• Questions remain after Boston's 2024 Olympics bid ends

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics flamed out in spectacular fashion this week, with local organizers and the U.S. Olympic Committee deciding to part ways after the mayor and Massachusetts' governor refused to be rushed into a decision putting taxpayers on the hook...

  • Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics

    Updated: 5 min ago

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city awarded both the winter and summer games. Beijing narrowly defeated Almaty, Kazakhstan, in a vote of the International Olympic Committee. The vote was surprisingly...

  • Astros, Blue Jays add pieces in trades to make playoff push

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — With mere hours until the trade deadline, the Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays have sent a clear message that they're going for it — making big moves to try and propel their teams into the playoffs for the first time in a long time. The Astros haven't reached the...

  • Cowboys' Bryant says he's a changed man money can't change

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Dez Bryant took a couple of long pauses, first to search for a way to describe how he has matured and then to find the right word to describe skeptics who think he hasn't changed at all. The Dallas Cowboys All-Pro receiver could relax on the first day of training...

  • With baseball's 2nd-worst record, a lost season for Marlins

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Ace right-hander Jose Fernandez is unbeaten and perhaps stronger than ever after recovering from elbow surgery. Giancarlo Stanton remains one of baseball's top power hitters. Dee Gordon is among the game's leaders in batting average and stolen bases. Adeiny Hechavarria has...

  • LEADING OFF: Cueto set to make Royals' debut at Toronto

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: DEBUT TIME: Johnny Cueto, obtained from Cincinnati, makes his Kansas City Royals' debut when he starts at Toronto. Cueto, 7-6 with a 2.62 ERA for the Reds, is 2-0 with a 3.86 ERA in two starts against the Blue Jays....

  • Hamels' trade to Rangers being finalized, expected Friday

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cole Hamels' locker was still intact in Philadelphia's clubhouse, as was Matt Harrison's in Texas' locker room. The left-handed pitchers won't officially trade places until Friday. Details were still being finalized late Thursday night for the expected...

  • Giants get RH Mike Leake from Reds for another playoff run

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — After whiffing on Cole Hamels, the San Francisco Giants got starter Mike Leake from the Cincinnati Reds for a pair of prospects on Thursday night. The defending World Series champions acquired one of the hottest pitchers in the majors. The 27-year-old Leake has...

  • Brewers lose 5-2 to Cubs

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers lost two key players in a trade right before the game, and almost got the win anyway. The bullpen just couldn't hold on. Jimmy Nelson pitched seven innings of two-hit ball for Milwaukee, but Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run homer off Will Smith to...

  • Carrasco goes the distance in Indians' 3-1 victory

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Carlos Carrasco made a few adjustments between starts and it made all the difference. Carrasco threw a two-hitter, Carlos Santana hit a two-run homer and the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 on Thursday night. Carrasco said he moved his arm slot...

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