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In this Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, photo, competitors battle during a national lightsaber tournament in Beaumont-sur-Oise, north of Paris. "We wanted it to be safe, we wanted it to be umpired and, most of all, we wanted it to produce something visual that looks like the movies, because that is what people expect," said Michel Ortiz, the tournament organizer. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) ** FILE **

France recognizes lightsaber dueling as a sport

- Associated Press

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FILE- In this file photo taken on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, Russia's Margarita Vasilyeva competes in the women's 10 km pursuit competition at the Biathlon World Cup event in Pokljuka, Slovenia. Russia previously used hacked data to vilify Western athletes as cheats for bending the rules to take banned substances but the country is now warming to a controversial part of the anti-doping system. More Russians are applying for Therapeutic Use Exemptions despite President Vladimir Putin saying in 2017 that the West was using them to game the system. Vasilyeva told state TV last month that despite having asthma, she refused to get permission to use an inhaler. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)

Russia warms to controversial TUEs after doping scandals

- Associated Press

Burroughs, Askren to face off in charity wrestling match

- Associated Press


FILE - In this Aug. 11, 1998, file photo, Associated Press sports writer Rob Gloster works in the press box at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Gloster, a longtime AP Sports Writer who covered Olympics, tennis Grand Slams and other assignments across the globe while working in a variety of bureaus, has died only two days after covering his final game for The Associated Press between the Tampa Bay Rays and San Francisco Giants. Gloster's wife, Sharon, said he died Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in a Bay Area hospital from complications of pancreatic cancer. (AP Photo/File)

Longtime AP Sports Writer Rob Gloster has died at 62

- Associated Press

Japan Olympic minister resigns over disaster gaffe

- Associated Press





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