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People watch the IHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group A game between Croatia and Estonia at Kwandong Hockey Center in Gangneung, South Korea, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. South Korean Olympic organizers still hope to see NHL players competing at next year's Winter Games despite the National Hockey League's insistence it won't happen. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
April 04, 2017 - 1:08 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean Olympic organizers still hope to see NHL players competing at next year's Winter Games despite the National Hockey League's insistence it won't happen. Nancy Park, a spokeswoman for the Pyeongchang 2018 organizing committee, said Tuesday there's still time for...
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April 03, 2017 - 9:58 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean Olympic organizers still hope to see NHL players competing at next year's Winter Games despite the National Hockey League's insistence it won't happen. A spokeswoman for the Pyeongchang 2018 organizing committee said Tuesday there's still time for "meaningful...
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Tampa Bay Lightning's Ondrej Palat (18), of Czech Republic, is congratulated on his goal by teammates, including Tyler Johnson (9) and Nikita Kucherov (86), of Russia, as Dallas Stars' Gemel Smith reacts during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning won 6-3. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
April 03, 2017 - 7:41 pm
The NHL announced Monday that it will not participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, refusing for the first time in 20 years to halt its season for three weeks so its stars can chase gold for their home countries. From Alex Ovechkin and Jonathan Toews to Connor McDavid and Henrik...
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FILE - This March 17, 2017 file photo shows NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaking with the media following a news conference in Ottawa. The NHL announced Monday, April 3, 2017 that it will not participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, saying it sees no tangible benefit in halting its season for three weeks next February despite clear signs from the world's best players that they want to go. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP, file)
April 03, 2017 - 5:43 pm
The NHL announced Monday that it will not participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, saying it sees no tangible benefit in halting its season for three weeks next February despite clear signs from the world's best players that they want to go. Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy...
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Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts watches from the dugout during the second inning of the team's preseason baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Saturday, April 1, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
April 03, 2017 - 12:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees aren't among baseball's top two payrolls for the first time in nearly a quarter-century, making cuts along with some other traditional big spenders. The Los Angeles Dodgers topped the major leagues for the fourth straight opening day but dropped to $225 million...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 27, 2017 file photo, Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber, right, speaks along side Jim Kavanaugh, vice chairman of the group trying to bring an MLS team to St. Louis, during a news conference in St. Louis. City residents go to the polls Tuesday, April 4 to decide whether to designate $60 million from a business use tax for a 22,000-seat downtown soccer stadium planned by the ownership group SC STL. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
April 02, 2017 - 10:25 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A year after the NFL's Rams abandoned St. Louis for Los Angeles, the city has a chance to again become a three-sport town if voters agree to help pay for a stadium for a new Major League Soccer franchise. Voters will decide Tuesday whether to designate $60 million from an existing...
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FILE - This is a Friday, Oct. 29, 2010 file photo of the then FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke, left, and Sepp Blatter, President of the International Soccer Federation FIFA share a word during a press conference after a two-day executive committee meeting at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. FIFA has sent 1,300 pages of internal investigation reports into suspected bribery and corruption implicating world soccer leaders to Switzerland’s attorney general. However, FIFA said Friday March 31, 2017 it was legally barred from publishing the full reports or commenting on the evidence or conclusions. (Alessandro Della Bella/ Keystone, File via AP)
March 31, 2017 - 8:28 am
GENEVA (AP) — FIFA has sent 1,300 pages of internal investigation reports into suspected bribery and corruption to Switzerland's attorney general. However, FIFA said Friday it was legally barred from publishing the full reports or commenting on the evidence or conclusions. The documents complete a...
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FILE - This is a Friday, Oct. 29, 2010 file photo of the then FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke, left, and Sepp Blatter, President of the International Soccer Federation FIFA share a word during a press conference after a two-day executive committee meeting at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. FIFA has sent 1,300 pages of internal investigation reports into suspected bribery and corruption implicating world soccer leaders to Switzerland’s attorney general. However, FIFA said Friday March 31, 2017 it was legally barred from publishing the full reports or commenting on the evidence or conclusions. (Alessandro Della Bella/ Keystone, File via AP)
March 31, 2017 - 6:47 am
GENEVA (AP) — FIFA has sent 1,300 pages of internal investigation reports into suspected bribery and corruption to Switzerland's attorney general. However, FIFA said Friday it was legally barred from publishing the full reports or commenting on the evidence or conclusions. The documents complete a...
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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper holds a press conference at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, March 30, 2017, to announce that he signed a HB142, a compromise replacement bill for HB2, that the N.C. General Assembly passed earlier in the day. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP)
March 31, 2017 - 3:20 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has rolled back a state law that blocked some anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people, but questions persist whether politicians have done enough to coax back the businesses and sports leagues who withdrew lucrative plans from the state. Initial reactions...
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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper holds a press conference at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, March 30, 2017, to announce that he signed a HB142, a compromise replacement bill for HB2, that the N.C. General Assembly passed earlier in the day. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP)
March 30, 2017 - 5:57 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina rolled back its "bathroom bill" Thursday in a bid to end the yearlong backlash over transgender rights that has cost the state dearly in business projects, conventions and basketball tournaments. The compromise plan , announced Wednesday night by the Democratic...
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