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Environmental activists disrupt meeting by Olympic officials

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach smiles during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. IOC officials have been in Rio this week monitoring progress on the games. South America's first Olympics open Aug. 5. 2016. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach came to Rio de Janeiro to laud the city’s progress in getting ready for the 2016 Olympics. On Saturday, he came up against another side of the games — activists bursting into his hotel lobby to protest what they call environmental destruction brought on by the games.

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RF Matt Kemp confident about new-look Padres being contender

San Diego Padres' Matt Kemp bats during spring training baseball practice Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Matt Kemp stood up from his locker, navy blue hoodie covering his head and began signing the nursery rhyme, “Rain, Rain, Go Away.”

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Johaug upstages Bjoergen to win 30K race at Nordic worlds

FALUN, Sweden (AP) — Therese Johaug upstaged Norwegian teammate Marit Bjoergen by winning the women’s 30-kilometer cross-country race by almost a minute Saturday, ending the Nordic skiing world championships as the most successful woman with three golds.

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Norway wins ski jump team event at world championships

FALUN, Sweden (AP) — Norway won the ski jump team event on Saturday to end Austria’s streak of five straight victories at the world championships.

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Players’ union head: future spring games in Cuba possible

Former MLB baseball player and current executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association Tony Clark talks with writers after meeting with San Francisco Giants players in the clubhouse on his first stop to meet with players from all the MLB teams Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Major League Baseball is considering playing future spring training games in Cuba.

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