Brazil arrests 10 in alleged Olympics terror plot

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police arrested 10 people who allegedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group on social media and discussed possible attacks during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, officials said Thursday.

  • Written by MAURICIO SAVARESE, Associated Press ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON, Associated Press

Browns, Robert Griffin III getting fresh start together

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Following his unceremonious exit from Washington, Robert Griffin III left behind a note in his locker that encouraged forgiveness and a positive attitude.

  • Written by TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer

Russia loses appeal against Olympic track and field ban

LONDON (AP) — Russia lost its appeal Thursday against the Olympic ban on its track and field athletes, a decision which could add pressure on the IOC to exclude the country entirely from next month's games in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Written by STEPHEN WILSON, AP Sports Writer

Prosecutors to appeal Pistorius' 6-year jail sentence

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African prosecutors announced their intention to appeal against Oscar Pistorius' six-year jail sentence for murder on Thursday, calling it "shockingly" lenient and a decision that could bring the country's justice system into "disrepute."

  • Written by GERALD IMRAY, Associated Press