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The real winner in the D.C. United stadium deal

Forget about the team or the developers, the real winners in the D.C. United stadium deal are the fans.

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  • AP Top WorldCup News At 6:31 a.m. EST

    Qatar: Building team to spring surprise in 2022 Two-speed labor system in Qatar for 2022 World Cup Qatar: Small country the big new player in sport Qatar’s World Cup: Not what you might expect Qatar: Where is it? What is it? FIFA official: WCup boycott would be ‘nonsense’ Whistleblower: FIFA report discredited my account Only…

  • Two-speed labor system in Qatar for 2022 World Cup

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Men crammed together, dozens to a room, on bunk beds so close they can reach over and shake hands. Qatar, on paper at least, has rules that forbid such uncomfortable conditions for its massive workforce of migrant laborers. Yet this is how the government-owned transport company, which the Gulf nation will…

  • Lauren Hill to become honorary coach

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Lauren Hill’s basketball career is finished. The freshman at Mount St. Joseph decided Wednesday to give up her playing career after achieving her goal of scoring in a game even as she fights an inoperable brain tumor. Hill will continue raising money for cancer research as she spends time with her family.…

  • FIFA meets amid crisis over Garcia’s resignation

    MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — The FIFA executive committee is meeting Thursday amid a renewed crisis after the prosecutor it appointed resigned in protest over the handling World Cup bid investigation. The sudden decision by Michael Garcia to quit Wednesday could increase pressure within FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s executive committee to publish the American lawyer’s 430-page…

  • Subway co-founder will allow kids to use his field

    DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A co-founder of the Subway sandwich chain says kids in Danbury, Connecticut, can continue to play soccer on a field he owns until a new athletic field is ready to open. Peter Buck purchased the 13-acre field from the city for about $3.2 million in September with plans to build a…

  • US skier Nyman has special feeling for Val Gardena downhill

    VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — When Utah native Steven Nyman arrives in the heart of the Dolomite Range each year the week before Christmas, he gets a special feeling. Special because his only two World Cup victories have come on the classic Saslong course, in 2006 and 2012. Special because this race is considered a…

  • Former Olympic wrestling champion suspended 1 year

    PARIS (AP) — Former Olympic wrestling champion Steeve Guenot was suspended for one year Thursday by the French anti-doping agency for missing doping tests. The French wrestling federation said Guenot, who won gold in the 66-kilogram category at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and bronze in London four year later, failed to give details about his…

  • Beijing ramping up bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

    BEIJING (AP) — Beijing is ramping up its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics with a series of international sports competitions and promotional events, seeking to stir public support and cement its status as the front-runner to hold the games. The freestyle skiing World Cup event in Beijing’s Bird’s Nest stadium this weekend will be…

  • American Hockey League

    All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Manchester 26 18 6 1 1 38 88 59 Providence 27 14 11 2 0 30 76 69 Portland 28 14 14 0 0 28 68 69 St. John’s 31 11 14 5 1 28 70 99 Worcester 25 11…

  • AP Top WorldCup News At 3:42 a.m. EST

    Qatar: Building team to spring surprise in 2022 Two-speed labor system in Qatar for 2022 World Cup Qatar: Small country the big new player in sport Qatar’s World Cup: Not what you might expect Qatar: Where is it? What is it? FIFA official: WCup boycott would be ‘nonsense’ Whistleblower: FIFA report discredited my account Only…

  • Qatar: Building team to spring surprise in 2022

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It’s a cold, hard fact of football: Countries with tiny populations don’t generally beat big ones with deep wells of talented players. So how embarrassing might the score be when Qatar — smallest host in World Cup history, with just 282,750 citizens — plays the opening game of its 2022 tournament…

  • Todd Davis quickly carves out niche in Denver

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — In his six months in New Orleans, undrafted linebacker Todd Davis was waived four times, bouncing back and forth between the Saints’ practice squad and their active roster. Now he’s part of Denver’s deep linebacker corps that’s being tested following injuries to Danny Trevathan (dislocated left kneecap) and top tackler Brandon…

  • Column: Thaw in US-Cuba relations warms up MLB

    If one ripple from the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations means baseball prospects get off the island and into the major leagues without payoffs to smugglers and threats from kidnappers, it’s hard to see the downside. Just don’t expect too much, too soon. Barely two hours after President Barack Obama’s dramatic announcement Wednesday in Washington, both…

  • Stars blank Canucks 2-0 behind Lehtonen’s 27 saves

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Kari Lehtonen was tested immediately by the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night. The Dallas goalie stoned Radim Vrbata just more than 30 seconds into the first period and stared down a number of other great chances in the opening 20 minutes of the Stars’ 2-0 victory. “That’s always huge when…

  • Gaines lone rookie CB in NFL to start every game

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Defensive back E.J. Gaines slipped into St. Louis Rams training camp as an afterthought. Turns out, the sixth-round pick has been a steal. Gaines has started every game for a defense that hasn’t allowed a touchdown the last three games. He is the only rookie cornerback in the NFL to start…