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July 29, 2015 - 10:09am
6 min 22 sec ago

PARIS (AP) — Tejay van Garderen will ride in the Spanish Vuelta next month after abandoning at the Tour de France because of illness.

The American rider, who pulled out of cycling's biggest race during the 17th stage when sitting third in the overall standings, will compete at the Vuelta for the first time since 2010.

Van Garderen will be leading the BMC Racing Team alongside Samuel Sanchez, the 2008 Olympic champion and 2009 Vuelta runner-up....

July 29, 2015 - 10:02am
6 min 22 sec ago

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Basketball Federation says it has been suspended by FIBA, meaning it could miss the European Championship, which doubles as an Olympic qualifier,

The suspension comes after two years of infighting at the federation, which culminated last month when a Russian court ordered new elections for all senior federation posts.

An earlier court ruling overturned the federation's 2013 presidential election result, in which Yulia...

July 29, 2015 - 10:02am
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D.C. United1175382722
New York865292923
Toronto FC8742831...
July 29, 2015 - 9:24am
6 min 22 sec ago
All Times EDT

Detroit at Tampa Bay, 12:10 p.m.

Kansas City at Cleveland, 12:10 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m.

Colorado at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.

Arizona at Seattle, 3:40 p.m.

Milwaukee at San Francisco, 3:45 p.m.

Atlanta at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.


July 29, 2015 - 7:53am
6 min 22 sec ago

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Embattled New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is defending himself in the deflated footballs scandal.

Brady says in a 507-word Facebook post on Wednesday morning that he did nothing wrong. He also says that he replaced his broken phone with a new one after his lawyers told the NFL they wouldn't be getting it.

Brady was suspended for four games after an NFL investigation into whether the Patriots used improperly...

July 29, 2015 - 7:28am
6 min 22 sec ago

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has fined Zimbabwe and awarded Ivory Coast a 3-0 win after the Zimbabweans failed to show up for a women's Olympic qualifying game.

Zimbabwe withdrew before the second leg, which was meant to be played this weekend.

FIFA fined the Zimbabwe Football Association 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,400) Wednesday for missing the first leg on July 19. ZIFA couldn't raise the money to send the women's under-23 team to Ivory Coast....

July 29, 2015 - 7:14am
6 min 22 sec ago

VIENNA (AP) — Leo Wallner, a former IOC member who led Austria's national Olympic movement for 19 years, has died. He was 79.

The Austrian Olympic Committee said he died early Wednesday, without revealing a cause of death.

"He has always served the interests of Austrian sports on national and international level and within the IOC with dignity and full commitment," said AOC president Karl Stoss, who succeeded Wallner in 2009.


July 29, 2015 - 7:11am
6 min 22 sec ago

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Michel Platini says he will run in the election to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president.

Platini, the UEFA president and a FIFA vice president, has written to member federations in Europe saying he will stand and is counting on their support.

The FIFA election is on Feb. 26 and would-be candidates must apply by Oct. 26.

Platini has for years been the obvious candidate to succeed Blatter, his mentor in...

July 29, 2015 - 7:09am
6 min 22 sec ago

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Michel Platini says he will run to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president.

July 29, 2015 - 6:32am
6 min 22 sec ago

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....

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