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Armani unveils Italian Olympic team uniforms during MFW

MILAN (AP) - Milan Fashion Week for spring/summer menswear previews has started with a slightly different rhythm, with many mainstays not showing this season. It is a sign of the times that fashion houses are seeking new ways to reach their audiences, and slo
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Armani unveils Italian Olympic team uniforms during MFW

MILAN (AP) - Milan Fashion Week for spring/summer menswear previews has started with a slightly different rhythm, with many mainstays not showing this season. It is a sign of the times that fashion houses are seeking new ways to reach their audiences, and slotting menswear into womenswear shows by now ...

Russian track and field faces wave of disciplinary cases

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's second most powerful track official stepped down Friday amid a doping case, while seven other athletes are accused of training in secret with a banned coach. The cases come as Russia tries to have its ban from international track compet
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Russian track and field faces wave of disciplinary cases

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's second most powerful track official stepped down Friday amid a doping case, while seven other athletes are accused of training in secret with a banned coach. The cases come as Russia tries to have its ban from international track competitions, in place since 2015, lifted in ...

Swedish regions show support for 2026 Winter Olympics

STOCKHOLM (AP) - All three regions proposing to stage events at the 2026 Winter Olympics in Sweden have committed their backing for the bid for the first time. With less than two weeks to go before the vote, the leaders of the executive councils in Stockholm
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Swedish regions show support for 2026 Winter Olympics

STOCKHOLM (AP) - All three regions proposing to stage events at the 2026 Winter Olympics in Sweden have committed their backing for the bid for the first time. With less than two weeks to go before the vote, the leaders of the executive councils in Stockholm, Jamtland and Dalarna have ...

Tokyo Olympic CEO reminds all: Cannabis is banned in Japan

TOKYO (AP) - Cannabis has been legalized in some parts of the world. But the chief executive of next year's Tokyo Olympics has reminded potential visitors to the games that the substance is against the law in Japan. Toshiro Muto of the Tokyo Olympic organizin
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Tokyo Olympic CEO reminds all: Cannabis is banned in Japan

TOKYO (AP) - Cannabis has been legalized in some parts of the world. But the chief executive of next year's Tokyo Olympics has reminded potential visitors to the games that the substance is against the law in Japan. Toshiro Muto of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee says at least one ...

Gymnastics coach suspended for misconduct allegation

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - The organization tasked with policing abuse in Olympic sports has barred a Pennsylvania gymnastics coach from being around minors unsupervised while it investigates a misconduct claim. USA Gymnastics tells The Allentown Morning Call tha
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Gymnastics coach suspended for misconduct allegation

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - The organization tasked with policing abuse in Olympic sports has barred a Pennsylvania gymnastics coach from being around minors unsupervised while it investigates a misconduct claim. USA Gymnastics tells The Allentown Morning Call that John Holman's suspension issued by the U.S. Center for SafeSport is a ...

Rights group asks for worker-safety probe at Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) - A former Olympian and head of a human-rights watchdog is asking the IOC and Tokyo Olympic organizers to investigate worker safety at venues being built for next year's games. Mary Harvey is the CEO of the Geneva-based Centre for Sport and Human R
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Rights group asks for worker-safety probe at Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) - A former Olympian and head of a human-rights watchdog is asking the IOC and Tokyo Olympic organizers to investigate worker safety at venues being built for next year's games. Mary Harvey is the CEO of the Geneva-based Centre for Sport and Human Rights, which was among rights ...

Hong Kong court: Denying same-sex spousal benefits unlawful

HONG KONG (AP) - Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal said Thursday the government cannot deny spousal employment benefits to same-sex couples, in a ruling hailed as a major step forward for same-sex equality in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The court o
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Hong Kong court: Denying same-sex spousal benefits unlawful

HONG KONG (AP) - Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal said Thursday the government cannot deny spousal employment benefits to same-sex couples, in a ruling hailed as a major step forward for same-sex equality in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The court overturned an earlier judgment, saying unanimously that denying same-sex ...

