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US struggling at oval, focus on high-tech suits

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The U.S. speedskating team is desperately trying to make sense of its miserable performance during the first week of the Winter Olympics — and much of the speculation has turned to a new high-tech skinsuit.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 February 2014

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Plushenko on thin ice after Olympic dropout

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Four days after being praised as a hero for helping Russia win its first gold at the Sochi Olympics, Evgeni Plushenko on Friday was taking criticism for dropping out of the men's figure skating.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 February 2014

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Lolo Jones not minding underdog role in Sochi

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Lolo Jones knows weird things can happen at an Olympics.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 February 2014

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Science, not muscle, driving many Olympic wins

 

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Nineteen-year-old Slovakian luger Josef Petrulak competed in the Sochi Olympics in a 22-year-old sled. That's right: His sled is three years older than he is. His German rivals get a new sled every year, designed by BMW and calibrated to whoosh faster, smoother and smarter every season.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014

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US delegation member calls Olympic trip 'humbling'

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — A member of the U.S. Olympic delegation sent to Sochi by President Barack Obama said Thursday she witnessed no backlash over the inclusion of homosexuals in the group as an apparent protest over anti-gay laws in Russia.

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OF Brantley signs 4-year extension with Indians

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have signed outfielder Michael Brantley to a four-year, $25 million contract extension that avoids arbitration and gives him a prominent place in the team's future.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014

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Cavaliers rally past Pistons for 93-89 win

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Kyrie Irving's last-minute 3-pointer helped seal another victory for Cleveland — and the Cavaliers' longest winning streak since LeBron James left.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014

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Ligety likes his progress entering super-combined

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Ted Ligety, Alexis Pinturault and the other medal favorites will get one last training session in Thursday for the Olympic super-combined a day later.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014

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