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AP Top Sports News at 9:54 a.m. EDT

Decision time: IOC poised to rule on Russia's status for Rio
LONDON (AP) -- As the clock ticks down to the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, international Olympic leaders are facing a seminal moment....

IOC: 45 more positive cases in retests of 2008, '12 samples
LONDON (AP) -- Forty-five more athletes, including 31 medalists, have been caught for doping after retesting of samples from the last two Summer Olympics, the IOC said Friday....

Ken Griffey Jr and Mike Piazza set to enter Hall of Fame
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- When they were drafted nearly three decades ago, one was on everybody's baseball radar, the other a blip at best, picked almost as an afterthought in the final round thanks to a recommendation by an important family friend....

Cousins looks to make most of chance with US basketball team
DeMarcus Cousins considers the thought, and one of the NBA's most recognizable scowls quickly turns into a bright smile....

US romps over Argentina in first Olympic exhibition
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- New team. Same old result....

Former NFL coach Dennis Green dies at 67
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Dennis Green, the trailblazing coach who led a Minnesota Vikings renaissance in the 1990s before a less successful run with the Arizona Cardinals, has died. He was 67....

OSU officials: Coger died after 40-minute outdoor workout
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma State basketball player Tyrek Coger died from an enlarged heart after a 40-minute team workout on the football stadium stairs in hot weather, officials said Friday....

Foreign athletes use Brazilian connections to make it to Rio
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Rugby player Isadora Cerullo never lived in Brazil. Fencer Ghislain Perrier speaks very little Portuguese. Golfer Miriam Nagl played abroad most of her life....

WNBA president talks about fining players over warmup shirts
NEW YORK (AP) -- WNBA President Lisa Borders applauds the league's players for taking an active stance on social issues, she just wishes they would keep it off the court....

LEADING OFF: Sale goes for 15th win, Leake on a streak
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