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Snowboarders Riegler, Sobolev win parallel GS world titles

Russia's Andrey Sobolev celebrates his victory at the men's parallel giant slalom event at the Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships in Lachtal, Austria, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

LACHTAL, Austria (AP) — Austrian snowboarder Claudia Riegler won the parallel giant slalom world championship for her first major title at age 41, while Andrey Sobolev of Russia took the men’s gold on Friday.

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Switzerland’s Cologna wins cross-country ski World Cup

RYBINSK, Russia (AP) — Switzerland’s Dario Cologna and Norway’s Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen won men’s and women’s cross-country skiing World Cup races on Friday.

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3 FIFA sponsors won’t renew for 2018 World Cup in Russia

ZURICH (AP) — Three second-tier World Cup sponsors opting not to renew for the 2018 tournament in Russia was normal in sports business, FIFA insisted on Friday.

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Russia: UEFA may create football league in annexed Crimea

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko says UEFA may set up its own directly administered football league in the disputed region of Crimea.

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Teenage snowboarder Chloe Kim ready to soar in halfpipe

In this Dec. 14, 2013, file photo, Chloe Kim competes during the women's snowboarding superpipe final at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships in Breckenridge, Colo. One of the best snowboarders in the world was too young to go to the Sochi Olympics a year ago. So teenager Chloe Kim watched the halfpipe competition from the comfort of her living room while eating popcorn with her family. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — One of the best snowboarders in the world was too young to go to the Sochi Olympics a year ago. So teenager Chloe Kim watched the halfpipe competition in the comfort of her living room while eating popcorn with her family.

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