• California Golden Bears players reach up to touch the trophy presented to them ofter defeating the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors at the end the opening game of the U.S. college football season at Sydney's Olympic stadium in Sydney, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. The last American football of any kind played in Sydney was an NFL preseason game at the Olympic stadium that attracted 73,000 spectators in 1999. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

    College football Down Under attracts 61,000 fans at Sydney

    SYDNEY (AP) — The beer ran out in some sections of the Olympic stadium, but most of the 61,247 spectators at Saturday’s U.S. college football opener in Sydney between California and Hawaii appeared to be enjoying their American “gridiron” experience.

  • Ruth Jebet of Bahrain poses next to the board showing her result after she set a new world record in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase event at the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting at Stade de France stadium in Saint Denis, north of Paris, France, Saturday Aug. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Jebet breaks world record to win women’s 3,000 steeplechase

    PARIS (AP) — Olympic champion Ruth Jebet broke the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase world record by six seconds at the Diamond League meeting in Paris on Saturday

  • Wichita honors native son who won bronze in Olympics

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Hundreds of people turned out in Wichita to honor native son Nico Hernandez for winning a bronze medal in the summer Olympics.

  • California Golden Bears players reach up to touch the trophy presented to them ofter defeating the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors at the end the opening game of the U.S. college football season at Sydney's Olympic stadium in Sydney, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. The last American football of any kind played in Sydney was an NFL preseason game at the Olympic stadium that attracted 73,000 spectators in 1999. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

    Webb solid in Cal debut, Bears beat Hawaii 51-31 Down Under

    SYDNEY (AP) — After three seasons at Texas Tech, quarterback Davis Webb made quite an impression in his first game as a graduate transfer at California.

  • Anthony Goodluck, left, and his son Jaiden outside the Sydney Olympic stadium ahead of the opening U.S. college football game of the season between the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the California Golden Bears Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Dennis Passa)

    Plenty of new college football fans for 1st game of season

    SYDNEY (AP) — It was more than two hours before the start of Saturday’s U.S. college season opener between California and Hawaii, and Anthony Goodluck and his son were already milling outside Sydney’s Olympic stadium, soaking up the early atmosphere.

  • Kenya Olympic officials arrested over alleged mismanagement

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Three officials of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) have been arrested in connection with the alleged mismanagement of the country’s team at the Rio de Janeiro Games, police officials said Friday.

  • Athlete sells Rio medal to help 3-year-old with eye cancer

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski has sold the silver medal he won at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics to help pay for the medication of a 3-year-old boy suffering from eye cancer.

  • In this photo taken on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, Belarusian weightlifter Stanislav Chadovich attends a news conference in the Belarus city of Mogilyov, 190 km (118 miles) east of Minsk, Belarus. A Belarusian weightlifter who was mysteriously withdrawn from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics has been suspended for alleged "urine substitution" in a doping sample. (Oleg Foinitsky/Belta, Photo via AP)

    Belarus Olympic weightlifter faces ban over sample tampering

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Belarusian weightlifter who was mysteriously withdrawn from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics has been suspended for alleged “urine substitution” in a doping sample.

  • Kuwait dissolves Olympic committee, soccer association

    KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait has dissolved its Olympic committee and the country’s national soccer association, further deepening an ongoing dispute over the direction of sports in the oil-rich country.

  • Hawaii Rainbow Warriors' coach Nick Rolovich speaks to media during a training run at a field in Sydney, Australia, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. The California Golden Bears will play Hawaii's Rainbow Warriors in the first college football game of the 2016 season at the College Football Sydney Cup on Saturday Aug. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

    Time to get the college football season under way Down Under

    SYDNEY (AP) — Hawaii players sped through early-morning drills with traditional island music emanating from a single speaker in one of the end zones. Across town, California held a final, closed workout except for the curious eyes of a half-dozen or so Sydney police officers wondering what all the fuss was about.