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  • Rio Olympics cutting costs with Brazil deep in recession

    Olympic organizers, faced with the reality of a country deep in recession, are trimming costs to keep their budget balanced. To keep spending in line, officials say they will cut back on volunteers, reduce staffing at dozens of test events and trim costs for the opening and closing ceremonies of…

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  • Carolina Kostner says she is ready to return to competition

    With her suspension coming to an end, Olympic bronze medalist Carolina Kostner already has her sights set on the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang. ''The desire is there, and it includes also obviously a possible Olympics,'' the 28-year-old Kostner said Tuesday. Kostner received clearance this week from…

    The Associated Press
  • Rio 2016 to cut costs to avoid 10 percent overspend

    By Stephen Eisenhammer RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The organizing committee for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro is pressing for savings to avoid going over its 7.4-billion-real budget ($1.9 billion) by about 10 percent, a spokesman said on Tuesday. There's no more space for lavish…

  • NHL's New OT Format: Fast and Furious

    After a handful of changes over the last century or so, the NHL has settled on a new overtime format: five minutes of 3-on-3, followed by a shootout (if the game is still tied). The new format is meant to encourage scoring. Will it work?

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  • Report: NHL aware of possible rise in cocaine use among players

    Recent arrests of NHL players on charges of drug possession and other off-ice incidents have shined a light on a somewhat alarming trend in the league. In an interview with Rick Westhead of TSN, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly acknowledged the possibility that cocaine use is on the rise among…

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  • Penguins' Pascal Dupuis out 4-5 weeks with injury unrelated to blood clot

    This article, Penguins' Pascal Dupuis out 4-5 weeks with injury unrelated to blood clot, originally appeared on Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis hasn’t played since Nov. 15 after a blood clot was discovered in his lung. The Penguins will certainly miss the depth Dupuis…

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  • Zack Kassian placed in 'Stage Two' of NHL's substance abuse program

    This article, Zack Kassian placed in 'Stage Two' of NHL's substance abuse program, originally appeared on The NHL and NHLPA announced Monday that Montreal Canadiens forward Zack Kassian was placed in "Stage 2" of the Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program jointly run by the…

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  • Italy's Kostner cleared to compete next year

    Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner can compete in 2016 after settling a dispute with the Italian Olympic Committee and World Anti-Doping Agency over whether she helped her ex-boyfriend cover up his doping. The 2012 world champion was banned for 16 months in January after Italian…

  • Sharks F Raffi Torres suspended 41 games for illegal check to head

    It would seem that the NHL has had enough of Raffi Torres and his actions on the ice. The league announced on Monday afternoon that it has suspended the Sharks forward for 41 games -- half of the 2015-16 NHL season -- for an illegal check to the head and interference on Anaheim Ducks forward Jakob…

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  • EU going after speedskating union for alleged power abuse

    The European Union on Monday opened an antitrust case against the International Skating Union for alleged abuse of its position following complaints by two Dutch speedskaters they were threatened with a life ban if they competed in races not sanctioned by the world federation. EU Competition…

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  • Sharks name Joe Pavelski captain, Thorton and Couture alternates

    After going through the entire 2014-15 season without a captain, the San Jose Sharks have picked a new on-ice leader. Former captain Joe Thornton, who had the role stripped from him during a tumultuous summer following the 2013-14 season, will serve as an alternate captain. A career Shark,…

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  • NHL odds: Blackhawks open season as Stanley Cup favorites

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  • Kostner cleared to compete in 2016 after settling dispute

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner has been cleared to compete next year after settling a dispute with the Italian Olympic Committee and World Anti-Doping Agency over whether she helped her former boyfriend cheat.

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  • EU to investigate ban threat on Dutch speed skaters

    By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union has waded into a dispute between two Dutch Olympic speed skaters and their sport's governing body, which has threatened them with lifetime bans if they take part in unauthorized events. Mark Tuitert and Niels Kerstholt complained to the EU's…

  • Jaromir Jagr says he is letting his hair grow and bringing back his mullet

    Jaromir Jagr is going back in time. In what might be the most hilarious -- and best -- story of the 2015-16 NHL season, the veteran forward told Panthers beat writer George Richards on Monday that he is letting his hair grow and bringing back the mullet that he wore for the first half of his…

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  • Canadiens GM unhappy after Zack Kassian broke nose, foot in accident

    Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin addressed the situation involving Zack Kassian on Monday afternoon and announced that the forward broke his nose and left foot in a traffic accident over the weekend. Bergevin added that did not know all of the details but was still disappointed in…

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  • NHL Expert Picks: Capitals, Lightning and Ducks poised for big year

    Coming off of one of the most wildly unpredictable NHL seasons in recent memory, what 2015-16 is going to bring us is anyone’s guess. hockey writers Adam Gretz and Chris Peters sat down and tried to predict how the 2015-16 campaign will shake out from division standings all the way…

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  • Bruins waive veteran forward Max Talbot

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  • Dylan Larkin becomes first teenager to make Red Wings in over 15 years

    The Detroit Red Wings are careful with their prospects. Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill announced Monday forward Dylan Larkin, the team’s first-round selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, has made the team. Larkin will be the first true teenager to make the Red Wings' roster since Jiri Fischer in…

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  • Flyers place D Andrew MacDonald on waivers despite $25M left on contract

    The Philadelphia Flyers handed out some regrettable contracts during the latter years of Paul Holmgren's run as general manager, especially when it came to their defense. Well, consider this: The Flyers announced Monday, one year into the contract, they are placing MacDonald on waivers. It is…

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