• Newspapers withdraw applications for Olympic accreditation

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s two largest newspaper groups are not sending journalists to cover the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro because of a dispute with broadcasting rights-holder Sky TV and the New Zealand Olympic Committee over accreditation terms they say will unfairly restrict coverage.

  • Stacy Lewis chips onto the 17th green during the third round of the Marathon Classic LPGA golf tournament at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio, Saturday, July 16, 2016. (Katie Rausch/The Blade via AP)

    UL Crown first step on run-up to women’s golf at Rio Games

    GURNEE, Ill. (AP) — Women’s golf gets off to a running start this week on its return to the Olympics with the UL International Crown, a 32-player, eight-team event that could provide a preview to which nation rules the upcoming Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.

  • J-League signs $2 billion deal for online matches

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s professional soccer league has announced a 10-year, $2 billion deal with the British-based Perform Group for online matches.