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Athletes skip opening ceremony to put sports first

SOCHI, Russia – Many athletes at the Sochi Olympics decided to stay off their feet for the opening ceremony because they’ll be on their skates or skis the next day. …


Sochi Olympics kick off with grand opening

SOCHI, Russia — Music, dance and plenty of Russian bravado unleashed the ultimate achievement of Vladimir Putin’s Russia on Thursday — a Winter Olympics to showcase the best athletes on …


Newsmakers

Suspended New Washington football coach Chris Petersen suspended quarterback Cyler Miles and receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow indefinitely for violation of team rules. The school said Petersen would have no further comment …


IOC president criticizes politicians

IOC president Thomas Bach has criticized politicians for attacking the Sochi Olympics “on the backs of the athletes.” Bach (pictured, left, with Russian president Vladimir Putin) has also slammed politicians …


Shiffrin can bag WCup slalom title before Olympics

American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin can retain her World Cup slalom title today and become the first skier to secure a crystal globe this winter. Shiffrin can do it by extending …


Vonn will join NBC

Ski champion Lindsey Vonn will work for NBC during the Winter Olympics, although she won’t be in Sochi. The network said the gold medalist will report on the Olympics for …


U.S. Ski Team announces Olympic squad

There were no surprises when the U.S. Ski Team announced its squad for the Sochi Olympics: Teenager Mikaela Shiffrin (pictured) was on the list and, of course, Lindsey Vonn was …


Briefs: Klay Thompson picked to USA Basketball national roster pool

BASKETBALL: Former WSU standout Klay Thompson was selected by USA Basketball on Thursday as one of 28 potential players for the World Cup of Basketball in Spain this summer and …


Crosby named captain for Canadian hockey team

“Sid the Kid” is now “Captain Canada.” Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby, who lifted his home country to gold in Vancouver four years ago, will captain the Canadian hockey team …


Shaun White named to Olymmpic team

Shaun White is soaring to Sochi. The two-time Olympic gold medalist in the halfpipe will get a chance at a rare three-peat – and then some – when the Winter …


Young returns, helps Lakers beat Raptors

NBA: Nick Young returned from suspension to score 29 points, Pau Gasol had 22 and Los Angeles beat the Raptors 112-106 in Toronto on Sunday, just the Lakers’ third win …


Jamaican bobsled could re-emerge

The Jamaican bobsled team may be headed to another Olympics. The catch: It needs a lot of money, and it needs it fast. Olympic organizers said Saturday that Jamaica has …


In Brief: UConn topples No. 17 Memphis on road

Men’s basketball: DeAndre Daniels had 23 points and a career-high 11 rebounds, Shabazz Napier added 17 points and Connecticut pulled away from No. 17 Memphis for an 83-73 victory Thursday …


Jamaica sprinter Powell facing disciplinary panel

Former 100-meter world record holder Asafa Powell has told a Jamaican panel that he did not inform anti-doping officials about most of the supplements he was taking because the products …


Wagner gets spot on U.S. skating team

BOSTON – The names on the U.S. Olympic figure skating team were still supposed to be a secret, so Ashley Wagner slipped under the stands to cry. Hours after a …


Abbott wins his fourth U.S. figure skating championship

BOSTON – Jeremy Abbott won his fourth U.S. figure skating title and locked up his second Olympic berth. Teenager Jason Brown was second Sunday and also was named to the …


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., …


New rules would impact top skiers at Sochi

BORMIO, Italy – Picture this for the Sochi Olympics: Bode Miller not allowed to defend his super-combined title, Lindsey Vonn limited to two events and other contenders held out of …


Shiffrin eyes record

American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin has a chance to end her magnificent year by setting another record in today’s final race of 2013. At 18 years, 291 days, Shiffrin can become …


Kitna will donate earnings to Tacoma school

FOOTBALL: Jon Kitna will earn $53,000 to serve as the Dallas Cowboys’ third-string quarterback for one week – and he plans to donate that money to the Seattle-area high school …


Holcomb stays perfect in World Cup season

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – A year ago, Steven Holcomb won six medals on the World Cup circuit, which would represent a strong year for just about any bobsled driver. So …


With 11 medals, U.S. sliding teams had big weekend

For one weekend, Germany was not the dominant sliding nation in the world. Neither was Canada, Italy, Russia nor any other country with a penchant for getting down ice-covered mountainside …


Holland has surgery on collarbone

VAIL, Colo. – Two-time Olympian and six-time Winter X Games snowboardcross champion Nate Holland had surgery for a fractured collarbone over the weekend and is expected to return to action …


Owens’ Olympic gold medal sells for record $1.4M

An Olympic gold medal won by Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games has sold for a record $1.4 million in an online auction. SCP Auctions said Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner …


Decker moves closer to Olympic dream

DOUSMAN, Wis. – In 2002, Dousman Elementary School was celebrating the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City with class activities and competitions when fifth-grader Brianna Decker approached one of her …


Munich: No to Games

Voters rejected plans for Munich to bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, an embarrassing setback for newly elected International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach of Germany (pictured). Early results from …


Newsmakers

Arrested Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla has been arrested on drug-related charges in Eugene. Lyerla, who left the No. 2 Ducks earlier this month and plans to enter the …


Wrestling reprieved

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – With the IOC fixing what it admits was a big mistake, wrestling returned to the Olympic fold Sunday after seven months in limbo and promised to …


Japan earns second straight LLWS title

Baseball: Ryusei Hirooka lined a decisive two-run double in the bottom of the fifth inning, Shunpei Takagi hit two solo home runs, and Tokyo beat Chula Vista, Calif., 6-4 in …


USBSF expects no sanctions from Jones bar incident

The U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation said Tuesday night it has found no reason to sanction Olympic hopeful Lolo Jones for her role in a nightclub altercation that involved the …