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  • Exclusive: Brazil investigating possible corruption at Olympic venues

    By Brad Brooks RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian investigators have expanded their probe into possible corruption around the staging of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this August to include all the venues and services financed with federal funds, a lead prosecutor told Reuters. Federal…

  • UCI president expresses concern over Rio venue preparations

    The president of cycling's world governing body remains ''very, very concerned'' that the velodrome under construction for the Rio Olympics will not be completed in time for a proper test event. In an interview with The Associated Press, Brian Cookson said that most of the cycling venues are…

    The Associated Press
  • Warriors could join list of teams that flopped in playoffs

    Despite finishing the regular season with a record-breaking 73 wins, the Golden State Warriors find themselves one game away from playoff elimination. Down 3-1 against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference finals after a 118-94 road loss Tuesday night, the defending NBA champions will…

    The Associated Press
    Thu, May 26
    9:00 PM EDT
    Oklahoma City at Golden State
    Preview Game
  • El Diablo Returns: Puddy From 'Seinfeld' Gets Custom Devils Mask

    Actor Patrick Warburton's work in the Facepainter episode of Seinfeld still resonates today, and he just got a goalie mask in its honor.Keywords: NHL, Seinfeld, New Jersey Devils, Patrick Warburton, Scott Wedgewood, Goalie, Mask

  • Spanish hurdler tests positive in retest of 2008 samples

    Spanish hurdler Josephine Onyia is one of the athletes who tested positive in a reanalysis of doping samples from the 2008 Beijing Games, an official with knowledge of the case said Wednesday. The Spanish Olympic Committee said it was informed by the International Olympic Committee ''about an…

    The Associated Press
  • Work stands idle at Russia's suspended anti-doping lab

    Work is scarce for the 52 staff of Russia's national anti-doping laboratory, suspended in November over evidence of state-sponsored cover-ups of doping among track and field athletes. Stripped of its accreditation for non-compliance with international testing standards, the laboratory has only…

  • Why obsessed hockey fans are updating 'NHL 2004' every single year

    On the Internet, active communities can pop up around anything -- even updating a 13-year-old hockey game long since abandoned by the company that made it. Meet NHL 2004 Rebuilt, the best hockey game you've never heard of.

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  • Canadian golfer Lyon's roar echoes 112 years on

    After pulling off a massive upset over Chandler Egan, who at the time was a 20-year-old reigning U.S. amateur champion, a playful Lyon turned himself upside-down and walked on his hands to receive his Olympic medal and trophy. "We started talking about it again when it was announced that golf was…

  • Tyson calls proposal to allow pros in Olympics 'ridiculous'

    A proposal to let professional fighters compete in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics is ''ridiculous'' and ''foolish,'' former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson said Wednesday. In Beijing to promote professional boxing in China, Tyson said any pro boxers going to the Olympics should be prepared to lose…

    The Associated Press
  • Russian Olympic high jumper calls positive test 'complete shock'

    Russian high jump Olympic champion Anna Chicherova on Wednesday vowed to clear her name after testing positive for doping at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, casting doubt on her participation in Rio. "I was always sure what supplements and medicines I was using," she told AFP.

  • Tokyo 2020 payments probe team established

    The Japanese Olympic Committee on Wednesday established a team to investigate whether any illegal payments were made during its successful bid for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Media has reported that the bid team made payments totaling more than $2 million to a Singapore bank account linked to Papa…

  • Scandal-hit Tokyo seeks crumbs of comfort from IOC

    Beleaguered Tokyo 2020 Olympic organisers will be hoping for some warm words of comfort from the International Olympic Committee when senior officials arrive for talks on Wednesday. Controversy has once again cast a shadow over Japan's preparations for the 2020 Games after French prosecutors…

  • JOC sets up 3-man team to investigate Tokyo 2020 payments

    The Japanese Olympic Committee has set up an investigative team to see if there were any illegal payments made to a Singapore firm which have entangled Tokyo's winning 2020 Olympic bid in a bribery investigation. The three-man investigative team established Wednesday consists of two Japanese…

    The Associated Press
  • Australia's rowing team fails to qualify men's eight for Rio

    Australia will head to the Olympic Games without a men's eight in the rowing event for the first time in 66 years after their failure to qualify for Rio at the final regatta in Switzerland. Australia needed a top-two finish in Lucerne but finished fourth behind the United States, Poland and Italy.…

  • Sidney Crosby Quieted The Critics (Again) With A Great Performance In Game 6

    This year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs may turn into a case study that proves criticism only makes Sidney Crosby stronger. The Bolts held a 3-2 series lead with a chance to clinch a berth in the Cup Final on home ice Tuesday night, but Crosby and his Pens came through with a dominant victory to force a…

    Thu, May 26
    8:00 PM EDT
    Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh
    Preview Game
  • Yahoo DFS Hockey: Wednesday-Thursday Picks

    Neil Parker sees series-clinching wins coming up for the home teams in the conference finals, which means he'll continue to fade the slumping Vladimir Tarasenko.
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  • Sailors' nightmare in Rio Olympics: plastic bags, trash

    If you're the head of world sailing, this is your worst Olympic nightmare. A sailor nears the finish line in Rio de Janeiro's polluted Guanabara Bay, holding the lead with a coveted gold medal in sight. Hunt met in Rio on Monday and Tuesday with city, state, and Olympic organizing committee…

    The Associated Press
  • Russia says won't allow athletes caught doping into team for Rio Olympics

    Russia's athletics federation said in a statement on Tuesday that it would not allow athletes who had been caught doping in previous years into the Russian team for the Rio Olympics. The Russian Olympic Committee said earlier on Tuesday that it had been informed by the International Olympic…

  • State TV says 14 Russians on list for 2008 Olympic doping

    Ten medalists from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, including 2012 high jump champion Anna Chicherova, were among 14 Russians that tested positive in the reanalysis of their doping samples, state television reported Tuesday. Match TV said 11 of the 14 athletes on its retest list are from track and…

    The Associated Press