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August 25, 2016 - 10:56am
2 min 41 sec ago

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont has canceled its women's basketball team's upcoming game in North Carolina over a state law that governs transgender bathroom access.

The Burlington Free Press (http://bfpne.ws/2bPSPGg ) reports that the Catamounts at UVM were scheduled to face the Tar Heels at the University of North Carolina's Chapel Hill campus on Dec. 28.

UVM athletic director Jeff Schulman says the cancellation was a result of...

August 25, 2016 - 10:47am
2 min 41 sec ago

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City has completed the signing of goalkeeper Claudio Bravo from Barcelona for 13.75 million pounds ($18.2 million) in a move that could spell the end of Joe Hart's decade-long career at the English club.

City announced the arrival of Bravo on Thursday on a four-year deal.

City manager Pep Guardiola likes his goalkeepers to be good with their feet so they can build up play from the back, explaining his move for...

August 25, 2016 - 10:23am
2 min 40 sec ago
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Saturday
BASEBALL

Colorado at Washington, 1:05 p.m.

Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m.

Minnesota at Toronto, 1:07 p.m.

Chicago Cubs at L.A. Dodgers, 4:05 p.m.

L.A. Angels at Detroit, 7:10 p.m.

Seattle at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Houston, 7:...

August 25, 2016 - 10:16am
2 min 40 sec ago

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian anti-doping agency says a coach linked to more than 20 doping cases has lost his appeal against a life ban from athletics.

Viktor Chegin was banned in March on evidence he oversaw mass doping by Russian race walkers at his training center, the base for many Olympic and world championship medalists.

The agency says Chegin appealed to national sports arbitration but it was turned down. The agency did not elaborate....

August 25, 2016 - 9:45am
2 min 40 sec ago

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have cut running back Stevan Ridley.

They made the move Thursday before practice.

Detroit signed Ridley in April, hoping he would bolster its depth in the backfield after releasing Joique Bell.

Ridley started in one game and played in eight more for the New York Jets last season and ran for just 90 yards. He had 1,263 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns in 2012 with the New England Patriots...

August 25, 2016 - 9:43am
2 min 40 sec ago

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona says it has signed Netherlands goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, clearing the way for Claudio Bravo to finalize his move to Manchester City.

The Spanish champion says Cillessen signed a five-year contract after securing his transfer from Dutch club Ajax.

Cillessen looks certain to be the replacement for Bravo after his expected departure for City.

Barcelona said on Saturday it had a "deal in principle...

August 25, 2016 - 8:56am
2 min 40 sec ago

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The National Olympic Committee of Kenya was disbanded by the government on Thursday and an investigation launched into alleged mismanagement of the country's team at the Rio de Janeiro Games.

The problems faced by the team in Rio damaged the morale of athletes, Kenya sports minister Hassan Wario said.

Those problems included a new doping scandal, ineligible athletes, missing plane tickets, and bad blood between the athletics...

August 25, 2016 - 8:11am
2 min 40 sec ago

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — China is facing a one-year ban from weightlifting over repeated doping cases in a move which threatens to stop some of the world's top athletes from competing internationally.

The International Weightlifting Federation confirmed Thursday that three failed retests of drug test samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics will lead to China's automatic ban — if the cases are proven and the athletes in question disqualified by the International Olympic...

August 25, 2016 - 7:43am
2 min 40 sec ago

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A former professional wrestler who once grappled with the likes of Hulk Hogan is now running for a state representative seat in Connecticut.

The New Haven Register reports (http://bit.ly/2bQFfmH ) Steve Tracey on Wednesday announced his bid for a seat representing East Haven after town Councilor Vincent Spaduzzi withdrew from the race earlier this month.

Tracey hung up his boots and tights more than 25 years ago, but for five...

August 25, 2016 - 7:35am
2 min 40 sec ago
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BASEBALL

Boston at Tampa Bay, 1:10 p.m.

Detroit at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m.

Baltimore at Washington, 7:05 p.m.

L.A. Angels at Toronto, 7:07 p.m.

Kansas City at Miami, 7:10 p.m.

N.Y. Mets at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m.

Cleveland at Texas, 8:05 p.m.

Seattle at Chicago...

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