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August 1, 2015 - 8:33am
6 min 26 sec ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Governing body of world sailing says it will start testing for viruses in Rio Olympic waters.

August 1, 2015 - 8:22am
6 min 26 sec ago

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — U.S. Olympic leaders have started contacting Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington about the possibility of bidding for the 2024 Games and believe the demise of Boston's candidacy will be "ancient history" by the time the host city is selected in 2017.

USOC Olympic Committee chairman Larry Probst tells The Associated Press that a decision will be made by the end of August on which of three cities should replace Boston as the American...

August 1, 2015 - 7:31am
6 min 26 sec ago

(Information in the following story is from: The State Journal-Register, http://www.sj-r.com)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Paving, planting and other work is happening at the Illinois fairgrounds to get ready for this month's State Fair.

The fair runs Aug. 13th through the 23rd and the state Department of Agriculture says workers and state prisoners are planting flowers and doing other work. According to The State Journal-Register in Springfield, (http...

August 1, 2015 - 6:08am
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KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Italy's Simone Ruffini won gold in the men's 25-kilometer open water race Saturday, edging out Alex Meyer of the United States at the world swimming championships.

Ruffini and Meyer battled through the rain on the Kazanka river to pull out a big lead. The Italian had more energy left for the final sprint to win in 4 hours, 53 minutes, 10.7 seconds.

It was the first medal over 25K at a major championships for Ruffini, previously a...

August 1, 2015 - 4:31am
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PARIS (AP) — Australian rider Richie Porte hopes to fulfill his ambition of winning a Grand Tour within the BMC Racing team.

After helping Sky win three Tours de France, the 30-year-old Porte confirmed he will join the U.S. registered team for the 2016 season.

Porte, who won nine races in 2015, teams up with American Tejay van Garderen, another rider with the potential of winning big races.

Porte says "I think next year at the...

August 1, 2015 - 3:01am
6 min 26 sec ago

FRIDAY'S RESULTS

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

N.Y. Yankees 13, Chicago White Sox 6

Chicago Cubs 4, Milwaukee 1

St. Louis 7, Colorado 0

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Kane County 5, Cedar Rapids 1

Peoria 4, Beloit 2

Quad Cities 7, Wisconsin 1

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Los Angeles 88,...

August 1, 2015 - 1:25am
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All Times EDT
NATIONAL CONFERENCE
West Division
WLTPctPFPA
y-Arizona1340.765936787
Las Vegas5101.344673793
Los Angeles4120.250652817
Pacific...
August 1, 2015 - 1:01am
6 min 26 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zack Greinke won his fifth straight decision, Howie Kendrick homered in his first game against his former team, and the Dodgers beat the Angels 5-3 Friday night in the opening game of the Freeway Series.

Rookie Alex Guerrero hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the fourth inning in support of Greinke (10-2), who allowed two runs and five hits in eight innings. The 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner, who leads the majors with a 1.41 ERA, had his consecutive...

August 1, 2015 - 12:42am
6 min 26 sec ago

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Jack Beckman powered to quickest Funny Car run in NHRA history Friday night in qualifying for the NHRA Sonoma Nationals.

Beckman finished with a record time of 3.921 seconds at 323.43 mph in a Dodge Charger. He can certify the run as a national record by posting another run within one percent of that performance during the remainder of the weekend.

Teammate Matt Hagan, the season points leader, qualified second at 3.967 with the...

August 1, 2015 - 12:39am
6 min 26 sec ago

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Danny Salazar pitched eight innings of one-hit ball, Michael Bourn doubled in the tiebreaking run in the eighth, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 on Friday night for their third straight win.

Lonnie Chisenhall had three hits, stole a base and scored the go-ahead run for the Indians, who lost eight of 11 before their streak.

Salazar (9-6) walked one and struck out four to end a personal two-game slide. He...

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