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  1. Australian BMX racer Caroline Buchanan returns for 2014 season

    Brian Tunney

    Following a disappointing London Olympics finish in 2012, Caroline Buchanan is continuing her Olympic rebound. This weekend, she returns for the 2014 season.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2014
  2. 'Miracle on Ice' gold medal to be auctioned

    One of the Olympic gold medals earned after the famed "Miracle on Ice" hockey game in 1980 will be auctioned beginning next week.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2014
  3. Vietnam withdraws from hosting Asian Games

    Vietnam has withdrawn as the host of the 2019 Asian Games, saying it lacked funds and the country's reputation could be at risk if things don't go smoothly.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2014
  4. Olympic workers in Rio end strike after 2 weeks

    Over 2,000 construction workers returned to their jobs at the Olympic Park on Thursday, ending a two-week strike that further slowed the trouble-plagued 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2014
  5. Happy 52, Nancy Hogshead-Makar

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    Happy birthday, Nancy Hogshead-Makar! The legendary American swimmer and advocate turns 52 today. A national champion as a teenager, Hogshead qualified for the Olympics while still in high school but she did not compete due to the U.S. boycott of the...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  6. Prosecution challenges credibility after forensic expert faults a...

    The prosecution in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial on Thursday challenged the credibility of an expert witness for the defense, which was trying to show that the athlete killed his girlfriend by mistake.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2014
  7. Jamaica agency admits sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown's test was...

    Jamaica's anti-doping agency on Wednesday acknowledged that sample collection procedures in sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown's positive test last year were "inconsistent" with international standards.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2014
  8. espnW -- U.S. skeleton racer Noelle Pikus-Pace slides into retire...

    Mackenzie Lobby

    With a long journey to the Olympic podium behind her, U.S. skeleton star Noelle Pikus-Pace focuses on endurance training and family time.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  9. Nike extends sponsorship deal with USA Track and Field team

    Darren Rovell

    Nike signed one of the longest and most valuable sponsorship contracts in sports history on Wednesday, agreeing to extend its sponsorship of the USA Track & Field team for an additional 23 years.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  10. Endurance sports - Canadian record holder Lanni Marchant is caugh...

    Jon Gugala

    Lanni Marchant left Canada to run in the U.S. in college, and the law school grad and Canadian marathon record holder is at odds with her home country over a decision regarding the 2012 Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  11. Judge sets 2-week adjournment in Oscar Pistorius trial

    The judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius ruled Wednesday that proceedings will adjourn for more than two weeks after Thursday and resume again on May 5.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  12. Peter Laviolette to coach U.S. at IIHF World Championships

    Longtime NHL coach Peter Laviolette will lead Team USA at the IIHF World Championships next month in Minsk, Belarus.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2014
  13. Team Hawaii wins ISA World Junior Championships

    Daniel Ikaika Ito

    As Team Hawaii rolled to gold at the recent ISA World Junior Championships, young Mahina Maeda and Tatiana Weston-Webb proved the future of women's surfing in the islands is in good hands.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2014
  14. America's Cup sailor Dirk de Ridder suspended 5 years

    America's Cup sailor Dirk de Ridder has been suspended from sanctioned events for five years by sailing's international governing body, two people with knowledge of the situation said.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2014
  15. Eugene, Oregon bids to host 2019 track and field worlds

    Eugene is bidding to bring track and field's world championships to the United States for the first time.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2014
  16. CAS cites doping sample flaws in Veronica Campbell-Brown's case

    Sport's highest appeals body says Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown was cleared of doping because of blatant flaws in the test collection procedures and possible "environmental contamination" of her urine sample.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2014