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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2016, file photo, United States' Kerri Walsh Jennings reacts while playing Brazil during the women's beach volleyball bronze medal match of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The five-time Olympian has announced plans for her new beach volleyball circuit that will bring a sports and music festival to eight cities. The p1440 series will open in September in San Jose, California, and then over the next four months visit Las Vegas, San Diego and Huntington Beach, California. Four stops in early 2019 are planned, including Chicago; the others were not announced. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
April 19, 2018 - 4:26 pm
Five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings has announced plans for her new beach volleyball circuit that will bring a sports and music festival to eight cities. The p1440 series will open in September in San Jose, California, and then over the next four months visit Las Vegas, San Diego and Huntington...
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FILE – In this Sept. 14, 2017, file photo, Ma'lik Richmond, center, of Steubenville, Ohio, and his attorney Susan Stone, left, walk out of U.S. District Court in Youngstown, Ohio. An Ohio judge has scheduled a Thursday, April 19, 2018, hearing about whether Richmond, a high school and college football player convicted as a juvenile of raping a 16-year-old girl during an alcohol-fueled party, should be removed from the state's sex offender listings. (AP Photo/Dake Kang, File)
April 19, 2018 - 3:46 pm
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A judge has heard arguments about whether a man convicted as a juvenile of raping a 16-year-old girl should be removed from Ohio's sex offender registry. Judge Thomas Lipps held the hearing Thursday in Juvenile Court in Steubenville to consider the request of former...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich looks down in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, in Denver. The NBA is paying tribute to the wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. Erin Popovich died Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 67, the team said. Her death came after a long illness, the San Antonio Express-News reported. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 19, 2018 - 2:18 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Latest on the San Antonio Spurs and coach Gregg Popovich, whose wife died at 67 (all times local): 1 p.m. San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker says he has always viewed coach Gregg Popovich and his wife, Erin, as like his mom and dad. Parker broke in to the NBA when he was 19...
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President Indian Olympic Association Narinder Dhruv Batra attend a press conference with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach in New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 19, 2018. During his two-day long stay, Bach is scheduled to meet Indian Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore and newly elected Indian Olympic Association office bearers. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
April 19, 2018 - 2:06 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian Olympic Association says it will bid for three major sporting events — the 2026 Youth Olympics, the 2030 Asian Games and the 2032 Summer Olympics. The bidding process for the 2026 Youth Olympics is likely to start in 2020. Thailand has also expressed interest in hosting...
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FILE - In this Sunday, April 8, 2018 file photo Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts after defeating Germany's Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 during a World Group Quarter final Davis Cup tennis match between Spain and Germany at the bullring in Valencia, Spain. For now, Nadal doesn’t see himself skipping Wimbledon the way Roger Federer has the French Open. The two veterans are back at the top of world tennis, with Nadal needing to win this week’s Monte Carlo Masters to avoid losing his top ranking once again to Federer in their seemingly eternal battle for tennis supremacy. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz, File)
April 19, 2018 - 1:56 pm
MONACO (AP) — Rafael Nadal remains on course to retain his Monte Carlo Masters title and won't have Novak Djokovic standing in his way. The top-ranked Nadal beat big-hitting Russian Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-2 on Friday to reach the quarterfinals, clinching victory with a clinical smash at the net...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 file photo, England's Morgan Gibbs White, right, and Rhian Brewster follow the ball during the FIFA U-17 World Cup semifinal match against Brazil in Kolkata, India. FIFA on Thursday, April 19, 2018 has closed a racism investigation that involved a Spain player and an England opponent from the Under-17 World Cup final. FIFA says its disciplinary panel dismissed the charge against the Spanish player because of a “lack of sufficient evidence that could corroborate the English player’s claim.” England striker Rhian Brewster reported overhearing teammate Morgan Gibbs-White being called a “monkey” during the team’s 5-2 win over Spain in India last October. (AP Photo/Bikas Das, file)
April 19, 2018 - 1:11 pm
FIFA's willingness to prosecute any racism complaints at the World Cup in Russia was questioned by activists Thursday after the governing body dropped a case from the final of the Under-17 edition without taking action. England striker Rhian Brewster reported overhearing teammate Morgan Gibbs-White...
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Kenya's Daniel Wanjiru, left, and Eliud Kipchoge pose for a picture in front of Tower Bridge during the media day at the Tower Hotel, London, Thursday, April 19, 2018. London marathon will be raced Sunday. (Steven Paston/PA via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 12:07 pm
LONDON (AP) — London Marathon runners have been urged to reconsider dressing up in fancy costumes because Sunday's race is set to be the warmest on record. Forecasts indicate sunshine and a temperature of 23 degrees Celsius (74 F), beating the previous high of 22.2 in 2007. Extra water, ice,...
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April 19, 2018 - 11:18 am
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University has named two faculty athletic representatives, replacing one who resigned over the school's handling of a sexual abuse scandal involving disgraced ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar. The university announced Thursday Bonnie Knutson and Michael...
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April 19, 2018 - 10:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles will head to England's home of soccer when they take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in one of four NFL international games next season. Jacksonville, which fell in the AFC title game to New England before the Eagles beat the Patriots for the...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2015, file photo, former NBA player Scottie Pippen watches an NCAA college basketball game in Nashville, Tenn. Authorities in rural Arkansas are investigating the theft of more than $50,000 worth of equipment from a farm in Hamburg, Ark., owned by Pippen. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
April 19, 2018 - 9:00 am
HAMBURG, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in rural Arkansas are investigating the theft of more than $50,000 worth of equipment from a farm owned by former NBA star Scottie Pippen. Investigator Mark Griever of the Ashley County Sheriff's Office says two tractors were stolen from the farm in Hamburg, about...
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