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Atletico Madrid reaches Champions League final on away goals

MUNICH (AP) — Antoine Griezmann scored to send Atletico Madrid to the Champions League final for the second time in three years despite a 2-1 defeat at Bayern Munich on Tuesday. Atletico, which lost to city rival Real Madrid in the 2014 final, progressed on the away goals...

Refs say they missed call on Waiters, plan to train for it

NEW YORK (AP) — NBA referees say their missed foul on Oklahoma City’s Dion Waiters as he inbounded the ball was a play they had never seen before. The referees union also said Tuesday on Twitter that they would incorporate the play into their training moving forward....

Ex-49er Stubblefield denies sexually assaulting woman

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A former San Francisco 49er defensive lineman charged with raping a “developmentally delayed” woman denied the charges Tuesday, saying the episode was a consensual encounter with a mentally competent woman who asked for money and a job...

Rio city council commission formed to probe Olympic projects

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro’s city council has set up a commission to investigate whether the city’s Olympic projects were tarnished by corruption. The five-member commission is expected to request contracts and other documents related to the stadiums,...

English soccer’s superpowers shown up by little Leicester

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — One by one, English soccer’s supposed superpowers fell off the relentless pace set by Leicester in the Premier League title race. Liverpool and defending champion Chelsea were out of it by Christmas, by which time they’d fired their...

Rousseff say Rio to be ‘most successful Olympics in history’

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s embattled president said the Rio de Janeiro Games will be “the most successful Olympics in history” as she ignited the flame Tuesday for a nationwide torch relay that organizers hope will build enthusiasm for the event amid...

AP Interview: Fasel worried NHL players will skip 2018 Games

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The head of ice hockey’s international body says there’s a strong possibility that NHL players won’t be competing at the next Winter Olympics. International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel puts the chances at 60 percent that...

Rio de Janeiro Olympic torch relay kicks off 3-month journey

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The Brazilian torch relay for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics has kicked off with volleyball player Fabiana Claudino running the first leg after the torch was ignited by embattled President Dilma Rousseff. Rousseff says “Brazil is ready to host the...

Dwyane Wade ‘honored’ to be Prince’s favorite player

Dwyane Wade says he’s feeling “all kinds of emotions” after hearing that he was Prince’s favorite basketball player. The Miami Heat star took to Twitter after hearing Prince’s comments in a 2012 Australian radio interview the late pop icon conducted...

Kate Upton announces engagement to Tigers’ Justin Verlander

NEW YORK (AP) — Kate Upton has announced her engagement to baseball star Justin Verlander. The 23-year-old supermodel and actress took to the red carpet at last night’s Met Gala in New York City to show off her ring. She tells E! News that the 33-year-old Detroit...