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June 18, 2018 - 9:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting a jump on the trade deadline to add talent to the back of their bullpen, the Washington Nationals picked up right-hander Kelvin Herrera from the Kansas City Royals on Monday for three minor leaguers. The Nationals sent infielder Kelvin Gutierrez, outfielder Blake Perkins...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2013 file photo a Nigeria fan holds up a live chicken decorated in Nigeria's colors of green and white, ahead of the start of Nigeria's African Cup of Nations tournament final soccer match against Burkina Faso, at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, file)
June 15, 2018 - 3:38 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 10:36 p.m. Chicken on plates, no problem. In the stadiums, not so much. A Russian official in the city of Kaliningrad says authorities forbade World Cup fans from bringing live chickens to matches. Some fans sometimes dye...
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June 15, 2018 - 10:52 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Marlins Man got taken deep. A bookkeeper pleaded guilty this week to embezzling $1.5 million from South Florida lawyer Laurence Leavy, who often sits in the best seats at major sporting events nationwide bedecked in his bright orange Miami Marlins visor and jersey. The...
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FILE - In this Monday Oct. 9, 2017 filer, Iceland's captain Aron Gunnarsson celebrates at the end of the World Cup Group I qualifying soccer match between Iceland and Kosovo in Reykjavik, Iceland. Icelandic footballers are the tallest at the World Cup in Russia, with an average height of 1.85 meters (just over 6 feet), making them especially strong in aerial duels in defense and attack. (AP Photo/Brynjar Gunnarsson, File )
June 13, 2018 - 2:27 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest at the World Cup , including the FIFA Congress vote for the 2026 hosting rights (all times local): 9:23 p.m. In theory, two-time World Cup winner Argentina really shouldn't be fearful of facing tournament rookies Iceland. But there is a bit of worry in the Argentina camp:...
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Delegates of Canada, Mexico and the United States celebrate after winning a joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup at the FIFA congress in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Standing on front row from left: Steve Reed, president of the Canadian Soccer Association, Carlos Cordeiro, U.S. soccer president and Decio de Maria, President of the Football Association of Mexico. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
June 13, 2018 - 9:56 am
MOSCOW (AP) — North America will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voters overwhelmingly opted Wednesday for the financial and logistical certainty of a United States-led bid over a risky Moroccan proposal for the first 48-team tournament. The soccer showpiece will return to the U.S. for the first...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2017, file photo, Tennessee Titans' Taylor Lewan sits on the bench during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Nashville, Tenn. The two-time Pro Bowler is skipping the team's mandatory minicamp. The team issued a statement just before the first practice from the general manager saying Lewan's representatives told the team he would not be at camp. (AP Photo/James Kenney, File)
June 12, 2018 - 1:27 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee left tackle Taylor Lewan is skipping the Titans' mandatory minicamp while his agents negotiate a new contract for the two-time Pro Bowl lineman. Titans general manager Jon Robinson said in a statement Tuesday just before the team started a three-day minicamp that...
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June 11, 2018 - 9:34 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A little more than a year after a life-threatening brain injury, Daniel Poncedeleon is ready to make his major league debut. The St. Louis Cardinals bought the 26-year-old right-hander's contract from Triple-A Memphis on Monday before they opened a three-game series against the San...
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Golden State Warriors General Manager Bob Myers smiles during a media conference Monday, June 11, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 11, 2018 - 8:23 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Warriors general manager Bob Myers expects swift negotiations to re-sign two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant and coach Steve Kerr. Durant could sign for as long as four years and about $160 million, and Myers is prepared to give him "whatever he wants." Durant has...
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FILE - In this July 3, 2015, photo, fans watch what they can of a baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Chicago Cubs on a rooftop across the street from Wrigley Field in Chicago. The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court decision dismissing a lawsuit filed against the Chicago Cubs by the owners of rooftop clubs adjacent to Wrigley Field. Skybox on Sheffield and Lakeview Baseball Club sued in 2015, arguing in part that a video board the team was adding would block their views of the ballpark and violate terms of a revenue-sharing agreement (AP Photo/Andrew Seligman, File)
June 11, 2018 - 4:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court decision dismissing a lawsuit filed against the Chicago Cubs by the owners of rooftop clubs adjacent to Wrigley Field. Skybox on Sheffield and Lakeview Baseball Club sued the Cubs in 2015, arguing in part that a right-field video board...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2016, file photo, United States' goalkeeper Hope Solo takes the ball during a women's soccer game at the Rio Olympics against New Zealand in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. By choosing to actively campaign against the U.S.-led North America bid on the 2026 World Cup host, Solo risks alienating herself further from the soccer community in her homeland. The bid leadership reacted furiously when informed Solo was undermining their efforts heading into the vote on Wednesday June 7, 2018, dismissing her criticism of the governance of soccer in the country as wild and unwarranted. (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio, File)
June 07, 2018 - 6:22 pm
LONDON (AP) — A World Cup winner and Olympic champion with the United States, Hope Solo now wants her country to lose one of its biggest soccer contests: FIFA's vote on the 2026 World Cup host. "I can't say it should be awarded to Morocco," Solo told The Associated Press. "But I don't think it...
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