A look at rising costs for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

by Associated Press on September 30, 2016

TOKYO (AP) — An expert panel set up by Tokyo’s newly elected governor says the price tag of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could exceed $30 billion unless drastic cost-cutting measures are taken. That’s more than a four-fold increase from the initial estimate at the time Tokyo was awarded the games in 2013. Following is a… Continue Reading

Ilkay Gundogan returns to Germany squad for qualifiers

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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ilkay Gundogan will return for Germany after nearly a year out with various injuries for World Cup qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Northern Ireland. The Manchester City midfielder last played for Germany in a friendly against France on Nov. 13, the night of multiple attacks in Paris that killed 130… Continue Reading

Friday’s Time Schedule

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All Times EDT FOOTBALL TOP 25 No. 7 Stanford at No. 10 Washington, 9 p.m. BASEBALL Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Miami at Washington, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Detroit at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. Tampa Bay at Texas, 8:05 p.m…. Continue Reading

Iniesta returns as Spain seeks to avenge loss to Italy

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MADRID (AP) — Andres Iniesta will lead Spain in its World Cup qualifying matches against Italy and Albania after returning from injury. Spain will be seeking to avenge a loss to Italy at the European Championship that ended the team’s bid for a third consecutive continental title. Spain coach Julen Lopetegui named Iniesta to his… Continue Reading

Crosby-led Canada still can’t be beat in best-on-best hockey

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TORONTO (AP) — Canada had no interest in playing Game 3 against Team Europe in the World Cup of Hockey finals. Pushed to the brink of possibly playing a decisive game, the Canadians picked it up a notch and there simply was nothing the Europeans could do about it. Brad Marchand scored a short-handed goal… Continue Reading

Hamilton tops hot and firey practice in Malaysia

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SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in Friday’s practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix, bettering his teammate and Formula One title rival Nico Rosberg. Hamilton, who has fallen eight points behind Rosberg in the championship fight following a hat trick of wins by the German, was a quarter of… Continue Reading

Major League Soccer

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All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA Toronto FC 13 8 10 49 45 33 New York 13 9 9 48 53 40 New York City FC 13 9 9 48 55 53 Philadelphia 11 11 9 42 50 48 Montreal 10 10 11 41 46 48 D.C. United 9 9… Continue Reading

Japan OKs $1.5 billion contract for new Tokyo stadium

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TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s government has approved a plan for a nearly 150 billion yen ($1.5 billion) contract with a joint venture to build a new main stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Officials on Friday said the stadium construction will begin in December, more than a year after an earlier plan was scrapped because… Continue Reading

Cueto wins 18th to keep Giants in thick of wild card race

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Johnny Cueto pitched seven uneven innings for his 18th win and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 7-2 on Thursday night, setting up a wild race to the finish for the NL wild card. With three games left the Giants are one game behind the idle New York Mets… Continue Reading