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FILE - In this Sunday, July 15, 2018 file photo, stewards pull a woman off the pitch after she stormed onto the field and interrupted the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia. The chief organizer of Russia’s World Cup says police stopped 170 people from invading the pitch during games before four members of the Pussy Riot protest group eventually stormed the final dressed as police officers. Organizing committee CEO Alexei Sorokin has downplayed security problems despite the pitch invasion that happened in the final between France and Croatia on July 15. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
September 25, 2018 - 10:28 am
MADRID (AP) — Two months after the World Cup final was disrupted by four members of the Pussy Riot protest group running onto the field, the head of the local organizing committee claimed security stopped 170 others from doing the same during the tournament. Organizing committee CEO Alexei Sorokin...
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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James fields questions during media day at the NBA basketball team's practice facility Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in El Segundo, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
September 25, 2018 - 7:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Nine sports franchises from Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NFL are teaming up and asking fans to register to vote. The Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings from the NBA, along with MLB's Chicago White Sox, Oakland...
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September 25, 2018 - 7:36 am
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the FIBA Women's World Cup Day 3 (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Liz Cambage scored 24 of her 25 points in the first half, hitting her first 11 shots, to help Australia rout Turkey 90-64 on the final day of group play at the FIBA World Cup. The 6-foot...
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Europe's Jon Rahm plays from a bunker near the 10th green during a practice round at Le Golf National in Guyancourt, outside Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. The 42nd Ryder Cup will be held in France from Sept. 28-30, 2018 at Le Golf National. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
September 25, 2018 - 6:24 am
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — The Latest on the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National (all times local): 1:20 p.m. The European team is remembering Spanish golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena at the Ryder Cup. The 22-year-old Barquin Arozamena was killed last week while practicing at a course near...
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September 25, 2018 - 4:41 am
WUHAN, China (AP) — No. 2-ranked Caroline Wozniacki reached the third round of a tournament for the first time since June at the Wuhan Open on Tuesday. Wozniacki defeated Swedish qualifier Rebecca Peterson 6-4, 6-1, making just nine unforced errors to Peterson's 36. Wozniacki made early exits in...
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Spectators watch above as Tiger Woods of the US plays from the 1st tee during practice at Le Golf National in Guyancourt, outside Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. The 42nd Ryder Cup will be held in France from Sept. 28-30, 2018 at Le Golf National. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
September 25, 2018 - 3:22 am
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — The Ryder Cup begins with banter and laughs. The pressure comes later. The Europeans haven't lost on home soil in 25 years. Half of their team was in America on Sunday for the Tour Championship won by Tiger Woods. They got together for the first time Monday...
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Oakland Athletics' Matt Joyce, center, is doused in the clubhouse celebration after clinching a wild card spot after the baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
September 25, 2018 - 2:06 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Champagne flowed in the clubhouse as players bopped around and screamed in a wild celebration after the Oakland Athletics clinched their first playoff berth in four years. "It's a lot of fun," a soaked Khris Davis said. "We're just trying to enjoy the moment. It's a blast. We've been...
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FILE - In this April 21, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler plays against the Houston Rockets in the first half during Game 3 of an NBA basketball first round playoff series in Minneapolis. With Butler's trade demand swirling like a dark cloud around coach Tom Thibodeau, newly minted super-max player Karl-Anthony Towns and the Timberwolves arrive for training camp. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
September 25, 2018 - 1:52 am
MIAMI (AP) — Training camps for most NBA teams open Tuesday, and with the season fast approaching, here's 10 items of note as the league heads into the 2018-19 campaign: ___ JIMMY BUTLER As media days were ending Monday, Jimmy Butler was still with the Minnesota Timberwolves. It's temporary. The...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Eric Thames, right, scores past St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina as teammate Erik Kratz, left, watches during the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
September 25, 2018 - 1:26 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A chuckling Eric Thames said it felt so good he almost ripped third base out of the ground and hoisted it above his head. A lot of that going around for Milwaukee these days. Thames tripled and scored on reliever Bud Norris' throwing error in the eighth inning, and the Brewers...
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Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman hugs teammates before a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
September 25, 2018 - 12:34 am
SEATTLE (AP) — The Oakland Athletics clinched their first playoff berth in four years Monday night, earning at least an American League wild card when the Tampa Bay Rays lost to the New York Yankees. Following three straight last-place finishes in the AL West, the A's found out just a couple of...
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