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July 30, 2014 - 7:58am
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GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Michael Mathieu of the Bahamas was the fastest qualifier into the semifinals of the 200 meters at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday.

Mathieu, Andre de Grasse of Canada and Danny Talbot of England were the leading runners among 24 to advance to Thursday's semifinals, ahead of the final that evening.

The Bahamian timed 20.55, well outside the world record of 19.19 held by Usain Bolt, who still showed off his speed on...

July 30, 2014 - 7:36am
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MILAN (AP) — Italian sport's anti-doping office has asked for bobsledder William Frullani to be banned for a year after failing a doping test at the Sochi Olympics.

Frullani tested positive for the banned stimulant dimetylpentylamine on Feb. 18 and the Italian was kicked out of Sochi.

The case goes to the second level of the Italian Olympic committee's anti-doping tribunal.

The 34-year-old Frullani was a five-time national...

July 30, 2014 - 7:05am
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GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Usain Bolt isn't finding his first trip to the "Friendly Games" to be completely friendly.

The Jamaican sprinter was in the headlines Wednesday for allegedly using an expletive to describe his experience so far at the Commonwealth Games.

The Times of London says it spoke to Bolt as he left the athletes' village in Glasgow on Tuesday. Bolt, who is only competing in the 4x100 relay, was quoted as saying he was "not really"...

July 30, 2014 - 5:25am
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MOSCOW (AP) — Fabio Capello is staying in his post as Russia coach despite the team's World Cup failure.

Russia was eliminated after the group stage in Brazil without winning a game, prompting speculation the Italian would be fired.

"If I'm here, then it's clear that I'll continue to work with the Russian team. It's already confirmed," Capello said Wednesday after a second meeting with Russian Football Union officials.

Capello...

July 30, 2014 - 4:23am
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ray Guy built a Hall of Fame career of making other people wait.

Those anxious seconds for punt returners awaiting his booming kicks were nothing compared to the more than two decades Guy had to endure before finally getting the call that he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The seemingly interminable wait will come to an end Saturday in Canton, Ohio, when Guy gets to put on the Hall of Fame blazer for the first...

July 30, 2014 - 3:57am
17 min 58 sec ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — One of the Milwaukee Brewers' top prospects is balancing an All-Star season while worrying for his seriously ill son.

Class-A pitcher Jorge Lopez's son, Mikael, is waiting for an intestinal transplant. The 13 month-old boy who has been sick since birth was recently diagnosed with an unknown autoimmune disease.

Mikael has seen doctors in hospitals in Lopez's native Puerto Rico as well as in Miami. He's now living in Miami, about three...

July 30, 2014 - 3:18am
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TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe on Wednesday defended his call to cut costs by relocating some venues for the 2020 Olympics, even if it threatens plans for having almost all the facilities close to the athletes village.

Tokyo won the right to host the 2020 Olympics last year with a promise to deliver a compact games, with 28 of the proposed 33 competition venues within five miles (8 kilometers) of the village.

But Japanese Olympic...

July 30, 2014 - 2:59am
17 min 58 sec ago

Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

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ECCLESTONE SEEKS DEAL TO END BRIBERY TRIAL

Bernie Ecclestone's lawyers are in talks with prosecutors about a deal that could end the bribery trial of Formula One's chief powerbroker.

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July 30, 2014 - 2:50am
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CHICAGO (AP) — Both the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies ran out of relief pitchers in a marathon game. The Rockies then turned to a starter. The Cubs used a catcher — and won.

John Baker scored the winning run in the bottom of the 16th inning after pitching a scoreless top half, and the Cubs overcame a three-run deficit to beat Colorado 4-3 on Tuesday night.

Baker scored on Starlin Castro's fly to end a game that lasted 6 hours, 27 minutes, a...

July 30, 2014 - 2:41am
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BC-BBN--Leaders
TODAY'S MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS
By The Associated Press
NATIONAL LEAGUE

BATTING_Tulowitzki, Colorado, .340; Puig, Los Angeles, .317; MaAdams, St. Louis, .316; Morneau, Colorado, .312; AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, .309; McGehee, Miami, .307; Lucroy, Milwaukee, .306.

RUNS_Rendon, Washington, 74; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 73; Pence,...

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