• AP PHOTOS: Brazil’s crowded prisons feed gangs, violence

    BOA VISTA, Brazil (AP) — First, dominate overcrowded prisons. Then, control the streets and international drug routes.

  • Late Ohio distance swimmer Poenisch named to hall of fame

    GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — The late long-distance swimmer Walter Poenisch (PAYN’-ish) of central Ohio has been named to the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

  • Royals working through grieving process after Ventura death

    PHOENIX (AP) — Nearly a month after losing prized pitcher Yordano Ventura in a car accident, manager Ned Yost has thought about so much through all the pain and grief: What could the Kansas City Royals have possibly done to better support him?

  • Top-seeded Nishikori upset by Bellucci in first round in Rio

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thomaz Bellucci upset top-seeded Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-3 in the first round of the Rio Open, thrilling the home crowd on Carnival week in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Athletics hopeful Santiago Casilla to arrive in coming days

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — As Santiago Casilla awaits his final paperwork to depart the Dominican Republic and rejoin the Oakland Athletics, he has been speaking with young baseball players at the team’s academy in his home country.

  • Giants’ Cueto still in Dominican Republic with ailing father

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Johnny Cueto remains in the Dominican Republic helping his ailing father a week after pitchers and catchers reported to spring training, and the San Francisco Giants spoke with him on Monday and reported the right-hander is doing well and expects to join the team by this weekend.

  • Broadcast right dispute cancels football match in Brazil

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A football match in Brazil was cancelled in front of 20,000 stunned fans because of a broadcasting rights dispute.

  • AP Exclusive” Malnutrition killing inmates in Haiti jails

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Dozens of emaciated men with sunken cheeks and protruding ribs lie silently in an infirmary at Haiti’s largest prison, most too weak to stand. The corpse of an inmate who died miserably of malnutrition is shrouded beneath a plastic tarp.

  • Nishikori upset by Dolgopolov in final in Buenos Aires

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Top-seeded Kei Nishikori was beaten 7-6 (4), 6-4 by Alexandr Dolgopolov on Sunday in the final of the clay-court Argentina Open.