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May 30, 2015 - 6:04am
5 min 58 sec ago

GOETZIS, Austria (AP) — Olympic and world decathlon champion Ashton Eaton has pulled out of the Hypo Meeting citing lower back problems.

Shortly before the start of the event Saturday, Eaton appeared on the field casually dressed and informed spectators he injured himself during shot put practice this week.

It would have been the American world record-holder's first appearance at the IAAF World Combined Events Challenge event in the Austrian Alps....

May 30, 2015 - 5:25am
5 min 58 sec ago

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open:

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12:13 p.m.

Oh la la. Fireworks on Court Suzanne Lenglen, where Andy Murray and Nick Kyrgios are playing incandescent tennis in the French Open third round. But cover the kids' ears, because their language is blue.

Both have white-hot tempers and both dropped F-bombs in the first set won 6-4 by Murray. The third seed furiously thwacked his racket on the red...

May 30, 2015 - 4:22am
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ZURICH (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter has criticized U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and an American federal investigation into soccer corruption.

Blatter tells Swiss broadcaster RTS "there is something that smells" about the timing of dawn raids to arrest soccer officials in Zurich two days before his re-election Friday.

The defiant FIFA chief says Lynch's comments on the bribery and racketeering case "shocked" him.

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May 30, 2015 - 4:14am
5 min 58 sec ago

ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter says he will not forget attempts by European soccer leaders to stop him being re-elected as FIFA president and warned that UEFA cannot live without soccer's global governing body.

UEFA President Michel Platini, who helped Blatter gain the FIFA presidency in 1998, led opposition against his former ally.

Platini championed Prince Ali bin al-Hussein's candidacy but the Jordanian was beaten by Blatter in Friday's election....

May 30, 2015 - 3:17am
5 min 57 sec ago

FRIDAY'S RESULTS

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Royals 8, Cubs 4.

White Sox 6, Astros 3, 11 innings.

Cardinals 3, Dodgers 0.

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Burlington 3, Quad Cities 1

Peoria 5, Kane County 0

SATURDAY'S SCHEDULE

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Chicago at Anaheim, 7 p.m.

MAJOR...

May 30, 2015 - 2:52am
5 min 57 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Kaprielian threw seven strong innings, and Kevin Kramer had three hits and scored twice to lead No. 1 overall seed UCLA to a 7-2 victory over CSU Bakersfield in the Los Angeles Regional on Friday night.

Luke Persico and Christoph Bono had two hits and two RBIs apiece to help UCLA (43-14) into a winner's bracket game against Maryland (40-21) on Saturday. CSU Bakersfield (36-23-1) will take on Mississippi in an elimination game.

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May 30, 2015 - 2:05am
5 min 57 sec ago

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Cal State Fullerton scored six runs in the third inning and cruised to a 9-3 victory over Pepperdine on Friday night in the opening round of the Fullerton Regional.

Trailing 2-1, Fullerton sent 12 batters to the plate in the third and scored six runs on just one hit. Three Pepperdine pitchers combined to walk five and hit three batters, and the Waves committed two errors.

Miles Chambers (5-3) threw 2 1/3 hitless relief...

May 30, 2015 - 1:48am
5 min 57 sec ago

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Ryan Foster scattered eight hits in a complete-game victory, and UNC Wilmington used a seven-run fourth inning to rout Tulane 10-1 on Friday night in the Baton Rouge Regional.

UNCW (40-16) advanced to take on LSU on Saturday, while Tulane (34-24) will take on Lehigh in an elimination game.

Already leading 2-0, UNCW used seven hits, a throwing error and a wild pitch to take control in the fourth. Steven Linkous, Zach Shields,...

May 30, 2015 - 1:43am
5 min 57 sec ago

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — British Olympic champion Mo Farah surged down the final stretch to win the 10,000 meters at the Prefontaine Classic on Friday night.

Kenyan Paul Tanui led going into the last lap at Hayward Field but Farah overtook him and pulled well ahead to finish in 26 minutes, 50.97 seconds.

Ethiopian teenager Yomif Kejelcha sprinted the final lap to overtake Oregon native Galen Rupp and win the 5,000 meters in 13:10.54. Rupp finished third...

May 30, 2015 - 1:35am
5 min 57 sec ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Derek Norris hit a grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to lift the San Diego Padres to a 6-2 victory over Pittsburgh on Friday night, snapping the Pirates' season-high seven-game winning streak.

Norris' homer to center, his fourth, capped a crazy ninth that saw the Pirates get two straight force plays at home while fielding a five-man infield.

Jedd Gyorko started the winning rally with a leadoff walk off Rob Scahill (...

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