• Jets’ Richardson: ‘positive vibes’ about possible suspension

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sheldon Richardson is preparing to play at the start of the season, even if the NFL might have other plans for him.

  • Goal-line technology to be used at Copa America

    CHICAGO (AP) — Hawk-Eye will be installed for next month’s Copa America, marking the first use of goal-line technology by the soccer’s governing bodies for South America and for North and Central America and the Caribbean.

  • Spanish athlete tests positive in retest of 2008 samples

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish hurdler Josephine Onyia is one of the athletes who tested positive in a reanalysis of doping samples from the 2008 Beijing Games, an official with knowledge of the case said Wednesday.

  • UEFA bans Fenerbahce player for pushing referee

    NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has suspended Fenerbahce player Volkan Sen from its club competitions until the end of December for pushing a referee after he was sent off in a Europa League match against Braga.

  • In this June 10, 2013 file photo, Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. speaks in Trenton, N.J.  Pallone has found that National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease. Pallone's report says the league tried to strong-arm the National Institutes of Health into taking the project away from a researcher that the NFL feared was biased.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

    NFL doctor sends strong response to House report

    SEATTLE (AP) — The co-chairman of the NFL’s head, neck and spine committee has sent a letter to Congress stressing that he was not contacted during a government study on the link between football and brain disease.

  • In this April 7, 2016 file photo, a worker collects floating trash from Guanabara Bay during the inauguration of the renovated Marina da Gloria in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Andy Hunt, the head of World Sailing, met with city, state, and organizing committee officials on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, pushing for what amounts to a superficial cleanup of Guanabara Bay. Rio state officials have acknowledged a real cleanup of Guanabara will take 20 years, with the city still pouring at least half of its untreated sewage into its surrounding waters including Guanabara. "We don't want to have any stories of sailors with plastic bags, or what every it might be, that in anyway impact performance," said Hunt. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

    Sailors’ nightmare in Rio Olympics: plastic bags, trash

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — If you’re the head of world sailing, this is your worst Olympic nightmare.

  • This photo taken Thursday, May 12, 2016, shows mosquito larvas breeding in a plastic pot with standing water, outside a home in Rio, Fla. The dengue fever outbreak that infected 28 people in August and September of 2013 caught Florida's Atlantic coast by surprise. The mosquito-borne disease many associate with crowded, third-world conditions had spread among the pink plastic flamingoes in their modest suburban yards. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

    Brazilian health minister updates IOC on anti-Zika measures

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Brazil’s health minister briefed IOC officials Tuesday on the steps being taken to combat the Zika virus ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

  • Serbia's Novak Djokovic signs autographs after winning his first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Yen-Hsun Lu of Taiwan at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Djokovic would like to see rankings points awarded in Rio

    PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic would like to see tennis players at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics get ranking points from the ATP and WTA tours, the way they have at past Summer Games.

  • UEFA fines Liverpool, Man United for chants in Europa League

    NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has fined Liverpool and Manchester United 20,000 euros ($22,300) each for offensive chants by fans at their Europa League round of 16 matches.

  • Southeastern Conference commissioner, Greg Sankey, stands for a portrait before an interview with The Associated Press, Monday, May 23, 2016, in Birmingham, Ala. SEC coaches and athletic directors will convene next week with familiar topics on the agenda, including football recruiting in general and satellite camps in particular, along with strengthening men’s basketball across the league. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

    Satellite camps, recruiting, hoops hot topics around the SEC

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference coaches and athletic directors will convene next week with familiar topics on the agenda, including football recruiting in general and satellite camps in particular, along with strengthening men’s basketball across the league.