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Japan panel finds nothing illegal in Tokyo Olympic bid

August 31st, 2016

TOKYO (AP) – An independent panel commissioned by the Japanese Olympic Committee has found nothing illegal in a payment made to a Singapore consulting firm in connection with Tokyo’s bid to host the 2020 Games.

A report by the panel released Thursday said a $2.8 million Singapore dollar (then $2.3 …

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Springfield welcoming Olympic swimmer Ryan Held to hometown

August 31st, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois’ capital city is welcoming Olympic swimmer and gold medal winner Ryan Held back to his hometown.

The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports (http://bit.ly/2bSOBQb ) Held is scheduled to return to Springfield on Friday.

Held is a 2014 graduate of Sacred Heart-Griffin High School. He won a …

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Walsh Jennings to boycott beach v’ball event over new rules

August 31st, 2016

Four-time Olympic medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings says she is boycotting an event on the AVP domestic beach volleyball tour because of two rule experiments that weren’t “honestly or meaningfully” discussed with players beforehand.

Walsh Jennings said in a 950-word Facebook post on Wednesday that she and her husband, Casey Jennings, …

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The Latest: Lawmakers move to ban secret health recordings

August 31st, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The Latest on action by the California Legislature (all times local):

9:40 p.m.

California lawmakers have approved a Planned Parenthood-backed bill that would make it illegal to distribute secretly recorded conversations with a health care professional.

The legislation approved Wednesday responded to last year’s release of …

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4 athletes stripped of medals from 2008 Beijing Games

August 31st, 2016

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – Eight years later, more athletes continue to be stripped of medals from the Beijing Olympics because of positive doping tests.

Four athletes, including three Russians, had their medals taken away on Wednesday after their doping samples from 2008 were retested and came back positive for banned …

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IOC: 4 athletes, including 3 Russians, stripped of medals from 2008 Beijing Olympics after doping sa

August 31st, 2016

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – IOC: 4 athletes, including 3 Russians, stripped of medals from 2008 Beijing Olympics after doping samples test positive.

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National anti-doping bodies propose global reforms

August 31st, 2016

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) – A coalition of national anti-doping bodies has proposed a rule that would prohibit officials of the IOC or other major sports bodies from holding a top role in anti-doping organizations.

Leaders of 17 anti-doping associations met in Copenhagen to consider ways of fixing a “global anti-doping …

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NBC sees winning streak snapped at 21 nights

August 30th, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) – NBC, which is increasingly owning the summer months, reached an historic 21 nights in a row as the nation’s most popular television network before having its winning streak snapped.

It was the longest string of consecutive victories among television viewers since the Nielsen company began keeping …

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LA Sparks sign veteran F/C Sandrine Gruda for 2nd stint

August 30th, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Los Angeles Sparks have signed forward-center Sandrine Gruda for her second stint with the WNBA team.

Gruda spent last season with the French national team preparing for the Rio Olympics, where they finished fourth.

She was originally acquired by the Sparks in 2014 from Connecticut …

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Hope Solo’s contract with U.S. soccer terminated: ’17 f—ing years and it’s over’

August 30th, 2016

A documentary film team got some unexpected, emotionally raw footage of an angry Hope Solo moments after she learned she was suspended from the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT).

“Seventeen f—ing years and it’s over!” an angry Ms. Solo is shown yelling as her husband, Jerramy Stevens, a former NFL tight …

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