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September 3, 2015 - 8:40am
29 min 35 sec ago

MONZA, Italy (AP) — Pirelli says that "a highly unusual number of cuts" were reported by the Formula One tire supplier's engineers at the Belgian Grand Prix, one of which caused the failure on Nico Rosberg's car.

Pirelli released findings Thursday from its investigation into the incidents two weeks ago.

While Rosberg's incident occurred in practice, the right rear tire of Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari was torn to shreds at 320 kph (200 mph) in the...

September 3, 2015 - 7:43am
29 min 35 sec ago

MONZA, Italy (AP) — Italian Premier Matteo Renzi has a message for Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone: "Leave Monza alone."

Speaking to Italian radio after Ecclestone's latest warning on the Italian Grand Prix's future, Renzi says, "That's what we're going to tell Ecclestone. Formula One doesn't rely solely on money. It's also about the (history)."

No circuit has hosted more Formula One racing than Monza, which was on the inaugural 1950 calendar....

September 3, 2015 - 6:42am
29 min 35 sec ago

MADRID (AP) — Chris Froome has pulled out of the Spanish Vuelta after fracturing a bone in his foot.

The two-time Tour de France champion — and two-time Vuelta runner-up — said on his Twitter account that the navicular bone in his foot was fractured, adding, "End of the Vuelta for me."

Froome, who had been hoping to win the Vuelta after winning this year's Tour de France, fell early in Wednesday's 11th stage and looked to be in pain for the rest of...

September 3, 2015 - 6:28am
29 min 35 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti took his city's newly-launched bid for the 2024 Summer Games to IOC headquarters on Thursday, saying it's time "to bring the Olympics back home" to the United States after an absence of nearly three decades.

Garcetti and U.S. Olympic leaders met with IOC President Thomas Bach in Lausanne, Switzerland, to discuss their proposals for hosting the first Summer Games in the U.S. since Atlanta held the 1996 Olympics....

September 3, 2015 - 6:17am
29 min 35 sec ago

DERBY, England (AP) — Derby's American owners have sold the English second-tier club to a local businessman.

Former Detroit Pistons executive Andy Appleby fronted the takeover seven years ago by a group of Americans, including investors in baseball, basketball and hockey franchises.

Within months of their takeover, Derby was relegated from the Premier League and the team has stayed in the Championship since 2008.

Now life-long...

September 3, 2015 - 5:30am
29 min 35 sec ago

MONZA, Italy (AP) — Williams has confirmed that Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas will pair for a third consecutive season as the team's Formula One drivers.

Massa and Bottas currently sit fifth and sixth, respectively, in the drivers' standings.

Massa, a 34-year-old from Brazil, joined Williams from Ferrari in 2014 and has had one pole and four podiums with the team.

Bottas, a 26-year-old from Finland, had seven podiums over the...

September 3, 2015 - 4:27am
29 min 35 sec ago

ZURICH (AP) — Copa America winner Chile rises two places to No. 8 in the FIFA rankings still led by Argentina.

Chile's swap with No. 10 England is the only top-10 movement after no elite teams played last month. Ranking changes reflect matches played since 2011 reducing in value.

Belgium edges World Cup winner Germany for the No. 2 slot. Colombia and Brazil remain in fourth and fifth.

Wales are ninth and above neighbor England....

September 3, 2015 - 3:15am
29 min 35 sec ago

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The governing board of a northeast Ohio port authority has unanimously approved an agreement that sets the framework for the first phase of development near the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The Repository newspaper in Canton reports (http://bit.ly/1fVzxPX ) Tuesday's approval sets the structure for the project's first phase. That includes the $80 million reconstruction of Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, conversion of Don Scott field into youth football...

September 3, 2015 - 3:01am
29 min 35 sec ago

WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Minnesota 3, Chicago White Sox 0

Cincinnati 7, Chicago Cubs 4

Washington 4, St. Louis 3

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Burlington 8, Peoria 6, 10 innings

Kane County 8, Quad Cities 6

THURSDAY'S SCHEDULE

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Chicago White Sox at...

September 3, 2015 - 2:40am
29 min 35 sec ago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois is about to open its football season and, after months of turmoil, the team says it couldn't be more ready to go play.

That turmoil led to the firing of coach Tim Beckman last week over his alleged interference in player medical decisions. He's denied wrongdoing.

Offensive coordinator Bill Cubit becomes interim coach as Illinois gets ready to face Kent State on Friday.

Cubit doesn't expect much to...

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