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Iran coach lambasts World Cup use of video on close calls

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Iran coach Carlos Queiroz says he's concerned the World Cup is overusing the video assistant referee system to judge close and debatable calls instead of limiting its use to correcting obvious mistakes. More>>

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Even with 2 wins, Mexico's place in next round not secure

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Mexico still could miss World Cup second round despite wins over Germany, South Korea. More>>

Hader headlines impressive bullpen for NL-leading Brewers

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Milwaukee's Josh Hader headlines a bullpen that has led the Brewers to the National League's best record. More>>

Dodgers hit 7 HRs, beat Mets 8-7 on Turner's shot in 11th

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Justin Turner hit the Dodgers' seventh home run of the game, a go-ahead drive in the 11th inning that led Los Angeles over the New York Mets 8-7. More>>

Road warrior: Truex tricks Harvick on track, conquers Sonoma

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Martin Truex Jr. has won the NASCAR Cup Series race in Sonoma after roaring past defending champion Kevin Harvick. More>>

Oregon State out to finish redemption tour against Arkansas

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Oregon State out to finish its redemption tour against Arkansas in College World Series finals. More>>

Carlson signing is first domino to fall in NHL free agency

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John Carlson re-signing with the Stanley Cup-champion Capitals is the first domino to fall in a hectic free agent period that includes John Tavares speaking with five suitors before he can hit the market. More>>

LEADING OFF: Jackson set to play for 13th team, Sanchez hurt

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LEADING OFF: Edwin Jackson set to play for record-tying 13th team, Sanchez hurt, Ohio teams own 7-game winning streaks. More>>

Kane scores hat trick in England's 6-1 rout of Panama

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Harry Kane scored a hat trick to help England to its most one-sided World Cup victory, a 6-1 rout of Panama that secured a place in the last 16 with a game to spare. More>>

The Latest: Brazil World Cup fan arrested in St. Petersburg

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A Russian court official says a Brazilian World Cup fan has been arrested in St. Petersburg as part of an extradition request from Brazil. More>>

Bubba Watson shoots 63 to rally for 3rd Travelers title

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Bubba Watson rallied to win his third Travelers Championship title, shooting a 7-under 63 on Sunday for a three-stroke victory at TPC River Highlands. More>>

The Latest: Heat wave means water giveaway at Russia-Uruguay

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With Russia set to play Uruguay in a heat wave, authorities in Samara say they'll be distributing free drinking water at the stadium. More>>

Devon Allen wins tight 110 hurdles at USATF outdoor meet

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Devon Allen won the 110-meter hurdles final Sunday to highlight the final session of the USATF Outdoor championships. More>>

Murphy's 2-run single lifts Nationals past Phillies 8-6

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Daniel Murphy's two-run single drove in the tying and go-ahead runs in the eighth inning and the Washington Nationals rallied past the Philadelphia Phillies 8-6. More>>

Pole sitter Josef Newgarden roars to Road America victory

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Pole-sitter Josef Newgarden dominated the IndyCar race at Road America for his third victory of the season. More>>

Japanese teen Nasa Hataoka wins NW Arkansas Championship

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Japanese teenager Nasa Hataoka ran away with the NW Arkansas Championship for her first PGA Tour title The 19-year-old Hataoka won by six strokes, closing with an 8-under 63 at Pinnacle Country Club for a tournament-record 21-under 192 total. More>>

DJ Calvin Harris stoked by Harry Kane nod to 'One Kiss'

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Harry Kane was asked after England's win in the World Cup what song he'd like to be played in his honor on a Brazilian radio station. More>>

Messi birthday overshadowed by Argentina's World Cup crisis

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Lionel Messi's birthday is being overshadowed by turmoil embroiling Argentina's coach and the squad. More>>

Pitcher homers, Reds rally past Cubs 8-6 for 7th win in row

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Pitcher Mike Lorenzen connected for a pinch-hit homer to begin Cincinnati's comeback and Jesse Winker added a pinch-hit three-run homer in a big seventh that sent the Reds over the Chicago Cubs 8-6. More>>

Sweden player condemns racist abuse after World Cup loss

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Sweden midfielder Jimmy Durmaz says the racist abuse aimed at him over social media following the 2-1 loss to Germany at the World Cup has been "completely unacceptable.". More>>

