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August 26, 2016 - 7:27am
8 min 46 sec ago

MENTOR, Ohio (AP) — A high school near Cleveland is forfeiting its football season opener after suspending several players.

Media outlets in Cleveland report the school has been investigating possible hazing during an overnight summer football camp in July.

Lake Catholic High School in Mentor confirms that it has forfeited its game against Toledo St. John's Jesuit that had been scheduled for Saturday night.

The school says...

August 26, 2016 - 7:27am
8 min 46 sec ago

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African judge dismissed an appeal by prosecutors for a harsher against Oscar Pistorius who was found guilty of murder for killing his girlfriend in 2013.

Judge Thokozile Masipa said Friday that the state's appeal to extend the six-year sentence against the 29-year-old double amputee Olympic sprinter had a limited prospect of success.

Pistorius shot Reeva Steenkamp, 29, in the early hours of February 14. He claimed he...

August 26, 2016 - 7:22am
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LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo will sit out Portugal's first games since it won the European Championship as he continues his recovery from a knee injury sustained in that tournament's final.

The Portugal captain hasn't yet played this season for his club Real Madrid, and wasn't called up on Friday for Portugal friendly against Gibraltar on Sept. 1, and first World Cup qualifier against Switzerland five days later.

Making up for his...

August 26, 2016 - 7:20am
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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Belarusian weightlifter who was mysteriously withdrawn from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics has been suspended for alleged "urine substitution" in a doping sample.

The International Weightlifting Federation says Stanislav Chadovich is provisionally suspended awaiting a ruling on allegations of using substitute urine to fool a drug test.

At the Olympics, Chadovich was to compete in the men's 62-kilogram category and was...

August 26, 2016 - 6:39am
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MADRID (AP) — New Spain coach Julen Lopetegui dropped longtime captain Iker Casillas on Friday for the start of 2018 World Cup qualifying.

Casillas has a team-record 167 matches for Spain, although the 35-year-old goalkeeper didn't play a minute of the European Championship because he was David de Gea's backup.

Lopetegui said Casillas could return to the team, however.

"Iker is an icon, both past and present, but in this case we...

August 26, 2016 - 5:42am
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SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Nico Rosberg posted the fastest time in the first practice session of the Belgian Grand Prix on Friday.

In unusually hot morning conditions on the Spa track, Rosberg was .730 of a second quicker than second-place Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.

Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen was third fastest, .799 behind Rosberg.

Whatever Hamilton goes on to achieve in Sunday's qualifying will be made redundant...

August 26, 2016 - 5:11am
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MONACO (AP) — UEFA says it is giving more guaranteed Champions League group-stage places to the four highest-ranked leagues, which each get four slots from the 2018-19 season.

UEFA also promises the billion-dollar annual prize money will be "increased significantly" for the three seasons through 2021.

Italy is a winner in the deal, which also ensures the top-four placed teams from the Spanish, German, and English leagues go direct to the group stage...

August 26, 2016 - 3:01am
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KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait has dissolved its Olympic committee and the country's national soccer association, further deepening an ongoing dispute over the direction of sports in the oil-rich country.

Kuwait's Public Authority for Sports announced Thursday it assigned two interim commissions to handle the two bodies and "tackle all irregularities done by the two dismissed boards."

It also alleged there were "financial irregularities" in the two bodies...

August 26, 2016 - 3:00am
8 min 46 sec ago

THURSDAY'S GAMES

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Chicago White Sox 7, Seattle 6

N.Y. Mets 10, St. Louis 6

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Kane County 2, Burlington 1

Cedar Rapids 12, Quad Cities 2

Wisconsin 5, Peoria 4

TODAY'S SCHEDULE

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Seattle (Hernandez 8-4) at Chicago White Sox (...

August 26, 2016 - 2:00am
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