Sports Minute: Sochi Security, 2016 Olympics, Coach Stays, Safeco Field Security

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Russian security officials are hunting down three potential female suicide bombers, one of whom is believed to be in Sochi, where the Winter Olympics will begin next month. Police leaflets seen by an Associated Press reporter at a central Sochi hotel on Tuesday contain warnings about the three. BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - IOC President Thomas Bach has expressed confidence in preparations for the 2016 Olympics in Rio after meeting with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, but stresses there is no time to lose. Rio's preparations have been plagued by delays, the late approval of an operating budget and concerns about water pollution in Olympic venues for sailing, canoeing, rowing, and distance swimming. CLEVELAND (AP) - Denver's offensive coordinator Adam Gase has removed his name from consideration for Cleveland's head coaching job, a person familiar with the Browns' search told The Associated Press. Gase called Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and informed him he was withdrawing his name and would not interview after the Super Bowl, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team is not commenting during its search. SEATTLE (AP) - Fans attending Seattle Mariners games at Safeco Field will have to walk through metal detectors starting with the 2014 season opener. Fans who do not want to use the walk-through metal detectors will have the option of being checked with a hand-held device. DETROIT (AP) - Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard has been ruled out for at least a week after injuring his left knee again. He was hurt last night during a game against St. Louis. Howard has been named to the U.S. Olympic team and insists he's not concerned about missing the Sochi Games.

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