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May 6, 2016 - 11:09am
6 min 23 sec ago

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Aston Villa is set to hold off hiring a new manager until the relegated English Premier League club is sold.

Villa chairman Steve Hollis said in a statement on Friday that the club is in "very constructive" talks with interested parties which could lead to a sale, and "the appointment of a manager is at this time inextricably linked to the current negotiations."

With two games left, Villa — a seven-time English champion and...

May 6, 2016 - 10:50am
6 min 22 sec ago

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma has suspended Akolda Manyang from the basketball team indefinitely after he was charged with assaulting a former football player.

The school announced the suspension Thursday after Manyang was charged with aggravated assault for an incident on Campus Corner in Norman. Court documents allege Manyang punched former Sooners' football player Tyler Evans in the mouth and broke two of his teeth early Sunday.

Manyang is a 7-...

May 6, 2016 - 10:49am
6 min 22 sec ago

MADRID (AP) — Novak Djokovic has criticized Bernard Tomic for giving up on match point in a loss at the Madrid Open this week, saying the young Australian player is lacking commitment to the sport.

Tomic turned his racket around when facing three match points against Fabio Fognini in a first-round match on Tuesday. With the handle facing forward, he only watched as the ball bounced for an ace.

Tomic later reportedly told an Australian newspaper that...

May 6, 2016 - 10:27am
6 min 22 sec ago

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Risking sanctions from FIFA, Greece's government has postponed Saturday's Greek Cup final, citing security concerns.

Stavros Kontonis, a deputy minister for sport, announced the decision Friday, noting that the final between champion Olympiakos and AEK Athens would be delayed for "at least 10 days."

Fans had already been banned from the game at the 69,000-seat Olympic Stadium.

Kontonis canceled the cup...

May 6, 2016 - 9:55am
6 min 22 sec ago

New York at Orlando City, 7 p.m.

May 6, 2016 - 8:54am
6 min 22 sec ago

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund says midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has sustained a knee injury and will miss Germany's European Championship campaign.

Dortmund said on Twitter on Friday that Gundogan dislocated a kneecap during training.

The club said he's out for the rest of the season and for the European Championship in France.

May 6, 2016 - 7:28am
6 min 22 sec ago

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA ethics judges have imposed life bans on two South American football officials who have pleaded guilty in the United States to corruption charges.

The FIFA ethics committee judging chamber says it found Luis Bedoya, a former FIFA executive committee member from Colombia, and Sergio Jadue of Chile guilty of wrongdoing including bribery and conflicts of interest.

Bedoya and Jadue were national soccer federation presidents when they...

May 6, 2016 - 6:57am
6 min 22 sec ago

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — He will be introduced as Anthony "Million Dollar" Crolla when he enters the ring for the first defense of his WBA lightweight title on Saturday.

The British boxer has another label: "The man that cheated death," he says with a gentle laugh.

The scar at the top of Crollla's forehead is a reminder of that night in December 2014 when he almost lost his boxing career, and more.

Crolla had returned to his...

May 6, 2016 - 6:26am
6 min 22 sec ago

MONTREAL (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency says samples handled by three laboratories that were recently suspended will be re-tested.

WADA has in the past month temporarily shut down underperforming labs in China, Portugal and South Africa, disrupting testing ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

WADA President Craig Reedie says clean athletes "need not be concerned" that testing has been compromised.

Reedie says the labs must...

May 6, 2016 - 6:19am
6 min 22 sec ago

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Paterno's son says an allegation made by insurers that a boy told the longtime Penn State football coach in 1976 that he had been molested by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is "bunk."

In a tweet sent early Friday morning, Scott Paterno says that "it would be great if everyone waited to see the substance of the allegation before they assume it's true. Because it's not."

The allegation is revealed in an order issued by a...

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