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Poland protests joke at swimming event in Berlin

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish officials have complained to the organizers of the European Swimming Championships in Berlin after an announcer introduced the Polish team by joking that they would return home with stolen cars.

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Quintana favorite for Vuelta with rivals hurting

In this May 29, 2014, file photo, Colombia's Nairo Quintana pedals as he wears the pink jersey of the overall leader during the 18th stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race from Belluno to Rifugio Panarotta, Italy. Movistar says Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde will share leadership roles for the team at the Spanish Vuelta. (AP Photo/Fabio Ferrari, File)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — With his rivals banged and bruised, Colombian climber Nairo Quintana is viewing the Spanish Vuelta as an excellent opportunity to win his second grand tour of the season and confirm his status as cycling’s rising star.

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Jedinak, Cahill among 20-man Australian squad

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia captain Mile Jedinak and 71-cap veteran Tim Cahill were among 12 members of the country’s World Cup squad named Thursday by coach Ange Postecoglou for matches against Belgium and Saudi Arabia in September.

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Your Top Plays for Today

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards grimaces as he is attended to on the field after an injury during the second inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide

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US routs Dominicans in exhibition as Rose rests

Dominican Republic forward Francisco Garcia, left, and U.S. guard Kyrie Irving chase a loose ball during the first half of an exhibition basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK (AP) — Derrick Rose heard the fans chanting his name, and yes, he would’ve loved to give them what they wanted.

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