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  • Curry, Warriors eye NBA Lakers' magical 33 win-streak

    Stephen Curry said Wednesday the Golden State Warriors are targeting the Los Angeles Lakers' all-time winning streak record of 33 games -- but stressed the NBA champions would stick to a strategy of taking one game at a time. The Warriors set a new record on Tuesday for the longest unbeaten start…

  • Burton bringing Playboy centerfolds back to snowboards

    A Vermont snowboard company is bringing back images of Playboy bunnies on its boards, seven years after similar depictions sparked a protest outside its headquarters. Burton Snowboards announced last week that it's launching a collection ''featuring vintage Playboy centerfolds'' and artwork by…

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  • Foreign security agencies helping Brazil's Olympic prep

    Foreign security agencies including in the United States and France are working closely with Brazil ahead of next year's Rio Olympics, the Latin American country's lead security official for the games said Wednesday. Brazil will host the continent's first Olympic Games starting August 5 and…

  • Hot-Headed NHL Coach Has A Soft Spot For Puppies

    John Tortorella has a soft spot for dogs.Keywords: John Tortorella, Puppies, Dogs, Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL, Hockey, Jody Shelley

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  • Brazil auditor worried by border security for Rio Olympics

    A government watchdog said Wednesday that ''flaws'' in Brazil's border security are a ''big concern'' heading toward next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Augusto Nardes, a government auditor, told a news conference organized by Brazil's Justice Ministry that police and military need better ways…

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  • Coe denies lobbying claims over 2021 World Athletics Championships

    World athletics chief Sebastian Coe has denied allegations of a conflict of interest over his ties with Nike and his role in the 2021 championships being awarded to the sportswear company's home state. Coe, head of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), told the BBC on…

  • Olympic medalist and world champion Steven Langton retires

    Steven Langton has retired from bobsledding, ending his career with two world championship gold medals and two bronze medals from the Sochi Olympics. The two-time Olympian made the announcement Wednesday through USA Bobsled and Skeleton. Considered one of the best push athletes in the sport…

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  • AP Interview: Mere force won't defeat IS, says Jordan prince

    Extremist Islamic ideologies pose a global challenge, but can't be eradicated by military force alone, a brother of Jordan's king said Wednesday. Jordan's King Abdullah II, the prince's older brother, is a crucial Western ally. Jordan has assumed a high-profile role in a U.S.-led military…

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  • 'Old-school' sports chiefs need to change: IOC's Prince Feisal

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - International federations need to change to become more transparent with some of them still stuck in their 'old-school' past, Jordanian Olympic Committee chief Prince Feisal Al Hussein said on Wednesday. Prince Feisal, who is an International Olympic…

  • Summer Olympic federations set up anti-doping task force

    Summer sports federations have set up a task force to study their anti-doping programs as Olympic officials consider turning over all drug-testing to an independent body. The Association of Summer Olympic International Federations said the task force will be headed by archery federation president…

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  • Yahoo DFS Hockey: Wednesday Picks

    Neil Parker breaks down a big Wednesday slate, which puts Minnesota goalie Devan Dubnyk in a great matchup against the Canucks.
  • Skiing in New Mexico: New owners upgrading Taos resort

    When it comes to skiing, New Mexico has long been the stepchild of sorts to its northern neighbor, Colorado, and its abundance of larger, snowier mountains and well-developed towns and resorts. Relatively small and off-the-beaten path, this has always been a true skiers' mountain, renowned for…

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  • CAS to judge bans for 6 Russian athletes caught doping

    The Russian anti-doping system will go on trial at the Court of Arbitration for Sport next week with two Olympic medals at stake. CAS will hear appeals from the IAAF on Dec. 2-3 against six Russian athletes, the country's track and field federation and the national anti-doping agency, the court…

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  • Hungary scolded for claiming European support for 2024 bid

    Europe's Olympic association scolded Hungary on Tuesday for claiming it has secured the backing of 16 European countries for Budapest's bid for the 2024 Games. The Hungarian Olympic Committee said Monday that Budapest had received support from the national Olympic bodies from central and southern…

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  • Count Jordan Spieth as a likely Rio Olympics starter in 2016

    Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott, the two headliners at this week's Australian Open, have distinctly different excitement levels over next year's Rio Olympics golf tournament. While both agree a team competition would have been nice, Scott says he'll go if he can fit it into his schedule, and isn't…

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  • Olympic qualifying draw sets up possible US-Canada final

    The World Cup-champion U.S. women's national team will face Costa Rica to open the eight-team CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament in February. The United States has won the past three tournaments that determine the Olympic representatives from North and Central America and the Caribbean. The…

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  • Rio will be safest city in world during 2016 Games: organisers

    Rio will be the safest city in the world during the 2016 Olympics, organisers said on Monday after a minute's silence for the victims of the Paris attacks and a signing ceremony for the French language to be used during the Games. Despite growing concerns that the Games will become a target for…