• Police: Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy found dead
    The Associated Press1 hour ago

    Police: Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy found dead

    Cortez Kennedy, one of the best defensive linemen of his generation and a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee despite rarely finding himself in the spotlight as a player, has died. Police in Orlando, Florida, say the former Seattle Seahawks star was found dead Tuesday morning. Orlando Police Department

  • Rio Olympic planning assailed for 'white elephant' venues
    The Associated Press3 hours ago

    Rio Olympic planning assailed for 'white elephant' venues

    Many of the venues are empty, boarded up, and have no tenants or income with the maintenance costs dumped on the federal government. ''There was no planning,'' federal prosecutor Leandro Mitidieri told the public hearing on the Olympics. ''There was no planning when they put

  • After doping scandals, Putin's commission calls for change
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    After doping scandals, Putin's commission calls for change

    A Russian anti-doping commission set up by President Vladimir Putin called for new measures to claw back prize money from drug cheats and to restore trust in Russian athletes. The commission, headed by 82-year-old former International Olympic Committee member Vitaly Smirnov, denies the Russian government

  • Forecast: Germany to top medal table at Pyeongchang Olympics
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    Forecast: Germany to top medal table at Pyeongchang Olympics

    If the Pyeongchang Olympics were today, Germany would win the most gold medals and the most medals overall. Germany is predicted to win 14 gold medals and 35 overall. After them in the gold-medal count are France (9), Austria (7), South Korea (7), Netherlands (6), Russia (6), and China (6).