tokyo Olympics shortlisted

December 6th, 2017

TOKYO (AP) – Japanese schoolchildren will help determine the mascot for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics on Thursday unveiled three sets of designs for the games’ mascots. The 6.5 million schoolchildren will review the shortlisted designs with their classes casting a single vote in …

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Craig, Mathewson retire from US women’s water polo team

December 6th, 2017

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Kami Craig and Courtney Mathewson retired from the U.S. women’s water polo team Wednesday after a dominant run that included consecutive Olympic titles.

Craig, 30, turned into one of the top centers in the world during her time with Team USA, also winning a silver …

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