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Brian Oldfield, brash shot put star, dies at 71

March 31st, 2017

Brian Oldfield, the brash, bearish shot put star who helped popularize the spin technique, has died. He was 71.

He died Sunday in his hometown of Elgin, Illinois, USA Track and Field said on its website.

Oldfield was the first to throw the shot put over 72 feet, and he …

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NHL looks at China as a ‘very long-term relationship’

March 30th, 2017

China wants to get its hockey program up to par before hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The NHL is using that as a starting point for a long-term vision to turn the country into a hockey nation.

The league is making the country of almost 1.4 billion people …

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Paul Tergat to stand for Kenya Olympic committee head

March 30th, 2017

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – Former marathon world-record holder Paul Tergat says he will stand against incumbent Kip Keino in an election for president of the Kenyan Olympic committee.

Tergat announced his candidacy in a statement on Thursday, saying he wanted to create “a strong sense of togetherness” at the National …

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NHL staging preseason games in China between Kings, Canucks

March 29th, 2017

BEIJING (AP) – The NHL will play its first games in China this fall when the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks meet in Beijing and Shanghai.

The preseason games will take place Sept. 21 in Shanghai and Sept. 23 in Beijing. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the launch of the …

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US women’s hockey agreement could have far-reaching impact

March 29th, 2017

Cammi Granato’s biggest victory in hockey came 12 years after she retired.

When USA Hockey and the women’s national team agreed to a contract Tuesday night that ended a wage dispute, Granato couldn’t put her happiness into words.

The Hockey Hall of Famer and her teammates staged a similar fight …

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AVP schedule is out, no commitment (yet) from Walsh Jennings

March 29th, 2017

Five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings has not yet committed to play in AVP events this summer, leading the domestic beach volleyball tour to announce its 2017 schedule without including the game’s top draw among “the most respected names in the sport” who are expected to participate.

“We’re in contract negotiations …

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No commitment (yet?) from Walsh Jennings for 2017 AVP tour

March 29th, 2017

Five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings has not yet committed to play in AVP events this summer, leading the domestic beach volleyball tour to announce its 2017 schedule without including the game’s top draw among “the most respected names in the sport” who are expected to participate.

“We’re in contract negotiations …

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Turkish runners to lose 3 Olympic medals for doping

March 29th, 2017

MONACO (AP) – Turkish runners Elvan Abeylegesse and Gamze Bulut were banned for doping Wednesday and stand to lose their Olympic silver medals.

Abeylegesse tested positive for the banned steroid stanozolol in a retest of a sample she gave at the 2007 world championships. She was banned for two years …

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USA Hockey, women reach agreement; seek growth for sport

March 29th, 2017

Just three days before hosting the world championships, USA Hockey and the women’s national team reached an agreement to end a wage dispute and avoid a boycott on home ice.

The four-year deal finalized Tuesday night pays players beyond the six-month Olympic period, up to $129,000 if they win Olympic …

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North Korean ice hockey team permitted to compete in South

March 28th, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korea has approved the North Korean women’s ice hockey team to compete in an international event next month at Gangneung, a venue for the 2018 Olympics.

Seoul’s Unification Ministry on Wednesday said the North Korean team would be permitted to stay from April 1-9 …

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