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Roger Bannister, who broke the 4-minute mile, dies at 88

LONDON (AP) — Roger Bannister, who as a lanky medical student at Oxford in 1954 electrified the sports world and lifted postwar England's spirits when he became the first athlete to run a mile in unde...

Trump's defense budget boost raises questions on strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) — An essential element is missing from President Donald Trump's plan for boosting the budgets of the U.S. military services by $54 billion in 2018. How, exactly, does the commander in ...

Trump's proposed big military budget no sure thing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans control Congress so President Donald Trump's pledge to boost the Pentagon budget by tens of billions of dollars should be a sure bet. It's not. ...

Trump's plan for spike in defense spending faces big hurdles

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans control Congress so President Donald Trump's pledge to boost the Pentagon budget by tens of billions of dollars should be a sure bet. It's not. ...

Military services detail plans for $30 billion budget boost

WASHINGTON (AP) — Buoyed by President Donald Trump's pledge to rebuild the U.S. armed forces, senior Pentagon officials have delivered to Congress plans for increasing the defense budget by more than ...

WORLD SPORTS at 1330 GMT

TOP STORY: OLY--RUSSIAN DOPING LONDON — A new report into systematic Russian doping details a wide-ranging "institutional conspiracy" that involved more than 1,000 ...

WORLD SPORTS at 0000 GMT

TOP STORY: SOC--CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ROUNDUP ROME — Sevilla and FC Porto grabbed the final two spots in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday, while Juventus...

IOC extends provisional measures against Russia

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Two days before the release of a new report into Russian doping, the IOC on Wednesday extended the provisional sanctions imposed on the country over allegations of systema...

IOC approves venues for 5 new sports in 2020 Tokyo Games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Yokohama Stadium will host the baseball and softball competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Yokohama was among the venues approved Wednesday by the IOC ...

WORLD SPORTS at 1350 GMT

TOP STORIES: SOC--LEIPZIG-BUNDESLIGA LEIPZIG, Germany — Leipzig's rapid ascent through the ranks of German soccer is stoking heated debate on the roles of tradition...

IOC: Rio Olympics were 'most perfect imperfect games'

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A few months after the closing ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, IOC officials have a new tagline for South America's first Olympics: "The most perfect imperfect games." ...

Eurosport to hold exclusive German rights for next 4 games

LONDON (AP) — Eurosport will hold exclusive television rights in Germany for the next four Olympics, shutting out public broadcasters ARD and ZDF. Eurosport will provide coverage in ...

WORLD SPORTS at 1330 GMT

TOP STORY: CAR--F1-ROSBERG-WHAT NEXT ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — After finally getting the better of longtime nemesis Lewis Hamilton and securing his first Fo...

Top Olympic official calls for 'neutral' WADA leader

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The influential head of the world's national Olympic committees has called for a "neutral" leader of the World Anti-Doping Agency, putting in question the future of current presiden...

LA addresses Trump factor; 3 cities make 2024 Olympic pitch

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Los Angeles sought to allay concerns over Donald Trump's election, Paris played up its glamorous venues and Budapest set itself apart as a mid-sized alternative as the three cities ...