• NFL Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy found dead at age 48
    The Associated Press21 minutes ago

    NFL Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy found dead at age 48

    Cortez Kennedy was a hulking force at defensive tackle, the cornerstone of a franchise that had little to cheer about for most of his playing career. Police in Orlando, Florida, said the 48-year-old Kennedy was found dead Tuesday morning. Orlando Police Department public information officer Wanda Miglio

  • Faster, higher, rustier: Medals from Rio Olympics damaged
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    Faster, higher, rustier: Medals from Rio Olympics damaged

    Kyle Snyder made history at the Rio Olympics by becoming the youngest American wrestler to win a gold medal. The medal will soon be history as well, to be replaced by the IOC and Rio organizers because of damage. Snyder and Helen Maroulis, another U.S. gold medalist wrestler, are among a group of more

  • Rio Olympic planning assailed for 'white elephant' venues
    The Associated Press5 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