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Suicide bombers called biggest Sochi Olympics risk

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — While Sochi's Olympic venues are now among the most tightly guarded facilities in the world, the rest of this sprawling Black Sea resort looks more vulnerable.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014

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Remembering what Stern did, and how he did it

He is not in the Hall of Fame, he never played in an All-Star game and he is about a foot shorter than most NBA stars.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014

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Ohio State AD Smith gets bonus-laden deal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Every time an Ohio State individual athlete or team wins a national title — in track, swimming, fencing, rifle, pistol or any of 24 other non-revenue sports — athletic director Gene Smith will receive a bonus of $18,000 to $36,000 under terms of the new contract extension announced earlier this week.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2014

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US women face Canada again in 2014 opener

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Sydney Leroux gets emotional each time the U.S. women play Canada.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2014

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Olympic host Russia coming out of doping doghouse

When the world last came together for the Winter Olympics, Russia was in the doghouse because of doping.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2014

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NFL: 13 percent fewer concussions in '13 than '12

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL says the number of concussions in practices and games in the preseason and regular season dropped 13 percent from 2012 to 2013.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2014

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Rory McIlroy shoots 63 to take lead in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rory McIlroy took another step toward regaining his form Thursday with his lowest score in more than three years, a 9-under 63 while playing with Tiger Woods to take a two-shot lead in the Dubai Desert Classic.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2014

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NASCAR creates winner-take-all championship format

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has overhauled its championship format to create an elimination, winner-take-all system designed to reward "the most battle-tested" driver at the end of the season.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2014

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