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  • French pair wins ice dancing gold at figure skating worlds

    Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron registered the first major surprise of the figure skating world championships, vaulting from fourth place to win the gold in ice dancing on Friday with an expressive, passion-filled free dance performance. The young French duo - Papadakis is 19 and Cizeron…

    The Associated Press47 mins ago
  • 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…

    The Associated Press
  • 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…

    AFP
  • 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
  • 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…

    The Associated Press
  • Tuktamysheva lands triple axel, takes women's lead at worlds

    Elizaveta Tuktamysheva has been so far ahead of the rest of the women's figure skating field this season, she didn't think twice about adding a much more difficult element to her repertoire of high-flying jumps. The 18-year-old Russian landed a triple axel on her first leap of the figure skating…

    The Associated Press
  • 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.

    The Associated Press
  • 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.

    AFP
  • Duhamel, Radford dominate figure skating world championships

    Canada's Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford inched towards clinching the world title in Shanghai Wednesday, taking the lead in the pairs short program by a huge four points. Their nearest opponents, China's Pang Qing and Tong Jian, scored 72.59, but will need to perform miracles to overcome the…

    AFP
  • 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.

    The Associated Press
  • 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…

    Reuters
  • 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…

    CBS Sports
  • 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…

    The Associated Press
  • 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…

    CBS Sports
  • 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…

    CBS Sports
  • 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…

    CBS Sports
  • 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…

    CBS Sports
  • 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…

    Reuters