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Pistorius starts prison stay in hospital wing
Oscar Pistorius spent his first night in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital of Pretoria, said a prison official.

Paralympics ban Pistorius for full sentence
Oscar Pistorius will be ineligible to compete in Paralympic events during the entirety of his five-year prison sentence.

Daland, former swim coach at USC, dies at 93
Peter Daland, who coached the University of Southern California swim team to nine NCAA championships and mentored Olympic gold medal winners, has died. He was 93.

IOC wants Tarpischev to explain comments
The International Olympic Committee is asking Russian member Shamil Tarpischev for a "full explanation" of his comments about Venus and Serena Williams that led to him being fined and suspended by the women's tennis tour.

Head of the Charles: Craftsbury, Cambridge win
The Vermont-based Craftsbury Sculling Center won the men's eights Sunday in the Head of the Charles Regatta and the Cambridge Boat Club took the women's race.

Ski champ Svindal tears Achilles playing soccer
Two-time overall World Cup champion Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway is likely out for the entire ski season after tearing his Achilles tendon while playing soccer.

Campbell, Stone win at Head of the Charles
Andrew Campbell and Gevvie Stone won the men's and women's singles titles Saturday on the first day of the 50th Head of the Charles Regatta.

Former miler Scott fighting prostate cancer
Former miler and three-time Olympian Steve Scott says he has prostate cancer -- 10 years after he beat testicular cancer.

Gatlin not picked as world athlete award finalist
Facing a backlash over his doping past, American sprinter Justin Gatlin has failed to make the list of finalists for the IAAF world athlete of the year award.

Victorian takes U.S. bobsled brakeman division
Aaron Victorian beat 22 other entrants to win the brakeman division at the U.S. national bobsled championships Friday.

Williams wins at bobsled push championship
This time last year, Lauryn Williams was getting into a bobsled for the first time.

Pyeongchang to host '18 ceremonies after all
Pyeongchang organizers have scrapped plans to stage the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2018 Winter Olympic outside the host city.

Mayer out of GS opener after practice crash
Olympic downhill champion Matthias Mayer has been ruled out of the season-opening World Cup giant slalom in Soelden next week after tearing ligaments in a training accident.

U.S. wins first women's volleyball world title
The United States won its first women's volleyball world championship title Sunday by beating China 3-1 in the final.

Williams makes return to U.S. bobsled team
Lauryn Williams isn't done with bobsledding after all.

Biles wins 2 more golds at gymnastics worlds
Simone Biles of the United States capped her dominance at the gymnastics world championships on Sunday, winning gold medals on the balance beam and the floor exercise on the final day of competition.

Japan's Takahashi retires from figure skating
Vancouver Olympic bronze medalist Daisuke Takahashi announced on Tuesday he is retiring from competitive figure skating.

Kenya's Kipchoge wins Chicago Marathon
Eliud Kipchoge won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday to lead a 1-2-3 finish for Kenyan men.

Hendrickson, Fairall win U.S. ski jumping titles
Sarah Hendrickson won the K95 U.S. Ski Jumping Championship on Sunday for her third national title, and Nick Fairall topped the men's field for his second title.

LeBron still undecided on 2016 Rio Olympics
The beaches and glamour of Rio de Janeiro haven't yet convinced LeBron James that he should come back in two years for a shot at a third Olympic gold medal.

Putin wins swimming honor despite doping cases
Russian president Vladimir Putin has been awarded with the International Swimming Federation's highest honor despite a series of doping cases that could result in the country being suspended from competition.

F1's Alonso misses bid for pro cycling team
Formula One driver Fernando Alonso has missed his chance to register a professional cycling team for the 2015 season.

USA Swimming suspends Phelps for 6 months
Michael Phelps has been suspended for six months from USA Swimming-sanctioned competition after his arrest for driving under the influence in Baltimore last week.

IOC: FIFA steadfast on 2022 Winter Olympics
The IOC has reiterated that it has been assured by FIFA president Sepp Blatter that the 2022 World Cup will not clash with the Winter Olympics.

Former Tour de France winner Schleck retires
Former Tour de France winner Andy Schleck retired from cycling on Thursday, three months after crashing and pulling out of cycling's premier event with a knee injury.

Two-time moguls champ Bilodeau retires
Alex Bilodeau is retiring to become an accountant.

IAAF VP: 'Big problems' with Gatlin on top list
IAAF vice president Sebastian Coe says he has "big problems" with the track and field governing body including doping-tainted sprinter Justin Gatlin on the athlete of the year short list.

Eugene among 3 to officially bid for '19 worlds
The IAAF has confirmed that three cities -- in the United States, Spain and Qatar -- are in the running to host the 2019 world championships.

Boston 2024 Olympics group honors Olympians
A group working to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to Boston honored dozens of current and former Massachusetts Olympians and Paralympians at a special event Monday at a sports bar near Fenway Park.

U.S. routs Spain; cruises to 2nd straight gold
Sue Bird added another gold medal to her already incredible U.S. basketball resume.

Australia routs Turkey to earn bronze medal
Marianna Tolo scored 21 points, Penny Taylor added 13 and Australia scored the first 17 points of the game to rout Turkey 74-44 on Sunday night and win the bronze medal at the women's world championship.

Female Olympian Knight skates with Ducks
After Hilary Knight skated with the Anaheim Ducks, the two-time U.S. Olympian emerged confident she can play hockey with anybody in the world.

Defending champ Jeptoo out of NYC marathon
Defending women's champion Priscah Jeptoo of Kenya has withdrawn from the New York City Marathon.

Phelps to attend 'program' after DUI arrest
Olympic swimming great Michael Phelps said Sunday he is "taking some time away" from swimming and will "attend a program that will provide the help I need to better understand myself" after his arrest for driving under the influence in Baltimore.

Gatlin among 10 nominated for World Athlete
American sprinter Justin Gatlin, unbeaten this season, has been named as an IAAF World Athlete of the Year candidate.

China dominates Asian Games gold-medal tally
The Asian Games wrapped up Saturday with China dominating the gold-medal count and North Korea stealing the limelight.

Lochte, Coughlin tabbed for short course event
Ryan Lochte, Natalie Coughlin, Matt Grevers and Tyler Clary lead the U.S. roster for the short course world championships on Dec. 3-7 in Doha, Qatar.

Bach: IOC won't reopen 2022 Olympic bid race
IOC president Thomas Bach says the Olympic body will not reopen the bidding process for the 2022 Winter Games after Oslo's withdrawal left just two cities in the race.

IOC: Rio progress better, but schedule 'tight'
Preparations for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have made "a lot of progress" in the last six months but the schedule "remains tight," the head of the IOC's inspection team said Wednesday.

Olympic pairs champs, of Russia, to miss GP
The Russian Figure Skating Federation says Olympic champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov will miss this year's Grand Prix events due to injury.

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