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  • USOC to hire infectious disease specialists for Zika

    The U.S. Olympic Committee will hire two infectious disease specialists to advise potential Olympians who are worried about the Zika outbreak in Brazil. USOC CEO Scott Blackmun sent a letter Wednesday to all possible Olympians, acknowledging the growing worries over the virus. ''I know that the…

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  • Mexico opens qualifying with 6-0 victory over Puerto Rico

    Maribel Dominguez scored three goals and Mexico defeated Puerto Rico 6-0 to open the CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying tournament on Wednesday. Nayeli Rangel, Alina Garciamendez and Katlyn Johnson also scored for Mexico against a young Puerto Rico team making its debut in a qualifying tournament.

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  • Lauren Jackson to wait until March to decide on Rio Games

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Former WNBA MVP Lauren Jackson will wait until March to make a final decision on whether to play in her fifth Olympics for Australia.

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  • Ski jumping the latest event to step to the plate at Fenway

    Olympic silver medalist Devin Logan pictures herself standing atop the 140-foot ski jump that towers over Fenway Park's Green Monster, hitting her jump and then coming to a stop right about where a batter would stand. ''Sliding into home plate, coming in safe, hearing the crowd cheer like I just…

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  • No 1 golfer Ko says Olympics her 'top priority' this year

    CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) -- Top-ranked golfer Lydia Ko says the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be her top priority this year.

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  • After NHL Defender Scores, Mom Gushes To TV Reporter

    Beth Bartkowski loves her boy.Keywords: NHL, Hockey, Vancouver Canucks

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  • Ski jump leader Prevc wins in Norway

    TRONDHEIM, Norway (AP) -- Peter Prevc was another leap closer to becoming the ski jumping World Cup champion with a victory in Trondheim on Wednesday.

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  • US adds Blazers' Lillard to Olympic basketball roster pool

    Portland guard Damian Lillard has been added to the U.S. national basketball team pool, giving the Americans 31 players for 12 spots. Lillard fell just short of a place on the 2014 World Cup of Basketball roster and wasn't among the original 30 candidates for Rio de Janeiro announced last month. …

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  • Peerless Prevc moves closer to Crystal Globe

    Trondheim (Norway) (AFP) - Peter Prevc's seemingly faultless march to the World Cup ski jumping title continued on Wednesday when the Slovenian notched up his ninth individual win of the season in Trondheim.

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  • Frenzel eases to Nordic combined WCup win in Trond

    Germany's Eric Frenzel extended his lead in the Nordic Combined World Cup after winning in Trondheim on Wednesday. The reigning overall world champion started the 10-kilometer cross-country race 27 seconds behind Akito Watabe of Japan after the ski jumping. Frenzel caught Watabe by the…

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  • Isinbayeva to miss winter season due to injury

    Twice Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva will be out of action for four weeks due to a leg injury, the Russian said on Wednesday.  Isinbayeva, Olympic champion in 2004 and 2008, had been due to return to competition on Saturday for the first time since the birth of her daughter in June,…

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  • Ennis-Hill's coach wants Olympic camp moved due to Zika

    Toni Minichiello, the coach of athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill, wants the British Olympic Association to move their preparation camp for the 2016 Olympics to outside Brazil due to the Zika virus. The BOA are planning to hold the camp in Belo Horizonte, where there has been an infestation of mosquitoes…

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  • Ukrainian biathlete Abramova suspended in doping case

    Ukrainian biathlete Olga Abramova has been provisionally suspended after failing a drug test for a newly banned substance. The Ukrainian Biathlon Federation says Abramova, who recorded two top-10 finishes at last year's world championships, tested positive for the metabolism booster meldonium…

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  • Zika no threat to Rio Games, German Olympic doctor says

    The spread of the Zika virus in Brazil needs to be monitored but is not a threat to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Germany's chief Olympic doctor said on Wednesday. The German Olympic Sports Confederation's leading doctor, Bernd Wolfarth, told Reuters, however, it was up to the athletes…

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  • British agency to run Russian drug-testing during suspension

    MONTREAL (AP) -- The World Anti-Doping Agency says a deal has been signed for British officials to take temporary charge of drug-testing in Russia.

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  • US women's national soccer team to be briefed on Zika virus

    The U.S. women's national soccer team was scheduled to be briefed Tuesday night on the developing Zika virus crisis in Latin America, a day before the start of the CONCACAF Olympic qualification tournament in Texas. The 2016 Olympics are scheduled for Aug. 5-21 in Brazil, where the Zika virus is…

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  • Hockey comes to LA: Kings at 50

    Hockey comes to LA: Kings at 50...

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  • Care Devils: Martin Brodeur Honored

    The New Jersey Devils ceremony to retire goalie Martin Brodeur's number 30 Tuesday night at the Prudential Center was elaborate (one arena employee called it "D Day"). It was also fitting for a legend who helped define a franchise.

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