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  • Experts: Unlikely German sailor fell ill in Rio's water

    Medical experts and scientists said Friday it's unlikely that a German sailor with a bacterial skin infection that's resistant to antibiotics contracted the illness in polluted Olympic waters. Sailor Erik Heil fell ill after competing in a pre-Olympic test event held Aug. 15-22 in Rio's Guanabara…

    The Associated Press
  • Strike, weedy water slow Rio sprint canoe test

    A Brazilian team strike and problems with floating weeds marred the start Friday of a canoe sprint test in Rio de Janeiro's picturesque but polluted lagoon ahead of next year's Olympic Games. Heading the protest was Isaquias Queiroz, Brazil's champion sprint canoeist and winner of gold and bronze…

  • Canoeists complain about dirty water, weeds in Olympic venue

    Canoeists at an Olympic test event complained Friday about the polluted water at the venue, but were most outspoken about aquatic plants that tangled with their oars and rudders. ''I think really the most important thing they have to do is to work with the plants,'' German canoeist Franziska Weber…

    The Associated Press
  • Former Bruins, Stars forward Rich Peverley retires, cites heart health

    There was some hope earlier this summer that former Dallas Stars and Boston Bruins forward Rich Peverley would be able to resume his career after a heart condition put his playing days in doubt. Peverley has not played since he collapsed on the bench during a game between the Stars and the…

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  • IOC to set up two million dollar refugee fund

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday decided to set up a two million-dollar refugee fund as the migrant crisis grips Europe. Tens of thousands have fled the Syrian conflict in recent weeks, crossing via Turkey and Greece on their way to central and northern Europe. The plight of…

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  • IOC sets up $2 million fund to assist refugees

    The International Olympic Committee is setting up a $2 million fund to assist refugees. ''With this terrible crisis unfolding across the Middle East, Africa and Europe, sport and the Olympic Movement wanted to play its part in bringing humanitarian help to the refugees,'' IOC President Thomas Bach…

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  • Lightning G Andrei Vasilevskiy out 2-3 months after blood clot surgery

    With NHL training camps set to open in just under two weeks, the defending Eastern Conference champion Tampa Bay Lightning were dealt an unexpected blow to their lineup. Prized young goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy will be out the next two to three months after undergoing surgery Thursday to remove…

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  • IOC president hires German official as new chief of staff

    IOC President Thomas Bach has hired a German regional government official as his new chief of staff. The International Olympic Committee says 43-year-old Marcus Hausen started work on Tuesday at the body's headquarters in Lausanne. Jochen Farber, a German who had headed Bach's executive office…

    The Associated Press
  • Dr. Ferrari and son skip CONI doping hearing on biathlete

    ROME (AP) -- Lance Armstrong's former physician, Michele Ferrari, and his son Stefano have informed the Italian Olympic Committee's anti-doping prosecutor that they will not attend a hearing over allegedly providing illegal drug assistance to a biathlete.

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  • UConn investigating allegations of hazing in hockey program

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- UConn officials say a school investigation has confirmed a hazing incident last year in its women's hockey program.

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  • Olympic opportunity - Games could be springboard for Rio mayor

    By Stephen Eisenhammer RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - With the president's approval ratings in single digits, Congress crippled by gridlock and party leaders across the board blamed for a recession, one Brazilian politician has at least something going for him: the Olympics. Rio de Janeiro’s mayor,…

  • Report: Penguins owners seek record $750 million to sell team

    It’s been known since early June that Pittsburgh Penguins co-owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle were exploring a potential sale of the team. According to a report from TSN’s Rick Westhead, the Pens owners have set the price at $750 million. A $750-million transaction price would mark a record…

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  • Los Angeles Olympic bid is a 'new start' for all: mayor

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - Los Angeles' 2024 summer Olympics bid will be a new start for the United States as it attempts to land the first summer Games since 1996 and put the disappointment of Boston's failed effort behind it, the city's mayor said on Thursday. The United States…

  • Los Angeles mayor pitches 2024 Olympic bid to IOC president

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti took his city's newly-launched bid for the 2024 Summer Games to IOC headquarters on Thursday, saying it's time ''to bring the Olympics back home'' to the United States after an absence of nearly three decades. Garcetti and U.S. Olympic leaders met with IOC President…

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  • Blackhawks face no-win situation as Patrick Kane saga continues

    In it will be a player or member of the Chicago Blackhawks staff posing with the Stanley Cup. Not even three months ago, the Blackhawks were on the ice hoisting the Stanley Cup for the third time in six years. What has happened over the last month regarding star forward Patrick Kane was not.

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  • Obama enthusiastic for Los Angeles Summer Olympics bid: White House

    President Barack Obama was pleased with Los Angeles' bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, the White House said on Wednesday. "Both the president and first lady are very enthusiastic and strongly supportive of the bid put forward by the city of Los Angeles," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said…

  • Obstacle to moving Rio Olympic venues? 1,400 silent athletes

    Olympic organizers have agreed to test for viruses in Rio's sewage-filled waters. Olympic athletes have little clout, some sports don't have alternate venues, and sport federations have deep financial ties to the International Olympic Committee. Most athletes, however, have remained quiet, even…

    The Associated Press
  • Thomas Bach gets what he wants: A US bid for 2024 Olympics

    When Boston's troubled bid for the 2024 Olympics collapsed in late July, IOC President Thomas Bach made it pointedly clear he was counting on the U.S. to come up with another candidate. Bach said the U.S. Olympic Committee had given the IOC a ''commitment'' to submit a 2024 bid and he fully…

    The Associated Press
  • France launches promotion campaign for Paris Olympic bid

    The French Olympic committee has launched a campaign to promote and help finance the Paris bid for the 2024 Olympics. French Olympic Committee president Denis Masseglia on Wednesday presented the campaign dubbed ''Je reve des Jeux'' (I dream of the games) that will include the sale of 2-euro…

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