Switzerland awaits FIFA judgment on 'provocative' gestures

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The head of Switzerland's soccer federation said Sunday he does not expect FIFA to suspend his players despite goal celebrations seen as inflaming political tensions with Serbia. More>>

Yankees C Sanchez likely to DL after pulling up on grounder

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New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez is likely headed to the disabled after pulling up while running out a double-play grounder at Tampa Bay. More>>

The Latest: Portugal, Spain want routine wins to advance

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Croatia defender Dejan Lovren says teammate Luka Modric would be a contender for the world's best player of the year award if he played for one of the supposed powers of international football. More>>

Bauers homers in 12th, Rays sweep Yankees with 7-6 win

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Rookie Jake Bauers led off the 12th inning with a home run and the Tampa Bay Rays completed a three-game sweep of the New York Yankees with a 7-6 victory. More>>

The Latest: Martin Truex Jr. conquers Sonoma's road course

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The Latest: A.J. Allmendinger wins first stage in Sonoma, but then blows engine. More>>

Sale strikes out 13 in 7 innings; Red Sox beat Mariners 5-0

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Chris Sale struck out 13 over seven dazzling innings, Mitch Moreland hit a two-run homer and the Boston Red Sox won the weekend and season series over the Seattle Mariners with a 5-0 victory. More>>

Scott McCarron wins PGA Tour Champions event in Wisconsin

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Scott McCarron won the American Family Insurance Championship, closing with an 8-under 64 for a one-stroke victory over hometown player Jerry Kelly. More>>

Sources: Salah considering retiring from national team

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Sources tell AP Salah says he is considering retiring from national play after being used as a political symbol in Chechnya. More>>

Falcao scores, Colombia beats Poland 3-0 at World Cup

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Radamel Falcao's first World Cup goal led Colombia to a 3-0 victory over Poland and kept the team in the running for a spot in the knockout round. More>>

What do Costa Rica, Panama early exits say about US soccer?

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Costa Rica and Panama were overwhelmed at the World Cup and knocked out in 2 matches after beating out the United States for berths in soccer's showcase. More>>

With luck, Kane joins England's great World Cup strikers

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With the game ball packed away, Harry Kane now has a permanent souvenir from the World Cup. More>>

Honda goal gives Japan a 2-2 draw with Senegal at World Cup

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Keisuke Honda came off the bench and scored from close range in the 78th minute to give the Japanese a 2-2 draw with Senegal at the World Cup. More>>

Spain needs to stay motivated for last World Cup group match

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Spain needs to stay motivated even though it doesn't need to win to advance from its World Cup group. More>>

Panama's captain makes history with World Cup goal

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Panama's captain makes history with historic World Cup goal. More>>

Who's in and who's out at the World Cup

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Six teams have moved on to the second round at the World Cup, with England the latest to join the party. More>>

Kickoff: Spain, Portugal can't coast to World Cup 2nd round

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Led by Ronaldo's former coach, Iran could spoil either Portugal or Spain's chances to advance at the World Cup. More>>

Veteran women's college basketball ref Rachelle Jones dies

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Veteran women's basketball official Rachelle Jones has died after a seven-year fight with cancer. More>>

Ichi-who? Suzuki sits on M's bench in fake mustache disguise

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AP photos show Ichiro Suzuki hiding in fake mustache, glasses in dugout during game. More>>

Seeing red: Iceland promises Croatia grueling group finish

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Iceland defender Kari Arnason isn't afraid to see red if it means stopping one of the World Cup's most creative sides when it takes on Croatia on Tuesday. More>>

England scores 6 but falls well short of World Cup record

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England's 6-1 rout of Panama is the biggest winning margin at this year's World Cup, but it falls well short of the tournament record. More>>

Yankees' Tanaka throws 26 pitches in 1st bullpen session

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Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka has cleared a key hurdle in his rehab program for strained right and left hamstrings by throwing 26 pitches in his first bullpen session. More>>

Cilic targets grass-court double after winning Queen's Club

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Marin Cilic saved a match point on his way to defeating Novak Djokovic 5-7, 7-6 (4), 6-3 on Sunday as he claimed a second Queen's Club title. More>>

