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Latvia’s Melbardis, Dreiskens win bobsled race

Latvia's Oskars Melbardis, left, and Dauments Dreiskens celebrate their win in the men's World Cup two-man bobsled event, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Latvia’s Oskars Melbardis and brakeman Daumants Dreiskens won the World Cup two-man bobsled race Friday night at Canada Olympic Park.

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Things to know about FIFA’s World Cup probe

FIFA president Sepp Blatter and FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke, left, leave after a press conference in Marrakech, Morocco, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. FIFA will not reopen the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, and will publish at least some of the confidential report into the bidding process, President Sepp Blatter said Friday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Ever since FIFA executives voted to send the World Cups of 2018 and 2022 to Russia and Qatar there have been endless questions about how and why they picked those countries and accusations that some of them might have been bought off or otherwise leaned on.

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Marathon runner Jeptoo’s ‘B’ sample positive

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Marathon runner Rita Jeptoo’s “B” sample tested positive, Kenya’s athletics federation said Friday, confirming an earlier test that found traces of a banned performance enhancer.

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Nyman wins Val Gardena downhill for 3rd time

Steven Nyman celebrates after winning an alpine ski, men's World Cup downhill, in Val Gardena, Italy, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — American racer Steven Nyman showed off his complete mastery of the Saslong course by winning a World Cup downhill at the classic venue on Friday for the third time.

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Fenninger fastest in women’s downhill training

Lindsey Vonn smiles prior to start training for a women's World Cup downhill in Val d'Isere, France, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Austrian skier Anna Fenninger posted the fastest time in a World Cup downhill training run ahead of countrywoman Regina Sterz and Lindsey Vonn on Friday. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

VAL D’ISERE, France (AP) — Anna Fenninger posted the fastest time in a World Cup downhill training run Friday with Austrian teammate Regina Sterz in second and Lindsey Vonn third.

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