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August 4, 2015 - 8:34am
39 min 58 sec ago

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — The United States won gold and silver in women's high diving at the world championships Tuesday as Rachelle Simpson beat defending champion Cesilie Carlton to the top spot.

Diving last into the Kazanka river off the 20-meter board in the final round, former gymnast Simpson landed the highest-scoring dive of the competition — earning 102 points for a total of 258.70 from three rounds.

Carlton finished on 237.35 after a lengthy...

August 4, 2015 - 8:11am
39 min 58 sec ago

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — The cannon at Northern Illinois University football games has been silenced.

The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle ( ) reports that this coming season the familiar boom of a howitzer every time the Huskies score a touchdown will be replaced by fireworks.

The school says the main reason is that the addition of the Endzone Club in the south end zone left little room for the cannon from the Illinois National Guard Armory...

August 4, 2015 - 7:50am
39 min 58 sec ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Triple Olympic biathlon champion Darya Domracheva says she will miss the entire upcoming season after being struck down by the illness mononucleosis.

The illness had been due to sideline her for several months and the 29-year-old Domracheva decided to take a full-season sabbatical instead, in comments reported by media in her native Belarus.

She denies any plans to retire, saying that she will instead "recover strength and get motivated...

August 4, 2015 - 5:40am
39 min 58 sec ago

MOSCOW (AP) — World high jump champion Svetlana Shkolina of Russia will be unable to defend her title in Beijing due to an Achilles tendon tear.

Shkolina injured herself while competing at the Russian national championships on Tuesday and will be out for several months, missing the world championships which start Aug. 22.

Coach Sergei Klyugin tells the Tass news agency that Shkolina will undergo an operation in the coming days and "will definitely be...

August 4, 2015 - 3:17am
39 min 57 sec ago

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa improved his own world record in the 50-meter breaststroke on Tuesday at the swimming world championships.

Van der Burgh won his morning heat in 26.62 seconds — shaving five hundredths off his previous mark established in a now-banned rubberized suit at the 2009 worlds in Rome.

It's the first men's world record to fall at this meet after four women's marks were set over the opening two days...

August 4, 2015 - 3:10am
39 min 57 sec ago

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Investigators have ruled the deaths of two wingsuit fliers who died earlier this year in California's Yosemite National Park as accidental, but the reasons why they died remain a mystery.

The Associated Press obtained investigation reports detailing the fatal crash by world-famous wingsuit flyer Dean Potter and fellow adventurer Graham Hunt. On May 16, the pair leaped from Taft Point, 3,500-feet above Yosemite Valley, attempting to clear a V-shaped...

August 4, 2015 - 3:01am
39 min 57 sec ago



Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, ppd., rain

Tampa Bay 5, Chicago White Sox 4



Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m.

St. Louis at Cincinnati, 6:10 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m.


August 4, 2015 - 2:54am
39 min 57 sec ago

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — South Africa's Cameron van der Burgh lowers own 50 breaststroke world record to 26.62 seconds.

August 4, 2015 - 1:22am
39 min 56 sec ago

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Conor Gillaspie hit a go-ahead home run off Corey Kluber and the Los Angeles Angels snapped a six-game losing streak, beating the Cleveland Indians 5-4 Monday night.

Garrett Richards (11-8) tied a career high with 11 strikeouts in 7 2-3 innings. Huston Street got the last three outs for his 26th save in 29 attempts, and his first since becoming the 27th member of the 300-save club on July 22.

Gillaspie connected for a two-run...

August 4, 2015 - 1:07am
39 min 56 sec ago

BEIJING (AP) — China's sweeping drive against corruption is turning again to the country's sports programs, with the head of the volleyball center the latest to be targeted.

The State General Administration of Sports said Tuesday that Pan Zhichen has been placed under investigation for "serious violations of discipline and law," standard term for corruption. No details were given.

In June, the vice minister of sport responsible for basketball, Xiao...

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