• The gold medal team of Russia performs during the synchronised swimming team free final at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Friday, July 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    Russia retains synchro team gold at swim worlds

    KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Russia retained its team free program title at the world aquatics championships on Friday.

    Updated: 11:46 am

  • Russia’s Sochi mooted as host for 2024 Olympics

    MOSCOW (AP) — The man who organized last year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi is pushing for the Russian city to host the 2024 Summer Games.

    Updated: 9:38 am

  • President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach opens the envelope announcing that Beijing has won the bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games at the 128th International Olympic Committee session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, July 31, 2015. Almaty and Beijing competed for the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    Almaty, Beijing make final pitches ahead of ’22 Olympic vote

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Throughout more than 120 years of Olympic history, no city has hosted both the winter and summer games. Now, Beijing will be the first do it — and in the span of just 14 years.

    Updated: 8:11 am

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Russia's gold medalists Aleksandr Maltsev and Darina Valitova perform during the synchronised swimming mixed duet free final at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    Germany wins 2nd straight world title in 5k team event

    KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Scissor-kicking to “Swan Lake” in front of a cheering home crowd, Russia’s synchronized swimmers rallied to overtake the United States for gold in mixed duet free at the world championships.

  • Russia suspended from basketball by FIBA for infighting

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Basketball Federation was suspended Wednesday by FIBA, meaning it could miss the European Championship that doubles as an Olympic qualifier.

  • Russian U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, center, raises his hand to cast a vote to veto a draft resolution in the Security Council that would create a tribunal to prosecute those found responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Russia vetoes Security Council proposal on MH17 tribunal

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia on Wednesday vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would set up an international criminal court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago.