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Unpaid volunteers worth millions to Olympic Games

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio needs 70,000 unpaid volunteers for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics, and Brazilian Olympic medalist Ricardo Prado is making a pitch with a deadline for signups just three weeks away.

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Australia’s Murdaca leads Asia-Pacific by 9 shots

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Antonio Murdaca shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday to open a commanding 8-shot lead heading into the final round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Golf Championship.

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Korda, Pace share lead in Blue Bay LPGA

HAINAN ISLAND, China (AP) — American Jessica Korda rebounded from an opening double bogey for a share of the second-round lead Saturday in the Blue Bay LPGA.

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Mariota throws 5 TD pass, No. 6 Oregon beats Cal

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, left, is chased by California's Jonathan Johnson, center, and Noah Westerfield during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Mariota threw a rare interception — his first since the Oregon State game last season — on a pass that was deflected twice.

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Finnegan passes test, Royals stop Giants in Game 3

Kansas City Royals pitcher Brandon Finnegan throws during the seventhy inning of Game 3 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Summoned in a tough spot, Royals rookie Brandon Finnegan trotted in from the bullpen, threw his warmup pitches and then did something curious.

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