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Eric Wynalda Discusses His Financial Problems — and Everything Else

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:30:55 GMT

“I propose a threat to a monopoly, because that’s what this is,” Eric Wynalda says about how he will revive American soccer.The former member of the United States national team is taking an aggressive outsider approach in his campaign to be president of U.S. Soccer.

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Sports of The Times: The Center of U.S. Gymnastics’ Success Is Now a Haunted House

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:29:22 GMT

A workout session at the Karolyi ranch, which is home to the national team training center for U.S.A. Gymnastics.Athletes have said that they were sexually abused by the team doctor at the national training center in Texas, and Simone Biles said she dreads returning there. She shouldn’t have to.

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North and South Korean Teams to March as One at Olympics

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:42:40 GMT

North and South Korean athletes marched together during the opening ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.The agreement is a milestone in inter-Korean sports relations, and Seoul has said in the past it hoped such a move could contribute to a political thaw.

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Tyler Hilinski of Washington State Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:21:27 GMT

Tyler Hilinski started for Washington State in the Holiday Bowl against Michigan State last month.The police found Hilinksi, who was expected to start at quarterback for the Cougars next season, after he did not show up for a practice.

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A.F.C. Championship Game Prediction: Patriots or Jaguars?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:43:52 GMT

Jalen Ramsey and the Jacksonville defense can shut down even the most potent offense, but can Blake Bortles and the Jaguars’ offense live up to the same standard.Jacksonville was not expected to be here. New England always seems to be here. But the Jaguars’ defense gives them a chance in any game they play.

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N.F.C. Championship Game Prediction: Eagles or Vikings?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:44:56 GMT

Chris Long and other members of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrated their win over the Atlanta Falcons in the divisional round by wearing dog masks to celebrate having overcome being labeled as underdogs.Neither team has the quarterback they expected leading them, but the Eagles and Vikings have reached the conference championship just the same.

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Russian Investigators Deny Doping Whistle-Blower’s Claims

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:16:46 GMT

Vladimir V. Putin at the opening ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Games. The I.O.C. and antidoping officials determined that Russia conducted an elaborate doping scheme in Sochi. Russian investigators say that's not true.Russian investigators claim that Grigory Rodchenkov was managing a doping distribution scheme and blamed Russia to avoid prosecution.

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Morocco Wants to Host the World Cup. Just Don’t Ask for Any Details.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:52:06 GMT

A security officer outside Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca, which is hosting games in the monthlong African Nations Championship. Five months after entering the race to host the 2026 World Cup, Morocco has been curiously slow to provide details on its plans for the event.Five months after declaring its interest in hosting the 2026 World Cup, Morocco hasn’t said much about how it proposes to stage the world’s most-watched sporting event.

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Marta Kostyuk, 15, Reaches 3rd Round of Australian Open

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:35:56 GMT

Marta Kostyuk, 15, defeated Olivia Rogowska on Wednesday to advance to the third round of the Australian Open.There’s no doubt the Ukrainian teenager can play at a high level, but she’s also learning to deal with the high expectations that come with early success.

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Your Pyeongchang 2018 Travel Guide

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:39:21 GMT

A view of Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium in South Korea.The 2018 Winter Olympics start on Feb. 9 in Gangwon Province, a resort region in the Taebak Mountains northeast of Seoul. Here’s what to see and how to see it.

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How to Plan a Last Minute Trip to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:58:44 GMT

Olympic Village during its completion ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea in December.It’s not too late to plan a trip to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Here’s how to score a cheap flight, find a place to stay, and catch the games.

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Dimitrov and Wozniacki Survive Upset Bids at Australian Open

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:40:43 GMT

Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria celebrated his win over Mackenzie McDonald.Third-seeded Grigor Dimitrov and second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki were pushed to the brink Wednesday. Rafael Nadal, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Nick Kyrgios also won.

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Jo Jo White, Deadeye Shooter for Boston Celtics, Dies at 71

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:32:16 GMT

The Boston Celtics’ Jo Jo White driving against Rick Barry of the Golden State Warriors in 1976.White played 10 seasons for the Celtics and helped lead the team to N.B.A. championships in 1974 and 1976.

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Gymnasts Share Stories of Abuse at Doctor’s Sentencing Hearing

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 04:27:08 GMT

Dr. Lawrence G. Nassar, who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing gymnasts in his role as a team doctor, walked into a courtroom in Michigan on Tuesday to start a four-day sentencing hearing.Nearly 100 accusers are expected to address the court during the four-day hearing for Larry Nassar, a former team doctor for U.S.A. Gymnastics.

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Retirements Are Down at the Australian Open. Is Money the Reason?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:42:51 GMT

Mischa Zverev was the only player to retire from a first-round singles match at the Australian Open this year.Only one of the 128 singles matches in the Australian Open’s first round ended with a player retiring midmatch, tying the lowest total at a Grand Slam event in the last 10 years.

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