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With Charlotte out, New Orleans favorite for NBA All-Star

July 22, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — As the NBA looks for a new home for the 2017 All-Star Game, cities are lining up with open arms to welcome LeBron James, Stephen Curry and the hundred million or so dollars the... more »»

Russia slammed by Paralympic leaders, faces Rio doping ban

July 22, 2016

LONDON (AP) — Russia faces being kicked out of the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro in the latest disciplinary action by a sports body infuriated at growing evidence about the country's... more »»

The Greatest: Phelps returns for another Olympic farewell

July 22, 2016

Michael Phelps is back for a sequel to his Olympic farewell.

This time, he insists, it really is goodbye.

After retiring and then un-retiring, Phelps will be in Rio as the first U.S. more »»

IOC: 45 more positive cases in retests of 2008, '12 samples

July 22, 2016

LONDON (AP) — Forty-five more athletes, including 31 medalists, have been caught for doping after retesting of samples from the last two Summer Olympics, the IOC said Friday. more »»

US women hoping to give Karolyi golden sendoff in Rio

July 22, 2016

After 40 years helping some of the greatest gymnasts of all time soar to Olympic gold — from Nadia Comaneci to Mary Lou Retton to Nastia Liukin — Martha Karolyi is ready to say goodbye. The U.S. more »»

Golf returns to the Olympics, minus its best players

July 22, 2016

A year away from golf's return to the Olympics after a 112-year absence, IOC President Thomas Bach said it would be good if the sport had a wide range of players from as many countries as possibl... more »»

Reigning Olympic champ Uchimura eyes breakthrough for Japan

July 22, 2016

Kohei Uchimura has nothing left to prove. The only question surrounding the effortlessly elegant 27-year-old is if he is the greatest male gymnast of all time. more »»

Russia sets up anti-doping commission after Putin intervenes

July 22, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin called Friday for a new anti-doping commission to be created to shape Russia's future strategy, as the country faces possible exclusion from the Rio... more »»

Rosberg fastest, Hamilton crashes at Hungary GP practice

July 22, 2016

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Nico Rosberg of Mercedes posted by far the fastest lap during the second practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Friday. more »»

How Russia could challenge Olympic bans at CAS and beyond

July 22, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — Much of the intense Olympic action before the Rio de Janeiro Games open in less than two weeks is set to play out in the law courts. more »»

LEADING OFF: Bumgarner faces Yankees for first time

July 22, 2016

A look at what's happening all around the majors today:



Ichiro Suzuki hit an infield single in the third and a solid single to right-center in the eighth to... more »»

Top Massachusetts lawmaker makes play for NBA All-Star Game

July 22, 2016

BOSTON (AP) — A top Massachusetts lawmaker is making a play for the NBA's 2017 All-Star Game. more »»

AP Source: Texans star J.J. Watt has back surgery

July 22, 2016

HOUSTON (AP) — A person familiar with J.J. Watt's condition said the Houston Texans' star defensive end has had back surgery and will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list. more »»

Brazil nabs 10 IS backers in Olympics anti-terror swoop

July 22, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Ten Brazilians who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State militant group were arrested Thursday, authorities announced, describing them as "amateurs" who discussed on socia... more »»

Up late, Steve Johnson not excited about early start in DC

July 22, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — After playing doubles past midnight and getting to sleep at about 3 a.m. more »»

Polarizing defensive end Greg Hardy works out for Jaguars

July 22, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars worked out polarizing defensive end Greg Hardy on Thursday. more »»

Dustin Johnson, Luke List share Canadian Open lead

July 21, 2016

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Dustin Johnson made a 10-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th hole Thursday for a 6-under 66 and a share of the Canadian Open lead with Luke Lis. more »»

NBA moving All-Star Game out of Charlotte, cites LGBT law

July 21, 2016

The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people. more »»



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