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Olympic champ Harrison looks to win big, grow upstart PFL, 2019 July 12

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Kayla Harrison made an Army veteran tap out and moved closer to cashing in on the richest fight of her pro career: her search for gold over, Harrison can stake her claim to $1 million in the PFL Championship.

Harrison, a two-time judo Olympic gold ...

Russian deputy PM Mutko wins Olympic doping appeal, 2019 July 11

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Vitaly Mutko, who was Russia's Sports Minister during the doping-tainted Winter Olympics in Sochi, won an appeal on Thursday against his lifetime ban from the games.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled the International Olympic Committee didn't have the power to sanction Mutko in 2017 ...

Ultra-competitive Hooper key attacker for US water polo, 2019 July 11

Long before Johnny Hooper starred at California and starting playing water polo against the world, his biggest competition was his father, Gary.

They played a couple different sports, and Johnny lost all the time at first. Gary Hooper was an elite athlete himself, a Hall of Famer in beach volleyball.

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South Korean skater faces 1-year ban over alleged assault, 2019 July 10

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea's skating body has decided to ban two-time Olympic speed skating champion Lee Seung-hoon for a year over allegations that he assaulted two teammates during several international competitions.

An official from the Korea Skating Union said Wednesday that Lee has denied the accusations and ...

Sea rescue: Olympic swimmer Magnini saves tourist in Italy, 2019 July 9

MILAN (AP) - A swimmer struggling in the sea off Sardinia soon discovered it was his lucky day.

Italian news agency ANSA says the male tourist got in trouble Sunday afternoon after his inflatable swan was carried away by the wind. According to a witness, the swimmer's friends alerted a ...

Copa América: Messi sent off as Argentina takes 3rd place, 2019 July 6

SÃO PAULO (AP) - For a match that didn't mean much, there was a lot going on as Argentina defeated Chile 2-1 to finish third in the Copa América on Saturday.

It ended with Lionel Messi being sent off and boycotting the medal ceremony to protest the refereeing.

"We shouldn't ...

Messi slams referees, corruption after Copa America red card, 2019 July 6

SÃO PAULO (AP) - After another frustrating Copa América ending, Lionel Messi boycotted the medal ceremony to protest the refereeing and "corruption," claiming Argentina had not been treated fairly.

Following defeats in the last two finals, Messi had a sudden end to this year's tournament by being sent off in ...

Friday Sports in Brief, 2019 July 6

NBA

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A person familiar with the negotiations says the Los Angeles Clippers will be landing Kawhi Leonard as a free agent after they acquire Paul George from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a massive trade for players and draft picks.

George will be traded for at ...