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IOC prez: Boston bid opposition expected
IOC president Thomas Bach said it's far too early to be alarmed about opposition to Boston's 2024 bid.

Boston Marathon champ banned for doping
Athletics Kenya said Friday it has banned marathon champion Rita Jeptoo two years for doping.

Van Dyken back in booth after ATV accident
Six-time Olympic gold-medalist swimmer Amy Van Dyken has returned to work as a broadcaster with the Pac-12 Networks nearly eight months after an all-terrain vehicle accident left her paralyzed from the waist down.

Americans earn 4th bobsled World Cup win
Americans Elana Meyers Taylor and Cherrelle Garrett won the women's bobsled World Cup on Friday for their fourth win this season.

Doping ban for London gold medalist Zaripova
In the latest of a slew of Russian doping cases, Yulia Zaripova faces being stripped of her gold medal in the 3,000 steeplechase from the 2012 London Olympics after being banned for a drug violation.

Armstrong on PEDs: I'd probably do it again
Lance Armstrong, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France victories and banned for life from professional cycling in 2012, said in an interview that he'd again use performance-enhancing drugs if faced with the same circumstances.

Torch relay to reach 90 percent of Brazilians
Organizers of the torch relay for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro say it will visit 250 towns and cities across Brazil, reaching 90 percent of its 200 million people.

Miller, Vonn highlight U.S. ski team roster
and extremely confident -- Lindsey Vonn for the world championships next week in Beaver Creek, Colorado. One of the best slalom skiers in teenager Mikaela Shiffrin, too.

Bubka to run against Coe for IAAF presidency
Pole vault great Sergei Bubka has made it official: He's running for president of the International Association of Athletics Federations.

Local bartender identified as 'Boston Shoveler'
Less than a day after the image of him clearing off the Boston Marathon finish line during this week's blizzard took social media by storm, the mystery man known previously as "The Boston Shoveler" has been identified.

Rio officials: 'No Plan B' for Olympic sailing
A spokesman for Rio de Janeiro's Olympic organizers says there's "no Plan B" for the 2016 Games' sailing competitions, though the state's top environmental official has acknowledged that pledges to clean up the waters of the sailing venue will not be met.

Lillard, Delle Donne in Special Olympics relay
Damian Lillard, Elena Delle Donne, Michelle Kwan and Joe Haden will all take part in the Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America, which will begin May 26 and converge in Los Angeles ahead of the World Games in July.

Russia's Khoroshilov wins World Cup slalom
Alexander Khoroshilov won a night slalom by a huge margin Tuesday, the first Russian World Cup victory in more than three decades.

Vonn extends WC record with 64th victory
Lindsey Vonn mastered a tricky super-G race on Sunday for a record-extending 64th World Cup victory.

Brown wins first U.S. title, holds off Rippon
Jason Brown gushed to Adam Rippon: "Oh my god, it was amazing."

S. Korea swimming star Park fails doping test
South Korea's former Olympic swim champion Park Tae-hwan has failed a recent doping test, his agency said Tuesday.

Hargin wins WC slalom for 1st career victory
Screaming for joy and smashing his poles on the snow, Swedish skier Mattias Hargin celebrated his first career World Cup victory on Sunday.

Edmunds to skate for U.S. team at worlds
Olympian Polina Edmunds will represent the United States at the world figure skating championships after placing fourth at nationals.

Wagner stars, sets records en route to gold
Madison Chock and Evan Bates had dinner this week with Charlie White, one of the people who changed the perception of U.S. ice dancing.

Jansrud wins fog-shortened World Cup downhill
After winning a shortened version of the men's World Cup downhill on the Streif course, Kjetil Jansrud was hugged by a Norwegian teammate who has come short on 10 attempts to win the classic race.

Schedule conflict upsets skiers, snowboarders
Top-tier skiers and snowboarders chose X Games over worlds in Austria, and blame FIS for the scheduling conflict.

White finishes 4th; Davis gets X Games repeat
Shaun White wasn't in the field at the Winter X Games last year -- an absence that was hard to ignore when Danny Davis put on a stylin' show for his first title at the world's premier snowboarding contest.

Bode skips Kitzbuehel downhill after surgery
Bode Miller will not compete in a downhill in Austria on Saturday, leaving him without a World Cup race this season before the world championships in the U.S. in 10 days.

Paris wins super-G; Pinturault takes combined
Italian skier Dominik Paris won his first career World Cup super-G on Friday, two years after his victory in the classic Hahnenkamm downhill on the same course.

Snooker, billiards lobby for spot in '20 Games
Snooker and billiards are lobbying for inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Russian coach resigns amid doping scandals
Russia's top athletics coach resigned Friday amid a series of doping scandals in the country.

Boston outlines plans to host 2024 Olympics
Sailing in Boston Harbor. Baseball at Fenway Park. Beach volleyball on Boston Common, the oldest public park in the United States.

Vonn backs Tiger's account of missing tooth
World Cup ski champion Lindsey Vonn is backing boyfriend Tiger Woods' account of how he lost a front tooth.

World Cup women drop Canada turf lawsuit
A group of elite female soccer players on Wednesday withdrew their complaint over the use of artificial turf at the Women's World Cup from the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

Stassel, Onitsuka win world slopestyle titles
American snowboarder Ryan Stassel won the world slopestyle championship for his first major title, and Miyabi Onitsuka of Japan took gold in the women's event on Wednesday.

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