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  • CdA’s Kotsenburg takes Sochi’s first gold

    KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Sage Kotsenburg loves snowboarding for all its unexpected surprises. Winning the first Olympic gold medal in slopestyle, for one.


  • Newsmakers

    Contracted Michigan’s football team will receive a $6 million participation fee for its 2017 season opener against Florida in Arlington, Texas. Michigan released its contract for the Cowboys Classic on …


  • Olympic notebook: Russians shine in team skating

    Thrilling their countrymen on the first day of competition at the Sochi Olympics, Russia took the lead after the pairs and men’s short programs in the new event of team …


  • In Brief: White pulls out of slopestyle

    Winter Olympics: Shaun White is pulling out of the Olympic slopestyle contest in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, to focus solely on winning a third straight gold medal on the halfpipe. White …


  • Will American champion Gold be golden girl of Sochi Olympics?

    The big names in women’s figure skating at the Sochi Olympics are Yuna Kim and Mao Asada. The best name might belong to American champion Gracie Gold. It certainly will …


  • Newsmakers

    Agreed The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms with reliever Aaron Crow on a $1.475 million, one-year deal. Crow can earn an additional $50,000 if he is named an All-Star, …


  • Doctors: Olympic skier from Brazil fights for her life

    SALT LAKE CITY – A Brazilian gymnast who was expected to compete in freestyle skiing at the Sochi Olympics is unable to move her arms or legs and can’t breathe …


  • Olympics: Outlying areas may be target

    WASHINGTON – There has been an uptick in reports of security threats against next month’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, but the key concern for an attack centers on locations …


  • Russian activist publishes Sochi corruption file

    SOCHI, Russia – An interactive website launched Monday by anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny paints a vivid picture of the suspected cost overruns and conflicts of interest at the Sochi Winter …


  • Athletes in new sports give thanks to Sarah Burke

    Sarah Burke’s friends will bring their snowflakes to Sochi, wearing necklaces shaped like the snowflake tattoo the late Canadian star had etched on her foot. “When they accepted halfpipe skiing, …


  • Latest threat to Olympics ‘serious’

    MOSCOW – Russia’s counter-terrorism agency says it is studying a video posted by an Islamic militant group that asserted responsibility for suicide bombings that killed 34 people last month and …


  • Jamaican bobsledders heading to Sochi

    Get ready, Sochi: The Jamaicans are coming, and they’re bringing their bobsled. Jamaican bobsled pilot Winston Watts and the nation’s Olympic Committee said Monday they are accepting an invitation to …


  • A crumbling Sochi hides behind Olympic facades

    SOCHI, Russia – A shining new $635 million highway on the outskirts of Sochi stands next to a crumbling apartment block with a red “SOS!” banner on its roof. The …


  • U.S. military has escape plan for athletes at 2014 Sochi Olympics

    The U.S. military will have warships and transport aircraft at the ready in case American athletes and officials need to make an emergency escape from the 2014 Sochi Olympics. A …


  • Injured Lindsey Vonn skipping Sochi Olympics

    Skiier Lindsey Vonn will miss the Sochi Olympics because of a right knee injury, leaving the Winter Games without one of its biggest stars. The 29-year-old skier from Vail, Colo., …


  • Iguodala lifts Warriors over Hawks at buzzer

    NBA: Andre Iguodala hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, David Lee scored 23 points and the Golden State Warriors won their eighth straight game with a 101-100 victory over the …


  • Russia bombings spark Olympic concerns

    The suicide bombings in Russia serve as a chilling reminder of what the Winter Olympics represent to terrorists: A high-profile target with more than 2,500 athletes, some world-famous, waving the …


  • Snapshot: Sochi Olympics carry $51 billion price tag

    Russia’s Cabinet has approved the allocation of nearly $50 million in extra subsidies for the organizers of the Sochi Olympics. The Cabinet’s decision, reported by the RIA Novosti news agency …


  • Obama sends message of tolerance to Russia

    In hockey terms, appointing openly gay athletes Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow to the presidential delegation that will represent the United States at the Sochi Olympics is a face …


  • Olympic flame on its way

    Using the sun’s rays, the Olympic flame lighting for the Winter Games in Sochi went off without a hitch in southern Greece on Sunday, ahead of its journey across Russia’s …


  • Obama won’t boycott

    President Barack Obama rejected the idea of the United States boycotting the Winter Olympics in Sochi next year despite several significant disputes with Russia. Obama said the United States was …


  • Meeting set on possible NHL deal for Sochi Games

    NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman will try to wrap up a deal Monday allowing NHL players to compete in the Sochi Olympics. He says the league will meet in New York …


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