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Brazil in an unusual spot after a draw to open World Cup

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Five-time World Cup champion Brazil finds itself in unfamiliar territory after a draw to open the World Cup; the last time it didn't win its first match, Pele had just retired. More>>

World Cup Day 3: 'Please God, Give the Goal!'

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Soccer's Common-Sense Version of Instant Replay Proves the Tool Can Be Used Without the Delays That Make NFL and MLB Games Difficult to Watch. More>>

Portugal can eliminate Morocco from World Cup

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal can send Morocco to an early World Cup exit on Wednesday. More>>

Kremlin is relieved that no one died in Moscow taxi crash

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A Kremlin spokesman says the Russian government is relieved that nobody died in a weekend taxi crash in Moscow that injured two Mexican World Cup soccer fans and six other pedestrians. More>>

The Latest: Cantona joins in mocking of Neymar's hairdo

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Sweden and South Korea are drawing 0-0 at halftime at the World Cup. More>>

'Iranian Messi' feels at home at World Cup before Spain game

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Iran center forward Sardar Azmoun is feeling at home at the World Cup in Russia. More>>

2 Koreas agree to march together at Asian Games

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The rival Koreas have agreed that their athletes will march together under a single flag in the opening and closing ceremonies of the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia. More>>

Murray excited to end 11-month absence at Queen's this week

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Andy Murray is excited to be making his comeback at the pre-Wimbledon Queen's Club tournament this week after the former top-ranked player in the world experienced the "lowest point" of his career during an 11-month absence from tennis. More>>

Japan team at World Cup troubled by earthquake, hotel alarm

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Word of a deadly earthquake in Japan and an early-morning false alarm at a team hotel have given the Samurai Blue unsettling moments at the World Cup. More>>

FIFA charges Mexico after fans chant anti-gay slur

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FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Mexico after its fans used an anti-gay slur during the team's 1-0 win over Germany. More>>

Mexico dreams big at World Cup after beating Germany

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Mexico is starting to dream big after beating defending World Cup champion Germany. More>>

Report: CAR foreign minister says Boris Becker not diplomat

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The foreign minister of Central African Republic reportedly says that retired German tennis star Boris Becker doesn't have diplomatic status in his unpaid role as a sports attache for the country. More>>

Koepka's golf legacy secured after 2nd straight Open win

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Brooks Koepka's golf legacy secured after 2nd straight Open win; he goes for No. 3 next year at Pebble Beach. More>>

Dustin Johnson's US Open hopes fade on back 9

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Dustin Johnson faded late in the U.S. Open, three-putting three times on the back nine and finishing third, two strokes behind Brooks Koepka. More>>

Strange: Koepka has what it takes to win 3 in a row

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Curtis Strange knows what it takes to win back-to-back U.S. Open titles and he thinks Brooks Koepka can win again next year at Pebble Beach. More>>

Astros win 11th straight and finish 10-0 trip, beat KC 7-4

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Carlos Correa and the Houston Astros won their 11th straight game, finishing off a dominant 10-0 road trip by rallying past the Kansas City Royals 7-4. More>>

Arson suspected at bar where Zach Randolph's brother killed

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Investigators have determined a fire likely was intentionally set at an Indiana bar, one day after the brother of NBA star Zach Randolph was fatally shot there. More>>

Like last year's Twins, young Braves ahead of schedule

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Atlanta has turned its stocked farm system into a major league contender faster than expected. More>>

Flaherty, Carpenter help Cardinals shut down Cubs 5-0

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Jack Flaherty and four relievers combined on a four-hitter, Matt Carpenter homered and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-0. More>>

The Latest: Pogba goal for France now an Australia own goal

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Sweden starts with Marcus Berg and Ola Toivonen in attack in its opening game at the World Cup against South Korea. More>>

Texas Tech stuns Gators 6-3 in College World Series opener

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Texas Tech stuns defending national champion Florida with 6-3 win in College World Series. More>>

Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland at World Cup

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Brazil joins the list of big teams struggling to win their opening matches at the World Cup in Russia after 1-1 draw against Switzerland. More>>

LEADING OFF: Astros go for team record-tying 12th win in row

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LEADING OFF: Astros try for team record-tying 12th win in row, Yankees and Nationals back for double dip, Colon goes for Dominican mark. More>>

Tough course or easy, Brooks Koepka repeats as US Open champ

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The toughest test at US Open is getting Shinnecock Hills in the right condition for a memorable final round. More>>

Nimmo, Cabrera hit HRs in 9th, rally Mets past D-backs 5-3

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Brandon Nimmo and Asdrubal Cabrera homered off Brad Boxberger in a four-run ninth inning and the New York Mets rallied to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3. More>>

Egypt goalkeeper declines beer-sponsored World Cup award

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Voted man of the match, Egypt goalkeeper declines trophy sponsored by Budweiser on religious grounds. More>>

