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Calls in Russia to probe World Cup flood damage

Aug. 17, 2018 10:24 AM EDT Calls in Russia to probe World Cup flood damage BC-SOC–Russia-World Cup Stadiums <!– –> MOSCOW (AP) — An influential campaign group close to the Kremlin has called for an investigation into how stadiums and infrastructure...
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Mooning case against Virginia softball coach's wife wanes

Aug. 17, 2018 8:34 AM EDT Mooning case against Virginia softball coach’s wife wanes AP-US-ODD-Mooning-Coach’s-Wife <!– –> FLOYD, Va. (AP) — The moon over Virginia was half-visible that May evening, as was the one on the softball field,...
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Teen dies in shooting outside Chicago basketball game

Aug. 17, 2018 8:22 AM EDT Teen dies in shooting outside Chicago basketball game BC-US–Chicago Violence,1st Ld-Writethru <!– –> CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old boy has died and a 14-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting following a large...
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Tent collapse injures 12; speaker Lou Holtz unhurt

Aug. 17, 2018 7:07 AM EDT Tent collapse injures 12; speaker Lou Holtz unhurt BC-US–Tent Collapse,1st Ld-Writethru <!– –> HAYDEN, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say 12 people have been hospitalized, including three who were seriously injured, after a tent...
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LEADING OFF: Springer back for Astros vs A's; Puig suspended

Aug. 17, 2018 6:16 AM EDT LEADING OFF: Springer back for Astros vs A’s; Puig suspended By The Associated Press AP-BBO-Leading-Off <!– –> David J. Phillip, ASSOCIATED PRESS A look at what’s happening around the majors today: HOW THE WEST IS WON...
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Amid turmoil, USA Gymnastics takes small steps forward

Aug. 17, 2018 5:16 AM EDT BOSTON (AP) — The pep talk was short and to the point, a reminder to reigning world gymnastics champion Morgan Hurd that all was not lost. The 17-year-old had just fallen on beam at the U.S. Classic last month, ending any serious chance she had at...
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NFL players, coaches protecting skin on every given sun day

Aug. 17, 2018 5:02 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) — The toughest opponent for many NFL players and coaches during the blazing hot days of training camp sits far above the football field. The sun’s powerful ultraviolet rays are a leading cause of skin cancer, and shade is rare...
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Michigan-Notre Dame leads off games to watch in 2018

Aug. 17, 2018 4:50 AM EDT Remember last year, when everyone was eyeing the season-opening Alabama-Florida State game as one of the most anticipated matchups? The third-ranked Seminoles lost that game and several more, barely finishing with a winning record. Even late in the...
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Royals beat Blue Jays 6-2 after long delay to split series

Aug. 17, 2018 1:38 AM EDT KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lucas Duda homered, Rosell Herrera had three hits and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-2 after a long rain delay Thursday night to split their four-game series. Royals relievers Brian Flynn, Kevin...
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Buchholz pitches four-hitter, Diamondbacks beat Padres 5-1

Aug. 17, 2018 1:25 AM EDT Buchholz pitches four-hitter, Diamondbacks beat Padres 5-1 AP-BBN–Diamondbacks-Padres <!– –> Orlando Ramirez, ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN DIEGO (AP) — Clay Buchholz pitched a four-hitter, David Peralta hit a three-run homer and the...
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