APNewsBreak: Cubs-Cards set for London on June 13-14 in 2020

Baseball 05/30/19, 01:24

The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals are set to play at London next season in a two-game series at West Ham's Olympic Stadium on June 13 and 14.St. Louis will be the home team for both games, according to a draft of the 2020 preliminary schedule obtained by The ...

Tokyo Olympics end 1st ticketing phase for Japan residents

Sports 05/29/19, 02:47

Olympic organizers say millions of Japan residents have shown interest in buying tickets for next year's Tokyo 2020 Games.Organizers closed the first phase of ticket applications on Wednesday for Japan residents, and applicants will be told on June 20 what tickets they have been allocated through a lottery system.Organizers extended ...

Update: Boston defensemen lead charge in Game 1

Sports 05/27/19, 22:03

The Latest on the Stanley Cup Final (all times local):11 p.m.Forty-nine years after Boston's Bobby Orr flew through the air following his Stanley Cup-clinching goal against St. Louis, Bruins defensemen Connor Clifton and Charlie McAvoy played a huge role in a Game 1 win over the Blues.Both scored in the ...

Bettman says NHL will consider expanding video review

Sports 05/27/19, 21:00

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Monday the league will consider expanded video review after some high-profile missed calls during the playoffs.During his annual speech prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, Bettman said general managers will discuss potential expansion of video review next month. He didn't even wait ...

Rio champion Nurudinov DQ’d from London Olympics for doping

Sports 05/27/19, 08:41

A weightlifting gold medalist at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics has been disqualified from the 2012 London Games for doping.The Court of Arbitration for Sport's new anti-doping tribunal stripped Ruslan Nurudinov of fourth place in London in the 105-kilogram weight class, the CAS said Monday .Nurudinov, from Uzbekistan, later ...

Soccer club president latest tie to French corruption probe

Sports 05/25/19, 01:03

The president of French soccer champion Paris Saint-Germain is the latest sports official implicated in a sprawling five-year corruption probe that keeps spreading.Prosecutors in France have implicated Nasser al-Khelaifi — who leads Qatar-owned PSG, is chairman of Qatar-owned broadcaster beIN Sports, and sits on the executive committee of European soccer ...

Rapinoe kicks FIFA, says women’s soccer not treated equally

Sports 05/24/19, 16:10

U.S. star Megan Rapinoe gave FIFA some kicks two weeks ahead of the World Cup, maintaining the sport's top executives are not doing enough to close a huge gender disparity in investment."They have essentially unlimited resources. I don't think that it's really been a huge change at all," the 33-year-old ...

Italian bid edges Swedish rival in 2026 Olympic host study

Sports 05/24/19, 06:58

The Italian bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo looked stronger than the Stockholm-Are project in an IOC analysis of the candidates published Friday.Polling by the International Olympic Committee, which typically looks to get a warm welcome from host nations, showed "83% support in Italy" ...

Is it a Cricket World Cup if much of the world is missing?

Sports 05/23/19, 18:18

All the usual suspects have gathered for the World Cup at the home of cricket, and yet something is missing.The rest of the world.When the first ball is bowled at The Oval on Thursday, only 10 teams will be vying to be world champion, the smallest number since 1992.Bangladesh's Mashrafe ...

Olympic official reassures sports federations about cuts

Sports 05/23/19, 06:48

An Olympic official has made a guarantee that should please the heads of world sports federations who are concerned that Tokyo Games organizers might be cutting things they see as "decoration" but federations view as "essential."Christophe Dubi, the executive director of the Olympic Games, says "the expectations are extremely high ...

USOC leader: Reform possible with or without Congress

Sports 05/22/19, 14:46

The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee believes the federation can reform with or without guidance from Congress.Speaking at an Aspen Institute event Wednesday in Washington, CEO Sarah Hirshland said she has delivered a proposal that would put the USOC on the hook to deliver an annual report, as a ...

IOC wants to remove boxing body AIBA from Tokyo Olympics

Sports 05/22/19, 11:23

Dealing a blow to Olympic boxing officials after months of investigations, the IOC has set up a vote next month on removing the sport's governing body AIBA from organizing bouts at the 2020 Tokyo Games.The International Olympic Committee said its executive board on Wednesday proposed suspending AIBA — a move ...

Kenya’s Olympic track coach banned 10 years for corruption

Sports 05/22/19, 09:22

The Kenyan track team coach who was sent home from the 2016 Olympics was banned for 10 years Wednesday for seeking a bribe of $12,000 to help athletes beat doping tests.Michael Rotich was banned by the IAAF ethics board following a three-year investigation prompted by an undercover sting by British ...

Former Olympic swimming champion Meilutyte retires at 22

Sports 05/22/19, 07:49

Former Olympic swimming champion Ruta Meilutyte retired from the sport Wednesday after missing three doping tests.The 22-year-old Meilutyte said she wants to focus on her studies and other interests, rather than a third Olympics next year."I have given all of myself to swimming. I used to live with it since ...

IOC inspectors face report on tough Olympic work conditions

Sports 05/21/19, 00:17

An IOC inspection team took a routine tour of venues being built for the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, just days after an international labor union federation derided difficult working conditions at some Olympic sites.Top International Olympic Committee officials meet in Tokyo this week with local organizers, where labor issues will ...

Boxing body faces Olympic inquiry team before Tokyo ruling

Sports 05/18/19, 11:46

The embattled amateur boxing federation faces an Olympic inquiry on Monday fearing it could be punished for forcing out a longtime IOC member as its president.For the first time in a six-month probe, International Boxing Association (AIBA) officials will sit down with the three-member investigation panel. It will wrap a ...

Russian boxing powerbroker says govt not backing $16M offer

Sports 05/16/19, 08:11

The Russian boxing powerbroker behind a $16 million offer aimed at keeping the sport in the Olympics has denied the government is funding his campaign.Umar Kremlev is due to present his offer when the International Boxing Association's executive committee meets on Saturday, four days before the International Olympic Committee board ...

‘Harsh,’ ‘disrespectful,’ but no bullying in WADA case

Sports 05/15/19, 21:57

Witnesses saw tears in Beckie Scott's eyes following a meeting in which one man called her attitude "victimistic" and another questioned whether the athletes' committee she led even needed to exist.In the end, investigators looking into the meeting that left Scott "angry," ''close to tears," and "shaky," according to witnesses, ...

Rory McIlroy likely to play in 2020 Olympics for Ireland

Golf 05/14/19, 15:53

Rory McIlroy will likely go to the 2020 Olympics and represent Ireland.The 30-year-old from Northern Ireland disclosed his decision Tuesday, two days before the start of the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black.McIlroy skipped the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016 in part because he felt the Olympics were forcing him ...

Polish sports minister is choice for next WADA president

Sports 05/14/19, 12:30

Polish Sports Minister Witold Banka is the choice to be the next president of the World Anti-Doping Agency.Banka defeated Marcos Diaz of the Dominican Republic in a meeting Tuesday of government representatives, who were choosing a successor to Craig Reedie to lead the drug-fighting body.Banka entered as Europe's nominee over ...

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