Go get 'em, Gramps! Pettitte debuts at Yanks Old-Timers' Day

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Andy Pettitte made his debut at Old-Timers' Day at Yankee Stadium, a festive day that featured Hall of Famers Whitey Ford and Reggie Jackson and the always popular Johnny Damon and Paul O'Neill. More>>

Mexico beats defending champion Germany 1-0 at World Cup

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Germany became the third defending champion in the last 16 years to lose its opening match at the World Cup, falling to Mexico 1-0. More>>

So Yeon Ryu wins Meijer LPGA Classic

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So Yeon Ryu won the Meijer LPGA Classic for her first victory of the season and sixth overall, closing with a 5-under 67 for a two-stroke margin. More>>

Police: Taxi driver who hit 8 Moscow pedestrians fell asleep

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Moscow police are investigating a taxi crash that injured eight people, including two Mexican World Cup fans, when the driver plowed into pedestrians on a sidewalk near Red Square. More>>

Mexico's Marquez in 'great shape' at fifth career World Cup

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Mexico defender Rafael Marquez is feeling "in great shape" after becoming only the third man in history to play at a fifth career World Cup. More>>

Panama coach blunt and honest before World Cup debut

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Panama coach Hernan Dario Gomez isn't in the business of sugarcoating the truth before his team's historic World Cup debut. More>>

Fleetwood ties Open mark with final-round 63, finishes 2nd

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Somehow tying US Open record with final-round 63 wasn't totally satisfying for Tommy Fleetwood; he wanted a 62. More>>

The Latest: Defending champion Koepka wins another US Open

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The Latest: A special Father's Day for Massachusetts firefighters at US Open. More>>

Parity comes to World Cup, where top nations fail to win

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Parity has come to the World Cup, where five of the top six nations in the FIFA rankings have played, and none has won. More>>

Russia's World Cup headache: Keeping it safe, keeping it fun

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A taxi crash near Red Square has raised concerns among some World Cup fans about security. More>>

The Latest: Top teams have trouble winning at World Cup

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Diego Maradona has given his version of an exchange with an Asian fan that witnesses perceived as racist. More>>

Panama to make World Cup debut against strong Belgium team

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Panama was thrilled to earn its first berth to the World Cup but that excitement was tempered when the team drew Belgium for its opening match. More>>

Mickelson penalized for swatting moving ball with putter

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Lefty loses it: Mickelson swats a moving golf ball with his putter on 13th green of US Open. More>>

Stunned Germany hopes to avoid early World Cup exit

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Germany didn't play the way it usually plays, and coach Joachim Loew will have to figure out why. More>>

Braves no-hit bid ends in 7th after Teheran pulled vs Padres

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Braves right-hander Julio Teheran is pitching a no-hitter through 6 innings against Padres. More>>

Overlooked Costa in position to leave his mark at World Cup

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Overlooked Diego Costa in good position to leave his mark at World Cup. More>>

A 'milestone' World Cup win kicks off celebration for Mexico

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Mexican coach Juan Carlos Osorio says his team executed his game plan to near perfection in its World Cup-opening win over defending champion Germany. More>>

USGA apologizes for unfair course in 3rd round of US Open

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'A tale of two golf courses': USGA apologizes for unfair course in 3rd round of US Open. More>>

Serbia captain dedicates World Cup goal to ailing official

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Serbia captain dedicates game-winning goal in World Cup against Costa Rica to ailing federation sporting director. More>>

England reconnects with disaffected fans with image makeover

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Whatever happens to England on the field at the World Cup, at least the reception facing the squad should be less brutal. More>>

Messi misses penalty, Iceland holds Argentina to 1-1 draw

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Lionel Messi had a penalty kick saved and Iceland held on for a 1-1 draw against Argentina at the World Cup. More>>

Ronaldo with chance to prove he can also thrive at World Cup

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Cristiano Ronaldo is out to show he can also dominate on the biggest stage in world soccer. More>>

Astros win 10th in row, Keuchel get HR help to beat KC 10-2

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The Houston Astros won their 10th straight game, with Dallas Keuchel getting three-run homers from Max Stassi and Alex Bregman to rout the Kansas City Royals 10-2. More>>

Federer beats Raonic for Stuttgart title, his 18th on grass

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Roger Federer has defeated Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (3) to complete his return from three months off with the Stuttgart Open title. More>>

UK police say almost all banned fans surrendered passports

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British police 98 percent of fans banned from traveling to the World Cup have surrendered their passports. More>>

Giants' Longoria having hand surgery, hopes to return soon

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San Francisco Giants third baseman Evan Longoria says he has elected to have surgery on his broken left hand and hopes to return soon after the All-Star break. More>>

Carrasco hit on right arm by liner, Twins beat Indians 9-3

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Indians pitcher Carrasco hit by line drive; Twins ride Rosario's big day to 9-3 victory. More>>

Johnson in 4-way tie after day of survival at US Open

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Dustin Johnson sets out to keep command at Shinnecock Hills, with history on his side at US Open. More>>

