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Former FIFA President Joseph Blatter arrives at a hotel in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Suspended former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has arrived in Moscow for a World Cup visit at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov)
June 21, 2018 - 5:37 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local): 12:35 p.m. 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. Blatter went to see Russia's president after attending Portugal's 1-0 win...
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New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton reacts after hitting a walk-off two-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. The Yankees defeated the Mariners 7-5. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 21, 2018 - 5:19 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BIG ARMS IN THE BRONX With slugger Giancarlo Stanton heating up at the plate, the major league-leading Yankees (49-22) go for a three-game sweep of visiting Seattle. Luis Severino (10-2, 2.09 ERA) pitches for New York against lefty James Paxton (6...
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Spain head coach Fernando Hierro gestures as he speaks to his player Spain's Koke during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
June 21, 2018 - 4:51 am
KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Fernando Hierro had an abrupt answer to those asking questions about his tactics and strategies at the World Cup. "I'm the new coach. I'm the national coach," the former Real Madrid captain said. "You have to get used to that." No doubt about that. In just two matches in charge...
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June 21, 2018 - 3:08 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Jarrod Lyle's wife says the Australian golfer is struggling through a "really scary" period in his third battle with cancer. Lyle, 36, underwent a bone marrow transplant last December following a recurrence of acute myeloid leukemia. Briony Lyle, writing on...
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A young baseball fan in the last row of the upper deck at PNC Park waits out a downpour during a delay of the start of a baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
June 21, 2018 - 3:07 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers sent struggling star outfielder Ryan Braun to Los Angeles on Wednesday for treatment on his achy right thumb. Braun is expected to rejoin the first-place Brewers on Thursday when they begin a four-game series at Miller Park against St. Louis. The Brewers...
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June 21, 2018 - 2:55 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — 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. After seven unsuccessful attempts, that elusive victory is just 700 nautical miles away if the Dutch skipper can place...
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Colorado Rockies pinch-hitter Ryan McMahon, center, is congratulated by Tom Murphy, left, and Ian Desmond as McMahon crosses home plate after hitting a three-run home run off New York Mets relief pitcher Robert Gsellman during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
June 21, 2018 - 1:47 am
DENVER (AP) — Ryan McMahon turned a small adjustment into a big return for the Colorado Rockies. McMahon tweaked his swing early in the afternoon and then hit a go-ahead, three-run homer to help rally the Rockies past the New York Mets 10-8 on Wednesday night. Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon...
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Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Andrew Cashner (54) throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 21, 2018 - 1:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The rain was heavy and relentless. As the puddles grew deeper on the tarp at Nationals Park, the Baltimore Orioles were left to wonder if their bid for a rare road victory would be thwarted by, of all things, the weather. During a season in which very little has worked in their...
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Oregon State players, including Steven Kwan (4), celebrate after Adley Rutschman hit a double that scored Cadyn Grenier, right, Nick Madrigal and Jack Anderson during the eighth inning against North Carolina in an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Oregon State won 11-6. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 21, 2018 - 1:12 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State was down three runs when a steady mist moved in at TD Ameritrade Park in the eighth inning Wednesday night. Perfect conditions for a team from the Pacific Northwest. "Every time we're playing and it starts to rain, everyone looks around and says, 'OK, we're going to...
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New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton hits a walk-off two-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. The Yankees defeated the Mariners 7-5. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 21, 2018 - 12:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Expectations have been sky high for Giancarlo Stanton since he was acquired from Miami last offseason. In front of a sellout crowd Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium, the 6-foot-6 slugger had his first huge moment in pinstripes. Stanton lined a two-run homer with two outs in the...
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