Winter Olympics

  • Apolo Ohno training to compete at Ironman

    Apolo Ohno is used to riding a bike in training. Back in his speedskating days, he might pedal all-out for 30 seconds then let his legs recover for a bit before repeating the interval. The most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian in history is taking on a new athletic challenge: an Ironman triathlon.

    The Associated Press
  • Skier Miller, son's mom make custody pact, for now

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Olympic skier Bode (BOH'-dee) Miller and former Marine Sara McKenna have reached a temporary truce in their custody fight over their 14-month-old son.

    The Associated Press
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  • Bad blood: Emotions at boiling point as Blackhawks, Blues armor up for Game 3

    2014 NHL playoffs: Brent Seabrook's reckless hit on David Backes added another level of hatred to the first-round series between the defending Stanley Cup-champion Chicago Blackhawks and the St. Louis Blues – and whichever team keeps it cool will likely be the one to advance to Round 2.

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    Wed, Apr 23
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    St. Louis at Chicago
    Preview Game
  • Wolves 5, IceHogs 3

    ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Both teams came out firing Friday night as the Chicago Wolves claimed a hard-fought 5-3 victory over the Rockford IceHogs at the BMO Harris Bank Center.

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  • Blackhawks have been here before: Chicago confident despite Game 1 loss

    Losing a triple-OT game in the playoffs isn't fun, but the Blackhawks know they can overcome it.

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  • Guelph, Erie benefit from blockbusters but only one can win Western final

    Erie's Brendan Gaunce and Guelph's Kerby Rychel both hope their trade is the one that pays dividends for their new teams.

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  • Rio workers end strike but issue pay talks warning

    By Rodrigo De Miguel and Pedro Fonseca RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Workers at the main venue for the 2016 Olympics ended a two-week strike on Thursday but a full return to work will only come next week and they will strike again if pay talks prove fruitless, union officials said. The first of…

    Reuters
  • Rio Mayor says no sports 'mausoleum' like Beijing

    Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes is viewed as the key person to speed up the city's delayed Olympics Games preparations. He has been the point man when all three levels of Brazilian government have debated expenditures for the 2016 Games. In trying to reassure Brazilian voters that the country…

    The Associated Press
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  • Two-week strike ends at 2016 Rio Olympic venues

    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. Rio Mais, the consortium building venues at the main Olympic cluster located 25 kilometers (15 miles) west of…

    The Associated Press
  • The Stanley Cup is in the details for devoted Blues goalie Ryan Miller

    The St. Louis Blues obtained star goalie Ryan Miller from the Buffalo Sabres at the NHL trade deadline, in the hopes that he can lead them to the franchise's first Stanley Cup. Miller, who's a free agent this summer, is leaving nothing to chance as he tirelessly prepares for first-round series…

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  • Krakow's deputy mayor to lead Winter Games bid

    Krakow's deputy mayor was chosen Thursday to lead the Polish city's candidacy for the 2022 Winter Olympics following the resignation of the previous bid chief. Magdalena Sroka succeeds Jagna Marczulajtis-Walczak, a former Olympic snowboarder who resigned Saturday following media allegations that…

    The Associated Press
  • Ukraine 2022 Olympic bid on hold but still alive

    With the crisis in Ukraine escalating by the day, the prospect of the Winter Olympics going to the former Soviet republic seems hard to imagine. Yet, the western Ukrainian city of Lviv hasn't given up on its bid for the 2022 Games. Lviv remains among the five contenders in what is turning into a…

    The Associated Press
  • Brazil unveils $10 billion infrastructure budget for Rio Olympics

    By Pedro Fonseca RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian authorities unveiled an infrastructure budget of 24.1 billion reais ($10.76 billion) for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 25 percent more than planned, as they try to reassure the world they can deliver facilities on time. The budget covers 27…

    Reuters
  • Wolves 4, Wild 3 (SO)

    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Michael Davies opened scoring 50 seconds into Wednesday night's game between the Chicago Wolves and Iowa Wild and the action did not slow down after that as the teams exchanged goals, leads, and hits in Chicago's 4-3 shootout win at Wells Fargo Arena.

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  • Wily vet, unlikely hero lead Canadiens past Lightning in wild overtime opening to 2014 NHL playoffs

    The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-4 in overtime to take Game 1 in a thrilling opening to the 2014 NHL playoffs on Wednesday. Veteran star Daniel Briere set up fourth-liner Dale Weise for the OT winner, snuffing out Steven Stamkos' two-goal effort.

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  • Brazil unveils $11 billion in 'legacy' budget

    Brazilian government officials announced Wednesday that almost $11 billion (24.1 billion Brazilian reals) will be spent on major transportation and environmental projects, which they argue are not related to holding the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. This is the third budget announcement in three…

    The Associated Press
  • Prosecutor wraps up Pistorius grilling in murder trial

    By Nomatter Ndebele PRETORIA (Reuters) - The prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius ended his five-day cross-examination of the double amputee track athlete on Tuesday with a stark summary of how he shot his girlfriend, insisting he killed her deliberately after an argument. "You fired…

    Reuters
  • Strike continues at Rio Olympic venues

    The two-week strike at Rio de Janeiro's main Olympic complex continued Wednesday despite an apparent settlement. Rio Mais, the consortium building the venues at Olympic Park, said in a statement that about 300 workers showed up for work on Wednesday, but were told by labor union leaders to walk…

    The Associated Press
  • Gay rights group sends petition to IOC

    More than 100,000 members of an international gay rights group have sent messages to the IOC urging changes to ensure that future Olympic host countries do not have discriminatory laws on their books. The group All Out reiterated its call on the International Olympic Committee to overhaul its…

    The Associated Press
  • PRESS BOX: NCAA approves unlimited meals for athletes

    The NCAA Legislative Council approved "well-being" policy changes on Tuesday that would permit unlimited meals and snacks to Division I student-athletes, pending final approval of the Board of Directors at an April 24 meeting. "Today, we took action to provide meals to student-athletes incidental…

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