State & National News

March 27, 2015 - 8:01am
8 min 50 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — Former Olympic boxing champion Audley Harrison has retired, saying repeated blows to the head have left him with brain injuries.

The 43-year-old British fighter, who won the super-heavyweight gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, says medical tests showed he was suffering the effects of traumatic brain injury.

Harrison says he has problems with vision, balance and mood swings.

The former European heavyweight...

March 27, 2015 - 7:59am
8 min 50 sec ago

SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — Formula One commercial head Bernie Ecclestone says the German Grand Prix could remain off the sport's calendar after this year's cancellation, and warned that the iconic Italian GP may be next to go.

Speaking Friday after a meeting with team leaders ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix, Ecclestone said he could not confirm the return of the race in Germany in 2016.

He says the contract for a race at Hockenheim next year "doesn't...

March 27, 2015 - 7:02am
8 min 50 sec ago
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March 27, 2015 - 7:02am
8 min 50 sec ago
BC-HKN--NHL Expanded Glance
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March 27, 2015 - 5:20am
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BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials say they would provide high security for a Winter Olympics in Beijing, as IOC evaluators wrap up their five-day inspection tour of the city's 2022 bid.

Bid official Zhang Jiandong told reporters Friday that Beijing had a proven track record in providing security for the millions of visitors and thousands of events the city hosts annually.

Beijing has one of the lowest crime levels of any major world city, although...

March 27, 2015 - 5:07am
8 min 50 sec ago

SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — French automaker Renault, which supplies engines to the Red Bull and Torro Rosso teams, says it is considering pulling out of Formula One due to the damage done to its reputation after a very difficult start to the new season.

Cyril Abiteboul, managing director of Renault Sport F1, said Friday; "I can confirm we are looking at a lot of options, including getting out of Formula One if it's bad for Renault's reputation."

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March 27, 2015 - 4:07am
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March 27, 2015 - 4:07am
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March 27, 2015 - 4:07am
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March 27, 2015 - 3:07am
8 min 50 sec ago

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan of South Korea has offered a public apology four days after received an 18-month ban for failing a doping test.

Park, who won the 400-meter freestyle at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, was handed the ban Monday by world swimming governing body FINA after testing positive for testosterone in an out-of-competition drug test. The FINA ban began retroactively the day of the positive test in early September...

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