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  • Vonn ready to put worlds in spotlight

    Alpine skiers kick off their own Super Bowl on Monday when the world championships return to the United States, providing a rare opportunity to put the White Circus in the American sporting spotlight. A day after the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots clash in the Arizona desert to decide…

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  • Factbox: 2015 alpine skiing world championships

    (Reuters) - Here are some facts and figures of the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships that will be held from Feb. 2-15 in Vail/Beaver Creek, Colorado. ...

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  • Asian nations face long run to become competitive

    China and South Korea have produced world class athletes in several winter sports, but alpine skiing events are notable exceptions. As South Korea prepares to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, it is a situation the host country might be keen to change, but one former ski champion believes it is too…

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  • Hirscher, Jansrud set to prosper at worlds

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes (Reuters) - Slalom world champion Marcel Hirscher and downhill expert Kjetil Jansrud head the World Cup standings and both men are expected to thrive at the Feb. 2-15 world championships on the snow of Beaver Creek and Vail in Colorado. Austrian Hirscher, winner of the…

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  • No place like home, but Europe ready for challenge

    Home advantage will be essential in Beaver Creek for the U.S. team as will be their extra motivation for medal events. Yet Austria, led by three times World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher, still remain the leading ski nation and they have a revenge to take. Two years ago in Schladming, Hirscher…

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  • Beaver Creek focus on snow queen Vonn

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes (Reuters) - All eyes will be on speed queen Lindsey Vonn at the Feb. 2-15 world championships in Beaver Creek where the American will be a red-hot favorite as she bids to add to the two gold medals she won six years ago. Though Vonn has had to contend with various injuries…

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  • 10,000 runners, 250 towns for Rio Olympic torch

    The torch relay for the 2016 Rio Olympics will visit 250 towns and be carried by 10,000 runners before it arrives for the opening ceremony at the Maracana on August 5, organisers said Thursday. The flame will arrive in the country 100 days before the beginning of the Games although organisers were…

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  • Russian teens dominate Euros

    Russian trio, Elena Radionova, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva and Anna Pogorilaya, all aged between 16 and 18, dominated the women's short programme at the European figure skating championships on Thursday. The three opened up a commanding lead over fourth-placed Kiira Korpi of Finland with the…

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  • Radionova leads Russia 1-2-3 in European figure skating

    Elena Radionova led a Russian sweep of the top three in the short program at the European figure skating championships on Thursday, in a performance she said was something of an emotional watershed. Elizaveta Tuktamysheva trailed by less than 1.5 points, and Anna Pogorilaya was another three…

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  • IOC, UNESCO push for better phys ed in schools

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- The International Olympic Committee and other international organizations are urging governments to improve physical education in schools.

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  • Report: NHL expected to sell ads on jerseys at World Cup

    The NHL has been hesitant to sell advertising space on jerseys for their 30 member clubs, but the rebooted World Cup of Hockey could provide an opportunity to generate some extra cash. The league is expected to sell ad space on each of the eight teams' jerseys for the World Cup, slated for…

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  • 2016 Rio Olympic torch relay to reach 90 percent of people

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Organizers of the torch relay for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro say it will visit 250 towns and cities across Brazil, reaching 90 percent of its 200 million people.

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  • Torch relay going to almost 250 cities before Rio 2016

    The 2016 Olympic torch relay will pass through nearly 250 cities in Brazil, giving 90 percent of the population the chance to see it, before finishing in Rio. "The torch will go to all corners of Brazil, to the furthest and most difficult points, to allow the Brazilian people to participate,"…

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  • Who will be the NHL's 50-goal scorer this season?

    It used to be relatively common in the 1980s and early 1990s, when the NHL was a wide-open pond hockey game with bad goaltending, but because of the decline in goal scoring across the league over the past past two decades it is now one of the rarest -- and at the same time most impressive --…

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  • Martin Brodeur joins Blues front office as senior adviser to GM

    The team announced that Brodeur will take over as a senior adviser to general manager Doug Armstrong.

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  • German Olympic committee wants to reopen Pechstein case

    The German Olympic Committee wants to reopen the doping case of five-time Olympic speedskating champion Claudia Pechstein, saying she was wrongly banned. A commission appointed by the Olympic committee has concluded that medical evidence on Pechstein's blood results does not prove doping. …

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  • NHL Daily Picks: Top spot on the line in the Atlantic Division

    Welcome to the NHL Daily Picks where hockey writers Adam Gretz and Chris Peters make their picks for select games every day. Detroit enters the game not only in the top spot of the division, but also having won nine of its past 10 games. The Lightning, meanwhile, are coming off of a tough loss to…

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  • Sore back and all, Bode Miller makes US roster for worlds

    The Alpine director of the U.S. Ski Team has a healthy - and extremely confident - Lindsey Vonn for the world championships next week in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Still, Patrick Riml is holding out hope that his ''unbelievably strong team'' includes one more familiar name - Bode Miller. It all…

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  • Vonn, Shiffrin head US World Championship team

    Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin highlight the US alpine team which will compete on home snow for the first time in 16 years at next month's world ski championships. Ted Ligety and Bode Miller, who has yet to race this year, were also included in the 26-strong team for the worlds which will take…

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