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Games on? Calgary vote shakes up Olympic bid game again

Nov. 14, 2018 4:28 PM EST

Does anyone really want to host the Winter Olympics? Residents in Calgary answered that question with a resounding "No," and now the International Olympic Committee has some soul-searching to do. Again. After being rejected in yet another public vote, the IOC is down to two candidates to host the 2026 Games...

'Alternative Nobel' urges freedom for 3 Saudi activists

Nov. 14, 2018 6:32 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Right Livelihood Award — known as the "Alternative Nobel" — appealed Wednesday on Saudi Arabia to free three jailed human rights defenders and recipients of this year's prize. The foundation also urged that the kingdom stop "harassing and killing those who fight" for...

Swedish parliament rejects proposed government

Nov. 14, 2018 6:03 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — More than two months after elections that left Sweden in political limbo, lawmakers on Wednesday rejected a proposed minority coalition led by the second-largest party, the first time in Swedish history that a proposal for a new prime minister has been defeated. Parliament voted by 195...

Romain Gall rebounding after fall to Sweden's 3rd tier

Nov. 13, 2018 6:54 PM EST

Signed with fanfare by Columbus 18 months earlier, Romain Gall was released by the Crew in February 2016 after making just four first-team appearances in 1½ seasons. Just 21 years old, the midfielder had seen his hopes with Major League Soccer and the U.S. under-20 national team crater. A little more than a...

Man at center of Nobel body scandal tests rape conviction

Nov. 12, 2018 9:57 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The man at the center of the scandal at the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in literature arrived Monday at a Swedish appeals court in handcuffs, hoping his rape conviction and a two-year prison sentence will be reversed. Jean-Claude Arnault declined to answer reporters' questions as...

Canadian goalie Szabados takes move to NWHL in stride

Nov. 10, 2018 11:42 AM EST

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan (AP) — Two-time Olympic medalist Shannon Szabados is used to facing shots in men's leagues this time of year. Now, the veteran goaltender is perfectly happy competing in the Four Nations Cup and for Buffalo in the women's pro league. "I loved my time playing men's hockey," Szabados...

US beats Sweden, cruises into 4 Nations Cup title game

Nov. 9, 2018 11:27 PM EST

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan (AP) — Sydney Brodt, Melissa Samoskevich and Hannah Brandt scored in the first period and the U.S. women's hockey team beat Sweden 5-1 on Friday to cruise into the Four Nations Cup title game. The United States will face Canada in the championship game Saturday night. The U.S....

Man sentenced for mail bomb, threats to Swedish lawmakers

Nov. 9, 2018 6:30 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish man was convicted of attempted murder Friday for sending a letter bomb to a bitcoin company in London and also convicted of sending threatening letters to lawmakers in Sweden, including government members. The Stockholm District Court sentenced Michael Salonen, 43, to seven years...

Another member quits body that awards Nobel literature prize

Nov. 7, 2018 10:41 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A member of the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature said Wednesday she is leaving the body, the latest person to quit amid sex abuse and financial crimes scandals at the exclusive group. Jayne Svenungsson is the eighth person to quit or to be forced off the...

Pulisic scheduled for US soccer return while Bradley dropped

Nov. 6, 2018 2:03 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Christian Pulisic is scheduled to be back with the U.S. national team, while Michael Bradley was dropped again just a month after his return. Entering what are likely his final matches in charge of the Americans, interim coach Dave Sarachan announced a 28-man roster Tuesday for exhibitions...