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Happ pitches 8 1/3 innings as Blue Jays beat Braves 5-4

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Happ pitches 8 1-3 innings to win fifth straight decision, Morales homers as Blue Jays beat Braves 5-4. More>>

Say what? Croatia coach: Argentina the 'easiest game for us'

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Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic's analysis of the World Cup game against Argentina requires a double take. More>>

AP Sources: Michigan State counsel gets $1.2M, even if fired

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Two people familiar with the situation say Michigan State's appointed general counsel Robert Young will make $1.275 million over three years even if he is fired for cause if the school's board approves his contract. More>>

Sampaoli: Messi 'shouldn't shoulder all the responsibility'

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Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli says Lionel Messi "shouldn't shoulder all the responsibility" for the team's fate 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>>

Burger King says sorry for Russian World Cup pregnancy ad

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Burger King says it's sorry for an ad in Russia offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to women who get pregnant from World Cup players. More>>

Russia on brink of last 16 at World Cup, beats Egypt 3-1

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Russia scored three goals in a 15-minute span early in the second half to set up a 3-1 win over Egypt, moving the host nation to the brink of the World Cup's knockout stage. More>>

The Latest: Salah scores, but Russia beats Egypt for 2nd win

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Brazil's jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has made his debut as a football pundit. 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>>

AP source: Hornets agree to trade Howard to Nets for Mozgov

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Person familiar with situation says Charlotte Hornets agree to trade center Dwight Howard to Brooklyn Nets for center Timofey Mozgov, 2 future second-round draft picks. More>>

The Latest: Messi gets a chance to save face against Croatia

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England coach Gareth Southgate was taken to the hospital after dislocating his right shoulder while running near the team's World Cup base. More>>

Suarez sends Uruguay, and Russia, to last 16 at World Cup

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Luis Suarez put both Uruguay and host Russia into the second round of the World Cup while eliminating Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the same time. More>>

Ronaldo scores in Portugal's 1-0 win, Morocco eliminated

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Cristiano Ronaldo made European soccer history by scoring in Portugal's 1-0 win over Morocco, a result that makes the North African team the first to be eliminated from the World Cup. More>>

Russian players who could become hot transfer targets

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Russia's success at the World Cup might mean big transfer offers for some players, almost all of whom play in their home country's league. More>>

Predators' Watson charged with domestic assault

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Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson arrested on a charge of domestic assault; released from jail and due in court June 28. More>>

Mickelson apologizes 4 days after hitting moving ball

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Mickelson apologizes 4 days after intentionally violating golf rules at U.S. Open. More>>

Player union blasts concussion management at World Cup

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Players' union FIFPro is blasting concussion management at the World Cup after Moroccan plays after admitting that he can't remember the previous match. More>>

Former US soccer star Alexi Lalas talks diving at World Cup

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Former U.S. National Team member and FOX analyst Alexi Lalas says officials crackdown on "diving" robs game of some interesting tactics. More>>

Goatee & goals turn this into Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup

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Cristiano Ronaldo is turning this into his World Cup with a goatee and goals after scoring for the fourth time in the tournament and leading Portugal over Morocco. 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>>

The Latest: Porter's wait ends, Nuggets take him at No. 14

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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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Banned ex-FIFA president Blatter in Russia for World Cup

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Suspended former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has arrived in Moscow for a World Cup visit at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. More>>

Nassar victims urge Michigan State board to fire Engler

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A letter signed by 120 victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar demands that Michigan State University's governing board remove interim school president John Engler. More>>

Michigan State approves $500 million bond for settlement

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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>>

Nothing stops Messi fan from rooting for star in Russia

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Nothing has stopped Argentine fan Nora Espector from following Lionel Messi wherever he plays. 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>>

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>>

Hall of Fame golfer Hubert Green dies at 71; won 2 majors

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Hall of Fame golfer Hubert Green dies at 71; won 2 majors, including US Open while playing portion despite threat against his life. More>>

