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July 30, 2016 - 2:18pm
16 min 46 sec ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The first 34 horses that will take part in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics have arrived in Brazil.

The International Federation of Equestrian Sports says all the horses arrived Saturday morning aboard a Boeing 777 belonging to Emirates SkyCargo. They are now settled at the Olympic Equestrian Center that will host the sport's three disciplines — eventing, jumping and dressage.

The federation says it was the first of nine such flights...

July 30, 2016 - 1:54pm
36 min 46 sec ago

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Julio Jones insists the apparent foot injury that has limited him the first three days of Atlanta Falcons training camp is no big deal.

Jones took part in individual work but was held out of team drills for the second straight day Saturday. He was pulled out of the first practice on Thursday. The star wide receiver says the injury is "definitely nothing to worry about."

Jones had his left shoe off and was seen rolling his...

July 30, 2016 - 1:22pm
1 hour 6 min ago

PHOENIX (AP) — Eight players have been kicked off a Phoenix high school football team because of a hazing incident.

Paradise Valley Unified School District officials say the alleged hazing happened July 20 during a football camp in El Cajon, California.

KPHO-TV in Phoenix reported (http://bit.ly/2aEzDyu) Friday that police in El Cajon say the boys involved were all minors.

Lt. Walt Miller did not give details of the incident....

July 30, 2016 - 12:36pm
1 hour 26 min ago

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former general manager Bobby Beathard will be the 49th member of the Washington Redskins' Ring of Fame.

Beathard was the architect of the Redskins' Super Bowl-winning teams. Washington won three and appeared in four over a span of 10 years.

President Bruce Allen announced the honor Saturday during training camp. The 79-year-old Beathard will be added Nov. 13 against the Minnesota Vikings during the Redskins' annual "Homecoming"...

July 30, 2016 - 11:50am
1 hour 36 min ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will immediately appeal the decision to ban all eight of its weightlifters from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics for doping.

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutkov told Match TV on Saturday that the country will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport this weekend.

The International Weightlifting Federation issued the ban on Friday for what it called "extremely shocking" results that brought the sport into "disrepute."...

July 30, 2016 - 11:31am
1 hour 46 min ago

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AP) — Dutch rider Bauke Mollema broke away on a downhill descent to win the one-day San Sebastian Classic on Saturday.

Tony Gallopin was second, followed by another former winner, Alejandro Valverde, in the Basque costal city.

Mollema, a Trek-Segafredo cyclist, surprised the other race leaders after catching Joaquim Rodriguez on a late uphill attack. Mollema then raced away, opening up a gap that was good enough to win the 220-...

July 30, 2016 - 11:30am
1 hour 26 min ago

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. says his concussion-like symptoms haven't changed and his return to NASCAR doesn't appear imminent.

NASCAR's most popular driver is scheduled to miss his third consecutive race Sunday because he suffers from symptoms of a concussion.

Earnhardt tweeted Saturday there was no change in his condition. He wrote: "Symptoms have plateaued over the last week. Balance/Gaze Stabilization are only issues. Docs preaching...

July 30, 2016 - 10:57am
1 hour 46 min ago

CHICAGO (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have placed right-hander Nathan Karns on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain a day after he was roughed up in a relief appearance.

Right-hander Cody Martin was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma before Saturday's game against the Cubs.

Chicago scored five runs in two innings off Karns in Friday's 12-1 romp. He gave up three hits, walked three and allowed a home run to David Ross.

Karns...

July 30, 2016 - 10:50am
1 hour 46 min ago

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Baylor University's sexual assault scandal also has led investigators to question whether the school's student conduct code may have driven some victims into silence.

Investigators with the Pepper Hamilton law firm who dug into Baylor's response to rape claims found the school's approach to drugs, alcohol and premarital sex "created barriers" for women who wanted to report sexual assaults.

A lawyer for several women who are suing...

July 30, 2016 - 10:42am
1 hour 36 min ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Canadian lawyer who accused Russia of operating a state-run doping program is facing "a deluge of requests" for information on individual athletes implicated in his investigation.

Richard McLaren, who was commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency, issued a report that accused Russia's sports ministry of overseeing doping among Olympic athletes in more than two dozen summer and winter sports.

The IOC rejected calls by WADA...

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