IOC panel to decide which Russian can competeSun, 31 Jul 2016 02:52:30 -0400The International Olympic Committee has said a three-member panel will make the "final decision" on which Russian athletes can compete in the Rio Olympics, set to begin in less than a week. The panel will examine each case individually and make the "final decision" before Friday, IOC spokesman Mark Adams said late on Saturday. A ban on individual Russian athletes followed a report by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) stating that Russian doping of athletes had been organized by the sports ministry and aided by the Russian secret service at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
Faithful fill meadow ahead of pope's last Mass in PolandSun, 31 Jul 2016 02:35:30 -0400BRZEGI, Poland (AP) â Young pilgrims have filled a massive meadow near Krakow in southern Poland for a Mass with Pope Francis, the last major event the pope will lead as he wraps up a five-day visit to Poland.
LEADING OFF: O's vs Jays for 1st place, Davis goes for MRISun, 31 Jul 2016 02:17:02 -0400A look at what's happening all around the majors today:
IOC sets up 3-person panel to rule on Russian entriesSun, 31 Jul 2016 01:55:17 -0400RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) â A three-person International Olympic Committee panel will make a final ruling on which individual Russian athletes are allowed to compete in the Rio de Janeiro Games.
Mexican inmates use tattoo skills for purse designsSun, 31 Jul 2016 01:42:57 -0400Sitting in a Mexican prison's library, murder convict David Guzman tattooed a skull on a leather patch for a designer handbag to be sold in a luxury shop. Prison Art is now more than two years old, employing 240 inmates in six penitentiaries.
Snow City the new hot ticket in the Saudi capitalSun, 31 Jul 2016 01:14:27 -0400Saudi women wearing the compulsory traditional abaya that covers the body from head to toe are now donning thermal coats and cosy boots as they sit on sledges to scoot down the slopes of "Snow City". The complex is a rarity in Saudi Arabia where there are only small-scale amusement parks for children, and where cinemas or theatres are not allowed. Stretching over 5,000 square metres (53,800 square feet), the entertainment project does not have proper ski pistes as such, but its modest indoor slopes still manage to provide frosty fun in a country that is mostly desert and searing heat.
Sarah Jessica Parker goes thrift shop in new HBO comedySun, 31 Jul 2016 01:13:01 -0400BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) â A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs.
Texas hot air balloon crash leaves no apparent survivorsSun, 31 Jul 2016 01:09:19 -0400LOCKHART, Texas (AP) â A hot air balloon carrying 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas, and authorities say it appears no one survived.
1 winning ticket sold in $487 million Powerball jackpotSun, 31 Jul 2016 01:08:37 -0400DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) â Powerball officials say one ticket sold in New Hampshire matches all six numbers in the Powerball drawing worth $487 million.
Braves acquire Matt Kemp, send Hector Olivera to San DiegoSun, 31 Jul 2016 01:08:21 -0400ATLANTA (AP) â Braves general manager John Coppolella is sick of watching his team plummet to the bottom of the major leagues.