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July 30, 2015 - 8:37am
9 min 21 sec ago

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says the Olympic body needs to show it is serious about maintaining ethical credibility and staying free of corruption.

In a clear reference to the scandal that has rocked FIFA, Bach says "these are difficult times in sport, as recent events in other sports organizations have all too clearly shown."

Bach says "we know from our own history how long it takes to rebuild credibility," referring to...

July 30, 2015 - 7:48am
9 min 21 sec ago

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says "stay tuned" for a regular-season game in Africa as Chris Paul and others prepare to play the league's first exhibition on the continent.

Silver didn't give an exact time frame but said Thursday in South Africa that a pre-season and, ultimately, a league game was the aim, with the NBA on a "fast track" to build its brand in soccer-crazy Africa.

Silver and 20 top NBA players, led by Paul and two-...

July 30, 2015 - 7:12am
9 min 21 sec ago

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Germany won the 5-kilometer team event for the second consecutive time in open water swimming at the world championships.

The trio of Rob Muffels, Christian Reichert and Isabelle Harle finished in 55 minutes, 50.6 seconds Thursday on the Kazanka River. Germany also won the title two years ago in Barcelona, led by veteran Thomas Lurz, who has since retired.

Marcel Schouten, Ferry Weertman and Sharon van Rouwendaal of the...

July 30, 2015 - 6:00am
9 min 21 sec ago

TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — Presidential contender Donald Trump has arrived at his Turnberry golf resort in western Scotland for the first day of the Women's British Open.

On a short break from his election campaigning in the United States, the Republican landed Thursday in his private helicopter in front of the hotel at the luxurious resort he purchased last year to extend his portfolio of golf properties.

The billionaire celebrity businessman is set...

July 30, 2015 - 3:01am
9 min 22 sec ago



Chicago Cubs 3, Colorado 2

Chicago White Sox 9, Boston 2

Cincinnati 1, St. Louis 0


Kane County 5, Burlington 4

Quad Cities 4, Beloit 3

Wisconsin 4, Peoria 3


MLS All-Stars 2, Tottenham Hotspur 1...

July 30, 2015 - 2:50am
9 min 22 sec ago

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Michel Platini's chances of becoming the new president of FIFA received a boost Thursday when the Asian Football Confederation chief praised him as "a unique candidate" and urged his member nations to unite behind a single candidate.

AFC President Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa said Platini "would bring stability and a smooth transition to normality for FIFA in this difficult situation" but stopped short of formally endorsing the...

July 30, 2015 - 2:09am
9 min 22 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — They arrived in Los Angeles by the thousands to run, jump and swim and to play such team sports as soccer and softball.

This week, however, Special Olympics athletes from around the world also are taking part in what could be called the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat events.

Tucked into a corner of the University of Southern California's sprawling campus is a makeshift medical clinic that seemingly sprouted overnight....

July 30, 2015 - 1:56am
9 min 21 sec ago

BOSTON (AP) — After the winter of their discontent, it's been one bummer of a summer for Bostonians.

The Red Sox are languishing. Cleveland swept the Celtics in the playoffs. The Bruins didn't even make theirs. The city forfeited a chance to showcase itself to the planet as an Olympics host. And now the NFL has upheld star Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's entire four-game suspension.

Forget the footballs: All of Beantown feels a little deflated right...

July 30, 2015 - 1:41am
9 min 21 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pinch-hitter Kike Hernandez delivered the go-ahead, two-run double during the Dodgers' five-run seventh inning, and Los Angeles rallied from a three-run deficit for a wild 10-7 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night.

Yasiel Puig hit a two-run homer on his bobblehead night for the Dodgers (57-45), who snapped their three-game losing streak and avoided falling out of first place for the first time in two months.


July 30, 2015 - 1:06am
9 min 21 sec ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals have traded right-hander Joe Blanton to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations.

Blanton, 34, was designated for assignment Tuesday, when Johnny Cueto reported to the Kansas City following his trade from Cincinnati. Blanton was 2-2 with a 3.89 ERA in four starts and 11 relief appearances this season.

A former first-round draft pick, Blanton is 87-91 in 11 major league seasons.

The trade...

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