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Olympic echoes of boycott era as Ukraine vs IOC intensifies

Feb. 03, 2023 16:18 PM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A contest that could define the 2024 Paris Olympics is playing out 18 months before medals are awarded. It's giving the International Olympic Committee a political challenge with echoes of the 1980s. Ukraine fired up its campaign on Friday to have...

Ukraine pushes to exclude Russia from 2024 Paris Olympics

Feb. 03, 2023 14:58 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — With next year's Paris Olympics on the horizon and Russia’s invasion looking more like a prolonged conflict, Ukraine’s sports minister on Friday renewed a threat to boycott the games if Russia and Belarus are allowed to compete and said Kyiv would lobby other nations to...

LeBron’s off-court legacy complements his basketball success

Feb. 03, 2023 07:15 AM EST

Mya Smiley is a student at the University of Akron thanks to an assist from LeBron James, and she is determined upon graduation to become a social worker that helps foster kids. Her education and career path would not have been possible, the sophomore says, were it not for a...

AP source: Kyrie Irving requests trade from Nets

Feb. 03, 2023 19:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Unable to get a new contract, Kyrie Irving is looking for a new address. The All-Star guard has asked the Brooklyn Nets for a trade, a person with knowledge of the details said Friday. The request comes less than a week before the trade deadline and...

Sean Payton is officially named Broncos head coach

Feb. 03, 2023 20:36 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos named Sean Payton the 20th head coach in franchise history Friday, 40 days after firing rookie head coach Nathaniel Hackett. “Sean Payton is an outstanding leader and Super Bowl champion with a brilliant offensive mind. He shares our...

Column: IOC talks tough on Russia — until Paris on horizon

Feb. 03, 2023 16:35 PM EST

The IOC likes to talk tough — as long as it's not heading into an Olympic year. Not surprisingly, as we draw ever closer to the cash cow that is Paris 2024, the hypocrites running the Olympic movement are eager to get Russia back in the games. They'll surely find a...

Snowboarders sue coach, USOPC in assault, harassment case

Feb. 03, 2023 17:43 PM EST

Olympic bronze medalist Rosey Fletcher has filed a lawsuit accusing former snowboard coach Peter Foley of sexually assaulting, harassing and intimidating members of his team for years, while the organizations overseeing the team did nothing to stop it. Fletcher is a plaintiff in one...

Analysis: Eagles weren't afraid to make difficult decisions

Feb. 03, 2023 11:09 AM EST

The Philadelphia Eagles are playing for another Super Bowl title because they weren’t afraid to make difficult decisions following a disastrous 2020 season. Just three years after hoisting the Lombardi Trophy for the first time in franchise history, the organization was at a...

Super Bowl prop betting increasing in popularity

Feb. 03, 2023 16:36 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jay Kornegay was behind the counter in 2004 when someone approached with $5,000 to bet on the Super Bowl but had no idea how to decide. The man, not a regular sports bettor, thought for a few moments and decided to put it all on the Carolina Panthers to score...

Baffert: 2-year Churchill Downs suspension hurt reputation

Feb. 03, 2023 18:41 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs never gave advance notice nor reached out to explain its two-year suspension, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said Friday in federal court, and reiterated that the penalty has caused irreparable harm to his business and reputation. Baffert...

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Ovechkin, and Ovi Jr., take the ice at All-Star skills night

Feb. 03, 2023 20:51 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — When you’ve got the second-most goals in NHL history, you’re evidently permitted to bring a guest onto the ice for the All-Star Skills competition. That’s why there were two No. 8 Washington jerseys out there Friday night. Capitals star...

Lilly scores 23 as Brown knocks off Dartmouth 73-61

Feb. 03, 2023 20:37 PM EST

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Kino Lilly Jr. had 23 points and Brown beat Dartmouth 73-61 on Friday night. Lilly was 8 of 12 shooting (5 for 9 from distance) for the Bears (11-10, 4-4 Ivy League). Paxson Wojcik added 15 points while going 4 of 10 from the floor, including 3 for 7 from...

Sean Payton is officially named Broncos head coach

Feb. 03, 2023 20:36 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos named Sean Payton the 20th head coach in franchise history Friday, 40 days after firing rookie head coach Nathaniel Hackett. “Sean Payton is an outstanding leader and Super Bowl champion with a brilliant offensive mind. He shares our...

NBA suspends Brooks, fines Mitchell for Grizz-Cavs scuffle

Feb. 03, 2023 20:16 PM EST

Memphis Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks has been suspended one game without pay by the NBA, and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell fined $20,000 for their roles in an on-court incident on Thursday night. The league announced the punishments on Friday. Brooks...

Capitals sign Dylan Strome to $25 million, 5-year extension

Feb. 03, 2023 19:59 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Washington Capitals signed forward Dylan Strome to a five-year extension worth $25 million. The team announced the contract Friday during NHL All-Star Weekend, which is taking place in South Florida — the place Strome was drafted third in 2015. ...

Knowling's 18 lead Yale over Harvard 68-57

Feb. 03, 2023 19:52 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Matt Knowling had 18 points and Yale beat Harvard 68-57 on Friday night. Knowling had seven rebounds for the Bulldogs (15-6, 5-3 Ivy League). John Poulakidas scored 13 points, shooting 4 for 11, including 3 for 7 from beyond the arc. EJ Jarvis finished 5 of 11 from...

Ford returns to Formula One in partnership with Red Bull

Feb. 03, 2023 19:38 PM EST

Formula One's booming popularity in the United States has lured another American brand to the series as Ford said Friday it would return to the globe-trotting series as the engine provider for Red Bull Racing. The partnership begins with immediate technical support this season, but...

AP source: Kyrie Irving requests trade from Nets

Feb. 03, 2023 19:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Unable to get a new contract, Kyrie Irving is looking for a new address. The All-Star guard has asked the Brooklyn Nets for a trade, a person with knowledge of the details said Friday. The request comes less than a week before the trade deadline and...

AP source: Alabama hiring Notre Dame OC Tommy Rees

Feb. 03, 2023 18:58 PM EST

Alabama is hiring Notre Dame assistant coach Tommy Rees to be its offensive coordinator, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Friday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was being finalized and still needed university...

Baffert: 2-year Churchill Downs suspension hurt reputation

Feb. 03, 2023 18:41 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs never gave advance notice nor reached out to explain its two-year suspension, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said Friday in federal court, and reiterated that the penalty has caused irreparable harm to his business and reputation. Baffert...