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  • Japan scales back Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium plans

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s government has approved a plan to reduce the seating and slash the construction cost of the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after public opposition to the initial design. The…

  • Savannah State lockdown lifted; 1 injured in shooting

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Campus police are investigating after a shooting at Savannah State University that left one person injured and prompted a lockdown. Loretta Heyward, a spokeswoman for the Georgia university, tells The Associated…

  • Phillies lose to Mets 9-5 in 13 innings for 4-game sweep

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies are thrilled the New York Mets are leaving town. Daniel Murphy hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the 13th inning after making a spectacular defensive play to end the…

  • The Latest: Eaton leads decathlon after 3 events at worlds

    BEIJING (AP) — The Latest from the IAAF world championships (all times local): ___ 12:45 p.m. Defending champion Ashton Eaton leads the decathlon after three events with 2,830 points, including a world championship record in…

  • US group urges China to open insurance, securities markets

    BEIJING (AP) — An American business group urged China on Friday to allow more access to its insurance and other service industries, saying foreign skills could help develop its volatile stock markets and cope with…

  • Programs run into pitfalls with fining college players

    Take away game tickets for missing class. Hold back a bowl gift for being late. Maybe even dock a player his $15 per diem for skipping study hall. For years, college football coaches have been…

  • Australian survivor of WWII ‘Great Escape’ dies aged 101

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Paul Royle, an Australian pilot who took part in a mass breakout from a German prisoner of war camp during World War II that is remembered as The Great Escape, has…

  • Murphy leads Mets to sweep of Phillies, 9-5 in 13 innings

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Daniel Murphy’s offense and defense helped the New York Mets remain on a roll. Murphy hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the 13th inning after making a spectacular defensive play to end…

  • Cal hires Andre Carter as student assistant coach

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Former California and NFL star Andre Carter has returned to the Golden Bears’ football program as a student assistant coach. Head coach Sonny Dykes said Thursday that Carter will assist with…

  • Arizona League

    Central Division W L Pct. GB Dodgers 16 11 .593 1½ Reds 14 12 .538 3 x-White Sox 13 13 .500 4 Brewers 11 15 .423 6 Indians 10 16 .385 7 East Division W…

  • Northwest League

    North Division W L Pct. GB Everett (Mariners) 17 12 .586 — Vancouver (Blue Jays) 13 15 .464 3½ x-Tri-City (Padres) 12 16 .429 4½ Spokane (Rangers) 11 17 .393 5½ South Division W L…

  • Northwest League

    North Division W L Pct. GB Everett (Mariners) 17 12 .586 — Vancouver (Blue Jays) 13 15 .464 3½ x-Tri-City (Padres) 12 16 .429 4½ Spokane (Rangers) 11 16 .407 5 South Division W L…

  • Melvin Upton Jr. throws out 2 and triples, Nats lose 4-2

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Melvin Upton Jr. gave the Padres help on both offense and defense Thursday night. It just was not enough to get San Diego a win. Upton threw out one runner at the…

  • Arizona League

    Central Division W L Pct. GB Dodgers 16 10 .615 1 Reds 14 12 .538 3 x-White Sox 13 13 .500 4 Brewers 11 15 .423 6 Indians 10 16 .385 7 East Division W…

  • Elias, Mariners fall short against White Sox

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Seattle Mariners had their chances against Carlos Rodon and the Chicago White Sox. They just couldn’t convert. Roenis Elias pitched into the seventh inning and Franklin Gutierrez hit a two-run homer…