Denver measure requires voter consent for any Olympics bid

DENVER (AP) - Denver voters have resoundingly approved a ballot measure requiring the city to seek their consent before spending public funds on any future Olympics bid. Colorado Politics reports that 79% of voters OK'd the measure, according to unofficial re
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Denver measure requires voter consent for any Olympics bid

DENVER (AP) - Denver voters have resoundingly approved a ballot measure requiring the city to seek their consent before spending public funds on any future Olympics bid. Colorado Politics reports that 79% of voters OK'd the measure, according to unofficial results from Tuesday's municipal election. Organizers put Initiative 302 on ...

The Latest: CONCACAF keen on another tourney with SAmerica

PARIS (AP) - The Latest from the FIFA meetings ahead of the Women's World Cup (all times local): 6:30 p.m. The head of North American soccer body CONCACAF says it could work with South America on a future tournament, if the project is based on soccer developm
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The Latest: CONCACAF keen on another tourney with SAmerica

PARIS (AP) - The Latest from the FIFA meetings ahead of the Women's World Cup (all times local): 6:30 p.m. The head of North American soccer body CONCACAF says it could work with South America on a future tournament, if the project is based on soccer development rather than money. ...

NCAA recommends women's wrestling as 'emerging sport"

The NCAA committee on women's athletics recommended Monday that all three divisions add women's wrestling as an emerging sport, a key step toward making it a championship-level sport. If the recommendation is approved, women's wrestling as well as acrobatics
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NCAA recommends women's wrestling as 'emerging sport"

The NCAA committee on women's athletics recommended Monday that all three divisions add women's wrestling as an emerging sport, a key step toward making it a championship-level sport. If the recommendation is approved, women's wrestling as well as acrobatics and tumbling would be added as emerging sports Aug. 1, 2020. ...

The Latest: Qatar to host next 2 Club World Cups

PARIS (AP) - The Latest from the FIFA meetings ahead of the Women's World Cup (all times local): ___ 5:30 p.m. Qatar will host the next two editions of the Club World Cup, this December and in December 2020. The FIFA Council decision is to help the Gulf natio
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The Latest: Qatar to host next 2 Club World Cups

PARIS (AP) - The Latest from the FIFA meetings ahead of the Women's World Cup (all times local): ___ 5:30 p.m. Qatar will host the next two editions of the Club World Cup, this December and in December 2020. The FIFA Council decision is to help the Gulf nation prepare ...

Agent: US long jumper expects doping ban; tainted beef cited

The agent for Jarrion Lawson says the American long jumper and sprinter is expected to receive a four-year suspension for a failed doping test they maintain is tied to contaminated meat. Paul Doyle told The Associated Press on Friday that Lawson will appeal t
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Agent: US long jumper expects doping ban; tainted beef cited

The agent for Jarrion Lawson says the American long jumper and sprinter is expected to receive a four-year suspension for a failed doping test they maintain is tied to contaminated meat. Paul Doyle told The Associated Press on Friday that Lawson will appeal the soon-to-be-announced decision from the Athletics Integrity ...

Defiant Caster Semenya appeals testosterone ruling

Olympic champion runner Caster Semenya appealed Wednesday against a decision by sport's highest court to uphold highly contentious new rules in track and field that force her to take testosterone-suppressing medication or have surgery in order to compete in f
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Defiant Caster Semenya appeals testosterone ruling

Olympic champion runner Caster Semenya appealed Wednesday against a decision by sport's highest court to uphold highly contentious new rules in track and field that force her to take testosterone-suppressing medication or have surgery in order to compete in female races at top international events. Semenya's appeal against this month's ...

