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Olympian Jesse Owens honored in Senate resolution

WASHINGTON (AP) — A resolution honoring Ohioan and Olympic athlete Jesse Owens has been approved by the U.S. Senate.

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Falling ruble hits World Cup final stadium

MOSCOW (AP) — The falling ruble has caused a 16 percent rise in the cost of rebuilding Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium, which will host the final of the 2018 World Cup.

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Svendsen, Domracheva win biathlon pursuits

POKLJUKA, Slovenia (AP) — Emil Hegle Svendsen of Norway won a men’s 12.5-kilometer pursuit race on Saturday to take the overall biathlon World Cup lead.

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Lawmaker: Ban Bishop Gorman from Nevada prep football title

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A state assemblyman wants to do what no Nevada high school team has been able to do for six years — knock longtime Las Vegas high school football power Bishop Gorman out of the playoffs.

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Vonn wins women’s World Cup downhill in France

Lindsey Vonn, of United States, celebrates on the finish area after winning an alpine ski women's World Cup downhill in Val d'Isere, France, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

VAL D’ISERE, France (AP) — Just four races back into her skiing career, Lindsey Vonn is on the verge of World Cup history.

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