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August 2, 2015 - 11:07am
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KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Sarah Sjoestrom of Sweden has set a world record in the semifinals of the 100-butterfly at the world swimming championships.

Competing in the second semi on Sunday night, Sjoestrom won in 55.74 seconds. She broke the mark of 55.98 set by American Dana Vollmer at the 2012 London Olympics.

The final is Monday night at Kazan Arena.

August 2, 2015 - 11:00am
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MADRID (AP) — Event organizers say an 84-year-old yacht owner who fell into the Mediterranean Sea was rescued four hours later and is still keen to compete in a race.

Jacinto Rodriguez, skipper of "Duende 52," fell overboard early Sunday while sailing to participate alongside a fleet of 136 other boats in Spain's 34th Copa del Rey off Mallorca.

While east of the island of Dragonera and in winds of 35 knots, Rodriguez gave instructions to lower the...

August 2, 2015 - 10:25am
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All Times EDT

Kansas City at Toronto, 1:07 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m.

San Diego at Miami, 1:10 p.m.

Atlanta at Philadelphia, 1:35 p.m.

Detroit at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Boston, 1:35 p.m.

Seattle at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m.

Chicago Cubs at...

August 2, 2015 - 10:10am
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The IOC has shaken up the bidding process for the 2024 Summer Olympics, eliminating the cut-down phase and clearing the way for all the candidates to make it to the final vote.

The decision, announced Sunday at the International Olympic Committee's general assembly, opens the prospect of a crowded field of as many as seven cities battling it out over a two-year global campaign. There will no longer be a short list of finalists, as in...

August 2, 2015 - 10:08am
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HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Top-seeded Rafael Nadal overcame some sloppy play to beat Fabio Fognini 7-5, 7-5 and win the Hamburg Open for the second time Sunday.

Nadal squandered a 3-1 lead in the final set and saved two set points before prevailing in 2 hours and 34 minutes over the eighth-seeded Italian and the 2013 Hamburg winner.

Former top-ranked Nadal extended his run of having won at least one European clay-court title every year since 2004 when...

August 2, 2015 - 9:31am
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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 9-year-old bat boy is hospitalized after being hit in the head during a National Baseball Congress World Series game.

The Wichita Eagle ( ) reports that the boy was struck by a follow-through swing near the on-deck circle on Saturday afternoon. A spokesman for the National Baseball Congress says the child was wearing a helmet, which is mandatory.

Home-plate umpire Mark Goldfeder, who is a longtime paramedic...

August 2, 2015 - 9:15am
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KAZAN, Russia (AP) — China dominated the first mixed three-meter synchronized springboard diving event at the world championships on Sunday.

The experienced Wang Han and her 17-year-old partner Yang Hao scored an unbeatable 339.90 points, posting the best-scoring dives in three of the five rounds as each of their rivals made mistakes.

Yang said his friendship with Wang, a two-time world silver medalist tasting gold for the first time, had been...

August 2, 2015 - 8:49am
2 min 9 sec ago

GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) — Dominic Thiem of Austria won his second straight title on Sunday, beating top-seeded David Goffin of Belgium 7-5, 6-2 in the Swiss Open final.

The 24th-ranked Thiem added the Swiss trophy to the Croatia Open he won one week earlier. Thiem's run of three clay-court titles this season started in April at Nice, France.

In a match of nine service breaks, 14th-ranked Goffin won four straight games in the first set and served...

August 2, 2015 - 6:08am
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — South Sudan has received official recognition from the IOC, allowing the world's newest nation to send a team under its own flag to next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

South Sudan, which split from Sudan and became independent in 2011, has been torn by civil war for the past two years.

The IOC's executive board had recommended its inclusion last week, and on Sunday the full IOC session voted in favor....

August 2, 2015 - 3:04am
2 min 9 sec ago



Chicago White Sox 8, N.Y. Yankees 2

Chicago Cubs 4, Milwaukee 2

Colorado 6, St. Louis 2


Quad Cities 5, Wisconsin 0

Cedar Rapids 7, Kane County 0

Peoria 7, Beloit 5



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