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NBC promoting Weir, Lipinski to top skating team

This March 2, 2014, file photo shows Johnny Weir, left, and Tara Lipinski at the Oscars in Los Angeles. NBC is promoting Weir and Lipinski to its top figure skating broadcasting team. The network said Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014,  that the two former Olympians and play-by-play announcer Terry Gannon will take over the role starting with this week's Skate America.  (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC’s top pairs figure skating couple is in place: Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir.

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World Series rating for opener drops to low

San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence, left, celebrates with Pablo Sandoval the team's 7-1 victory in Game 1 of baseball's World Series over the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A World Series opener involving the San Francisco Giants set a record low TV rating for the second time in three seasons.

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Kirk looking for the next level

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Chris Kirk had a five-week break that featured no Ryder Cup and no complaints. Considering the Americans’ ugly loss at Gleneagles and the resulting fallout, it was probably a good one to miss.

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IOC board to consider recognition of Kosovo

This is a Thursday, May 24, 2011 file photo of Majlinda Kelmendi, left,  as she reacts after she read the news that the ethnic Albanian Judo star has not been allowed to compete for her native Kosovo, but only for Albania in a sports hall in the Kosovo city of Pec . Kosovo could join the Olympic fold this week, while Gambia could face suspension. The status of the two countries will be discussed Friday during an International Olympic Committee executive board meeting in Montreux, Switzerland, IOC spokesman Mark Adams said Wednesday Oct 22, 2014. Kosovo, which has a majority of ethnic Albanian inhabitants, declared independence in 2008. Serbia, which considers Kosovo the cradle of its statehood and religion, has refused to accept the split.  (AP Photo / Visar Kryeziu, File)

LONDON (AP) — The IOC accepted Kosovo into the Olympic fold on Wednesday, clearing the way for the former Serbian province to send an independent team to the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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NBA owners vote down lottery reform

NEW YORK (AP) — NBA owners have voted down proposed changes to the league’s draft lottery system, staving off efforts to curb tanking for the time being.

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