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Pressure to move Tokyo Olympics open-water venue heating up

The IOC moved next year's Tokyo Olympic marathons and race walks out of the Japanese capital to avoid the stifling heat and humidity. Now some swimmers and an 11,000-member coaching body are asking that something similar should be done with the distance-swimming venue in Tokyo Bay.

Mike Piazza taking cues from Tommy Lasorda as new manager of Italy's baseball team

When Mike Piazza was hired to manage Italy's national baseball team, one of the first people he shared the news with was Tommy Lasorda.

'Age is just a number': Cristiano Ronaldo shoots down retirement rumours

Cristiano Ronaldo reassured Juventus supporters and his legions of fans worldwide that at 34 he's not ready for retirement yet.

Canada's emergence as tennis hotbed showcased through trio of young stars

It's typically Canadian that Denis Shapovalov, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Bianca Andreescu are each children of immigrants.

Nadal bests Djokovic for record-extending 9th Italian Open title

After losing in the semifinals of three straight clay-court tournaments, Rafael Nadal dominated for stretches against his longtime rival, Novak Djokovic, in a 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 win Sunday for a record-extending ninth Italian Open title.

Anticipated Williams sisters match in Rome nixed by Serena's knee injury

Serena Williams withdrew from the Italian Open on Tuesday ahead of her second-round match against sister Venus because of a previously injured left knee.

Aksel Lund Svindal carries world downhill silver into retirement

After an emotional moment when he leaned back, stretched his arms and looked to the sky, Aksel Lund Svindal was all smiles despite finishing a close second to Norwegian teammate Kjetil Jansrun in the downhill - the final race of his career - at the world championships on Saturday.

Preds game prevents P.K. Subban from attending Lindsey Vonn's final race

Lindsey Vonn's dad and two siblings will be there for her last race. So will U.S. team top brass and even Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark. But one very significant other will be missing: Vonn's boyfriend P.K. Subban.

'Don't count me out': Lindsey Vonn crashes out of final super-G of her career

Perhaps it's fitting that oft-injured Lindsey Vonn will enter her last race before retiring following yet another tumble into the safety netting. Vonn straddled a gate mid-air during the super-G at the world championships Tuesday and slid down the hill face first.

Vonn, Svindal ending alpine careers at site of 1st major championship successes

​For Lindsey Vonn and Aksel Lund Svindal, the alpine skiing world championships this week in Are, Sweden, will mark the end of an era. The event will also bring Vonn and Svindal full circle.

Lindsey Vonn 'hopeful' she can ski again despite ailing knees

The most successful female skier in World Cup history said Wednesday that she remains "hopeful" she can fix her ailing knees and race again. She just doesn't know when -- or if-- that will be possible.

Shiffrin gets giant slalom redemption at Kronplatz in 10th win of season

Mikaela Shiffrin took advantage of a massive first-run lead to win a World Cup giant slalom on Tuesday in Italy and earn her 10th victory of the season. Marie-Michele Gagnon of Lac-Etchemin, Que., finished 22nd.

Slovenia's Stuhec sweeps World Cup speed races in Val Gardena

Slovenian skier Ilka Stuhec overcame an error in the middle of her run to win a World Cup super-G on Wednesday and sweep the speed races on the Saslong course in Val Gardena, Italy.

Italian government promises to help fund Olympic bid

Government says if "private funding isn't enough, we'll make the final push". This is a major shift as Italy's Deputy Minister had previously said the government wouldn't even provide '1 euro' to help the Olympic bid.

Italy's 2026 Olympic bid moves forward with no funding from federal government

IOC president Thomas Bach gave his blessing for the joint Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics to move forward without funding from the Italian government. The candidacy is being supported financially by the regional governments of Lombardy and Veneto.