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LONDON (AP) — Boston and U.S. Olympic leaders will travel to Switzerland next week to sound out the IOC about their struggling candidacy for the 2024 Summer Games amid a leadership shake-up at the top of the bid. The high-level American delegation will be at IOC headquarters in...
PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal could face top-ranked Novak Djokovic in the French Open quarterfinals, the toughest draw the nine-time champion has faced at Roland Garros. Nadal has fallen to No. 7 in the ATP rankings since coming back from injuries, dropping his seeding to sixth, the...
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Thousands of police were on duty at a Pakistani cricket stadium on Friday as cricket fans prepared for the first international game since a terror attack in 2009. Fans waited for tickets in temperatures of 43 degrees Celsius (109 degrees Fahrenheit) and...
PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal could face top-ranked Novak Djokovic in the French Open quarterfinals, the toughest draw the nine-time champion has faced since becoming the "King of Clay." Nadal has fallen to No. 7 in the ATP rankings since coming back from injuries, making him the...
GENEVA (AP) — FIFA has been routinely called "scandal-plagued" for much of Sepp Blatter's 17-year presidential reign. Blatter has never been implicated in personal corruption, but FIFA has often seemed relaxed about wrongdoing linked to senior officials. Ahead of Blatter's bid...
The very day that Serena Williams won this year's Australian Open for her 19th Grand Slam championship, she was thinking ahead. "I would love," Williams said then, "to get to 22." Her next chance to move closer to that goal — equaling Steffi Graf's Open era record for major...
Those notable names of the past, the ones still insisting that NBA playoff offenses must pound the ball inside, have been awfully quiet this week. Perhaps they've finally come to accept that the days of packing the paint are over. In this generation, offense is predicated on...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Race day is all about numbers for Charlie Kimball. He usually checks his blood-glucose level at least five times before climbing into his IndyCar. He follows a strict pre-race diet and uses a special in-car monitor to test his blood-sugar levels. After the...
CHICAGO (AP) — Frederik Andersen made 27 saves, helping Anaheim kill off five power plays, and the Ducks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Thursday night for a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals. Defenseman Simon Despres scored his first career playoff goal in the second...