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  • Nevada gambling regulators sign off on Olympic betting

    Come summer 2016, when the best of the best athletes climb podiums wearing gold, silver and bronze medals, Las Vegas gamblers could very well be counting their green. Nevada gambling regulators voted Thursday to allow the state's sports books to offer bets on the Olympics for the first time in…

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  • IOC relaxes rule on athletes and sponsors during Olympics

    The IOC is relaxing a rule that prohibited athletes from promoting non-official sponsors during the Olympics. The International Olympic Committee executive board agreed on Thursday to modify a provision known as Rule 40, which athletes strongly protested because it stopped them from mentioning…

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  • IOC: Sochi Olympics post $50 million operating surplus

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The IOC says the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi recorded a surplus of $50 million in its operating budget.

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  • Sochi Winter Games made $53 million profit

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics made an operating profit of 3.25 billion roubles ($53.15 million), officials announced on Thursday. The International Olympic Committee said it was planning to give its share of the profits back to the Russian organizers. "The IOC has…

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  • IOC may change advertising guidelines for Rio 2016

    Olympic officials could change the rule that obliges athletes to halt advertising campaigns during the Games in time for Rio 2016. The International Olympic Committee's executive committee approved the move in Rio on Thursday and will put the plan before the next full IOC session in Kuala Lumpur…

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  • IOC member, once critical of Rio, now sees 'great progress'

    The IOC vice president who called Rio de Janeiro's preparations for the 2016 Olympics the ''worst'' in memory, says almost a year later that much has changed. I'm a lot more relaxed.'' The Australian gave some of the credit to Gilbert Felli, the former executive director of the Olympics, who has…

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  • Report: Blackhawks seek top-line forward ahead of trade deadline

    Based on the rumors and reports that have swirled in the aftermath of the injury, it sure seems like the Hawks are going to swing a deal of some kind ahead of Monday’s trade deadline. How should Blackhawks replace Kane?

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  • Norway restores order by winning women's cross-country relay

    Marit Bjoergen collected one of the few records she didn't already have as Norway restored some order to women's cross-country skiing by easily winning the 4x5-kilometer relay at the world championships on Thursday. Her teammates did most of the work this time, as Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen…

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  • NHL trade chains: What has Jaromir Jagr been traded for in his career?

    He wanted out of Pittsburgh and the Penguins couldn't afford to pay him and still put a team around him on the ice. So what did the Penguins get out of it? In fairness, Craig Patrick did get a fair amount of money ($4.9 million) out of that Jagr deal. Beech, Sivek and Lupaschuk were all selected…

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  • Maple Leafs trade David Clarkson to Blue Jackets for Nathan Horton

    The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired David Clarkson from the Toronto Maple Leafs for injured forward Nathan Horton. Meanwhile, Horton is dealing with a degenerative back injury that has left him out of the Blue Jackets lineup all season and could potentially end his career. “David Clarkson has…

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  • Germany's Freund wins large hill ski jump at Nordic worlds

    German ski jumper Severin Freund had the best score in both rounds to win the large hill event Thursday for his second gold medal of the Nordic skiing world championships. Gregor Schlierenzauer of Austria was a massive 22.3 points behind for silver, while normal hill gold medalist Rune Velta of…

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  • WADA chief: Rio lab could be accredited soon ahead of games

    The suspension of Rio de Janeiro's anti-doping laboratory could be lifted within two months in a crucial step to ensure effective drug-testing at next year's Olympics, the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency said Thursday. WADA revoked the credentials of Rio's lab in 2013 because of ''repeated…

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  • Jaromir Jagr traded to Florida Panthers for draft picks

    The second-round pick is in the 2015 draft, while the Devils will have the option of taking either Florida or Minnesota's third-round pick in 2016 (Florida has Minnesota's pick as the result of a previous trade). It's a pretty stunning move, not only to see Jagr in a Panthers uniform (a team that…

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  • Gruber wins Nordic combined large hill event at worlds

    FALUN, Sweden (AP) -- Bernhard Gruber of Austria pulled away from Francois Braud of France on the final lap to win the Nordic combined large hill event for his first individual world championship title.

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  • Ducks G Ilya Bryzgalov to return home for remainder of season

    He released a statement through the Ducks organization on Thursday talking about his decision, as well as his decision to return to the NHL this season, something he had not planned on doing. "At the beginning of the NHL season, I spent all of my time with my wife and my children. I had no plans…

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  • Norwegian great Marit Bjoergen wins her 14th world title

    Norway easily won the women's cross-country skiing relay on Thursday to give Marit Bjoergen her 14th career world championship title. Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen decided the 4x5-kilometer race for Norway on the third leg, taking advantage of a fall by Swedish rival Maria Rydqvist to build a gap of…

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  • Coyotes' Henrik Samuelsson to make debut while dad coaches against him

    Henrik Samuelsson, the Arizona Coyotes' first-round pick in 2012 (No. 27 overall), will be making his NHL debut on Thursday night when the team is in New York to take on the Rangers. It's obviously a big deal for the 22-year-old forward, and for a Coyotes team that is in the process of selling off…

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  • NHL trade deadline candidate: Maple Leafs F Tyler Bozak

    The NHL trade deadline is fast approaching, and whether your team is competing for the Stanley Cup or competing for the right to draft Connor McDavid, there is a good chance they will be in the market for some sort of move before then. Having already traded Mike Santorelli, Cody Franson and Daniel…

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