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Hirscher erases first-leg deficit for WCup win
Austrian skier Marcel Hirscher overcame a first-leg deficit to edge out German skier Felix Neureuther and win a World Cup slalom race on Sunday for his 26th career victory.

Richardson wins speedskating sprint double
Heather Richardson won the speedskating World Cup 1,500 and 500 meter races Sunday to add to her victory a day earlier in the 1,000.

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Tuktamysheva wins free skate at Grand Prix
Elizaveta Tuktamysheva of Russia extended her lead with a personal best free skate to win the Grand Prix Final on Saturday.

Pietilae-Holmner wins World Cup slalom race
Swedish skier Maria Pietilae-Holmner did just enough to protect her first-run lead and win a World Cup slalom race Saturday, beating overall leader Tina Maze by just .06 seconds.

Qatar among 6 bidders to host hoops WCup
Qatar is among six bidders to host basketball's World Cup in 2019 or 2023.

America's Cup sailor has suspension reduced
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has reduced sailor Dirk de Ridder's suspension from sanctioned events from three years to 18 months.

Belmonte Garcia sets 1,500m freestyle record
Spain's swimming federation says Mireia Belmonte Garcia has broken the world short-course record in the women's 1,500-meter freestyle at the Spanish short-course championships on Friday.

Russians sweep Grand Prix Final short program
Elizaveta Tuktamysheva led a Russian teen sweep of the short program at the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final on Thursday.

Astana team on probation amid Ferrari rumors
The Astana team of Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali has been put on probation to retain its top-tier racing status next season after a series of doping cases.

Judge: Prosecutors can appeal Pistorius verdict
South African prosecutors can appeal double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius' acquittal on murder charges for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a judge ruled Wednesday.

World Cup women gain ground in turf war
The players suing against the use of artificial turf at the 2015 Women's World Cup won a partial victory Tuesday.

Eight fail doping tests at weightlifting worlds
Eight weightlifters -- including two gold medalists -- have been provisionally suspended after failing doping tests at last month's world championship in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Ex-Wings coach Lewis to lead Belarus team
Former Detroit Red Wings coach Dave Lewis will be the new coach of the Belarus.

Germany's Greipel out of Tour Down Under
Two-time champion Andre Greipel of Germany will miss January's Tour Down Under cycle race in a radical change to his routine at the start of a new season.

IOC grants Olympic recognition to Kosovo
The IOC has granted full recognition to Kosovo, meaning the Balkan country can send an independent team to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Special Olympics Team USA unveils roster
Special Olympics Team USA announced its team on Tuesday for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, which will include 304 athletes and 43 Unified partners.

IOC approves new Olympic bidding process
The IOC approved a wide-ranging reform package Monday, including a more affordable bidding process, creation of an Olympic television channel and a more flexible sports program that could bring baseball and softball into the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Glass is USA's top women's volleyball player
Setter Alisha Glass is the USA Volleyball women's indoor player of the year.

American Ligety wins GS despite wrist injury
Ted Ligety caught up to his boyhood idol on a day when no one could come close to catching up to him, even with a broken wrist.

Skier Bode Miller on pace for January return
Six-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller remains "optimistic" about a January return after undergoing surgery last month to fix a disk in his back.

Gut claims super-G; Vonn takes 2nd place
Lindsey Vonn left Lake Louise with both confidence and the belief she can ski faster.

Bubka 'shocked' by claims of doping in Russia
Pole vault great Sergei Bubka says he is "shocked" by claims of widespread doping in Russian sports.

Phelps planning to race after suspension up
Michael Phelps is back in training and plans to return to competition after his six-month suspension ends in March.

Hosszu sets her 4th WR of short-course worlds
Katinka Hosszu set her fourth world record at the short-course world championships when the Hungarian swimmer smashed her own mark to win the women's 200-meter individual medley on Saturday.

Ledecky, Jaeger set U.S. records at nationals
Olympians Katie Ledecky and Connor Jaeger each set American records in winning the 1,650-yard freestyle races Saturday night at the U.S. winter national championships.

Labor laws broken at Rio Olympic venues
Brazil's Labor Ministry says labor laws have been broken and health and safety standards not met in construction of the Olympic Park and athletes village for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Americans go 1-2 at speedskating World Cup
Brittany Bowe led a 1-2 finish for the United States in the women's 1,000-meter race at a speedskating World Cup meet on Saturday.

Gold (foot) withdraws from Grand Prix Final
U.S. figure skating champion Gracie Gold has withdrawn from the Grand Prix Final because of a stress fracture in her left foot.

USA Gymnastics to split 2016 Olympic Trials
USA Gymnastics is splitting up the 2016 Olympic Trials in hopes of giving its men's program a better shot at a medal.

WCup ski races canceled due to lack of snow
Four World Cup ski races scheduled in the French Alps next week have been canceled because of a lack of snow.

Fisher a powerful presence in CrossFit, lifting

USA Track nearly doubles annual revenue
USA Track and Field nearly doubled its annual revenue in 2014 and will put more of that money into athlete training in hopes of pumping up the medal count at the Rio Olympics.

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