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August 29, 2015 - 10:39am
1 min 24 sec ago

MURCIA, Spain (AP) — Several riders have been injured in an accident during Saturday's eighth stage of the Spanish Vuelta.

Belgian cyclist Kris Boeckmans appeared to be the worst off from the pileup in the peloton that happened with 50 kilometers (31 miles) to go in the southern province of Murcia.

Spanish television showed images of Boeckmans prone on the ground and being attended to by medical staff. His Lotto-Soudal team tweeted that he was "...

August 29, 2015 - 10:18am
1 min 24 sec ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The high school football has kicked off around Ohio. But for one team in Columbus, just getting on the field for its season opener proved to be quite a feat.

Four days before the Walnut Ridge Scots were scheduled to take the field, someone made off with 22 helmets from the team's equipment room.

A sports equipment salesman in central Ohio for the Riddell helmet company put in a rush order for replacement helmets and then drove...

August 29, 2015 - 9:31am
1 hour 1 min ago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Bill Cubit insists he is focused on Illinois' opening game against Kent State, and that's it.

That could be one tough task amid the turmoil at the school.

Cubit takes over after Tim Beckman was fired Friday. An investigation found Beckman meddled in athletes' medical issues; He denies any wrongdoing.

The two top administrators at the campus abruptly resigned this month. And athletes in two other sports have...

August 29, 2015 - 8:56am
1 hour 1 min ago

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest from the IAAF world championships (all times local):


9:18 p.m.

The United States has been disqualified from the men's 4x100-meter relay.

The Americans finished second in the race behind Jamaica on Saturday at the world championships, but the team was stripped of their place because the last exchange was out of the zone.

Instead of the Americans taking silver...

August 29, 2015 - 8:27am
1 hour 21 min ago

BEIJING (AP) — Aston Eaton sets world record in decathlon at world championships, breaking his own mark.

August 29, 2015 - 7:29am
2 hours 11 min ago

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona says Neymar has been cleared to play his first match of the season after having recovered from the mumps.

The European champions say Neymar "is fit to to play" after practicing for a week with the team.

The Brazil striker missed the UEFA Super Cup, both legs of the Spanish Super Cup and Barcelona's league opener, a 1-0 win at Athletic Bilbao.

Barcelona hosts Malaga later Saturday in La Liga....

August 29, 2015 - 3:05am
3 hours 31 min ago

BEIJING (AP) — Already outspoken about doping in his sport, Australian race walker Jared Tallent took another shot at Russia after earning a silver medal in the 50-kilometer event Saturday at the world championships.

Tallent has two silver medals from the Olympics, both times losing to men who have been suspended for doping.

"First time in a long time in the 50K we've had a clean podium," Tallent said after finishing behind gold medalist Matej Toth...

August 29, 2015 - 3:00am
3 hours 41 min ago



Seattle 2, Chicago White Sox 0

L.A. Dodgers 4, Chicago Cubs 1

San Francisco 5, St. Louis 4


Kane County at Cedar Rapids, ppd., rain

Quad Cities 3, Peoria 0



St. Louis at San Francisco...

August 29, 2015 - 2:28am
3 hours 31 min ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ronda Rousey's next UFC fight against Holly Holm has been moved up to Nov. 15 in Melbourne, Australia.

The mixed martial arts promotion made the announcement Friday night.

Rousey was scheduled to defend her bantamweight title against Holm on Jan. 2 in Las Vegas, but a thumb injury to welterweight champion Robbie Lawler has changed the UFC's schedule.

Lawler was slated to defend his title against Carlos Condit...

August 29, 2015 - 1:28am
3 hours 41 min ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rookie Kelby Tomlinson lined a bases-loaded single up the middle with one out in the ninth against previously unbeaten Kevin Siegrist, and the San Francisco Giants topped the Cardinals 5-4 on Friday night to snap St. Louis' five-game winning streak.

Left fielder Brandon Moss grabbed another glove from the dugout and moved in to make a five-man infield, then Tomlinson found a hole against Siegrist (5-1).

Marlon Byrd hit a grand...

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