• FILE In this Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007 file photo Nadzeya Ostapchuk from Belarus makes an attempt in the final of the Women's Shot Put during the World Athletics Championships, in Osaka, Japan. While the scandal of Russian doping threatens to be one of the main talking points of the Rio Olympics, other countries are slipping under the radar despite sharing the tainted legacy of the Soviet sports system. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

    Doping in ex-Soviet nations echoes Russia’s problems

    MOSCOW (AP) — While the scandal of Russian doping threatens to be one of the main talking points of the Rio Olympics, other countries are slipping under the radar despite sharing the tainted legacy of the Soviet sports system.

  • In this July 27, 2012, file photo, Russia's Yulia Efimova prepares for a practice session at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London. Swimming governing body FINA has ruled seven Russian swimmers ineligible to compete at the Olympics, including three it says were linked to recent allegations of a major doping cover-up by Russian authorities. Reigning world 100-meter breaststroke champion Yulia Efimova is among four Russian swimmers who FINA says were withdrawn by the Russian Swimming Federation because they previously served doping bans. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

    Archery federation approves 3 Russian athletes for Rio Games

    MOSCOW (AP) — Seven Russian swimmers have been barred from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, including three linked to recent allegations of a major doping cover-up by Russian authorities, world swimming’s governing body FINA said Monday.

  • In this May 22, 2014, file photo, former U.S. women's national soccer team member Brandi Chastain arrives to view the U.S. men's team practice in Stanford, Calif., for the World Cup soccer tournament. These days, she's coaching youth, high school and college soccer in California. Chastain is keeping an eye on the current women's national team–without retired star Abby Wambach–after helping the U.S. win two golds and a silver in the Olympics during her career. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

    Brandi Chastain: On headers, concussions, soccer wages

    NEW YORK (AP) — Brandi Chastain is confident the U.S. women’s soccer team can win the gold medal again in Rio, is advocating for fewer headers in youth games and dealing with her son’s diagnosis of Crohn’s disease.

  • Johanna Konta, of Britain, returns to Venus Williams, of the United States, during the final in the Bank of the West Classic tennis tournament Sunday, July 24, 2016, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Johanna Konta tops Venus Williams for first singles crown

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — As Johanna Konta pounded the ball from every spot on the court Sunday and rarely missed, there were moments Venus Williams could do little more than applaud her opponent’s stellar day as winners whipped down the line and drop shots fell perfectly.

  • This file photo photo made available on July 17, 2016 by Kapitalis shows Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel. A 31-year-old father of three obsessed with fitness and sex, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel led multiple lives. His darkest side appears to have been his best-kept secret: a calculated, committed jihadi ready to kill scores of people in a French Riviera rampage.  (Kapitalis via AP, FIle)

    Dancing, drugs, extremism _ multiple lives of Nice

    PARIS (AP) — A 31-year-old father of three obsessed with fitness and sex, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel led multiple lives. His darkest side appears to have been his best-kept secret: a calculated, committed jihadi ready to kill scores of people in a French Riviera rampage.

  • Laura Gonzalez Escallon wins rain-shortened Symetra event

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Belgium’s Laura Gonzalez Escallon won the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship on Sunday for her first Symetra Tour title when rain washed out at the final round.

  • Quotebox: Reaction to Olympic ruling not to ban Russia

    MOSCOW (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has opted against imposing a blanket ban on the Russian team for next month’s games in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Germany's Laura Siegemund kisses her trophy after winning the Swedish Open final tennis match against Czech Republic's Katerina Siniakova,  in Bastad, Sweden, Sunday, July 24, 2016. (Adam Ihse /TT News Agency via AP)

    Siegemund clinches 1st WTA title with Swedish Open

    BASTAD, Sweden (AP) — Sixth-seeded Laura Siegemund clinched her first WTA title Sunday with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic in the Swedish Open final.

  • Serena Williams out of Rogers Cup with inflamed shoulder

    MONTREAL (AP) — Serena Williams has pulled out of the Rogers Cup because of shoulder inflammation.

  • Stacy Lewis, right, high-fives her caddie after winning over Japan's Mika Miyazato at the 16th hole Sunday, July 24, 2016, during the final round of the LPGA's UL International Crown golf tournament in Gurnee, Ill. (Morgan Timms/Daily Herald via AP)

    South Korea, Japan advance in UL International Crown

    GURNEE, Ill. (AP) — Cristie Kerr brought the wine for the final team dinner of deep dish pizza. She sent text messages to her teammates to try to keep them loose.