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  • French skipper Cammas to miss Rio after major leg surgery

    French America's Cup yachtsman Franck Cammas has undergone extensive surgery after breaking his leg in two places in a horrific training accident on Monday which has ruled him out of next year's Rio Olympics. The Groupama Team France skipper's absence from the 2016 Games was confirmed by team…

    AFP16 mins ago
  • Rome won't hold referendum on bid for 2024 Olympics

    While Hamburg's bid for the 2020 Olympics was rejected by German voters, leaders of Rome's bid are sticking to their plans of avoiding a referendum. ''The citizens in Rome are very particular,'' bid ambassador Fiona May said Tuesday in an interview with The Associated Press. Rome's bid is…

    The Associated Press44 mins ago
  • Former sports official in South Africa killed by intruders

    A former high-ranking South African sports official was shot and killed early Tuesday by armed robbers at his Johannesburg home, the national Olympic committee said. Banele Sindani, who was a former chief executive of the South African Olympic committee, was 60. ''His passing was sudden and…

    The Associated Press
  • Tokyo government to pay a quarter of Olympic stadium cost

    The Tokyo city government agreed Tuesday to foot a quarter of the 158 billion yen ($1.3 billion) cost for the new stadium for the 2020 Olympics. The Tokyo government will pay 39.5 billion yen ($320.8 million) of the total cost. The national government will pay half, or 79.1 billion yen ($640…

    The Associated Press
  • Maple Leafs rookie shuts out Oilers in NHL debut

    Garret Sparks gets shut out in NHL Debut[MOBILE-AD-mobile_video_story_page_bottom]...

  • Yahoo DFS Hockey: Tuesday Picks

    Sasha Yodashkin offers picks for Tuesday's Yahoo game, including New Jersey's Patrik Elias, who has two goals in three games since his season debut.
  • Germany deals IOC and Bach a message: No thanks, to Olympics

    The rejection of Hamburg's bid for the 2024 Olympics in a referendum sent out another clear signal that the IOC still has a lot of work to do to convince cities that hosting the games is a boon not a burden. ''That's why referendums are held - to find out what the population wants, and obviously…

    The Associated Press
  • Thomas Bach: Hamburg bid rejection is 'missed opportunity'

    The rejection of Hamburg's bid for the 2024 Olympics marks a ''missed opportunity'' for the city and Germany, IOC President Thomas Bach said Monday. Hamburg withdrew its bid Sunday after it was defeated in a referendum by voters in the northern port city. ''The IOC of course respects the close…

    The Associated Press
  • Merkel regrets Hamburg's rejection of 2024 Olympic bid

    BERLIN (AP) -- A spokeswoman for Angela Merkel says the German chancellor regrets the decision by Hamburg residents to reject the city's bid for the 2024 Olympics.

    The Associated Press
  • Yahoo DFS Hockey: Monday Picks

    Neil Parker likes the recent play of the Islanders' Ryan Strome, who has a point in each outing since being recalled from his exile to the American Hockey League.
  • Shiffrin wins 2nd straight World Cup slalom in Aspen

    Think Mikaela Shiffrin is fast on race day? Shiffrin won back-to-back World Cup slalom races in Aspen, overcoming an early mistake in her final run Sunday to still win by a gigantic margin. Shiffrin insisted no one has even seen her best skiing yet.

    The Associated Press
  • Aksel Lund Svindal wins super-G for Lake Louise sweep

    LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) -- Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal won the super-G on Sunday to sweep the two opening World Cup races.

    The Associated Press
  • Hamburg voters reject 2024 Olympic bid in referendum

    Hamburg residents rejected the German port city's bid to host the 2024 Olympics in a public referendum on Sunday. Around 650,000 - or half - of the eligible 1.3 million voters in Hamburg had their say. The International Olympic Committee will select the host city in September 2017.

    The Associated Press
  • Svindal claims double Canadian triumph

    Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal followed up a downhill triumph with a victory in Sunday's Alpine Ski World Cup men's super-G race at Lake Louise. It was the eighth career victory on the Canadian piste for Svindal, a two-time world downhill and overall champion who captured Sunday's super-G in 1min…

  • Shiffrin takes back-to-back Alpine Skiing triumphs

    Reigning world and Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin won Sunday's Alpine Skiing World Cup women's slalom race by 2.65 seconds, giving her back-to-back triumphs before home supporters. In fact, only a botched finish to Friday's giant slalom prevented the 20-year-old American from a treble sweep at…

  • Hamburg residents vote against 2024 Games bid

    Hamburg's bid to host the 2024 Olympics fell at the first hurdle on Sunday when residents voted 'No' in a crunch referendum as the German public again torpedoed plans to host a Games. Hamburg is now out of the race, leaving Budapest, Paris, Los Angeles and Rome as the candidate cities bidding to…

  • Hamburg mayor Olaf Scholz says city's bid to host 2024 Olympics rejected in referendum

    HAMBURG, Germany (AP) -- Hamburg mayor Olaf Scholz says city's bid to host 2024 Olympics rejected in referendum.

    The Associated Press