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Pistorius defense team closes case

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The defense team for Oscar Pistorius closed its case in the athlete's murder trial on Tuesday, bringing a legal case that has transfixed South Africans and others around the world closer to a verdict.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 July 2014

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Djokovic replaces Nadal at No. 1 after Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) — Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic replaced Rafael Nadal at No. 1 in the ATP rankings Monday, while runner-up Roger Federer rose one spot to No. 3.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014

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OSU player kicked off team, pleads not guilty

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State defensive end Tracy Sprinkle has pleaded not guilty to charges of possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia, rioting and failure to disperse after a weekend bar fight in Lorain, Ohio.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014

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Without Neymar, attack not the focus for Brazil

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — With Neymar out and Brazil's forwards ineffective throughout the World Cup, it will be up to the team's defenders and midfielders to keep Brazil in contention at the World Cup.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014

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NCAA suggests contact limits for football practice

The NCAA is suggesting that football teams hold no more than two contact practices per week during the season in guidelines that grew out of a safety and concussion summit early this year.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014

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Jurisdictional issue delays Sterling trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jurisdictional issue delayed Monday's scheduled start of a trial focusing on whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife had the authority under terms of a family trust to unilaterally negotiate a $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014

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Dribblers Messi and Robben face off in semifinal

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The World Cup's best dribblers — Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben — face off when Argentina and Netherlands meet in the semifinals.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014

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5 things to know as the Tour de France hits London

LONDON (AP) — It may be as French as camembert, but the Tour de France is coming to London. Almost 200 speeding cyclists are set to race past the city's greatest landmarks, from the Tower of London to the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014

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