Winter Olympics

  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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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  • NHL Playoff Power Rankings: Stanley Cup favorites & long shots

    Rating the NHL's playoff teams from No. 1 to No. 16: The Chicago Blackhawks try to become the first repeat champions since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and '98, but the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins – and Anaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings and St. Louis Blues and on…

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  • Eugene, Doha and Barcelona bid for 2019 worlds

    Eugene is bidding to bring track and field's world championships to the United States for the first time. The IAAF said Tuesday the Oregon city is one of three candidates in contention for the 2019 championships, along with Doha, Qatar, and Barcelona, Spain. The contenders were announced at the…

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  • 2013-14 NHL Awards: Runaway MVP Sidney Crosby & tight trophy races

    Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby stands alone as the NHL's most valuable player and leading Hart Trophy candidate this season, but the races for the Norris, Vezina, Calder, Selke and Jack Adams are much more hotly contested.

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  • Hockey title puts tiny Union on the sports map

    After tiny Union College toppled the heavyweights of hockey for the national title, its president, Stephen Ainlay, couldn't resist a little cheerleading. ''How about them Dutchmen!?'' Ainlay shouted Monday to a room full of accepted students, who promptly broke out in a thunderous roar. At a…

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  • Doping ban reversed for Olympic champion Lee

    The Badminton World Federation has reversed a one-year ban handed to Olympic gold medalist Lee Yon-dae for failing to comply with doping requirements. Lee and fellow South Korean player Kim Ki-jung are eligible to resume competition immediately after the Malaysia-based BWF found that the…

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  • Swimming legend Phelps to return to pool

    Olympic swimming superstar Michael Phelps, who retired from the sport after taking six medals at the 2012 London Olympics, will make his competitive comeback next week at a US Grand Prix series event in Mesa, Arizona, USA Swimming announced. The American returned to the anti-doping test programme…

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  • Phelps will be racing himself in swimming comeback

    Michael Phelps will be facing quite an opponent when he returns to the pool. It will be his first competitive meet since the 2012 London Olympics, where he won the last of his 18 golds and 22 medals overall - a staggering total no one else comes close to. Both attempted to qualify for the London…

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  • Brendan Shanahan's low-key power grab with the Maple Leafs: 'I’m not here for big speeches'

    The Toronto Maple Leafs introduced Brendan Shanahan as the team's president and alternate governor on Monday. Shanahan said little in terms of specifics, but he represents credibility and progress for a franchise that could use a good helping of both.

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  • Reinvigorated Michael Phelps to return to pool with eye on 2016 Olympics

    The Olympic great plans to get things started at the Arena Grand Prix at Mesa, Ariz., on April 24-26.

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  • Pistorius 'using emotions as an escape', prosecutor says

    By Helen Nyambura-Mwaura PRETORIA (Reuters) - The prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial on Monday accused the track star of using emotional breakdowns under cross-examination to evade answering questions about the night he killed his girlfriend. The Olympic and Paralympic sprinter, who…

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  • Krakow bid to meet after resignation of '22 chief

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Polish organizers of Krakow's candidacy for the 2022 Winter Olympics will meet Thursday to decide on their next steps following the resignation of the bid leader.

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  • Poland hopes to host 2022 Games despite setback

    Poland still has a chance to host the 2022 Winter Games despite the resignation of the bid committee president, Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Sunday. Jagna Marczulajtis-Walczak resigned Saturday under media allegations that her husband, Andrzej Walczak, sought journalists' support for the games…

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