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  • Activist: thousands of fish dead near Olympic Park in Brazil

    Brazilian environmentalist and biologist Mario Moscatelli says sewage has killed at least a ton of fish in a lagoon next to the Olympic Park that will host many Rio 2016 events. Moscatelli said Saturday that thousands of tilapia, sea bass and mullets started washing up Friday on the shore of Rio…

    The Associated Press
  • Setoguchi, Gomez should have best chance to stick on tryout deals

    Every year a handful of free agents unable to land a guaranteed contract in the NHL will accept a tryout contract in the hopes of showing enough in training camp to earn a spot for the upcoming season. Jonathan Bombulie of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review found a couple of weeks ago that only five of…

    CBS Sports
  • Carter's cancer rekindles memories of 1980 Olympic boycott

    Thirty-five years after his hopes for a gold medal were dashed by Jimmy Carter's boycott of the Moscow Olympics, Craig Beardsley is at peace. ''We were just pawns,'' Beardsley said. Carter's diagnosis of cancer that spread to his brain - and his public discussion of fighting the disease at age 90…

    The Associated Press
  • Los Angeles committee gives support to bid to host 2024 Olympics

    By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A committee of the Los Angeles City Council voted on Friday to support an effort to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to Los Angeles, ahead of a deadline next month for U.S. Olympic organizers to decide on an American city to bid for the games. The U.S.…

    Reuters
  • An Olympic-sized question mark: Housing in plan for 2024

    The centerpiece of the proposed 2024 Olympic Games in Los Angeles would be a $1 billion village where thousands of athletes would eat, sleep and stroll on tree-lined walks and clipped lawns. The sprawling Olympic Village, which would be built near downtown with mostly private funds, is tethered to…

    The Associated Press
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  • WATCH: KHL player scores elusive 'lacrosse-style' goal in live game

    This article, WATCH: KHL player scores elusive 'lacrosse-style' goal in live game, originally appeared on CBSSports.com. Any time a player executes a “lacrosse-style” goal (also known as “The Michigan”) from behind an opponent’s net, it’s just as exciting as the first time when Mike Legg of the…

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  • Japan organizers defend designer over logo, deny it's copied

    Tokyo Olympic organizers defended a Japanese designer in a logo scandal Friday, denying allegations his design for the 2020 Summer Games was copied from a Belgian theater. At a news conference in Tokyo, the organizers disclosed designer Kenjiro Sano's initially submitted logo, saying its emphasis…

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  • Stars sign Cody Eakin to four-year, $15.4 million contract extension

    This article, Stars sign Cody Eakin to four-year, $15.4 million contract extension, originally appeared on CBSSports.com.

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  • German sailor gets sick after Rio regatta

    A German sailor has fallen ill and is getting daily hospital treatment for several skin infections after competing in polluted water at a test event for next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. A post on the German sailing team's Olympic blog said Erik Heil was told by the Berlin hospital treating…

    The Associated Press
  • Red Wings become latest team to hire full-time hockey analytics person

    The Detroit Red Wings became the latest NHL team to hire a full-time analytics person this week when they hired Bryan Campbell as their director of statistical analysis. Little is known about Campbell's background at this point, but Red Wings blog Winging It In Motown found out what type of work…

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  • Hall of Fame Islanders coach Al Arbour dies at age 82

    One of the NHL's coaching giants, Al Arbour, died Friday, the New York Islanders announced. "Al will always be remembered as one of, if not, the greatest coaches ever to stand behind a bench in the history of the National Hockey League," Islanders general manager Garth Snow said in a statement…

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  • Bolt mulls Rio retirement segue

    Usain Bolt said he might end his glittering career at next year's Olympics after he completed a world sprint double in Beijing -- and got clattered by an electric scooter into the bargain. The towering Jamaican said he was only 50-50 about running at the next world championships in 2017 in London,…

    AFP
  • Japan scales back Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium plans

    Japan's government has approved a plan to reduce the seating and slash the construction cost of the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after public opposition to the initial design. The earlier design was scrapped following a public outcry over the hefty price tag, which was nearly double…

    The Associated Press
  • Japan slashes stadium costs, aims to meet IOC deadline

    Japan has agreed to slash the costs for a new national stadium by 42 percent with construction for the centerpiece of the 2020 Olympics aimed to be completed by an International Olympic Committee (IOC) deadline of January 2020. "We have in principle limited the functions of the facility to those…

    Reuters
  • Analysts question costs in Los Angeles 2024 Olympics bid

    City analysts warned that construction costs for athlete housing in Los Angeles' 2024 Olympic bid may be significantly underestimated. The City Council will discuss the issues in the report on Friday as it considers giving Mayor Eric Garcetti authority to execute agreements linked to the bid, a…

    The Associated Press
  • Rio Paralympics toils in face of 'huge job'

    Preparations for the Rio Paralympics in 12 months are going well, except for one serious bump in the road: wheelchair access. The Paralympics, which start September 7, 2016, will last 11 days, featuring 4,350 athletes from 178 countries. The games are an increasingly high-profile sequel to the…

    AFP
  • Galaxy-Earthquakes Preview

    With Robbie Keane leading the way, the Los Angeles Galaxy have been MLS' hottest club in the past two months. The San Jose Earthquakes are also streaking, and they'll seek a team record-tying fourth consecutive shutout in the first of four straight home games Friday night. Los Angeles blew out…

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