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IOC creates pool of Russians eligible for Winter Olympics


LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- The International Olympic Committee said Friday it has created a pool of 389 Russians who are eligible to compete under a neutral flag at next month's Winter Olympics amid the country's doping scandal....

Talks open at Korean Olympic unity meeting in Switzerland


LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Olympic and government officials from North Korea and South Korea have begun a meeting at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Switzerland to confirm how they will unite for the Pyeongchang Winter Games next month....

Without NHL players, Olympic tournament is 'wide open'


When Willie Desjardins coached Canada's 2010 world junior team stacked with future NHL players Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Brayden Schenn, Alex Pietrangelo and goaltenders Jake Allen and Martin Jones, it took a wild final game with John Carlson scoring in overtime to win the gold medal for the United States....

Canada women shooting for 5th straight Olympic hockey gold


Four years is a long time to wait for a second chance. For some, the chance for golden redemption has been much longer....

Olympic gymnast abused by ex-doctor wants him to suffer


LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman on Friday confronted her former doctor who has pleaded guilty to multiple sexual assaults, warning him that the testimony of the "powerful army" of 140 survivors at his sentencing will haunt him in prison....

Robert Yates posthumously inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Robert Yates lived long enough to hear his name announced as a NASCAR Hall of Famer....

No. 9 Michigan State bounces back and routs Indiana 85-57


EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Miles Bridges made a 3-pointer and bounced on his toes with joy, enjoying a game he and Michigan State desperately needed....

Brady mum on status for AFC title game after hand injury


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Tom Brady is staying mum on his status for the AFC championship game after suffering a right hand injury earlier in the week....

Long haul: No. 1 Halep fends off Davis in 3:45 marathon


MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- After wasting three chances to serve it out, then saving three match points, Simona Halep finally finished off American Lauren Davis in a third-round win that took 3 hours, 45 minutes and equaled a record at the Australian Open....

Syracuse women making slow strides on basketball court


It's been almost two years since Syracuse lost to powerful Connecticut in the women's national championship game, and coach Quentin Hillsman is trying to recapture some of the magic that produced a program-record 30 victories in that breakthrough season....