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Decision time: IOC poised to rule on Russia's status for Rio

LONDON (AP) — As the clock ticks down to the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, international Olympic leaders are facing a seminal moment.

Foreign athletes use Brazilian connections to make it to Rio

SAO PAULO (AP) — Rugby player Isadora Cerullo never lived in Brazil. Fencer Ghislain Perrier speaks very little Portuguese. Golfer Miriam Nagl played abroad most of her life.

US romps over Argentina in first Olympic exhibition

LAS VEGAS (AP) — New team. Same old result.

Bolt wins on return from injury; Harrison breaks 28-yr WR

LONDON (AP) — Usain Bolt marked his return from injury by winning the 200 meters at the London Diamond League meet on Friday in his final race before heading to Rio de Janeiro in search of three more Olympic titles.

NFL to review domestic violence allegations against Elliott

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The NFL says it is reviewing domestic violence allegations against Dallas Cowboys rookie Ezekiel Elliott.

US women hoping to give Karolyi golden sendoff in Rio

After 40 years helping some of the greatest gymnasts of all time soar to Olympic gold — from Nadia Comaneci to Mary Lou Retton to Nastia Liukin — Martha Karolyi is ready to say goodbye. The U.S. women's national team coordinator is retiring after the 2016 Games.

Reigning Olympic champ Uchimura eyes breakthrough for Japan

Kohei Uchimura has nothing left to prove. The only question surrounding the effortlessly elegant 27-year-old is if he is the greatest male gymnast of all time.

IOC: 45 more positive cases in retests of 2008, '12 samples

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC says 45 more athletes — including 23 medalists — have been caught for doping in retesting of samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

AP Source: Texans star J.J. Watt has back surgery

HOUSTON (AP) — A person familiar with J.J. Watt's condition said the Houston Texans' star defensive end has had back surgery and will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list.

Dustin Johnson, Luke List share Canadian Open lead

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Dustin Johnson made a 10-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th hole Thursday for a 6-under 66 and a share of the Canadian Open lead with Luke List.

ACC, ESPN extend deal to 2036 that includes new ACC Network

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford says the league has extended its media deal with ESPN through the 2035-36 season, which includes the eventual launch of an ACC TV channel.

Ex-WADA president says Russia should not go to Rio Olympics

Former World Anti-Doping Agency president John Fahey says it should be a "clear-cut" decision: Russia should not be allowed to compete at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

While US basketball readies for Rio, Popovich preps for 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski is working with his team when suddenly Gregg Popovich enters the gym with his own guys looking to play ball.

IOC edict sharpens scrutiny on Russia as 2018 World Cup host

LONDON (AP) — Russia's hosting of the World Cup is becoming increasingly problematic for FIFA's leaders after the International Olympic Committee withdrew support for sporting events being staged in the doping-tainted nation.

Convinced you need a fitness tracker? Think again

NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe you don't really need a fitness tracker.

Dodgers' Wood to have arthroscopic surgery on left elbow

WASHINGTON (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood is set to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow that will keep him out for about eight weeks.

Caitlyn Jenner: Easier to come out as trans than Republican

CLEVELAND (AP) — Prodding her party, Caitlyn Jenner said Wednesday it was easier to come out as transgender than as a Republican and conceded Democrats promote more inclusive policies.

Gordon comes out of retirement to replace Earnhardt at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will miss two more races as he recovers from concussion-like symptoms and retired NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon will replace him at Indianapolis and Pocono.

Pick Six: Pivotal players to watch in the Pac-12

The Pac-12 has one Heisman Trophy favorite in Stanford's Christian McCaffrey, another legitimate contender in Oregon's Royce Freeman and maybe the most talented quarterback in the country west of Deshaun Watson in UCLA's Josh Rosen.

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