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  • 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,…

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  • 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.

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  • Hazards at Rio Olympic course: legal, political, ecological

    The golf course for the 2016 Olympics has been embroiled in legal wrangling since the day three years ago when American golf architect Gil Hanse won the design contest over other bidders including Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. Local prosecutors have sued wealthy developer Pasquale Mauro about…

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  • Rio signs deal with Airbnb

    Organizers of next year's Rio Olympics said Wednesday they have struck a deal with online accommodation provider Airbnb to provide thousands of fans with a place to stay during the three-week extravaganza. Details of the deal for Airbnb to provide 20,000 rooms during the first Games in South…

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  • Rio mayor unveils controversial Olympic golf course

    Rio de Janeiro's mayor unveiled the city's controversial Olympic golf course on Wednesday and laid out an ardent defense of a project that has been criticized by environmental activists and is at the center of legal wranglings.

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  • Rio mayor in spirited golf defence

    Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Brushing aside protests by ecologists at the choice of a nature reserve for an Olympic golf course, Rio's mayor on Wednesday gave a spirited defence of the project.

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  • Alice McKennis wins super-G crown at nationals

    CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) -- Alice McKennis capped off a comeback season with her first national title, winning the super-G on Wednesday at the U.S. Alpine Championships.

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  • Canadians steal spotlight from Chinese lovebirds

    (Reuters) - North America ruled on the first day of the world championships after Canadian pair Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford produced a flawless skate to steal the spotlight from Chinese stalwarts Pang Qing and Tong Jian on Wednesday. With Americans Madison Chock and Evan Bates setting the…

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  • Senators coach: Stop throwing burgers, donate to food banks instead

    As fun as it might be, there’s been a recent outcry regarding the waste of perfectly good (if unhealthy) food. One such person that would like to see the tradition altered is Senators head coach Dave Cameron. I heard a nice thing on the way in today on the radio about, I think there was a comment…

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  • Beijing renews 2022 Winter Olympics air quality assurances

    Leaders of Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics said Wednesday the capital's notorious air pollution will be much improved by the time of the games. The vice president of the bid committee, Zhang Jiandong, told reporters that air quality at the rural sites for the skiing and sliding events…

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  • Rangers G Henrik Lundqvist to dress, back up Cam Talbot Thursday

    Head coach Alain Vigneault confirmed Wednesday that Lundqvist will dress for Thursday night’s game against the Ottawa Senators, but he will be Cam Talbot’s backup. Though Lundqvist will return in the No. 2 role, Vigneault affirmed that King Henrik is still the No. 1 on the team despite the…

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  • WATCH: Patrick Kane's unreal stickhandling skills in GoPro video

    After sharing the ice with teammate Jonathan Toews in a recent GoPro video, Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane got the ice all to himself to show off the stickhandling skills that helped him become one of the league’s biggest stars. Perhaps you’ll recall the insane stickhandling video Kane did…

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  • Flyers owner Ed Snider on being patient for a winner: ' that'

    Philadelphia Flyers owner Ed Snider has been there from the beginning. The longevity is impressive, but his long run with the club also means that he’s as aware as anyone else of the 40 years since the last Stanley Cup in Philadelphia. With the way things went in Philly this season, that Stanley…

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  • Central Division race still NHL's tightest, perhaps most important

    With just a couple of weeks remaining in the NHL regular season there are still a few playoff spots and division titles up for grabs. The defending Stanley Cup champions Los Angeles Kings are fighting for a playoff spot while the Calgary Flames look to continue their magical season and hold them…

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  • Munich would have got 2022 Games 'on silver platter'

    Munich would have easily defeated Beijing and Almaty in the race to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics if they had gone ahead with a bid, according to German sports chief Alfons Hoermann. "It is bitter that Almaty and Beijing are the only ones left," he told a regional event on Tuesday evening. "It…

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  • Beijing official says Chinese have no need for blocked websites

    By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - If Beijing is successful in its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics then foreigners who attend will get uncensored Internet access, but this isn't an issue for Chinese who "don't like" sites like Facebook and Twitter, an official said on Wednesday. China keeps a…

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  • NHL Daily Picks: Blackhawks continue pursuit of Central leaders

    Welcome to the NHL Daily Picks, where CBS hockey writers Chris Peters and Adam Gretz share their predictions for select games every day. The Blackhawks have been looking up at the St. Louis Blues and Nashville Predators in the Central standings for much of the season. With two games in hand on…

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