Russian minister denies covering up doping

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko on Thursday denied allegations in a German documentary that he intervened to conceal a soccer player's positive drug test, dismissing the report as "laughable" and "implausible."

  • Written by NATALIYA VASILYEVA, Associated Press

Welcome to France: Strikes and rotting trash

PARIS (AP) — Uncollected trash rotting on the streets of Paris. Strikes on trains that go to the national stadium, and on planes that should be carrying fans. With the eyes of Europe and the world turning to France for the European Championship, the host nation isn't putting on its best face.

  • Written by JOHN LEICESTER, AP Sport Writer

Pressure point: Irving, Cavs face crucial Game 3 in finals

CLEVELAND (AP) — One day before his first NBA Finals game at home, Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving spent time after practice trying out some one-on-one moves against assistant coach James Posey.

That's not what Cleveland needed him to work on.

  • Written by TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer