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July 1, 2016 - 3:27am
7 min 41 sec ago

MONACO (AP) — Track and field's governing body has approved Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova's bid to compete as a neutral athlete in the upcoming European championships and the Olympics at Rio de Janeiro.

The IAAF on Friday said that it had accepted her application as the first athlete to compete under "exceptional eligibility."

Stepanova was one of the world's top 800-meter runners before she and her husband Vitaly Stepanov, a drug-testing...

July 1, 2016 - 3:10am
7 min 41 sec ago

MONACO (AP) — IAAF approves Olympic eligibility for Russian doping whistleblower Yulia Stepanova.

July 1, 2016 - 2:56am
7 min 40 sec ago

THURSDAY'S GAMES

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Chicago White Sox 6, Minnesota 5

NY Mets 4, Chicago Cubs 3

Kansas City 4, St. Louis 2

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Burlington 8, Kane County 4

Quad Cities 6, Cedar Rapids 3

Peoria 11, Beloit 0

FRIDAY'S SCHEDULE

WNBA

Washington at...

July 1, 2016 - 2:21am
7 min 40 sec ago

A person with knowledge of the negotiations says All-Star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan is staying in Toronto after agreeing early Friday to the basic parameters of a deal.

DeRozan and the Raptors still were in the process of completing terms, though the sides agreed that he would be staying put, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because segments of the talks were ongoing. DeRozan can sign on or after July 7, when the league's offseason...

July 1, 2016 - 2:05am
7 min 40 sec ago
BC-BBN--Leaders
TODAY'S MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS
By The Associated Press
NATIONAL LEAGUE

BATTING_Murphy, Washington, .351; Ramos, Washington, .340; Marte, Pittsburgh, .331; Gonzalez, Colorado, .329; LeMahieu, Colorado, .326; Braun, Milwaukee, .325; Diaz, St. Louis, .316; Prado, Miami, .315; Ozuna, Miami, .314; Yelich, Miami, .311; Segura, Arizona, .311....

July 1, 2016 - 2:05am
7 min 40 sec ago
BC-BBA--Leaders
TODAY'S MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS
By The Associated Press
AMERICAN LEAGUE

BATTING_Altuve, Houston, .357; Bogaerts, Boston, .342; Ortiz, Boston, .336; Machado, Baltimore, .334; Trout, Anaheim, .323; Martinez, Detroit, .322; Nunez, Minnesota, .319; Desmond, Texas, .318; Escobar, Anaheim, .310; Hosmer, Kansas City, .309.

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July 1, 2016 - 1:54am
7 min 40 sec ago

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Madison Bumgarner pitched into the seventh to snap a two-start skid and also batted in an AL ballpark, and the San Francisco Giants avoided a four-game sweep by beating the Oakland Athletics 12-6 on Thursday night.

Buster Posey hit a towering three-run homer to center in the third and Brandon Crawford followed with a solo shot before adding an RBI single two innings later.

Brandon Belt had four RBIs and hit a go-ahead two-run...

July 1, 2016 - 1:32am
7 min 41 sec ago
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At A Glance
All Times EDT
East Division
WLPct.GB
Joliet2517.595
Windy City2220.5243
Washington2120.512
Schaumburg2121.5004
Lake Erie1722
July 1, 2016 - 1:30am
7 min 40 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Russian center Timofey Mozgov has agreed to a four-year, $64 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday night because the deal can't be signed until July 7.

The Lakers moved swiftly in the opening minutes of the NBA's free agent signing period to use a big portion of their roughly $55 million in cap room on...

July 1, 2016 - 1:21am
7 min 40 sec ago

SEATTLE (AP) — Taijuan Walker held the powerful Orioles to just four hits over 6 1/3 innings, Seth Smith hit a two-run home run and the Seattle Mariners beat Baltimore 5-3 on Thursday night.

Walker (4-6) gave up a solo home run to Hyun Soo Kim in the seventh but otherwise did not allow a runner past first base. He struck out five and walked no one.

With Kim's homer, the Orioles set the major league record for most home runs in June with 56. The 1996...

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