Ronaldo moves atop Europe's international scoring list

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Cristiano Ronaldo just became Europe's top international scorer of all time, and that puts him atop a very impressive list. More>>

The Latest: Rakitic casts vote for Messi in GOAT debate

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Soccer's international governing body says it is "extremely satisfied with the level of refereeing" at the World Cup and has hailed video review as a success. More>>

NBA in London: Wizards vs Knicks in January

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The NBA returns to London for regular-season game between the Wizards and Knicks on Jan. 17 in O2 Arena. More>>

Texas to settle discrimination suit with former track coach

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The University of Texas has agreed to settle a race and sexual discrimination lawsuit filed by former women's track coach Bev Kearney. 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>>

Jordan Spieth, Zach Johnson tied for early lead at 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>>

Bucks' Sterling Brown sues Milwaukee over stun-gun arrest Video included

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Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown is suing the city and its police department because officers used a stun gun on him during his arrest for a parking violation in January. More>>

Saudi coach says players not rattled by plane incident

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Saudi Arabia coach says his players not rattled by engine malfunction on flight to Rostov-on-Don. More>>

Capitals to raise Stanley Cup banner Oct. 3 against Bruins

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Washington Capitals to raise their 1st Stanley Cup banner and open title defense on Oct. 3 against Boston Bruins. More>>

Changes coming to Colombia's team at World Cup after loss

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Changes are coming to Colombia's team at the World Cup after a disappointing 2-1 loss to Japan. 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Salary-cap increase makes for 'more fun' NHL offseason

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A jump in the salary cap should make for a more entertaining NHL offseason. More>>

Murray back from injury, loses to Kyrgios in 3 sets

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Andy Murray won the first set on his return from injury after almost a year away from competitive tennis before Australian Nick Kyrgios rallied to win 2-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5 in the first round at Queen's Club on Tuesday. More>>

Messi dogged by Ronaldo, history as Argentina meets Croatia

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Lionel Messi faces pressure to deliver for Argentina at World Cup, keep pace with Cristiano Ronaldo. 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>>

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>>

Senegal beats Poland 2-1, 1st African win at World Cup

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Senegal became the first African team to win at this year's World Cup, defeating Poland 2-1 on a first-half own-goal and a controversial second-half score by Mbaye Niang. More>>

Winger Mike Hoffman traded twice, lands with Panthers

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The San Jose Sharks acquired winger Mike Hoffman from the Ottawa Senators, again paying a bargain price for a scoring winger another team was eager to trade. More>>

Burden falls on Coutinho to keep Brazil going at World Cup

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With Neymar hobbling and struggling, the burden to keep Brazil going at the World Cup is suddenly falling on Philippe Coutinho. More>>

Coaches of Spain, Iran big fans of each other at World Cup

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The coaches of Spain and Iran at the World Cup are big fans of each other. More>>

Houston's win streak ends at 12 games with 2-1 loss to Rays

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C.J. Cron homered early and Wilson Ramos hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning to lift the Tampa Bay Rays to a 2-1 win on Tuesday night to snap a 12-game winning streak by the Houston Astros. More>>

Neymar returns to training, Brazil guarantees he's ready

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Neymar has returned to practice two days before Brazil's next World Cup game against Costa Rica. More>>

Yanks back stellar German with 4 HRs, beat Mariners 7-2

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Domingo German pitches New York Yankees past Seattle Mariners 7-2. More>>

Gabriel Jesus or Firmino? Brazil's dilemma vs Costa Rica

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Brazil coach Tite has to decide who of Gabriel Jesus or Roberto Firmino starts up front in the match against Costa Rica. More>>

Switzerland, Serbia coaches don't want to talk about Kosovo

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The coaches of Serbia and Switzerland only want to talk about football, not Kosovo. More>>

The Latest: Argentina collapses vs. Croatia, could go home

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Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he met Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin and talked about the Russia team's good start to the World Cup. 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 Thursday's matches. More>>

On a roll in Russia, Mexico begs World Cup fans to behave

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Mexico's biggest worry at the World Cup may be its fans instead of its next opponent, struggling South Korea. More>>

