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September 4, 2015 - 10:31am
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings' Slava Voynov has been taken into custody by U.S. immigration officials, two months after pleading no contest to a domestic violence charge.

The Los Angeles Times reports ( ) the Russian citizen faces possible deportation. He is being held without bail pending a hearing before an immigration judge.

The 25-year-old defenseman was arrested at his Redondo Beach home in October after an...

September 4, 2015 - 10:08am
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HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — German second-division side St. Pauli has given its club friendly against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday the motto "Refugees Welcome."

The Hamburg-based club says the game will "set a sign and play its part in establishing a welcoming culture for those who have fled to Germany."

Around 1,000 migrants in various accommodations around Hamburg are to be invited, as well as "many dedicated volunteers."

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September 4, 2015 - 10:01am
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September 4, 2015 - 9:58am
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PRAGUE (AP) — Slavia Prague says CEFC China Energy Company has acquired a majority 59.97 percent stake in the oldest Czech football club.

Slavia, in financial trouble in recent years, says the change is meant to ensure a quick financial stabilization of the club and its long-term development.

In a statement on Friday, the club says Fly Sport, a company owned by Czech businessman Jiri Simane, has a 39.97 stake.

Former Czech...

September 4, 2015 - 9:26am
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AIGUEBELETTE, France (AP) — Grace Luczak earned a third career gold medal at the world rowing championships as the American shell powered to victory in the women's four on Friday.

Luczak won eights finals at the previous two worlds.

Her crew including Kristine O'Brien, Grace Latz, and Olympic bronze medalist Adrienne Martelli made a good start and was never threatened on Lake Aiguebelette. Britain took silver ahead of China.


September 4, 2015 - 9:22am
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MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich midfielder Javi Martinez visited migrants at Munich train station Friday to offer his support and sporting director Matthias Sammer made a call for others to help.

"Every little helps! Welcome refugees!" Martinez said in a tweet that included a photo of himself handing a Bayern football to a young child.

Munich police said "there's no end to the support from Munich people for refugees at Munich main train station" and they...

September 4, 2015 - 6:31am
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee is setting up a $2 million fund to assist refugees.

"With this terrible crisis unfolding across the Middle East, Africa and Europe, sport and the Olympic Movement wanted to play its part in bringing humanitarian help to the refugees," IOC President Thomas Bach said Friday.

The IOC has a long-term relationship with the United Nations and the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees....

September 4, 2015 - 5:54am
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MONZA, Italy (AP) — With Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg leading the way in practice for the Italian Grand Prix, Mercedes is on track for its 23rd consecutive pole position Saturday.

Williams holds the Formula One record of 24 straight poles, set in 1992 and 1993.

Hamilton and Rosberg finished 1-2 in both of Friday's practice sessions.

In the afternoon, championship leader Hamilton clocked the day's best time of 1 minute, 24.279...

September 4, 2015 - 5:48am
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach has hired a German regional government official as his new chief of staff.

The International Olympic Committee says 43-year-old Marcus Hausen started work on Tuesday at the body's headquarters in Lausanne.

For the past three years, Hausen ran the regional office of the senator for the economy, technology and research in Berlin.

His appointment is part of a shakeup of the...

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