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1938 ski jump added to National Register of Historic Places

Jul. 17, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

MILAN, N.H. (AP) — The Nansen Ski Jump in Milan, New Hampshire, has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1938, the 65-meter Nansen Ski Jump was the largest in the U.S. at the time, and it retains most of its original design. Officials said Wednesday it was placed on the...

Teuns wins Tour de France Stage 6, Ciccone takes race lead

Jul. 11, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

CHAMPAGNEY, France (AP) — Two Tour de France rookies stole the show on the first mountain stage, with Dylan Teuns of Belgium winning Stage 6 and Giulio Ciccone of Italy taking the overall race lead on Thursday. Geraint Thomas, the defending champion, also rode strongly, going some way to answer questions...

Tour de France Stage 6 climb to rob also-rans of hidey holes

Jul. 10, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

COLMAR, France (AP) — With four-time winner Chris Froome out, nursing broken bones, two of the big questions at this Tour de France have been whether other contenders who've long ridden in his shadow will now be more willing to attack and who, on his team, will fill the vacuum left by the British rider's...

One of Maine's top Nordic skiers dies in farming accident

Jul. 3, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

TURNER, Maine (AP) — One of Maine's top Nordic skiers has died from injuries in an accident on his family's farm. A spokeswoman for Central Maine Medical Center says that 19-year-old Roy Varney died Tuesday morning at the Lewiston hospital. The Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office says Varney was cleaning...

University of New Mexico says goodbye to 4 sports programs

Jun. 30, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An era is ending at the University of New Mexico as the school officially stops four sports programs, including men's soccer. Head soccer coach Jeremy Fishbein says unsuccessful efforts over the past year to save the program have left those associated with it physically and...

State: Don't swim in Lake Hopatcong or even touch the water

Jun. 27, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

LAKE HOPATCONG, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey environmental officials say people shouldn't swim in New Jersey's largest lake or even touch the water because aerial surveillance confirms the presence of an extensive harmful algal bloom. The warning issued Thursday also urged people to not eat fish caught in...

Huge wooden troll reopens at new site in Colorado ski town

Jun. 25, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — A giant wooden troll is ready to greet fans again after being moved and rebuilt in a Colorado ski town. The Summit Daily reports the 15-foot (4.5-meter) troll, named Isak Heartstone, reopened in Breckenridge on Tuesday. He was reconstructed last month near an ice arena in the...

Deputy shot in off-duty attack remembered at LA funeral

Jun. 24, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy shot in an off-duty attack was remembered Monday as an inspiration to his family and colleagues for his positive attitude and devotion to public service. Mourners including hundreds of law enforcement members packed the Cathedral of Our Lady of the...

Italy's Milan-Cortina wins vote to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Jun. 24, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Riding a wave of widespread Italian enthusiasm to be an Olympic host, Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo won the vote Monday to stage the 2026 Winter Games. International Olympic Committee members voted 47-34 for the long-favored Milan-Cortina bid over Stockholm-Are from Sweden that...

The Latest: Milan-Cortina wins bid by 47-34 votes

Jun. 24, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the 2026 Olympics vote (all times local): 6:20 p.m. The Milan-Cortina bid won 47 votes in its successful bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, with Stockholm-Are receiving 34 votes. There was one abstention. ___ 6 p.m. Italy will host the 2026 Winter Olympics in...