Zika virus overshadows buildup to Rio de Janeiro Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Zika virus is overshadowing the final preparations for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, even eclipsing concerns over deep budget cuts and severe water pollution.

  • Written by STEPHEN WADE, AP Sports Writer

5-year-old Afghan boy could get to meet Lionel Messi

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A 5-year-old Afghan boy who made a splash on the Internet by wearing a homemade Lionel Messi jersey might get the chance to meet the Barcelona great.

  • Written by RAHIM FAIEZ, Associated Press

Irving leads Cavaliers to rare win at Indiana, 111-106 in OT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland's Kyrie Irving spent the break between regulation and overtime urging his teammates to close out Monday night.

He spent the next 5 minutes demonstrating what he meant.

  • Written by MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer

Alston scores 24, No. 7 Ohio State women beat Illinois 80-70

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Ameryst Alston and Kelsey Mitchell knew they needed to take the ball to the basket in the fourth quarter. Once they did, Ohio State's offense started to click and the momentum began to shift.

  • Written by SEAN NEUMANN, Associated Press