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Olympic sports leaders praise Rio for getting back on track

In this Tuesday, April 14, 2015 photo, a woman shouts at police before she and others are evicted from a building they invaded about a week ago in the Flamengo neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Police dislodged squatters from the building slated for use as a luxury hotel for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — A year after blasting organizers for delays, leaders of summer Olympic sports praised Brazil on Wednesday for getting preparations back on track for next year’s games in Rio de Janeiro.

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Vizer says ‘sorry’ for manner of IOC attack, defends content

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, toasts with Marius Vizer, head of IFJ and SportAccord Convention president, during a reception in Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Monday, April 20, 2015. (Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Marius Vizer apologized Wednesday for the manner of his attack on the IOC but stood by the harsh criticism that prompted Olympic sports federations to suspend ties with his umbrella body.

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Napoli hitting form at the right time at home and in Europe

Napoli's scorer Manolo Gabbiadini, front, and his teammate Gonzalo Higuain, left, celebrate their side's 4th goal during the Europa League quarterfinal first leg soccer match between VfL Wolfsburg and SSC Napoli in Wolfsburg, Germany, Thursday, April 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

MILAN (AP) — Napoli is hitting top form at precisely the right time of the season.

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Birmingham, Alabama, signs contract to host ’21 World Games

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Birmingham, Alabama, has made it official — signing the agreement to hold the World Games in 2021.

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UCI anti-doping tribunal ready to start work soon

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The International Cycling Union’s new in-house anti-doping tribunal will hear its first cases in the coming weeks.

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