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  • US beats Finland 4-1 in women's world hockey

    MALMO, Sweden (AP) -- Hilary Knight had two goals and an assist and the United States beat Finland 4-1 on Sunday to improve to 2-0 in Pool A play in the women's world hockey championships.

    The Associated Press
  • Chodounsky defends slalom title at US Alpine Championships

    A broken ski pole didn't discourage David Chodounsky in his first run. Chodounsky successfully defended his slalom title Sunday with a fast second run in the last event at the U.S. Alpine Championships. He edged AJ Ginnis by 0.15 seconds. First-run leader Tim Kelley was third.

    The Associated Press
  • Winter Olympics inspectors positive after Beijing visit

    IOC inspectors left Beijing Sunday after offering praise for the Chinese capital's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics that, if successful, would make it the first city to hold both the winter and summer games. The inspectors' departure follows a news conference at which Evaluation Commission…

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  • US opens women's hockey worlds with win over Canada

    MALMO, Sweden (AP) -- Jocelyne Lamoureux, Kacey Bellamy and Kendall Coyne scored power-play goals in the first period and the United States opened the women's world hockey championships with a 4-2 victory over Canada on Saturday.

    The Associated Press
  • Shiffrin captures slalom title at US Alpine Championships

    Over the years, Mikaela Shiffrin has been patiently refining her technique, trying to get it just perfect. Shiffrin added another title to her impressive collection, winning the slalom by a huge margin Saturday at the U.S. Alpine Championships. The 20-year-old from Eagle-Vail, Colorado, finished…

    The Associated Press
  • Chobani Loaded Baked Potato

    A favorite family classic gets a twist in this loaded baked potato topped with Chobani Greek Yogurt instead of sour cream.

  • Fernandez, Tuktamysheva take golds at figure skating worlds

    Javier Fernandez is used to breaking barriers as a figure skater from Spain, a country without a long winter sports tradition. He was the first Spanish man to win a medal at a Grand Prix figure skating event and the European championships, and the first to compete in figure skating in the Olympics…

    The Associated Press
  • Move over 'Phantom,' Coldplay getting air time at worlds

    It wouldn't be figure skating without Andrew Lloyd Webber. ''Phantom of the Opera'' is so popular a choice for skaters that the composer's music was on repeat at the world figure skating championships on Saturday as three men in a row chose it for their free skate programs. ''Phantom'' came on…

    The Associated Press
  • Tim Jitloff defends giant slalom title at nationals

    No matter the course or on which side of the coast, Tim Jitloff finds a way to rule the giant slalom at nationals. He finished in a combined time of 2 minutes, 16.26 seconds, edging Tommy Ford, the leader after the first run, by 0.42 seconds. Nick Cohee was third. Jitloff's first national title…

    The Associated Press
  • After winning water polo gold at 19, Steffens ready for more

    When Maggie Steffens learned that a 2-year-old girl in Chicago had posed poolside with a stern game face and deemed herself the next Steffens, the U.S. water polo star immediately played along in the fun. Steffens posted their pictures on Twitter and Instagram, praising the toddler's focused…

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  • Airbnb becomes sponsor of 2016 Olympics in Rio

    Rio de Janeiro's hotel bed shortage was eased on Friday, as online home share startup Airbnb inked a deal to be the official ''alternative accommodations'' sponsor of the 2016 Olympic games. The deal, which saw Airbnb pay an undisclosed amount to local Olympic organizers, means official Olympic…

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  • Beijing pledges free internet, optimum use of 2008 venues

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - Beijing's Olympic experience and infrastructure are key in delivering a successful 2022 winter Games, senior bid official Wu Jingmi said on Friday, pledging also free internet during the event. The bid's Deputy Secretary General told Reuters that the use of…

  • CAS defends its position in Claudia Pechstein doping case

    The legal challenge in Germany over five-time Olympic speedskating champion Claudia Pechstein's doping case endangers the entire international arbitration system, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said Friday. CAS issued its first statement addressing the decision of a Munich appeals court in…

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  • Defending champion Hanyu leads after short program at worlds

    Yuzuru Hanyu only had a matter of weeks to prepare to defend his title at the world figure skating championships after a string of injuries and mishaps kept him off the ice for much of an unlucky season. ''I made an error on the quad toeloop, but my physical condition is nothing to worry about,''…

    The Associated Press
  • Beijing assures Olympic security as 2022 bid inspections end

    Chinese officials say they would provide high security for a Winter Olympics in Beijing, as IOC evaluators wrap up their five-day inspection tour of the city's 2022 bid. Bid official Zhang Jiandong told reporters Friday that Beijing had a proven track record in providing security for the millions…

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  • Tearful swimmer Park Tae-Hwan apologises for failed dope test

    Disgraced South Korean swim star Park Tae-Hwan made an emotional public apology over his failed doping test on Friday, fighting back tears and begging to be forgiven. "I sincerely apologise ... It's all my fault," Park said in his first press conference since being slapped with an 18-month…

  • IOC urged to back synchronised skating

    The head of the world governing body for skating Thursday called on Olympic chiefs to "decide positively" ahead of an announcement on whether synchronised skating could become a fixture at the Winter Games. The introduction of the sport would be in the "interests" of the public, Ottavio Cinquanta,…

  • O'Brien wins giant slalom title at US Alpine Championships

    CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) -- Teenager Nina O'Brien captured the giant slalom title Thursday at the U.S. Alpine Championships against a field that was filled with World Cup veterans.

    The Associated Press