Kremlin to analyze IOC ban before taking any steps

Samuel Schmid, President of the IOC Inquiry Commission and former President of Switzerland, reacts during a media conference after an Executive Board meeting, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Russian athletes will be allowed to compete at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics as neutrals despite orchestrated doping at the 2014 Sochi Games, the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin needs to analyze the International Olympic Committee’s ruling to bar Russia and its sports officials from the upcoming Pyeongchang Games before making any decisions regarding the country’s participation, a spokesman for President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday.

Chen looking to fine-tune program at Grand Prix Final

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2017 file photo, Nathan Chen, of the United States, performs during the men's free skate at the 2017 Bridgestone Skate America, in Lake Placid, N.Y. The world's top figure skaters will be looking to sharpen their routines at this weekend's Grand Prix Final in Japan, the last major international competition before the Pyeongchang Olympics. Chen headlines the men's program. The 18-year-old emerging star secured his place in the Final with a win at Skate America in Lake Placid, New York, last month. Chen, who won silver in last year's GP Final, struggled on a few of his five quad attempts at Skate America and will be looking for improvement in Nagoya. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

TOKYO (AP) — The world’s top figure skaters will be looking to sharpen their routines at this weekend’s Grand Prix Final in Japan, the last major international competition before the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Beyonce presents Kaepernick with SI’s Muhammad Ali Award

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, left, quarterback Colin Kaepernick, center, and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before the team's NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif. Kaepernick accepted Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award from Beyonce on Tuesday night, Dec. 5, 2017, and promised that "with or without the NFL's platform, I will continue to work for the people." Beyonce thanked Kaepernick for his "personal sacrifice," and 2016 Ali Award winner Kareem Abdul-Jabbar called Kaepernick a "worthy recipient" during a video tribute.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce presented Colin Kaepernick with Sports Illustrated’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award on Tuesday night, and Kaepernick promised that “with or without the NFL’s platform, I will continue to work for the people.”

Discipline starts fallout from Steelers-Bengals

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown celebrates his touchdown with his teammates in the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)

CINCINNATI — Two players carted off, two others suspended, many fines to follow. One of the NFL’s nastiest rivalries set new lows in prime time, forcing fans to avert their eyes.

Jazz run away from Wizards 116-69

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) celebrates a basket against the Washington Wizards in the first half during of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Alex Goodlett)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz looked lottery bound two weeks ago after losing 8 of 10. They’ve rebounded with six straight wins, including their most lopsided victory of the season.

Brown, Boswell lead Steelers to 23-20 win over Bengals

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown celebrates his touchdown with his teammates in the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)

CINCINNATI (AP) — No matter how high the stakes, how big the deficit or how late in the game, Ben Roethlisberger and his tough-to-catch playmakers always find a way to leave the Bengals wondering what just happened.

IOC meets to decide on Russia’s Olympic participation

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2014, file photo, a Russian skating fan holds the country's national flag over the Olympic rings before the start of the men's 10,000-meter speedskating race at Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Russia could be banned from competing at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The decision will come on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 when the International Olympic Committee executive board meets in Lausanne, less than nine weeks before the games open on Feb. 9 in South Korea. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC executive board is meeting to decide if Russian athletes can compete at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics despite evidence that the country ran an orchestrated doping program at the 2014 Sochi Games.

Flyers snap 10-game skid with 5-2 win over Flames

Philadelphia Flyers' Michael Raffl, left, from Austria, celebrates his goal with teammate Jakub Voracek, from the Czech Republic, during second-period NHL hockey game action against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Scott Laughton scored twice, Brian Elliott made 43 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers snapped a 10-game losing streak Monday night with a 5-2 win over the Calgary Flames.

Seattle moves ahead with arena remodel to attract NBA, NHL

Steps lead down to the east entrance of KeyArena, a sports and entertainment venue at the Seattle Center, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Seattle. The Seattle City Council on Monday approved a memorandum of understanding with Los Angeles-based Oak View Group in a $600 million privately financed project to renovate the facility, formerly the home of the NBA's SuperSonics. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle is moving forward with efforts to renovate the aging city-owned KeyArena into a premier venue that could be ready for an NBA or NHL team within three years.

Broncos coach Vance Joseph says his team hasn’t quit

Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph talks on the sidelines, during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph has conceded the postseason is lost but he won’t give up on the last four games of the regular season.

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