• ERIC WILLEMSEN The Associated Press
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KITZBUEHEL, Austria — Bill Johnson, the brash American who became the first U.S. skier to win an Olympic downhill title, died after a long illness, the U.S. ski team said Friday. He was 55.

  • BRADY McCOMBS The Associated Press
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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah ski officials are hoping the “bigger is better” card lures more skiers and snowboarders to their mountains this season after several resorts completed multi-million dollar improvement projects — highlighted by Vail Resort’s merging of two well-known ski areas into one m…

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks had barely filed up the tunnel to the visitors’ dressing room after another narrow victory in the Stanley Cup Final when their thoughts turned to home.

  • BOB BAUM The Associated Press
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EUGENE — Canadian Andre De Grasse of USC swept the sprints with a pair of exceedingly fast, if wind-aided, times and host Oregon won its second straight men’s team title Friday at the revamped NCAA outdoor track and field championships.

  • GREG BEACHAM The Associated Press
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BRANDON, Fla. — After Steven Stamkos stepped off the Lightning’s practice rink on a 90-degree June day, the Tampa Bay captain calmly made it clear he is well aware that he hasn’t scored a goal yet in his first Stanley Cup Final.