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  • USOC 'will not prevent athletes from competing' over Zika

    The United States Olympic Committee has refuted an "inaccurate" report that it had advised American athletes to reconsider competing in the Rio Games because of Zika virus fears. "The reports that the USOC has advised US athletes to reconsider competing in Rio due to the Zika virus are 100 percent…

  • Here's Proof That Sidney Crosby Is Absolutely Unstoppable Right Now

    Sidney Crosby scored an amazing goal against the Anaheim Ducks despite being hooked and falling down.

  • Exclusive: U.S. athletes should consider not attending Olympics if fear Zika - officials

    By Daniel Bases and Joshua Schneyer NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States Olympic Committee told U.S. sports federations that athletes and staff concerned for their health over the Zika virus should consider not going to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in August. The message was delivered in a…

  • Slalom skier Shiffrin set to return to World Cup action

    US slalom queen Mikaela Shiffrin will make her World Cup return from a knee injury suffered in December in a slalom at Crans Montana on Monday. Shiffrin, who returned to training on snow on January 31, said in a post on her Facebook page that the race -- added to the schedule in place of a…

  • Rio 2016 cutbacks give cause for concern

    Rowing and other sports expressed concern on Monday at the consequences of budget cuts at the Rio Olympics. An economic downturn in Brazil has forced 2016 Games organisers to ditch plans for a 4,000 capacity floating stand at the Olympic rowing site on the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon. As a result…

  • Russia minister denies cycling problems despite doping cases

    Russia's sports minister on Monday denied there were "problems of any kind" in Russian cycling despite several doping cases in recent days. "I fully trust the athletes and trainers," sports minister Vitaly Mutko told state news agency TASS, referring to the national cycling team. Russia's…

  • Isinbayeva to miss indoor season with leg injury: coach

    Russian pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva will miss the remainder of the indoor season after tearing a muscle in her left leg at the weekend, her coach Yevgeny Trofimov said Monday. "Yelena (Isinbayeva) underwent medical testing after suffering the injury," the Allsport agency quoted Trofimov as…

  • Yahoo DFS Hockey: Monday Picks

    Sasha Yodashkin picks for the Monday Yahoo NHL slate include Victor Hedman, who is hot and faces a terrible defense in Ottawa.
  • Canada's St-Gelais, Hamelin win short track World Cup 500s

    DRESDEN, Germany (AP) -- Canadian speed skaters Marianne St-Gelais and Charles Hamelin won 500 meter races at a short track World Cup meet on Sunday.

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  • Men's ski jump cancelled due to bad weather

    OSLO, Norway (AP) -- The men's individual ski jump World Cup competition was cancelled on Sunday due to bad weather conditions.

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  • Vonn third as Gut wins Super-G in Garmisch

    US ski queen Lindsey Vonn had to settle for third on Sunday as Switzerland's Lara Gut won the women's World Cup Super-G race in Garmisch. Vonn had picked up the 76th win of her career in winning Saturday's downhill with a commanding display down the Kandahar to finish a second and a half ahead of…

  • Germany's Arndt wins 4-man bob World Cup race, European gold

    Maximilian Arndt of Germany won a four-man bobsled World Cup race on Sunday to extend his standings lead and take the European title. Arndt piloted his bob to a two-run combined time 0.18 seconds faster than Benjamin Maier of Austria, the surprise silver medalist. Maier was fifth in the first run…

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  • Johaug blitzes opposition to win World Cup cross-country

    Norway's Therese Johaug blitzed the opposition to win the 30-kilometer cross-country World Cup meet on Sunday. Johaug set a blistering pace from the start and didn't let up throughout the classical-style race, beating fellow Norwegian Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg by 3 minutes 46.5 seconds, for the…

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  • Korean skier earns applause at 2018 Olympics test event

    JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean skier Kim Hyeon-tae had a modest goal in his World Cup debut: to finish within five seconds of the winner.

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  • Janka wins super-G at 2018 Olympics test by large margin

    Former overall World Cup champion Carlo Janka won the super-G test event for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics by a large margin Sunday, while several pre-race favorites failed to finish their runs in a race that was much more challenging than the downhill a day earlier. The Swiss racer clocked 1…

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  • Janka wins super-G in Jeongseon

    Carlo Janka of Switzerland took the Alpine Ski World Cup men's super-G race in South Korea on Sunday, his first career victory in the discipline. The 2010 Olympic giant slalom champion posted a time of 1 min, 26.16 seconds at Jeongseon Alpine Centre in South Korea, which is hosting the World Cup…

  • Teens Wang, Jha advance at US table tennis trials

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Teenagers Crystal Wang and Kanak Jha won qualifying tournaments Saturday night on the final day of the U.S. Open table tennis trials.

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