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Olympic luge champion Johannes Ludwig of Germany retires

May. 17, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

OBERHOF, Germany (AP) — Olympic champion Johannes Ludwig had the best luge season of his life, then decided that would be the perfect way to end his career. The German veteran has announced his retirement from competitive sliding, doing so after winning two gold medals — one in...

Slingsby's Aussies aim for SailGP 3-peat, another $1M check

May. 13, 2022 19:35 PM EDT

The Champagne showers from Team Australia’s Season 2 championship have barely dried and SailGP is already starting another dash for $1 million in cash. The third season of tech tycoon Larry Ellison’s global league begins this weekend on the turquoise waters of Bermuda’s Great...

Column: US lands 2031 Rugby World Cup, if anyone cares

May. 13, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

The United States has landed another World Cup. Before you start celebrating or making travel plans, a couple of caveats: It's still more than nine years away. And, uh, it's the Rugby World Cup. The sport that most Americans have only the...

US to host men's and women's Rugby World Cups for first time

May. 12, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

Rugby’s biggest tournament is finally heading to the United States. Now comes the hard part for the sport’s leadership: Generating enough interest and sustainability to secure rugby’s place in a crowded U.S. market. The Rugby World Cup will be staged in the U.S....

Jokic's NBA MVP a win for hoops-crazed nations outside US

May. 11, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Maybe it’s the ćevapi, or the souvlaki, or the mbanga soup. Whatever it is, there’s no denying the tinge of international flavor when it comes to the NBA elite with Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic winning the league’s MVP award for a second straight season...

Luisi to conduct Ring Cycle with Dallas Symphony in 2024

May. 11, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Fabio Luisi will conduct a Ring Cycle in concert with the Dallas Symphony in October 2024. Luisi, who became music director for the 2020-21 season, will conduct two performances each of “Das Rheingold” and “Die Walküre” in May 2024, then add “Siegfried”...

All-Japan committee meets to promote Sapporo Olympic bid

May. 10, 2022 02:44 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Yasuhiro Yamashita, the head of the Japanese Olympic Committee, acknowledged the biggest stumbling block to holding the Olympics is the billions in costs. However, in another breath on Tuesday at a so-called “All Japan” meeting to promote Sapporo's bid for the 2030...

IOC head in Brisbane for 1st time since city awarded Games

May. 07, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — IOC president Thomas Bach was in Brisbane on Saturday for the first time since the Queensland state capital was awarded the 2032 Olympics. Bach flew into Australia last weekend to attend a testimonial dinner for outgoing Australian Olympic Committee...

Asian Games in China postponed because of spread of COVID-19

May. 06, 2022 08:36 AM EDT

Less than three months after Beijing hosted the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, the Olympic Council of Asia said Friday that this year's Asian Games in China are being postponed because of concerns about the spreading omicron variant of COVID-19 in the country. The OCA said it had...

China's 6-10 Han among international WNBA players to watch

May. 06, 2022 02:23 AM EDT

Han Xu feels much more comfortable in her second WNBA stint with the New York Liberty. The 6-foot-10 center from China missed the last two WNBA seasons. She stayed in China amid COVID-19 lockdowns and training for the Olympics. Now the 22-year-old Han is back in New York after...