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April 12, 2015 - 9:22am
1 week 6 days ago

LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP) — Bayer Leverkusen released Emir Spahic from his contract with immediate effect on Sunday following his fight with security personnel after the German Cup defeat to Bayern Munich.

"The latest revelations from the case last Wednesday leave us no other choice," Leverkusen managing director Michael Schade said.

Spahic was filmed fighting the club's security personnel, reportedly after they refused to allow his friends entry...

April 12, 2015 - 9:01am
1 week 6 days ago

MIAMI (AP) — Julio Cesar Maglione will complete the late Mario Vazquez Rana's term as president of the Pan American Sports Organization.

Maglione was elected by acclamation following a recommendation by PASO's executive committee.

The 79-year-old Uruguayan is head of swimming world body FINA and a member of the International Olympic Committee.

Rana died Feb. 8 at age 82.

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April 12, 2015 - 7:20am
1 week 6 days ago

BURNLEY, England (AP) — With the major honors set to elude Arsenal again, chief executive Ivan Gazidis says he is "not happy."

And Gazidis fears Arsenal will find it harder in future just to maintain its perennial place in the top four Champions League qualification places due to a surge in television cash.

Gazidis says the Premier League is "going to become more competitive which is going to be more challenging for clubs like us."...

April 12, 2015 - 6:09am
1 week 6 days ago

PARIS (AP) — Mark Korir of Kenya won the Paris marathon on Sunday to claim the biggest victory of his career.

A specialist over shorter distances, Korir completed the 42-kilometer (26-mile) race in 2 hours, 5 minutes and 49 seconds to improve his personal best set two years ago when finishing runner-up in Seoul by more than a minute.

The 30-year-old Korir won ahead of fellow Kenyan Luka Kanda, who placed third last year, and Ethiopian Seboka Tola....

April 12, 2015 - 4:10am
1 week 5 days ago
BC-HKO--AHL Glance
American Hockey League
At A Glance
By The Associated Press
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EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
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Manchester73481663105233167...
April 12, 2015 - 4:03am
1 week 6 days ago

SHANGHAI (AP) — Lewis Hamilton put Mercedes back on top in Formula One, leading nearly the entire race Sunday to capture his fourth Chinese Grand Prix.

Mercedes made sure there would be no repeat of Ferrari's surprising win two weeks ago at Malaysia, as it conserved its tires wisely to withstand a challenge by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and easily secure the top two spots on the podium.

Hamilton's teammate, Nico Rosberg, finished second and Vettel...

April 12, 2015 - 3:18am
1 week 6 days ago

DARIEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut father is accusing the Little League in one of the country's wealthiest towns of demoting his 9-year-old son after the father proposed an affordable housing complex near a former league official's home.

Christopher Stefanoni says in a federal lawsuit that Darien residents are so worried that affordable housing will draw black people to town that they'll do just about anything to stop it. Lawyers for the Darien Little League deny the...

April 12, 2015 - 2:38am
1 week 6 days ago

SATURDAY'S RESULTS

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Chicago 114, Philadelphia 107

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

St. Louis 4, Minnesota 2

Chicago at Colorado, 9 p.m.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Chicago White Sox 5, Minnesota 4

Chicago Cubs 9, Colorado 5

St. Louis 4, Cincinnati 1

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL...

April 12, 2015 - 1:49am
1 week 6 days ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Though the receiving corps has undergone a significant change, Southern California's passing offense picked up where it left off the last time it played in the Los Angeles Coliseum.

Cody Kessler completed 8 of 10 passes for 126 yards and one touchdown in a spring game Saturday that was heavily tilted towards the pass.

Depth concerns resulting from NCAA-imposed scholarship reductions forced coach Steve Sarkisian to go without live...

April 12, 2015 - 1:48am
1 week 6 days ago
All Times EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE
East Division
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y-Florida72491625105267208
x-South Carolina7245201697224163
x-Reading7245...
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