• Attorney: NCAA missed deadline to respond in Tyndall case

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An attorney for former Southern Mississippi basketball coach Donnie Tyndall says the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions missed its deadline to respond to the coach’s appeal in the case.

  • World hurdles champion Sergei Shubenkov competes in the Russian Cup athletics competition in Zhukovsky, near Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. A day before a sports court rules on Russia's appeal against the ban on its track and field team from the Olympics, star Russian athletes at a meet near Moscow pondered how they will react if they are banned from Rio Olympics. Sergei Shubenkov says he'll drown his sorrows. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Russian athletes await key ruling on Olympic track ban

    ZHUKOVSKY, Russia (AP) — Long jumper Ekaterina Koneva says she’ll cry. World hurdles champion Sergei Shubenkov says he’ll drown his sorrows.

  • NFL to hire chief medical officer

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL will be hiring a full-time chief medical officer to work with team medical staffs, the players’ union and league committees.

  • Skier Johnsrud Sundby loses titles after doping infringement

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Norwegian cross-country skier Martin Johnsrud Sundby is losing his 2015 overall World Cup and Tour de Ski titles over a doping infringement.

  • President of Russia's Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov opens the meeting of Russia's Olympic Committee in Moscow, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Zhukov says he expects a final decision by Sunday on whether the entire Russian team will be banned from next month's games in Rio over doping. The International Olympic Committee is examining the legal grounds for possibly banning Russia following allegations that Russian government officials covered up hundreds of drug test failures by their country's athletes. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

    Russia says final decision on Olympic ban expected Sunday

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s top Olympic official expects a final decision by Sunday on whether the entire Russian team will be banned from next month’s games in Rio de Janeiro over allegations of state-sponsored doping.

  • Judge: Jail for Puerto Rico ex-NBA player Jose Ortiz

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Former NBA player Jose Ortiz has been sentenced to 45 days in jail in Puerto Rico for a probation violation involving community service.

  • In this Saturday, July 25, 2015 file photo, UEFA President Michel Platini, left, and FIFA vice president Angel Maria Villar Llona attend the preliminary draw for the 2018 soccer World Cup in Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. Angel Maria Villar, UEFA's longest-serving vice president, is standing in the election to succeed Michel Platini as head of European soccer. The Spanish federation president announced his candidacy Tuesday, July 19, 2016 ahead of Wednesday’s deadline for September’s UEFA presidential election. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)

    Spanish federation head Villar seeks UEFA presidency

    MADRID (AP) — Angel Maria Villar, UEFA’s longest-serving vice president, is standing in the election to succeed Michel Platini as the head of European soccer.

  • NY requires more insurance for boxers, mixed martial artists

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York will require $1 million coverage for life-threatening brain injuries and other new health insurance for both professional boxers and its first group of licensed mixed martial artists under regulations slated to take effect in September.

  • Russian stars who could miss the Rio Olympics

    MOSCOW (AP) — The International Olympic Committee says it is exploring the legal options for a possible ban of the entire Russian team from next month’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as a result of the country’s repeated doping scandals. Russia finished fourth in the gold medal table at the 2012 Olympics in London and third in the overall medal table. Its absence in Rio would shake up both tables. Here are five Russian stars who could miss out:

  • CAS rejects Alex Schwazer’s request to lift provisional ban

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it has dismissed a request by 2008 Olympic race walking champion Alex Schwazer to lift his provisional ban from competition over a new doping allegation.