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USA Wrestling coach Bill Zadick honored by USOC

November 30th, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – USA Wrestling men’s freestyle Coach Bill Zadick has been named the National Olympic Coach of the Year by the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Zadick led the U.S. to its first team title in the men’s freestyle discipline in 22 years at this year’s world championships in …

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Anchors, moguls, politicians: the growing list of accused

November 30th, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) – Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in the U.S. and beyond have faced allegations ranging from inappropriate behavior to forced sexual misconduct to rape. This week, …

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2018 World Cup venues on track but marred by costs, deaths

November 30th, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) – Cost rises, worker deaths, and corruption have marred the building of Russia’s World Cup stadiums.

Unlike at the 2014 tournament in Brazil, construction is largely on time. But, like in Brazil, there are concerns about legacy.

Only five host cities have top-level clubs, and the government will …

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NKorean missile frustrates SKorean Olympic preparations

November 30th, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Just when South Korea thought it was finally creating a buzz for February’s Winter Olympics, North Korea fired its most powerful missile yet and re-ignited safety worries about the small mountain town that will host the games not far from the rivals’ anxious border.

The …

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US women hope bond forged by pay fight leads to Olympic gold

November 30th, 2017

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) – Hilary Knight was listening to the radio when she heard the U.S. women’s hockey team come up.

It wasn’t about a big win on the ice. It was about a fight off the ice that ended with better pay and benefits.

“It’s a big deal,” …

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US champion Karen Chen now an author, too

November 30th, 2017

Karen Chen’s autobiography just hit the book shelves. Imagine what she can write about if she wins an Olympic medal in February.

The defending U.S. women’s figure skating champion authored the book “Finding the Edge” with the help of Natalie England over the past few months. Chen calls it a …

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Column: Russia yet to regain trust of sport before World Cup

November 29th, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) – Gary Lineker was furious, astonished at how FIFA’s executives were handing out the rights to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Leaving the roped off area for dignitaries in Zurich on Dec. 2, 2010, the former England striker provided details of the shocks emerging from a …

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Larry Nassar, Michigan sports doctor, pleads guilty to assaulting gymnasts

November 29th, 2017

CHARLOTTE, Mich. — A disgraced Michigan sports doctor who admits he sexually assaulted female gymnasts and possessed child pornography pleaded guilty Wednesday in a third criminal case, acknowledging that he molested girls who sought treatment for injuries.

Larry Nassar, who worked at Michigan State University and at USA Gymnastics, said …

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Sochi investigator says Russian denials risk tougher penalty

November 29th, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) – Russian sports officials risk talking themselves into a tougher punishment for the country’s Olympic team, according to the investigator who detailed an orchestrated doping program.

Richard McLaren’s work verifying allegations of systematic cheating by Russia at the 2014 Sochi Games has been vindicated this month by an …

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3 more Russian bobsledders banned from Olympics for doping

November 29th, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – Three more Russian bobsledders have been disqualified from the 2014 Olympics for doping.

Alexander Kasyanov, Alexei Pushkarev and Ilyir Khuzin were banned based on evidence that Russia operated a doping program at the 2014 Sochi Games.

The Russian teammates finished fourth in the four-man bobsled but …

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