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  • Rio Paralympic organizers worry about ticket sales but promise great show

    Brazil's top organizer for the coming Rio Paralympics tells AFP that empty stadiums are a worry, amid struggles to sell tickets 100 days from kickoff. The Paralympics take place September 7-18 in the wake of the Summer Olympics, the first ever held in South America. About 4,350 athletes from 170…

  • Paris Olympic bid leader: Roof at Roland Garros not crucial

    While essential for the French Open, a roof over center court at Roland Garros is ''not crucial'' for Paris' bid to host the 2024 Olympics, the city's bid leader said Monday as heavy rain washed out play at the clay-court Grand Slam for the first time in 16 years. The French Open is the only major…

    The Associated Press
  • Pau Gasol Is Considering Skipping The Rio Olympics Because Of The Zika Virus

    As the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro draw closer, concerns are growing among athletes about the Zika virus and the safety of the games. Maybe the most high-profile athlete to express these concerns publicly is Pau Gasol, who is slated to play for the Spanish men’s basketball team in Rio. …

  • OIympic ski medalist Hudec to transfer from Canada to Czechs

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- The Canadian Alpine ski team says Olympic bronze medalist Jan Hudec has switched to the Czech Republic team.

    The Associated Press
  • WHO says Zika response plan only 13 percent funded

    The World Health Organization's Zika response programme is only 13 percent funded, "severely" compromising efforts to combat the virus that is increasingly becoming a global threat, the UN agency said Monday. The UN agency has rejected a call from 150 international doctors to change the timing or…

  • Pau Gasol considering skipping Olympics because of Zika

    Pau Gasol is considering not playing at the Olympics because of the Zika virus. The Spanish basketball player said Monday there is too much uncertainty about the situation in Brazil and anyone going to Rio de Janeiro for the games should ''think about'' whether it's worth the risk. The Chicago…

    The Associated Press
  • Kenyan-born runner set for third Olympics for Bosnia

    MRAKOVICA (Bosnie-Herzégovine) (AFP) - She started running on the plains of her native Kenya and today trains in dark Balkan forests. Now marathoner Lucia Kimani is set to become Bosnia's first athlete to compete in three Olympic games. Kimani, then 23, was an unknown runner among a number of…

  • Paralympics 100 days away; city planning ticket give-away

    Tickets sales for the Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games are lagging, but they are getting a big boost from an unexpected source - the city of Rio de Janeiro. Philip Craven, the head of the International Paralympic Committee , told The Associated Press in an interview that 33 percent of 2.5 million…

    The Associated Press
  • Anderson, Mellouli win freestyles at Speedo Grand Challenge

    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) -- American Haley Anderson and Ous Mellouli of Tunisia won distance freestyle titles Sunday night at the Speedo Grand Challenge.

    The Associated Press
  • Germany's 'blade jumper' still hopes for Olympics chance

    Germany's paralympic long-jump champion Markus Rehm still hopes to compete against able-bodied athletes at August's Olympics after a study published Monday said it was unclear whether his carbon-fibre prosthesis gave him an advantage. The study, published by the German sports university in…

  • Farah to focus on racing not Zika virus

    Reigning 10,000 metre world champion Mo Farah says predictions of traffic chaos didn't ground the London Olympics to a halt and the Zika virus shouldn't stop the Rio Games from being a success. The 33-year-old Farah, who is considered the most dominant long distance runner in the world, said he is…

  • Somebody Simulated The 2016 Stanley Cup Final Using 'NHL 94'

    Will the San Jose Sharks take home their first Cup, or will Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins be the champions once again? Or, if you are really on the ball, you could watch this sim of the Stanley Cup Final done in NHL ’94. NHL ’94 is the game that really took the NHL series of games to…

    Mon, May 30
    8:00 PM EDT
    San Jose at Pittsburgh
    Preview Game
  • Tennis federation head: 'An awful lot of work' needed in Rio

    The head of the International Tennis Federation said Sunday that there is ''still an awful lot of work that needs to go on'' to have his sport's venue ready for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in August. The tennis competition is scheduled to begin on the morning of Aug. 6, the day after the opening…

    The Associated Press
  • The newest face of US water polo didn't come from California

    Donna Johnson just wanted her five children to be safe around the pool at her Miami home. Swim lessons turned into meets when their instructor told Donna Johnson her children were so good she had nothing left to teach them. When Ashleigh and her siblings continued to show athletic potential as…

    The Associated Press
  • 'Delusional' to think London Games dirtiest ever - Coe

    London Olympics chief Sebastian Coe said it would be "delusional" to think the 2012 Games in the British capital may have been the dirtiest in history in the wake of more positive drugs tests. A total of 23 positive results came from 265 retested samples, the International Olympic Committee said,…

  • Patience pays off for Polish-born kayaker competing for US

    Rather than chasing gold, silver or bronze at the last Olympics, Michal Smolen decided he'd rather wait for the red, white and blue. Born in Poland but living in the United States, the kayaker could've gone back to his native country for a chance to compete under its flag in London.

    The Associated Press
  • David Accam scores, Fire ties Timber 1-1

    BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) -- David Accam scored for the first time in more than two months to help the Chicago Fire tie the Portland Timbers 1-1 on Saturday night.

    The Associated Press
  • Russians sweep men's 50 freestyle at Speedo Grand Challenge

    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) -- Vladimir Morozov led a Russian sweep of the 50-meter freestyle at the Speedo Grand Challenge on Saturday night.

    The Associated Press
  • Serena concerned by Zika at Olympics, Djokovic thinks of Brazilians

    Serena Williams admitted Saturday that the health dangers posed by the Zika virus in Rio ahead of the Olympics are a serious concern while Novak Djokovic pleaded for the impact on Brazilians not to be under-estimated. An open letter addressed to the World Health Organisation (WHO) signed by 150…

  • Djokovic urges wider concern over Zika

    By Pritha Sarkar PARIS (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic urged people to think about Brazilians who are having to live with the Zika outbreak on a daily basis rather than worrying about how the situation might affect those traveling to the country for the Rio Olympics in August. The World Health…