Winter Olympics

  • Swim star Phelps beaten in first final of comeback

    Mesa (United States) (AFP) - Michael Phelps settled for second place in his first final in 20 months, but the swimming superstar showed just how serious his comeback bid is. Phelps, whose record 22 Olympic medals include an astonishing 18 golds, was beaten in the 100m butterfly final at the Mesa…

    AFP37 mins ago
  • US ski coach gets 4 months for money laundering

    The head coach of the U.S. Alpine speed team, Andreas Evers, was fired by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association on Thursday, hours after the Austrian was sentenced to four months in prison plus 20 months on probation for money laundering. ''Core values, including integrity, are a cultural mainstay…

    The Associated Press
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  • Champion Canadian skier John Kucera retiring

    Canadian skier John Kucera is retiring after a career in which he won a world downhill title and was sidelined three seasons by a broken leg. The 29-year-old Kucera won three World Cup medals, two of them in Lake Louise, Alberta. Kucera ski at the Sochi Olympics because of a severe inner ear…

    The Associated Press
  • Canadian speedskater Warsylewicz retires

    REGINA, Saskatchewan (AP) -- Olympic speedskater Justin Warsylewicz, who won a silver medal at the 2006 Turin Games, plans to retire.

    The Associated Press
  • Phelps tops 100m fly qualifying in return

    Mesa (United States) (AFP) - Olympic superstar Michael Phelps cruised out of retirement on Thursday, clocking the top qualifying time in the 100m butterfly at the Mesa Grand Prix, his first race in 20 months. Phelps, competing for the first time since the 2012 London Olympics, won his heat in the…

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  • Sudan to host pre-Olympic football qualifiers tournament

    Sudan has been picked to host East and Central Africa's first ever pre-Olympic football qualifying competition this year in a bid to enhance its chances of reaching the 2016 games. Nicholas Musonye, the secretary of the East and Central Africa Football Federation (CECAFA) said the under-23…

  • Hanyu determined to build on success of Sochi

    Yuzuru Hanyu has barely had time to dwell on the Olympic and world titles he won in the first quarter of 2014, yet he's already thinking about how to improve for next season. Hanyu became the first Japanese man to claim Olympic gold in figure skating when he won at Sochi in February, making him…

    The Associated Press
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  • NHL suspends Matt Cooke for 7 games: Why did Wild forward return to outlaw ways?

    The NHL's 7-game suspension of repeat offender Matt Cooke is harsher than it appears, but the bigger question is why the Wild forward crossed the line – again – after seemingly changing his ways.

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  • No promises, no pressure as Phelps plunges back in

    Mesa (United States) (AFP) - Michael Phelps plunges back into competitive swimming on Thursday, unsure if his comeback will yield more Olympic glory but confident it won't diminish his past achievements. "I know if I really want to compete at a high level, I have to be ready by this summer," said…

  • Phelps eager to plunge back in

    Mesa (United States) (AFP) - Michael Phelps returns to competition on Thursday for the first time since 2012, and the swimming superstar doesn't know just what to expect or where his comeback will take him. "I am looking forward to wherever this road takes me, and I guess the journey will start…

  • NBC: Olympics show wide second-screen use

    Slightly more than half of the people who watched the Sochi Olympics on NBC also used a computer, tablet or smartphone to get information about the games while the TV was on, the network said Wednesday. NBC closely studies how Americans follow the action partly because the Olympics are a huge…

    The Associated Press
  • Another gut-check for the Blues, another determined defending champion standing in the way of the Stanley Cup

    The St. Louis Blues have been down this road before, with an early series lead on a defending Stanley Cup champion. This time, the Blues believe they're ready to knock off the Chicago Blackhawks and take a run at the Cup themselves.

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  • 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
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  • 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
  • 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.

    Yahoo Sports
  • 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…

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