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FIFA Council member Wolfgang Niersbach to appeal 1-year ban


Associated Press

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Wolfgang Niersbach, a member of FIFA's governing council, will appeal his one-year ban over Germany's 2006 World Cup bid. Niersbach tells the...full story
updated 2016-07-27 09:01 PM
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FIFA Council member Wolfgang Niersbach to appeal 1-year ban

Associated Press

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Wolfgang Niersbach, a member of FIFA's governing council, will appeal his one-year ban over Germany's 2006 World Cup bid. Niersbach tells the....Fullstory

2016-07-27 09:01 PM

Russia's fencing team cleared to compete at Rio Olympics

Associated Press

LONDON (AP) -- Russian fencers has been cleared to compete at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after the sport's governing body found no grounds to....Fullstory

2016-07-27 07:23 PM

Tokyo organizers face more cost increases for 2020 Olympics

Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) -- While Rio Olympic organizers are under immense pressure to finish preparations before Aug. 5, their Tokyo counterparts are already facing skyrocketing costs....Fullstory

2016-07-27 04:22 PM

TUESDAY'S MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

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2016-07-27 02:22 PM

Bouchard earns 3-set victory in Montreal

Associated Press

MONTREAL (AP) -- Eugenie Bouchard thrilled her hometown crowd with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (3) victory over Lucie Safarova in the opening round of the....Fullstory

2016-07-27 09:22 AM

Stenson's search for perfection doesn't end with a major
By DOUG FERGUSON
Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) -- Henrik Stenson was baking in the hot sun of Baltusrol, chipping out of the thick grass in the short-game area until....Fullstory

2016-07-27 09:22 AM

Olympic boxers to fight without headgear, worry about cuts
By GREG BEACHAM
Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Although Antonio Vargas still thinks about the cut that nearly ended his Olympic dream, his unprotected head will be clear....Fullstory

2016-07-27 06:22 AM

Golf Glance
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

All Times Eastern PGA OF AMERICA PGA CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Springfield, N.J. Course: Baltusrol GC (Lower Course). Yardage: 7,462. Par: 70. Purse: TBA (Last year: $10 million). Television: CBS Sports (Saturday-Sunday, 2-7....Fullstory

2016-07-27 03:22 AM

NCAA rules Florida's Gak ineligible to play in 2016-17

Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida center Gorjok Gak will not be eligible to play as a freshman next season. The Gators announced Tuesday that the NCAA....Fullstory

2016-07-27 03:22 AM

1st test: Sri Lanka vs. Australia scoreboard

Associated Press

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Scoreboard at stumps Wednesday on the rain-shortened second day of the first cricket test against Sri Lanka at Pallekele International....Fullstory

2016-07-27 07:23 PM

Sri Lanka dismiss Australia for 203 in 1st innings

Associated Press

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Spinners Rangana Herath and Lakshan Sandakan took four wickets each as Sri Lanka dismissed Australia for 203 in its first....Fullstory

2016-07-27 06:22 PM

Sonny Bill Williams targets an Olympic gold for New Zealand
By STEVE McMORRAN
Associated Press

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Sonny Bill Williams passes for a superstar in this part of the world where rugby holds a rare pre-eminence over....Fullstory

2016-07-27 02:22 PM

Eight's just enough for Aussie rowers as they head to Rio

Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Better late than never for the Australian women's eights rowing team at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, even if they'll have....Fullstory

2016-07-27 02:22 PM

Olympics present problem in US qualifying for Ryder Cup
By DOUG FERGUSON
Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) -- The Olympics has thrown another wrinkle into the golf schedule, this one affecting the American team for the Ryder Cup. The PGA....Fullstory

2016-07-27 09:22 AM

Spain's Villarreal signs Brazilian striker Pato

Associated Press

MADRID (AP) -- Brazilian club Corinthians says it has agreed to transfer striker Alexandre Pato to Villarreal in Spain. Corinthians says on its club website that....Fullstory

2016-07-27 06:22 AM

Masters champ Danny Willett eyes greener pastures at PGA
By TOM CANAVAN
Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) -- Since winning the Masters, Danny Willett has taken his green jacket to Wimbledon, thrown out the first pitch at a New....Fullstory

2016-07-27 03:22 AM

Authorities: Van in crash with Cowboys bus failed to yield

Associated Press

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) -- Authorities say a van that collided with a Dallas Cowboys staff bus at an Arizona highway intersection failed to yield the....Fullstory

2016-07-27 03:22 AM

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