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A new year on the PGA Tour raises 5 questions

Jordan Spieth spent the first official practice day of the new year in good company. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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NSA, FBI ask judge to dismiss Utah Olympic spying lawsuit

The FBI and National Security Agency have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former Salt Lake City mayor who claims agencies conducted mass surveillance of emails, texts and... Read more »

Dec. 25, 2015

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Olympic gold medalist Peter Vidmar called as LDS mission president (+videos)

Olympic gymnast has been called as a mission president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read more »

Dec. 13, 2015

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Bergsma, Bloemen break world speedskating records in Kearns

American Heather Bergsma broke the world record in the women's 1,500 meters Saturday in the World Cup speedskating event at the Utah Olympic Oval, and Canada's Ted-Jan Bloemen shattered the mark in... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2015

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Paris determined 'more than ever' to host 2024 Olympics

The deadly attacks in Paris won't deter the French capital's bid to host the 2024 Olympics. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2015

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Russia sets up taskforce to wipe out doping 'infection'

Russia set up a taskforce Wednesday to wipe out the "infection" of doping in track and field as the country faces being banned from next year's Olympic competition. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015

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Bach: Russia can only return if compliant with global rules

Russia's track and field athletes will be eligible for the Olympics only if the country falls into line with all global anti-doping rules and the reforms are verifiable, IOC President Thomas Bach... Read more »

Nov. 15, 2015

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IOC's Bach confident in Rio security after Paris attacks

IOC President Thomas Bach expressed confidence Sunday in the ability of Brazilian authorities to protect next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in the wake of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris. Read more »

Nov. 15, 2015

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Olympians setting their sights on Salt Lake archery center

The Brazilian Olympic Archery team came to the Easton Foundations Salt Lake City Archery Center to world class training and technical assistance in preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Read more »

Nov. 13, 2015

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The main players in the Russian doping scandal

Following the release of an explosive report into Russian doping, here is a look at some of the main players in the scandal: Read more »

Nov. 9, 2015

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Ray Grass: Utah Ski Archives turns 25

Over the past 25 years the annual Ski Affair has made it possible for the Utah Ski Archives to collect thousands of photos, films, tapes and books documenting the history of skiing in Utah. The... Read more »

Nov. 3, 2015

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VP Joe Biden apologizes to Olympic assembly for 'oversight'

Conspicuously absent the previous day, Vice President Joe Biden dropped in on a global Olympic meeting Friday and gave an impromptu plug for Los Angeles' bid for the 2024 Games. Read more »

Oct. 30, 2015

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Wambach didn't want retirement to overshadow victory tour

e final whistle blew on the Women's World Cup this summer, Abby Wambach was nearly convinced that it was her final championship. Read more »

Oct. 28, 2015

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Olympic leaders agree on independent drug-testing system

In a shakeup of the drug-testing system in sports, Olympic leaders agreed Saturday that testing should be independent of sports organizations and urged the World Anti-Doping Agency to take over the... Read more »

Oct. 17, 2015

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US beats Canada 2-0 to advance to playoff against Colombia

All the United States kept alive its bid to reach the Rio Olympics. Read more »

Oct. 14, 2015

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Cameron Carter-Vickers shines on soccer field as U.S. team prepares to play at Rio Tinto Stadium

His father had an accurate shot. So does United States defender Cameron Carter-Vickers. Read more »

Oct. 6, 2015

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Swimming body criticizes Rio Olympic organizers

Swimming's world governing body FINA has strongly criticized the organizers of next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro over what it says are substandard facilities and "disrespect" for aquatic events. Read more »

Sept. 16, 2015

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Official: Toronto not bidding for 2024 Olympics

Toronto will not be bidding to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Read more »

Sept. 14, 2015

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Away from Olympics, sewage blights vast swaths of Rio

Rivulets of waste crisscross the labyrinth of alleyways that serve as 5-year-old Kaike de Oliveira Benjamin's playground, forming dark, fetid puddles and gurgling streams of refuse and trash. It's... Read more »

Sept. 10, 2015

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USOC endorses Los Angeles for 2024 Olympics bid

The U.S. Olympic Committee on Tuesday named Los Angeles as its candidate for the 2024 Games, replacing Boston's soured bid and marking a comeback for LA's dream of becoming a three-time host of the... Read more »

Sept. 1, 2015

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Japan bids adieu to landmark that hosted presidents, stars

The Hotel Okura, a favored Tokyo lodging for U.S. presidents, movie stars and other celebrities, is closing the doors of its landmark half-century-old main building on Monday to make way for a pair... Read more »

Aug. 31, 2015

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Americans struggle through opening 4 days of worlds

Jenny Simpson lost her left shoe after being stepped on and ran the last lap of the 1,500-meter race with her bare foot striking the surface. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Sailing chief: Rio events could be moved from polluted bay

The head of sailing's governing body threatened Saturday to move all Olympic sailing events out of polluted Guanabara Bay unless the water is cleaner and floating rubbish is removed for next year's... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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WHO: Viral testing 'advisable' in Rio's Olympic waters

The World Health Organization's top water expert said Friday the body "never advised against viral testing" for Rio de Janeiro's polluted waterways where about 1,400 athletes will compete in... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2015

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Some US rowers fall ill at 2016 Olympics test event

Thirteen rowers on the 40-member U.S. team came down with stomach illness at the World Junior Rowing Championships — a trial run for next summer's Olympics — and the team doctor said... Read more »

