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With win over All-Stars, Japan builds for 2020 Olympic gold

NAGOYA, Japan (AP) - Coming off a strong showing against a team of Major League Baseball All-Stars, Japan manager Atsunori Inaba has every reason to be confident about his team's chances of winning a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Japan won the six-ga
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With win over All-Stars, Japan builds for 2020 Olympic gold

NAGOYA, Japan (AP) - Coming off a strong showing against a team of Major League Baseball All-Stars, Japan manager Atsunori Inaba has every reason to be confident about his team's chances of winning a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Japan won the six-game exhibition series 5-1 against an ...

Moscow doping lab to be opened for WADA visit

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) - The World Anti-Doping Agency says Russia will allow an international delegation to inspect its shuttered drug-testing lab this month. The visit is part of a deal between WADA and the Russian government which allowed Russia's anti-dopin
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Moscow doping lab to be opened for WADA visit

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) - The World Anti-Doping Agency says Russia will allow an international delegation to inspect its shuttered drug-testing lab this month. The visit is part of a deal between WADA and the Russian government which allowed Russia's anti-doping agency to be reinstated in September, following a suspension of ...

S. Korea's 'Garlic Girls' accuse coaches of derailing team

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea's hugely popular Olympic curlers have accused their coaches of ruining the team with abusive treatment in a dispute that has spoiled one of the year's feel-good sports stories. The so-called Garlic Girls said Thursday the
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S. Korea's 'Garlic Girls' accuse coaches of derailing team

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea's hugely popular Olympic curlers have accused their coaches of ruining the team with abusive treatment in a dispute that has spoiled one of the year's feel-good sports stories. The so-called Garlic Girls said Thursday they are no longer willing to work with their ...

Spain reverses stance on Kosovo athletes in the country

MADRID (AP) - The Spanish government has decided to grant athletes from Kosovo the same rights as other nationalities when participating in international competitions held in Spain. A joint statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Spanish Ol
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Spain reverses stance on Kosovo athletes in the country

MADRID (AP) - The Spanish government has decided to grant athletes from Kosovo the same rights as other nationalities when participating in international competitions held in Spain. A joint statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Spanish Olympic Committee on Wednesday welcomed the decision, which comes after Spain prohibited ...

US Olympic officials visit Utah for possible 2030 bid

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - U.S. Olympic Committee officials are touring Salt Lake City as they decide whether to choose Utah's capital city or Denver as the U.S. bid city for the 2030 Winter Olympics. The visit comes after the USOC toured Denver on Tuesday. The co
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US Olympic officials visit Utah for possible 2030 bid

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - U.S. Olympic Committee officials are touring Salt Lake City as they decide whether to choose Utah's capital city or Denver as the U.S. bid city for the 2030 Winter Olympics. The visit comes after the USOC toured Denver on Tuesday. The committee will choose between ...

Majority of Calgary voters say 'no thanks' to 2026 Olympics

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - A majority of Calgary voters are saying «no thanks» to a potential bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics, and while the vote is nonbinding, the future of the bid appears bleak. Residents voted Tuesday on whether they wanted to p
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Majority of Calgary voters say 'no thanks' to 2026 Olympics

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - A majority of Calgary voters are saying «no thanks» to a potential bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics, and while the vote is nonbinding, the future of the bid appears bleak. Residents voted Tuesday on whether they wanted to pursue an Olympic bid, and 56 percent ...

US Olympic officials visit Denver for possible 2030 bid

DENVER (AP) - U.S. Olympic Committee officials toured Denver aiming to choose a city for the bid for the 2030 winter games. The Denver Post reports the organization is expected to select either Denver or Salt Lake City when it submits a U.S. host city for glo
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US Olympic officials visit Denver for possible 2030 bid

DENVER (AP) - U.S. Olympic Committee officials toured Denver aiming to choose a city for the bid for the 2030 winter games. The Denver Post reports the organization is expected to select either Denver or Salt Lake City when it submits a U.S. host city for global consideration. Organizers for ...

Reno-Tahoe region drops effort to host 2030 Winter Olympics

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) - The Reno-Tahoe area will not be making a play to host the Winter Olympics. The Tahoe Daily Tribune reported Monday that the Reno-Tahoe Winter Games Coalition announced it was declining a bid invitation from the U.S. Olympic Com
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Reno-Tahoe region drops effort to host 2030 Winter Olympics

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) - The Reno-Tahoe area will not be making a play to host the Winter Olympics. The Tahoe Daily Tribune reported Monday that the Reno-Tahoe Winter Games Coalition announced it was declining a bid invitation from the U.S. Olympic Committee. According to the coalition's board chairman, ...

Former NY environmental official Robert Flacke has died

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) - Robert Flacke, who served as chairman of the Adirondack Park Agency and later was appointed commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Conservation, has died at his home in Lake George. He was 85. Publicist Mark Behan, the
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Former NY environmental official Robert Flacke has died

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) - Robert Flacke, who served as chairman of the Adirondack Park Agency and later was appointed commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Conservation, has died at his home in Lake George. He was 85. Publicist Mark Behan, the family's spokesman, says Flacke died Saturday after ...

Raising the roof on 2020 Tokyo Olympics gymnastics venue

TOKYO (AP) - Attention Simone Biles: They're building a gymnastics venue in Tokyo where you can add to the four Olympic gold medals you won as a star in Rio de Janeiro. The new Tokyo 2020 Olympic venue is halfway completed. On Wednesday engineers raised a mas
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Raising the roof on 2020 Tokyo Olympics gymnastics venue

TOKYO (AP) - Attention Simone Biles: They're building a gymnastics venue in Tokyo where you can add to the four Olympic gold medals you won as a star in Rio de Janeiro. The new Tokyo 2020 Olympic venue is halfway completed. On Wednesday engineers raised a massive wooden roof section, ...

