Russia denies allegations of minister involved in doping

MOSCOW (AP) — A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin has strongly denied allegations that the sports ministry might be personally involved in covering up doping cases in the country.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

An extra rest day in NBA Finals seems timely for Cavaliers

CLEVELAND (AP) — Under the long-used former NBA Finals format, Game 3 of this Golden State-Cleveland matchup would have been played Tuesday night.

Not this year, thanks to an extra rest day.

  • Written by TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer

Ali scripted funeral plans in exacting detail in 'The Book'

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Muhammad Ali and his innermost circle started a document years ago that grew so thick they began calling it "The Book."

Its contents will soon be revealed.

  • Written by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press CLAIRE GALOFARO, Associated Press