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  • Pound says Russia still has 'credibility' issue ahead of Olympics

    Former World Anti-Doping Agency president Dick Pound said Thursday that it would be "very hard" to trust any Russian athlete at this year's Olympics Games in Rio should the country succeed in overturning its ban from international competition. It was a report produced by an independent commission…

    AFP
  • Panthers re-sign Jaromir Jagr to one-year deal

    The 44-year-old forward led the Panthers with 66 points last season, logging 27goals and 39 assists in 79 games.

    Sporting News
  • Kidney transplant recipient Merritt eyes Rio Olympics and...Hollywood

    Just 248 days after he underwent a kidney transplant, Olympic gold medallist Aries Merritt will on Friday take part in the first Diamond League meeting of the season. The 30-year-old American will be taking his first steps in international competition since his life-changing surgery and, he hopes,…

    AFP
  • Kentucky Derby Favorite Is Named After NHL Player

    Gustav Nyquist is one of many Red Wings to lend a name to this owner.Keywords: Gustav Nyquist, Kentucky Derby, Horse Racing, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit, Nyquist, Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk, NHL, Hockey

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  • Clean methods only for Russia in Rio, top medic tells Putin

    MOSCOW (AP) -- The head of Russia's state medical agency has told President Vladimir Putin that Russian athletes will use ''clean technologies only'' in preparing for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

    The Associated Press
  • Australia rule out Cooper's Sevens selection for Rio

    Quade Cooper's Olympic dreams were dashed on Thursday when the former Wallabies flyhalf was ruled out of selection for Australia's Rugby Sevens side at this year's Rio Games. Capped 58 times, Cooper was part of the Wallabies squad that finished runners-up at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

    Reuters
  • Quade Cooper won't be part of Australia's 7s Olympic team

    SYDNEY (AP) -- France-based flyhalf Quade Cooper won't play for Australia's sevens team at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after being dropped by coach Andy Friend.

    The Associated Press
  • China eyes consolidation at Rio, excellence at Tokyo

    China aims to consolidate its existing strengths at this year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro before striving to achieve a "leading position" at the next summer Games in Tokyo in 2020, the country's sports ministry said on Thursday. Chinese athletes bagged the most gold medals at the 2008 Beijing…

    Reuters
  • Stanley Cup playoffs three stars: Penguins push Capitals to brink on Hornqvist's OT winner

    Suddenly, death to the Washington Capitals' historic season seems imminent.

    Sporting News
  • Novak Djokovic won't stay in Village for Rio Olympics

    Novak Djokovic says he wants to win gold at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and will not be staying at the athletes' village during the games. Djokovic lost to subsequent champion Andy Murray in the semifinals of the London Olympics in 2012, after winning the bronze for Serbia in Beijing in 2008. …

    The Associated Press
  • Aussie golfer Leishman to skip Olympics over Zika fears

    Golfer Marc Leishman pulled out of the Rio Olympics on Thursday over fears about the Zika virus and its possible impact on his wife, after fellow Australian Adam Scott also withdrew. Leishman is Australia's number three and after Scott's controversial move to skip Rio because of his busy schedule,…

    AFP
  • Eyes on Rio as Diamond League returns to Doha

    A strong field of some 80 current and former Olympic medallists will be competing in Doha, all with an eye on securing a good start before Brazil and, in some cases, imminent qualifiers ahead of Rio. In total, eight Olympics gold medallists will compete, as well as more than 40 athletes with World…

    AFP
  • Yahoo DFS Hockey: Thursday Picks

    Sasha Yodashkin looks at both games tonight featuring the remaining four Western Conference teams, and leans toward a handful of Predators set to deliver value at home in Game 4.

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  • Coyotes to make John Chayka, 26, youngest GM in pro sports history

    John Chayka has only been with the Coyotes for a year. He'll soon be in charge.

    Sporting News
  • Adam Scott defends Olympics decision: 'I'm far from abandoning my country'

    Other stars like Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy have embraced the 2016 Games as "a dream come true" with golf's Olympic future uncertain.

    Sporting News
  • USA Luge National Team named for 2016-2017 season

    LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) -- Three-time Olympian Erin Hamlin and Chris Mazdzer head USA Luge's national team that will race World Cup next season.

    The Associated Press
  • Phelps skips Olympic prep meet

    US swimming star Michael Phelps has withdrawn from a meeting in Atlanta next week he had been planning to use as part of his preparations for the Olympics, organizers have confirmed. A statement on the May 13-15 Atlanta Classic Swim Meet website said Phelps had informed them he would no longer be…

    AFP
  • Patience rewarded with Olympic berth

    Olympic sailing silver medalist Luke Patience was named in Britain's Rio Olympic squad on Wednesday after having to re-qualify when his previous 470 class partner Elliot Willis was diagnosed with bowel cancer. Patience, who won silver at London 2012 with Stuart Bithell, will compete at the Games…

    Reuters
  • Ex minister nominated to head 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games

    South Korean organizers have officially selected former government minister Lee Hee-beom as the new head of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Lee was nominated Wednesday, a day after the sudden resignation of Cho Yang-ho as president of the local organizing committee.

    The Associated Press