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  • Nigeria wins African basketball title, gets Olympic spot

    RADES, Tunisia (AP) -- Nigeria won its first African basketball championship and earned a spot in the 2016 Olympics.

    The Associated Press
  • Coe hails Farah as one of the greats

    New athletics boss Sebastian Coe believes fellow Briton Mo Farah deserves to be regarded as one of the greatest athletes ever after his world championships double. Farah became the first man to pull off a triple-double" of distance titles at consecutive world championships and the London Olympics…

    AFP
  • Daniel Carcillo spends Stanley Cup day raising money, awareness

    Daniel Carcillo has made headlines over his career with often brash behavior on the ice. After Montador was found dead in his home in mid-February following a career plagued by concussion problems, Carcillo shared his story on the Players’ Tribune.

    CBS Sports
  • AP Source: LA strikes 2024 Olympic bid deal with USOC

    Los Angeles and the U.S. Olympic Committee have struck a deal that will make the city America's 2024 Olympic bidder pending approval by the city council next week. If the council approves the deal at a meeting Tuesday, the USOC will announce Los Angeles as its candidate, a person familiar with the…

    The Associated Press
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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
  • LA council to vote on 2024 Olympics bid next week

    Los Angeles council members will vote on the city's bid for the 2024 Olympics next week after a panel on Friday gave its backing to the proposals. The Los Angeles City Council's Ad Hoc Committee on the Olympics approved a "joinder agreement" designed to demonstrate to the United States Olympic…

    AFP
  • 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…

    CBS Sports
  • 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…

    The Associated Press
  • 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.

    CBS Sports
  • 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…

    CBS Sports
  • German suffers leg infection from Rio regatta

    German sailor Erik Heil has ended up needing hospital treatment for a serious skin infection after competing in a test regatta for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Heil finished third with team-mate Thomas Ploessel in the 49er class in the Olympic test regatta from August 5-22 in Rio's Guanabara…

    AFP
  • 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…

    CBS Sports
  • Tokyo sticks to 2020 Olympic logo despite copycat claims

    Organisers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics said Friday they would stick with a logo hit by plagiarism claims and had no plans to change what they described as an original work. The logo has been swept up in controversy since its unveiling in July after Belgian designer Olivier Debie claimed it copied…

    AFP