IOC identifies 43 potential refugee athletes for Rio Games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic officials have identified 43 candidates for a team of refugee athletes who will compete in the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro in a "message of hope" for millions of refugees around the world, the IOC said Wednesday.

  • Written by STEPHEN WILSON, AP Sports Writer

Reds star Votto opens exhibition season with 2 hits

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Joey Votto had two hits and reached three times in the Cincinnati Reds' 6-5 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday in the spring training opener for both Ohio teams.

  • Written by GARY SCHATZ, Associated Press

Yankees closer Chapman agrees to accept 30-game suspension

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman agreed to accept a 30-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy, a penalty stemming from an altercation with his girlfriend last October.

  • Written by RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer