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NWHL season to last 2 weeks and played in Lake Placid bubble

Nov. 25, 2020 12:44 PM EST

The National Women’s Hockey League season will be limited to a two-week run and played in a bubble in Lake Placid, New York, as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. The league announced Wednesday that its sixth season will be Jan. 23 to Feb. 5. Each of the six teams will play each other once, followed by a...

2 weightlifters lose London Olympics medals for doping

Nov. 25, 2020 9:07 AM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Two Romanian weightlifters were stripped of their 2012 London Olympics medals on Wednesday after positive tests for steroids, bringing its record total of doping cases at any Summer or Winter Games to 77. The International Olympic Committee said silver medalist Roxana Cocos and...

Israeli animal rights activists wearing protective gear demonstrate against the spread of coronavirus among mink in Denmark's fur industry ahead of international Fur Free Friday, in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

The Latest: Tennessee won't mandate vaccines in its schools

Nov. 24, 2020 7:10 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s governor says that once coronavirus vaccines become available, they will be optional in the state’s K-12 public schools. Gov. Bill Lee said Tuesday that vaccines will be very important for Tennessee to “ultimately really be able to handle” the...

This 2008 file photo shows Simon Haydon, former Associated Press international sports editor. Haydon, who shaped The Associated Press’ coverage of World Cups and Olympics as international sports editor and reported on landmark news events while traveling the world as a correspondent, including the downfall of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, died early Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 in a hospice in southern England, according to his wife Barbara. (AP Photo, File)

Simon Haydon, ex-AP international sports editor, dies at 64

Nov. 24, 2020 3:49 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Simon Haydon, who shaped The Associated Press’ coverage of World Cups and Olympics as international sports editor and reported on landmark news events while traveling the world as a correspondent, including the downfall of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, has died. He was 64....

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike takes off her mask as she speaks at a news conference in Tokyo, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Koike remains firm about being able to safely hold the Olympics next year despite growing concerns about Japan's recent resurgence of COVID-19 infections. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Tokyo governor: Japan can host Olympics despite virus spike

Nov. 24, 2020 4:11 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike remains firm about being able to safely hold the Olympics next year despite growing concerns about Japan's recent resurgence of COVID-19 infections. Japan has experienced an uptick of the infections this month with a nationwide daily total exceeding 2,000 as the...

Billy Evans, 88, member of 1956 gold medal U.S. team, dies

Nov. 23, 2020 9:05 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Billy Evans, a member of the 1956 gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic team and Kentucky Hall of Famer who helped the Wildcats go 25-0 in 1953-54, has died. He was 88. The school announced Evans’ death on Sunday upon confirmation from his family. He had 716 points and 549 rebounds...

Lolo Jones returns to USA bobsled national team

Nov. 21, 2020 10:35 PM EST

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Lolo Jones is back on the USA Bobsled women’s national team, the three-time Olympian making the 10-person roster announced Saturday night/ It’s the fifth bobsled national term berth for Jones, who competed for USA Track and Field at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012...

John Daly, Megan Henry lead US skeleton national team

Nov. 21, 2020 8:34 PM EST

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — John Daly is a step closer to another Olympic berth. The two-time Olympian is back on the USA Skeleton national team, after finishing off a sweep of the team selection races Saturday at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Daly and Austin Florian were picked as the qualifiers for World Cup spots...

Swimmer Caeleb Dressel sets 2 world records in Hungary

Nov. 21, 2020 12:48 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Caeleb Dressel set a pair of short-course world records Saturday at the International Swimming League final in Budapest, Hungary. Expected to be one of the top stars at next summer's Tokyo Olympics, Dressel became the first swimmer to eclipse 48 seconds in the 100-meter butterfly,...

John Daly returns to skeleton, wins Day 1 of US team trials

Nov. 20, 2020 5:05 PM EST

John Daly had not been in a skeleton race for nearly three years. He wasn’t rusty. The two-time U.S. Olympian won the first USA Skeleton team trials race of the season Friday at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, New York, the first step toward qualifying for the World Cup team this season — and,...