Maradona responds to report of racist gesture to Asian fan

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Diego Maradona has given his version of an exchange with an Asian fan at a World Cup game in Moscow that witnesses perceived as racist. More>>

LEADING OFF: Old-Timers' Day at Yankee Stadium, Astros surge

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LEADING OFF: Old-Timers' Day at Yankee Stadium, Astros surging, Indians check Carrasco. More>>

Spence keeps IBF title at home with quick knockout of Ocampo

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Errol Spence Jr. retains IBF welterweight crown with a first-round knockout of Mexico's Carlos Ocampo in his first title defense in front of home crowd in Texas. More>>

Taxi hits pedestrians near Moscow's Red Square, injuring 8

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Police in Moscow say eight people have been injured when a taxi into pedestrians on a sidewalk near Red Square. More>>

LeBlanc shuts down Red Sox in Mariners' 1-0 win

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Wade LeBlanc pitched into the eighth inning and Nelson Cruz had an RBI single as the Seattle Mariners beat the Boston Red Sox 1-0. More>>

United States scores historic 30-29 win over Scotland

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United States beats Scotland 30-29 for first win over a Tier One nation. More>>

Berger, Finau ride early tee time into share of US Open lead

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Shinnecock Happens: Berger, Finau parlay early tee times into share of US Open lead. More>>

Severino sharp, steals a popup, too, as Yankees top Rays 4-1

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Luis Severino pitched eight sharp innings and also jumped to steal away a popup from catcher Gary Sanchez, leading the New York Yankees over the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1. More>>

Paralyzed Humboldt player's family preparing for next phase

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The parents of a paralyzed Humboldt Broncos hockey player are preparing for the next phase of his recovery _ his return home. More>>

The Latest: USGA apologizes for unfair course in 3rd round

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The Latest: A birthday celebration for Mickelson at Shinnecock Hills on Saturday. More>>

Rookie's 1st hit, Beltre 3B send Rangers past Rockies 5-2

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Beltre hits tiebreaking 2-run triple as Rangers stop 7-game slide with 5-2 win over Rockies. More>>

Scherzer loses 2nd start in row, Blue Jays blank Nats 2-0

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Max Scherzer lost his second straight start for the first time since 2015 when Marco Estrada pitched 6 2-3 shutout innings and Devon Travis homered for the Toronto Blue Jays in a 2-0 win over the Washington Nationals. More>>

Anna Nordqvist, Lee-Anne Pace share LPGA Tour lead

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Anna Nordqvist and Lee-Anne Pace each shot 8-under 64 to share the third-round lead in the Meijer LPGA Classic. More>>

Birthday news: Salah fit for Egypt's next World Cup match

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Birthday cake for Salah at Egypt team hotel at World Cup. More>>

World Cup Day 2: Patriotic Duty _ Make Your Kid Play Soccer

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Former World Cup and current Major League Soccer star Bastian Schweinsteiger explains how a strong commitment to youth development programs enabled Germany to reclaim its place as a soccer superpower. More>>

The Latest: Croatia beats Nigeria on own-goal, penalty kick

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Five friends from Croatia have ridden 1,500 kilometers (930 miles) from Zagreb to Kaliningrad for the World Cup. More>>

Technology helps France beat gritty Australia 2-1 in Group C

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Technology twice helped France at the World Cup in its 2-1 victory over Australia in Group C. More>>

Brazil coach Tite adored for turning around national team

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Revered by his players and credited with turning Brazil's national team around, Tite knows he's not perfect. More>>

Anti-racism group blames local officials for eviction

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A prominent group that campaigns against racism and anti-gay abuse in sports has accused St. Petersburg authorities of having it evicted from its premises in the city. More>>

Kickoff: Brazil, Germany face high expectations at World Cup

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Brazil's quest for World Cup redemption is set to begin, along with Germany's title defense. More>>

Mexico coach spots weakness in Germany's defense

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Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio spots weakness in Germany's defense. More>>

Brother of NBA's Zach Randolph killed outside of Indiana bar

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Authorities say a brother of Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph was shot and killed outside of an Indiana bar. More>>

DiVincenzo's path: NCAA title-game star to NBA draft hopeful

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Donte DiVincenzo's plan was test the NBA draft waters this spring _ until the national title game happened. More>>

Cossacks to display 'military skills' in World Cup city

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A senior official in Russia's southern Rostov region says Cossack patrols in the World Cup city of Rostov will "display their military skills" and not replace the role of police. More>>

Michigan State trustees call for school president to resign

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Michigan State University Board of Trustee Brian Mosallam is asking interim school president John Engler to resign immediately. More>>

Nadal gets 24 Hours Le Mans race underway

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Tennis great Rafael Nadal played the role of official starter on Saturday to get the 86th edition of the 24 Hours Le Mans classic endurance race underway amid light rain. More>>

Egypt's El Hadary may be consigned to history by rising star

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A string of spectacular saves in Egypt's 1-0 loss to Uruguay earned goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy the man of the match distinction and an outpouring of admiration at home in what is a dream World Cup debut for the 29-year-old. More>>

