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Top-ranked Lydia Ko set for Kia Classic

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Top-ranked Lydia Ko doesn’t want to get too far ahead of herself at the Kia Classic — a week before the first major championship of the LPGA Tour season.

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Americans Chock, Bates take lead in ice dancing at worlds

Pang Qing and Tong Jian of China perform during the Pairs Short Program in the ISU World Figure Skating Championship 2015 held at the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China, Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Pang and Tong finished in second place in the event. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

SHANGHAI (AP) — Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford skated a flawless short program to take a commanding lead in the pairs at the world figure skating championships on the opening day Wednesday.

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Beijing renews 2022 Winter Olympics air quality assurances

Members of the 2022 Evaluation Commission for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and representatives of Beijing's 2022 Winter Olympics bid committee listen to a presentation as they tour Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, Tuesday, March 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, Pool)

BEIJING (AP) — Leaders of Beijing’s bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics said Wednesday the capital’s notorious air pollution will be much improved by the time of the games.

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Americans Chock, Bates take lead in ice dancing at worlds

SHANGHAI (AP) — Americans Madison Chock and Evan Bates took the lead in ice dancing at the world figure skating championships on Wednesday with a career-best score in the short dance.

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Russian, American women square off at figure skating worlds

Alexa Scimeca and Chris Knierim of the U.S practice during the ISU World Figure Skating Championship 2015 held at the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, Tuesday, March 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

SHANGHAI (AP) — Men’s world figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu had a late costume change the last time he competed in Shanghai. After a scary collision with another skater in warm-ups at the Cup of China in November, he took to the ice for his long program with gauze wrapped around his head and a bandage on his chin.

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