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  • Comm Games athlete convicted for assault on rival

    Comm Games athlete convicted for assault on rival

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:12:39 GMT
    The Australian team says weightlifter Francois Etoundi has been stripped of his Commonwealth Games accreditation after being arrested over an alleged assault in the athletes' village in Glasgow.
    An Australian medal-winning weightlifter was convicted Thursday of head-butting another Commonwealth Games competitor in the athletes' village and Australia's athletics coach was sent home for criticizing his top...
  • Amputee jumper won't contest team exclusion

    Amputee jumper won't contest team exclusion

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:19 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:19:49 GMT
    A German amputee long jumper says he will not contest the decision to exclude him from the upcoming European Championships.
    A German amputee long jumper will not contest the decision by his national federation to exclude him from the upcoming European Championships.
  • Cho to lead 2018 Olympics organizing committee

    Cho to lead 2018 Olympics organizing committee

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:57 AM EDT2014-07-31 08:57:46 GMT
    The organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang says South Korea's Hanjin Group chairman Cho Yang-ho has been elected as president.
    Cho Yang-ho, the South Korean business tycoon who led Pyeongchang's successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, will take charge of the local organizing committee following the sudden resignation of the previous...
  • Tokyo governor defends venue relocation plans

    Tokyo governor defends venue relocation plans

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:37:50 GMT
    Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe on Wednesday defended his call to cut costs by relocating some venues for the 2020 Olympics, even if it threatens plans for having almost all the facilities close to the athletes village.
    Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe on Wednesday defended his call to cut costs by relocating some venues for the 2020 Olympics, even if it threatens plans for having almost all the facilities close to the athletes village.
  • Bolt upset over report he criticized Glasgow Games

    Bolt upset over report he criticized Glasgow Games

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:12:20 GMT
    Usain Bolt isn't finding his first trip to the "Friendly Games" to be completely friendly.
    Even before stepping on the track, Usain Bolt caused a stir at the Commonwealth Games.
  • German federation drops amputee jumper from team

    German federation drops amputee jumper from team

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:11:24 GMT
    Germany excluded an amputee long jumper from its team for the European Athletics Championships on Wednesday, saying the athlete's carbon-fiber prosthesis gives him an unfair advantage.
    Germany excluded an amputee long jumper from its team for the European Athletics Championships on Wednesday, saying the athlete's carbon-fiber prosthesis gives him an unfair advantage.
  • Jamaican wins 110 hurdles at Commonwealth Games

    Jamaican wins 110 hurdles at Commonwealth Games

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:02:06 GMT
    It was only a matter of time before a doping scandal hit the Commonwealth Games. This time, it involved a 16-year-old female weightlifting gold medalist from Nigeria.
    Andrew Riley won the 110-meter hurdles gold Tuesday to complement his teammate Kemar Bailey-Cole's 100-meter gold medal on the track at the Commonwealth Games, clinching both high-profile sprint races for Jamaica.
  • Sailors to navigate dirty water in 1st Rio test

    Sailors to navigate dirty water in 1st Rio test

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:28:57 GMT
    Sailors are gathering for the first test event of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, concerned about water pollution in Guanabara Bay that some liken to a sewer.
    Sailors, coaches and the mayor of Rio de Janeiro acknowledge the problem: Guanabara Bay, the venue for sailing at the 2016 Olympics, is badly polluted. Some liken it to a sewer.
  • Marketing agreement an obstacle in US bid for 2024

    Marketing agreement an obstacle in US bid for 2024

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:27:33 GMT
    If Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington is picked to host the 2024 Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee will pay the price for winning. One of its first tasks will be to hand over millions in...
    If Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington is picked to host the 2024 Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee will pay the price for winning. One of its first tasks will be to hand over millions in sponsorships to...
  • Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

    Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:16:08 GMT
    The former majority shareholder in Yukos Oil Company says it has won in excess of $50 billion in a court ruling against Russia.
    Russian President Vladimir Putin's government must pay $50 billion for using tax claims to destroy Yukos, once the country's largest oil producer, and its Kremlin-critical CEO, an international court has ruled.
  • Olympic high jump champion out of Euros

    Olympic high jump champion out of Euros

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:35 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:35:24 GMT
    Russia's team coach says Olympic high jump champion Anna Chicherova will miss next month's European championships in Zurich because of an injury.
    Russia's team coach says Olympic high jump champion Anna Chicherova will miss next month's European championships in Zurich because of an injury.
  • Korean Air chief in line to lead Pyeongchang Games

    Korean Air chief in line to lead Pyeongchang Games

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:48 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:48:39 GMT
    The South Korean businessman who led Pyeongchang's successful bid for the Winter Olympics is set to return as head of the organizing committee for the 2018 Games.
    The South Korean businessman who led Pyeongchang's successful bid for the Winter Olympics is set to return as head of the organizing committee for the 2018 Games.
  • Rule change: Blood and bumps at Commonwealth Games

