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Sailing body to test for viruses in Rio Olympic venue

8 min 34 sec ago
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent testing for viruses in Rio's Olympic waters after an Associated Press investigation showed a serious health risk to athletes competing in venues rife with raw sewage. 2015-08-01T10:09:05-04:00 2015-08-01T10:06:42-04:00

USOC: 3 cities being contacted to replace Boston in 2024 bid

8 min 34 sec ago
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — U.S. Olympic leaders have started contacting Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington about the possibility of bidding for the 2024 Games and believe the demise of Boston's candidacy will be "ancient history" by the time the host city is selected in 2017. 2015-08-01T10:09:05-04:00 2015-08-01T08:32:09-04:00

Having made Olympic history, Beijing faces challenges

8 min 34 sec ago
BEIJING (AP) — Having made history as the first city to win hosting rights for both the Summer and Winter Olympics, Beijing now faces a slew of challenges, from ensuring adequate snow in a bone-dry region to ramping up support for winter sports in a nation where few people ski or skate. 2015-08-01T10:09:05-04:00 2015-08-01T04:49:55-04:00

Take me out to the rooftop: Wrigley changes bring new looks

8 min 34 sec ago
CHICAGO (AP) — Top of the first, one out. It's a Friday in July, the start of a holiday weekend, and the Chicago Cubs are hosting the Miami Marlins. 2015-08-01T10:09:05-04:00 2015-08-01T03:12:16-04:00

Kennedy watches wife give birth on FaceTime, then pitches

8 min 34 sec ago
MIAMI (AP) — Ian Kennedy expected to miss Friday's start against the Miami Marlins to be with his wife Allison, who was in labor with their fourth child. 2015-08-01T10:09:05-04:00 2015-08-01T00:43:04-04:00

Mets get Cespedes at trade deadline

8 min 34 sec ago
NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets finally landed the bat they were looking for in Yoenis Cespedes just ahead of Friday's trade deadline, and Cole Hamels confirmed he blocked a trade to Houston before Philadelphia dealt its ace to Texas. 2015-08-01T10:09:05-04:00 2015-08-01T00:04:31-04:00

Column: Baseball plays parity game as well as any sport

8 min 34 sec ago
The Houston Astros are loading up for a pennant race. 2015-08-01T10:09:05-04:00 2015-08-01T00:17:54-04:00

Judge orders Goodell, Brady appear in court Aug. 12, 19

8 min 34 sec ago
NEW YORK (AP) — The federal judge handling Tom Brady's attempt to overturn his four-game suspension ordered the New England quarterback and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to appear in court twice in mid-August. 2015-07-31T14:57:00-04:00 2015-07-31T18:57:09-04:00

Pay day: Wilson signs 4-year extension with Seahawks

8 min 34 sec ago
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Drawn out to nearly the last moment before a deadline that was not just for show, Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks discovered a compromise in contract talks. 2015-07-31T14:28:00-04:00 2015-07-31T18:28:04-04:00

Patriots circle wagons in camp and focus on football

8 min 34 sec ago
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots say they have more to worry about during training camp than the status of their star quarterback's lawsuit against the NFL and the team's image around the league. 2015-07-31T12:09:00-04:00 2015-07-31T16:09:47-04:00

For athletes, Olympic goals outweigh the risks of Rio waters

3 hours 8 min ago
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Athletes have been dismissing the dangers of swimming in Rio de Janeiro's dirty waters, saying the risks are not great enough to alter their Olympic plans. 2015-08-01T06:59:26-04:00 2015-08-01T03:17:58-04:00

Fan favorite Flores homers in 12th, Mets beat Nationals 2-1

3 hours 8 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Wilmer Flores gave Mets fans one more reason to fall for him — this time with his bat as well as his heart. 2015-08-01T06:59:26-04:00 2015-08-01T02:19:44-04:00

Greinke, Dodgers beat Angels 5-3 with Guerrero's go-ahead HR

6 hours 7 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even with pitchers like Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly understands pitching to an Angels lineup that includes Mike Trout and Albert Pujols is a daunting task. 2015-08-01T04:10:06-04:00 2015-08-01T02:11:18-04:00

WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 10:10pm
"Rowdy" Roddy Piper, the kilt wearing trash-talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, died Friday. He was 61. 2015-07-31T17:24:00-04:00 2015-07-31T21:24:30-04:00

Woods in contention at Quicken Loans after a 5-under 66

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 10:10pm
GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Tiger Woods showed a rare flash of anger on a mostly stress-free day when his second shot on the eighth hole failed to clear a massive fairway bunker. The best he could do was to squeeze it onto the front of the green. 2015-07-31T15:29:00-04:00 2015-07-31T19:29:11-04:00

Walker, Cruz lead Mariners to 6-1 win over Twins

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 7:10pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Taijuan Walker pitched a one-hitter for his first career complete game in 29 major league starts, and Nelson Cruz and Jesus Montero homered to lift the Seattle Mariners over the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Friday night. 2015-07-31T18:51:00-04:00 2015-07-31T22:51:44-04:00

McCutchen homers, Pirates' bullpen holds a 5-4 win over Reds

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 7:10pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Andrew McCutchen hit another homer at Great American Ball Park, and Pittsburgh's rebuilt bullpen was shaky but delivered on Friday night, holding on for a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. 2015-07-31T18:38:00-04:00 2015-07-31T22:38:56-04:00

LEADING OFF: Hamels in Texas debut, Cespedes slugs for Mets

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 7:10pm
A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Saturday: 2015-07-31T18:33:00-04:00 2015-07-31T22:33:05-04:00

Back to Beijing for 2nd Olympics in 14 years

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 7:10pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Throughout more than 120 years of Olympic history, no city has hosted both the winter and summer games. Now, Beijing will be the first do it — and in the span of just 14 years. 2015-07-31T06:11:00-04:00 2015-07-31T10:11:00-04:00

Jets, Bowles surprised, disappointed Richardson hid arrest

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 5:10pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Todd Bowles and the New York Jets had no idea about Sheldon Richardson's latest troubles until media reports started popping up early Thursday night. That's around the same time Richardson's parents found out, too. 2015-07-31T16:26:00-04:00 2015-07-31T20:26:09-04:00

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