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US teen Mikaela Shiffrin wins Olympic slalom gold

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Invoking the sort of recovery skills that Bode Miller made famous, American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin made Alpine skiing history Friday as the youngest ever winner of an Olympic slalom gold medal.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014

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German biathlete, Italian bobsledder test positive

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — A top German biathlete and an Italian bobsledder were kicked out of the Sochi Olympics on Friday in the first doping cases of the Winter Games.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014

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Speedy Billy Hamilton takes over Reds leadoff spot

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton is a very impatient person. He eats fast, talks fast and likes to get places without wasting any time.

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Lance Armstrong case back in court over bonuses

DALLAS (AP) — Attorneys for Lance Armstrong argued Friday that he shouldn't have to return to arbitration with a Texas company over million-dollar bonuses he received for winning races even if it was revealed years later that the cyclist lied about taking performance-enhancing drugs during his spectacular career.

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Serena upset by Cornet in Dubai semis, Venus wins

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The hope of an all-Williams final at the Dubai Championships ended on the racket of Frenchwoman Alize Cornet on Friday.

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2 men sentenced in brutal attack on Giants fan

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An angry judge lashed out Thursday as he sentenced two men who pleaded guilty in the savage beating of an avid San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium, calling them cowards and a nightmare for people who go to games.

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Judging talk overshadows figure skating again

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Leave it to figure skating and judging, where winning can be obscured by whining.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014

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US, Canada and Sweden, Finland to meet in semis

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — For hockey fans, it should be a fantastic Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014

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