Woods on expectations for another major win: 'Absolutely'

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Tiger Woods shoots 2 over in 2nd round of US Open and misses cut, but 'absolutely' expects to win another major. More>>

AP source: Kawhi Leonard wants a trade from Spurs

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AP source: Kawhi Leonard has told the San Antonio Spurs that he wants a trade. More>>

Johnson takes 4-shot lead into weekend at US Open

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The second round of the U.S. Open has begun in much better fashion for Tiger Woods. Woods triple-bogeyed his first hole on Thursday on the way to an 8-over-par 78 that left him nine shots behind the leaders. More>>

Ronaldo scores hat trick, Portugal draws 3-3 with Spain

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Cristiano Ronaldo completed a hat trick with a perfectly taken free kick in the 88th minute to give Portugal a 3-3 draw against Spain at the World Cup. More>>

Gimenez scores to lift Uruguay over Egypt 1-0 in Group A

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Jose Gimenez came to Uruguay's rescue by scoring the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Egypt in Group A of the World Cup. More>>

LEADING OFF: Astros heating up, Angels hurting all over

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LEADING OFF: Goldschmidt back in form after slow start, Scherzer on track for third straight Cy Young Award. More>>

Ivanovic poised to set record for Serbia at World Cup

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Serbia's World Cup opener against Costa Rica will have added significance for Branislav Ivanovic. More>>

Cowboys DL David Irving banned 4 games for 2nd straight year

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Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman David Irving suspended four games for violating NFL's substance-abuse policy, 2nd straight year of facing ban to start season. More>>

Croatia fans cycle all the way to Russia for World Cup

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Croatia fans cycle all the way to Russia for World Cup. More>>

Spain still behind De Gea after forgettable World Cup opener

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In the big picture of what the World Cup opener meant for Spain and earning a point, David De Gea was exactly right following the 3-3 draw with Portugal. More>>

Highly touted Belgium starts with World Cup newcomer Panama

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The celebration after Panama qualified for the World Cup was wild and emotional, enough that Panama City essentially shut down in honor of reaching soccer's showcase event for the first time. More>>

Reports: Cristiano Ronaldo strikes deal on tax fraud case

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Spanish media reports that Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed to plead guilty to tax fraud and pay a fine of 18.8 million euros ($21.8 milllion) in exchange for a prison sentence that would most likely be suspended. More>>

Gattis' slam sends Astros past KC 7-3 for 9th straight win

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Evan Gattis hit a go-ahead grand slam, Alex Bregman and Carlos Correa also went deep and Houston beat the Royals 7-3 for its ninth consecutive win. More>>

Hernandez, Kemp homer in Dodgers' 3-2 win over Giants

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Ross Stripling pitched four-hit ball over 6 1/3 innings, Enrique Hernandez and Matt Kemp went deep to give the Dodgers a major league-leading 32 homers this month, and Los Angeles beat the rival San Francisco Giants 3-2. More>>

Loaisiga wins MLB debut, Didi homers, Yankees blank Rays 5-0

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Jonathan Loaisiga pitched three-hit ball over five impressive innings to win his major league debut, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0. More>>

Kluber looks 'human' as Twins beat Cy Young winner 6-3

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Kluber has rare rocky performance as Twins beat Indians, ace 6-3. More>>

Solarte homers from both sides of plate, Jays beat Nats 6-5

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Solarte homers from both sides of plate, Travis also connects as Blue Jays beat Nationals 6-5. More>>

Coyotes trade Max Domi to Canadiens for Alex Galchenyuk

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The Arizona Coyotes have traded forward Max Domi to the Montreal Canadiens for Alex Galchenyuk in an exchange of young, talented players. More>>

MLB suspends Rangers C Chirinos, Dodgers OF Kemp for scuffle

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Rangers C Robinson Chirinos, Dodgers OF Matt Kemp suspended 1 game for scuffle. More>>

NCAA settles CTE lawsuit filed by widow of Texas player

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The NCAA has settled a lawsuit with the family of a former Texas football player who claimed the organization was responsible for his brain injuries and death decades after he finished playing. More>>

So Yeon Ryu shoots 67, leads Meijer LPGA Classic

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So Yeon Ryu birdied all five par-5 holes in a 5-under 67 to take the second-round lead in the Meijer LPGA Classic. More>>

Shinnecock Hills beats down some big names at US Open

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Shinnecock Hills beats down some big names at US Open: Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Jason Day. More>>

The Latest: Cut takes out Woods, Spieth, McIlroy and Day

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Day 2 of the U.S. Open has a different look. More>>

No live chickens at the World Cup for Nigeria fans

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A Russian official in the city of Kaliningrad says authorities forbade World Cup fans from bringing live chickens to matches. More>>

Costa Rica fans get surprise call about free World Cup trip

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Costa Rica fan Martin Gomez hung up the phone twice, thinking it was a prank call or a scam. More>>

