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  • BC-Sports-Top Plays

    Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide ___ GIANTS SHUT OUT PIRATES 8-0 San Francisco Giants shut out Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 in wild-card game, advance to division series vs. Washington Nationals....

  • IOC on Rio: 'Lot of progress' but schedule 'tight'

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Preparations for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have made "a lot of progress" in the last six months but the schedule "remains tight," the head of the IOC's inspection team said Wednesday. Nawal El Moutawakel, who ended a three-day visit to Rio, was upbeat...

  • BC-OLY--Rio 2016-Inspectors,1st Ld-Writethru

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The head of the International Olympic Committee inspection team said Wednesday that preparations for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have made "a lot of progress" in the last six months. Nawal El Moutawakel, who ended a three-day visit to Rio, said "the...

  • BC-AP Sports Digest

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    The supervisor is Rick Freeman, followed by John Nicholson at 5 p.m. and Vinay Cherwoo at 1 a.m. The New York sports desk can be reached at 800 845-8450, ext. 1630. Sports Photos, ext. 1918; graphics, ext. 7636; agate, ext. 1635. AP stories, and the photos that accompany them, also can...

  • BC-OLY--Rio 2016-Inspectors

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The head of the International Olympic Committee inspection team says that preparations for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics have made "a lot of progress" in the last six months. Nawal El Moutawakel, who ended a three-day visit to Rio on Wednesday, said "the...

  • BC-FIG--Russian Injuries,1st Ld-Writethru

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    The Russian Figure Skating Federation says Olympic champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov will miss this year's Grand Prix events due to injury. The federation said Trankov was suffering from a shoulder injury which had "prevented (him and Volosozhar) from preparing for the...

  • BC-OLY--Oslo 2022 Bid,2nd Ld-Writethru

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    OSLO, Norway (AP) — Oslo said it has dropped its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics after the Norwegian government declined Wednesday to provide financial backing, a move which leaves just two cities in a race that has been decimated by withdrawals. Members of the ruling Conservative...

  • US women rout Angola 119-44 finish pool play 3-0

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Brittney Griner was a little surprised. Moments after the U.S. had just beaten Angola in the most lopsided victory in team history at the world championship, the players from the African nation wanted to take photos with the Americans. The Angola team was so excited...

  • Olympian Michael Phelps arrested again on DUI charge

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    Michael Phelps was arrested for driving under the influence in Maryland early this morning ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ Sports.  We do not know the details of the arrest -- but we're told cops are preparing a statement and are expected to address the media...

  • BC-OLY--USOC-Sex Abuse,1st Ld-Writethru

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — The head of the U.S. Olympic Committee has serious concerns when it comes to funding an independent agency to investigate sex-abuse claims inside Olympic sports. "I'd be lying to say I'm unequivocally confident that we can raise the $15 million we need to raise," CEO...

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