Backup flame for Rio lit in birthplace of ancient Olympics

ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece (AP) — Fire spurted from a concave mirror Wednesday as a priestess, kneeling in her long, pleated dress before a ruined Greek temple, focused the blazing sun's rays on her metal torch.

  • Written by NICHOLAS PAPHITIS, Associated Press

Reds scratch RHP Alfredo Simon vs Rockies with sore arm

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds have scratched right-hander Alfredo Simon from his scheduled start against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night because of biceps tendinitis.

  • Written by JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer