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.


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