Bowlsby: 3 new bowl games in 2020 does not mean more bowls

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Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says the NCAA approving three new bowls to being play in 2020 does not guarantee the total number of postseason games will grow. More>>

Colombia midfielder gets second-fastest World Cup red card

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Colombia midfielder gets second-fastest red card in World Cup history. More>>

Early penalty helps Japan beat Colombia 2-1 at World Cup

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Yuya Osako had a surprise in store for those who figured the absence of Shinji Okazaki left Japan little hope of competing with Colombia at the World Cup. More>>

Mbappe sends France into 2nd round with 1-0 win over Peru

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Kylian Mbappe scores in 1st half, France holds on to beat Peru 1-0 and advance to the second round at the World Cup. More>>

Federer edges Paire to advance in Halle

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Defending champion Roger Federer survived two match points against Benoit Paire to reach the quarterfinals of the Gerry Weber Open with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 win on Thursday. More>>

FIFA criticism adds to Morocco hat-trick of World Cup losses

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At its first World Cup in 20 years, Morocco has a horrible set of results to show for efforts on and off the field. More>>

Cubs beat Dodgers 2-1 in 10 innings for doubleheader split

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Headline: Pinch-hitter Kyle Farmer doubled sharply down the left-field line with two outs in the ninth to drive in two runs. More>>

Ronaldo and Portugal look to knock Morocco out of World Cup

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Cristiano Ronaldo will make his second appearance at the World Cup with a chance to help Portugal eliminate Morocco from the tournament. More>>

Colombia captain wants World Cup team to use past resolve

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Radamel Falcao wants Colombia to draw on its past mental strengths in the qualifiers to save its World Cup in Russia. More>>

Australia gets crucial 1-1 draw with Denmark at World Cup

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Mile Jedinak's penalty kick gave Australia a 1-1 draw against Denmark and new life at the World Cup. More>>

UConn: Ollie fired for impermissible contact, workouts

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UConn says it fired coach Kevin Ollie after finding NCAA violations, including improper workouts and improper contact with recruits by Ollie and former UConn star Ray Allen. More>>

LEADING OFF: Giants need hand in bullpen, Felix in the Bronx

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LEADING OFF: Giants need hand in bullpen, Felix up in the Bronx, super Kluber goes for Indians. More>>

Bowlsby: 3 new bowl games in 2020 does not mean more bowls

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Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says the NCAA approving three new bowls to being play in 2020 does not guarantee the total number of postseason games will grow. More>>

Colombian singer at World Cup reports hotel theft in Moscow

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Russian police say that $800,000 worth of valuables have been stolen from Colombian singer Maluma's hotel room in Moscow while he's visiting Russia to support the Colombia team at the World Cup. More>>

World Cup stadium offers experience like no other venue

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World Cup stadium offers experience like no other venue. More>>

Japan princess in Russia to support team at World Cup

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A Japanese princess is supporting her nation's team at the World Cup, becoming the first member of Japan's royal family to visit Russia in more than a century. More>>

Phillies fan injured by flying hot dog launched by Phanatic

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Philadelphia Phillies fan says a hot dog launched by the baseball team's mascot left her with a black eye. More>>

Outspoken Spain defenders making headlines at the World Cup

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Spain's outspoken central defenders aren't wary of controversy, not even at the World Cup. More>>

Former FIFA boss Blatter revels in visit to Putin, World Cup

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Sepp Blatter came to Moscow to see Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin, defying FIFA's wish that its suspended former president's visit to the World Cup would attract little attention. More>>

Guessing game: Cavs enter NBA draft unsure of LeBron's plans

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Cavaliers enter NBA draft not knowing LeBron's plans. More>>

Herrera happy to change role with contending Nationals

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After escaping from last-place Kansas City, Herrera relinquishes closer role for contending Nationals. More>>

Rangers send Mendez to minors for breaking team rules

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Rangers send LHP Yohander Mendez back to minors for violating team rules. More>>

