MARIBOR, Slovenia (AP) — After sharing four gold medals between them at this month's world championships, Tina Maze and Anna Fenninger continue their rivalry on the women's alpine World Cup, starting with a giant slalom on Saturday.
The pair has 13 races left to battle it out for the season's overall title, with the Slovenian, who eyes a repeat of her 2013 triumph, enjoying a 184-point lead over the defending champion from Austria.
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Fourth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut advanced to the semifinals of the Open 13 with a 7-6 (7), 6-3 victory over Dominic Thiem on Friday.
The 26-year-old Spaniard, who also reached the semifinals in Chennai last month, will next face either seventh-seeded Gael Monfils of France or Simone Bolelli. The Italian upset top-seeded Milos Raonic in the second round at the indoor tournament.
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is making some changes to speed up the length of games but it won't implement some of the more radical proposals to make games shorter.
The league and the players' union announced an agreement Friday to enforce the rule requiring a hitter to keep at least one foot in the batter's box in most cases. MLB also will post stadium clocks timing pitching changes and between-inning breaks.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lance Armstrong is getting back on his bike, this time to ride and raise money for the charity he founded and was later pressured to leave.
Armstrong has set up a fundraising team for the Livestrong Challenge ride in Austin in October. It will be his first return to the Livestrong event since 2012, when a report by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency exposed performance-enhancing drug use by Armstrong and his U.S. Postal Service team.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian fighter Anderson Silva is speaking out for the first time after his failed doping tests, saying in a statement that he is not a cheater and "never used any substances" to improve his performances.
In the statement published on his Instagram account on Friday, Silva said he has always "played clean" and is still waiting for the "results and analysis from the specialists that are working to reveal the truth."
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — No one seriously questions any more whether Rio de Janeiro will be ready for the 2016 Olympics.
A year ago, an International Olympic Committee vice president called Rio's preparations the "worst" in memory. But since then, work has accelerated as Brazil builds sports arenas, transportation links and hotels.
U.S. network NBC is already airing spots with the headline: "Rio Olympics are coming next summer."