• A San Francisco 49ers player runs on the field at Levi's Stadium during the team's NFL football training camp in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. It took less than a half-hour into the 49ers’ first practice for the Levi’s Stadium sod to come up in pieces, also only a couple of hours after the venue hosted a high school all-star game. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    49ers deal with loose sod in Levi’s Stadium on first day

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — It took less than 30 minutes into the San Francisco 49ers’ first training camp practice for the Levi’s Stadium sod to come up in pieces, also only a couple of hours after the venue hosted a high school all-star game.

  • Lawsuit: Bosses let rules-breaking sailor compete in Cup

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Top officials with Oracle Team USA knew grinder Matt Mitchell didn’t illegally alter a catamaran used in warmup regattas and yet let a rules-breaking sailor compete in the 2013 America’s Cup, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court in San Francisco.

  • Buffalo Bills wide receiver Percy Harvin (18) signs autographs during an NFL football training camp in Pittsford, N.Y., Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

    Percy Harvin eager to establish fresh start with Bills

    PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Bills receiver Percy Harvin is at peace with his checkered past, and wants more than anything to put it behind him.

  • Jin-Young Ko of South Korea lines up her putt on the 2nd green during the third day of the Women's British Open golf championship on the Turnberry golf course in Turnberry, Scotland, Saturday Aug. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

    Ko shares lead at Women’s British Open on major debut

    TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — There’s a Ko atop the leaderboard after three rounds of the Women’s British Open.

  • CORRECTS LOCATION  Members of the media watch as a white van, accompanied by police motorcycles and a police car transporting what is believed to be debris from a Boeing 777 plane that washed up on an Indian Ocean island, arrives at Direction Generale de L'armement (DGA) facilities in Balma, near Toulouse, south-western France, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. A piece of plane wing that could be from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 arrived Saturday in Toulouse, France, for inspection by military aviation experts.The 6-foot-long part, wrapped in a box and shipped as cargo, was flown from the small island of Reunion, near Madagascar. (AP Photo/Fred Lancelot)

    Suspected Flight 370 wing flap arrives at French facility

    BALMA, France (AP) — A wing flap suspected to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Saturday arrived at a French military testing facility where it will be analyzed by experts.

  • Swimmer Cesar Cielo from Brazil starts during a training session at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    Ryan Lochte ready to test rebuilt confidence at swim worlds

    KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Coming off the worst year of his career, Ryan Lochte has rebuilt his health and his psyche.

  • A doll's head floats in the polluted waters of a canal at the Mare slum complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, July 31, 2015. In Rio, much of the waste runs through open-air ditches to fetid streams and rivers that feed the Olympic water sites and blight the city's picture postcard beaches. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

    Sailing governing body will start testing for viruses in Rio

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The World Health Organization has asked the IOC to analyze virus levels in Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic waters, and the governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent virus tests.

  • In this July 28, 1984, file photo, the Olympic flame is flanked by a scoreboard signifying the formal opening of the XXIII Olympiad after it was lit by Rafer Johnson during the opening ceremonies in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Embarrassing as it was, the U.S. Olympic Committee won’t necessarily be remembered for its ungainly dumping of Boston as a bid city for the 2024 Olympics. The USOC has seven weeks to get another city on board _ and it could be Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

    USOC: 3 cities being contacted to replace Boston in 2024 bid

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — U.S. Olympic leaders have started contacting Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington about the possibility of bidding for the 2024 Games and believe the demise of Boston’s candidacy will be “ancient history” by the time the host city is selected in 2017.

  • Tokyo 2020 Olympics President Yoshiro Mori speaks at the 128th International Olympic Committee session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. A day after the high-profile vote which awarded Beijing the 2022 Winter Games, International Olympic Committee members got down to the more mundane business of providing updates on games they’d already assigned. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    IOC hears reports on Rio’s dirty water, Tokyo emblem flap

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A day after the high-profile vote which awarded Beijing the 2022 Winter Games, International Olympic Committee members dealt Saturday with issues affecting the next two Summer Games — severe water pollution in Rio de Janeiro and the fuss over Tokyo’s choice of emblem.

  • Saturday, August 1, 2015

    Obama to unveil final power plant emissions limits Monday; mandate steeper cuts than expected