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Champ Lydia Ko takes first-round lead in Swinging Skirts

Juli Inkster is embraced on the ninth green of the Lake Merced Golf Club after finishing the first round of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic golf tournament Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Daly City, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Lydia Ko settled for a tap-in birdie on the par-5 14th after her eagle chip deflected off the pin and the defending champion shot a 5-under 67 to take the first-round lead Thursday in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic.

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Manfred downplays possibility of big leaguers in Olympics

In this April 15, 2015, file photo, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred talks during a news conference prior to a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Seattle Mariners on Jackie Robinson Day in Los Angeles. Manfred said Thursday, April 23, 2015, that Pete Rose will play some role during this summer's All-Star Game in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Don’t expect to see big league baseball players at the 2020 Olympics, even if the IOC reinstates the sport for the Tokyo Games. And new Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says the sport’s international governing body should demand a long-term pledge from the International Olympic Committee before agreeing to return.

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3 tied for lead after first round at Volvo China Open

SHANGHAI (AP) — A trio of European Tour veterans topped the leaderboard after shooting a 4-under 68 in difficult conditions in the first round of the Volvo China Open on Thursday.

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Ioka takes WBA flyweight title from Reveco

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Japanese boxer Kazuto Ioka beat Juan Carlos Reveco of Argentina for the WBA flyweight title Wednesday by a majority decision.

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Indian batsman dies after collision during cricket match

KOLKATA, India (AP) — A promising Indian batsman has died three days after colliding with a teammate while trying to catch a ball during a cricket match. Ankit Keshri was 20.

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