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Meyers Taylor plans to race bobsleds against men

In this Feb. 19, 2014, file photo, the team from the United States USA-1, piloted by Elana Meyers Taylor, left, with brakeman Lauryn Williams, get congratulated in the finish area after their silver medal run during the women's bobsled competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Taylor is a two-time Olympic women's bobsled medalist and is already assured of a spot on the World Cup team this season after driving her way to a silver medal at the Sochi Games in February. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — U.S. Olympic women’s bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor is going to race against men.

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Letestu gets winner, Blue Jackets beat Sharks 5-4

Columbus Blue Jackets' Ryan Johansen, second from left, is congratulated by David Savard (58) and Jack Johnson (7) after Johansen scored a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Mark Letestu made sure the Columbus Blue Jackets’ party would carry on, redirecting a shot into the net about a minute after Ryan Johansen had a potential winning goal waved off.

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Quick sets shutout mark, LA Kings beat Sabres 2-0

Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick makes a glove save during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles.  The Kings won 2-0. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although Jonathan Quick has a serious aversion to attention, the goalie reluctantly acknowledged the spotlight when he broke the Los Angeles Kings’ 36-year-old franchise record for shutouts.

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Monahan, Hiller lift Flames over Hurricanes 5-0

Calgary Flames' Sean Monahan, center, celebrates his second goal with teammates Jiri Hudler, left, and from the Czech Republic, and TJ Brodie during third-period NHL hockey game action against the Carolina Hurricanes in Calgary, Alberta, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Sean Monahan burst onto the scene as a rookie last season with the Calgary Flames, scoring six goals in his first eight games.

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Hokies fumble away chances in loss to Miami

Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Brewer leaves the field after an NCAA college football game against Miami on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Blacksburg, Va. Miami won 30-6. (AP Photo/The Roanoke Times, Matt Gentry)

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer tried to focus on the positive, talking about the second-half comeback that could have been had the Hokies not been so consistent about fumbling the ball away.

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