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Published Aug. 13, 2015

LITTLE LEAGUE

KEYSTONE KNOCKED OUT IN REGIONAL

Keystone's hopes of reaching Williamsport were dashed Wednesday when the Florida representatives from Tampa lost 5-2 against Virginia at the Little League Baseball Southeast Regional in Warner Robbins, Ga.

Keystone had defeated Virginia 8-4 Saturday in pool play.

Keaton Howard, who accounted for both of Florida's hits, put Keystone up 1-0 in the top of the first with a homer to right-center, but Virginia answered with two in the bottom half and never trailed from there.

Joey Johnston scored on an error in the top of the fifth to trim the lead to 3-2, but Virginia hit its second home run of the day to make it 5-2 in the bottom half.

Florida struggled with Virginia starter Brett Allen, who struck out 13 in 51/3 innings. Austin Grause took the loss, surrendering all five runs while striking out three.

NBA

Public funds to Bucks arena approved

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker committed $250 million in taxpayer money to pay for an arena for the Bucks. The taxpayer commitment will grow to $400 million with interest; Walker said it would cost taxpayers more if the team left.

TRACK

IAAF official backs independent agency

Creating an independent anti-doping agency in athletics would help combat allegations that the governing body is not doing enough to weed out drug cheats or is complicit in doping problems, IAAF presidential candidate Sebastian Coe said.

OLYMPICS

IOC won't conduct viral tests of water

A top International Olympic Committee official said it will not conduct viral tests of Olympic waterways ahead of the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. Olympic Games executive director Christophe Dubi said the IOC will stick to World Health Organization guidelines recommending only bacterial testing.

BROADCASTING: American Idol host Ryan Seacrest will host NBC's late-night coverage.

ET CETERA

AUTOS: Michael Andretti called allegations that his IndyCar team is on the verge of insolvency unfounded.

SKIING: World downhill champion Patrick Kueng will skip offseason training in South America to rest an injured knee.

SOCCER: Costa Rican national team coach Paulo Wanchope resigned after being involved in a fistfight at a match in Panama.

Brandon Wright, Times correspondent; Times wires