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After Sochi, what's next for Winter Olympics?

SOCHI, Russia | The sheer cost, size and scale of the Sochi Olympics has outstripped anything done before. The question for future Winter Games is clear: Can anyone – should anyone – try to top that?

February 20, 2014 4:01 am Related
Concussion specialist may begin new era in Sochi

Concussion specialist may begin new era in Sochi

In another sign of the growing concern about head trauma in sports, the NHL and the U.S. ski team will each have at least one concussion expert at the Sochi Olympics.

February 04, 2014 7:30 pm
Concussion specialist may begin new era in Sochi

Concussion specialist may begin new era in Sochi

Dr. Jeff Kutcher is going to Russia as a volunteer for the U.S. Olympic Committee to look out for the well-being of Americans’ neurological health in every sport.

February 04, 2014 11:22 am
Olympic host Russia coming out of doping doghouse

Olympic host Russia coming out of doping doghouse

When the world last came together for the Winter Olympics, Russia was in the doghouse because of doping.

January 30, 2014 6:00 pm
Olympic host Russia coming out of doping doghouse

Olympic host Russia coming out of doping doghouse

You'd have to be a dope to try to get away with doping at the Sochi Olympics. That's the picture painted by international Olympic and anti-doping officials as they implement the toughest drug-testing program in Winter Games history.

January 30, 2014 11:07 am

MLB approves expanded replay starting this season

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. | Ever since the game was invented, before television or even radio existed, baseball counted on the eyes and ears of umpires on the field. Starting this season, many key decisions will be made in a studio far away.

January 16, 2014 7:09 pm

Judge's decision means NFL may have to pay more

NEW YORK | The NFL's concussion settlement popped back into the national consciousness Tuesday — and it's no closer to being resolved — just as the league was set for a big couple of weeks.

January 14, 2014 8:00 pm
A-Rod sues MLB, union to overturn drug ban

A-Rod sues MLB, union to overturn drug ban

This Oct. 1, 2013 file photo shows New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez arrivng at the offices of Major League Baseball in New York. Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and its players' union Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 seeking to overturn a season-long suspension imposed by an arbitrator who ruled t…

January 13, 2014 4:11 pm
Injuries, losses prompt MLB to seek collision ban

Injuries, losses prompt MLB to seek collision ban

White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf, left, and Reds general manager Walt Jocketty chat while leaving baseball's winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Thursday.

December 12, 2013 2:18 pm
Injuries, losses prompt MLB to seek collision ban

Injuries, losses prompt MLB to seek collision ban

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. | Baseball officials are up front about this: They want to ban home-plate collisions to guard their investments.

December 12, 2013 2:18 pm

NCAA troubles have critics seeking changes at top

INDIANAPOLIS | NCAA President Mark Emmert has spent 2½ years trying to push through historic reforms and get tougher on cheaters.

August 10, 2013 7:30 pm

MLB suspension talks drag; 14 players targeted

NEW YORK | The names are mostly known and so are the possible penalties — 50 games for most, perhaps a lifetime ban for one.

July 31, 2013 6:30 pm
Jake Peavy

Jake Peavy

The Boston Red Sox acquired Jake Peavy from the White Sox in a three-team deal that also sent shortstop Jose Iglesias to Detroit Tigers and outfielder Avisail Garcia to the White Sox.

July 31, 2013 2:03 am

NCAA seeks dismissal of Paterno family lawsuit

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. | The NCAA asked a Pennsylvania court on Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the family of the late coach Joe Paterno that seeks to overturn the sanctions against Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

July 23, 2013 6:45 pm
Lawyer: NCAA actions affected entire PSU community

Lawyer: NCAA actions affected entire PSU community

BELLEFONTE, Pa. | From former players to faculty members, a mini-cross section of the Penn State community has partnered with the late head coach Joe Paterno's family in suing the NCAA to overturn the landmark sanctions against the school for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

May 30, 2013 4:11 pm
U.S., Russia and Iran work to save Olympic wrestling

U.S., Russia and Iran work to save Olympic wrestling

Saba Khubezhyty, second from right, of Russia shakes hands with Jordan Burroughs of Lincoln, Neb., right, after their 74 kilogram class weigh-in during a news conference Tuesday at U.N. headquarters, announcing the "Rumble on the Rails" wrestling exhibition between the teams from Iran, Russi…

May 14, 2013 3:21 pm
U.S., Russia and Iran work to save Olympic wrestling

U.S., Russia and Iran work to save Olympic wrestling

UNITED NATIONS | In Iran, Olympic wrestling champion Jordan Burroughs felt like Justin Bieber, LeBron James and Tom Brady all rolled into one.

May 14, 2013 3:21 pm

NBA officials OK with Kobe's 'fascinating' tweets

NEW YORK | A headache for his coach, Kobe Bryant's tweets during a Lakers playoff game were a hit at the NBA office.

April 25, 2013 9:15 pm
Former NFL player Dorsey Levens

Former NFL player Dorsey Levens

Former NFL player Dorsey Levens, left, walks to the U.S. Courthouse Tuesday in Philadelphia for a hearing to determine whether the NFL faces years of litigation over concussion-related brain injuries.

April 09, 2013 6:33 pm
Ex-players call NFL brain-injury panel a 'sham'

Ex-players call NFL brain-injury panel a 'sham'

PHILADELPHIA | Lisa McHale wishes her husband had lived long enough to learn more about the links between concussions and long-term brain injuries.

April 09, 2013 6:33 pm
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