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IOC to decide Dec. 5 if Russia goes to 2018 Winter Olympics
GENEVA (AP) -- The International Olympic Committee will decide on Dec. 5 if Russia can compete at the Pyeongchang Winter Games....

Danica Patrick to end racing career at next year's Indy 500
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) -- Danica Patrick has known for at least a month that she will end her career next season at the Indianapolis 500, a decision that will bring her full circle and return her one last time to the storied track that made her famous....

NFL reviewing allegation Jameis Winston groped Uber driver
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The NFL is investigating an allegation that Jameis Winston groped a female Uber driver in 2016, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback has denied the allegation on his social media accounts....

Trump welcomes college sports champions to the White House
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Indoors and out, the White House was overrun with school spirit Friday as President Donald Trump welcomed college sports champions and declared them "great athletes." Too many of them to fit in one room, the teams took up positions all around the mansion for separate photo ops with the president....

Column: MLS could be big loser if Columbus moves to Austin
Congratulations, Major League Soccer....

Earnhardt ready to say a final goodbye to NASCAR career
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. bounded out of the media center and was instantly swarmed by fans snapping photos and shoving Sharpies in his face. Earnhardt was tailed until he walked through the garage gate and up the steps to another interview....

The Latest: Patrick breaks down in tears during announcement
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) -- The Latest on NASCAR's championship weekend (all times local):...

Thompson's playmaking a steadying force for defending champs
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Klay Thompson danced unabashedly in China after winning another NBA championship, and it got shared all over social media. He smoked a stogie on the rooftop, letting loose to reveal another side of himself....

Seattle's Earl Thomas voted top safety in AP rankings
NEW YORK (AP) -- Earl Thomas bounced back from a broken leg that had him contemplating retirement to reclaiming his place as the NFL's top safety....

MLS attendance up, TV ratings lag as US mulls future
NEW YORK (AP) -- Major League Soccer's attendance is up and fan interest is booming, even if television broadcasts are far less popular and some young Americans would rather play in Europe....

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