Man charged with robbing Gronkowski's home arraigned

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One of three men charged in connection with a robbery at the home of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski while he was away at the Super Bowl has been held on $100,000 bail. More>>

Fearless Loftus-Cheek set for England chance at World Cup

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek is set to start for England in place of the injured Dele Alli for the World Cup game against Panama. More>>

Ibrahimovic, Rippon, Bird featured in ESPN Body Issue

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Los Angeles Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel, Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon, and 63-year-old golfer Greg Norman are among the athletes who will be featured in ESPN the Magazine's 10th anniversary Body Issue. More>>

Dutch skipper Bekking seeks elusive Volvo Ocean Race victory

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Bouwe Bekking has sailed more than 300,000 nautical miles during the last 33 years and circled the globe nearly eight times trying to win the Volvo Ocean Race. More>>

LEADING OFF: Pair of aces pitching in Bronx, Wacha gets MRI

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LEADING OFF: Pair of aces pitching at Yankee Stadium, Wacha gets MRI, Scherzer tries to snap skid, Bumgarner seeks 1st win, Garcia getting healthy for White Sox. More>>

Senegal saves Africa from embarrassment at World Cup

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Senegal is leading the way for African teams at the World Cup. More>>

LEADING OFF: Giants need hand in bullpen, Felix in the Bronx

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LEADING OFF: Giants need hand in bullpen, Felix up in the Bronx, super Kluber goes for Indians. More>>

Stanton hits walk-off HR, Yankees rally past Mariners 7-5

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Giancarlo Stanton lined a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the New York Yankees erased a five-run deficit to beat the Seattle Mariners 7-5. More>>

Formula One's Ricciardo drawn to NASCAR (and even NFL)

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Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo grew up in Australia rooting for Dale Earnhardt, the NASCAR driver known as The Intimidator. More>>

Beavers' late rally keys 11-6 win, ousts Tar Heels from CWS

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Oregon State rallies late to knock North Carolina out of College World Series with 11-6 win. More>>

Russian fans celebrate once-maligned team as heroes

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Russia's World Cup soccer team transformed from near-laughing stock to heroes of the motherland in less than a week. More>>

Try as he might, Salah couldn't do enough to give Egypt win

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At the end, Salah could not deliver for a disorganized Egypt in first World Cup since 1990. More>>

Farmer PH double lifts Dodgers over Cubs in 1st game of DH

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Pinch-hitter Kyle Farmer doubled sharply down the left-field line with two outs in the ninth to drive in two runs. More>>

Back to back to back: 3 straight HRs propel Astros to win

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Jose Altuve homered twice and the second one was the last of three straight the Houston Astros hit in the sixth inning to break a tie and get a 5-1 victory on Wednesday night to become the first team this season to reach 50 wins. More>>

Devils' Taylor Hall edges MacKinnon, wins NHL MVP award

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The NHL is handing out its postseason awards in its annual gala show from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. More>>

Mariners joke Ichiro should be in Home Run Derby

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Now that he's no longer an active player, maybe Ichiro Suzuki wants to start swinging for the fences. More>>

Already a pro, Doncic set to join college stars in NBA draft

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Luka Doncic is about to become an NBA player, though he's unlike the other top prospects who will be drafted. More>>

The Latest: New Jersey's Taylor Hall wins Hart Trophy as MVP

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Tampa Bay's Victor Hedman has won his first Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman. More>>

Lester wins 5th straight start, Cubs beat Dodgers 4-0

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Jon Lester won his fifth straight start, Javier Baez backed him with three hits and two runs, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0. More>>

After only 2 matches, Egypt eliminated from World Cup

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Egypt arrived in Russia with Mohamed Salah and some high expectations, but was eliminated from the World Cup after only two matches. More>>

Kluber is first to 11 wins, Indians rout White Sox 12-0

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Corey Kluber became the first pitcher with 11 wins this season and Jose Ramirez and Jason Kipnis hit three-run homers as the Indians routed the Chicago White Sox 12-0 on Wednesday afternoon. Reigning AL Cy Young winner Kluber (11-3) only allowed one hit. More>>

