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August 2, 2015 - 1:41am
4 min 18 sec ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Ronda Rousey defended her bantamweight title by knocking out Bethe Correia only 34 seconds into the first round at UFC 190 on Saturday night.

Rousey charged at Correia at the start and finished the fight by throwing a rapid sequence of punches.

Rousey improved to 12-0 in her incredible MMA career. The UFC's biggest star arrived in Rio as the overwhelming favorite against Correia (9-1) after winning her previous three title...

August 2, 2015 - 1:19am
4 min 18 sec ago

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency says it is alarmed by "wild allegations'" made by two European media outlets of widespread suspicious drug tests in track and field and is asking an independent body to investigate the claims.

WADA president Craig Reedie says Sunday he was surprised by the scale of the allegations, including that one-third of medals in endurance races at the Olympics and world championships over a 10-year period were won by...

August 2, 2015 - 12:56am
4 min 18 sec ago

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks and Bobby Wagner have finalized a four-year contract extension that keeps the All-Pro middle linebacker with the club after this season.

Team owner Paul Allen confirmed Wagner's extension in a tweet late Saturday night. NFL.com first reported the deal and that it's worth $43 million which would make Wagner the highest-paid middle linebacker in football.

Wagner was an All-Pro last season and finished second on the...

August 2, 2015 - 12:32am
4 min 18 sec ago

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have acquired cornerback Brandon Boykin from the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2016 draft.

The team announced the trade Saturday night.

Boykin is entering his fourth NFL season after being selected by the Eagles in the fourth round (123rd overall) of the 2012 draft from Georgia.

He has appeared in 48 regular-season games with six starts. He...

August 2, 2015 - 12:05am
4 min 18 sec ago

SEATTLE (AP) — Pa-Modou Kah surpassed his MLS career goal total by scoring twice and the Vancouver Whitecaps beat the Seattle Sounders 3-0 on Saturday night, spoiling the return of Clint Dempsey after more than a month away from the club.

Kah volleyed his first goal past goalkeeper Stefan Frei in the sixth minute off a scramble in the penalty area. He added a second in the opening moments of the second half, redirecting Cristian Techera's shot with a deft back-heel....

August 2, 2015 - 12:01am
4 min 18 sec ago
BC-SOC--MLS Glance
Major League Soccer
At A Glance
By The Associated Press
All Times EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE
WLTPtsGFGA
D.C. United1275413326
New York965323224...
August 2, 2015 - 12:01am
4 min 18 sec ago
All Times EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE
WLTPtsGFGA
D.C. United1275413326
New York965323224
Columbus887313638
New England89731...
August 2, 2015 - 12:00am
4 min 18 sec ago

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cole Hamels followed up his no-hitter by pitching into the eighth inning of his Texas debut without a decision as the Rangers lost 9-7 to the San Francisco Giants in 11 innings Saturday night.

Hunter Pence led off the 11th inning with a homer off Sam Dyson (0-1), another pitcher in his first game for Texas.

Brandon Belt homered twice for the Giants, who have won 14 of their last 17 games. Belt led off the third with his 11th...

August 1, 2015 - 11:47pm
4 min 18 sec ago

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Semien homered to back a strong outing by Oakland newcomer Aaron Brooks and the Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 5-1 on Saturday night to snap a three-game losing streak.

Brooks (1-0) allowed one run and five hits over 7-plus innings for his first career win. The right-hander, who joined Oakland as part of the June 28 trade that sent Ben Zobrist to Kansas City, struck out five and didn't walk a batter in his first start in more than 14...

August 1, 2015 - 11:43pm
4 min 18 sec ago

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A leading advertising executive has told the International Olympic Committee it needs to stay relevant with the younger generation and concentrate more of its content outside of the two-year Olympic cycles on the Internet and via mobile devices.

Martin Sorrell, chief executive officer of advertising agency WPP, says the IOC was in a unique position because its biggest asset is its live content.

Sorrell told the IOC's...

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