• NHL looks at China as a 'very long-term relationship'
    The Associated Press2 hours ago

    NHL looks at China as a 'very long-term relationship'

    China wants to get its hockey program up to par before hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The NHL is using that as a starting point for a long-term vision to turn the country into a hockey nation. The Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks will play exhibition games in Shanghai and Beijing

  • Playing The Beatles, North Korean skaters aim for Olympics
    The Associated Press3 hours ago

    Playing The Beatles, North Korean skaters aim for Olympics

    North Korea's figure skaters are aiming for the Olympics - and they're using The Beatles. Ryom Tae Ok and her partner Kim Ju Sik impressed observers by finishing 15th of 28 pairs at the world championships on Thursday. Skating to The Beatles' ''A Day in the Life'' and music

  • IOC disqualifies four Russians from London Olympics over doping
    Reuters

    IOC disqualifies four Russians from London Olympics over doping

    The International Olympic Committee said on Thursday it had disqualified four Russian athletes from the 2012 London Olympics after re-tests of their samples came back positive for banned substances. The IOC said all four - Victoria Valyukevich, a triple jumper who was eighth in the women's competition

  • US women's hockey agreement could have far-reaching impact
    The Associated Press

    US women's hockey agreement could have far-reaching impact

    Cammi Granato's biggest victory in hockey came 12 years after she retired. When USA Hockey and the women's national team agreed to a contract Tuesday night that ended a wage dispute, Granato couldn't put her happiness into words. The Hockey Hall of Famer and her teammates staged a similar