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  • Shiffrin, Fenninger share win in World Cup GS

    Mikaela Shiffrin wasted no time fulfilling her ambition to start winning giant slaloms this season. The 19-year-old American, already dominating the women's slalom circuit for two years, clinched her first GS win Saturday, sharing victory with overall World Cup champion Anna Fenninger in a tense…

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  • Shiffrin and Fenninger share skiing World Cup win

    Sölden (Austria) (AFP) - US teenage ski star Mikaela Shiffrin and Austrian rival Anna Fenninger tied for victory in the first World Cup giant slalom of the season on Saturday in Solden. They both finished with a combined time for the two legs of 2min 39.85sec after Shiffrin had led after the first…

    AFP
  • Unpaid volunteers worth millions to Olympic Games

    Rio needs 70,000 unpaid volunteers for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics, and Brazilian Olympic medalist Ricardo Prado is making a pitch with a deadline for signups just three weeks away. ''But without the volunteers, it's the same.'' The International Olympic Committee promotes volunteers as the…

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  • Ligety aims to challenge overall champion Hirscher

    When the men's Alpine skiing World Cup starts this weekend, Ted Ligety has his eyes on more than just his fourth straight win in the season-opening giant slalom. Defending champion Marcel Hirscher, who wants to become the first male skier to win the overall World Cup four seasons in a row, regards…

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  • Rights group praises IOC on human rights clause

    It's not every day that the International Olympic Committee receives kudos from human rights groups. Human Rights Watch, however, is commending the IOC for including a new clause on human rights protection in the contract for future host cities, and urging FIFA and other sports bodies to follow…

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  • FIS postpones introduction of air bags in skiing

    Alpine skiing's governing body has postponed the introduction of an air bag system aimed at improving safety in speed racing. FIS men's race director Markus Waldner said Friday the back protectors cannot be approved yet as their shape doesn't comply with existing equipment rules. The system is…

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  • IOC new host contract is gold medal for human rights: HRW

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Human Rights Watch has heaped unusual praise on the International Olympic Committee for including human rights clauses in new contracts to be signed by future Olympic host cities, saying other organizations should follow suit. The IOC has for years been criticized by human rights…

    Reuters
  • NHL Daily Rundown: Zdeno Chara's injury leaves Bruins in deep hole

    The Bruins, meanwhile, are in an awful spot with their lineup structure on defense, with little hope for adequate relief. After trading Johnny Boychuk at the deadline, the Bruins are lighter on experience. With Chara now also out of the lineup for an extended period of time, Dennis Seidenberg…

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  • Meyers Taylor plans to race bobsleds against men

    Olympic women's bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor is going to race against men. Taking advantage of a new rule by bobsled's worldwide governing body that essentially declared four-man bobsledding gender neutral, Meyers Taylor has decided to compete in that portion of the U.S. When she gets behind…

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  • VIDEO: Canucks' Zack Kassian tries to jump into wrong bench

    After a bit of a botched line change by the Canucks, Kassian tried to hurry back to the bench. Kassian got himself far enough in to get his feet off the ice. Blues forward Steve Ott was none too pleased about Kassian’s ruse and gave him the ol’ Steve Ott stare down, which actually looked more…

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  • Women's alpine World Cup starts without favorite

    With four different winners over the past four years, the women's Alpine skiing World Cup lacks a clear favorite for the overall title just before the start of the new season. Lindsey Vonn and Maria Hoefl-Riesch used to be safe bets for the top two spots. Germany's Hoefl-Riesch, who was the 2011…

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  • World Cup champ Fenninger voted skier of the year

    SOELDEN, Austria (AP) -- Overall World Cup champion Anna Fenninger has been voted skier of the year by journalists.

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  • VIDEO: Junior hockey coach snaps on reporter, shouts F-bombs

    Being a junior hockey coach can be a frustrating ordeal. Sudbury Wolves head coach Paul Fixter was most definitely on edge following the team’s 7-2 loss at the hands of the Sault Ste. Making matters worse, Sudbury fell to 1-10 on the season. Fixter took questions and gave a lot of very…

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  • Grand Prix season begins with Skate America

    The year after a Winter Olympics is a building block for figure skaters. Sure, there's pressure to succeed, just nothing like what the athletes went through heading toward the Sochi Games. So here comes Gracie Gold, with a team bronze medal and a strong individual showing at Sochi on her resume. …

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  • Maple Leafs players react to witnessing tragedy in Ottawa

    When the city of Ottawa locked down after a gunman opened fire on Parliament Hill, the Toronto Maple Leafs players and staff were in their hotel right across the street. From their rooms, many of the Maple Leafs players looked on as the heart of Ottawa became a flurry of police activity. The team…

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  • Pistorius, agent to have prison talks over career

    Oscar Pistorius' agent is seeking a prison meeting with the double-amputee athlete in the next few days to discuss his career, with South Africa's Olympic committee saying Thursday the runner can't compete for the full five years of his jail sentence. The decision of the South African Olympic body…

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  • Islanders D Lubomir Visnovsky set to make season debut

    They’ll get it Thursday night in the form of veteran defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky, who will make his first appearance of the 2014-15 season Thursday night against the Boston Bruins. Visnovsky had been sidelined with back spasms since early on in training camp, but he is ready to return. Visnovsky…

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  • Ban to remain on IOC member visits to bid cities

    The IOC pushed forward Thursday with plans to revamp the troubled Olympic bidding process by making it more of an ''invitation'' rather than an ''application'' - but upheld the ban on member visits to candidate cities. The International Olympic Committee executive board also pressed ahead with…

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