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Nevada sports books to offer Olympic betting
Come summer 2016, when the best of the best athletes climb podiums wearing gold, silver and bronze medals, Las Vegas gamblers could very well be counting their green.

Pistorius to challenge appeal of conviction
Oscar Pistorius' lawyers will challenge a judge's decision to allow prosecutors to appeal the Olympic runner's negligent killing conviction.

Passport-less Vonn helped by German police
German police say they helped American skier Lindsey Vonn get to Bulgaria for a World Cup event after she forgot her passport in Austria.

IOC president: Rio Olympics will be 'safe'
IOC President Thomas Bach said Tuesday he is confident that the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be a "safe games."

U.S. skiers take 2 medals at Nordic worlds
Charlotte Kalla gave host Sweden its first gold medals of the Nordic skiing world championships by winning the women's 10-kilometer freestyle race Wednesday, while American teammates Jessie Diggins and Caitlin Gregg surprisingly took silver and bronze.

American teen Shiffrin sets skiing wins record
Mikaela Shiffrin held on to a big first-run lead to earn her 12th career slalom victory Sunday, taking sole possession of the women's World Cup record for most wins in the discipline by a teenager.

Phelps gets engaged to former Miss California
Michael Phelps has taken the plunge and gotten engaged.

Solo reinstated by USWNT for Algarve Cup
Goalkeeper Hope Solo was reinstated by U.S. Soccer after a 30-day suspension and is on the travel roster for next month's Algarve Cup in Portugal.

'Miracle On Ice' team reunites in Lake Placid
The ovation wasn't quite as deafening as it was 35 years ago. It was riveting, nonetheless, for Dave Christian and his old Olympic buddies, together again to celebrate their Miracle on Ice.

Farah sets world record for indoor two-mile
Double Olympic champion Mo Farah ran the fastest ever indoor time over two miles at the Birmingham Grand Prix on Saturday in his first race of 2015.

Mayer claims super-G for weekend sweep
A year after his surprise win in the Olympic downhill, Matthias Mayer is starting to follow up his success on the World Cup circuit.

Ethiopians sweep titles at Tokyo Marathon
Endeshaw Negesse won the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday, leading an Ethiopian sweep of the men's and women's titles in the first event of the World Marathon Majors series.

Armstrong to ride in Livestrong cycling event
Lance Armstrong is getting back on his bike, this time to raise money for the charity he founded and was later pressured to leave.

Fenninger wins GS as Vonn crashes; Shiffrin 5th
Giant slalom world champion Anna Fenninger used her 10th career World Cup victory to give the fight for the overall title new impetus.

Olympic champ to skip figure skating worlds
Olympic champion Adelina Sotnikova will not compete at next month's world figure skating championships.

Armstrong pleads guilty to careless driving
Lance Armstrong has pleaded guilty to careless driving for hitting two parked cars with his SUV in Aspen.

World marathon series to increase drug tests
Organizers of the World Marathon Majors series will increase drug-testing among elite runners.

Video of Jenner crash shows he hit two cars
Video shows former Olympian Bruce Jenner rear-ended two cars, pushing one into oncoming traffic in a fatal Malibu wreck that is under investigation.

Brooks' Miracle memorabilia up for auction
Close to 40 lots of Herb Brooks' Miracle on Ice memorabilia will be auctioned off this weekend on the 35th anniversary of the United States' semifinal victory over the Soviet Union in the 1980 Winter Olympics.

Tokyo Marathon ups security after ISIS killings
Organizers of this Sunday's Tokyo Marathon have promised increased security following the slaying of two Japanese hostages by the Islamic State group.

Lance loses arbitration, ordered to pay $10M
An arbitration panel ordered Lance Armstrong and Tailwind Sports Corp. to pay $10 million in a fraud dispute with a promotions company for what it called an "unparalleled pageant of international perjury, fraud and conspiracy" that covered up his use of p

Russian athletics head resigns over scandals
The president of the Russian athletics federation has stepped down after almost 25 years in office following a string of doping scandals.

Contador says he plans to retire after 2016
Two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador says is he planning to retire from cycling in 2016.

U.S.'s Bowe wins 2nd speedskating worlds title
Brittany Bowe won her second title of the speedskating single distance world championships Sunday, taking gold in the 1,500 meters to add to her 1,000 victory.

Shiffrin, 19, defends slalom title at worlds
After such a big win, Mikaela Shiffrin was at a complete loss. Her quandary? How to celebrate.

Bolt says he plans to retire after 2017 worlds
Usain Bolt plans to retire after the 2017 world championships in London, the record-setting Olympic sprinter told British newspaper The Daily Mail.

Edmunds wins Four Continents skating gold
American Olympian Polina Edmunds hopes her performance in rallying to win the Four Continents championship Sunday sends a message to the rest of the figure skating world. Especially the powerful Russians.

Lochte highlights Orlando meet with 200 IM win
Ryan Lochte, an 11-time Olympic medalist, highlighted the closing night of the Arena Pro Swim Series on Saturday by winning the 200-meter individual medley while Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace and Joao de Lucca picked up their second gold medals.