Scramble for Olympic tickets in Japan; rest of world waits

TOKYO (AP) - The scramble is underway by residents of Japan to land tickets for next year's Tokyo Olympics. It begins for the rest of the world in a few weeks. Tokyo Olympic organizers said millions had shown interest by Wednesday when the first phase of tick
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Scramble for Olympic tickets in Japan; rest of world waits

TOKYO (AP) - The scramble is underway by residents of Japan to land tickets for next year's Tokyo Olympics. It begins for the rest of the world in a few weeks. Tokyo Olympic organizers said millions had shown interest by Wednesday when the first phase of ticketing closed for Japan ...

The Latest: NHL won't hold games in China next season

BOSTON (AP) - The Latest on the Stanley Cup Final (all times local): 7:05 p.m. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says the league will not hold exhibition games in China prior to next season. Daly cited the inability for the league to book what's necessary fo
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The Latest: NHL won't hold games in China next season

BOSTON (AP) - The Latest on the Stanley Cup Final (all times local): 7:05 p.m. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says the league will not hold exhibition games in China prior to next season. Daly cited the inability for the league to book what's necessary for those games because of ...

US, Fiji, NZ qualify for Tokyo Olympics at London Sevens

LONDON (AP) - The United States, Fiji, and New Zealand qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in rugby sevens after making the London Sevens quarterfinals on Saturday. The top four from the ongoing sevens world series automatically qualify, and the leading three gu
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US, Fiji, NZ qualify for Tokyo Olympics at London Sevens

LONDON (AP) - The United States, Fiji, and New Zealand qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in rugby sevens after making the London Sevens quarterfinals on Saturday. The top four from the ongoing sevens world series automatically qualify, and the leading three guaranteed their berths. South Africa, fourth in the series ...

Soccer club president latest tie to French corruption probe

GENEVA (AP) - The president of French soccer champion Paris Saint-Germain is the latest sports official implicated in a sprawling five-year corruption probe that keeps spreading. Prosecutors in France have implicated Nasser al-Khelaifi - who leads Qatar-owne
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Soccer club president latest tie to French corruption probe

GENEVA (AP) - The president of French soccer champion Paris Saint-Germain is the latest sports official implicated in a sprawling five-year corruption probe that keeps spreading. Prosecutors in France have implicated Nasser al-Khelaifi - who leads Qatar-owned PSG, is chairman of Qatar-owned broadcaster beIN Sports, and sits on the executive ...

Rapinoe kicks FIFA, says women's soccer not treated equally

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. star Megan Rapinoe gave FIFA some kicks two weeks ahead of the World Cup, maintaining the sport's top executives are not doing enough to close a huge gender disparity in investment. "They have essentially unlimited resources. I don't thin
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Rapinoe kicks FIFA, says women's soccer not treated equally

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. star Megan Rapinoe gave FIFA some kicks two weeks ahead of the World Cup, maintaining the sport's top executives are not doing enough to close a huge gender disparity in investment. "They have essentially unlimited resources. I don't think that it's really been a huge ...

Pulisic, Bradley among veterans reporting later to US

CHICAGO (AP) - Members of the U.S. under-23 pool and a few foreign-based veterans are among the 21 Americans who will start training Monday ahead of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, while regulars such as Christian Pulisic and Michael Bradley will report in early June
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Pulisic, Bradley among veterans reporting later to US

CHICAGO (AP) - Members of the U.S. under-23 pool and a few foreign-based veterans are among the 21 Americans who will start training Monday ahead of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, while regulars such as Christian Pulisic and Michael Bradley will report in early June. Just 11 players on the 40-man ...

IOC confident Tokyo can resolve complaints over budget cuts

TOKYO (AP) - The heads of some international sports federations complained this month that Tokyo Olympic organizers were cutting too deeply to save money. One said the cost reductions could make venues look cheap, reminding of deep, last-minute budget slashin
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IOC confident Tokyo can resolve complaints over budget cuts

TOKYO (AP) - The heads of some international sports federations complained this month that Tokyo Olympic organizers were cutting too deeply to save money. One said the cost reductions could make venues look cheap, reminding of deep, last-minute budget slashing at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. John Coates, the ...

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