AP Exclusive: How a tainted Kenyan runner won small US races

NEWPORT, Kentucky (AP) — The runners came in all sizes, shapes and ages, from 5 to 99. Celebrating the Fourth of July, some raced in starry tops, shorts and headbands. For them, the 5K through the grounds of a Kentucky whiskey distillery, raising funds for that night's Independence Day fireworks, was strictly fun.

  • Written by JOHN LEICESTER, AP Sports Writers EDDIE PELLS, AP Sports Writers

Amnesty report alleges labor abuse at Qatar World Cup venue

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Migrant laborers faced abuse that in some cases amounted to forced labor while working on a stadium that will host soccer matches for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, a new report released by Amnesty International alleged Thursday.

  • Written by ADAM SCHRECK, Associated Press

Votto collects 4 hits as Reds beat White Sox 6-3

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Joey Votto had four hits, Brandon Phillips homered and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3 at spring training on Wednesday.

  • Written by GARY SCHATZ, Associated Press

Kluber gives up 1 run, Kershaw throws 3 scoreless innings

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Corey Kluber gave up one run on six hits and struck out six in his final spring start, helping the Cleveland Indians to a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

US back on track in qualifying with 4-0 win over Guatemala

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — American soccer fans fretted for four days: If the United States lost to Guatemala once again, the U.S. would have little chance to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

  • Written by CRAIG MERZ, Associated Press