Mountain bike rider Annefleur Kalvenhaar dies

MERIBEL, France (AP) — The International Cycling Union says a Dutch mountain bike rider has died from injuries she sustained from a fall during the qualifying rounds of the UCI World Cup, which are being held in the French Alps.

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Mayor: Jackie Robinson West ‘pride of Chicago’

Chicago's Trey Hondras, left, celebrates with Pierce Jones (23) after Jones caught the final out of a 6-5 win over Philadelphia in an elimination baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

CHICAGO (AP) — The success that a baseball team from Chicago’s South Side has had at the Little League World Series is giving the whole city something to cheer about.

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US beats Puerto Rico 112-86 in hoops exhibition

U.S. guard Derrick Rose, left, sits on the floor, next to forward Mason Plumlee and other teammates sitting on the bench during the second half of an exhibition basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Rose didn't play as the United States defeated the Dominican Republic 105-62. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. has picked the 12 players it believes can defend its world basketball title.

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Little Leaguers welcomed home to Rhode Island

CUMBERLAND, R.I. (AP) — The Cumberland Little League team has received a big welcome home.

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Valtteri Bottas fastest in 3rd Belgian GP practice

Williams driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his car during the second practice session ahead of Sunday's Belgian Formula One Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

SPA, Belgium (AP) — Nico Rosberg will start the Belgian Grand Prix from pole position after holding off a strong challenge from his Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton in qualifying on Saturday.

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