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John Daly is through the first step in his latest Olympic quest.

Daly, who saw a chance at an Olympic medal go awry in his final run of the Sochi Games, is a significant step closer to getting a chance to compete at the Pyeongchang Games this winter. He won the U.S. national men’s skeleton team…

October 18, 2017

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Japanese club Urawa Reds advanced to the final of the Asian Champions League by beating Shanghai SIPG 1-0 Wednesday.

Rafael Silva’s header in the 11th minute allowed the Reds to advance 2-1 on aggregate after a 1-1 draw in China in the first leg last month.

The Reds will play…

Japan Soccer Asian Champions League

October 18, 2017

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Switzerland’s federal government said Wednesday it is prepared to pay almost 1 billion Swiss francs ($1.02 billion) toward Sion hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics.

The Swiss federal council voted to support the proposed candidature, which could still be stopped by public…

Switzerland Weather

October 18, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Villanova has been picked by Big East coaches to win its fifth straight regular-season conference title.

Jay Wright’s team received eight first-place votes from the league’s coaches Wednesday. Wildcats guard Jalen Brunson was chosen as the conference’s preseason player of the year,…

October 18, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chris Long is donating the rest of his year’s salary to increase educational equality.

The Philadelphia Eagles’ defensive end already gave up his first six game checks to provide two scholarships for students in Charlottesville, Virginia. Now, he’s using the next 10 to launch…

October 18, 2017

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland will play two friendlies in Qatar for its first preparation games since advancing to play at next year’s World Cup.

The Iceland soccer federation says the games are against the Czech Republic on Nov. 8 and 2022 World Cup host Qatar on Nov. 14.

Iceland will make its…

Soccer WCup 2018 Iceland Kosovo

October 18, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is again criticizing the NFL over players kneeling during the national anthem.

Trump said on Twitter Wednesday that the “NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem.”

He adds: “Total disrespect for our great…

Trump NFL

October 18, 2017

MADRID (AP) — Tottenham’s gritty performance in the Champions League was worthy of celebration, even if the match against Real Madrid ended only in a 1-1 draw.

The result against the defending champions on Tuesday left Tottenham in good position to make it to the knockout stages for the first time…

Spain Soccer Champions League

October 18, 2017

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A pay dispute involving the Danish women’s national team has forced the country’s soccer federation to cancel a World Cup qualifying match against Sweden.

The DBU said Wednesday it has informed FIFA and “expects now a disciplinary decision,” including being excluded from…

October 18, 2017

READING, Pa. (AP) — A football player who was offered reinstatement after being cut from the team at Division III Albright College in Pennsylvania says he will not rejoin the team.

Sophomore Gyree Durante tells The Reading Eagle some players lost trust in him, and he does not think it would be good…

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