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Outdoor Olympic athletes adjusting to warm weather

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Cross-country skiers are looking for precisely the right wax to cut through the mush. Jumpers are trying to land in snow that's way too soft. Freestyle skiers and snowboarders are bailing out of their best tricks on courses that, even way up on the mountain, are melting under the Sochi sun.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 February 2014

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Volunteers smuggle Sochi dogs out of town

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Alexei stops in his tracks as he sees a half-breed Labrador snooping around at a cafe's back door.

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It's a big game whenever Michigan, Ohio State meet

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The temperature outside Ohio State's Schottenstein Center was in the teens and the wind chill near zero. And the students kept coming over on Monday.

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NBC's Costas sitting out with eye infection

With both eyes reddened by an infection, NBC's Bob Costas said he will sit out the network's prime-time Olympics coverage on Tuesday. Taking his place in Sochi will be "Today" anchor Matt Lauer.

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AP Source: Indians, Brantley agree to contract

A person familiar with the deal says the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a long-term contract with outfielder Michael Brantley.

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At Westminster, dog show style gets spotlight, too

NEW YORK (AP) — When they step into a ring at the Westminster Kennel Club show, they're supposed to be well-groomed examples of functional elegance.

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Sochi chief: No need to use stored snow _ yet

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Sochi Olympic organizers see no need to bring in stored snow to cope with the warm temperatures in the mountains — but are ready to do so if necessary.

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Olympic halfpipe problems mounting

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Rider after rider took a crash course Monday night on an Olympic halfpipe that looked only half ready with less than 24 hours until men's competition is set to start.

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