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  • Russia, WADA agree roadmap to reform anti-doping agency

    Moscow (AFP) - Moscow and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have come to an agreement on steps to reform Russia's scandal-ridden anti-doping agency, the country's sports minister said on Tuesday.

  • Tokyo government to pay a quarter of Olympic stadium cost

    The Tokyo city government agreed Tuesday to foot a quarter of the 158 billion yen ($1.3 billion) cost for the new stadium for the 2020 Olympics. The Tokyo government will pay 39.5 billion yen ($320.8 million) of the total cost. The national government will pay half, or 79.1 billion yen ($640…

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  • Maple Leafs rookie shuts out Oilers in NHL debut

    Garret Sparks gets shut out in NHL Debut[MOBILE-AD-mobile_video_story_page_bottom]...

  • Yahoo DFS Hockey: Tuesday Picks

    Sasha Yodashkin offers picks for Tuesday's Yahoo game, including New Jersey's Patrik Elias, who has two goals in three games since his season debut.
  • Hamburg gets Olympic stage fright over terror, cost

    Olympic leaders on Monday called Hamburg's referendum rejection of a bid for the 2024 Games a "lost" opportunity for the city, but fear of terrorism and bankruptcy along with sporting scandal all played a role. It made Hamburg the latest in a growing line of European cities to shun an Olympic…

  • Germany deals IOC and Bach a message: No thanks, to Olympics

    The rejection of Hamburg's bid for the 2024 Olympics in a referendum sent out another clear signal that the IOC still has a lot of work to do to convince cities that hosting the games is a boon not a burden. ''That's why referendums are held - to find out what the population wants, and obviously…

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  • Thomas Bach: Hamburg bid rejection is 'missed opportunity'

    The rejection of Hamburg's bid for the 2024 Olympics marks a ''missed opportunity'' for the city and Germany, IOC President Thomas Bach said Monday. Hamburg withdrew its bid Sunday after it was defeated in a referendum by voters in the northern port city. ''The IOC of course respects the close…

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  • Merkel regrets Hamburg's rejection of 2024 Olympic bid

    BERLIN (AP) -- A spokeswoman for Angela Merkel says the German chancellor regrets the decision by Hamburg residents to reject the city's bid for the 2024 Olympics.

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  • Russia drops plan to disband doping agency after scandal

    MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia says it will reform its national anti-doping agency rather than shut it down.

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  • Yahoo DFS Hockey: Monday Picks

    Neil Parker likes the recent play of the Islanders' Ryan Strome, who has a point in each outing since being recalled from his exile to the American Hockey League.
  • Shiffrin wins 2nd straight World Cup slalom in Aspen

    Think Mikaela Shiffrin is fast on race day? Shiffrin won back-to-back World Cup slalom races in Aspen, overcoming an early mistake in her final run Sunday to still win by a gigantic margin. Shiffrin insisted no one has even seen her best skiing yet.

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  • Hamburg voters reject 2024 Olympic bid in referendum

    Hamburg residents rejected the German port city's bid to host the 2024 Olympics in a public referendum on Sunday. Around 650,000 - or half - of the eligible 1.3 million voters in Hamburg had their say. The International Olympic Committee will select the host city in September 2017.

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  • Svindal claims double Canadian triumph

    Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal followed up a downhill triumph with a victory in Sunday's Alpine Ski World Cup men's super-G race at Lake Louise. It was the eighth career victory on the Canadian piste for Svindal, a two-time world downhill and overall champion who captured Sunday's super-G in 1min…

  • Shiffrin takes back-to-back Alpine Skiing triumphs

    Reigning world and Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin won Sunday's Alpine Skiing World Cup women's slalom race by 2.65 seconds, giving her back-to-back triumphs before home supporters. In fact, only a botched finish to Friday's giant slalom prevented the 20-year-old American from a treble sweep at…

  • Hamburg mayor Olaf Scholz says city's bid to host 2024 Olympics rejected in referendum

    HAMBURG, Germany (AP) -- Hamburg mayor Olaf Scholz says city's bid to host 2024 Olympics rejected in referendum.

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  • Nordic combined World Cup event called off in Finland

    RUKA, Finland (AP) -- The Nordic combined World Cup had to cancel an event for the second day in a row Sunday, meaning the season's first competition won't be held until next weekend.

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  • Norway wins biathlon mixed relays in season-opener

    OSTERSUND, Sweden (AP) -- Norway won both races Sunday as the biathlon World Cup season started with two separate mixed relays.

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  • Friedrich leads German sweep in 4-man bobsled World Cup

    ALTENBERG, Germany (AP) -- Francesco Friedrich led a German sweep of the podium in the opening four-man bobsled World Cup of the season on Sunday.

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