Hendrickson finishes third in final worlds tuneup
Daniela Iraschko-Stolz of Austria and Sara Takanashi of Japan tied for the win Sunday in a women's ski jump event, meaning the rivals will fight for the overall World Cup title in the final competition of the season next month. American Sarah Hendrickson.

Centrowitz wins Wanamaker at Millrose Games
Matthew Centrowitz had been nagged by his near-miss in trying to defend his Wanamaker Mile title for the past couple of years. The American regained the trophy Saturday in the signature event of the indoor meet, finishing in 3 minutes, 51.35 seconds.

Davis wins 1,000m at worlds, 1st title in 4 years
American Shani Davis won his first major title in four years on Saturday, edging Pavel Kulizhnikov of Russia by 0.04 seconds to win the 1,000 meters at the world championships.

Lilly, McBride, Bradley enshrined in U.S. HOF
Kristine Lilly, Brian McBride and former U.S. men's national team coach Bob Bradley were inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame Saturday night.

U.S. bobsledder Meyers Taylor wins gold
U.S. bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor finished her two-woman World Cup campaign in dominant fashion Saturday with her sixth victory of the eight-race season.

Ligety wins 3rd straight giant slalom at worlds
Ted Ligety's mood in the starting gate? Tranquil, of all things.

Vonn 14th in GS, her last event at worlds
Finally, Lindsey Vonn figured out a tricky course that had given her so much difficulty for nearly two weeks. She even took a momentary lead.

Gold second after Four Continents short program
Satoko Miyahara of Japan led the short program at the Four Continents figure skating by 2.17 points from Gracie Gold of the United States on Friday.

Fenninger wins giant slalom title; Shiffrin 8th
Anna Fenninger's ski tips nearly crossed going from one turn to the next late in her run, lurching her violently forward.

American Williams retires from bobsled team
U.S. bobsledder Lauryn Williams, one of only five people to medal in different sports at the Summer and Winter Olympics, is retiring.

Swimming champ Dyatchin banned for doping
Two-time world swimming champion Vladimir Dyatchin has been banned for two years for doping.

USOC, Dick's partner in athlete/employee plan
Soon, it could be a future Olympic gold medalist helping people pick out their soccer balls, swimsuits, and bows and arrows.

Barefoot marathoner's kin sue shoe company
The family of an Ethiopian runner who famously won an Olympic marathon barefoot is suing Vibram, the maker of a popular line of minimalist running shoes, saying it used his name without permission.

Tearful Vonn does not finish Alpine combined
Tina Maze of Slovenia has captured gold in the Alpine combined, earning her third medal of the world championships on a warm afternoon when Lindsey Vonn failed to finish the slalom.

Ex-Ferrari chief leads Rome bid for '24 Games
Former Ferrari president Luca Cordero Di Montezemolo will lead Rome's bid for the 2024 Olympics, providing the candidacy with a high-profile figure boasting extensive experience in international sports and business.

Official: No suicide by Kenyan gold medalist
A Kenyan government pathologist says former Olympic marathon champion Samuel Wanjiru did not commit suicide and that he died after being struck on the head with a blunt object.

USOC appoints 7-member Safe Sport council
The U.S. Olympic Committee appointed a seven-person advisory council to help with the startup of an independent agency that will investigate sex-abuse claims inside Olympic sports.

U.S. retains women's assistants for Olympics
The U.S. women's national basketball team will retain its assistant coaches for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Hirscher speedy in slalom, wins Alpine gold
The snow conditions were a little bit of a sticky subject for everyone other than Marcel Hirscher and Ted Ligety.

Olympic great Jenner unhurt in fatal car crash
Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner was in one of the cars involved in a four-vehicle crash on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu that killed a woman, Los Angeles County authorities said Saturday.

Aussie Dennis breaks cycling's hour record
Australian rider Rohan Dennis broke cycling's prestigious hour record on Sunday after covering a distance of 52.49 kilometers at the Velodrome Suisse.

Kearney wins moguls, now No. 1 in standings
Hannah Kearney won the women's World Cup moguls event Saturday to take the top spot in the women's standings.

Simpson sets U.S. women's 2-mile indoor mark
Jenny Simpson broke the U.S. women's two-mile indoor record Saturday in the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix a year after she miscounted the laps and had nothing left for the final 200 meters.

Vonn struggles to 5th at world championships
Tina Maze of Slovenia captured the women's downhill gold medal at the world championships Friday ahead of prerace favorite Lindsey Vonn, who struggled on her home course.

Bode seems content if crash is career-ender
Bode Miller said if his crash at the world championships was indeed his last race he's all right with that because his career has been "an amazing ride."

Boston mayor, group opposing Games meet
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has met with the group leading the opposition to the city's bid for the 2024 Olympics.

Bobsledder Meyers Taylor nabs fifth WC title
American Elana Meyers Taylor won her fifth bobsled World Cup of the season on Friday to extend her lead in the standings.

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