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  • BC-AP Sports Digest

    The supervisor is Vin Cherwoo, followed by Fred Lief at 9 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, along with the photos that accompany them, also can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com . Reruns are available from the Service...

  • Latest Colorado sports

    ROCKIES-CUBS Wada earns 1st MLB win as Cubs beat Rockies CHICAGO (AP) — Tsuyoshi Wada earned his first big league win, pitching seven strong innings Monday night as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Colorado Rockies 4-1. Anthony Rizzo drove in two runs to back Wada (1-1). In only his third career start in the majors, Wada cut through the...

  • Marketing agreement an obstacle in US bid for 2024

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — 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 the victorious city's newly formed organizing committee. It's one of those costly facts of...

  • BC-OLY--USOC-2024,1st Ld-Writethru

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — 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 the victorious city's newly formed organizing committee. It's one of those costly facts of...

  • Latest Colorado news, sports, business and entertainment

    GAY MARRIAGE-BOULDER Suthers asks Colorado high court to stop Boulder DENVER (AP) — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers is trying again to stop Boulder's clerk from issuing same-sex marriage licenses. Suthers' office filed a motion with the Colorado Supreme Court on Monday asking it to order clerk Hillary Hall to stop providing the...

  • BC-OLY--Rio's First Test,2nd Ld-Writethru

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — 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. The water is filthy after years of untreated waste being poured into the enclosed bay, a mess officials say will take at least a decade to fix....

  • BC-OLY--USOC-2024

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — If Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington are picked to host the 2024 Olympics, one of the U.S. Olympic Committee's first tasks will be to hand over millions in sponsorships to the victorious city's new organizing committee. It's one of those costly facts of life of the Olympics thanks to the Joint...

  • BC-Sports Briefs

    BERGERAC, France (AP) — Ramunas Navardauskas of Lithuania led a late breakaway in a downpour to win the 19th Stage of the Tour de France on Friday after hitching a ride with his Garmin-Sharp teammates. Italy's Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall leader's yellow jersey and is expected to take it home with him when the three-week cycling...

  • BC-COM--Commonwealth Games,2nd Ld-Writethru

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — New Zealand extended its Commonwealth Games winning streak in rugby sevens to 27 matches with a 17-14 win Saturday over Scotland at Ibrox Stadium, the 115-year-old home of Rangers football club. New Zealand led 17-0 with five minutes remaining before the home side pulled close with two late tries and with two New...

  • Olympic celebration kicks off in 'thrilling' fashion for large crowd

    A blustery afternoon gave way to an entertaining evening for the Olympic Downtown Celebration in Colorado Springs Friday, as live music, sports demonstrations and autograph sessions with former Denver Broncos helped kickoff the local start of the Rocky Mountain State Games. Four members of the Xpogo stunt team performed for crowds of hundreds...

  • City leaders talk 2024 with US Olympic Committee

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — City leaders from Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington have met with top executives at the U.S. Olympic Committee to hear about the nuts and bolts of bidding for the 2024 Olympics. Among those attending Friday were Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. Giants owner Larry...

  • Basketball prospect on road to recovery

    It seemed like yesterday when Harry Giles was basketball royalty, getting the kind of treatment reserved for high school stars like LeBron James and Andrew Wiggins. At the age of 16, the 6-foot-9 forward was anointed the next Kevin Garnett, a 15-time NBA All-Star. Giles had it all, and thought he always would. Then, just like that, the king...

  • Country singer Josh Gracin headlines Olympic Downtown Celebration in Colorado Springs

    "American Idol" may have gotten country singer Josh Gracin a foot in the door, but it was up to him to keep the door from shutting. He has succeeded. The ex-Marine, who placed fourth on the TV singing 
competition in 2003, has released four albums and scored several hit singles, including "I Want to Live," "Stay with Me (Brass Bed)" and...

  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide ___ BRAZIL TURNS BACK TO DUNGA AFTER WORLD CUP DRUBBING Brazil has reappointed Dunga as coach of the national team on heels of humiliating exit from World Cup. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/dunga-hired-again-brazil-soccer-coach ___ PYEONGCHANG 2018 OLYMPICS COMMITTEE UNDER INVESTIGATION The...

  • BC-Sports-Top Plays

    Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide ___ BRAZIL TURNS BACK TO DUNGA AFTER WORLD CUP DRUBBING Brazil has reappointed Dunga as coach of the national team on heels of humiliating exit from World Cup. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/dunga-hired-again-brazil-soccer-coach ___ PYEONGCHANG 2018 OLYMPICS COMMITTEE UNDER INVESTIGATION The...

  • Malaysian athletes to wear black armbands

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Malaysian athletes and officials at the Commonwealth Games held a minute's silence at their flag-raising on Tuesday and plan to wear black armbands at the opening ceremony in memory of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash. The crash over Ukraine killed 298 people, including 44 Malaysians. Team spokesman Mohd...

