RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - With fireworks forming the word "Rio" in the sky and supermodel Gisele Bundchen shimmering to the tune of "The Girl from Ipanema," Rio de Janiero welcomed the world to the first Olympic Games in South America with a serious message underlying the celebration: Let's take care of our planet.
OAKLAND (AP) - Cubs manager Joe Maddon thought Jorge Soler might get a jolt out of returning to the majors after spending two months recovering from a nagging hamstring injury, including a two-week stint in the minors.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Addressing reporters for the first time since opting not to pursue further appeals of his four-game suspension in the "Deflategate" saga, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady called it a personal decision and said he is trying to move on.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee defended his support of the decision not to ban Russia's entire team from the Rio Games, framing it as a done deal by the time he weighed in on it, and a stance that received wide support among athletes.