    Rule change: Blood and bumps at Commonwealth Games

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:13:56 GMT
    It was the first bout of the boxing competition at the Commonwealth Games. Within minutes, one of the fighters had a large lump on his head, and the other had blood streaming down his face.
    It was the first bout of the boxing competition at the Commonwealth Games. Within minutes, Mathew Martin of Nauru had a large lump on his head from a punch. Northern Ireland's Michael Conlan, who won unanimously on...
  • AP NewsBreak: Cities to meet with USOC about 2024

    AP NewsBreak: Cities to meet with USOC about 2024

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:20:24 GMT
    Leaders from the four U.S. cities in the running to bid for the 2024 Summer Games will meet with U.S. Olympic Committee leadership Friday in the first gathering to include representatives from all the major...
    Leaders from the four U.S. cities in the running to bid for the 2024 Summer Games will meet with U.S. Olympic Committee leadership Friday in the first gathering to include representatives from all the major interested...
  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Your Top Plays for Today

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:18 AM EDT2014-07-23 07:18:18 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
  • Pyeongchang's 2018 Olympic committee faced audit

    Pyeongchang's 2018 Olympic committee faced audit

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:01 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:01:16 GMT
    South Korean officials say the organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang has been under investigation over its preparations for the games.
    The organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang has been under investigation over its preparations for the games, South Korean officials said.
  • Olympic leaders back TV channel, bidding changes

    Olympic leaders back TV channel, bidding changes

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-07-20 17:10:25 GMT
    By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer Moving forward on IOC President Thomas Bach's reform process, Olympic leaders backed his proposals Saturday for setting up an Olympic television channel,...
    By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer Moving forward on IOC President Thomas Bach's reform process, Olympic leaders backed his proposals Saturday for setting up an Olympic television channel, reshaping...
  • Fox bid for Time Warner sparks content merger race

    Fox bid for Time Warner sparks content merger race

    Saturday, July 19 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-07-19 18:40:11 GMT
    By The Associated Press Time Warner has rejected a takeover bid from Twenty-First Century Fox and says it has no interest in further discussions with Rupert Murdoch's media entertainment giant.
    Even though Rupert Murdoch's $76 billion bid for rival media giant Time Warner Inc. has been rejected, that doesn't mean how you watch TV shows and movies will stop changing any time soon.
  • Clinton papers: Iraq, bin Laden and Supreme Court

    Clinton papers: Iraq, bin Laden and Supreme Court

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:14:15 GMT
    New records from the Clinton White House show former President Bill Clinton asking his advisers for details on Osama bin Laden after reading a New York Times story. Other files show the White House considering...
    President Bill Clinton's advisers carefully considered how to explain the president's military action against Iraq in 1998 as the House was debating his impeachment, according to records from the Clinton White...
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  • Teen weightlifter stripped of Commonwealth gold

    Teen weightlifter stripped of Commonwealth gold

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-08-01 16:05:36 GMT
    The Commonwealth Games Federation says a 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter's backup doping sample has also come back positive for banned substances.
    A 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter was stripped of her Commonwealth Games gold medal on Friday because of a positive doping test.
  • Williams, Ivanovic reach Bank of West quarters

    Williams, Ivanovic reach Bank of West quarters

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:33:09 GMT
    Venus Williams feels like the hometown girl when she plays at Stanford even though she grew up in Southern California and currently resides in Florida.
    Venus Williams feels like the hometown girl when she plays at Stanford even though she grew up in Southern California and currently resides in Florida.
  • Russia takes in Crimean clubs, Ukraine upset

    Russia takes in Crimean clubs, Ukraine upset

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:27:47 GMT
    Football clubs from the Crimea region annexed by Russia will play in the Russian leagues this season.
    Football clubs from the Crimea region annexed by Russia will play in the Russian leagues this season.
  • InternationalMore>>

  • Ugandan court invalidates anti-gay law

    Ugandan court invalidates anti-gay law

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-08-01 16:07:15 GMT
    A Ugandan court has invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying it was illegally passed and is therefore unconstitutional.
    A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying the measure is illegal because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum.
  • 2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help

    2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-08-01 16:04:18 GMT
    Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from what they say could be long...
    Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from what they say could be long prison...
  • WHO: Ebola moving faster than control efforts

    WHO: Ebola moving faster than control efforts

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:55:19 GMT
    Presidents from the West African countries hit by the Ebola outbreak are meeting with world health leaders to come up with ways to stop the spread of the deadly disease.
    An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than the efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met...
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