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April 21, 2015 - 8:45am
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SOCHI, Russia (AP) — IAAF President Lamine Diack says Russia will not be barred from major athletics competitions because of allegations of a systematic doping program.

Russia is being investigated by the IAAF ethics commission and the World Anti-Doping Agency over claims its officials ran such a program. Four Russian Olympic track champions have been banned this year alone.

However, any suggestions Russian athletics competitors could be excluded...

April 21, 2015 - 8:40am
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PARIS (AP) — Former Tour de France champion Chris Froome will resume his preparations for the prestigious race at the Walloon Arrow one-day classic.

Froome, who won the 2013 Tour and retired because of injury last year, has been confirmed in Team Sky's lineup for Wednesday's race that finishes with the ascent of the iconic Mur de Huy.

After winning the Ruta del Sol in February, Froome withdrew from Tirreno-Adriatico because of a chest infection. In...

April 21, 2015 - 8:06am
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LONDON (AP) — Barcelona striker Luis Suarez was first in the Associated Press Global Football 10 player vote on Tuesday, and his team was also at the top of the list.

Suarez scored two goals to give Barcelona to a 3-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last week. He then needed only 55 seconds to score when Barcelona beat Valencia 2-0 on Saturday, maintaining its place at the top of the Spanish league.

Eden Hazard is second in...

April 21, 2015 - 7:43am
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SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The president of track and field's world governing body says major sports federations can survive without umbrella body SportAccord after its leader behaved like a "dictator" in his scathing attack on the IOC.

IAAF President Lamine Diack pulled his federation out of SportAccord on Monday after Marius Vizer blasted the International Olympic Committee and its president, Thomas Bach.

Vizer accused the IOC of lacking transparency,...

April 21, 2015 - 7:37am
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STRASBOURG, France (AP) — European lawmakers are likely to urge FIFA to re-vote on awarding the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe says it will discuss the issue Thursday. FIFA President Sepp Blatter stands for re-election on May 29.

The debate follows a report to the 47-nation Council of Europe in January raising concerns about "illegal payments" to help Qatar secure hosting rights.


April 21, 2015 - 6:55am
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LONDON (AP) — Britain has chosen to play its Davis Cup quarterfinal series against France on grass at the Queen's Club.

The Lawn Tennis Association announced the venue for the July 17-19 World Group matchup on Tuesday.

It will be the first time Queen's has hosted Davis Cup play since 1990, when France beat Britain 5-0 in a World Group playoff.

Queen's hosts an annual grass-court tournament in the lead-up to Wimbledon....

April 21, 2015 - 4:14am
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South Carolina 1, Reading 1

Friday, April 17: South Carolina 2, Reading 1, 2OT

Saturday, April 18: Reading 4, South Carolina 2

Thursday, April 23: South Carolina at Reading, 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 25:...

April 21, 2015 - 4:14am
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BC-HKO--AHL Playoff Glance
AHL Playoff Glance
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Hartford vs. Providence

Wednesday, April 22: Providence at Hartford, 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 25:...

April 21, 2015 - 3:01am
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Chicago 91, Milwaukee 82


Minnesota 3, St. Louis 0, Minnesota leads series 2-1


Chicago Cubs 5, Pittsburgh 2

Chicago White Sox 4, Cleveland 3


Wisconsin 4, Peoria 2, 1st game

April 21, 2015 - 2:36am
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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price went on a profanity-filled rant during his pregame meeting with media Monday, taking exception with the way his team was being covered.

Price was particularly upset with a writer from the Cincinnati Enquirer, who reported catcher Devin Mesoraco was not available for Sunday's loss to St. Louis.

Price's tirade came before the Reds beat the Milwaukee 6-1 Monday night to snap a four-game skid and...

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