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'Miracle on Ice' scoreboard will be displayed in Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A scoreboard that marked the U.S. men's ice hockey team's victory against the Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Olympics has found a new home in Colorado Springs. The Gazette reported Wednesday that the panel that kept score of th
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'Miracle on Ice' scoreboard will be displayed in Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A scoreboard that marked the U.S. men's ice hockey team's victory against the Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Olympics has found a new home in Colorado Springs. The Gazette reported Wednesday that the panel that kept score of the game that became known as ...

Women's wrestling to cap competition at Tokyo Games

TOKYO (AP) - The wrestling tournament at the Tokyo Olympics will end with a women's freestyle gold medal match during six of the seven days of competition in various weight classes. The Tokyo Organizing Committee announced the move on Tuesday, saying it will
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Women's wrestling to cap competition at Tokyo Games

TOKYO (AP) - The wrestling tournament at the Tokyo Olympics will end with a women's freestyle gold medal match during six of the seven days of competition in various weight classes. The Tokyo Organizing Committee announced the move on Tuesday, saying it will help ensure «high attendance» for each day ...

Japan's PM visits Fukushima nuke plant in revival message

TOKYO (AP) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday visited the Fukushima nuclear plant, which sank into meltdowns after a tsunami eight years ago, in an effort to highlight revival and safety as the nation prepares to host the 2020 Olympics. The visit
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Japan's PM visits Fukushima nuke plant in revival message

TOKYO (AP) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday visited the Fukushima nuclear plant, which sank into meltdowns after a tsunami eight years ago, in an effort to highlight revival and safety as the nation prepares to host the 2020 Olympics. The visit by Abe, who last went to ...

Japan Olympic minister resigns over disaster gaffe

TOKYO (AP) - Japan's Olympic minister has resigned after making remarks deemed offensive to the people affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, a gaffe that had questioned his credentials. Yoshitaka Sakurada said Wednesday he submitted his resignation to
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Japan Olympic minister resigns over disaster gaffe

TOKYO (AP) - Japan's Olympic minister has resigned after making remarks deemed offensive to the people affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, a gaffe that had questioned his credentials. Yoshitaka Sakurada said Wednesday he submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. He said he made comments that hurt ...

Han Xu looks to be first Chinese player drafted since 1997

NEW YORK (AP) - Han Xu impressed WNBA coaches and general managers with her play at the FIBA World Championship last fall. Now the young 6-foot-9 star is looking to become the first Chinese player drafted in the WNBA since 1997. "I want to play in the best le
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Han Xu looks to be first Chinese player drafted since 1997

NEW YORK (AP) - Han Xu impressed WNBA coaches and general managers with her play at the FIBA World Championship last fall. Now the young 6-foot-9 star is looking to become the first Chinese player drafted in the WNBA since 1997. "I want to play in the best league in ...

Georgia Tech hires Nell Fortner to replace MaChelle Joseph

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech hired former Auburn and Purdue coach Nell Fortner on Tuesday to replace MaChelle Joseph as coach. Fortner, 60, also the former WNBA Indiana Fever coach, coached the 2000 U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal. Fortner, who also has work
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Georgia Tech hires Nell Fortner to replace MaChelle Joseph

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech hired former Auburn and Purdue coach Nell Fortner on Tuesday to replace MaChelle Joseph as coach. Fortner, 60, also the former WNBA Indiana Fever coach, coached the 2000 U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal. Fortner, who also has worked as a TV analyst for ...

Teenager Caroline Marks wins her 1st World Surf League title

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) - Florida teenager Caroline Marks claimed her first title in the World Surf League by maintaining the form that helped her defeat world champion Stephanie Gilmore on her home break in Monday's final over Hawaii's Carissa Moore. The
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Teenager Caroline Marks wins her 1st World Surf League title

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) - Florida teenager Caroline Marks claimed her first title in the World Surf League by maintaining the form that helped her defeat world champion Stephanie Gilmore on her home break in Monday's final over Hawaii's Carissa Moore. The youngest competitor on the world tour at 17, ...

Teenager Caroline Marks wins 1st World Surf League title

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) - Florida teenager Caroline Marks claimed her first title in the World Surf League Monday, sustaining the form from an earlier defeat of world No. 1 Stephanie Gilmore on her home break to win Monday's final over Hawaii's Carissa Moo
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Teenager Caroline Marks wins 1st World Surf League title

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) - Florida teenager Caroline Marks claimed her first title in the World Surf League Monday, sustaining the form from an earlier defeat of world No. 1 Stephanie Gilmore on her home break to win Monday's final over Hawaii's Carissa Moore. The youngest competitor on the world ...

Milan-Cortina 2026 bid boosted by government support

MILAN (AP) - The Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics has been boosted by a key letter of financial support from the Italian government. The letter signed by Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte was delivered to Octavian Morariu, the chair of th
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Milan-Cortina 2026 bid boosted by government support

MILAN (AP) - The Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics has been boosted by a key letter of financial support from the Italian government. The letter signed by Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte was delivered to Octavian Morariu, the chair of the IOC's evaluation commission, which is concluding a ...

Firefighters extinguish large parts of South Korean blaze

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Authorities say firefighters have extinguished large parts of a forest fire burning in the mountainous South Korean region that hosted the 2018 Winter Olympics. It has destroyed 120 homes and forced thousands to flee. One person was
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Firefighters extinguish large parts of South Korean blaze

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Authorities say firefighters have extinguished large parts of a forest fire burning in the mountainous South Korean region that hosted the 2018 Winter Olympics. It has destroyed 120 homes and forced thousands to flee. One person was killed by the fire, and another died because ...

