US Speedskating to hold long track trials in Milwaukee

KEARNS, Utah (AP) -- The United States will hold its Olympic long track speedskating trials at the Pettit National Ice Center in Milwaukee. US Speedskating announced Thursday the trials are set for Jan. 2-7 in 2018 to determine the American team for the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Up to 20 athletes -- 10 men and 10 women -- could earn spots over 12 individual events and two team races.

Kristi Yamaguchi tweets 'break a leg' to Nancy Kerrigan

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A good luck tweet from Kristi Yamaguchi to former Olympic figure skating teammate Nancy Kerrigan is drawing online attention. Kerrigan is competing on the current season of "Dancing with the Stars." Yamaguchi tweeted to Kerrigan on Monday, "Can't wait to see you grace that ballroom floor," before adding "break a leg.

South Korea's Olympic ringers sing their way onto the team

MOSCOW (AP) -- To earn a place on South Korea's team for next year's Olympics, you may need to brush up on your singing. A rendition of the national anthem in front of immigration officials is a daunting but necessary hurdle faced by the many foreign-born athletes seeking to represent the home team at the Pyeongchang Games.

Correction: IAAF-Fredericks story

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- In a story March 22 about Frank Fredericks, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Fredericks has retained all his IAAF duties. While Fredericks is still on the IAAF Council, he has stepped down from the IAAF Taskforce.

Russia says 3 disqualified from 2012 Olympics for doping

MOSCOW (AP) -- Three Russian athletes have been disqualified from the 2012 Olympics after failing doping retests, the country's track federation said. Hammer throwers Maria Bespalova and Gulfiya Khanafeeva, and triple jumper Viktoria Valyukevich were all disqualified. None of them were medalists. The disqualifications of Bespalova and Khanafeeva mean all three Russian women who competed in the hammer throw in 2012 have tested positive for doping.

Tuesday's Sports in Brief

BRADY JERSEY HEIST MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The Mexican media executive suspected of stealing Tom Brady's jersey went to the Super Bowl as a working journalist but spent the week collecting selfies and autographs from football greats and boasting to colleagues that he was there as a fan.

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Paris Olympic bid team tells IOC it doesn't want 2028 Games

LONDON (AP) -- The Paris bid team issued an ultimatum to the IOC on Tuesday: It's the 2024 Olympics or nothing. With only Paris and Los Angeles left as 2024 bidders after rivals dropped out, IOC President Thomas Bach has raised the prospect of one city being awarded 2024 and the other taking 2028 to avoid there being a loser.

US marathon legend Meb Keflezighi nears the end of the road

BOSTON (AP) -- Meb Keflezighi helped the running world reclaim the Boston Marathon with a sensational American victory the year after the deadly 2013 bombings. Now he's nearing the end of the road, and he couldn't be happier. Keflezighi says he'll hang up his racing shoes for good after running next month's Boston Marathon and the TCS New York City Marathon in November. By then, he'll have racked up 26 marathons and he'll be 42.

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NBA Boston over Washington in key Eastern Conference faceoff BOSTON (AP) -- Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points after missing the previous two games with a bruised right knee, leading the Boston Celtics to a 110-102 victory over the Washington Wizards in another testy matchup between two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.

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NBA Boston over Washington in key Eastern Conference faceoff BOSTON (AP) -- Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points after missing the previous two games with a bruised right knee, leading the Boston Celtics to a 110-102 victory over the Washington Wizards in another testy matchup between two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.

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BASEBALL-SPRING TRAINING-WBC As regular season beckons, competition for jobs intensifies in Major League Baseball UNDATED (AP) --New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has a bruised right shoulder, ending his time at the World Baseball Classic and leaving his status for opening day in doubt. Yankees manager Joe Girardi didn't put on a timetable on a return, only saying, "He's going to be sidelined for a bit.

Suspended Russian anti-doping agency gets new acting CEO

MOSCOW (AP) -- The Russian anti-doping agency, which remains suspended over an alleged cover-up, has named a new acting CEO. The agency known as RUSADA says on its website that Tatyana Chirkina has taken charge temporarily. Russian media reported Chirkina was previously the organization's chief accountant, and her appointment will last only until a candidate for the permanent position is found. RUSADA did not respond to a request for comment.

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NCAA TOURNAMENT-MEN No games today UNDATED (AP) -- They're still talking about the big upset in the NCAA -- no Duke. Duke lost yesterday, 88-81 to South Carolina. After the game, coach Mike Krzyzewski (shuh-SHEF'-skee) said, "at the end of the season I want my guys to either be crying because we've lost or crying because we've just won." Krzyzewski said, "This is one of the most proud teams for me.

2020 Olympic golf course votes to amend membership policy

TOKYO (AP) -- The course that will host the 2020 Olympic golf tournament has avoided being stripped of the event by deciding to change its membership policy to include women. The Kasumigaseki Country Club said Monday its executive board decided on the change after discussions among its members. The membership policy came under scrutiny when Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike urged it to admit women as full members.

Gold medalist Roche to challenge IOC VP Coates in elections

SYDNEY (AP) -- International Olympic Committee Vice President John Coates will have his leadership of Australia's Olympic movement challenged for the first time in decades after 1996 field hockey gold medalist Danni Roche got backing to run against him in May elections. Nobody has run against Coates, the head of the IOC's Coordination Commission for the Tokyo 2020 Games, since he was elected as president of the Australian Olympic Committee in 1990.

Ethiopian Feyisa Lilesa, American Molly Huddle win NYC Half

NEW YORK (AP) -- Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia ran the fastest time in five years in winning the NYC Half, and Molly Huddle of the United States won her third straight women's title in the 13.1-mile race Lilesa, the silver medalist in the marathon at the 2016 Olympics, was timed in 1 hour, 4 seconds Sunday and finished ahead of Britain's Callum Hawkins (1:00:08) and fellow Ethiopian Teshome Mekonen (1:00:28).

Friday's Sports in Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALL GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- North Carolina State didn't have to look very far to find its next men's basketball coach. The school has hired UNC Wilmington's Kevin Keatts to take over as head basketball coach, staying in its home state to find a coach who had spent time as an assistant to a Hall of Fame coach before leading his own NCAA Tournament team.

Bump Brothers: Wilsons stay on barbed wire road to Olympics

The first jump on the road to the Olympics came near a lonely stretch of Interstate 90 on the Continental Divide in Montana. Moguls skiers Brad and Bryon Wilson built the jump off a rock near the bottom of the hill. Often, they would ski through the moguls and off the jump so late in the afternoon they'd have to wait for cars to approach so the headlights could illuminate the makeshift course.

Conlan walks with McGregor, beats Ibarra in pro debut

NEW YORK (AP) -- Michael Conlan marched into his pro boxing debut alongside UFC champion Conor McGregor and picked up a third-round TKO of Tim Ibarra in a spirited St. Patrick's Day scene Friday night. Conlan is a former Irish amateur star who gained fame after a disputed defeat to Russia's Vladimir Nikitin at the 2016 Rio Olympics.