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AP Interview: IOC medical chief seeks to allay Zika fears
LONDON (AP) -- Seeking to allay fears over the Zika outbreak, the IOC medical director said "everything that can be done is being done" to combat the virus in Brazil and provide safe conditions for athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro....

Replay officials could have more say in targeting penalties
Replay officials are likely to have more power when it comes to calling targeting penalties in college football next season....

Kobe's last, Toronto's 1st as NBA All-Star goes outside US
TORONTO (AP) -- Of all the goodies Kobe Bryant collects in his farewell season, one this weekend might be particularly useful....

NBA All-Star MVP voting to include use of player emojis
TORONTO (AP) -- Voting for the NBA All-Star Game MVP will include Twitter - using emojis....

Shaq, Yao, Iverson look to take next step to Hall of Fame
TORONTO (AP) -- Shaquille O'Neal should be a lock. Yao Ming and Allen Iverson could join him....

Justin Rose has a day to remember in Pebble debut
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Justin Rose, a U.S. Open champion and the No. 7 player in the world, shot a 6-under 66 his first time playing Spyglass Hill and spent a gorgeous day listening to the fans call out his name. Except they weren't calling for him, and he knew it....

Health scare over, Bosh ready to enjoy another All-Star trip
TORONTO (AP) -- Chris Bosh sees no need to reflect on where he was at this time last year....

Kenya under investigation for breaching anti-doping code
Kenya is being investigated for breaching the world anti-doping code, WADA said Thursday, and could be declared non-compliant in a matter of weeks....

NASCAR opens 2016 season without 2 of its biggest stars
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Jeff Gordon will be in the booth and Tony Stewart in a bed when the NASCAR season begins....

Boise State tries to rebound from controversial ending
Boise State coach Leon Rice is still trying to wrap his head around this basketball brainteaser: Beating the buzzer with a winning basket doesn't necessarily mean you win the game....

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