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Boston Marathon hoax suspect due in court
Kevin "Kayvon" Edson, who was arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the anniversary of the bombings, is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday.

Security plans in place for Boston Marathon
With just five days to go until the running of the 118th Boston Marathon, race organizers are bracing for any kind of unforeseen circumstances as they prepare for an unprecedented turnout of spectators and participants.

Cool running: Nike extends deal with Team USA
Nike signed one of the longest and most valuable sponsorship contracts in sports history on Wednesday, agreeing to extend its sponsorship of the USA Track & Field team for an additional 23 years.

Lengthy Pistorius trial to adjourn for 2 weeks
The judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius ruled Wednesday that proceedings will adjourn for more than two weeks after Thursday and resume again on May 5.

Boston Strong: Thousands gather in tribute
Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed came together Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with solemn ceremonies.

Laviolette to coach U.S. at world championships
Longtime NHL coach Peter Laviolette will lead Team USA at the IIHF World Championships next month in Minsk, Belarus.

22-time Olympic medalist Phelps unretires
Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Oregon bids to host 2019 track and field worlds
Eugene is bidding to bring track and field's world championships to the United States for the first time.

Report: Sailor de Ridder suspended 5 years
America's Cup sailor Dirk de Ridder has been suspended from sanctioned events for five years by sailing's international governing body, two people with knowledge of the situation said.

Doping ban nixed for Olympic badminton champ
The Badminton World Federation has reversed a one-year ban handed to Olympic gold medalist Lee Yon-dae for failing to comply with doping requirements.

Campbell-Brown case had doping sample flaws
Sport's highest appeals body says Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown was cleared of doping because of blatant flaws in the test collection procedures and possible "environmental contamination" of her urine sample.

Kipsang wins London Marathon, sets record
World-record holder Wilson Kipsang won the London Marathon for the second time on Sunday, producing a course-record time to see off a strong field despite arriving late in the British capital after his passport was stolen.

Feleke wins Vienna Marathon with record time
Getu Feleke of Ethiopia overcame stomach problems in the closing kilometers of the Vienna City Marathon to win the event in a course-record time on Sunday.

IOC official: Slopestyle injuries unacceptable
An International Olympic Committee official charged with monitoring injury rates at the Games says the new discipline of slopestyle produced an "unacceptably high" number of injuries in its debut at the Sochi Olympics.

Horner still in hospital after training accident
Spanish Vuelta champion Christopher Horner will remain in the hospital until next week at least following Friday's training accident in northern Italy.

N. Korea capital hosts international marathon
The streets of North Korea's showcase capital were filled with runners from all over the world on Sunday for the annual Pyongyang marathon, which was open to foreign amateurs this year for the first time.

Rio workers defy court order, stay on strike
Striking construction workers stayed off the job at the Olympic Park Thursday -- the main cluster of venues for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics -- defying a court order for them to return.

Jamaican sprinter Powell gets 18-month ban
A Jamaican disciplinary panel on Thursday banned former 100-meter world record holder Asafa Powell from athletics for 18 months after the veteran sprinter tested positive for a banned stimulant last June.

Four gymnastics judges banned for errors, bias
Four gymnastics officials have been banned for mistaken and biased judging at the 2013 world championships.

Brailsford steps down from British Cycling
Dave Brailsford, the man who masterminded Britain's medal haul at the Beijing and London Olympics, has stepped down from his role as performance director of British Cycling.

Puelacher becomes Austria men's ski coach
The Austrian ski federation has appointed Andreas Puelacher as head coach of the men's Alpine team, replacing Mathias Berthold.

IOC sending senior exec, task forces to Rio
The International Olympic Committee is sending a senior troubleshooter to Brazil next week as part of a series of emergency measures to tackle the delays threatening the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

USA basketball announces four exhibitions
The U.S. national team will play exhibition games in New York, Chicago and the Canary Islands before this summer's World Cup of Basketball.

Team USA hopes Bulls' Rose is ready to play
If Derrick Rose wants to try, U.S. basketball officials are eager to see if he is healthy enough to play.

Noah won't play for France World Cup team
Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah says he will not play for France in this summer's World Cup of Basketball.

IOC: Talk of moving Rio Games 'premature'
With sports federations demanding a "Plan B" because of the chronic delays in Rio de Janeiro, the International Olympic Committee said Wednesday it was "premature" to speculate about taking the 2016 Games away from Brazil.

Agent: Thorpe contracts 2 serious infections
Five-time Olympic gold medalist Ian Thorpe never will swim again competitively after contracting two serious infections through a series of shoulder surgeries, his agent said.

Sports chief: Government neglecting Rio crisis
The head of Olympic summer sports federations called for urgent action Tuesday to tackle the critical delays facing the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro and accused the Brazilian government of neglecting the crisis.

IOC formally disqualifies two Sochi athletes
The IOC has formally disqualified an Austrian cross-country skier and Polish bobsledder who failed doping tests during the Sochi Olympics six weeks ago.

Jamaican sprinter Simpson gets drug ban
Jamaican Olympic sprinter Sherone Simpson has been banned from her sport until Dec. 20 after testing positive for a banned substance.

Gold medalist Rice makes retirement official
Triple Olympic champion Stephanie Rice officially retired from competitive swimming Wednesday.

Bekele wins Paris Marathon in distance debut
Three-time Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia won the Paris Marathon Sunday on his debut at the distance.

Cancellara repeats as Tour of Flanders winner
Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland won a four-way power sprint to the finish line on Sunday to defend his Tour of Flanders title and clinch one of the year's toughest classics for the third time.

Worker strike slows progress on Rio site
More than 2,000 construction workers were off the job Friday in the second day of a strike that has slowed work at the Olympic Park, the main cluster of venues for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.

IOC commission surveys Tokyo 2020 plans
IOC inspectors concluded their first meetings with organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Friday and said they were impressed with preparations for the games and inclusion of women on the board.

Commonwealth Games to open with demolition
The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow are to open with a bang.

Kotsenburg, Hamlin honored as Best of U.S.
Wearing a suit for what he said was the first time, snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg walked off Wednesday with honors for top male athlete at the U.S. Olympic Committee's inaugural Best of U.S. Awards.

Judo head: Not interested in Winter Games
The head of judo's world governing body has fired back at international cycling's new chief for suggesting the martial art could be moved to the Winter Olympics.

Canada's Wickenheiser won on broken foot
Canadian hockey star Hayley Wickenheiser helped her country win the gold medal at the Sochi Olympics while playing with a broken foot.

Lolo opts for shuttle hurdle relay at Drake
Drake Relays director Brian Brown said Tuesday that Lolo Jones will run the shuttle hurdle relay rather than the 100-meter hurdles at her hometown meet later this month.

Azerbaijan fined $500K for 9 doping cases in '13
The International Weightlifting Federation has fined Azerbaijan $500,000 and waived a possible suspension after nine lifters were caught doping last year.

1968 Olympic champ Evans given doping ban
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria says it has banned 1968 double Olympic champion Lee Evans of the United States from coaching for four years for giving a minor performance-enhancing substances.

Bach makes IOC commission appointments
IOC president Thomas Bach filled several key positions Tuesday -- including in finance, marketing and anti-doping -- as he put his own stamp on the Olympic body that continues to take shape since his election six months ago.