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The Latest: Italy opens Euro 2020 with 3-0 win over Turkey

Jun. 11, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer's European Championship: ___ A flurry of second-half goals gave Italy a 3-0 win over Turkey in the opening match of the European Championship. Ciro Immobile kicked in a rebound from close range and Lorenzo...

Citing misogyny, Aussie swimmer pulls out of Olympic trials

Jun. 11, 2021 04:07 AM EDT

Singer Cody Simpson was dominating attention ahead of Australia’s Olympic swimming trials, until Maddie Groves withdrew from the six-day meet following a series of social media posts condemning “misogynistic perverts” in the sport. Groves didn’t detail her...

Sticky situation? Cole says spin rate drop due to mechanics

Jun. 08, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The pitches Gerrit Cole threw in his last start weren't rotating as much, and the New York Yankees ace said the spin rate dropoff was due to mechanical flaws — sidestepping a recent accusation that he cut back on tacky substances amid a Major League Baseball crackdown....

Review: 'Cheated' details an shameful chapter in baseball

Jun. 08, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

“Cheated: The Inside Story of the Astros Scandal and the Colorful History of Sign Stealing,” by Andy Martino (Doubleday) Just as Major League Baseball seemed to have emerged from the steroid scandal, revelations of the Houston Astros’ electronic cheating scheme in...

Baffert, Medina Spirit owners sue Kentucky racing officials

Jun. 08, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Trainer Bob Baffert and the owners of Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit have filed a lawsuit against Kentucky racing officials. They are seeking a temporary injunction they say is to prevent violation of due process rights and for custody of...

'Formidable group' of horses finish Triple Crown at Belmont

Jun. 04, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Kentucky Derby winner could be disqualified for the second time in three years, the Preakness winner pulled off a big upset and now nobody knows who is the best 3-year-old horse in the country. Perhaps it'll be settled at the Belmont Stakes on...

Olympic champ Rollins-McNeal banned 5 years in doping case

Jun. 04, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Olympic hurdles champion Brianna Rollins-McNeal was banned for five years on Friday in a doping case, ruling her out of this year's Tokyo Games and the 2024 Paris Games. The Athletics Integrity Unit said the American’s second career ban was for...

Belmont Stakes: New York a standard-setter on medications

Jun. 03, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Bob Baffert was banned from entering horses in the Belmont Stakes, it was the latest example of the New York Racing Association taking a strong stand on medications. Long before Baffert-trained Medina Spirit failed a post-Kentucky Derby drug test,...

Olympic history in cartoons details how games defies threats

Jun. 03, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — As public opinion in Japan turns against the pandemic-hit Tokyo Olympics, a book published Thursday by a long-time IOC insider details how calls for cancellation are now a part of organizing a modern games. Fears of the zika virus menaced...

Medina Spirit drug test confirmed; Baffert suspended 2 years

Jun. 02, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Bob Baffert is on track to have his record seventh Kentucky Derby victory taken away and won't be able to run any horses in the prestigious race for the next two years. Churchill Downs on Wednesday suspended the Hall of Fame trainer for two years...