Olympic games

Mikaela Shiffrin competes during the first run in the women's World Cup slalom competition Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Olympic Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Scott Sady)
March 11, 2017 - 2:54 pm
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin clinched her fourth slalom title in five seasons before she even took her first run at the World Cup race Saturday in Squaw Valley. The American standout wrapped up the season-long discipline crown when her closest competitor, Veronika Velez Zuzulova...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014, file photo, USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny speaks during a news conference in Arlington, Texas. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that U.S. Olympic Committee officials will consider recommending the ouster of Penny at their board meeting Thursday, March 9, 2017. (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Ron Jenkins, File)
March 09, 2017 - 8:38 pm
U.S. Olympic Committee leaders have contacted leaders at USA Gymnastics about president Steve Penny's future at the federation and say they'll wait for the gymnastics board to respond before divulging what was said. Penny was discussed at Thursday's USOC board meeting. He is under scrutiny for the...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2017, file photo, South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley directs her team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Mississippi State in the Southeastern Conference tournament in Greenville, S.C. Two people with knowledge of the decision say Dawn Staley will be the next U.S. women's basketball Olympic coach. They spoke to The Associated Press Thursday, March 9, 2017, on condition of anonymity because the decision hasn't been publicly announced. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt, File)
March 09, 2017 - 8:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. women's Olympic basketball team turned to its past to find its next coach. Dawn Staley will coach the team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, said two people with knowledge of the decision. The people spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday on condition of anonymity because the...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2013, file photo, Dominican Republic players celebrate their 3-1 win over the United States in a second-round game of the World Baseball Classic in Miami. The fourth edition of the World Baseball Classic, which opens Monday, March 6, 2017, when South Korea hosts Israel in Seoul, figures to be the most lucrative. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
March 03, 2017 - 4:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The World Baseball Classic returns Monday for its fourth edition, growing slowly yet still far from rising to the prominence of soccer's World Cup or the Olympics. South Korea hosts Israel at the opener of the 16-nation tournament in Seoul, and the Dominican Republic starts its...
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March 01, 2017 - 5:52 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Budapest's assembly has approved a motion to withdraw the city's bid for the 2024 Olympics. Wednesday's decision leaves Los Angeles and Paris as the only remaining candidates. The International Olympic Committee will choose the host city in September. Budapest's decision to...
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