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Malaysia says it won't host any more events involving Israel

Jan. 16, 2019 5:22 AM EST

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's foreign minister said Wednesday that the government will not budge over a ban on Israeli athletes in a para swimming competition and has decided that the country will not host any events in the future involving Israel. Malaysia, a strong supporter of the Palestinian...

Stricker looking to play more on PGA Tour this year

Jan. 15, 2019 5:47 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Steve Stricker came to Hawaii for two weeks of work, just like the old days, but with a twist. Instead of starting at the winners-only field at Kapalua and then going over to the Sony Open, he started at the Sony Open and heads to the winners-only field on the Big Island for the PGA Tour...

Swimming body ends threat to ban breakaway athletes

Jan. 15, 2019 9:08 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — In a standoff about the right of swimmers to compete for improved prize money, governing body FINA on Tuesday lifted its threat to ban those taking part in independently run competitions. FINA has been criticized in recent weeks by top swimmers who want more say in how their sport is run and...

Takeda corruption probe sullies 2020 Tokyo Olympics and IOC

Jan. 15, 2019 3:44 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Tsunekazu Takeda, the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee and a powerful IOC member, again denied corruption allegations against him, suggesting on Tuesday that any guilt was with others at the Japanese body. Takeda read a seven-minute prepared text and then took no questions from...

Uneasy twosome: Golf and politics at Saudi Arabia tournament

Jan. 14, 2019 5:34 PM EST

Golf usually isn't all that complicated for Dustin Johnson. He decides where he's going to play and tries to post the lowest score. The newest addition to his schedule involved a little more than that. Johnson is among several of golf's biggest stars who are scheduled to play the Saudi International at the end of...

NJ probes $1M sports gambling tourney with bet timing issues

Jan. 14, 2019 2:03 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators are looking into a sports betting tournament held over the weekend in which some competitors were unable to make bets on an NFL playoff game, costing them a shot at a $1 million top prize. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement said Monday it...

Announcer apologizes for remark; team, league vow discipline

Jan. 13, 2019 6:14 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A public address announcer has apologized for a remark about a Native American player during a lacrosse game that he and the team called "insensitive," with both team and league vowing disciplinary action. Georgia Swarm forward Lyle Thompson said on social media that Philadelphia Wings...

Sarah Thomas 1st female on-field NFL playoff game official

Jan. 13, 2019 3:32 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Sarah Thomas is the first woman to work an NFL playoff game as an on-field official. Thomas was the down judge in Sunday's divisional round game between New England and the Los Angeles Chargers. That's a first, according to the league's Twitter account . Thomas was hired in 2015...

McClain leads Belmont past Eastern Kentucky 109-93

Jan. 12, 2019 9:16 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kevin McClain scored a career-high 28 points and added six assists as Belmont defeated Eastern Kentucky 109-93 on Saturday. The 109 points were a school record for a regulation game in the program's NCAA Division I era. The Bruins' 64 first-half points tied their best effort in a...

Probe of IOC's Takeda hangs over Tokyo Olympics

Jan. 12, 2019 5:03 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A month ago, Tsunekazu Takeda was warmly applauded by 1,400 Olympic dignitaries as he spoke alongside International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in Tokyo. A month later, the powerful IOC member and head of the Japanese Olympic Committee is fighting a corruption investigation,...