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August 5, 2015 - 4:09am
2 min 41 sec ago

KAZAN, Italy (AP) — Chinese sprinter Ning Zetao edged favorites Cam McEvoy and Vladimir Morozov to lead the 100-meter freestyle preliminaries at the swimming world championships on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old Ning won the penultimate heat of swimming's signature race in 48.11 seconds.

McEvoy, the top-ranked Australian with two-time defending champion James Magnussen out injured, won the final heat in 48.33. Morozov, the California-based Russian,...

August 5, 2015 - 3:30am
2 min 41 sec ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio high school football state championship games will remain at Ohio Stadium in Columbus through at least 2016.

The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced Tuesday that a year had been added to the contract because of ongoing renovations at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton. Formerly known as Fawcett Stadium, the venue hosted the championship games from 1990 to 2013. The games have been played in Columbus the past two seasons...

August 5, 2015 - 3:04am
2 min 41 sec ago

MADRID (AP) — The search for free-diving great Natalia Molchanova was set to resume Wednesday with little hope remaining she would be found alive more than two days after disappearing off Spain's Balearic islands.

AIDA, the international diving federation, said in a statement that Molchanova had been diving without fins at a depth of 30-40 meters (98-130 feet) off the coast of Formentera island when she failed to resurface on Sunday.

Maritime rescue...

August 5, 2015 - 3:01am
2 min 41 sec ago



Chicago Cubs 5, Pittsburgh 0

Cincinnati 3, St. Louis 2

Tampa Bay 11, Chicago White Sox 3


Kane County 1, South Bend 0, 12 innings

Quad Cities 3, Bowling Green 0

Peoria 8, Lake County 6



August 5, 2015 - 1:46am
2 min 41 sec ago

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Rookie Giovanny Urshela hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning after teammate Carlos Carrasco pitched one-hit ball through the first nine, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-0 on Tuesday night.

Lonnie Chisenhall led off the 12th with a single against Jose Alvarez (2-3), who was working his third inning of relief. Cam Bedrosian replaced him and got two outs before Urshela — the Indians' No.9 hitter, drove a 1-0 pitch into the...

August 5, 2015 - 1:36am
2 min 41 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — In one of Chicago's most dangerous neighborhoods, police officers have created a league of their own.

The Englewood Police/Youth Baseball League aims to keep kids busy and away from summer violence.

Another goal? To change perceptions. The officers want children to see them as mentors and friends.

According to police statistics, the district that includes the Englewood neighborhood on Chicago's South Side had 46...

August 5, 2015 - 1:03am
2 min 41 sec ago
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August 5, 2015 - 1:03am
2 min 41 sec ago

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Semien hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning to help Chris Bassitt earn his first win this season and the Oakland Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-0 on Tuesday night.

Brett Lawrie added an RBI triple and Eric Sogard scored twice as Oakland won for only the third time in 12 games.

Bassitt (1-4) gave up five hits and had a season-high seven strikeouts over seven innings. The 25-year-old rookie's only other big...

August 5, 2015 - 12:39am
2 min 41 sec ago

PHOENIX (AP) — DeWanna Bonner scored 25 points, capped by a contested 3-pointer at the overtime buzzer, to lift the Phoenix Mercury to an 87-84 win over the Tulsa Shock on Tuesday night.

Phoenix (13-7) struggled to run a final play after a timeout with 23 seconds left and again after a timeout with 5.2 left before getting the ball to Bonner near mid-court. She started right, went left above the key before taking a dribble back to the right and shooting over Karima...

August 5, 2015 - 12:36am
2 min 41 sec ago

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese designer Kenjiro Sano has refuted claims he copied the emblem of a Belgian theater when he designed the official logo for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Sano said his design is original and that he never saw the emblem for the Theatre de Liege before creating his logo.

Sano said his geometric design uses a widely available font for the letter "T," while the red circle in the logo was...

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