World of Outlaws driver Jason Johnson dies after crash

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World of Outlaws sprint car series driver Jason Johnson dies following crash at Beaver Dam Raceway. More>>

Cubs' Bryant sits 2nd straight day with sore shoulder

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Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant misses 2nd straight start, is day to day with sore left shoulder. More>>

Serbia FA complains of 'biased' referee in Switzerland match

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A day after being put under investigation by FIFA for complaining about the refereeing of their 2-1 World Cup loss to Switzerland, Serbia's FA files official complaint with football's governing body alleging "biased officiating" by referee Feliz Brych. More>>

Hamilton wins French GP to retake lead in F1 title race

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the French Grand Prix from pole position to retake the lead of the Formula One title race on Sunday. More>>

Kroos scores late to give Germany 2-1 win over Sweden

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Toni Kroos scored in the fifth minute of stoppage time from outside the penalty area and 10-man Germany rallied to beat Sweden 2-1 to stay alive at the World Cup. More>>

Salah in better shape before Egypt's last World Cup match

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Egypt striker Mohamed Salah's shoulder injury appears to have significantly improved before the Pharaohs' last World Cup game against Saudi Arabia. More>>

LEADING OFF: Rangers-Twins get testy, Reds on grand run

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LEADING OFF: Rangers-Twins get testy, Reds on grand run, Yankees in scoring slump, Harper struggling. More>>

Flames come away as biggest winner at NHL draft

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Getting Elias Lindholm and Noah Hanifin from Carolina makes the Calgary Flames one of the biggest winners at the NHL draft. More>>

Uruguay defender Gimenez ruled out of final group match

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Uruguay defender Jose Maria Gimenez has been ruled out of the team's final World Cup group stage match because of a right thigh injury. More>>

Mexico's 2-1 victory over South Korea silences critics

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Carlos Vela and Javier Hernandez scored a goal each to move Mexico closer to a spot in the round of 16 by beating South Korea 2-1 at the World Cup. More>>

Kickoff: Tiny Panama stands in way of England advancing

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For an England team that came to the World Cup with reduced expectations, things are setting up nicely. More>>

Kershaw, deGrom stumble; Kemp slam lifts Dodgers over Mets

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Clayton Kershaw and Jacob deGrom stumbled in an unexpected ace showdown, Matt Kemp hit a pinch grand slam and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the slumping New York Mets 8-3. More>>

Pitcher Anthony DeSclafani hits grand slam, Reds rout Cubs

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Cincinnati pitcher Anthony DeSclafani hits grand slam, Reds pound Cubs 11-2 for 6th straight win. More>>

Messi is running out of time to save Argentina's World Cup

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Messi is running out of time to save Argentina's World Cup, end questions about his performance in big games. More>>

Oregon St. beats Miss. St. 5-2, plays Arkansas in CWS finals

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Abel, Mulholland combine on 4-hitter to lead Oregon St. past Bulldogs 5-2, into College World Series finals against Arkansas. More>>

Paul Casey shoots 62 to take 4-shot lead in Travelers

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Paul Casey shot an 8-under 62 to take a four-stroke lead into the final round of the Travelers Championship. More>>

Toledo takes Champions lead; home star Stricker drops back

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Esteban Toledo birdied four of the last six holes for a 6-under 66 and the second-round lead in the American Family Insurance Championship. More>>

Kershaw dazzles, then struggles in 3-inning return from DL

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Clayton Kershaw has been activated from the disabled list and is set to pitch despite a shaky forecast at Citi Field. More>>

Tavares' future, Flames-Hurricanes trade spice up NHL draft

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John Tavares' future, Flames-Hurricanes trade spice things up on Day 2 of NHL draft. More>>

Hurricanes get Hamilton in 5-player trade with Flames

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The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired defenseman Dougie Hamilton as part of a blockbuster trade with the Calgary Flames at the NHL draft. More>>

Houlihan beats Simpson for USATF title in 1,500 meters

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Shelby Houlihan stormed past Jenny Simpson to win the women's 1,500 meters at the USATF national outdoor championships in Des Moines. More>>

Russian forward Ilya Kovalchuk returns to NHL with LA Kings

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Russian forward Ilya Kovalchuk has agreed to return to the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings. More>>

