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June 27, 2016 - 10:27am
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's acting governor is warning that the Olympic Games could be a "big failure."

Francisco Dornelles has said in an interview with O Globo newspaper published on Monday that security and mobility are big worries ahead of the games in August.

He says the state is still awaiting a 2.9 billion Brazilian real ($860 million) payout from the federal government aimed at shoring up state coffers ahead of the event....

June 27, 2016 - 10:19am
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BOSTON (AP) — Maria Sharapova says she's headed to Harvard Business School while she serves a two-year doping ban.

The 29-year-old Russian tennis star posted on Facebook and Twitter on Saturday a picture of her seated next to a sign for the school and the message: "'Not sure how this happened but Hey Harvard! Can't wait to start the program!"

Representatives for Harvard and Sharapova didn't immediately comment Monday.

Sharapova...

June 27, 2016 - 9:40am
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NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. has selected its 12-player roster, led by Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony, that will try to win the Americans' third straight Olympic basketball gold medal.

Durant and Anthony are the only players with Olympic experience after a number of stars, including LeBron James, decided to not go to Rio.

Also chosen Monday for the team were: Golden State's Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Harrison Barnes; Toronto's Kyle Lowry and...

June 27, 2016 - 8:52am
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PARIS (AP) — The Latest from soccer's European Championship (all times local):

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5:05 p.m.

Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque will use the same starting lineup for the fourth straight time when his team faces Italy in the round of 16 at the European Championship.

The coach didn't make any changes despite losing to Croatia 2-1 in Spain's final group game, a result that set up the early encounter with the...

June 27, 2016 - 7:48am
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The PGA Tour event at Riviera in Los Angeles will be called the Genesis Open, the only title sponsor on tour to be known by a specific brand.

Hyundai Motor America took over as sponsor in January of the PGA Tour's tournament in Los Angeles that dates to 1926. A month later, it designated the Tiger Woods Foundation as the host organization that will run the event. All that was missing, until Monday, was a name of the event.

Genesis is Hyundai's global...

June 27, 2016 - 7:18am
4 min 47 sec ago

PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain says it has parted company with coach Laurent Blanc.

PSG says talks led to an agreement, signed Monday, that "preserves the interests" of both Blanc and the club.

The team says assistant coach Jean-Louis Gasset and physical trainer Philippe Lambert also are leaving.

A former World Cup winner as a player with France, Blanc coached PSG for three French League-winning seasons but failed to lead PSG...

June 27, 2016 - 6:52am
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LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):

11:45 a.m.

Play is underway at the 130th edition of the Wimbledon tennis championships.

Under cloudy skies, play began on schedule on the outside courts at the All England Club.

Among those in action in early matches are former Grand Slam champions Marin Cilic and Samantha Stosur.

Play on Centre Court and Court 1 was due to start at...

June 27, 2016 - 6:12am
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LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic is ready to open his bid for a third straight Wimbledon title and fifth straight Grand Slam championship.

As tradition dictates, Djokovic has the honor of opening play on Centre Court on Monday as the men's defending champion. He'll face Britain's James Ward, who is ranked 177th in the world and received a wild-card entry.

Djokovic, who holds all four major titles and is halfway to a calendar-year Grand Slam, is bidding...

June 27, 2016 - 4:59am
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PARIS (AP) — On any given Sunday, a rested France team will play at the European Championship.

In tournament soccer where a team's matches typically come every four days, France's schedule is more like a club team.

On Sunday, June 19, France drew 0-0 with Switzerland to ensure first place in its group. That earned France a match against Ireland in the round of 16 exactly one week later. The hosts won 2-1. Next Sunday, France will return to Stade de...

June 27, 2016 - 4:00am
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