Brazil team honored as experts study possible fuel problem

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — Simultaneous tear-filled tributes were held at packed stadiums in Colombia and Brazil for the victims of this week's air tragedy that claimed 71 lives when a chartered plane crashed while ferrying a scrappy, small-town soccer team to the finals of a prestigious South American tournament.

  • Written by FERNANDO VERGARA, Associated Press; JOSHUA GOODMAN, Associated Press

APNewsBreak: All-Star Game no longer determines Series start

NEW YORK (AP) — The league that wins baseball's All-Star Game no longer will get home-field advantage in the World Series, which instead will go to the pennant winner with the better regular-season record.

  • Written by RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer

AP source: smokeless tobacco banned for new major leaguers

IRVING, Texas (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says Major League Baseball and its players' union agreed to ban smokeless tobacco for all new big leaguers.

  • Written by STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writers; RONALD BLUM, AP Sports Writers