Lee, Hataoka tied after 2 rounds at NW Arkansas Championship

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Minjee Lee and Nasa Hataoka each shot 6-under 65 to share the second-round lead in the NW Arkansas Championship. More>>

The Latest: England-Panama game could decide World Cup group

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Thiago Silva is upset with teammate Neymar for shouting at him during Brazil's tense 2-0 win over Costa Rica. More>>

Serbs angrier at World Cup ref than at nationalist gestures

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Serbs appeared angrier Saturday at the referee who oversaw their 2-1 World Cup defeat than at two Swiss players who provocatively flashed Albanian nationalist gestures after scoring. More>>

Who's in and who's out at the World Cup

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A look at who's in and who's out at the World Cup after a second straight day that ended with a comeback win in stoppage time. More>>

IndyCar rookie Robert Wickens returns to Road America

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Robert Wickens is returning to Road America with a full-time ride a year after taking his first IndyCar spin as a practice driver. More>>

Mexican soccer fans and pride marchers mingle in celebration

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Soccer fans have converged on Mexico's Angel of Independence to celebrate the national team's second win in the World Cup. More>>

Indians reliever Miller won't throw off mound for 10 days

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Cleveland Indians left-hander Andrew Miller won't throw off a mound for 10 days and the team says there's no timetable for when its ace reliever will return while he continues to deal with a sore right knee. More>>

Belgium looks best yet at World Cup in 5-2 rout of Tunisia

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Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard scored two goals each in a dominant Belgium display, leading their team over Tunisia 5-2 in the highest scoring game of the World Cup. More>>

Belgium, team of tomorrow, hopes to finally win now

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A polyglot of 11 million known for waffles, chocolate and beer, Belgium hopes to win a major title for the first time in its 114-year soccer history. More>>

Amelie Mauresmo next Davis Cup captain in France, 1st woman

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Former top-ranked Amelie Mauresmo will become the first woman to captain France's Davis Cup men's team when she replaces Yannick Noah next season. More>>

England seeks own version of 'happy football' at World Cup

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Southgate says England's young team unscathed by history and seeking its version of 'happy football'. More>>

Djokovic to face Cilic in Queen's Club final

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Marin Cilic reached a second straight Queen's Club final after defeating Nick Kyrgios 7-6, 7-6. More>>

Brazil hit by injuries at World Cup, even coach needs care

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Brazil hit by injures at World Cup, not even coach Tite escapes medical report. More>>

Iceland, Mexico, England vie for US World Cup support

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With no American team at the World Cup, Iceland's prime minister vies for US support, Landon Donovan pushes for Mexico and James Corden for England. More>>

Friendship between players has limits at World Cup

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Even a great friendship between players from the same club has its limits when it comes to the World Cup. More>>

Argentina: cocaine seized in World Cup trophy replicas

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The security minister of Buenos Aires province said Friday that police have broken up an organization that trafficked marijuana and cocaine in fake World Cup trophies. More>>

Colombia coach gives 4-point wish list for World Cup match

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Colombia coach Jose Pekerman gave his wish list for the team's next match against Poland, most importantly keeping all 11 players on the pitch. More>>

Panama coach very candid: England 'hardest match by far'

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Panama coach Hernan Gomez is calling his game with England the team's 'hardest' in the World Cup. More>>

Hurting Neymar gets emotional at the World Cup

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Neymar is hurting, probably physically and almost for sure emotionally. More>>

Chechnya leader grants Salah honorary citizenship

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Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov has granted honorary citizenship to striker Mohamed Salah at a banquet held to say goodbye to Egypt's World Cup squad. More>>

Federer chases 99th title, faces Coric in Halle final

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Defending champion Roger Federer reached his 12th Gerry Weber Open final after beating qualifier Denis Kudla 7-6 (1), 7-5 on Saturday. More>>

Lopez shoots 63 to lead LPGA's NW Arkansas Championship

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Mexico's Gaby Lopez shot a career-low 63 and holds a one-shot lead after the opening round of the NW Arkansas Championship on Friday. More>>