Herrera's solo homer lifts Phils to 4-3 win over Cardinals

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Odubel Herrera hits tiebreaking homer in 7th inning, Cesar Hernandez hits 2-run homer, Philadelphia Phillies beat St. Louis Cardinals 4-3. More>>

Diego Costa scores again, Spain beats Iran 1-0 at World Cup

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Diego Costa scored on a deflection to lead Spain to a 1-0 win over Iran at the World Cup. More>>

Tick, Tock: Time running out for Messi to deliver World Cup

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Time is running out for Lionel Messi to bring Argentina a World Cup title. More>>

Aussies undeterred by opening loss at the World Cup

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Australia is confident against Denmark despite opening the World Cup with a loss to France. More>>

Engine bursts into flames on plane with WCup team, none hurt

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Officials say an engine of a Russian airplane carrying Saudi Arabia's soccer team to a World Cup host city caught fire during landing, but nobody was hurt. More>>

LEADING OFF: Verlander backs rolling Astros, mending Dodgers

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LEADING OFF: Verlander backs rolling Astros, Dodgers on the mend, Soto timelessly good for Nats, Baez hopes to be back with Cubs. More>>

Colon passes Marichal for most wins by Dominican pitcher

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Bartolo Colon earned his 244th win, passing Hall of Famer Juan Marichal for the most by a pitcher born in the Dominican Republic, and the Texas Rangers beat the skidding Kansas City Royals 6-3. More>>

LEADING OFF: Verlander backs rolling Astros, mending Dodgers

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LEADING OFF: Verlander backs rolling Astros, Dodgers on the mend, Soto timelessly good for Nats, Baez hopes to be back with Cubs. More>>

Bregman's game-ending 2B lifts Astros to 12th straight win

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Alex Bregman hit a game-ending two-run double with one out in the ninth inning and the Houston Astros beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 to match a franchise record with their 12th straight win. More>>

Turkey charges father of NBA's Kanter as terror group member

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Turkey's official news agency says a court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group.". More>>

Nats get RHP Kelvin Herrera from Royals for 3 minor leaguers

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Right-hander Kelvin Herrera has been acquired by the Washington Nationals from the Kansas City Royals for three minor leaguers. More>>

World Cup Episode 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>>

Late header from Kane gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia

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Harry Kane scored two goals, including an injury-time header, to give England a 2-1 victory over Tunisia at the World Cup. More>>

Trotz resigns as coach of Stanley Cup-winning Capitals

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Barry Trotz has resigned as coach of the Washington Capitals after leading them to the Stanley Cup. More>>

The Latest: Saudis safe after in-flight drama at World Cup

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Sweden and South Korea are drawing 0-0 at halftime 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>>

World Cup telecasts experiencing quality issues Down Under

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An Australian telecommunications company with streaming rights to the World Cup has allowed the SBS network to televise matches for 48 hours while it attempts to resolve a series of disruptions that have plagued the service. More>>

Russia has chance to make mark at World Cup with another win

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With or without Mohamed Salah in the lineup, Egypt should give Russia an indication if it has any shot at making a mark in this year's World Cup. More>>

Russian lawmaker wants to ban 'mockery' of soccer team

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A Russian legislator says he wants to ban and "mockery" of the national soccer team _ and fine violators 10,000 rubles ($160). More>>

Bahr, last living member of team that upset England, is dead

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Walter Bahr, the last living member of the U.S. soccer team that upset England at the 1950 World Cup, has died at age 91. More>>

Russia, Egypt match at World Cup could test close ties

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World Cup clash between Egypt, Russia in World Cup could test relations between two old allies. More>>

Argentina coach plans major changes to team at World Cup

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Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli is planning major surgery to his team for the South Americans' next World Cup match. More>>

Mane vs Lewandowski: star power for Senegal, Poland

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Senegal forward Sadio Mane and Poland captain Robert Lewandowski lead their nations into a World Cup match after stellar club seasons for Liverpool ad Bayern Munich. More>>

