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Two Western players nominated by Frontier Conference

Two Montana Western basketball players were nominated for this week's Frontier Conference Player of the Week. 

Dom Robinson, a guard for the Bulldogs' men's basketball squad, was nominated. Robinson is a senior from Tacoma, Washington, and leads Western in scoring with 157 points. 

The Bulldogs' men are 8-1 on the season and are coming off a 126-69 win over Salish Kootenai College on Sunday. Their next game is against Benedictine University at Mesa in Chandler, Arizona, on Sunday. 

Brianna King, who leads Western with 205 points, was nominated as well. A junior from Spokane, Washington, King's nomination comes a week after being tabbed as the Frontier Conference Player of the Week. The Western women are 8-2 and routed Salish Kootenai College 87-29 on Sunday. The Bulldogs will next take on La Sierra University on Thursday in Riverside, California. 

Soon you can watch NFL free on your phone on Yahoo

NEW YORK (AP) — Watching NFL football games on your phone used to be mainly limited to Verizon customers. Soon anyone will be able to watch football games on the go for free on Yahoo's app, now that Verizon owns Yahoo.

But people who want to watch football through online-TV services like Sling will have more problems. An NFL game on ESPN will still be blocked on the Sling app on a phone — and starting next season, on tablets as well for some games.

Verizon bought Yahoo in June and wants to build a digital ad business to rival Facebook and Google. Verizon's five-year deal with the NFL takes effect in January. Playoffs will stream on Yahoo, Verizon's app go90 and the NFL's own app.

NYC marathon winner Flanagan to try again in Boston

BOSTON (AP) — Reigning New York City Marathon winner Shalane Flanagan will run in Boston next year in a fourth attempt to win her hometown race.

The four-time Olympian and reigning Chicago Marathon champion will be joined on the men's side by Galen Rupp in a field of elite Americans announced Monday by race sponsor John Hancock. Olympians Desiree Linden, Dathan Ritzenhein, Abdi Abdirahman, Deena Kastor and Molly Huddle also are signed up for the 122nd edition of the world's oldest annual marathon, which is being held April 16.

Last month, Flanagan became the first American woman to win New York since 1977. No U.S. woman has won Boston since 1985. But last April, the Americans had their best finishes since then, grabbing two of the top four women's spots and six of the top ten for men.

3 more Russians appeal against Olympic doping bans

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Three more Russian athletes, including an Olympic silver medalist, have filed appeals at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against their sanctions for doping at the 2014 Sochi Games.

The court said the three are biathlete Olga Zaitseva, who won silver in the women's relay, and cross-country skiers Yulia Chekaleva and Anastasia Dotsenko.

The three were disqualified from the Sochi Olympics and banned from all future games last week by the International Olympic Committee. That followed investigations into doping by Russian athletes and tampering with their drug-test samples during the Sochi Games.

CAS has so far registered 25 appeals brought by Russian athletes against disqualifications from the 2014 Olympics.

Jeter says Stanton didn't want to be part of rebuilding

MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter says that when his ownership group took over the Miami Marlins in October, he thought Giancarlo Stanton would be with the team in 2018.

Jeter says the Marlins traded Stanton because the National League MVP didn't want to be part of the franchise's rebuilding and instead wanted to move on.

Jeter says the deal with his former team, the New York Yankees, was the best one available to the Marlins, giving them much-needed financial flexibility while helping a weak farm system.

The Marlins' new CEO made his comments Monday shortly before Stanton held a news conference at baseball's winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, to discuss a trade being celebrated in New York but panned by beleaguered Miami fans.

Russia says its athletes want to compete at the Olympics

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Olympic Committee says its athletes are overwhelmingly in favor of competing at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics.

Sofia Velikaya says the ROC athletes' commission, which she chairs, has heard from "all the athletes in all sports" on the Olympic program, with a majority in favor of competing.

Velikaya says no athletes have told the ROC they would rather boycott and adds "at the current moment, everyone's training and everyone's hoping to take part in the Olympics."

The International Olympic Committee last week barred the Russian team from the Olympics because of doping offenses at the 2014 Sochi Games but is allowing Russians to compete under a neutral flag as "Olympic Athletes from Russia."

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