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FILE - In this file photo taken Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian speaks during a daily briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing. China is threatening to take “firm countermeasures" if the U.S. proceeds with a diplomatic boycott of February's Beijing Winter Olympic Games. Zhao on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, accused U.S. politicians of grandstanding over the issue of not sending dignitaries to attend the events that China hopes will showcase its economic development. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

US plans diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S.

Team Shuster's Chris Plys casts the rock while competing against Team Persinger at the U.S. Olympic Curling Team Trials at Baxter Arena in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Rebecca S. Gratz)

Promoter: Sex toy sponsorship was too racy for curling crowd

A Dutch sex toy company’s attempt to reach fans of the wholesome sport of curling led some broadcasters to cancel their livestream of a tournament that will determine the final spots

Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner (90) saves a shot on goal by Calgary Flames center Mikael Backlund, left, during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, in Las Vegas. Vegas Golden Knights center Nicolas Roy (10) and Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Alex Pietrangelo, behind, defend the goal. (AP Photo/Ellen Schmidt)

Vegas G Robin Lehner to skip Olympics, cites health reasons

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner said Sunday he is skipping the 2022 Winter Olympics, where he had been expected to play for Sweden.

FILE - Las Vegas Aces' Liz Cambage, center, celebrates after a play against the Washington Mystics during the second half of Game 4 of a WNBA playoff basketball series in Las Vegas on Sept. 24, 2019. Cambage announced her unavailability in a frank Instagram post and was not included Monday, Dec. 6, 2021 among Australia's preliminary squad for next year’s Women’s Basketball World Cup. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

"Zero"-interested Liz Cambage to miss 2022 Women's World Cup

SYDNEY (AP) — WNBA star Liz Cambage has been omitted from Australia's preliminary squad for next year’s Women’s Basketball World Cup in Sydney, a day after saying she had “zero