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Rio favela seeks to improve kids' lives through golf

Dec. 13, 2021 20:35 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Saturday is not a school day, so kids in Rio de Janeiro’s City of God favela fill the dirt roads playing soccer or pretending to be cops and robbers around dangerous alleys. All the while, parents are watching over them, hoping their children don't get...

USA Basketball picks team for initial 2 World Cup qualifiers

Nov. 15, 2021 13:28 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — USA Basketball has picked its initial team for the opening games of qualifying for the 2023 World Cup. Jordan Bell, who won a title with Golden State in 2018, was among the 12 players announced Monday as the team that will represent the...

UN climate conference urges sports bodies to hit green goals

Nov. 03, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The United Nations climate conference on Wednesday urged sports organizations and teams worldwide to meet the environmental targets they signed up to. FIFA, the International Olympic Committee, the NFL, the NBA and the New York Yankees are...

Hu wins horizontal bar, Uchimura shines at gymnastics worlds

Oct. 24, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

KITAKYUSHU, Japan (AP) — China’s Hu Xuwei upstaged Tokyo Olympic champion Daiki Hashimoto of Japan to win the horizontal bar gold medal on the final day of the 50th artistic gymnastics world championships on Sunday. Hu received 15.166 points to edge Hashimoto by just...