Ex-soccer star says Iran officials barred him from program

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The former captain of Spain's national soccer team, Carles Puyol, is claiming that Iranian TV officials barred him from appearing as a World Cup commentator because of his long hair. More>>

Germany on the ropes as it faces Sweden in World Cup

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World Cup champion Germany is on the ropes after dropping its opening match to Mexico and next faces Sweden. More>>

Brazil in control of own destiny as Tite's boldness pays off

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The dramatic finish in Brazil's 2-0 win over Costa Rica was instructive in showing the thinking of Tite and the plans the coach may have for his team going forward in this World Cup. More>>

Chicago Cubs owners in talks to purchase AC Milan

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The Ricketts family that owns the Chicago Cubs says it is in negotiations to purchase the debt-ridden AC Milan soccer team. More>>

Alli back at practice, still in doubt for England vs Panama

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Dele Alli has returned to practice with England but carried out individual drills away from the main group, keeping him in doubt for the match against Panama at the World Cup. More>>

LEADING OFF: Herrera's HR streak, Kershaw back, Mariners dip

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LEADING OFF: Herrera's HR streak for Phils, Kershaw comes off DL, Mariners dip. More>>

Machado hits 2-run HR in 15th as Orioles beat Braves 10-7

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Machado hits 2-run homer in 15th inning as Orioles beat Braves 10-7. More>>

Gators chomped: Arkansas off to CWS finals, tops Florida 5-2

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Gators chomped: Arkansas off to College World Series finals with 5-2 win over defending national champions. More>>

Trade action slow on first night of NHL draft

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The Buffalo Sabres have selected defenseman Rasmus Dahlin with the first overall pick in the NHL draft, giving them a dynamic player who should spark their rebuilding process. More>>

Martinez HR helps Red Sox rally from 5 down, top M's 14-10

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J.D. Martinez homered and drove in five, and the Boston Red Sox rallied from a five-run deficit to beat the Seattle Mariners 14-10 despite a monster game from Nelson Cruz. More>>

AP source: Thunder's Anthony to opt in, take $28 million

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AP Source: Thunder F Anthony to opt in, take $28 million. More>>

Cardinals rookie Flaherty loses no-hit try in 7th vs Brewers

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St. Louis Cardinals rookie Jack Flaherty is pitching a no-hitter through six innings against the Milwaukee Brewers. More>>

Blue Jays closer Osuna suspended through Aug 4 by MLB

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Toronto closer Roberto Osuna has agreed to a suspension through Aug. 4 under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. More>>

Oregon St. offense keeps humming in 12-2 win over Miss. St.

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Oregon State's offense keeps humming in 12-2 win over Bulldogs; rematch to send winner to CWS finals. More>>

Changeup: Kershaw coming off DL to start Saturday vs deGrom

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Clayton Kershaw is set to make a surprise return from the disabled list Saturday night, starting for the Los Angeles Dodgers in a marquee matchup against New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom. More>>

PGA Tour: Brian Harman takes 1-shot lead in Travelers

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Zack Johnson has shot a first-round 63 to take an early lead at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut. More>>

Ayton arrives as symbol that Suns are on the rise

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Deandre Ayton arrived in Phoenix on Tuesday comfortable with the pressurized role he will find himself in as the No.1 pick in the NBA draft. More>>

Many Egyptian Christians feel left out of World Cup

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Many Egyptian Christians feel left out of World Cup experience because of belief that the nation's team and youth programs discriminate. More>>

NASCAR drivers relishing chance to conquer 3 road courses

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Right turns are becoming more important in NASCAR with three road course races on the schedule this season. More>>

Dirk to Doncic: Mavs tap brakes on inevitable comparisons

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Mavericks tap brakes on comparisons after drafting promising Euro player Luka Doncic to lift struggling franchise 20 years after doing same with Dirk Nowitzki. More>>

Servais: Who was that mustachioed man?

