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February 12, 2016 - 7:39am
13 min 3 sec ago

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says there is "no intention" by any countries to pull out of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro over concerns about the Zika virus.

Bach, speaking ahead of the opening ceremony of the Winter Youth Olympics in Lillehammer, says he has "full confidence" in the actions being undertaken by the Brazilian authorities and global health organizations to combat the outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus.

At the...

February 12, 2016 - 7:17am
13 min 3 sec ago

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Roberta Vinci survived a scare from Timea Babos of Hungary to reach the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy semifinals on Friday.

Vinci broke Babos when the latter was serving for the match in the deciding set, and bounced back from 4-2 down in the tiebreak to win 7-6 (3), 4-6, 7-6 (4).

Vinci struggled throughout the first and second sets, landing fewer than half of her first serves.

Vinci said she had been...

February 12, 2016 - 6:23am
13 min 3 sec ago

MADRID (AP) — The rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona has spilled into the Copa del Rey final, a match in which Madrid isn't even playing.

Barcelona will face Sevilla in the final in May, but the discussion in Spain is about whether Real Madrid will allow the game to be played at its Santiago Bernabeu Stadium or force officials to choose a different venue.

Barcelona and Sevilla want the match at the Bernabeu, which is the biggest neutral ground...

February 12, 2016 - 5:15am
13 min 3 sec ago

MIAMI (AP) — FIFA presidential candidate Sheikh Salman says he signed a pledge written by NGOs committing the governing body, if he leads it, to tackle human rights abuses and corruption.

Sheikh Salman says he removed specific references to future World Cup hosts Russia and Qatar, and discrimination against women and LGBT groups, to include a broader definition.

The Bahraini royal says in a statement. "I am of the view that we must not be selective...

February 12, 2016 - 4:06am
13 min 3 sec ago
BC-HKO--AHL Glance
American Hockey League
At A Glance
By The Associated Press
All Times EST
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton311411.68164154...
February 12, 2016 - 4:06am
13 min 3 sec ago
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All Times EST
EASTERN CONFERENCE
East Division
GPWLOLSLPtsGFGA
Manchester4829141463148133
Adirondack4427132258123103
Elmira472521
February 12, 2016 - 3:08am
13 min 3 sec ago

HONOLULU (AP) — Roderick Bobbitt hit six 3-pointers and scored 23 points with six rebounds and seven assists and Hawaii defeated UC Irvine 74-52 on Thursday night in a showdown for first place in the Big West.

Aaron Valdes added 16 points and nine rebounds and Sal Tummala had 12 points on four 3-pointers for the Rainbow Warriors (19-3, 8-1), who have their best record since the 2001-02 team was 20-3.

Tummala hit two 3-pointers and Bobbitt's 3 at 8:01...

February 12, 2016 - 3:01am
13 min 2 sec ago

THURSDAY'S RESULTS

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Dallas 4, Chicago 2

MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Ill.-Chicago 64, Wright St. 59

Illinois St. 70, Evansville 60

Murray St. 70, SIU-Edwardsville 64

W Illinois 63, Denver 60

WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Ill.-Chicago 65, Detroit 51

FRIDAY'S SCHEDULE...

February 12, 2016 - 2:59am
13 min 2 sec ago

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Top-seeded Venus Williams beat Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 7-5, 6-2 on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Taiwan Open.

Williams won seven of 10 break points against her unseeded opponent to set up a semifinal against third-seeded Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan.

Putintseva won the first set 6-3 against Stefanie Voegele, after which the Swiss retired because of injury.

In other matches, local...

February 12, 2016 - 1:53am
13 min 2 sec ago

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Juri Hudler scored the winning goal in the shootout, leading the Calgary Flames past the San Jose Sharks 6-5 on Thursday night.

After San Jose trailed 4-1 after one period, Joonas Donskoi and Dylan DeMelo scored early in the third period to give the Sharks a brief lead before Kris Russell tied it at 5 with just under 12 minutes left in regulation.

Sam Bennett and Mark Giordano scored within 1:06 of each other as the Flames...

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