The Latest: Romney is Senate pick for furniture store owner

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Latest on Tuesday's midterm election in Utah (all times local): 10:15 a.m. A 79-year-old furniture store owner from Price, Utah, says Republican Mitt Romney is his pick in the race for a U.S. Senate seat from Utah. Bill Knott told Th
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The Latest: Romney is Senate pick for furniture store owner

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Latest on Tuesday's midterm election in Utah (all times local): 10:15 a.m. A 79-year-old furniture store owner from Price, Utah, says Republican Mitt Romney is his pick in the race for a U.S. Senate seat from Utah. Bill Knott told The Associated Press that ...

Athletes outraged at proposed age requirement for WADA prez

Three high-profile Olympic and Paralympic athletes are incensed over a proposed age minimum that would eliminate their choice to be the next president of the World Anti-Doping Agency. A list of guidelines under consideration includes a requirement that any ca
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Athletes outraged at proposed age requirement for WADA prez

Three high-profile Olympic and Paralympic athletes are incensed over a proposed age minimum that would eliminate their choice to be the next president of the World Anti-Doping Agency. A list of guidelines under consideration includes a requirement that any candidate to replace Craig Reedie be at least 45. Reedie's term ...

US Olympic Committee moves to revoke USA Gymnastics' status as a national governing body

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - US Olympic Committee moves to revoke USA Gymnastics' status as a national governing body.
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US Olympic Committee moves to revoke USA Gymnastics' status as a national governing body

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - US Olympic Committee moves to revoke USA Gymnastics' status as a national governing body.

USOC moves to shut down USA Gymnastics after Larry Nassar scandal

The U.S. Olympic Committee is moving to revoke USA Gymnastics' status as the governing body for the sport at the Olympic level, meting out the nuclear option to an organization that has botched its own reorganization in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal involvi
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USOC moves to shut down USA Gymnastics after Larry Nassar scandal

The U.S. Olympic Committee is moving to revoke USA Gymnastics' status as the governing body for the sport at the Olympic level, meting out the nuclear option to an organization that has botched its own reorganization in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar. In ...

They're back, minus Posh: Spice girls to tour UK next summer

LONDON (AP) - The Spice Girls are coming back for a British stadium tour next summer. The band plans to take the stage without fashion designer Victoria Beckham, who performed as «Posh Spice» during the group's 1990s pop heyday. The band said Mond
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They're back, minus Posh: Spice girls to tour UK next summer

LONDON (AP) - The Spice Girls are coming back for a British stadium tour next summer. The band plans to take the stage without fashion designer Victoria Beckham, who performed as «Posh Spice» during the group's 1990s pop heyday. The band said Monday that Beckham would not take part because ...

Man charged with trying to run Olympian Diggins off road

AFTON, Minn. (AP) - Authorities say a man accused of trying to run Olympic cross country skiing gold medalist Jessie Diggins off the road while she was roller-skiing in Minnesota has been charged with five misdemeanors. The Pioneer Press reports that 37-year-
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Man charged with trying to run Olympian Diggins off road

AFTON, Minn. (AP) - Authorities say a man accused of trying to run Olympic cross country skiing gold medalist Jessie Diggins off the road while she was roller-skiing in Minnesota has been charged with five misdemeanors. The Pioneer Press reports that 37-year-old George Frost, of St. Mary's Point, is charged ...

Romney hits Utah campaign trail, differs from Trump on media

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is stumping for fellow Republican candidates as he sails toward a likely victory Tuesday in the race for a U.S. Senate seat from Utah and a return to public office. While he's largely avoided d
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Romney hits Utah campaign trail, differs from Trump on media

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is stumping for fellow Republican candidates as he sails toward a likely victory Tuesday in the race for a U.S. Senate seat from Utah and a return to public office. While he's largely avoided direct criticism of President Donald ...

Koreas to inform IOC of intent to co-host 2032 Games

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North and South Korea have agreed to officially inform the International Olympic Committee of their intent to co-host the 2032 Summer Olympics. Korean sports officials after meeting at a North Korean border town on Friday also agree
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Koreas to inform IOC of intent to co-host 2032 Games

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North and South Korea have agreed to officially inform the International Olympic Committee of their intent to co-host the 2032 Summer Olympics. Korean sports officials after meeting at a North Korean border town on Friday also agreed to send a combined team to next year's ...

Molly Huddle among American women's surge at NYC Marathon

NEW YORK (AP) - Shalane Flanagan set the bar high for her U.S. compatriots last year, becoming the first American woman in 40 years to win the New York City Marathon. Desiree Linden followed with a victory in April at the windy and rainy Boston Marathon, the
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Molly Huddle among American women's surge at NYC Marathon

NEW YORK (AP) - Shalane Flanagan set the bar high for her U.S. compatriots last year, becoming the first American woman in 40 years to win the New York City Marathon. Desiree Linden followed with a victory in April at the windy and rainy Boston Marathon, the first American woman ...

WADA president turns criticism to US sports leagues

LONDON (AP) - Facing increased criticism over Russia's reinstatement, World Anti-Doping Agency president Craig Reedie responded to one of his harshest detractors by pointing out that the major American sports leagues routinely ignore international guidelines
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WADA president turns criticism to US sports leagues

LONDON (AP) - Facing increased criticism over Russia's reinstatement, World Anti-Doping Agency president Craig Reedie responded to one of his harshest detractors by pointing out that the major American sports leagues routinely ignore international guidelines. Reedie, speaking in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday at a WADA event, ...

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