McIlroy battles with swing changes, shoots 71 at French Open

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — In the midst of drastic changes to his swing, Rory McIlroy shot a level-par 71 at the French Open to lie five shots off the lead held by Lucas Bjerregaard midway through the first round on Thursday.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Brazil official says political crisis not a risk at Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — One of Brazil's top security officials says the political turmoil that has brought repeated changes to key government positions will not affect security at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

  • Written by MAURICIO SAVARESE, Associated Press

Crowdfunding Olympic dreams has its limits

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Like a lot of Olympic hopefuls, Korey Thieleke needed a way to pay help for his training. Things as basic as shoes add up for track athletes who don't have endorsement deals.

  • Written by ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer