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FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup

In this photo taken on Sunday, July 13, 2014, FIFA President Sepp Blatter, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin are seen during the official ceremony of handover to Russia as the 2018 World Cup hosts, after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)GENEVA (AP) FIFA rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change."

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:43:58 -0400
With Nibali in command, Tour is about 2nd place

Lithuania's Ramunas Navardauskas crosses the finish line to win the nineteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 208.5 kilometers (129.6 miles) with start in Maubourguet and finish in Bergerac, France, Friday, July 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)BERGERAC, France (AP) Ramunas Navardauskas gave Lithuania and his American team a stage victory Friday at the Tour de France. Now cycling's great showcase is reduced to this the race for second place behind Vincenzo Nibali.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:37:36 -0400
Rule change: Blood and bumps at Commonwealth Games

Michael Conlan of Northern Ireland, left, fights Matthew Martin from Nauru during their men's bantam weight (56kg) boxing bout at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, July, 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) It was the first bout of the boxing competition at the Commonwealth Games. Within minutes, Mathew Martin of Nauru had a large lump on his head from a punch. Northern Ireland's Michael Conlan, who won unanimously on points, had blood streaming down his face.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:02:05 -0400
Mercedes drivers fastest in Hungarian GP practice

Britain's Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes waits in the paddock during the first practice session at the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix in Budapest, Hungary, Friday, July 25, 2014. The Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday, July, 27, 2014. (AP Photo/MTI, Szilard Koszticsak)BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the first and second practices for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Friday, with Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg second.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:34:15 -0400
Navardauskas wins Stage 19 of Tour de France

Lithuania's Ramunas Navardauskas crosses the finish line to win the nineteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 208.5 kilometers (129.6 miles) with start in Maubourguet and finish in Bergerac, France, Friday, July 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)BERGERAC, France (AP) Ramunas Navardauskas of Lithuania led a late breakaway in a downpour to win the 19th Stage of the Tour de France on Friday after hitching a ride with his Garmin-Sharp teammates.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:29:14 -0400
AP Source: NFL stadium sites explored in Toronto

FILE - In this June 26, 2014, file photo musician Jon Bon Jovi performs during a concert of the American rock band Bon Jovi in Lisbon, Portugal. Bon Jovi is part of a Toronto group that has retained a banking firm and submitted paperwork expressing interest in buying the Buffalo Bills, three people who have reviewed documents regarding the sale process told The Associated Press on Friday, July 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) A Buffalo Bills prospective ownership group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi has conducted a feasibility study into buying the NFL franchise and building a stadium in Toronto, a person close to the situation said.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:20:28 -0400
Stage 19 for sprinters has begun on Tour de France

MAUBOURGUET, France (AP) Tour de France riders are heading northward on a mostly flat Stage 19 that's likely to end in a bunch sprint.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:49:19 -0400
Euro hurdles champ out of Comm Games for doping

FILE - In this Saturday, June 30, 2012, file photo, Britain's Rhys Williams displays the gold medal he won in the 400 meter Hurdles final at the European Athletics Championships in Helsinki, Finland. European 400-meter hurdles champion Rhys Williams is out of the Commonwealth Games after becoming the second Welsh athlete suspended for a doping offense this month. Team Wales announced Friday, July 25, 2014, that Williams has been suspended from all competitions after being charged with an anti-doping violation at the Glasgow Grand Prix on July 11. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) European 400-meter hurdles champion Rhys Williams was ruled out of the Commonwealth Games on Friday after becoming the second Welsh athlete suspended for a doping offense this month.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:17:47 -0400
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Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, climbs towards Hautacam to win the eighteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 145.5 kilometers (90.4 miles) with start in Pau and finish in Hautacam, Pyrenees region, France, Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:58:18 -0400
The un-Armstrong? Tour 'boss' Nibali wins Stage 18

Stage winner Vincenzo Nibali of Italy climbs towards Hautacam after breaking away from his rivals during the eighteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 145.5 kilometers (90.4 miles) with start in Pau and finish in Hautacam, Pyrenees region, France, Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)ARGELES-GAZOST, France (AP) As his team hoped, Vincenzo Nibali demonstrated he's the "boss" of the Tour de France. Just don't compare him to the last rider to regularly bear that sobriquet at cycling's greatest race, Lance Armstrong.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:38:23 -0400
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