The Latest: Ronaldo 3, Spain 3: Star's hat trick earns draw

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The head of the Palestinian Football Association faces FIFA punishment for urging fans to burn photos of Lionel Messi if Argentina played a World Cup warmup game in Jerusalem. More>>

Fleetwood's knack: Brit does well in nasty US Open weather

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Fleetwood's knack: Brit does well in nasty weather during 2nd round of US Open. More>>

Chin-stroking implies Ronaldo thinks he is the GOAT

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Cristiano Ronaldo stroked his chin as he celebrated a goal; perhaps because he thinks he is the GOAT or the greatest of all time. More>>

Column: In Iceland, packing salt to face Messi at World Cup

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Column: In Iceland, packing salt to face Messi at World Cup. More>>

In World Cup's shadow, layoffs and anger at Russian factory

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Worker protests over pay cuts, layoffs and working conditions at the Red October steelworks are threatening to cloud Volgograd's first World Cup match. More>>

Iran fans unfurl banner at World Cup in support of women

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Iranian fans at the national team's first match at the World Cup unfurled a banner protesting the Iran's ban on women attending soccer matches back home. More>>

Croatia's golden generation keen to live up to expectations

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For Croatia's golden generation, the great expectations held key players outshines even those of the team's fanatical fans at the World Cup. More>>

Messi begins bid for 1st World Cup title against Iceland

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Lionel Messi will be the headliner of the Group D match between Argentina and Iceland at Spartak Stadium in Moscow. More>>

Boris Becker claims diplomatic immunity in UK bankruptcy

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Retired tennis star Boris Becker is claiming his role as a sports attache for the Central African Republic gives him diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy proceedings. More>>

Trump says he 'worked hard' on World Cup bid, thanks Kraft

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President Donald Trump tweets that he 'worked hard' to bring World Cup to North America, thanks Patriots owner Kraft. More>>

No team but 2 referees for US at World Cup in Russia

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While the United States is missing from soccer's showcase for the first time since 1986, it is the only nation with two referees working the tournament. More>>

Nigeria captain says his team has had warm welcome in Russia

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Nigeria's coach and captain have brushed aside fears of racism in World Cup stadiums and say that the country's young players have enjoyed a warm welcome in Russia. More>>

Peru coach says Guerrero fit for World Cup, ready to play

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Peru coach Ricardo Gareca will not commit to playing recently reinstated striker Paolo Guerrero in their World Cup opener against Denmark on Saturday. More>>

A 7 and a 78: Ugly numbers for Tiger Woods in US Open

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As Tiger Woods stood in the middle of the first fairway the last thing on his mind was a 7. That number was the first thing on his scorecard in the U.S. Open. More>>

Marlins Man loses $1.5 million to embezzlement

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Marlins Man loses $1.5 million in embezzlement scheme. More>>

Correction: Red Sox-Mariners story

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Xander Bogaerts hits a solo blast off Felix Hernandez in the sixth inning to back David Price's pitching gem for Red Sox at Safeco Field. More>>

Speaker: Sports gambling unlikely to pass in NY this year

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The speaker of the New York state Assembly says there isn't enough support to pass legislation authorizing sports wagering this year. More>>

Torres hits 3-run HR, German gets 1st win as Yanks top Rays

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Gleyber Torres hit another three-run homer and Domingo German struck out a career-high 10 for his first major league win as the New York Yankees edged the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 in the opener of a four-game series. More>>

Iceland charms before World Cup debut against Argentina

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Iceland is showing the charming, funny, friendly style that won friends worldwide ahead of a World Cup debut against Argentina. More>>

The Latest: No guarantees Guerrero will start for Peru

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Peru coach Ricardo Gareca will not commit to playing recently reinstated striker Paolo Guerrero in their World Cup opener against Denmark. More>>

Rome mayor hopes to build new sports stadium despite scandal

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Rome's mayor is hoping to go ahead with construction of a new sports stadium but says she will review the plans following a new corruption scandal. More>>

Rebooted Brazil seeks redemption against gritty Switzerland

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Still atoning for its 7-1 loss to Germany four years ago, Brazil seeks to complete its transformation against hard-to-beat Switzerland. More>>

France coach indulges Griezmann before World Cup match

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France coach Didier Deschamps has always been clear with his players since taking charge six years ago: there is no "I" in team. More>>

Johnson shares lead in a US Open that plays like one

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US Open begins on century-old Shinnecock Hills with slightly wider fairways and shaved edges around greens giving it new look. More>>

Former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr arrested on rape charges

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Former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. has been arrested on charges of rape and other sex crimes on the day he was to appear in court on an unrelated burglary charge. More>>

LEADING OFF: Story returns home, Cubs-Cards face off

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LEADING OFF: Rockies' Story returns home to Texas, Cubs-Cards features two of NL's best on the mound. More>>

Giants 3B Longoria has broken hand after being hit by pitch

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San Francisco Giants third baseman Evan Longoria has a broken left hand after being hit by a pitch. More>>

