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U.S. tops Canada for women's world hockey title
The United States defended its women's world hockey championship with a 7-5 victory over Canada on Saturday.

Gold, Aaron among U.S. picks for World Trophy
Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner, Max Aaron and Jason Brown will lead the U.S. at the World Team Trophy event.

Defense rests case in Boston bombing trial
A computer expert testifying in the Boston Marathon bombing trial says Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's older brother did Internet searches on bombing components in the weeks before the 2013 terror attack.

Gabby Douglas, family to have reality show
Olympic women's gymnastics champion Gabrielle Douglas can add another item to her resume: TV star.

Report: Former Olympic champ Liu is retiring
Liu Xiang, who became one of China's best-known athletes by winning the 110-meter hurdles title at the 2004 Olympics, plans to announce his retirement next week, a Chinese newspaper reported.

Skier Zurbriggen retires due to ailing back
Silvan Zurbriggen, who earned bronze at the 2010 Vancouver Games in the super-combined, says he has retired from Alpine skiing at age 33 because of persistent back injuries.

Chodounsky defends U.S. Alpine slalom title
David Chodounsky successfully defended his slalom title Sunday with a fast second run in the last event at the U.S. Alpine Championships.

Shiffrin wins slalom at U.S. Alpine nationals
Over the years, Mikaela Shiffrin has been patiently refining her technique, trying to get it just perfect.

Fernandez, Tuktamysheva take golds at worlds
Javier Fernandez and Elizaveta Tuktamysheva each won their respective individual titles at figure skating worlds this past weekend.

U.S. upends Canada to open women's worlds
The United States opened the women's world hockey championship with a 4-2 victory over Canada on Saturday.

South Korea's Park apologizes for doping ban
A tearful former Olympic swimming champion, Park Tae-hwan of South Korea, offered an impassioned public apology Friday, four days after receiving an 18-month ban for failing a doping test.

Olympic champ retires, cites brain injuries
Former Olympic boxing champion Audley Harrison has retired, saying repeated blows to the head have left him with brain injuries.

Bolt on track for New York return in June
Usain Bolt will run in New York for the first time since he set the world record in the 100 meters in 2008.

Rio mayor unveils controversial Olympic course
Rio de Janeiro's mayor has defended the city's controversial Olympic golf course, which has been criticized by environmental activists and is at the center of complicated legal wranglings.

Boston group backs referendum in 2024 bid
The group behind Boston's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics said Tuesday that it wants the residents of Massachusetts to decide whether the effort to bring the games to the city should go forward.

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