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May 30, 2016 - 8:13am
1 day 12 hours ago

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — A top U.S. coach is in the Gaza Strip to help set up the territory's first female wheelchair basketball team.

"I think for Gaza this is a very unique thing," said the trainer, Jess Markt. "I think there are not so many opportunities for women to play sports here, and particularly for disabled women."

Markt, 40, was a track athlete until 21 years ago when he suffered a severed spinal cord in a car accident. Three years...

May 30, 2016 - 7:40am
1 day 14 hours ago

MADRID (AP) — Pau Gasol says he is considering not playing at the Olympics because of the Zika virus.

The Spanish basketball player says there is too much uncertainty about the situation in Brazil and anyone going to Rio de Janeiro for the games should "think about" whether it's worth the risk.

He says other Spanish athletes have also expressed their concerns about the virus and are also considering skipping the games. He did not name the other...

May 30, 2016 - 6:16am
1 day 15 hours ago

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local):

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12:10 p.m.

The weather is not getting any better at the French Open.

Tarps are still on all courts as drizzle keeps falling steadily and the stadium announcer has just told spectators they will have to keep waiting.

He says no match will start before 1:00 p.m.

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11:20 a.m....

May 30, 2016 - 5:18am
1 day 17 hours ago

PARIS (AP) — Rain has again delayed play at the French Open.

The rain covers remained on all courts on Monday morning and organizers said there will be no play until at least 12:00 p.m. local time because of showers over Paris.

Monday's forecast is grim with rain expected for most of the day.

Weather permitting, top-ranked Novak Djokovic will try to reach the quarterfinals for the 10th time against No.14-seeded Roberto Bautista...

May 30, 2016 - 5:11am
1 day 7 hours ago

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — About 24 hours after he was kidnapped, Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido found himself alone with one of his captors and saw his chance. He wrestled away the man's pistol and his cellphone and dialed Mexico's emergency number.

Within minutes, he was free.

An official summary report of three calls to an emergency operator obtained by The Associated Press shows the 25-year-old forward for Olympiakos in the Greek league...

May 30, 2016 - 2:00am
16 hours 52 min ago
BC-SOC--MLS Glance
Major League Soccer
At A Glance
By The Associated Press
All Times EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE
WLTPtsGFGA
Philadelphia535201814
New York671192420...
May 30, 2016 - 2:00am
3 min ago
All Times EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE
WLTPtsGFGA
Philadelphia535201814
New York671192420
Montreal544192220
New York City FC44618...
May 30, 2016 - 12:41am
1 day 18 hours ago

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A year after being runner-up at the Women's College World Series, Michigan is the highest-seeded team in this year's field.

The second-seeded Wolverines beat Missouri twice in the Ann Arbor Super Regional to advance to the WCWS, which starts Thursday at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.

Georgia upset Florida, the two-time defending national champion and No. 1 national seed, in Super Regionals. Even without the Gators,...

May 30, 2016 - 12:09am
1 day 18 hours ago

PHOENIX (AP) — Frankie Rios was 4 for 4 with a career-high six RBIs in Southern California's 31-9 victory over Arizona State on Sunday in the regular-season finale for both teams.

The Trojans were four short of the school record for runs of 35 set in 1959 against Occidental. Southern California had 30 hits, six off the team record set in 1997 against UC Santa Barbara.

Arizona State set a school record for runs allowed, breaking the mark set by...

May 29, 2016 - 11:32pm
1 day 7 hours ago
At A Glance
All Times EDT
East Division
WLPct.GB
Windy City123.800
Lake Erie85.6153
Washington86.571
Traverse City68.429
Joliet610.375...
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