• Austrian pole-vaulter seriously injured after training fall

    INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) — The Austrian athletics federation says the country’s leading pole-vaulter was “in serious but stable” condition following surgery on Thursday, hours after she landed beside the mat on her head and neck in a practice jump.

  • Hortal of Spain takes 1st-round lead in Madeira Islands Open

    SANTO DA SERRA, Madeira Islands (AP) — Antonio Hortal of Spain carded a 9-under 63 to take a one-shot lead in the first round of the Madeira Islands Open on Thursday.

  • Lawrie advances in own match play tournament

    ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) — Former British Open champion Paul Lawrie advanced to the last 32 of the European Tour match play event he is hosting in northern Scotland with a 5-and-4 victory over Romain Wattel on Thursday.

  • Nadal toils past Vesely to make Hamburg Open quarterfinals

    HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Top-seeded Rafael Nadal toiled to beat Jiri Vesely 6-4, 7-6 (2) to reach the Hamburg Open quarterfinals on Thursday.

  • Orlando Ortega of Cuba goes on to win the men's 110m hurdles event at the IAAF Athletics Diamond League meeting at Stockholm Olympic Stadium on Thursday July 30, 2015. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT via AP)

    Ortega wins 110 hurdles at Stockholm Diamond League

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce eased to a dominant victory in the women’s 100 meters Thursday in the last Diamond League meeting before next month’s athletics world championships.

  • 2nd seed Knapp cruises into Baku Cup last 8

    BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Second-seeded Karin Knapp of Italy swept into the Baku Cup quarterfinals with a 46-minute rout of Anett Kontaveit of Estonia on Thursday.

  • Presidential contender Donald Trump, right, watches England's Charley Hull, left, play her shot on the 16th fairway on the first day of the Women's British Open golf championship on the Turnberry golf course in Turnberry, Scotland, Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

    Trump lands, Kim leads at Turnberry

    TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — Donald Trump’s show-stealing arrival at the Women’s British Open on Thursday upstaged another strong start to a major by South Korea’s Hyo-Joo Kim.

  • North Korea wins 1st world aquatics gold with diving victory

    KAZAN, Russia (AP) — North Korea won its first gold medal at the world aquatics championships through 16-year-old Kim Kuk Hyang in women’s 10-meter diving on Thursday.

  • A United States Navy aeroplane about to land at the Incirlik Air Base, in the outskirts of the city of Adana, southern Turkey, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgic said Wednesday, that an agreement allowing the U.S.-led coalition against the IS to launch airstrikes from Incirlik and other Turkish bases has been approved by Cabinet. Coalition forces could start using the bases “any moment,” Bilgic said. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

    Turkey onslaught on Kurds, after IS attack, fuels anger

    DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AP) — Just when it seemed Turkey was getting serious about the fight against IS, it has turned its military focus to pounding its old foe: the Kurdish rebels.

  • Correction: FIFA-Zimbabwe Fined story

    ZURICH (AP) — In a story July 29 about FIFA fining Zimbabwe’s football association for failing to show up for a women’s Olympic qualifier, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Zimbabwe had later withdrawn from the qualifying competition. Zimbabwe only withdrew from the first leg.