Harrison tops new season of Professional Fighters League

NEW YORK (AP) - Two-time Olympic judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison and former Strikeforce and Invicta FC champion Sarah Kaufman headline the upcoming season of the Professional Fighters League. The new season of the MMA promotion is organized around a regular
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Harrison tops new season of Professional Fighters League

NEW YORK (AP) - Two-time Olympic judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison and former Strikeforce and Invicta FC champion Sarah Kaufman headline the upcoming season of the Professional Fighters League. The new season of the MMA promotion is organized around a regular-season format to decide its champion. It begins May 9 ...

Wipeout for Kelly Slater at big season-opener on Gold Coast

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) - Eleven-time world champion Kelly Slater is out of the season-opening Quiksilver Pro in the World Surf League. Slater, returning from a lengthy layoff because of broken right foot, placed last in his three-man opening heat and was
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Wipeout for Kelly Slater at big season-opener on Gold Coast

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) - Eleven-time world champion Kelly Slater is out of the season-opening Quiksilver Pro in the World Surf League. Slater, returning from a lengthy layoff because of broken right foot, placed last in his three-man opening heat and was last again in his second-round elimination heat Thursday ...

South Korean coastal fire kills two, thousands evacuated

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Two people died and thousands were evacuated after strong winds fanned a large fire Friday that was burning in the mountainous South Korean province that hosted the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, officials said. The fire likely st
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South Korean coastal fire kills two, thousands evacuated

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Two people died and thousands were evacuated after strong winds fanned a large fire Friday that was burning in the mountainous South Korean province that hosted the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, officials said. The fire likely started Thursday night from a spark at a transformer ...

Wipe out for Kelly Slater at big season-opener on Gold Coast

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) - Eleven-time world champion Kelly Slater is out of the season-opening Quiksilver Pro in the World Surf League. Slater, returning from a lengthy layoff because of broken right foot, placed last in his three-man opening heat and was
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Wipe out for Kelly Slater at big season-opener on Gold Coast

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) - Eleven-time world champion Kelly Slater is out of the season-opening Quiksilver Pro in the World Surf League. Slater, returning from a lengthy layoff because of broken right foot, placed last in his three-man opening heat and was last again in his second-round elimination heat Thursday ...

Americans head to first-ever snow volleyball world tour stop

Karissa Cook had never heard of snow volleyball when she first got an email from the national federation looking for players to participate in a European tour event in Moscow this winter. She went. She won. Now Cook is in Austria with teammates Emily Hartong
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Americans head to first-ever snow volleyball world tour stop

Karissa Cook had never heard of snow volleyball when she first got an email from the national federation looking for players to participate in a European tour event in Moscow this winter. She went. She won. Now Cook is in Austria with teammates Emily Hartong, Katherine Spieler and Alexandra Wheeler ...

Man pleads guilty in road rage case involving Olympian

AFTON, Minn. (AP) - A man accused of trying to run Olympic cross country skier Jessie Diggins off the road while she was roller-skiing in Minnesota has pleaded guilty to one charge as part of a plea agreement. George Garret Frost pleaded guilty to a charge o
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Man pleads guilty in road rage case involving Olympian

AFTON, Minn. (AP) - A man accused of trying to run Olympic cross country skier Jessie Diggins off the road while she was roller-skiing in Minnesota has pleaded guilty to one charge as part of a plea agreement. George Garret Frost pleaded guilty to a charge of being a public ...

Tirico to do play-by-play from Augusta Women's Amateur

Mike Tirico has had various broadcasting duties at the Masters for the better part of 20 years, including play-by-play host for ESPN during weekday coverage. What excites him about this year is working the weekend in a new event that gives viewers their firs
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Tirico to do play-by-play from Augusta Women's Amateur

Mike Tirico has had various broadcasting duties at the Masters for the better part of 20 years, including play-by-play host for ESPN during weekday coverage. What excites him about this year is working the weekend in a new event that gives viewers their first look at Augusta National. NBC Sports ...

Sale, Red Sox agree to deal adding $145 million from 2020-24

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - After winning a World Series with the Red Sox, Chris Sale preferred to stay in Boston rather than find out what he would be worth as a free agent after this season. "When half the league isn't trying to win anything, and we have a ...
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Sale, Red Sox agree to deal adding $145 million from 2020-24

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - After winning a World Series with the Red Sox, Chris Sale preferred to stay in Boston rather than find out what he would be worth as a free agent after this season. "When half the league isn't trying to win anything, and we have a ...

Ward hopes LA Marathon good preparation for Olympic trials

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Taylor Ward wants to use the Los Angeles Marathon as a springboard to the Olympic marathon trials next year. Ward is the top-ranked American woman in the field for Sunday's race, which starts at Dodger Stadium and ends in Santa Monica. The
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Ward hopes LA Marathon good preparation for Olympic trials

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Taylor Ward wants to use the Los Angeles Marathon as a springboard to the Olympic marathon trials next year. Ward is the top-ranked American woman in the field for Sunday's race, which starts at Dodger Stadium and ends in Santa Monica. The Utah native prepared in ...

China stops purchase of Canadian canola seeds

TORONTO (AP) - China has stopped all new purchases of Canadian canola seeds in what some see as retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei. The Canola Council of Canada said late Thursday exporters are reporting Chinese im
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China stops purchase of Canadian canola seeds

TORONTO (AP) - China has stopped all new purchases of Canadian canola seeds in what some see as retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei. The Canola Council of Canada said late Thursday exporters are reporting Chinese importers are unwilling to purchase the seeds ...

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