Aug. 11, 2015

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Los Angeles proposes $4.1B budget if Olympic candidate

If the city of Los Angeles becomes the U.S. candidate for the 2024 Olympics after Boston's recent drop from contention, the organizers' proposed budget for the Summer Games would be $4.1 billion... Read more »

Aug. 10, 2015

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13 US rowers fall ill at 2016 Olympics test event; team doctor suspects pollution

Thirteen rowers on the 40-member U.S. team came down with stomach illness at the World Junior Rowing Championships — a trial run for next summer's Olympics — and the team doctor said... Read more »

Aug. 10, 2015

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Michael Phelps back on top as focus turns to Rio Olympics

Michael Phelps already has far more medals than any Olympic athlete. Read more »

Aug. 10, 2015

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Van der Burgh heats up chilly swim prelims with world record

Cameron van der Burgh heated up a chilly Tuesday morning at the swimming world championships by improving his own world record in the 50-meter breaststroke. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2015

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IOC ready to act if Olympic medals affected by doping

The IOC will take action against any Olympic athletes if they are found guilty of the latest doping allegations rocking the sport of track and field, IOC President Thomas Bach said Monday. Read more »

Aug. 3, 2015

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IOC to test Rio's Olympic water venues for viruses

The International Olympic Committee said Sunday it will begin testing for disease causing viruses in the sewage-polluted waters where athletes will compete in next year's Rio de Janeiro Games. Read more »

Aug. 2, 2015

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IOC shakes up bid process for 2024 Summer Olympics

The IOC shook up the bidding process for the 2024 Olympics on Sunday, eliminating the cut-down phase and clearing the way for all the candidates to make it to the final vote. Read more »

Aug. 2, 2015

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WHO and sailing body seek virus tests in Rio Olympic venues

The World Health Organization has asked the IOC to analyze virus levels in Rio de Janeiro's Olympic waters, and the governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent... Read more »

Aug. 1, 2015

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Brazil data: Olympic water 'unfit' for triathletes to swim

The Brazilian government's most recent data on water pollution in Rio de Janeiro show that water near where triathletes are preparing to compete this weekend is "unfit" for swimming. Read more »

July 31, 2015

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Back to Beijing for 2nd Olympics in 14 years

Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, defeating the bid from Almaty in a surprisingly close vote to become the first city awarded both the winter and summer games. Read more »

July 31, 2015

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No move to alter Olympic venues despite water contamination

Sailors and other athletes preparing for the Olympics have been training for months in contaminated waters where the Rio Games will be held. Many believe moving events now would put them at a... Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Beijing favorite in IOC vote for 2022 Winter Olympics

When it comes to votes on Olympic host cities, geopolitics can play a crucial role in determining the victor. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Boston out and USOC to look elsewhere

Only seven weeks remain before cities have to be officially nominated. USOC CEO Scott Blackmun said the federation wants to stay in the race. If so, Los Angeles would be the likely choice. Read more »

July 27, 2015

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Boston mayor refuses to sign host contract for 2024 Olympics

s mayor delivered a harsh blow to the city's effort to host the 2024 Olympics on Monday when he declared he wouldn't sign any document "that puts one dollar of taxpayer money on the line for one... Read more »

July 27, 2015

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Utahns in baseball: Bingham alum Brady Lail hurls a shutout; former Ute Tyler Wagner posts strikeout record

Bingham High product Brady Lail and former Ute Tyler Wagner highlighted a strong week for baseball players with ties to Utah, while a former Olympian got a promotion. Read more »

July 26, 2015

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Park City alpine skier Ted Ligety marries longtime girlfriend Mia Pascoe

Park City native and resident Ted Ligety married Mia Pascoe on Saturday, according to his Instagram account and an Italian sports and tourism news website. Read more »

July 26, 2015

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Gabby Douglas right on schedule for golden return

Gabby Douglas is exasperated. Again and again and again the defending women's Olympic all-around champion emphatically slaps her right hand on one of the picnic tables that sit just past the front... Read more »

July 24, 2015

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Mayor says Toronto will decide 'very quickly' on Olympic bid

Toronto Mayor John Tory says Canada's largest city will make a decision "very quickly" whether to bid for the 2024 Olympics. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Phelps, other stars missing from swimming worlds in Russia

Phelps isn't the only big name missing from the world swimming championships that begin Friday in Kazan, Russia. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Americans start looking toward Rio as Pan Am Games wind down

Alan Ashley isn't paying attention to the medal table at the Pan Am Games, but the American will be riveted to it at next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Japan to start from scratch on Tokyo Olympic stadium plan

Japan scrapped the design of the Olympic stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Games because of soaring costs Friday and said it will reopen bidding for a new plan, in a stunning reversal that leaves the 2019... Read more »

July 17, 2015

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A look at the world's billion-dollar sports stadiums

The first sports stadium to break the $1 billion barrier was London's Wembley Stadium. Now, Tokyo's planned National Stadium for the 2020 Olympics will be the first to reach $2 billion, according... Read more »

July 15, 2015

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Tokyo Olympic venue shaping up as world's costliest stadium

When the dust settles on the marquee venue for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, it could well be the most expensive sports stadium in the world. Read more »

July 15, 2015

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A look at the teams in the quarters at the World Cup

The quarterfinals at the Women's World Cup are set. Here's a look at the upcoming matches, and how the teams have fared so far in Canada: Read more »

June 24, 2015

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