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South Korea faces potential WCup qualifier in North Korea, 2019 July 18

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The South Korea men's soccer team's path to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will include a crucial road match against North Korea, but it's unclear whether a rare match between them in Pyongyang will materialize considering their political tension.

With the Koreas, there's never ...

1938 ski jump added to National Register of Historic Places, 2019 July 17

MILAN, N.H. (AP) - The Nansen Ski Jump in Milan, New Hampshire, has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Built in 1938, the 65-meter Nansen Ski Jump was the largest in the U.S. at the time, and it retains most of its original design. Officials said Wednesday ...

Portrush attendance 2nd highest in British Open history, 2019 July 17

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) - Royal & Ancient chief Martin Slumbers is fond of saying that a big-time sport needs a big-time crowd. That won't be an issue for the British Open's return to Royal Portrush for the first time since 1951.

Slumbers said Wednesday that a record 61,000 people ...

Olympic champ Harrison looks to win big, grow upstart PFL, 2019 July 12

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Kayla Harrison made an Army veteran tap out and moved closer to cashing in on the richest fight of her pro career: her search for gold over, Harrison can stake her claim to $1 million in the PFL Championship.

Harrison, a two-time judo Olympic gold ...

Russian deputy PM Mutko wins Olympic doping appeal, 2019 July 11

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Vitaly Mutko, who was Russia's Sports Minister during the doping-tainted Winter Olympics in Sochi, won an appeal on Thursday against his lifetime ban from the games.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled the International Olympic Committee didn't have the power to sanction Mutko in 2017 ...

Ultra-competitive Hooper key attacker for US water polo, 2019 July 11

Long before Johnny Hooper starred at California and starting playing water polo against the world, his biggest competition was his father, Gary.

They played a couple different sports, and Johnny lost all the time at first. Gary Hooper was an elite athlete himself, a Hall of Famer in beach volleyball.

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South Korean skater faces 1-year ban over alleged assault, 2019 July 10

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea's skating body has decided to ban two-time Olympic speed skating champion Lee Seung-hoon for a year over allegations that he assaulted two teammates during several international competitions.

An official from the Korea Skating Union said Wednesday that Lee has denied the accusations and ...

Sea rescue: Olympic swimmer Magnini saves tourist in Italy, 2019 July 9

MILAN (AP) - A swimmer struggling in the sea off Sardinia soon discovered it was his lucky day.

Italian news agency ANSA says the male tourist got in trouble Sunday afternoon after his inflatable swan was carried away by the wind. According to a witness, the swimmer's friends alerted a ...