Russian doping scandal debated at IOC meeting in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach spoke out Tuesday against the "nuclear option" of imposing a complete ban on Russian athletes for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, prompting a debate that laid much of the blame for the scandal on global anti-doping authorities.

  • Written by STEPHEN WILSON, AP Sports Writer

Mets acquire NL RBI leader Jay Bruce from Reds

NEW YORK (AP) — One year later, the New York Mets finally landed All-Star outfielder Jay Bruce to boost a struggling lineup. And now, he'll provide protection for Yoenis Cespedes rather than an alternative to him.

  • Written by MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Baseball Writer