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Citing knee, Federer out of Toronto, Cincinnati tournaments

Aug. 05, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

Roger Federer pulled out of the upcoming hard-court tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati on Thursday, citing lingering issues with his surgically repaired knee and shedding doubt on his status for the U.S. Open. The withdrawals by Federer, who turns 40 on Sunday, were...

'Kai the Hitchhiker' loses bid to overturn murder conviction

Aug. 05, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former online celebrity who became known for allegedly using a hatchet to fend off an attack on a highway worker failed in his attempt to have his conviction in a 2013 murder overturned. Caleb McGillvary was convicted two years ago of the 2013...

Devils sign Tatar, Sharangovich, name Dineen Utica coach

Aug. 05, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have signed free agent forward Tomas Tatar to a two-year, $9 million contract and re-signed restricted free-agent forward Yegor Sharangovich to a two-year $4 million deal. Devils general manager Tom Fitzgerald announced the...

Northwest heat wave targeted vulnerable, tested climate prep

Aug. 05, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Karen Colby thought she could make it through an unprecedented Pacific Northwest heat wave with a little help from her neighbor, who dribbled cold water on her head and visited every hour to wrap frozen towels around her neck. But when temperatures...

Olympics Latest: China women win table tennis again

Aug. 05, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT China's women continued their table tennis dominance,...

US women earn bronze medal with 4-3 win over Australia

Aug. 05, 2021 08:53 AM EDT

KASHIMA, Japan (AP) — Although the color of their medal wasn’t what they wanted, the mettle of the team came through in the end. The United States salvaged a rocky tournament by winning bronze in women's soccer at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday. Megan Rapinoe and...

Springer gets 4 hits, Matz wins as Jays beat Indians 8-6

Aug. 05, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — George Springer had four hits, including the 42nd leadoff home run of his career, and Steven Matz pitched six shutout innings as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Indians 8-6 on Wednesday night. Springer connected on J.C. Mejia’s first pitch for...

Lawyers for Huawei CFO argue US 'strategically crafted' case

Aug. 04, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Lawyers for a senior Huawei executive argued in a Canadian court Wednesday that the United States “strategically crafted” a misleading record of the fraud case against her and acted “in bad faith” when presenting reasons she should be extradited. ...

17-year-old Slonina has 4 saves, Fire ties NYCFC 0-0

Aug. 04, 2021 22:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Gabriel Slonina became the youngest goalkeeper to start an MLS game and finished with four saves to help the Chicago Fire tie New York City FC 0-0 on Wednesday night. At 17 years, 81 days, Slonina broke the record set by David Monsalve (18 years, 220...

Montreal overcomes 2 red cards to tie Atlanta United 2-2

Aug. 04, 2021 22:14 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Mason Toye and Rudy Camacho scored and Montreal overcame two red cards to tie Atlanta United 2-2 on Wednesday night. Montreal (6-6-5) ended a three-game losing streak in front of the first general-admission crowd at Stade Saputo since the beginning of...