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LONDON (AP) — Detectives are investigating allegations that a British player at the Wimbledon tennis tournament was poisoned, after she fell ill with a bacterial infection that can be spread through rat urine, London's Metropolitan Police said Thursday. Gabriella Taylor was...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Olympic roommates Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte maintain a relaxed vibe at the athletes' village. There's an ongoing card game in their suite and they amuse themselves with endless Snapchat sessions. It'll be all business on Thursday night. They'll race...
NEW YORK (AP) — By the time Alex Rodriguez collects his last payment as a player from the Yankees next year, he will have received $317,368,852 from New York, according to a review of his contracts by The Associated Press. Luxury tax caused by his deal totaled another $132...
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox star David Ortiz left Wednesday night's game against the New York Yankees in pain after fouling a pitch off his right shin. Boston said X-rays were negative. The 40-year-old designated hitter, who has announced he will retire after this season, fouled a 98...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Fabian Cancellara couldn't imagine competing at the highest level of cycling another eight years, which is how long it would take him to match American rider Kristin Armstrong's longevity. "No, definitely not," the Swiss rider said. "I mean, 35 or 44 or...
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox star David Ortiz left Wednesday night's game against the New York Yankees in pain after fouling a pitch off his right shin. Boston said X-rays were negative. The 40-year-old designated hitter, who has announced he will retire after this season, fouled a 98...
BOSTON (AP) — Benched from the starting lineup once again as his finale approaches, Alex Rodriguez pinch hit and flied out in the seventh inning of the New York Yankees' 9-4 comeback win against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night. Red Sox star David Ortiz limped off in the...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — April Ross was so excited to finish the preliminary round of the Olympic beach volleyball tournament unbeaten that she took a victory lap around the Copacabana court, slapping hands with fans as she ran. Her partner, Kerri Walsh Jennings, spun around in...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Carmelo Anthony and Kyrie Irving had the answers in the first test for the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team. Anthony scored 31 points on the night he became the U.S. men's Olympic career scoring leader, combining with Irving for all the Americans' baskets...