No anthem or colors, but Russians are back at track worlds

ZHUKOVSKY, Russia (AP) — They won't hear their anthem if they win. Their national colors — even on nail varnish — are strictly forbidden. Regardless, a group of Russian athletes is back at the track and field world championships.

  • Written by By JAMES ELLINGWORTH , AP Sports Writer

UConn women ready to move on from Final Four loss

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies haven't watched last season's Final Four loss to Mississippi State. They are focusing on the future more than dwelling on the past.

  • Written by By DOUG FEINBERG , AP Basketball Writer

With no cupcakes early, Ohio State rushes to get ready

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said opening the season on the road against a Big Ten opponent brings another level of urgency to preseason practice.

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  • Written by By MITCH STACY , AP Sports Writer

Los Angeles reaches deal with Olympic leaders for 2028 Games

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles has reached an agreement with International Olympic leaders that will open the way for the city to host the 2028 Summer Games, while ceding the 2024 Games to rival Paris, officials announced Monday.

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  • Written by By MICHAEL R. BLOOD , Associated Press

Tears, smiles as Jose Fernandez's family visits Marlins Park

MIAMI (AP) — Second baseman Dee Gordon carried Jose Fernandez's 5-month-old daughter Penelope across the Miami Marlins clubhouse, and when they stopped at her late father's locker, she began to cry.

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  • Written by By STEVEN WINE , AP Sports Writer