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May 24, 2015 - 11:44am
4 min 23 sec ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have activated catcher Yan Gomes, who has been out with a sprained right knee, from the 15-day disabled list.

Gomes is starting behind the plate and batting seventh Sunday against Cincinnati.

Gomes was injured on April 11 when he attempted to catch a throw home on a slide by Detroit's Rajai Davis. Gomes had his right foot on the plate and Davis slid into his leg, causing the injury.

The...

May 24, 2015 - 11:33am
14 min 22 sec ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Before the freshly retired David Letterman drives off into the sunset, he's set for a trip at the Indianapolis 500.

Letterman's IndyCar race team paid tribute to the former "Late Show" host by putting a caricature of his face and #thanksdave on the car of driver Oriol Servia for Sunday's race.

Team members wore gray T-shirts with their own "Top Ten" list of reasons they love Letterman. Among them: Cries on the parade lap....

May 24, 2015 - 11:30am
14 min 22 sec ago

MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO, Italy (AP) — Alberto Contador extended his overall lead of the Giro d'Italia by seven seconds on Sunday after finishing third behind winner Mikel Landa on a mountainous 15th stage.

Landa attacked on the final steep section of the climb up to the Madonna Di Campiglio ski resort to claim his first Grand Tour stage victory, two seconds ahead of Yuri Trofimov.

Contador finished five seconds behind his fellow Spaniard, but edged out...

May 24, 2015 - 11:23am
14 min 22 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — The Olympic backlash against Marius Vizer has taken a new twist, with Peruvian organizers pulling out of hosting one of his showcase events after his attacks on the IOC.

Basketball, meanwhile, became the latest of more than 20 sports federations to suspend ties with Vizer's umbrella body SportAccord over his confrontation with the International Olympic Committee and President Thomas Bach.

The head of Peru's Olympic committee notified...

May 24, 2015 - 11:21am
14 min 22 sec ago

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Usain Bolt says he is not worried by Justin Gatlin's fast times and is using this season to get into shape ahead of the world championship in Beijing after his injuries last season.

The Jamaican great was talking on Sunday in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava two days before he runs the 200 meters at the Golden Spike meet there.

The six-time Olympic champion says his focus this season is "on trying to get back into...

May 24, 2015 - 10:58am
44 min 26 sec ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The closest Jeff Gordon will ever come to leading the Indy 500 will be in the pace car.

Despite retiring from NASCAR at the end of this season, the four-time Sprint Cup champion said Sunday that "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" will remain for him a dream, one he fulfilled in part by winning the Brickyard 400 four times and now by driving he pace car.

Gordon was chosen to lead the field to green by Chevrolet, which makes the...

May 24, 2015 - 9:59am
4 min 23 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — 4:45 p.m.

Newcastle has doubled its lead over West Ham and will stay in the Premier League if the victory is maintained in the last five minutes. Jonas Gutierrez made it 2-0 in a game that Newcastle knew it had to win to ensure its survival and send Hull down.

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4:37 p.m.

That's it for Frank Lampard, as far as English football is concerned anyway.

Lampard is substituted by...

May 24, 2015 - 9:32am
1 hour 54 min ago
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May 24, 2015 - 8:51am
1 hour 54 min ago

LONDON (AP) — Didier Drogba will end his second spell at Chelsea after Sunday's Premier League match against Sunderland, and intends to play at least one more season before retiring.

The 37-year-old striker returned to Chelsea for this season, having spent eight years in his first stint at Stamford Bridge from 2004-2012, and helped the club win the Premier League and the League Cup.

Drogba says "I want to play for at least one more season and in...

May 24, 2015 - 8:34am
1 hour 54 min ago

FAFE, Portugal (AP) — Jari-Matti Latvala won the Rally of Portugal after holding off Volkswagen teammate and two-time defending world champion Sebastien Ogier on Sunday.

Latvala safely steered his Polo through the remaining three gravel stages to get his first win of the season after failing to score a point in the previous three races.

The Finn finished 8.2 seconds ahead of Ogier. Andreas Mikkelsen overtook Kris Meeke in his Citroen to complete a 1-...

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