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Ginobili has stress fracture, to skip World Cup
Manu Ginobili will not play for Argentina at the FIBA World Cup because of a stress fracture in his right leg that has bothered the San Antonio Spurs guard since the playoffs.

Bolt: Commonwealth Games report 'nonsense'
Even before stepping on the track, Usain Bolt caused a stir at the Commonwealth Games.

Amputee jumper won't contest Euros exclusion
A German amputee long jumper will not contest the decision by his national federation to exclude him from the upcoming European Championships.

Pyeongchang organizers elect new president
Cho Yang-ho, the South Korean business tycoon who led Pyeongchang's successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, will take charge of the local organizing committee following the sudden resignation of the previous president.

Tokyo governor defends venue relocation plans
Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe on Wednesday defended his call to cut costs by relocating some venues for the 2020 Olympics, even if it threatens plans for having almost all the facilities close to the athletes village.

Female lifter, 16, fails doping test after gold
A 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter failed a doping test after becoming the youngest ever female to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal in the sport, organizers said Tuesday.

Ex-Georgia runner Lawrence, 25, dies in accident
Former University of Georgia 400-meter runner Torrin Lawrence has died in a car accident. He was 25.

Olympic high jump champion out of Euros
Russia's team coach says Olympic high jump champion Anna Chicherova will miss next month's European championships in Zurich because of an injury.

Dominating Nibali claims Tour de France title
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali has won the Tour de France, becoming the first Italian to win cycling's greatest race in 16 years by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains.

Vos wins inaugural women's Tour de France
Marianne Vos of the Netherlands has won the inaugural women's version of the Tour de France on Sunday, a 55-mile (88.5 km) circuit on the famous cobblestones of Paris' Champs-Elysees.

Millsap invited to Team USA training camp
In the wake of multiple withdrawals of frontcourt candidates for the national team, USA Basketball has invited Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap to its training camp this week in Las Vegas, it was announced Sunday.

U.S. sweeps 1,600 relays at junior worlds
Kendall Baisden kicked the final 100 meters and the U.S. women won the 1,600 relay Sunday on the final day of the IAAF junior world championships at Hayward Field.

Top seeds Walsh Jennings, Ross win beach title
Top-seeded Americans Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross won the World Series of Beach Volleyball on Sunday, beating fifth-seeded Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas of Brazil 21-17, 21-17.

Love out for Team USA amid uncertain status
Kevin Love has withdrawn from this summer's USA Basketball roster because of his uncertain NBA status, leaving the Americans without one of their most experienced international players.

New chairman for 2018 Games set for role
The South Korean businessman who led Pyeongchang's successful bid for the Winter Olympics is set to return as head of the organizing committee for the 2018 Games.

Wiz PG Wall added to U.S. list for World Cup
Washington Wizards guard John Wall has accepted USA Basketball's invitation to attend its training camp next week in Las Vegas, according to sources close to the situation.

Cities to meet with USOC about 2024 Games
Leaders from the four U.S. cities in the running to bid for the 2024 Summer Games will meet with U.S. Olympic Committee leadership Friday in the first gathering to include representatives from all the major interested parties.

Contador (broken shin) out of Spanish Vuelta
Two-time winner Alberto Contador says he will miss the Spanish Vuelta next month because he will not be fit in time.

Boxer Evans banned from Commonwealth
Olympic silver medalist boxer Fred Evans of Wales has been denied accreditation for the Commonwealth Games.

Pyeongchang's 2018 committee faced audit
The organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang has been under investigation over its preparations for the games, South Korean officials said.

Teen HGH use up sharply, according to survey
Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey.

Slow, steady 90-year-olds set world records
A team of five men older than 90 broke various world records at the U.S. Track and Field Masters Outdoor Championships on Sunday when they combined to complete the 4x100, 4x400 and 4x800m relays.

Franklin wins 200 free to conclude L.A. meet
Olympian Missy Franklin won the 200-meter freestyle and finished second in the 100 backstroke on the final night of the Los Angeles Invitational on Sunday.

U.S. sprinters Gatlin, Bowie post year bests
American sprinters Justin Gatlin and Tori Bowie set the fastest times this year in the 200 and 100 meters respectively at the Herculis meeting on Friday.

Olympic TV channel gains steam at IOC meeting
Moving forward on IOC president Thomas Bach's reform process, Olympic leaders backed his proposals Saturday for setting up an Olympic television channel, reshaping the bid city procedure, and adding more flexibility to the sports program.

WADA welcomes Lance meeting with panel
Lance Armstrong's meeting with an independent panel investigating cycling's doping past was welcomed by the World Anti-Doping Agency on Friday as a positive step in getting to the bottom of the drug culture which ravaged the sport.

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