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Former Olympic and world swimming champion Michael Phelps of the US attends the unveiling of a mosaic installed in his honour at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, July 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Is he coming back? Phelps vague about future

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — When Michael Phelps walked away from swimming after the London Olympics, he was adamant about one thing: His career was over. Now, it sounds like he’s not so sure. While saying […]

07/29/2013

2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games (AP Photo)

Russian critic: Wide corruption at Sochi games

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials and businessmen have stolen billions of dollars during the years of preparations for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, a prominent Russian opposition figure claimed Thursday. Boris Nemtsov, a former […]

05/30/2013

Svetlana Zhurova, Former Olympic champion in speed skating and Russian Parliament deputy, shows a gold medal at the SportAccord International Convention, St. Petersburg, Russia. (AP Photo)

Sochi unveils medals for 2014 Winter Olympics

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Sochi organizers unveiled the medals for the 2014 Winter Olympics on Thursday — and now hope to make sure most of them stay in Russia to make up for the […]

05/30/2013

Russia President Vladimir Putin (AP Photo)

Putin supports wrestling’s Olympic inclusion

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated his support for wrestling to remain in the Olympics on Thursday, calling it “one of the fundamental sports.” The Olympic movement, Putin said while standing […]

05/30/2013

IOC President Jacques Rogge (AP Photo)

Wrestling, baseball-softball, squash make IOC list

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Three months after being dropped from the 2020 Olympics, wrestling won a reprieve Wednesday and made the IOC shortlist for inclusion in the games. Also making the cut were squash […]

05/29/2013

Golfer Tiger Woods and skier Lindsey Vonn (Photo credit: Tiger Woods / Lindsey Vonn / AP)

Woods went public with Vonn to devalue photos

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods figured it was worth going public about his relationship with Olympic ski champion Lindsey Vonn rather than having paparazzi make money off them.

03/20/2013

Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn (AP Photo)

Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods say they’re dating

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sports has a new power couple: Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn confirmed they’re dating. Two months after rumors began circulating in Europe, they posted on their Facebook pages Monday afternoon to announce their relationship.

03/18/2013

Oscar Pistorius

News of Pistorius leaves many in disbelief

LONDON (AP) — Out in the small Italian town of Gemona, among many places around the world, the arrest of Oscar Pistorius on murder charges was hard to believe.

02/14/2013

Oxford chooses 'omnishambles' as word of the year

LONDON (AP) – Britain’s media are in a meltdown and its government is gaffe-prone, so Oxford Dictionaries has chosen an apt Word of the Year: “omnishambles.” Oxford University Press on Tuesday crowned the word – […]

11/13/2012

Campbell, 1st black Olympic decathlon winner, dies

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Milt Campbell, who became the first African-American to win the Olympic decathlon in 1956 and went on to play professional football and become a motivational speaker, has died after a battle […]

11/04/2012

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