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Dutch Olympian churns through canals to fund cancer research

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In a fundraising feat that has captured the imagination of his nation, a Dutch Olympian is approaching the end of a marathon swim along the route of an iconic speed skating race. Read more

Bhutan: No medals yet in the Asian Games — but still happy

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan has never won a medal of any kind at the Asian Games, much less the Olympics. Read more

Aseel Al-Hamad: Saudi's Formula One pioneer

She was the first Saudi woman to drive a Formula One car, now Aseel Al-Hamad sees a future full of possibilities for female drivers. Read more

Rugby to NFL: Christian Scotland-Williamson

Christian Scotland-Williamson talks with Hines Ward about leaving rugby for a chance at NFL glory with the six-time Super Bowl winning Pitt… Read more

4 Japanese players kicked out after "night out with women."

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Four Japanese basketball players were kicked off their Asian Games team and sent home Monday after delegation head Yasuhiro Yamashita said they "spent the night in a hotel with women." Read more

Carpenter leads surging Cardinals in push for postseason

The St. Louis Cardinals finished July with a 7 ½-game deficit in the NL Central. They were still in the race for a wild card, but after trading outfielder Tommy Pham to Tampa Bay, they didn't seem like a team that was on the verge of making a serious run at the postseason. Read more

WNBA playoff field set, LA-Minnesota meet in first round

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA playoffs are set after a wild, unpredictable regular season came to an end Sunday. Read more

LEADING OFF: Gregorius hurt, Stanton in Miami, Felix starts

A look at what's happening around the majors today: Read more

Colleges mull pushing for share of legal wagering proceeds

Concerned that expanded sports gambling will bring additional costs for ensuring their games are on the up-and-up, college athletic departments are looking for a way to get a piece of the action. Read more

After earthquake, Olympics, Singh has Asian Games in context

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Gaurika Singh was thrust into the international spotlight as the youngest athlete at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where she captivated people with her story of earthquake survival. Read more


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