A manager's umpire rant goes online, and Manfred cries foul

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A profane rant by ex-Mets manager goes online, and Manfred cries foul. More>>

Putin and Russia get their 1st win at the World Cup

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Substitute Denis Cheryshev scores two goals to lead host Russia over Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening match of the World Cup. More>>

Spain ready to leave World Cup coaching woes in the past

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Spain can't wait to get the ball rolling and put its coaching woes in the past. More>>

Russian hopes, fears tied up in Putin's showcase World Cup

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Russian President Vladimir Putin claims soccer and politics have nothing to do with each other, yet the World Cup he kicked off is about much more than sports. More>>

MMA star McGregor says he regrets Brooklyn melee

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Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor is due in court for a hearing on charges stemming from a backstage melee that was caught on video. More>>

US Open Notebook: Gregory faces the music; Phil, Rory do not

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Twenty-three year-old Scott Gregory shot 22 over par in the opening round of the U.S. Open and then cheerfully answered every question from reporters. More>>

Jury clears Red Sox in suit brought by woman hurt by foul

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A jury has ruled in favor of the Boston Red Sox in a lawsuit brought by a woman who says she suffered severe facial injuries when she was struck by a foul ball at Fenway Park. More>>

Tiny Iceland faces Messi, Argentina in big World Cup debut

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The smallest nation ever to play at a World Cup has a big start against Lionel Messi in Moscow on Saturday. More>>

The Latest: 4-way tie at 1-under-69 at US Open

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Masters champion Patrick Reed is off to an up-and-down start to his 1st round at the US Open. More>>

Uruguay forward Luis Suarez seeks redemption at World Cup

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Uruguay forward Luis Suarez is looking for redemption at the World Cup in Russia. More>>

New Jersey begins taking legal sports bets

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Like a fellow New Jersey governor did 40 years earlier, Gov. Phil Murphy is set to kick off a new era of gambling in the state. More>>

The Latest: Spain, Portugal hoping to focus on soccer

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The French Football Federation has set up 'Casas Bleues' to provide hospitality for backers of Les Bleus who have traveled to Russia for the World Cup. More>>

USA! USA! Wait, We Didn't Make The World Cup?

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U.S. National Team star Landon Donovan likes Mexico with a U.S. team to cheer at World Cup, but worries a generation of American kids may not give soccer a second look. More>>

Star group of Mickelson, McIlroy, Spieth crash at Shinnecock

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Windy Shinnecock Hills roughs up Mickelson, McIlroy and Spieth at US Open. More>>

Poulter's 1-under helps erase bad Shinnecock memories

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Ian Poulter shoots 1-under 69 to join early leaders at US Open, help erase his bad memories of course and event. More>>

Rainbow flag on display during Putin's World Cup speech

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The opening day of the World Cup showed different sides of Russia's approach to gay rights, with the rainbow flag displayed during President Vladimir Putin's speech at the first game and a British LGBT activist detained for holding a protest. More>>

Griezmann says he is staying at Atletico Madrid

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Antoine Griezmann says he is staying at Atletico Madrid, putting an end to widespread speculation that the France forward would leave to join Spanish rival Barcelona. More>>

Russian official urges love at World Cup after backlash

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Russian lawmaker urges love at World Cup after backlash to colleague's comments that advised against it. More>>

Scalpers still operating at World Cup despite crackdown

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Scalpers are still operating at the World Cup despite claims of a crackdown by FIFA and Russia on illicit ticket sales. More>>

Trevor Story breaks up Vince Velasquez's no-hitter in 7th

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Phillies right-hander Vince Velasquez has a no-hitter through six innings against the Colorado Rockies. Velasquez has retired 18 of 19 batters he faced. More>>

The Latest: Murphy places state's first legal sports bets

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Gov. Phil Murphy has placed New Jersey's first legal sports bets after state won US Supreme Court decision last month. More>>

Spain and Portugal both distracted before World Cup opener

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Spain and Portugal head into their World Cup opener rife with distractions for both Group B teams. More>>

Whirlwind World Cup awaits Fox's lead voices Strong, Holden

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How the World Cup will resonate with American viewers is one of the big questions facing Fox's lead broadcast team of John Strong and Stuart Holden. More>>

Hernandez dodges home, Dodgers edge Texas 3-2 in 11 innings

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Enrique Hernandez dodged home on a wild throw by pitcher Matt Bush in the 11th inning and, hours after a hard collision at the plate led to a bench-clearing incident and a pair of ejections, the Los Angeles Dodgers edged the Texas Rangers. More>>

North American trio beats Morocco to host 2026 World Cup

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FIFA is preparing to choose between Morocco and a joint North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup. More>>

Teenage dream: Soto, 19, powers Nats' win at Yankee Stadium

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Teenage rookie Juan Soto homered twice and drove in four runs, becoming the youngest player in 29 years to go deep in a regular-season game at Yankee Stadium, and the Washington Nationals beat New York 5-4. More>>

