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

Cozart homers, Reds beat Cubs 9-5

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds haven't been beating anyone too often this season let alone the major league-leading Cubs so Billy Hamilton could appreciate Tuesday's victory.

  • Written by ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP Sports Writer

Cavaliers: Money issues make Dwyane Wade to Cleveland a long shot

The Cavaliers may talk with longtime Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade in the coming days, but huge money obstacles will have to be overcome before any type of deal is reached with the 34-year-old unrestricted free agent.

In other words, it’s a long shot, at best.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS