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May 22, 2015 - 7:05am
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MONACO (AP) — Formula One's governing body has invited companies to bid to become the sole supplier of F1 tires for a three-year period starting in 2017.

Pirelli has been the sole supplier since 2011 and has a deal running until the end of next year.

Governing body FIA wants applications by June 17, and candidates must meet technical and safety requirements to be considered.

As part of its bid to make cars faster, FIA is...

May 22, 2015 - 6:50am
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JERUSALEM (AP) — The head of the Palestine Football Association has complained to FIFA that one of its players was detained by Israel, an incident he says illustrates his demand that the Israelis be suspended.

Jibril Rajoub's letter to FIFA president Sepp Blatter says a player was stalled while trying to leave Israel to attend a training session in Tunisia.

Israeli media quoted security officials as saying the player was briefly detained because he...

May 22, 2015 - 6:39am
32 min 48 sec ago

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal could face top-ranked Novak Djokovic in the French Open quarterfinals, the toughest draw the nine-time champion has faced since becoming the "King of Clay."

Nadal has fallen to No. 7 in the ATP rankings since coming back from injuries, making him the sixth-seeded player at Roland Garros. He has lost five times on clay this season.

At the French Open, the Spaniard is 66-1 with his only loss coming in the fourth round in 2009...

May 22, 2015 - 6:12am
32 min 47 sec ago

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA says Osaka and Yokohama will be host cities for the 2015 Club World Cup in Japan.

The Nagai Stadium in Osaka previously hosted the athletics world championships in 2007 and three matches at the 2002 World Cup.

The International Stadium in Yokohama staged the 2002 World Cup final and has previously hosted six Club World Cup finals.

The Club World Cup includes champions of FIFA's six continental confederations...

May 22, 2015 - 5:00am
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TOKYO (AP) — Taekwondo could become the latest sport to have its venue moved for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as part of a widening review into plans for the games.

The Japan Taekwondo Federation says the head of the World Taekwondo Federation will visit the Japanese capital next month to inspect a facility at a convention center in Chiba prefecture, about a one-hour train ride outside of Tokyo.

In Tokyo's winning bid for the games, taekwondo was to be...

May 22, 2015 - 4:55am
32 min 47 sec ago

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Australian Olympic official John Coates has been re-elected president of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport.

Coates, a Sydney-based lawyer, will serve a second term from 2015-18. He became the third ICAS president in 2010, after Senegal's Judge Keba Mbaye from 1994-2007 and Italy's Mino Auletta from 2007-10.

Coates is president of the Australian Olympic Committee and a vice president of the International...

May 22, 2015 - 3:01am
32 min 47 sec ago

THURSDAY'S RESULTS

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Anaheim 2 Chicago 1

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Cleveland 5, Chicago White Sox 2

N.Y. Mets 5, St. Louis 0

Chicago Cubs 3, San Diego 0

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Beloit 6, Kane County 5

Clinton 3, Quad Cities 0

Cedar Rapids 3, Peoria 2

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May 22, 2015 - 2:26am
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brian Shaffer allowed one run in seven innings and Maryland ended Illinois' 27-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory in the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday night.

A throwing error allowed Anthony Papio to score the go-ahead run in the second inning, and Maryland (38-20) was able to hold on and snap the Fighting Illini's conference-record win streak.

Two of Illinois' three throwing errors came during Maryland's two-run second inning...

May 22, 2015 - 2:09am
32 min 47 sec ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Charlie Kimball will check his blood-glucose numbers constantly before, during and after Sunday's Indianapolis 500.

He doesn't have a choice.

The California native was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2007, and the only way he can win is to keep those numbers at the proper level.

His team understands, allowing him to take practice breaks when necessary and tracking his sugar levels throughout races with a...

May 22, 2015 - 12:36am
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