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Neven Ilic of Chile elected head of Pan Am sports body

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:27:49 -0400

PUNTA DEL ESTE, Uruguay (AP) - Neven Ilic of Chile has been elected president of the Pan American Sports Organization, defeating Carlos Nuzman of Brazil and Joaquin Puello of the Dominican Republic.

Ilic, president of Chile's Olympic committee, won Wednesday in the second round of voting, defeating Puello 26-25. Nuzman ...

Ravens have plenty of needs and many options with 16th pick

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:27:13 -0400

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - The Baltimore Ravens moved quickly in free agency to enhance a defense that faltered in the latter stage of a disappointing 8-8 season.

General manager Ozzie Newsome fortified the backfield by signing cornerback Brandon Carr and safety Tony Jefferson. He also retained free agent nose ...

Attorney: Officials denied Hernandez's request for cellmate

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:12:33 -0400

BOSTON (AP) - A jailhouse friend of Aaron Hernandez says prison officials denied the former NFL star's request for a cellmate months before he hanged himself.

David Wedge, a spokesman for Kyle Kennedy's attorney, said Wednesday the two inmates at the maximum security prison in Shirley, Massachusetts, had asked to ...

Stars' Seguin has shoulder surgery, should be ready for camp

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:52:52 -0400

DALLAS (AP) - Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin has had surgery to repair the labrum in his right shoulder and should be ready for training camp in September.

The team said Seguin had the procedure Tuesday and was expected to make a full recovery in four months.

The 25-year-old Seguin ...

NC State's Keatts building for 'long haul' with Wolfpack

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:49:02 -0400

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - New North Carolina State coach Kevin Keatts is getting to know the players he inherited and pursuing recruits who can thrive in his style of play.

He's prepared to wait, too, instead of loading up the roster with recruits or transfers who aren't the right fit ...

AP source: Raiders agree to deal with Marshawn Lynch

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:44:37 -0400

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have agreed to a two-year contract to bring running back Marshawn Lynch out of retirement.

A person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press that the sides have agreed on the terms pending a physical for Lynch on Wednesday. The person spoke ...

Troubled career of banned soccer player Joey Barton

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:18:10 -0400

LONDON (AP) - Joey Barton has been suspended from all football activity for 18 months with immediate effect after the Burnley midfielder admitted to a Football Association misconduct charge related to betting.

It is the latest incident in the 34-year-old Barton's troubled career:

Dec. 2004: While at Manchester City, Barton ...

Court hears arguments for releasing 38 Studios records

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:08:43 -0400

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The fight over whether to release secret grand jury records in the criminal investigation into Rhode Island's $75 million deal with a video game company started by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling landed in a courtroom Wednesday before a judge who will decide whether to ...

Livestrong revenue dropped again in 2015, trending up now

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:03:32 -0400

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Livestrong cancer charity saw a fundraising and contributions nosedive in 2015 for a third straight year after founder Lance Armstrong's performance-enhancing drug scandal.

Livestrong's most recent federal financial disclosures obtained by The Associated Press show sharp declines in contributions, revenue and assets in in 2015. ...

Sunderland manager Moyes charged by English FA

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:02:02 -0400

LONDON (AP) - The English Football Association has charged Sunderland manager David Moyes for his comments to a female reporter.

The incident happened following a BBC interview after Moyes' last-place Premier League team drew at Burnley in March.

The FA says "it is alleged the Sunderland manager's remarks were improper ...

Amelie Mauresmo announces birth of 2nd child

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:58:05 -0400

PARIS (AP) - Former top-ranked tennis player Amelie Mauresmo has given birth to a second child.

Mauresmo, who stepped down as France's Fed Cup captain last year when she announced her pregnancy, posted a picture of her children's hands with the caption: "Aaron and Ayla finally met on April 20! ...

Pittsburgh's Downtown for sale, but no retailers are buying

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:41:10 -0400

PITTSBURGH (AP) - After 21 years in Downtown, Denim Xpress on Wood Street recently closed for good, done in partly by online shopping and a lack of foot traffic.

"It's very hard to compete with Amazon and all the online," co-owner Eitan Solomon said.

It's a common refrain these days, ...

Shanghai reaches knockout stage of Asian Champions League

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:38:52 -0400

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Hulk and Oscar scored a goal each Wednesday to lead Shanghai SIPG over FC Seoul 4-2 and into the second round of the Asian Champions League.

Hulk equalized for the hosts after the South Korean team took an early lead. Oscar scored late to complete ...

Plans move forward for bike sharing system in Detroit

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:16:15 -0400

DETROIT (AP) - Plans are moving forward for a bike sharing system in Detroit that will include more than 40 stations in 10 neighborhoods.

Those involved in the effort announced Wednesday that the Detroit Bike Share system will be known as "MoGo." The "Mo" in "MoGo" is a reference to ...

Joey Barton banned for 18 months for betting on soccer

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:15:05 -0400

LONDON (AP) - Premier League player Joey Barton has been banned for 18 months after placing 1,260 bets on soccer over the last 11 years, including games he played in.

The 34-year-old midfielder says the sanction by the English Football Association "effectively forces me into an early retirement from playing ...

Stockholm drops bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:05:57 -0400

STOCKHOLM (AP) - The city of Stockholm won't bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics.

Stockholm Mayor Karin Wanngard, the city official in charge of finances, said Wednesday that the decision was made because the International Olympic Committee will not immediately be able to report how big the financial contribution to ...

'Baywatch's' Dwayne Johnson just wants to entertain you

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:39:00 -0400

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In 2000, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was trying to break into Hollywood. He was off to an OK start. The pro-wrestler already had a following, a role in "The Mummy Returns" and high-wattage charm. He also had no acting experience, no idea how Hollywood worked, and, ...

Former Parkston prep coach sentenced for stealing from team

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:08:56 -0400

OLIVET, S.D. (AP) - A Sioux Falls man convicted of embezzling from the Parkston High School football team while serving as coach will spend about 2 ½ months in jail.

Thirty-year-old Tony Axtell pleaded no contest in February to embezzling about $9,500 in the fall of 2015.

The team's checking ...

Wales defender Taylor banned for 2 games for harsh tackle

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:06:07 -0400

ZURICH (AP) - Wales defender Neil Taylor has been banned for two World Cup qualifying games for a red-card tackle that broke the leg of an Ireland opponent.

The Welsh soccer federation said Wednesday that the FIFA disciplinary panel imposed the ban. Taylor, who plays for Swansea, will miss matches ...

Chris Coghlan scores with an incredible leap over Yadier Molina to be safe at home plate

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:04:12 -0400

There's always talk of athletes making the leap in sports, but Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Chris Coghlan took it literally. 

In the seventh inning, Coghlan scored on an incredible leap Tuesday, jumping over St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina in the Blue Jay's 6-5 win over the Cardinals.

Coghlan was ...