• Tomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, hands out an Olympic pin on his arrival for Rio 2016 Olympic games at Antonio Carlos Jobim Galeao International Airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 27, 2016. (Yasuyochi Chiba/Pool Photo via AP)

    Olympic Channel to launch on Aug. 21 after Rio closing

    LONDON (AP) — The IOC will launch its new Olympic Channel next month following the closing ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Games.

  • In this Dec. 3, 2015 file photo, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks in Paris. Bloomberg, elected mayor of New York City as a Republican, will offer a forceful denunciation of fellow New York billionaire Donald Trump on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at the Democratic convention.  (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

    Bloomberg to warn of Trump economic plans at Dem convention

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michael Bloomberg, elected mayor of New York City as a Republican, will offer a forceful denunciation of fellow New York billionaire Donald Trump on Wednesday at the Democratic convention.

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda speaks with reporters in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Miranda joked that he is a hard-to-catch Pokemon as fans pursue him with cellphones during a visit to his parents' native Puerto Rico shortly after ending his run on his Broadway hit "Hamilton." (AP Photo/Danica Coto)

    Creator of Broadway hit ‘Hamilton’ visits Puerto Rico

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda jokingly compared himself to a hard-to-catch Pokemon as fans pursued him with cellphones on Wednesday during a visit to his parents’ native Puerto Rico shortly after the end of his run on the Broadway hit “Hamilton.”

  • Preakness winner Exaggerator joins Haskell field

    OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Preakness winner Exaggerator has joined the field for Sunday’s $1 million Haskell Invitational, setting up another matchup against Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist.

  • Jeffrey Loria, left, owner of the Miami Marlins, Robert Manfred Jr., commissioner of baseball, and Jeff Conine, special assistant to the president of the Marlins, unveil the official logo for the 2017 All-Star Game that will be held in Miami, during a ceremony before the start of a baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Manfred: more rule changes needed to improve pace of play

    MIAMI (AP) — MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred says more rule changes are needed to improve the pace of play, and one proposal under consideration is a limitation on relief pitching changes in an inning or a game.

  • Workers secure a fence at Olympic Park as they make preparations for the upcoming Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    4 Russians among 11 positives from London 2012 retests

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Eleven weightlifters, including three Russian medalists, have tested positive for banned drugs in the latest retests of samples from the 2012 London Olympics, the International Weightlifting Federation said Wednesday.

  • Carolina signs coach Bill Peters to 3-year extension

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes signed coach Bill Peters to a contract extension through the 2018-19 season, general manager Ron Francis said Wednesday.

  • Andrew Johnston, of England, smiles as he answers a question before a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Where’s the Beef? Everywhere at and around PGA Championship

    SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Andrew Johnston already has had a busy few days in the New York area. You know, pastrami at Katz’s Deli, sampling burgers throughout Manhattan, and getting a taste of the fare from his newest sponsor, Arby’s.

  • Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Kawann Short, right, answers questions from the media after moving into the dorm at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer via AP)

    Panthers DT Kawann Short: I won’t holdout this season

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kawann Short said he won’t hold out while awaiting a new contract from the Carolina Panthers.

  • Sergio Garcia smiles as he listens to a question during a news conference before a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Baltusrol ready to host final major of the year

    SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Henrik Stenson took his silver claret jug and headed straight for Switzerland to play in a charity event organized by Sergio Garcia. It turned out to be the perfect occasion to deliver an important message to the host.