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Diggins, McBride, Dolson cut from Team USA
Skylar Diggins, Kayla McBride and Stefanie Dolson were cut from the USA Basketball women's roster Sunday as the team continues its preparations for the FIBA World Championship, which begins Saturday in Turkey.

Agosta takes break from ice to become cop
When her teammates arrive for hockey training camp, Meghan Agosta will be reporting elsewhere. She'll be going to the Justice Institute of British Columbia -- with her badge and gun.

Ice dancers Virtue, Moir will sit out this season
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the 2010 Olympic ice dance gold medalists, will not compete this season but aren't yet retiring.

France deals U.S. women rare international loss
Sandrine Gruda had 26 points and 15 rebounds to help France stun the U.S. women's national team 76-72 in an exhibition game on Sunday.

Ledecky is USA Swimming Athlete of the Year
Katie Ledecky was honored as the USA Swimming Athlete of the Year for the second straight season and took the Phillips 66 Performance Award for her record-breaking performance in the 1,500-meter freestyle at the Pan Pacific Championships.

Australia's Cambage ruptures Achilles tendon
Basketball Australia said Sunday that Liz Cambage has been ruled out of the women's world championships after rupturing an Achilles tendon.

North Korean sets weightlifting world record
North Korea's Om Yun Chol has set a world record in the clean and jerk, lifting 170 kilograms in the men's 56-kilogram class at the Asian Games.

Committee clears Kreuziger of doping charges
The Czech Olympic Committee ruled Monday that cyclist Roman Kreuziger did not violate doping rules.

IOC: Flexible rules could allow baseball's return
The adoption of a more flexible approach to the Olympic program could allow for the return of baseball and other sports that have been dropped from the games, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said Saturday.

Spearmon gets 3-month doping suspension
Three-time U.S. 200-meter champion Wallace Spearmon has received a three-month suspension for using a banned substance at a meet earlier this summer.

IOC prez: Sports should maintain neutrality
Sports must acknowledge its relationship to politics and big business and work with those who run global society while still maintaining its neutrality, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said Saturday.

Coach K refutes Team USA gig benefits Duke
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said the notion that coaching USA Basketball gives him a recruiting advantage is "utterly ridiculous."

Bad back keeps Delle Donne from U.S. team
Elena Delle Donne became the latest player to withdraw from the U.S. women's basketball national team pool because of injury.

Voigt breaks mark in cycling's Hour Record
Jens Voigt has set a new mark in cycling's historic Hour Record, racing 51.1 kilometers (31.7 miles) around a velodrome.

FIBA allows trial run for religious head coverings
International basketball's governing body said Tuesday that players will be allowed to wear religious head coverings, such as hijabs or turbans, on a trial basis in some competitions.

Kostner risks punishment after skipping hearing
Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner risks punishment for skipping a hearing before Italian authorities investigating whether she was complicit in doping by her former boyfriend and Olympic race walking champ Alex Schwazer.

Indonesia named host of 2018 Asian Games
Indonesia was formally named the host country for the 2018 Asian Games on Saturday, filling the void created when Vietnam relinquished its hosting rights over financial concerns.

Los Angeles to host U.S. national marathon
Los Angeles will host the USA Track & Field national marathon championships in March.

Oilers hire Olympian Pelletier as skating coach
The Edmonton Oilers have hired Olympic figure skating champion David Pelletier as a skating coach.

S. Korea prez offers assurances on '18 Games
South Korea's president has assured the IOC that the government will make the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang a success.

Future of Rio golf course unclear after hearing
The future of the golf course under construction for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016 was unclear Wednesday after the city of Rio and the course developer -- both defendants in a lawsuit -- failed to agree to changes proposed by a Brazilian court.

Rio organizers outline prices for 2016 tickets
Organizers have announced the basic outline of ticket prices for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016.

U.S. drubs Serbia for FIBA gold; Irving MVP
Kyrie Irving made all six 3-pointers and scored 26 points, and the U.S. repeated as world champion for the first time by crushing Serbia 129-92 on Sunday in the Basketball World Cup.

Contador wins Spanish Vuelta, 6th grand tour
Alberto Contador won the Spanish Vuelta for a third time on Sunday after protecting his lead on the 21st and final stage, giving the Spaniard his sixth grand tour title.

UCI prez: Colombian uniforms 'unacceptable'
The president of the International Cycling Union says the flesh-colored uniforms worn by a Colombian women's cycling team are "unacceptable."

Russia elects first woman as VP of wrestling
The widow of two-time Olympic wrestling champion Ivan Yarygin has become the first female vice president of the sport's governing body.

AIBA gives Boxing India provisional recognition
Indian boxers will be allowed to participate at the Asian Games after the sport's amateur world governing body gave provisional recognition to a new national federation, but there is no certainty they'll get to participate under the national flag.

France rallies past Lithuania for WC bronze
France came from behind in the final quarter to beat Lithuania 95-93 and win the bronze medal at the Basketball World Cup on Saturday.

Nike ends Pistorius' deal; 2nd time this week
Nike has terminated the contract of one of its endorsers for the second time this week.

Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide
A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, and declared him not guilty of murder and premeditated murder.

Pistorius could compete again in Paralympics
The International Paralympic Committee says Oscar Pistorius will be free to compete again once he has served any punishment for killing his girlfriend.

Italian cyclist Rabottini tests positive for EPO
Italian cyclist Matteo Rabottini has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for EPO in training.

Faried: Team USA 'wanted to beat' Spain
Kenneth Faried was the only player willing to say what at least a few members of Team USA are presumably feeling after advancing to a gold-medal game that won't have Spain on the other side.

Rose blossoms for Team USA, 'had his look'
Derrick Rose has convinced at least one prominent member of the American basketball community that he has turned a significant corner in his comeback.

Record holder Kipsang to run NYC Marathon
World-record holder Wilson Kipsang will make his New York City Marathon debut in November.