NAPA (AP) - While many people around the league have questioned whether DeAndre Washington has the size to stick in the NFL, Raiders rookie running back sees his stature as a benefit instead of a hindrance.
OAKLAND (AP) - With ace Clayton Kershaw's troublesome back making him somewhat of an unknown for the stretch run, the contending Los Angeles Dodgers boosted their depleted rotation Monday by getting left-hander Rich Hill and right fielder Josh Reddick from the Oakland Athletics for a trio of pitching prospects.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Former Olympic sprint stars and civil activists Tommie Smith and John Carlos earned fame and scorn when they raised their gloved fists on the medal podium at the 1968 Mexico City Games and bowed their heads through the national anthem in protest during the heart of racial tension in the U.S.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by The Associated Press.
NEW YOKR (AP) - A lawsuit accuses the group trying to bring skateboarding into the 2020 Olympics of skirting anti-doping rules and giving favors to an IOC official that led to the ouster of a rival group from the negotiating table.