Cain, Chacin pace Brewers past Cubs 1-0

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Lorenzo Cain homered and Jhoulys Chacin combined with three relievers on a six-hitter to give the Milwaukee Brewers their second straight shutout of the Chicago Cubs. More>>

Sale dominant before ejection, and Red Sox beat Orioles 5-1

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Sale dominant before 7th inning ejection, and Red Sox beat Orioles 5-1 to complete 3-game sweep. More>>

The Latest: Moscow workers set for World Cup day off

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Some workers in Moscow will mark the World Cup with a day off in a push to ease the Russian capital's notorious traffic jams. More>>

LEADING OFF: Freeman leads Braves, Verlander dominates

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LEADING OFF: Surging Freeman leads 1st-place Braves, Verlander dominates for Astros, Rays lefty Snell sharp. More>>

US Open hopes ultimate test doesn't feature trick questions

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US Open wants to be the ultimate test for a mix of great players and great story lines. More>>

Steinbrenner says Yankees exploring rotation upgrade

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Hal Steinbrenner says his New York Yankees may need an upgrade in the starting rotation if they're going to reach their first World Series since 2009. More>>

AP source: Cowboys make Zack Martin NFL's highest-paid guard

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A person with direct knowledge of the deal says the Dallas Cowboys and Zack Martin have agreed to terms on an $84 million, six-year contract extension that will make the two-time All-Pro the highest-paid guard in the NFL. More>>

Tough start for Emery as Arsenal opens EPL against Man City

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Unai Emery has been handed the toughest possible start to his tenure at Arsenal: A match against Premier League champion Manchester City. More>>

Kemp and Chirinos ejected after home plate collision

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Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers and catcher Robinson Chirinos of the Texas Rangers have been ejected in the third inning after a home plate collision that led to a benches-clearing confrontation between the teams. More>>

Hall of Famer and Olympic gold medalist Anne Donovan dies.

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Anne Donovan, the Basketball Hall of Famer who won a national championship at Old Dominion, two Olympic gold medals in the 1980s and coached the U.S. to gold in 2008, has died of heart failure. More>>

Wentz eager to return, but Foles allows Eagles to wait

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Carson Wentz is eager to return to the field and reclaim his starting spot for the Philadelphia Eagles but he doesn't have to rush because Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles is still around. More>>

NCAA eases rules on athlete transfers

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College athletes will no longer need permission from their coach or school to transfer and receive financial aid from another school. More>>

Haniger's game-ending blast gives Mariners sweep of Angels

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Mitch Haniger hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Seattle Mariners an 8-6 victory and sweep of the three-game series over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday. More>>

Atlanta's hot soccer scene featured in winning World Cup bid

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Atlanta's burgeoning soccer scene has prominent role in North America's successful bid to land the 2026 World Cup. More>>

Is this the week Rickie Fowler breaks through in a major?

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Rickie Fowler knows he can win major championships; is this the week, at the US Open?. More>>

Rose practicing patience, perspective in the majors

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US Open notes: Rose preaches patience in the majors; wedding bells for Fowler; a local rule on removing pebbles from the sand. More>>

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  • World Cup Day 3: 'Please God, Give the Goal!'

    World Cup Day 3: 'Please God, Give the Goal!'

    Monday, June 18 2018 11:26 AM EDT2018-06-18 15:26:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man). Sweden's Ola Toivonen grimaces during the group F match between Sweden and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man). Sweden's Ola Toivonen grimaces during the group F match between Sweden and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018.
    Soccer's Common-Sense Version of Instant Replay Proves the Tool Can Be Used Without the Delays That Make NFL and MLB Games Difficult to Watch.More >>
    Soccer's Common-Sense Version of Instant Replay Proves the Tool Can Be Used Without the Delays That Make NFL and MLB Games Difficult to Watch.More >>
  • Astros win 11th straight and finish 10-0 trip, beat KC 7-4

    Astros win 11th straight and finish 10-0 trip, beat KC 7-4

    Monday, June 18 2018 10:23 AM EDT2018-06-18 14:23:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley). Houston Astros' Carlos Correa celebrates in the dugout after hitting a home run to tie the Kansas City Royals in the eighth inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, June 17, 2018.(AP Photo/Colin E. Braley). Houston Astros' Carlos Correa celebrates in the dugout after hitting a home run to tie the Kansas City Royals in the eighth inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, June 17, 2018.
    Carlos Correa and the Houston Astros won their 11th straight game, finishing off a dominant 10-0 road trip by rallying past the Kansas City Royals 7-4.More >>
    Carlos Correa and the Houston Astros won their 11th straight game, finishing off a dominant 10-0 road trip by rallying past the Kansas City Royals 7-4.More >>
  • Like last year's Twins, young Braves ahead of schedule

    Like last year's Twins, young Braves ahead of schedule

    Monday, June 18 2018 9:52 AM EDT2018-06-18 13:52:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Amis). Atlanta Braves' Ender Inciarte, right, hugs to Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran (49) during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Sunday, June 17, 2018, in Atlanta.(AP Photo/John Amis). Atlanta Braves' Ender Inciarte, right, hugs to Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran (49) during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Sunday, June 17, 2018, in Atlanta.
    Atlanta has turned its stocked farm system into a major league contender faster than expected.More >>
    Atlanta has turned its stocked farm system into a major league contender faster than expected.More >>
  • FootballMore>>

  • World Cup Day 3: 'Please God, Give the Goal!'

