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September 4, 2015 - 9:26am
3 min 47 sec ago

AIGUEBELETTE, France (AP) — Grace Luczak earned a third career gold medal at the world rowing championships as the American shell powered to victory in the women's four on Friday.

Luczak won eights finals at the previous two worlds.

Her crew including Kristine O'Brien, Grace Latz, and Olympic bronze medalist Adrienne Martelli made a good start and was never threatened on Lake Aiguebelette. Britain took silver ahead of China.

O'...

September 4, 2015 - 9:22am
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MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich midfielder Javi Martinez has been visiting migrants at Munich train station to offer his support.

Martinez says "Every little helps! Welcome refugees!" in a tweet that includes a photo of himself handing a Bayern football to a young child.

Munich police said "there's no end to the support from Munich people for refugees at Munich main train station" and they thanked Martinez for helping.

Bayern...

September 4, 2015 - 6:31am
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee is setting up a $2 million fund to assist refugees.

"With this terrible crisis unfolding across the Middle East, Africa and Europe, sport and the Olympic Movement wanted to play its part in bringing humanitarian help to the refugees," IOC President Thomas Bach said Friday.

The IOC has a long-term relationship with the United Nations and the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees....

September 4, 2015 - 5:54am
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MONZA, Italy (AP) — Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg dominated the opening practice session for the Italian Grand Prix on Friday, while Sebastian Vettel spun out at low speed after setting the third-fastest time in his Ferrari.

Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz Jr. also spun out, more seriously, and slid off the track and had to abandon his car.

Hamilton clocked 1 minute, 24.670 seconds around the high-speed Monza circuit, which is known...

September 4, 2015 - 5:48am
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach has hired a German regional government official as his new chief of staff.

The International Olympic Committee says 43-year-old Marcus Hausen started work on Tuesday at the body's headquarters in Lausanne.

For the past three years, Hausen ran the regional office of the senator for the economy, technology and research in Berlin.

His appointment is part of a shakeup of the...

September 4, 2015 - 5:41am
3 min 47 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City teacher has been arrested for allegedly crashing a drone into an empty section of seats at the U.S Open.

Police say 26-year-old Daniel Verley faces charges of reckless endangerment and operating a drone in a New York City public park outside of prescribed area.

The drone buzzed over the court in Louis Armstrong Stadium Thursday night before crashing into the seats.

A U.S. Tennis Association...

September 4, 2015 - 5:19am
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HONOLULU (AP) — Max Wittek threw three touchdown passes and Rigoberto Sanchez kicked a pair of field goals to lead Hawaii over Colorado 28-20 Thursday night.

Wittek, who was making his first career start for the Rainbow Warriors (1-0), completed 19 of 38 passes for 202 yards. He also threw two interceptions.

Marcus Kemp caught six passes for 116 yards with a score to lead all receivers. Quinton Pedroza and Isaiah Bernard also hauled in touchdown...

September 4, 2015 - 4:43am
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ROME (AP) — Lance Armstrong's former physician, Michele Ferrari, and his son Stefano have informed the Italian Olympic Committee's anti-doping prosecutor that they will not attend a hearing over allegedly providing illegal drug assistance to a biathlete.

CONI says the Ferraris' lawyer announced his clients' intentions for Friday's questioning.

Italian biathlete Daniel Taschler and his father, Gottlieb — a vice president of the international...

September 4, 2015 - 4:41am
3 min 47 sec ago

NAGOYA, Japan (AP) — Russia moved into first place at the women's volleyball World Cup by beating the United States 25-17, 31-29, 25-23 Friday.

Tatiana Kosheleva had a team-high 16 points while Yana Shcherban contributed 14 as Russia improved to 8-1. The United States dropped to 7-2.

China overpowered the Dominican Republic 25-16, 25-17, 25-19 and also has an 8-1 record but trails Russia with fewer sets won. Yang Junjing scored 14 points and Zhu...

September 4, 2015 - 3:00am
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THURSDAY'S RESULTS

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Chicago White Sox 6, Minnesota 4

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Peoria 5, Burlington 3

Quad Cities 11, Kane County 5

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESEASON

Chicago 24, Cleveland 0

Kansas City 24, St. Louis 17

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Chicago...

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