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Luge crash death overshadows Games big day

VANCOUVER - Nodar Kumaritashvili, a 21-year-old Georgian luger, died after a horrifying crash in training Friday, casting a pall over the Winter Olympics hours before the Games were to be declared open.

Tiger misses deadline, will not play in Match Play

The 64-man field at the Match Play Championship does not include Tiger Woods.

UConn's Calhoun won't commit to coaching next season

Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun says he will not commit to coaching beyond this season, even though his 3 1/2-week medical leave of absence did nothing to diminish his desire to coach basketball.

Glazer: Dolphins grant LB's wish, release Porter

Miami Dolphins veteran linebacker Joey Porter is getting his wish, as the Dolphins are releasing Porter.

Olympic luger dies after training run crash

A men's Olympic luger from Georgia died Friday after a crash during training.

Olympian luger sustains life-threatening injuries in crash

A men's Olympic luge slider from Georgia sustained life-threatening injuries during a training run Friday morning at the Whistler Sliding Center, the impact sending him over the wall of the track.

Goodell gets new five-year deal, will run NFL until 2015

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has been given a new five-year contract running until March 2015.

Regulators hired by Toyota helped halt investigations

UNDATED - Former regulators hired by Toyota Motor Corp. helped end at least four U.S.

Protesters force Olympic torch relay to change course

Protesters have forced the Olympic torch relay to change course as the flame entered a troubled Vancouver neighborhood.