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Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson  (AP Photo/Christian Palma, File)

Tyson accused of poaching fighters by USA Boxing

It didn’t take Mike Tyson very long to get involved in controversy in his new role as a boxing promoter. The head of USA Boxing came out swinging Tuesday with an open letter to Tyson […]

10/01/2013

U.S. Olympic Committee Chairman Larry Probst speaks with reporters during a news conference Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

USOC chair would vote to amend charter

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — America’s newest member of the International Olympic Committee would vote to amend the Olympic charter to list sexual orientation as a form of discrimination. U.S. Olympic Committee chairman Larry Probst, […]

10/01/2013

People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo as Japan's bench mark Nikkei 225 index shows 258.36 points gain to 14,119.17 Monday morning, Sept. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Tokyo’s Olympic bid success gives Nikkei a boost

LONDON (AP) — Japanese stocks outperformed others Monday after Tokyo’s successful bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games boosted sentiment over the future of the world’s number 3 economy. Elsewhere, uncertainty over Syria and whether […]

09/09/2013

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, second from right, and other members of the Japanese delegation celebrate as International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge announces that Tokyo will host the 2020 Olympic Games during the 125th IOC session in Buenos Aires, Argentina,  Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Ian Watson, Pool)

Tokyo wins bid to host 2020 Summer Olympics

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The International Olympic Committee went for a familiar, trusted host, selecting Tokyo for the 2020 Games and signaling that playing it safe was preferable to more risky picks like Sochi […]

09/07/2013

Gay rights protesters hold up posters during a protest in front of the Russian embassy in Madrid, Spain.  (AP Photo/Paul White)

Putin bans rallies in Sochi near the 2014 Olympics

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree banning demonstrations and rallies for two and a half months in Sochi around the 2014 Winter Olympics. The Rossiyskaya Gazeta, the official government newspaper, […]

08/23/2013

Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva poses with her gold medal in the women's pole vault as she stands on the podium during the medal ceremony at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Isinbayeva says she may have been misunderstood

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva’s comments on her country’s law against gay “propaganda” seemed as unequivocal as the bar-clearing jump that won her the world championship: She supported the law and derided […]

08/16/2013

President Barack Obama during his news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama rejects boycott of Olympics in Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rejected the idea of the United States boycotting the Winter Olympics in Sochi next year despite several significant disputes with Russia. Answering questions Friday at a White House news […]

08/09/2013

United States Women's 4x100m medley relay team members Missy Franklin, and Megan Romano embrace after winning the gold medal at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain,  Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013.  (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Missy Franklin wins record 6th gold at swim worlds

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Missy Franklin climbed to the top of the podium one more time in Spain before heading off to college. With that step, the 18-year-old joined a very exclusive club. Missy, we’d […]

08/04/2013

The gold medal winning United States team from left: Ricky Berens, Ryan Lochte, Charles Gipson Houchin and Conor Dwyer smile as they pose for photos after the medal ceremony for the Men's 4x200m freestyle relay final at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013.  (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Lochte claims 2 golds on epic night of swimming

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Wearing fluorescent orange sneakers, Ryan Lochte eased out of his seat and moved gingerly toward the exit of the Palau Sant Jordi. It was the first time he was slow all […]

08/02/2013

Russia President Vladimir Putin (AP Photo)

Russian gay laws impact Olympics, vodka sales

NEW YORK (AP) — Russian vodka and the Winter Olympics in Sochi. For now, those are the prime targets as gays in the United States and elsewhere propose boycotts and other tactics to convey their […]

07/29/2013

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