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3-time ski jump champ Morgenstern retires
Three-time Olympic ski jump champion Thomas Morgenstern is retiring, seven months after winning silver at the Sochi Games to end a season that included two bad crashes.

Judge stays coach's suit against Gay, USADA
A judge has stayed a lawsuit filed by track coach Jon Drummond against former sprint champion Tyson Gay and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, saying it must be settled for now in arbitration, not in federal court.

USA Track bids for 2019 world championships
USA Track and Field has submitted a bid to host the 2019 world championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Figure skater Kostner questioned in doping case
Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner claims she had nothing to do with doping by her former boyfriend and Olympic race walking gold medalist Alex Schwazer.

IOC adds anti-discrimination to host contract
The International Olympic Committee has added an anti-discrimination clause to its host city contract, hoping to avoid a repeat of the turmoil caused at the Sochi Olympics when Russia passed a law prohibiting so-called gay "propaganda" before the Games.

Hanyu skips Finlandia Trophy with injured back
Olympic figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu will sit out his first scheduled competition this season because of back pain.

Agosta takes break from ice to become cop
When her teammates arrive for hockey training camp, Meghan Agosta will be reporting elsewhere. She'll be going to the Justice Institute of British Columbia -- with her badge and gun.

Ice dancers Virtue, Moir will sit out this season
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the 2010 Olympic ice dance gold medalists, will not compete this season but aren't yet retiring.

Ledecky is USA Swimming Athlete of the Year
Katie Ledecky was honored as the USA Swimming Athlete of the Year for the second straight season and took the Phillips 66 Performance Award for her record-breaking performance in the 1,500-meter freestyle at the Pan Pacific Championships.

Australia's Cambage ruptures Achilles tendon
Basketball Australia said Sunday that Liz Cambage has been ruled out of the women's world championships after rupturing an Achilles tendon.

North Korean sets weightlifting world record
North Korea's Om Yun Chol has set a world record in the clean and jerk, lifting 170 kilograms in the men's 56-kilogram class at the Asian Games.

Committee clears Kreuziger of doping charges
The Czech Olympic Committee ruled Monday that cyclist Roman Kreuziger did not violate doping rules.

IOC: Flexible rules could allow baseball's return
The adoption of a more flexible approach to the Olympic program could allow for the return of baseball and other sports that have been dropped from the games, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said Saturday.

Spearmon gets 3-month doping suspension
Three-time U.S. 200-meter champion Wallace Spearmon has received a three-month suspension for using a banned substance at a meet earlier this summer.

IOC prez: Sports should maintain neutrality
Sports must acknowledge its relationship to politics and big business and work with those who run global society while still maintaining its neutrality, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said Saturday.

Coach K refutes Team USA gig benefits Duke
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said the notion that coaching USA Basketball gives him a recruiting advantage is "utterly ridiculous."

Bad back keeps Delle Donne from U.S. team
Elena Delle Donne became the latest player to withdraw from the U.S. women's basketball national team pool because of injury.

Voigt breaks mark in cycling's Hour Record
Jens Voigt has set a new mark in cycling's historic Hour Record, racing 51.1 kilometers (31.7 miles) around a velodrome.

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