Posts Tagged Europe

IOC awards Olympic TV rights in Cuba for 2016

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Cuba’s state broadcaster has been awarded the country’s exclusive television rights to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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Former NBA center Milicic loses kickboxing debut

Former NBA player Darko Milicic, right, fights against Radovan Radojcin during their kickboxing match at the Soul Night of Champions, in Novi Sad, Serbia, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Milicic is switching from basketball to kickboxing. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

NOVI SAD, Serbia (AP) — Former NBA center Darko Milicic, a 7-foot Serb who spent 10 years with various teams after being the second overall pick in the 2003 draft behind LeBron James, has lost his first kickboxing fight.

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Italian snowboarders win inaugural WCup team event

MONTAFON, Austria (AP) — Italian snowboarders Roland Fischnaller and Nadya Ochner beat Russia in the final of the inaugural World Cup parallel slalom team event on Friday.

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Italy’s anti-corruption czar to join Rome bid team

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi delivers his speech at Italian Olympic Committee headquarters in Rome, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Renzi says Rome will bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. He says "the Italian government, together with CONI, is ready for this project." The move comes with Italy's economy still stagnant and amid a widening corruption and mafia scandal in the capital. Italy planned to bid for the 2020 Olympics but the project was scrapped after then-premier Mario Monti refused to provide financial backing. The 2024 host will be chosen in 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

ROME (AP) — Italy’s anti-corruption czar will join Rome’s bid team for the 2024 Olympics, a response to the widening mafia scandal in the capital.

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Canadiens honor former captain Koivu

MONTREAL (AP) — There was always a special connection between former Canadiens captain Saku Koivu and the fans of Montreal.

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