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US delegation member calls Olympic trip 'humbling'

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — A member of the U.S. Olympic delegation sent to Sochi by President Barack Obama said Thursday she witnessed no backlash over the inclusion of homosexuals in the group as an apparent protest over anti-gay laws in Russia.

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OF Brantley signs 4-year extension with Indians

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have signed outfielder Michael Brantley to a four-year, $25 million contract extension that avoids arbitration and gives him a prominent place in the team's future.

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Cavaliers rally past Pistons for 93-89 win

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Kyrie Irving's last-minute 3-pointer helped seal another victory for Cleveland — and the Cavaliers' longest winning streak since LeBron James left.

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Ligety likes his progress entering super-combined

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Ted Ligety, Alexis Pinturault and the other medal favorites will get one last training session in Thursday for the Olympic super-combined a day later.

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Maze, Gisin win gold in women's Olympic downhill

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The gold market enjoyed big gains at the Sochi Olympics on Wednesday, getting an unexpected boost from the women's downhill.

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NASCAR's Patrick reacts to Petty's criticism

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR driver Danica Patrick is responding to Hall of Famer Richard Petty's criticism.

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IOC: Bobsled track worker has broken legs

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — An Olympic track worker struck by a bobsled broke both his legs and may have a concussion, IOC officials said Thursday.

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Bach: Summer-like weather poses no 'major risk'

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says the balmy temperatures in Sochi pose no "major risk" to the Olympics, with enough snow still in place for the competitions in the mountain venues.

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