Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner risks punishment for skipping a hearing before Italian authorities investigating whether she was complicit in doping by her former boyfriend and Olympic race walking champ Alex Schwazer.

St. Louis Sports Commission president Frank Viverito is hopeful after meeting with NCAA officials about the city's bid to host an upcoming men's basketball Final Four.

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Formula One has significantly altered its proposed ban on pit-car radio transmissions after teams raised concerns, with information on car performance allowed for the rest of the season.

From the moment Canada's bid for the 2015 Women's World Cup was announced and an artificial playing surface was part of the deal, Abby Wambach was concerned.

FIFA ethics judge Joachim Eckert wants to deliver verdicts by November in the World Cup bidding corruption case, and keep the investigation files secret.

U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker are being honored by the nation's leading small business association.

Denmark's Swimming Federation says Australian-born head coach Shannon Rollason will resign for family reasons.

Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen has sought to drive home to his players that LSU's past dominance of the Bulldogs shouldn't mean a thing this Saturday night in Death Valley.

In the brave new world of college football playoffs, a non-conference win over a ranked team — on the road, no less — could certainly pay dividends when December rolls around.

Illinois has been a strong second-half team so far this season, though the first halves have left the Illini in trouble.

Bret Bielema wasted little time in attempting to quell any concerns about Arkansas' passing game when he met wide receiver Keon Hatcher's father for the first time.

Kenny Hill insists he wasn't daunted taking over for Johnny Manziel as quarterback at Texas A&M.

A look at some things to watch in the Big Ten during Week 4:

Mississippi cornerback Senquez Golson's biggest claim to fame had been an embarrassing play against Alabama in 2011, when Trent Richardson faked him two different times during a 76-yard touchdown run.

Skeptical members of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals questioned the soundness of Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction for a rambling response to a grand jury in 2003 and left open the possibility they may throw out the verdict.

An ACC showdown has an unlikely star, an SEC showdown has an enticing one-on-one matchup and East Carolina goes for two straight upsets.

Miami will play No. 24 Nebraska on Saturday night for the first time since the programs were finishing their runs of dominance, and the history isn't lost on today's players.

Andrew Luck keeps trying to push the ball down the field and defenses keep finding ways to thwart him.

Coach Kevin Sumlin likes the timing for sixth-ranked Texas A&M's consecutive games in the Dallas area.

Boxing great Muhammad Ali will be in his hometown for a benefit concert featuring Grammy-winning singer Bruno Mars.

Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons have played well twice at home and looked terrible in one road game.

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Eight people will be inducted into West Virginia University's Sports Hall of Fame this weekend.

An upstate New York community is celebrating the long-awaited public purchase of historic property.

A day after the Los Angeles Angels partied into the wee hours to celebrate their AL West title, a lineup composed of backups, Triple-A regulars, and a spot starter took on Felix Hernandez and the desperate Seattle Mariners.

The Houston Astros' offensive woes cost them in a long night against the Cleveland Indians.

Mark Reynolds thought he was stepping on the bag at first base for the final out of the eighth. That was just one of the many botched opportunities the Milwaukee Brewers could commiserate about.

When Philadelphia's Kyle Kendrick is effective, his command is spot-on.

The also-ran Chicago Cubs learned a valuable lesson from the playoff-hopeful Los Angeles Dodgers: Don't take anything for granted in a pennant race.

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