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IOC rejects 15 Russian athletes whose bans were lifted

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The International Olympic Committee rejected a request on Monday to invite 15 Russians to the Pyeongchang Winter Games just days after the athletes’ doping bans were overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The 13 active athletes and two retired athletes working in support roles were … Continue reading IOC rejects 15 Russian athletes whose bans were lifted

Series MVP Springer, Astros reach $24 million, 2-year deal

HOUSTON /February 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — World Series MVP George Springer and the Houston Astros avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a $24 million, two-year contract. Springer gets $12 million annually under the deal announced Monday and will be eligible for arbitration again after the 2019 season. The hearing had been scheduled for Tuesday. He … Continue reading Series MVP Springer, Astros reach $24 million, 2-year deal

The Latest: Judge doesn’t believe Nassar can be reformed

HARLOTTE, Mich. /February 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the third and final sentencing hearing for disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar (all times local): 10:15 a.m. The judge who sentenced former doctor Larry Nassar to decades in prison for sexually abusing patients at an elite gymnastics club says the depth of his crimes … Continue reading The Latest: Judge doesn’t believe Nassar can be reformed

Linguistic divide poses problem to Korea Olympic hockey team

GANGNEUNG, South Korea /February 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — North and South Korea face a widening linguistic divide after 70 years of division, and that is a challenge for the rivals’ first-ever joint Olympic team as it prepares for the Pyeongchang Winter Games. The Canadian coach of the joint women’s hockey team said Monday her squad … Continue reading Linguistic divide poses problem to Korea Olympic hockey team

Nassar to receive final sentence in sexual assault scandal

CHARLOTTE, Mich.  /February 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Days of emotional testimony in two Michigan courtrooms are wrapping up with a final sentence for former sports doctor Larry Nassar, whose serial sexual abuse of girls and young women has shaken Michigan State University and elite sports associations. Nassar, 54, is returning to court Monday in Eaton … Continue reading Nassar to receive final sentence in sexual assault scandal

Dad of North Korea detainee to be guest of Pence at Olympics

SEOUL, South Korea  /February 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The father of the U.S. college student who died after being jailed in North Korea will visit South Korea this week to attend the opening ceremonies of the Olympics as a guest of Vice President Mike Pence. The Washington Post reports that Fred Warmbier’s trip coincides with … Continue reading Dad of North Korea detainee to be guest of Pence at Olympics

North Korean technicians cross into South for Olympics prep

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A 23-member advance team of North Koreans arrived in South Korea on Monday to prepare for the North’s participation in the Pyeongchang Games, South Korean officials said. The South’s Unification Ministry, which handles inter-Korean issues, said the North Korean team is mostly made up of technicians. The … Continue reading North Korean technicians cross into South for Olympics prep

Linguistic divide poses problem to Korea Olympic hockey team

GANGNEUNG, South Korea  /February 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  North and South Korea face a widening linguistic divide after 70 years of division, and that is a challenge for the rivals’ first-ever joint Olympic team as it prepares for the Pyeongchang Winter Games. The Canadian coach of the joint women’s hockey team said Monday her squad … Continue reading Linguistic divide poses problem to Korea Olympic hockey team