AP Sportlight, 2020 July 15

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1920 - Babe Ruth breaks his own season record of 29 homers with his 30th, and the New York Yankees beat the St. Louis Browns, 5-2. Ruth ends the season with 54.

1920 - The United States sweeps Australia in five straight matches to win the Davis Cup ...

German railway orders 30 high-speed trains for $1.1 billion, 2020 July 15

BERLIN (AP) - Germany's national railway operator is ordering 30 new high-speed trains from industrial conglomerate Siemens for some 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion).

State-owned Deutsche Bahn said Wednesday that the new ICE trains will go into service from 2022, initially between the populous western North Rhine-Westphalia region and Munich. ...

Former coach's sentencing delayed in Nassar-related case, 2020 July 15

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A water main break forced the postponement Wednesday of sentencing for a former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach for lying to police during an investigation into ex-Olympic and MSU doctor Larry Nassar.

Kathie Klages, 65, was found guilty by a jury in February of a ...

Syracuse's Tiana Mangakahia makes Australian national team, 2020 July 14

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Syracuse guard Tiana Mangakahia has been picked for the Australian women's national team.

“I just feel honored for this opportunity,” said Mangakahia, a native of Brisbane who missed last season with the Orange while undergoing treatment for breast cancer. “It’s always been my dream of mine ...

NBC's video service Peacock stresses 'free,' looks to 2021, 2020 July 14

Peacock, one of the last major streaming services to launch in the U.S., was supposed to get a big boost this summer by carrying the Olympics. That was out the window once the coronavirus pandemic delayed the Games until 2021.

Hollywood’s virus-related production shutdown also slowed down the original shows ...

A long summer of basketball isn't new for everyone in NBA, 2020 July 14

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Formulating a plan to get a team ready for the restart of the NBA season wasn’t as difficult as one might expect for Indiana coach Nate McMillan.

Turns out, he’s been through something similar to this before.

Spending an extended stretch away from home ...

Wait 'til next year: Giving up on 2020, looking toward 2021, 2020 July 14

NEW YORK (AP) - This was supposed to be the year of the comeback for Boysie Dikobe, a South African dancer recovering from his second hip replacement and gearing up to get back on stage when the coronavirus hit.

Dikobe, a 29-year-old dancer who performs with a traveling drag ballet ...

Tokyo Olympics could help Sapporo land 2030 Winter Games, 2020 July 14

TOKYO (AP) - The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee said Tuesday that if Tokyo can pull off next year’s Summer Games, then the city of Sapporo could be in good standing to hold the 2030 Winter Olympics.

Yasuhiro Yamashita, a former Olympic gold medalist in judo, acknowledged in a ...