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  • Singh settles anti-doping lawsuit with PGA Tour

    Vijay Singh has settled his lawsuit against the PGA Tour over how it investigated his use of deer antler spray, ending more than five years of litigation less than a week before the case was to go to trial in New York. Terms of the settled announced Tuesday were not disclosed. "I'm very...

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  • Bye, bye Broad Street Bullies? Flyers don't have a fight yet

    Hockey in the NHL is a far different game than it was 45 years ago, when the Broad Street Bullies ruled the ice with their fists. In the 1970s, the Philadelphia Flyers had guys like Dave "The Hammer" Schultz, Bob "The Hound" Kelly and Andre "Moose" Dupont to not just beat opponents but beat...

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  • Olympic powerbroker indicted, faces Swiss forgery trial

    Facing a criminal trial in Switzerland, Olympic powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad al Fahad al Sabah temporarily stepped aside from his IOC work on Monday. The Kuwaiti sheikh denies wrongdoing but said in a statement he did not want "these politically motivated allegations to distract attention" from...

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  • LPGA commissioner likes having many winners on tour

    The LPGA will have either 25 or 26 different winners in 32 events this season, depending on what happens when the final putt of the CME Group Tour Championship drops Sunday. Commissioner Mike Whan is just fine with that sort of diversity. Whan delivered his annual "state of the LPGA"...

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  • NBA promotes 5 refs, including 2 women, to full-time status

    Ashley Moyer-Gleich is eight years removed from playing in the NCAA Division II tournament. Natalie Sago officiated her first game six years ago, and the players were sixth-grade girls. They're in the NBA now — as part of one of the most elite sororities in the game. Moyer-Gleich and...

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  • FIFA boss says he doesn't know why prosecutor was suspended

    FIFA President Gianni Infantino says he doesn't know why the lead investigator into corruption within the organization was suspended from that role. Infantino was a childhood friend of the prosecutor, Olivier Thormann. The FIFA president said he had no contact with Thormann that might have...

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  • Games on? Calgary vote shakes up Olympic bid game again

    Does anyone really want to host the Winter Olympics? Residents in Calgary answered that question with a resounding "No," and now the International Olympic Committee has some soul-searching to do. Again. After being rejected in yet another public vote, the IOC is down to two candidates to...

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  • Predators may have NHL's best goalie combo on, off ice

    Pekka Rinne is off to an even better start than last season when he finally won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's best goalie, and backup Juuse Saros ranks among the league's top 10 for victories. With both goalies now signed to contract extensions, the Nashville Predators may have the...

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  • Caps' Wilson has suspension cut to 14 games by arbitrator

    Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson has had his 20-game suspension reduced to 14 by a neutral arbitrator and is eligible to play immediately. Wilson has already served 16 games of his suspension for an illegal check to the head of St. Louis forward Oskar Sundqvist in each team's...

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  • Issues galore, resources limited for typical US Olympic org

    Soon after he accepted the thankless task of trying to rebuild the sprawling, fractured operation at USA Track and Field, Doug Logan received a one-line text from the NBA commissioner at the time, David Stern: "You only take the easy ones." Logan laughed. Deep down, the former commissioner...

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  • Guardiola raises prospect of new action over City finances

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola raised the prospect Friday of soccer authorities punishing the Premier League champions over attempts to circumvent financial fair play rules. City is leaving Guardiola to field questions about the leaked internal correspondence published by European...

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  • Swiss prosecutor suspended while leading FIFA investigation

    Switzerland’s chief economic crimes prosecutor has been suspended while leading an investigation into corruption linked to FIFA

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  • Mayfield hopes NFL officials find consistency on helmet hits

    Baker Mayfield has become the NFL's unwanted poster boy for helmet-to-helmet hits. Twice this season, Cleveland's rookie quarterback has been struck in the head by tacklers during games and both times the officials failed to call a penalty for the obvious infractions. Mayfield's trying...

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  • Manchester rivals get big wins in Champions League

    It was Manchester's night in the Champions League as United stunned Juventus with late goals and City routed Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday. Cristiano Ronaldo's brilliant goal — a volley from a long pass that dropped into his path over his right shoulder — was set to give Juventus victory...

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  • FIFA warns of World Cup ban for players in breakaway league

    Soccer's biggest names would be banned from the World Cup if they played in a breakaway European Super League, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said Wednesday. Infantino, speaking to a small group of reporters at FIFA headquarters, said the governing body would punish players at clubs like...

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  • USOC moves to shut down USA Gymnastics after Nassar scandal

    The U.S. Olympic Committee is moving to revoke USA Gymnastics' status as the governing body for the sport at the Olympic level, meting out the nuclear option to an organization that has botched its own reorganization in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar. ...

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  • Rakhimov elected to run amateur boxing despite IOC criticism

    An Uzbek businessman who has been accused of ties to organized crime was elected president of the amateur boxing association on Saturday, putting the sport on a collision course with the International Olympic Committee. The IOC criticized Gafur Rakhimov's bid to become head of AIBA, and it...

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  • Westbrook's 23 lead surging OKC past struggling Wiz 134-111

    Continuing their turnaround from a terrible season start, the Oklahoma City Thunder picked up their fourth consecutive victory by beating the struggling, booed-at-home Washington Wizards 134-111 behind Russell Westbrook's 23 points and 12 assists Friday night. From 0-4 to 4-4, the Thunder...

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  • Koreas to inform IOC of intent to co-host 2032 Games

    North and South Korea have agreed to officially inform the International Olympic Committee of their intent to jointly host the 2032 Summer Olympics

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  • Infantino expects release of info from cyberattack on FIFA

    FIFA President Gianni Infantino is braced for a release of private information gained by hackers after world soccer's governing body said its computer network was subject to another cyberattack. The disclosure comes in the same month the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI said Russia's...

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  • Infantino expects release of info from cyberattack on FIFA

    FIFA says it has been the victim of a cyberattack on its computer systems

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  • Seahawks' Kendricks banned 8 games for insider trading

    The NFL has suspended Seattle Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks for eight games for his role in an insider trading scheme. The suspension announced Tuesday for a player who won a Super Bowl with Philadelphia last season includes time served. Kendricks pleaded guilty in September to...

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  • Decision on new FIFA events stalled by planned task force

    The FIFA Council is meeting to discuss a $25 billion overhaul of competitions but a decision is expected to be delayed again after opposition from European soccer leaders and clubs. FIFA President Gianni Infantino hoped to secure an agreement on Friday from his council on the concept of...

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  • Infantino says women justified protesting cash inequalities

    FIFA President Gianni Infantino understands why female footballers are unhappy about the lack of gender equality in World Cup prize money but says doubling the cash for finalists to $30 million represents significant progress. Ahead of the FIFA Council on Friday ratifying the financial...

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