South Carolina's Martin understands Bowen's choice to leave

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South Carolina coach Frank Martin understands why Brian Bowen felt he had no choice but to leave school and is glad he got the chance to work with 6-foot-7 forward even if it never produced results on the court. More>>

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>>

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>>

'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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Correction: US Open story

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

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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  • Happ pitches 8 1/3 innings as Blue Jays beat Braves 5-4

    Happ pitches 8 1/3 innings as Blue Jays beat Braves 5-4

    Friday, June 22 2018 1:18 PM EDT2018-06-22 17:18:25 GMT
    (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP). Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher J.A. Happ works against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of a baseball game in Toronto, Wednesday, June 20, 2018.(Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP). Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher J.A. Happ works against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of a baseball game in Toronto, Wednesday, June 20, 2018.
    Happ pitches 8 1-3 innings to win fifth straight decision, Morales homers as Blue Jays beat Braves 5-4.
    Happ pitches 8 1-3 innings to win fifth straight decision, Morales homers as Blue Jays beat Braves 5-4.
  • Ichi-who? Suzuki sits on M's bench in fake mustache disguise

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

    Friday, June 22 2018 1:06 PM EDT2018-06-22 17:06:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun). Ichiro Suzuki, special assistant to the chairman of the Seattle Mariners, wears a fake mustache and a hoodie as he sits in the dugout and watches the New York Yankees bat during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Ju...(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun). Ichiro Suzuki, special assistant to the chairman of the Seattle Mariners, wears a fake mustache and a hoodie as he sits in the dugout and watches the New York Yankees bat during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Ju...
    AP photos show Ichiro Suzuki hiding in fake mustache, glasses in dugout during game.
    AP photos show Ichiro Suzuki hiding in fake mustache, glasses in dugout during game.
  • Trout limited to DH with finger sprain as Angels host Jays

    Trout limited to DH with finger sprain as Angels host Jays

    Friday, June 22 2018 12:26 PM EDT2018-06-22 16:26:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout runs to first base after hitting a two-run single during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout runs to first base after hitting a two-run single during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif.
    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.
    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.
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  • Predators' Watson charged with domestic assault

    Predators' Watson charged with domestic assault

    Friday, June 22 2018 1:07 PM EDT2018-06-22 17:07:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File). FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, Nashville Predators left wing Austin Watson warms up before an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, in Nashville, Tenn. Police in Tennessee have arrested Nashville Preda...(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File). FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, Nashville Predators left wing Austin Watson warms up before an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, in Nashville, Tenn. Police in Tennessee have arrested Nashville Preda...
    Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson arrested on a charge of domestic assault; released from jail and due in court June 28.
    Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson arrested on a charge of domestic assault; released from jail and due in court June 28.
  • Plenty of trade chatter heading into NHL draft

    Plenty of trade chatter heading into NHL draft

    Friday, June 22 2018 1:06 PM EDT2018-06-22 17:06:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File). FILE - In this April 26, 2018, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Phil Kessel (81) skates with the puck during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series against the Washington Capitals, ...(AP Photo/Nick Wass, File). FILE - In this April 26, 2018, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Phil Kessel (81) skates with the puck during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series against the Washington Capitals, ...
    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.
    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.
  • NHL draft action likely to begin with Montreal's 3rd pick

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

    Friday, June 22 2018 1:06 PM EDT2018-06-22 17:06:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth). NHL Draft prospect Rasmus Dahlin, of Sweden, talks to the media in Dallas, Thursday, June 21, 2018. The NHL Draft takes place Friday and Saturday in Dallas.(AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth). NHL Draft prospect Rasmus Dahlin, of Sweden, talks to the media in Dallas, Thursday, June 21, 2018. The NHL Draft takes place Friday and Saturday in Dallas.
    The Montreal Canadiens can make the first real move with the third pick in the NHL draft.
    The Montreal Canadiens can make the first real move with the third pick in the NHL draft.
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