Federer erases 2-set hole, 3 match points at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) — The match, and Roger Federer's bid for a record eighth Wimbledon championship, essentially should have been over after a little more than 1½ hours Wednesday.

  • Written by HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer

USA track official says Rio logistics will be a problem

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — At about the same time newly minted members of the U.S. Olympic track team get their uniforms, they'll be led to a TV monitor featuring a map of Rio de Janeiro with three dots: the athletes' village, the track team's training center and Olympic Stadium.

  • Written by EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer

Guide to visiting Rio for the Olympics, from safety to samba

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With the Olympics just a few weeks away, Brazil faces a litany of problems: an economy in freefall, the Zika virus and a political crisis with an impeached president. But for those brave — or foolhardy — enough to make the trip, Rio de Janeiro is a city rich with potential rewards. Broadcasters have already deemed the city's backdrop for the Summer Games the most telegenic ever. But no matter how good this teeming seaside metropolis — where the urban jungle and the literal jungle meet — looks on TV, footage simply can't compare with the experience of actually being here.

  • Written by JENNY BARCHFIELD, Associated Press

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 6 years in prison for murder

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympian described by a judge as a "fallen hero," was sentenced on Wednesday to six years in a South African prison for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a ruling viewed by some as too lenient.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press GERALD IMRAY, Associated Press