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A day after Ichiro Suzuki appeared in the Seattle dugout in a disguise, Mariners manager Scott Servais said tongue-in-cheek that he didn't know who the mustachioed man was. More>>

The Latest: Germany, Mexico, Belgium headline Saturday games

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Ahmed Musa has made a spectacular entrance into the World Cup by scoring twice in Nigeria's 2-0 victory over Iceland. More>>

IndyCar's Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan are fast friends

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Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan are back at the IndyCar track this weekend at Road America after spending last weekend racing in France at Le Mans. More>>

UM fan prohibited from social media posts on Missoula woman

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A Missoula judge is prohibiting a University of Montana athletics fan from making any more social media posts about a woman who started an online petition opposing the re-hiring of football coach Bobby Hauck. More>>

Xhaka and Shaqiri score for Swiss, make Albanian symbol

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Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri scored in Switzerland's 2-1 victory over Serbia at the World Cup, and both celebrated by making a nationalist symbol to their ethnic Albanian heritage. More>>

Who's in and who's out at the World Cup

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A look at who's in and who's out at the World Cup after Friday's matches. More>>

Michigan State keeps president, to issue $500 million bond

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Michigan State's board of trustees set to meet to address a plan to pay a $500 million settlement to Larry Nassar's sexual abuse victims. More>>

Musa scores twice to give Nigeria 2-0 win over Iceland

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Ahmed Musa gave Nigeria its first win at this year's World Cup and gave Argentina a gift. More>>

UN puts together a 'Youth World Cup' in New York

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While the World Cup plays out in Russia, dozens of New York City children are set to play in a U.N.-sponsored youth version of the global soccer tournament. More>>

Hamilton tops charts on first day of French GP practice

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Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas posted the top two times during the opening practice session for Formula One's French Grand Prix on Friday. More>>

Mexico fans try new chant with eye on avoiding more fines

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Mexico fans are trying out a new chant so the country's federation avoids another FIFA fine. More>>

Messi needs to dig deep to end Argentina's woes at World Cup

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Messi needs to dig deep to end Argentina's woes at World Cup. More>>

Central African Republic minister says Becker passport fake

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Central African Republic foreign minister says reported diplomatic passport for Becker a fake. More>>

The Latest: Musa gives Nigeria 1-0 lead vs Iceland

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Costa Rica is starting Bryan Oviedo ahead of Francisco Calvo in an attacking change for the World Cup match against Brazil in St. Petersburg. More>>

Brazil leaves it late to beat Costa Rica 2-0 at World Cup

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Philippe Coutinho and Neymar scored injury-time goals to help Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 at the World Cup. More>>

The 1994 own goal that led to murder of Colombian WCup star

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Former U.S. National Team defender and captain Marcelo Balboa and filmmaker Michael Zimbalist join co-host Jim Litke to recount tragic death of Andres Escobar. More>>

After lineup photographed, England urges media to help team

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A photo of a scribbled team lineup, spotted in the hands of an assistant coach, threatens to sour the unusually cordial World Cup relations between the England team and its traveling media pack. More>>

England, injured coach want no more surprises against Panama

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England and injured coach want no more surprises against World Cup first-timer Panama. More>>

Spurs acknowledge relationship with Leonard is fractured

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General manager R.C. Buford acknowledges star Kawhi Leonard is unhappy with the San Antonio Spurs. More>>

No. 1 Sun: Phoenix takes Ayton; Trae Young, Doncic swapped

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It could be a big night for big men in the NBA draft. More>>

Brazil and Neymar try to bounce back from World Cup draw

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Big-timers Brazil and first-timers Iceland hit the pitch Friday at opposite ends of the World Cup spectrum. More>>

Saransk swells from building boom of World Cup proportions

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The World Cup brought a building boom to Saransk, and residents hope the benefits last beyond the final match. More>>

Back at Sonoma, Truex works to build momentum

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Back at Sonoma, NASCAR's defending champion Martin Truex Jr. works to build momentum. More>>

LEADING OFF: Herrera on home run roll, Trout a DH

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LEADING OFF: Herrera on home run roll, D-backs bashing Bucs, Ichiro in disguise, Chicago twinbill. More>>

A mom's fairytale draft spoiled by employer _ the 76ers

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A mom's NBA draft fairy tale ending spoiled by employer _ the 76ers. More>>

Bumgarner goes 8 innings for 1st win, Giants beat Padres 3-0

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Madison Bumgarner pitched eight innings of three-hit ball for his first win this season, Mark Melancon earned his first save in a year and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 3-0. More>>

