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  1. IOC eases on 'Rule 40' after protests from athletes

    The Associated Press

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- The IOC is relaxing a rule that prohibited athletes from promoting non-official sponsors during the Olympics. The International Olympic Committee executive board agreed on Thursday to modify a provision known as Rule 40, which at...

    Blog | February 28, 2015
  2. Thousands of dead fish found near Rio Olympic sailing venue

    The Associated Press

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- Rio de Janeiro's state environmental agency says it is investigating a fish die-off that has left thousands of carcasses floating in waters where sailing events are to be held when Brazil hosts next year's Olympics. The dead twa...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  3. U.S. Ski Team brings the funk

    The Associated Press

    FALUN, Sweden -- The U.S. cross-country skiers are showing off some funky dance moves to get fans back home excited about the world championships. The American team spent three weeks producing a four-minute video with the men's and women's cross-...

    Blog | February 19, 2015
  4. Which U.S. city will win the 2024 bid race? We preview the candid...

    The Associated Press

    DENVER -- When the leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee meet Thursday, they'll be deciding on more than a city to put in the running to host the 2024 Summer Games. They'll be picking a partner that will help shape their future. Leaders from Bosto...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  5. Meyers Taylor, Humphries on verge of history

    The Associated Press

    Katharin Dewey showed Elana Meyers Taylor and Kaillie Humphries the possibilities, decades before either was born. Dewey started bobsledding in the mid-1930s, a woman competing against men before new safety rules prevented that from happening. It ...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  6. Tennis champ's agent to represent Lundqvist

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK -- Roger Federer's long-time agent is branching out beyond tennis. The agency headed by Tony Godsick -- who has worked with 17-time major champion Federer for nearly a decade -- will represent New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvis...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  7. Pistorius sentencing expected Tuesday

    The Associated Press

    STELLENBOSCH, South Africa -- Oscar Pistorius will finally learn his fate Tuesday when a judge is expected to announce the Olympic runner's sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius could be sentenced to years in prison, or he co...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  8. Who wants to host the 2024 Summer Games? Anyone?

    The Associated Press

    LONDON -- Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics. It will be hoping to attract a competitive, high-profile field to show there are cities that want to host the games ...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  9. Growing issues with Tokyo stadium plans?

    The Associated Press

    TOKYO -- A new round of bidding for the demolition of Tokyo's old Olympic stadium to make way for a new main stadium for the 2020 Games will delay the start of the problematic project. Some of the bids were reviewed by someone in the decision comm...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  10. Sochi organizer takes job with billionaire group

    The Associated Press

    MOSCOW -- The chief organizer of the Winter Olympics in Sochi has taken a job managing the assets of a pro-Kremlin billionaire. Dmitry Chernyshenko has been named as the new head of Volga Group, a holding company which owns large stakes in some of...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  11. Did WADA make right call on NRL bans?

    The Associated Press

    SYDNEY -- The World Anti-Doping Agency will not appeal sanctions imposed on Cronulla players for breaches of the National Rugby League's anti-doping rules, but has raised concerns about the handling of the matter. WADA released a statement Wednesd...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Rangers agree to terms with Tarnasky

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK -- The New York Rangers agreed to terms with free-agent forward Nick Tarnasky. The 29-year-old center had 13 goals, nine assists and 144 penalty minutes in a career-high 76 games last season for Montreal's Hamilton affiliate in the Americ...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  14. Walsh pleads guilty to securities fraud

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK -- A former partial owner of the New York Islanders has pleaded guilty to securities fraud. Stephen Walsh entered the plea Friday in Manhattan federal court. The 69-year-old Sands Point resident admitted participating in a fraud from 1996...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  15. 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
  16. Jeter: 'I've been working hard' in offseason

    The Associated Press

    TAMPA, Fla. -- New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter is upbeat after completing his third week of baseball activities. Jeter, who turns 40 in June, was limited to 17 games last year after breaking his left ankle during the 2012 AL championship ser...

    Blog | February 07, 2014