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April 28, 2015 - 12:37pm
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. synchronized swimming team has launched an online fundraising campaign with a goal of $50,000 to help pay its way to the world championships in Russia this summer.

Members of the national team train in California, where they practice twice daily six days a week. Coach Myriam Glez says they receive a modest stipend to cover living expenses but many of the younger athletes are supported by their parents, while the older athletes are mostly self...

April 28, 2015 - 12:35pm
6 min ago

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport says a hearing scheduled Wednesday in the doping case of three-time Chicago Marathon winner Liliya Shobukhova has been cancelled.

The court could not confirm why an appeal filed by the IAAF to double Shobukhova's ban to four years would not take place.

However, reports in Russia suggest the IAAF, Russian athletics federation and the athlete reached an out-of-court settlement....

April 28, 2015 - 12:25pm
6 min ago

ROSARNO, Italy (AP) — A soccer team fielding only African migrants is hoping to win hearts and games in one of Italy's poorest regions, where locals and foreigners once clashed in bloody fights.

A local Catholic charity manages the team, Koa Bosco, near the town Rosarno in southern Italy. In 2010, clashes between residents there and migrants who work picking crops in the region left 38 people wounded. The fights began when two migrants were shot with a pellet gun in an...

April 28, 2015 - 11:35am
6 min ago

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles postponed a second straight game against the Chicago White Sox after a night of rioting near Camden Yards.

The team says it made the decision Tuesday after consulting with Major League Baseball, and state and local officials. A makeup date was not announced.

Public schools were shut down Tuesday, and Baltimore's mayor imposed a 10 p.m.-to-5 a.m. curfew.

Monday's game was postponed after...

April 28, 2015 - 11:33am
6 min ago

LONDON (AP) — Bayern Munich returned to the top of the Associated Press Global Football 10 on Tuesday after securing a place in the semifinals of the Champions League and winning the German Bundesliga for the 25th time.

Bayern overturned a 3-1 first leg loss to Porto with a 6-1 demolition of the Portuguese side in the return fixture of Europe's elite club competition.

Pep Guardiola's team then beat Hertha Berlin 1-0 before other results in Germany...

April 28, 2015 - 11:29am
6 min ago

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Orioles say their game against the Chicago White Sox has been postponed.

April 28, 2015 - 11:29am
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April 28, 2015 - 11:17am
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April 28, 2015 - 11:00am
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — David Ragan will move to Michael Waltrip Racing next week and finish the season as the replacement driver for Brian Vickers.

Ragan has been filling in at Joe Gibbs Racing for Kyle Busch since the second week of the season. Busch is expected to return soon, and JGR has wanted to give 18-year-old development driver Erik Jones some seat time in a Sprint Cup car.

That frees up Ragan, who will take over the No. 55 Toyota at Kansas...

April 28, 2015 - 10:42am
6 min ago

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a Connecticut father who said a baseball Little League demoted his 9-year-old son to a lower-level team because of the father's plans to build affordable housing next to a former league official's home.

U.S. District Judge Victor Bolden in Bridgeport threw out the lawsuit Monday. He says Christopher Stefanoni didn't prove any allegations in the lawsuit he filed against the Darien Little League and its...

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