    World Cup Day 3: 'Please God, Give the Goal!'

    Monday, June 18 2018 11:26 AM EDT2018-06-18 15:26:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man). Sweden's Ola Toivonen grimaces during the group F match between Sweden and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man). Sweden's Ola Toivonen grimaces during the group F match between Sweden and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018.
    Soccer's Common-Sense Version of Instant Replay Proves the Tool Can Be Used Without the Delays That Make NFL and MLB Games Difficult to Watch.More >>
    Soccer's Common-Sense Version of Instant Replay Proves the Tool Can Be Used Without the Delays That Make NFL and MLB Games Difficult to Watch.More >>
  • Jay-Z, Beyonce release surprise album 'Everything Is Love'

    Jay-Z, Beyonce release surprise album 'Everything Is Love'

    Monday, June 18 2018 11:22 AM EDT2018-06-18 15:22:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2016 file photo, Beyonce performs at a Get Out the Vote concert for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland. Jay-Z and Beyonce have released a joint al...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2016 file photo, Beyonce performs at a Get Out the Vote concert for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland. Jay-Z and Beyonce have released a joint al...
    Jay-Z and Beyond have released a joint album that touches on the rapper's disgust at this year's Grammy Awards and features a shout out from their daughter Blue Ivy to her siblings.More >>
    Jay-Z and Beyond have released a joint album that touches on the rapper's disgust at this year's Grammy Awards and features a shout out from their daughter Blue Ivy to her siblings.More >>
  • Spence keeps IBF title at home with quick knockout of Ocampo

    Spence keeps IBF title at home with quick knockout of Ocampo

    Sunday, June 17 2018 5:41 AM EDT2018-06-17 09:41:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez). Referee Laurence Cole sends Errol Spence Jr. to a neutral corner after Carlos Camp went down during the first round of a welterweight boxing match Saturday, June 16, 2018, in Frisco, Texas.(AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez). Referee Laurence Cole sends Errol Spence Jr. to a neutral corner after Carlos Camp went down during the first round of a welterweight boxing match Saturday, June 16, 2018, in Frisco, Texas.
    Errol Spence Jr. retains IBF welterweight crown with a first-round knockout of Mexico's Carlos Ocampo in his first title defense in front of home crowd in Texas.More >>
    Errol Spence Jr. retains IBF welterweight crown with a first-round knockout of Mexico's Carlos Ocampo in his first title defense in front of home crowd in Texas.More >>
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  • Paralyzed Humboldt player's family preparing for next phase

    Paralyzed Humboldt player's family preparing for next phase

    Saturday, June 16 2018 9:29 PM EDT2018-06-17 01:29:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File). FILE - In this May 31, 2018, file photo, Ryan Straschnitzki is wheeled on a stretcher into Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia. The parents of a paralyzed Humboldt Broncos hockey player are preparing for t...(AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File). FILE - In this May 31, 2018, file photo, Ryan Straschnitzki is wheeled on a stretcher into Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia. The parents of a paralyzed Humboldt Broncos hockey player are preparing for t...
    The parents of a paralyzed Humboldt Broncos hockey player are preparing for the next phase of his recovery _ his return home.More >>
    The parents of a paralyzed Humboldt Broncos hockey player are preparing for the next phase of his recovery _ his return home.More >>
  • Coyotes trade Max Domi to Canadiens for Alex Galchenyuk

    Coyotes trade Max Domi to Canadiens for Alex Galchenyuk

    Friday, June 15 2018 11:09 PM EDT2018-06-16 03:09:04 GMT
    The Arizona Coyotes have traded forward Max Domi to the Montreal Canadiens for Alex Galchenyuk in an exchange of young, talented players.More >>
    The Arizona Coyotes have traded forward Max Domi to the Montreal Canadiens for Alex Galchenyuk in an exchange of young, talented players.More >>
  • New Jersey begins taking legal sports bets

    New Jersey begins taking legal sports bets

    Thursday, June 14 2018 7:48 PM EDT2018-06-14 23:48:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE – In this May 14, 2018, file photo, people make bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas. A day before New Jersey’s governor makes his state’s first legal wager on a sporting event, spo...(AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE – In this May 14, 2018, file photo, people make bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas. A day before New Jersey’s governor makes his state’s first legal wager on a sporting event, spo...
    Like a fellow New Jersey governor did 40 years earlier, Gov. Phil Murphy is set to kick off a new era of gambling in the state.More >>
    Like a fellow New Jersey governor did 40 years earlier, Gov. Phil Murphy is set to kick off a new era of gambling in the state.More >>
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