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August 5, 2015 - 10:09am
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KAZAN, Russia (AP) — The head of swimming's governing body says dirty water at next year's Olympic venues is "not a big problem."

An Associated Press investigation last week showed a serious health risk to the 1,400 Olympic athletes who will compete at water venues around Rio de Janeiro that are rife with human waste and sewage.

At Copacabana Beach, venue for marathon swimming, an AP study showed virus readings that water experts in the U.S. say...

August 5, 2015 - 10:08am
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Michael Phelps will be keeping up with two sets of times this week.

One in Texas, the other from halfway around the world.

When the U.S. championships begin Thursday in San Antonio, Phelps will be the star attraction. He'd rather be somewhere else — the world championships in Kazan, Russia.

The winningest athlete in Olympic history wound up at nationals as part of his punishment for a second drunken driving arrest....

August 5, 2015 - 10:04am
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PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills running back Boobie Dixon could miss up to a month after pulling his calf muscle, coach Rex Ryan has told The Associated Press.

Ryan provided the update Wednesday, when the Bills returned to training camp following a day off. Dixon was hurt Monday.

Ryan couldn't specify an exact timetable because he said calf injuries are "usually tricky."

Dixon called the injury a "minor setback" in posting a...

August 5, 2015 - 10:01am
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August 5, 2015 - 9:47am
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KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Fabio Fognini of Italy and Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany earned straight-set wins in less than an hour on Wednesday to set up a quarterfinal at the Generali Open.

The third-seeded Fognini, who lost to Rafael Nadal in the final at Hamburg on Sunday, downed wild card Dennis Novak 6-1, 6-2 in the Austrian's third match at ATP level.

Kohlschreiber, seeded sixth, eased past Santiago Giraldo of Colombia, 6-0, 6-2....

August 5, 2015 - 8:21am
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KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's former cricket captain Wasim Akram says he escaped a gun attack in the southern port city of Karachi.

Akram said Wednesday he was on his way to a sports stadium when a man rammed his vehicle into his car and then opened fire before fleeing.

He told a Pakistani news channel that he did not know who was behind the attack.

Akram, 49, made his international debut with a one-day international...

August 5, 2015 - 8:19am
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KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Gary Hunt of Britain swept to victory in the final of the high diving at the world championships on Wednesday.

Hunt, the silver medalist two years ago, held on to his lead from Monday's first three rounds to take the gold medal with a total score of 629.30 points.

Going into the last round with a 33-point lead, Hunt was desperate to avoid a repeat of the 2013 worlds, where he blew a 38-point advantage to lose by less than a point...

August 5, 2015 - 8:15am
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LONDON (AP) — IAAF presidential candidate Sergey Bubka says athletics must improve the speed and transparency in the system it uses to identify and sanction dopers.

Bubka says the structure "is too complex and takes too long," and "to become faster and more efficient we need to deploy the best research and science to ... keep a step ahead of the dopers."

His comments come after German and British media reported leaked files from the IAAF containing...

August 5, 2015 - 8:10am
5 min 53 sec ago

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 9-year-old batboy who died after being accidentally struck by a follow-through swing in Wichita has been honored at the baseball team's first game since his death.

Kaiser Carlile was struck Saturday by a warm-up swing by a Liberal Bee Jays player near the on-deck circle during a National Baseball Congress World Series game. Kaiser died Sunday.

Kaiser's younger sister, Keirsie, threw a ceremonial pitch before Tuesday's game...

August 5, 2015 - 7:47am
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CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors say a 58-year-old New Orleans Saints fan has been found guilty of shoving Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey at Soldier Field last December.

The Chicago Tribune ( ) reports that a Cook County judge on Tuesday found Richard Kohnke of New Orleans guilty of a misdemeanor charge of battery with insulting or provoking conduct. Kohnke was sentenced to six months of court supervision.

The incident...

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