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MONEY COULD KEEP NHL PLAYERS OUT OF GAMES

SOCHI, Russia — The head of ice hockey's international body says there's a strong possibility NHL players won't be competing at the next Winter Olympics.

International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel puts the chances at 60 percent that the NHL will decline to go to the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, because of a lack of money to cover player insurance. Fasel said the IOC has canceled its contribution to player travel and insurance costs for Pyeongchang, leaving the IIHF facing a $10 million shortfall.

DOPING: The World Anti-Doping Agency suspended the accreditation of the drug-testing laboratory in South Africa, the only accredited facility in Africa, until after the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

SOCCER

Atletico heads to final

Antoine Griezmann scored to send Atletico Madrid to the Champions League final for the second time in three years despite a 2-1 defeat at Bayern Munich. Atletico progressed on the away goals rule with an aggregate score of 2-2 after winning the semifinal first leg in Madrid 1-0.

KOSOVO VOTED IN: European soccer's governing body voted to formally recognize the Kosovo Football Federation as its 55th member in a vote at its annual congress in Budapest.

NFL

Brady appeal extended

Tom Brady's lawyers will get another two weeks to appeal his "Deflategate" suspension. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said Brady could have until May 23 to decide whether to ask for a rehearing in front of the same three-judge panel or a new hearing — called "en banc" — in front of the entire circuit.

SHULA AILING: Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Don Shula, 86, was admitted to a Miami hospital for treatment of fluid retention and sleep apnea.

BILLS: Cordy Glenn has become one of the NFL's top-paid left tackles after agreeing to a five-year, $65 million extension.

SAINTS: LT Terron Armstead agreed to a five-year extension that runs through the 2021 season.

ET CETERA

COLLEGES: The Florida men's and women's tennis teams will host the first and second rounds of the NCAA Championship May 13-15. The USF men will play in Gainesville, opening at 9 a.m. May 14 against St. John's. The UF men play North Florida at noon May 14. The UF women open against South Carolina State at 2 on May 13.

TENNIS: Rafael Nadal beat Andrey Kuznetsov 6-3, 6-3 to win his 11th straight match this year and advance to the third round of the Madrid Masters.

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