• McDavid disappointed at NHL decision to skip Olympics
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    McDavid disappointed at NHL decision to skip Olympics

    Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid said he's disappointed the NHL won't be sending players to the Winter Olympic in South Korea. ''It would have been a special group, and you're just hopeful to be a part of it,'' McDavid told reporters at a charity event Wednesday. McDavid

  • Tears for le Clos with gold at worlds after difficult year
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    Tears for le Clos with gold at worlds after difficult year

    Tears streamed down Chad le Clos' cheeks as the South African anthem was played Wednesday with both his parents watching on. The 25-year-old won the men's 200-meter butterfly final at the world championships, and there was no checking the emotion following a year of personal misfortune and sporting

  • Stunner in Budapest: Ledecky loses for 1st time at worlds
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    Stunner in Budapest: Ledecky loses for 1st time at worlds

    Katie Ledecky reached for the wall. For the first time ever at the world championships, Ledecky knows what it's like to lose. Bidding to become only the second female swimmer to win six golds at a single worlds, Ledecky settled for silver in the 200-meter freestyle Wednesday evening when Italy&

  • US kicking off tournament vs Australia, Brazil faces Japan
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    US kicking off tournament vs Australia, Brazil faces Japan

    Mallory Pugh approaches her opportunities with the U.S. national team pragmatically: It's a chance to get better. ''I think if you talk to anyone that goes into national team camp they'll say it's the most competitive environment that you can be in,'' she said. Pugh is among