• Villas-Boas banned 6 games in Russia for striking official

    MOSCOW (AP) — Zenit St. Petersburg coach Andre Villas-Boas was suspended for six games by the Russian Football Union on Thursday for striking a match official.

    Updated: 11:35 am

  • Jamieson, Gaunt lead on 1st day of Russian Open

    MOSCOW (AP) — Scott Jamieson and Daniel Gaunt took a share of the lead at the Russian Open with 6-under 65s in Thursday’s first round.

  • NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, left, and Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite smile during the ceremony inaugurating the headquarters of the NATO Force Integration Unit in Vilnius, Lithuania, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. NATO Force Integration Units are small command and control headquarters whose key mission is to facilitate the rapid deployment of the NATO Very High Readiness Joint Task Force  and additional rapid response elements into the region if needed.  (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

    NATO opens military center in Lithuania amid Ukraine crisis

    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Fighter jets roaring overhead, NATO on Thursday inaugurated a military center in the Lithuanian capital amid growing concerns in the Baltic countries over Russia’s military presence.

  • France hopes to retain title with Tony Parker back in team

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Tony Parker is back and France will be looking to retain the title at the European Basketball Championship that starts over the weekend in four cities across the continent.

  • A migrant lies on the track with a baby as she is detained  in Bicske, Hungary, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia. Many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

    Migrants flood Budapest rail station; no trains to the West

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of migrants surged into a Budapest train station Thursday when police ended their two-day blockade of its entrance, but the surprise move produced only a new swirl of confusion and anger as some migrants found themselves tricked into taking a train to a Hungarian camp for asylum seekers.

    Updated: 11:04 am

  • Wednesday, September 2, 2015

    Migrants pour into Budapest rail station as police leave; no trains running to Western Europe.

    Updated: 4:00 am

  • This photo taken Nov. 29, 2014, shows the facade of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. The U.S. Olympic Committee on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, named Los Angeles as its candidate for the 2024 Games, replacing Boston's soured bid and marking a comeback for LA's dream of becoming a three-time host of the global sports competition. (AP Photo/John Antzczak)

    Thomas Bach gets what he wants: A US bid for 2024 Olympics

    LONDON (AP) — When Boston’s troubled bid for the 2024 Olympics collapsed in late July, IOC President Thomas Bach made it pointedly clear he was counting on the U.S. to come up with another candidate.

  • In this Sept. 1, 2015 (17:41gmt) photo a group of refugees walk on the railway tracks after crossing from Serbia, in Roszke, Hungary. Migrants fearful of death at sea in overcrowded and flimsy boats have increasingly turned to using a land route to Europe through the Western Balkans. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

    AP PHOTOS: Chaos and quiet in 24 hours of European migration

    For the hundreds of thousands of migrants on the move across Europe, the pace of a day is dictated by forces almost entirely beyond their control: the heat of the sun, the location of guards or police, the reliability of a cellphone signal.

  • Government minister takes over Russian football

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko took over control of the country’s football association Wednesday ahead of the 2018 World Cup, with promises of government money for the sport.

  • Specialist Jay Woods, right, works with trader John Bishop on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. U.S. and global stock markets were recovering in early morning trading Wednesday after a sharp sell-off a day earlier. Still, investors remain on edge after a plunge in stocks Tuesday that was triggered by reports showing slowing growth in China. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: