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July 29, 2015 - 6:32am
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says Boston failed to deliver on "promises" made to U.S. Olympic leaders when they selected the city as the American candidate for the 2024 Games.

Bach gave his first extensive comments Wednesday on the demise of the Boston bid, which was dropped Monday amid poor public support, strong local opposition and lack of full political commitment.

Bach said the IOC has a "commitment" from the U.S....

July 29, 2015 - 3:53am
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has awarded exclusive Olympic broadcast rights in 22 Asia-Pacific countries to Japan-based advertising agency Dentsu Inc.

The IOC on Wednesday said the deal covers the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo and yet-to-be awarded games in 2022 and 2024.

The value of the deal was not disclosed.

The agreement covers Olympic...

July 29, 2015 - 3:01am
4 min 2 sec ago

TUESDAY'S RESULTS

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Chicago White Sox 9, Boston 4

Colorado 7, Chicago Cubs 2

Cincinnati 4, St. Louis 0

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Kane County 5, Burlington 1

Quad Cities 11, Beloit 4

Wisconsin 8, Peoria 3

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Phoenix 89, Chicago 87, OT...

July 29, 2015 - 1:25am
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SEATTLE (AP) — Rookie right-hander Zack Godley pitched six strong innings in his second career start, David Peralta had three hits and two RBIs, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Seattle Mariners 8-4 on Tuesday night for their fourth consecutive victory.

Godley (2-0), who pitched six shutout innings to win his debut last week, allowed three runs on six hits, including solo homers by Mike Zunino and Nelson Cruz. He struck out four and walked three.

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July 29, 2015 - 1:07am
4 min 2 sec ago

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The head of the organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Games has apologized to the IOC over the scrapping of the original plans for the Olympic stadium.

Yoshiro Mori says he offered "sincere apologies'" in Wednesday's meeting with IOC President Thomas Bach and the executive board.

Earlier this month, the Japanese government threw out the design plans amid public criticism of the 252 billion yen ($2 billion) price tag,...

July 29, 2015 - 1:06am
4 min 2 sec ago

PHOENIX (AP) — DeWanna Bonner scored eight of her season-high 34 points in overtime and the defending champion Phoenix Mercury rallied to beat the Chicago Sky 89-87 on Tuesday night in their first meeting since last year's WNBA Finals.

Chicago's Elena Delle Donne missed a jumper with 13 seconds remaining in OT and grabbed her own rebound, but Brittney Griner blocked her putback attempt. Phoenix's Leilani Mitchell hit 1 of 2 free throws with 4.9 seconds left for an 89-87...

July 29, 2015 - 1:00am
4 min 2 sec ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wily Peralta returned from the disabled list and shut down one of baseball's hottest teams in his first start in more than two months, pitching the Milwaukee Brewers past the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Tuesday night to snap the team's three-game losing streak.

Peralta (2-5) retired the initial six batters on the way to winning for the first time since May 6, and he outpitched Matt Cain (2-2) as the Brewers also ended a seven-game skid to San...

July 29, 2015 - 12:54am
4 min 2 sec ago
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July 29, 2015 - 12:38am
4 min 2 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sonny Gray pitched a masterful three-hitter for his second shutout in July, and the Oakland Athletics snapped their four-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.

Josh Reddick homered, doubled and singled for the last-place A's, who traded Ben Zobrist, Scott Kazmir and closer Tyler Clippard in the past six days.

Oakland won anyway with another gem from Gray (11-4), who struck out nine...

July 29, 2015 - 12:19am
2 hours 14 min ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe was placed on the paternity leave list following Tuesday night's 8-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Minnesota announced it was recalling shortstop Jorge Polanco from Triple-A Rochester.

Plouffe is hitting .257 with 14 home runs and 55 RBIs in 95 games this season.

Polanco made his major league debut earlier this season, going 1 for 3 in one. He is hitting .284 in 22 games with Rochester...

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