In Mexico, football _or "futbol americano"_is a passion

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Dressed in their classic silver and black uniforms, the Raiders players huddle before kickoff. After words of encouragement and a prayer, the teenagers finish with head butts, shoulder slaps and a battle cry: "Uno, dos, tres... vamos!"

  • Written by CARLOS RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press

WADA, Reedie under attack again over Russian doping scandal

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Tensions over the Russian doping scandal broke out into the open again on Wednesday as Olympic officials blasted the World Anti-Doping Agency and an influential powerbroker called for a "neutral" leader to take over the body from Craig Reedie.

  • Written by STEPHEN WILSON, AP Sports Writer