Behind the scenes of Kevin Huerter's draft moment

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The hardest part of NBA draft night for Kevin Huerter was keeping a straight face. More>>

Mavs go Euro with rebuild again, trading up for Luka Doncic

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AP source: Dallas Mavericks swap picks to get versatile guard Luka Doncic. More>>

Gators hold off Texas Tech 9-6 at CWS to make bracket final

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Gators hold off Texas Tech 9-6 at College World Series to make bracket final. More>>

Suns get their coveted center Ayton to anchor young squad

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The Phoenix Suns have long coveted a young center to build a team around. Now they have one. More>>

The Latest: ACC leads the way with 6 first-round draft picks

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Even on NBA draft night, some in Philadelphia is already thinking about free agency and the pursuit of LeBron James. More>>

76ers send Bridges to Phoenix for Smith in 1st-round swap

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The Philadelphia 76ers have traded Mikal Bridges to the Phoenix Suns for Zhaire Smith in a swap of first-round draft pick. More>>

Plenty of trade chatter heading into NHL draft

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General managers looking to make moves at the NHL draft found out the salary cap for next season will be $79.5 million, an increase of $4.5 million from last year. More>>

NHL draft action likely to begin with Montreal's 3rd pick

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The Montreal Canadiens can make the first real move with the third pick in the NHL draft. More>>

Islanders hire Trotz as coach fresh off winning Stanley Cup

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The New York Islanders have hired Barry Trotz as their new head coach. More>>

Trout limited to DH with finger sprain as Angels host Jays

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Mike Trout will be the Los Angeles Angels' designated hitter for his 1,000th career game Thursday night because of a sprained right index finger. More>>

Arenado homers, drives in 5 as Rockies beat Mets, 6-4

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Arenado homers for third straight game and drives in 5 to lead Rockies past Mets, 6-4. More>>

Michigan State president apologizes for 'kickback' comments

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Michigan State University's interim president is apologizing for emails in which he said a victim of former campus sports doctor Larry Nassar probably received a "kickback" from her plaintiff's lawyer. More>>

Porcello allows 1 hit through 7; Red Sox beat Twins 9-2

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Rick Porcello allows one hit; Red Sox avoid sweep by beating Minnesota 9-2. More>>

Messi, Argentina beaten 3-0 at World Cup, Croatia advances

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Lionel Messi's frustrating international career may be coming to an early and anti-climactic finish after Argentina's worst loss in World Cup group play in 60 years. More>>

Judge, Andujar HR, Yankees top Mariners 4-3 for 3-game sweep

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Aaron Judge and Miguel Andujar hit two-run homers off James Paxton in the first inning that sent the New York Yankees over the Seattle Mariners 4-3 for a three-game sweep. More>>

Neymar to start in unchanged Brazil team to face Costa Rica

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Neymar will start for Brazil in an unchanged lineup against Costa Rica on Friday at the World Cup. More>>

Serena Williams: Young boys need domestic abuse education

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Serena Williams says young boys, and girls, need to educated about the dangers of domestic abuse. More>>

Saudi minister tweets barb at UEFA chief in TV rights row

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Saudi Arabia's sports minister has criticized the president of European soccer on Twitter in an escalating dispute over Qatar-owned sports broadcasting rights. More>>

Marlins' Straily suspended 5 games, Mattingly for 1 game

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Miami pitcher Dan Straily has been suspended for five games for intentionally throwing a pitch at San Francisco's Buster Posey on Tuesday night while warnings were in place for both teams. More>>

In scandal's wake, USA Gymnastics elects new directors

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Plagued recently by a sexual abuse scandal involving sports doctor Larry Nassar, USA Gymnastics has elected a new Board of Directors. More>>

Jets' Robby Anderson gets probation in Florida traffic case

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New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson gets six months of probation following a January arrest in Florida where authorities initially said he tried to speed away from police. More>>

Salah, Neymar, Messi, messy, messy: World Cup stars stifled

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Nagging injuries, heavy marking from opponents and some simply uninspired play have some of the biggest names at the World Cup off to a shaky start. More>>

APNewsBreak: Schools mum on ties to doc in sex abuse inquiry

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APNewsBreak: Schools where late doctor claimed ties are mum on any connections as Ohio State investigates sex abuse claim. More>>

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