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  • Stanley Cup to visit Kentucky Derby contender Nyquist

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The Stanley Cup is coming to the Kentucky Derby.

    The Associated Press
  • 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
  • Google lets you explore Rio Olympic venues with ‘enhanced’ maps

    Besides plenty of local visitors, the International Olympic Committee predicts at least half a million people from overseas will descend on Rio de Janeiro for the Games in August. No doubt lots of them will be carrying smartphones, probably loaded with Google Maps, an app certain to be…

    Digital Trends
  • Tuesday's Sports In Brief

    There's a very good chance the Miami Marlins' two-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Puerto Rico will not be held there because of concerns about the Zika virus, a person familiar with the situation. Marlins players attended a seminar on Zika that heightened concerns about playing the…

    The Associated Press
    Wed, May 4
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    Arizona at Miami
    Preview Game
  • Hopeless in Brazil: One man's struggle in shadow of Olympic flame

    Ivan Melo couldn't be bothered to watch the Olympic torch pass by his store. He was busy working.

    Yahoo Sports
  • Andy Murray won't stay at Olympic Village at Rio Games

    Defending champion Andy Murray says he won't be living in the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, preferring to stay at an apartment with the British tennis team. Murray stayed in the athletes' village in Beijing in 2008, but not in London in 2012, when he won the Olympic gold medal in the singles…

    The Associated Press
  • Yahoo DFS Hockey: Wednesday-Thursday Picks

    Neil Parker breaks down the Wednesday-Thursday Yahoo NHL slate as Jamie Benn looks to lead the Stars in Game 4 against the Blues.

    Rotowire.com
  • Golf Channel unveils Olympics plans; NBC says 'no shows' to have regrets

    NBC's Golf Channel on Tuesday said it plans to air 300 hours of Olympic golf coverage from Rio de Janeiro in August, 130 of them live, but several top player no-shows could dampen interest. As an event returning to the Olympics after more than 100 years, some industry experts are concerned that…

    Reuters
  • Rio city council commission formed to probe Olympic projects

    Rio de Janeiro's city council set up a commission on Tuesday to investigate whether the city's Olympic projects were tarnished by corruption. The five-member commission will have up to six months to examine contracts and other documents related to the stadiums, highways and other projects tied to…

    The Associated Press
  • Rousseff vows crisis won't mar Rio Games as flame relay begins

    Brasília (AFP) - Embattled President Dilma Rousseff greeted the Olympic flame in Brazil on Tuesday, promising not to allow a raging political crisis, which could see her suspended within days, to spoil the Rio Games. "We are experiencing political instability. The flame, which arrived in a small…

    AFP
  • Rousseff lights Olympic flame as protesters hit the streets

    Brazil's embattled President Dilma Rousseff ignited the Olympic flame on Tuesday, as a nationwide torch relay got underway with protests highlighting the country's deep political and economic crisis. Rousseff presided over the flame ceremony in Brasilia, even though she faces impeachment and is…

    The Associated Press
  • Olympic torch arrives in Brazil to cheers and jeers

    President Dilma Rousseff declared Brazil ready to host 'the most successful Olympics in history" to protesters and supporters alike.

    Yahoo Sports
  • WADA suspends accreditation of Africa's only doping lab

    The World Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday suspended the accreditation of the drug-testing laboratory in South Africa, the only accredited facility in Africa, until after the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The South African lab won't be able to analyze any doping samples for five months - until Sept. 30 -…

    The Associated Press
  • IBU lifts meldonium ban of junior world champion Latypov

    SALZBURG, Austria (AP) -- The International Biathlon Union has lifted the provisional suspension of Russian two-time junior world champion Eduard Latypov after WADA relaxed its guidelines for meldonium cases last month.

    The Associated Press
  • Raptors ratings still struggling to compete with NHL, Jays

    Despite getting more attention from Canadian TV viewers, the Toronto Raptors are still struggling to compete with hockey and baseball. Canadian sports network Sportsnet says the Raptors' first-round Game 7 win over the Indiana Pacers had average audience of 1.53 million viewers Sunday night,…

    The Associated Press
  • Rio Olympics torch explained

    The Olympic flame arrived in Brazil on Tuesday and now begins a three month relay around Latin America's biggest country ahead of the Games in Rio this August. Here's a look at the epic journey and the message Brazil hopes to send. A bright green line underneath is for the forested mountains,…

    AFP
  • Mother and son shooters aim to make history at Olympics

    Going into her eighth Olympics, former shooting champion Nino Salukvadze has plenty of reasons to be proud of her long career. While there have been previous cases of parents and their children competing at the same games, this is believed to be the first time a mother and son will participate in…

    The Associated Press
  • Rio's slum hostels offer alternative Olympic housing

    The Favelinha hostel, like others in several of Rio's more than 1,000 shanty towns, offers more than just cheap housing for the more adventurous among the estimated 500,000 foreign tourists expected to arrive for the Olympics in August. The establishments also open the rich culture of the city's…

    Reuters
  • South Korean head of 2018 Winter Games resigns

    The chief organiser of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea resigned Tuesday less than two years before the Games begin, citing urgent problems with his troubled shipping business. The statement said former trade minister Lee Hee-Beom had been nominated as a replacement, with a formal vote to…

    AFP
  • Pyeongchang chief resigns to focus on business

    Cho Yang-ho has resigned as head of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizing committee (POCOG) in order to focus on his troubled Hanjin Shipping business, the body said on Tuesday. Cho, the chairman of South Korean conglomerate Hanjin Group, had been at the helm of the organizing committee…

    Reuters