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  • South Sudan gains Olympic status, cleared for Rio

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — South Sudan received official recognition from the IOC on Sunday, allowing the world’s newest nation to send a team under its own flag to next year’s Olympics in Rio de…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Obama to unveil final power plant emissions limits Monday; mandate steeper cuts than expected NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than…

  • AP Top Olympic News At 5:30 a.m. EDT

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  • More online, more on mobile: advertising executive to IOC

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A leading advertising executive told the IOC on Sunday that the Olympic body needs to stay relevant with the younger generation and concentrate more of its content on the Internet…

  • American League

    East Division W L Pct GB New York 58 45 .563 — Baltimore 53 50 .515 5 Toronto 53 52 .505 6 Tampa Bay 51 54 .486 8 Boston 47 58 .448 12 Central Division…

  • National League

    East Division W L Pct GB Washington 54 48 .529 — New York 54 50 .519 1 Atlanta 46 58 .442 9 Miami 42 62 .404 13 Philadelphia 41 64 .390 14½ Central Division W…

  • WADA to investigate new doping allegations in athletics

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency is alarmed by “wild allegations'” made by two European media outlets of widespread suspicious drug tests in track and field, and is asking an independent body…

  • Rousey crushes Correia to defend her title at UFC 190

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It’s not a good idea to give Ronda Rousey some extra motivation. Hurt by comments about her family and moved by the death of a close friend and idol, Rousey…

  • First race back for Triple Crown winners usually a success

    OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — American Pharoah will attempt to do what many Triple Crown champions have done throughout history — win the first race after victories in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes. Racing’s…

  • Kah scores 2 goals to lead Vancouver past Seattle, 3-0

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Vancouver Whitecaps began two months of seeing their Cascadia rivals to the south with potentially their most impressive victory of the season. Meanwhile, the Seattle Sounders losing spiral continued even with…

  • Seahawks finalize contract extension with LB Bobby Wagner

    SEATTLE (AP) — Right on the heels of signing quarterback Russell Wilson to a contract extension, the Seattle Seahawks have locked up All-Pro middle linebacker Bobby Wagner. The Seahawks and Wagner finalized a four-year contract…

  • Northwest League

    North Division W L Pct. GB x-Tri-City (Padres) 4 2 .667 — Everett (Mariners) 3 3 .500 1 Spokane (Rangers) 2 4 .333 2 Vancouver (Blue Jays) 2 4 .333 2 South Division W L…

  • Arena Football League

    All Times EDT NATIONAL CONFERENCE West Division W L T Pct PF PA y-Arizona 13 4 0 .765 936 787 Las Vegas 5 11 1 .324 708 859 Los Angeles 4 13 0 .235 686…

  • Pence home as Giants rally 9-7, ruin Hamels’ debut in Texas

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Hunter Pence’s homecoming and San Francisco’s big bats trumped Cole Hamels’ debut in Texas. Pence had a game-tying RBI single with two outs in the eighth inning, three batters after Hamels…