  • BC-COM--Glasgow-Malaysia,1st Ld-Writethru

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Malaysian athletes and officials at the Commonwealth Games held a minute's silence at their flag-raising on Tuesday and plan to wear black armbands at the opening ceremony in memory of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash. The crash over Ukraine killed 298 people, including 44 Malaysians. Team spokesman Mohd...

  • Park to update goat plan after fatal 2010 attack

    SEATTLE (AP) — Four years after a mountain goat fatally gored a hiker in Olympic National Park, officials are looking at ways to manage the goats to protect public safety and the environment. The National Park Service is evaluating preliminary options, including capturing and relocating the goats to the Washington Cascades, increasing hazing...

  • Proposed Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs gets a boost from new agreement with USOC

    Supporters of a proposed downtown U.S. Olympic Museum have signed a 30-year agreement with the Colorado Springs-based U.S. Olympic Committee that will allow the venue to showcase Olympic artifacts and displays, the two organizations announced Thursday. The agreement is crucial because it will lend credibility to efforts to raise millions in...

  • US Olympic pairs skaters Zhang, Bartholomay split

    U.S. Olympic pairs skaters Felicia Zhang and Nathan Bartholomay have ended their partnership. The announcement Wednesday means both American teams that competed in Sochi have split. Two-time U.S. champions Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir said in May they were moving on. Zhang and Bartholomay finished second behind Castelli and Shnapir at...

  • US chooses 19 players for men's basketball roster

    Coach Mike Krzyzewski hopes Derrick Rose's NBA comeback begins in a USA uniform. Even if Rose isn't ready, the Americans have plenty of talent for another run at a world championship. Rose and four returnees from the 2012 Olympic men's basketball champions were among the 19 players selected Monday for this summer's U.S. national team roster....

  • Weekend Sports In Brief

    NEW YORK (AP) — PRO BASKETBALL Carmelo Anthony is remaining with the Knicks, saying he wants "to stay and build here with this city and my team." Anthony made his decision official Sunday with a posting on his website. He writes: "In the end, I am a New York Knick at heart." Anthony explains that he owed it to himself to explore other...

  • BC-SWM--Phelps Comeback,2nd Ld-Writethru

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Michael Phelps' form deserted him Sunday night. Phelps, winner of 18 Olympic golds and 22 medals overall, was beaten by Yannick Agnel in the 100-meter freestyle at the Bulldog Grand Slam. Agnel, who won two gold medals for France at the 2012 London Olympics and trains with Phelps at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club, won...

  • BC-SWM--Phelps Comeback,1st Ld-Writethru

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Michael Phelps' form deserted him Sunday night. Phelps, winner of 18 Olympic golds and 22 medals overall, was beaten by Yannick Agnel in the 100-meter freestyle at the Bulldog Grand Slam. Agnel, who won two gold medals for France at the 2012 London Olympics and trains with Phelps at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club, won...

  • BC-SWM--Thorpe,5th Ld-Writethru

    SYDNEY (AP) — Five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Ian Thorpe for the first time publicly confirmed that he is gay during a television interview on Sunday, ending years of speculation about his sexuality. Thorpe, who had long denied that he was gay, told British talk show host Michael Parkinson in an interview broadcast on Australia's...

  • Ian Thorpe reveals he is gay in interview

    SYDNEY (AP) — Five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Ian Thorpe for the first time publicly confirmed that he is gay during a television interview on Sunday, ending years of speculation about his sexuality. Thorpe, who had long denied that he was gay, told British talk show host Michael Parkinson in an interview broadcast on Australia's...

  • BC-SWM--Thorpe,4th Ld-Writethru

    SYDNEY (AP) — Five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Ian Thorpe for the first time publicly confirmed that he is gay during a television interview on Sunday, ending years of speculation about his sexuality. Thorpe, who had long denied that he was gay, told British talk show host Michael Parkinson in an interview broadcast on Australia's...

  • Phelps edges Lochte in 100 backstroke

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — For the second consecutive night, Michael Phelps saw a number he liked. Phelps won the 100-meter backstroke on Saturday at the Bulldog Grand Slam, edging Ryan Lochte in another encouraging performance in his comeback. Phelps, who retired after the last Olympics and stayed away from the pool for more than a year, finished...

  • BC-SOC--WCup-Rousseff

    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil has proved its doubters wrong by putting on a highly successful World Cup, President Dilma Rousseff said on the eve of the tournament's final match between Germany and Argentina this weekend. Concerns that stadiums and airports wouldn't be ready or that protests would disrupt soccer's premiere event dogged...

  • BC-SOC--WCup-Rousseff,1st Ld-Writethru

    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — President Dilma Rousseff said Friday that on the eve of the World Cup's final match this weekend, her country has proved doubters of Brazil's ability to organize a big event wrong. Despite widespread concerns before the tournament, the World Cup has widely been hailed as a sporting success and the hundreds of...

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