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Djokovic wins debut in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Novak Djokovic opened the defense of his Dubai Championships title with a straight sets victory over Denis Istomin, while second-seeded Juan Martin del Potro had to retire from his first-round match on Tuesday.

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Posted: feb. 25, 2014 9:15 p.m. | | Djokovic wins debut in Dubai Comments 0 Comments

The host’s real Olympic challenge

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — By the busload, the world’s athletes and visitors rolled toward Sochi’s airport and took off for home Monday, fresh from a Winter Games experience that many Russians pronounced a smashing success and that the Olympic movement’s chief enthusiastically labeled a victory for the region and the host nation. “Yes! We did it!” one Olympic volunteer exulted as she darted into the night.

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Posted: feb. 24, 2014 7:25 p.m. | | The host’s real Olympic challenge Comments 0 Comments

Legacy of past Winter and Summer Games

LONDON (AP) — For athletes and spectators at Sochi, it’s time to pack up. But for the host cities, the real challenge begins with the end of the Olympics. How do they continue to use the expensive stadiums after the party’s over? What happens to the athletes’ villages? What is the legacy of the games? Here’s a look at what some past Summer and Winter Games sites around the world look like post-Olympics.

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Posted: feb. 24, 2014 7:21 p.m. | | Legacy of past Winter and Summer Games Comments 0 Comments

Canada beats Sweden 3-0 for hockey gold

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Sidney Crosby skated in alone on Henrik Lundqvist, faking Sweden’s goalie to the ice with a textbook-quality deke and sliding a perfect backhand into the net.

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Posted: feb. 23, 2014 8:24 p.m. | | Canada beats   Sweden 3-0   for hockey gold  Comments 0 Comments

Costly & successful Sochi Olympics end

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Flushed with pride after its athletes’ spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated Sunday night with a visually stunning finale that handed off a smooth but politically charged Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang in South Korea.

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Posted: feb. 23, 2014 8:23 p.m. | | Costly & successful   Sochi Olympics end  Comments 0 Comments

Canadians deny U.S. in rematch

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — For the rematch, Canada skipped the overtime and shelved the theatrics.

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Posted: feb. 22, 2014 1:01 a.m. | | Canadians  deny U.S.  in rematch Comments 0 Comments

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