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In this March 27, 2015 photo, Fernando Spilki, virologist and coordinator of the environmental quality program at Feevale University, takes samples of water at the Marina da Gloria, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Associated Press teamed up with the noted Brazilian virologist to test water at three sites where Olympic and Paralympic athletes will compete in 2016, and also at one of Rio's most popular tourist beaches. The analysis of water quality found not one water Olympic venue safe for swimming or boating in Rio's waters. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Olympic Waters Contaminated

Friday, July 31, 2015

Rio de Janeiro — Sailors and other athletes preparing for the Olympics have been training for months in contaminated waters where the Rio Games will be held. Many believe moving events now would put them at a disadvantage, even though water-quality tests analyzed by The Associated Press show athletes have a high chance of being exposed to viruses. The AP …

All-Star Lefty Dealt Again, This Time to Jays

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Detroit — Toronto acquired All-Star left-hander David Price from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, the second major move in less than a week by the Blue Jays as they chase their first postseason appearance since 1993. After acquiring slugging shortstop Troy Tulowitzki from Colorado, the Blue Jays tried to shore up their rotation …

After Early Struggles, Tiger Woods Shoots 68 in Virginia

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Gainesville, Va. — Tiger Woods got back to shooting in the 60s. But he didn’t make it look easy. Woods bogeyed three of his first four holes in the Quicken Loans National on Thursday, then ran off five birdies in six holes around the turn for a 3-under 68. That left him five …

‘Tulo’ Homers in Jays Debut

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Toronto — Troy Tulowitzki homered and had three hits in his Blue Jays debut as Toronto beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-2 on Wednesday night. The five-time All-Star, who was acquired in a trade with the Colorado Rockies, went 3 for 5 with two doubles and three RBIs. He …

Boston’s Woes Drag On

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Boston — Adam Eaton opened the game with a home run, Jose Quintana pitched 6 1⁄ 3 solid innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Boston Red Sox 9-2 on Wednesday night for their seventh straight win. …

In Brief: Mexico Coach Fired After Claim He Punched Reporter

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Mexico City — Mexican national team coach Miguel Herrera was fired Tuesday following a television reporter’s claim that man known as “El Piojo” punched him. The ouster came just two days after Herrera led Mexico to victory in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. But Decio de Maria, who on …

Trade of Star Shortstops Highlights a Day of Big Dealing

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Denver — The Colorado Rockies and Toronto Blue Jays swapped star shortstops. The teams confirmed the blockbuster trade Tuesday that sent Jose Reyes and right-handed pitchers Miguel Castro, Jeff Hoffman and Jesus Tinoco to the Rockies for Troy Tulowitzki and right-handed reliever LaTroy Hawkins. Both shortstops have remarkably …

Denied: Brady’s Suspension Upheld by Goodell

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

New York — Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The league announced the decision Tuesday, with Goodell saying that the …

Commentary: In NFL’s System, Only Lawyers Win

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The NFL’s disciplinary system is so badly broken it may as well not exist. It is grounded in empty posturing. The initial rulings it produces are a weigh station at best, a misuse of power at worst and …

‘Dr. Jen’ Embraces Breakthrough Coaching Role

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tempe, Ariz. — Jen Welter accepts the title of trailblazer, embraces the chance to be a role model for girls and, perhaps most of all, can’t wait to get beyond the hype and on to work when the …

A Ceremony as Unique as Pedro Himself

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Boston — The script called for Jason Varitek to remain in the dugout until it was time for the ceremonial first pitch. Pedro Martinez was never one to follow the script. Calling his former catcher out to join …

Chisox Beat Up Bosox

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Boston — Jose Abreu and Geovany Soto homered and drove in three runs apiece and Jeff Samardzija pitched eight strong innings for the Chicago White Sox in a 9-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. …

SNHU, MLS Begin Unique Scholarship Partnership

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Concord — Major League Soccer is striking a multiyear deal with Southern New Hampshire University that will provide full scholarships for players and internship opportunities for the school’s current students. The partnership being announced Monday is the first of its kind for the 20-year-old league, which has 20 …