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July 28, 2015 - 7:46am
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KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Aurelie Muller of France won the 10-kilometer open water title by 2.4 seconds at the world swimming championships, becoming one of 10 women to qualify for next year's Olympics.

She led the last two laps on the Kazanka River on Tuesday, hitting the touchpad in 1 hour, 58 minutes, 4.3 seconds.

Sharon van Rouwendaal of the Netherlands earned silver in 1:58:06.7. Ana Marcela Cunha of Brazil took bronze in 1:58:26.5, finishing 22.2...

July 28, 2015 - 6:55am
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TOKYO (AP) — The architects behind a scrapped plan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic stadium have struck back at claims that their design was the main reason for the spiraling cost.

Zaha Hadid Architects issued a lengthy statement on Tuesday blaming the bidding process and rocketing building costs in Tokyo for the price tag rising to an unprecedented $2 billion.

The Japanese body overseeing the new National Stadium project attributed about one-third of the...

July 28, 2015 - 6:17am
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The IOC executive board has recommended that South Sudan be granted Olympic recognition, a step that would allow the war-torn African country to send a team to next year's games in Rio de Janeiro.

IOC spokesman says the full International Olympic Committee will vote on the recommendation on Sunday.

If South Sudan, which split from Sudan and became independent in 2011, is formally approved, it would become the 206th...

July 28, 2015 - 4:23am
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BERLIN (AP) — More than 2,000 Jewish athletes are gathering in Berlin for the European Maccabi Games, being held for the first time in Germany, and in the stadium built by the Nazis for the 1936 Olympics.

In a nod to the past, organizers of the 14th games are holding a Holocaust memorial service ahead of the opening ceremony late Tuesday, and many youth athletes were to visit the former Sachsenhausen concentration camp just outside the city.


July 28, 2015 - 3:46am
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NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian sprinter Dutee Chand will aim to qualify for next year's Olympic Games after a Court of Arbitration for Sport's decision to suspend IAAF rules that could have blocked women with high levels of male hormones from competing.

The 19-year-old Chand told The Associated Press on phone Tuesday that "age was on her side" and she hopes to win several international medals for India.

Chand had been suspended last year due to...

July 28, 2015 - 3:01am
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Chicago White Sox 10, Boston 8

Chicago Cubs 9, Colorado 8

St. Louis 4, Cincinnati 1



Chicago White Sox at Boston, 6:10 p.m.

Colorado at Chicago Cubs, 7:05 p.m.

Cincinnati at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m.


July 28, 2015 - 2:53am
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DENVER (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation confirms the Colorado Rockies have traded slugger Troy Tulowitzki to the Toronto Blue Jays for Jose Reyes and three pitching prospects in a stunning swap of star shortstops.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity early Tuesday because the deal had not yet been announced.

In addition to Tulowitzki, the Rockies sent 42-year-old reliever LaTroy Hawkins to the Blue Jays....

July 28, 2015 - 2:43am
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DENVER (AP) — AP source confirms Rockies have traded Troy Tulowitzki to Blue Jays in deal for Jose Reyes.

July 28, 2015 - 1:43am
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SEATTLE (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt hit his 22nd homer of the season in the first inning and scored the go-ahead run in the 10th on Jake Lamb's sacrifice fly as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Monday night.

The Diamondbacks won their third straight despite blowing a 3-2 lead in the ninth inning. They took advantage of control issues by Seattle closer Carson Smith (1-4) in the 10th to regain the lead.

Smith walked two of the...

July 28, 2015 - 1:12am
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Crawford hit a two-run homer to help rookie Chris Heston win his fifth consecutive decision, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 Monday night for their sixth straight victory.

Heston (11-5) allowed two runs and five hits over seven innings as the defending World Series champions moved a season-high 11 games over .500 with their seventh home victory in a row and 12th in 13 overall.


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