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  1. Volleyball should be a big ticket in 2016

    The Associated Press

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil's loss to Poland in the final of the men's volleyball world championship on Sunday was a blow to the South Americans, but should boost the sport in two years at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Poland upset three-time defendi...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  2. Putin makes stop at USA House in Sochi

    The Associated Press

    SOCHI, Russia -- In a powerful symbol of international sports detente, Russian President Vladimir Putin dropped in on U.S. Olympic headquarters Friday to chat about the Winter Games and the upcoming Russia-U.S. hockey showdown. He even wore a r...

    Blog | February 14, 2014
  3. FIFA to hear Canada's Christine Sinclair's case in Olympics

    The Associated Press

    Canada forward Christine Sinclair will have her FIFA disciplinary case heard Friday over critical comments she made about the referee after losing to the United States at the London Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2012
  4. McGrory adds NYC Marathon to win list

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK -- Amanda McGrory of the United States set a course record in the women's wheelchair race and Masazumi Soejima of Japan won the men's race at the New York City Marathon. The 25-year-old McGrory of Champaign, Ill., finished the 26.2-mile c...

    Blog | November 06, 2011
  5. How will Team USA fare at Pan Am Games?

    The Associated Press

    GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- Just like the Olympics, the Pan American Games come around every four years and bring together a team of talented athletes from the United States to compete in a multi-sport international event. Unlike the Olympics, however...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  6. Weather won't delay start of Pan Am Games

    The Associated Press

    GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- The Pan American Games' opening ceremony is expected to go off on schedule despite the heavy rain from Hurricane Jova. The opening ceremony is set for Friday in Guadalajara with 42 nations preparing for the 2.5-week comp...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  7. Lindberg to lead IOC panel for 2018 Games

    The Associated Press

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Swedish Olympic official Gunilla Lindberg will head the IOC panel monitoring preparations for the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The International Olympic Committee announced Friday that Lindberg will chai...

    Blog | August 05, 2011