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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jan. 28, 2022 15:56 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ COVID vaccines lower...

US bobsledder Williamson positive for virus, status unclear

Jan. 26, 2022 16:38 PM EST

U.S. Olympic bobsledder Josh Williamson has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not fly with his teammates to China on Thursday, though he remains hopeful of getting there in time for the Beijing Games. Williamson — expected to be part of the USA-1 four-man team in Beijing —...

US names 223 to Olympic team; 4 athletes are 5-timers

Jan. 24, 2022 23:58 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The 223-person U.S. Olympic roster revealed Monday includes four athletes making their fifth trip to the Games: Shaun White and Lindsey Jacobellis in snowboarding, Katie Uhlaender in skeleton and John Shuster in curling. There are 114 men, 108 women...

Shiffrin leads US Olympic ski team nominations; Nyman out

Jan. 21, 2022 19:22 PM EST

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Two-time Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin leads the 17-member list for the U.S. Alpine skiing team nominated Friday for the Beijing Winter Games. There are nine first-time Olympians on the roster, which still awaits confirmation from the U.S. Olympic and...

100%: Chief medical officer says all US Olympians vaccinated

Jan. 20, 2022 19:00 PM EST

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Olympic team's top doctor says all of the 200-plus athletes heading to Beijing for the Winter Games next month are fully vaccinated, and not a single one asked for a medical exemption. Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Finnoff told The Associated Press the...

NBA at 75: Dr. J says players from many eras built league

Jan. 18, 2022 11:35 AM EST

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Hall of Famer Julius Erving, an NBA and ABA champion, is considered one of the greatest basketball players ever and one of the sport's finest ambassadors. He is an 11-time NBA All-Star and league MVP. As part of an Associated Press series on the NBA at 75, the player known as...

Wounded veterans bike through Florida Keys

Jan. 08, 2022 03:11 AM EST

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — War-wounded military men and women pedaled their way across the Seven Mile Bridge and other parts of the Florida Keys Overseas Highway as a facet of the annual Florida Keys Soldier Ride. Almost 40 injured soldiers and their supporters are participating in the...

ESPN+ to offer 4 streaming feeds in new PGA Tour deal

Jan. 04, 2022 12:59 PM EST

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Kapalua is busier than ever to start the new year, a development that goes beyond the largest winners-only field in Hawaii or even fans returning to the Plantation Course. ESPN+ starts its nine-year digital rights deal with the PGA Tour at the Sentry...

Lobster Dip heads back to the beach for New Year's Day event

Jan. 01, 2022 12:37 PM EST

OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine (AP) — The Maine Special Olympics is serving up the Lobster Dip on Old Orchard Beach after a one-year absence. Dippers surged into the ocean in waves every 15 minutes late Saturday morning to ensure social distancing. Last year, the Lobster...

Japan won't send government delegation to Beijing Olympics

Dec. 24, 2021 04:42 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan announced Friday it won't send a delegation of ministers to represent the government at the Beijing Games but three Olympic officials will attend, a decision that follows a U.S.-led move to diplomatically boycott the Games to protest China's human rights conditions. ...