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  • Triple jumper Koneva triumphs, pleads for Russian Olympic reprieve

    World and European indoor triple jump champion Ekaterina Koneva swept to victory at the Russian Winter indoor meet Sunday and pleaded for Russia to be allowed to compete at the Rio Olympics. Koneva triumphed with a distance of 14.10 metres to see off Olesya Tikhonova (13.78m) and Veronika Semashko…

    AFP30 mins ago
  • American cyclist Coryn Rivera riding fast road to Rio

    Coryn Rivera's father had ridden off ahead of her. ''I still remember that,'' Wally Rivera said with a laugh, recalling the scene nearly 15 years later. Rivera's big goal this year is qualifying for the Rio Olympics, then adding to her extraordinary collection of hardware on the rolling hills of…

    The Associated Press55 mins ago
  • Prevc leaps to 2nd straight win in Vikersund

    Peter Prevc showed why he is on course to be the overall ski jumping World Cup champion with a victory in Vikersund on Sunday. Andreas Stjernen of Norway had 459.7 points to finish third, after jumping 249 and 231 meters.

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  • Johaug claims 2nd win in as many days in Falun

    Therese Johaug again proved too strong for the rest of the field in Falun to take her second cross-country World Cup victory in two days as Norway swept the podium on Sunday. Johaug won the 10-kilometer freestyle after shaking off second-place Heidi Weng on the gruelling Morderbacken - ''Murder…

    The Associated Press
  • Geisenberger claims 4th straight luge World Cup title

    Olympic champion Natalie Geisenberger finished fourth at a luge World Cup to claim her fourth successive overall title, while German compatriot Tatjana Huefner clinched her first European title on Sunday. The second last race of the season doubled for the 47th luge European Championship in…

    The Associated Press
  • Germany's Neureuther wins men's World Cup slalom in Japan

    Felix Neureuther of Germany won the men's World Cup slalom in Japan on Sunday, edging Andre Myhrer of Sweden. Neureuther, fifth after the first run, clocked a time of 56.96 seconds in the second run to finish 0.05 seconds ahead of Myhrer. Marco Schwarz of Austria was third, 0.24 off the pace.

    The Associated Press
  • Jamaican carries spirit of Cool Runnings into Youth Olympics

    Daniel Mayhew was less than enthusiastic when his physical education teacher first suggested the 17-year old Jamaican take up bobsledding. ''I was like, 'I'm not doing that' because of the cold and everything and I didn't want it to affect school and stuff like that,'' Mayhew recalled. Mayhew's…

    The Associated Press
  • Women's WC downhill cancelled due to soft snow conditions

    CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) -- The rescheduled women's World Cup downhill race in Crans-Montana has been cancelled for safety reasons due to soft snow conditions.

    The Associated Press
  • Getzlaf scores in OT, Ducks beat Blackhawks

    Ryan Getzlaf nets a game-winning power-play goal in overtime...

  • Lloyd's late goal gives United States 1-0 win over Mexico

    Carli Lloyd sent the U.S. women into the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying semifinals. Lloyd scored off a rebound on her penalty kick to give the United States a 1-0 victory over Mexico on Saturday. The shot went to the middle of the net and was blocked by goalkeeper Cecilia Santiago.

    The Associated Press
  • Yahoo DFS Hockey: Sunday Picks

    Sasha Yodashkin picks the Sunday NHL slate, including St. Louis' David Backes, who can still be had for a bargain price.
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  • Hampton makes lacrosse history in loss to Roberts Wesleyan

    HAMPTON, Va. (AP) -- Hampton became the first historically black university to field an NCAA Division I lacrosse team on Saturday, losing 20-3 to Roberts Wesleyan.

    The Associated Press
  • Youth Olympics a first for Brazil's curlers

    The Olympics often produce surprises and at the second Winter Youth Games in Lillehammer, one name that stands out in the curling competition is Brazil. In charge of the team is Marcelo Mello, one of the members of the first adult Brazilian curling team that took on the US in 2009.

    The Associated Press
  • Costa Rica women rout Puerto Rico 9-0 in Olympic qualifying

    FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- Raquel Rodriguez Cedeno and Karla Villalobos each scored three goals and Costa Rica defeated Puerto Rico 9-0 in a group stage match Saturday at the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament.

    The Associated Press
  • High school programs help grow hockey in South Florida

    Take a look at how high school programs help youth hockey....

  • Leader Prevc soars to ski jump win in Vikersund

    VIKERSUND, Norway (AP) -- The leader of the ski jumping World Cup, Peter Prevc, soared to another victory in Vikersund on Saturday.

    The Associated Press
  • Bohonnon, Gridneva win aerials World Cup

    MOSCOW (AP) -- American Mac Bohonnon and Alina Gridneva of Russia won the men's and women's rounds of the aerials World Cup in Moscow on Saturday.

    The Associated Press