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The Latest: Milan-Cortina wins bid by 47-34 votes

Jun. 24, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the 2026 Olympics vote (all times local): 6:20 p.m. The Milan-Cortina bid won 47 votes in its successful bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, with Stockholm-Are receiving 34 votes. There was one abstention. ___ 6 p.m. Italy will host the 2026 Winter Olympics in...

Italy's Milan-Cortina wins vote to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Jun. 24, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Italy will host the 2026 Olympics in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo, taking the Winter Games to the Alpine country for the second time in 20 years. International Olympic Committee members voted for the long-favored Milan-Cortina bid over Stockholm-Are from Sweden that also...

France to try former IAAF boss Diack and his son

Jun. 24, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Lamine Diack, once one of the most influential men in Olympic sport, has been ordered to stand trial in France for his alleged role in a system of corruption, extortion and doping cover-ups during his reign at the top of athletics. Diack was head of the IAAF for nearly 16 years. Arrested in...

Swedish bid hopes Latvia link key to 2026 Olympics host vote

Jun. 23, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The head of Sweden's 2026 Winter Olympics bid believes having Latvia on the hosting ticket can sway Monday's vote for the perceived underdog against Milan-Cortina. The Stockholm-Are plan to stage ice sliding sports across the Baltic Sea at a venue in Latvia avoids building a...

States' push to legalize sports betting differs by region

Jun. 23, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for every state to legalize sports betting , a regional divide has opened as states decide whether to expand their gambling options. By year's end, legalization is possible in a dozen states in the Northeast and Midwest. But...

A look at the 2026 Winter Olympic bids in Monday's vote

Jun. 23, 2019 8:32 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — While the Winter Olympics still has issues attracting bidders, two candidates have stayed on Monday's ballot to pick the 2026 host. The contest is formally a choice between Milan-Cortina and Stockholm-Are. Effectively it is northern Italy against Sweden and Latvia as the costs...

Documents reveal new details in bitter Semenya-IAAF battle

Jun. 22, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

Caster Semenya was accused by the IAAF of intentionally running slowly at times to mask her alleged advantage from elevated natural testosterone, according to recently released court documents. Semenya angrily denied the accusation. The exchange was included in 163 pages of court records from the South African...

Japan hails Hachimura's NBA selection as new era for sport

Jun. 22, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese basketball officials, fans and media hailed the selection of Rui Hachimura in the NBA draft, saying the move will usher in a new era for the sport in Japan. Hachimura became the first player from Japan to get chosen in the first round of the NBA draft, taken with the No. 9 overall...

A's pitcher Montas suspended 80 games for drug violation

Jun. 21, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A season full of All-Star potential for Oakland Athletics pitcher Frankie Montas was drastically cut short Friday when Major League Baseball suspended him 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. Montas pitched well Thursday night and is 9-2 with a 2.70...

Rangers 3B Cabrera suspended for hitting ump with equipment

Jun. 21, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers third baseman Asdrúbal Cabrera never left the dugout and says he wasn't trying to hit an umpire with the equipment he threw onto the field after being ejected from a game. Cabrera is appealing a four-game suspension and undisclosed fine from Major League Baseball...