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In Sochi, new complaints about Russia anti-gay law

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — A U.S. Olympic sponsor and U.N. panel condemned a Russian law criticized as a stifling of gay rights as protests were planned for around the world Wednesday, keeping an irritant to the hosts of the Winter Olympics front and center two days ahead of the opening ceremonies.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 February 2014

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Jamaican bobsledders without equipment in Russia

 

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Jamaica's beloved bobsled team had to raise money just to get to Russia.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 February 2014

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IOC considers independent body for whistleblowers

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The IOC will consider setting up an independent body that allows whistleblowers to report information on doping, match-fixing and sexual abuse without fear of reprisals.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 February 2014

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IOC urged not to pay sports to attend Olympics

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The IOC has been urged not to pay sports to attend the Olympics during talks on its relations with North American professional leagues.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 February 2014

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Seattle Super Bowl win buoys a city used to losing

SEATTLE (AP) — For a city accustomed to losing not just games, but teams, the Seattle Seahawks' dominant Super Bowl win provided a long overdue catharsis, buoying the spirits of a fan base that hasn't always had much to cheer about.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 February 2014

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5 things to know about speedskating, short track

Speedskating has been on the Olympic program since the first Winter Games in 1924, while its unpredictable offshoot, short track, became an official sport in 1992.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 February 2014

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Ohio State still seeking answers after bad spell

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Thad Matta watches the video clips over and over. Somewhere in the midst of all those pixels he's trying to find the answers to what's wrong with his Ohio State Buckeyes.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 February 2014

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Foligno's 2 goals help Blue Jackets beat Ducks 4-2

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — For a team that once appeared almost invincible at home — and dominated the NHL for two full months — the Anaheim Ducks suddenly have slipped into mediocrity.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 February 2014

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