Activists say Syrian army strikes kill 70 people in AleppoBEIRUT (AP) ? Syrian army airstrikes killed at least 70 people, most of them civilians, and wounded scores in attacks Saturday in the northern province of Aleppo that struck civilian areas, including a packed market in a town held by the Islamic State group, activists said.
Victims of FIFA's scandal: small clubs, youth, local leagues
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) ? The accused in the FIFA scandal are easy to spot: globe-trotting executives charged with diverting millions meant to build the game to their personal accounts. Those who feel victimized aren't as obvious: Youth players with hand-me-down equipment, semi-pro clubs that can't afford to travel and developmental leagues that can't pay referees.
Family life dramas inspire Sock at French Open
Jack Sock became the youngest American man to reach the French Open last-16 since Pete Sampras 22 years ago, with a spirit fired by a pair of frightening family health scares. At the start of the year, Sock, the world number 37, was at the bedside of his brother Eric who had been diagnosed with Lemierre?s Syndrome. Older brother Eric, a former university player in Nebraska and a tennis coach, spent the best part of two weeks in intensive care with Jack constantly at his bedside.
Kerry, Zarif hold crucial nuclear talks ahead of deal deadline
Tehran rejected a key Western demand for site inspections Saturday as US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart held intense talks to secure a nuclear deal ahead of a looming deadline. The Geneva talks between Kerry and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in the run-up to the June 30 deadline come amid heightened diplomatic moves to try to end a 12-year standoff and put a nuclear bomb beyond Iran's reach. Kerry and Zarif huddled for six hours in a leading hotel with their delegations and top European Union official Helga Schmid before ending the discussions.
Bowditch, Walker, Curran stay atop soggy PGA event
Australian Steven Bowditch and Americans Jon Curran and Jimmy Walker remained level for the lead after Saturday's completion of the second round at the rain-soaked US PGA Byron Nelson tournament. All three were safely in the clubhouse when darkness fell Friday with 33 players still on the course after heavy rain had delayed the start of round two by three hours. Americans Tony Finau and Joe Affrunti, who were the closest players to the lead on the course when play was halted, each moved within a stroke of the lead on Saturday.
The Latest: Stephens four-squared at French Open
France's Segolene Royal laments sexism in politics
Djokovic, Nadal race into French Open 4th round
PARIS (AP) ? Novak Djokovic seems in a hurry as he chases his ninth Grand Slam title ? and the only one he's never won ? racing into the French Open fourth round with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win against 19-year-old Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis.
B.B. King funeral to take place Saturday in Mississippi
INDIANOLA, Miss. (AP) ? Hundreds of people are filling a church in the Mississippi Delta for the funeral of B.B. King, who rose from sharecropper in the area's flat cotton fields to worldwide fame as a blues singer and guitarist who influenced generations of entertainers.
Bomb blast hits Nigerian city, after rocket grenades kill 13
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) ? A bomb exploded Saturday afternoon near Maiduguri's main market, after the city was attacked before dawn by Islamic extremists by rocket-propelled grenades that killed at least 13 people, said residents.