Alexa

BC-AP--AP Sports Digest, AP

TOP STORY: OLY--2024 BIDS DOHA, Qatar — The three cities bidding for the 2024 Olympics — Los Angeles, Paris and Budapest, Hungary — make their first public presenta...

WORLD SPORTS at 0000 GMT

TOP STORY: CAR--F1-BRAZILIAN GP SAO PAULO — Lewis Hamilton won Sunday's rain-delayed Brazil Grand Prix at Interlagos, and Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg again settl...

IOC backs Craig Reedie for new 3-year WADA term

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The IOC says it is supporting Craig Reedie's bid for a new three-year term as president of the World Anti-Doping Agency, a move that follows tensions between the two sides over the ...

Gotcha! Science's march nets dopers, rights Olympic wrongs

PARIS (AP) — After a career of athletic success, Kim Gevaert regretted that her kids weren't born when she was in her prime and didn't see the sprinter make history at the Beijing Olympics. A consolat...

WORLD SPORTS at 0000 GMT

TOP STORY: SOC--BALLON D'OR-CANDIDATES PARIS — Leicester forwards Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy will try to break the domination of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronald...

WORLD SPORTS at 1330 GMT

TOP STORY:OLY--IOC MEETINGSRIO DE JANEIRO -- IOC President Thomas Bach is asking the full committee to support the decision to reject a complete ban on Russian athletes for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics...

Russian doping scandal debated at IOC meeting in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- IOC President Thomas Bach is asking the full committee to support the decision to reject a complete ban on Russian athletes for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.Bach opened the Inter...

Bach defends IOC handling of Russian doping scandal

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- IOC President Thomas Bach on Sunday defended the committee's decision not to ban Russia's entire Olympic team and said the country's doping scandal will not damage the credibili...

IOC board to review Rio final preparations, Russia doping

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Less than a week before the opening of the Olympics, IOC leaders will meet in Rio de Janeiro this weekend to review the final preparations for the games and deal with the fallou...

Olympic Channel to launch on Aug. 21 after Rio closing

LONDON (AP) -- The IOC will launch its new Olympic Channel next month following the closing ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Games.The digital channel, which will operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year...

Bach: Absence of top male golfers to be evaluated after Rio

LONDON (AP) -- IOC President Thomas Bach says the absence of many of the top men from the Olympic golf tournament in Rio de Janeiro will be taken into account in evaluating the sport's future in the g...

Kerber holds her own in Wimbledon final against Williams

LONDON (AP) -- Angelique Kerber scrapped and scrambled and pushed Serena Williams to the limit.The German hustled from corner to corner for great gets, crouched low for squat shots, and mixed off-spee...

Wozniacki's miserable year continues with another early loss

LONDON (AP) -- For Caroline Wozniacki, just winning a Grand Slam match these days would be nice.The former No. 1-ranked player came into Wimbledon unseeded at a major for the first time in eight years...

Olympic chiefs open anti-doping summit in wake of Russia ban

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Olympic leaders are meeting to consider further steps to crack down on doping ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in the wake of the ban on Russian track and field athle...

Doping summit to tackle further measures ahead of Rio Games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- With a ban on Russia's track and field athletes already in place, Olympic leaders are looking at further anti-doping measures ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Games.The status...