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  • Latvia's Melbardis, Dreiskens win bobsled race

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- Latvia's Oskars Melbardis and brakeman Daumants Dreiskens won the World Cup two-man bobsled race Friday night at Canada Olympic Park.

    The Associated Press
  • Canada's Vathje races to first World Cup skeleton win

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- Canada's Elisabeth Vathje raced to her first World Cup skeleton victory Friday, winning on her hometown course in only her second career event.

    The Associated Press
  • Olympian faces mischief charge in car vandalism

    LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (AP) -- An Olympic medalist from southeastern Indiana faces a charge of criminal mischief after police say he threw rocks at vehicles and caused more than $8,000 in damage.

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  • Nyman in a hurry to land leading role

    By Patrick Lang VAL GARDENA, Italy (Reuters) - Steven Nyman wants to become more than a one-race wonder. The 32-year-old claimed a third career World Cup downhill victory on Friday, all of which have come on the testing Saslong course at the Italian resort of Val Gardena. Now, the man who used to…

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  • Shipulin wins biathlon sprint in Slovenia

    POKLJUKA, Slovenia (AP) -- Anton Shipulin of Russia shot clean to win a men's 10-kilometer sprint on Friday for his first biathlon World Cup victory of the season.

    The Associated Press
  • WATCH: Ducks' Cam Fowler taken out by linesman leading to Senators goal

    The Anaheim Ducks were already having a rough night in Ottawa on Friday night, and then luck started working against them too. With the Ducks trailing 4-2 in the third period, Ottawa's Mike Hoffman scored to increase his team's lead with his 10th goal of the season, finishing off an odd-man rush…

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  • LOOK: A bunch of Jets fans have cutouts of Claude Julien's face

    Since their return to the NHL, Winnipeg Jets fans have made a habit out of picking one person from the opposing team and making it their mission to heckle him for the duration of the game. 

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  • WATCH: Patrik Elias stuns Evgeni Nabokov with spin-o-rama shot

    The NHL banned players from using the spin-o-rama move during shootouts, but as New Jersey Devils forward Patrik Elias demonstrated on Friday night it's still not only very legal during actual game play, it can also be pretty useful. 

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  • Five talking points for sports in 2014

    By Gene Cherry Five talking points for sports in 2014: 1. Soccer World Cup It began as a chance for fun-loving Brazilians to take back soccer's biggest honor but ended in humiliation for the hosts in what was widely regarded as one of the best ever World Cups. After years of doubt whether Brazil as…

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  • Biggest sporting flops of 2014

    (Reuters) - Five of the biggest sporting flops from 2014: Brazil (Soccer) Anything less than a World Cup win on home soil was always going to be seen as a failure but nobody could have predicted Brazil would suffer a 7-1 semi-final drubbing by Germany, one of the greatest shocks in soccer history.…

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  • Billion-dollar Sochi Games a sporting success

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - The Sochi 2014 winter Olympics have gone down in history as the most expensive sports event ever organized with a staggering cost of more than $51 billion. The legacy left by Russia's first winter Games is one of gleaming purpose-built arenas with little or no…

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  • Rio Mayor: 2016 Olympic spending transparent, open

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Promising complete transparency, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes said Friday that local organizers were ''completely open'' to financial audits of the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics.

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  • Five best performances of 2014

    By Larry Fine (Reuters) - Five best sporting performances of 2014: 1. MADISON BUMGARNER (BASEBALL) San Francisco pitcher Madison Bumgarner saved the day and the World Series for the Giants with a Game Seven effort that capped a record-breaking performance in the Fall Classic. The 25-year-old…

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  • Scandals leave cloud over memorable 2014

    By Julian Linden SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A year which was supposed to showcase the virtues of modern sport was instead smeared by a series of scandals that exposed the ugly underbelly of the games people love. On the fields of play, the action in 2014 was at times breathtaking. A German team,…

    Reuters
  • Too many skiers, not enough snow: French resort turns to quotas

    With no chill in the air and very little snow around, one French ski resort that has been blessed with snowfall has been forced to impose quotas to prevent a run on its slopes. As we are nearly the only station open in the Haute-Savoie region, we are expecting serious crowds," said Stephane…

    AFP
  • US skier Nyman wins Gardena downhill for 3rd time

    VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) -- With performances like this, Steven Nyman should have no problem regaining his funding from the U.S. Ski Team.

    The Associated Press
  • Nyman wins Val Gardena downhill Alpine skiing

    Steven Nyman won Friday's men's downhill, the American's third World Cup win, all on Val Gardena's Saslong slope. Nyman clocked a time of 1min 55.89sec to beat Norway's Kjetil Jansrud by 31 hundredths of a second, and Italy's Dominik Paris (1:15). The 32-year-old United States skier was adding to…

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  • Pope says will not be around in 10 years

    Pope Francis said Friday he will not still be in the Vatican in ten years' time. Greeting athletes and officials from the Italian National Olympic Committee, the 78-year-old pontiff wished them well with their bid to host the 2024 Games, but said he would not be around to watch them. "Dear…

    AFP
  • VIDEO: Penguins' 'Christmas Vacation' parody is really something

    What do you get when you combine a beloved holiday movie, hockey players and some of the worst acting you've ever seen? Penguins players, broadcaster Mike Lange and even general manager Jim Rutherford, among others, got in on the act as they parodied the holiday classic National Lampoon's…

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