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FILE - In this June 4, 2018, file photo, NHL draft prospect Rasmus Dahlin, of Sweden, smiles during a media availability before Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights, in Washington. With likelihood of selecting Dahlin with the first pick in the draft on Friday, June 22, the Buffalo Sabres are again in a position to end what’s been a decade-long freefall. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
June 20, 2018 - 3:11 pm
Rasmus Dahlin is drawing comparisons to a pair of the best defenseman in the game today and to one of the best of all time. No pressure. The smooth-skating, play-making Swedish defenseman is expected to become just the third defenseman in the past 20 years to be picked No. 1 in the NHL draft . "He...
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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2017, file photo, Charlotte Hornets' Dwight Howard scores against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Oakland, Calif. A person familiar with the situation says the Charlotte Hornets have agreed to trade eight-time All-Star center Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets for center Timofey Mozgov and two future second-round draft picks. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday, June 20, 2018, because the teams have not announced the trade and the league has not yet approved it. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
June 20, 2018 - 3:07 pm
Former Cowboys Pro Bowlers Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray find themselves united again, only now they are joined as one-time Fantasy football anchors who have not received a nibble from an NFL team. Both will sign at some point between now and the start of the regular season, as injuries and/or...
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Croatia head coach Zlatko Dalic, left, walks past Croatia's Luka Modric, right, kicking a ball during official training on the eve of the group D match between Croatia and Argentina in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
June 20, 2018 - 3:04 pm
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic's analysis of the World Cup game against Argentina required a double take. He said Wednesday that Argentina would be the "easiest game" for the Croatians in the group stage. Say what? Dalic clarified: "I didn't say that Argentina was the...
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Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the group A match against Saudi Arabia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
June 20, 2018 - 3:03 pm
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — With a single goal, Luis Suarez settled the fate of four teams in the group stage of the World Cup. The controversial striker, who was making his 100th appearance in his national team's light blue, scored Wednesday to give Uruguay a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia and a...
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Phil Mickelson reacts after sinking a putt on the 13th hole during the final round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Sunday, June 17, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
June 20, 2018 - 2:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Phil Mickelson has apologized four days after intentionally violating golf rules by hitting a moving ball on the green at the U.S. Open, saying his frustration got the best of him. The apology came Wednesday in a statement released by his representatives. "I know this should've come...
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England head coach Gareth Southgate attends official training of his team at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Zelenogorsk near St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
June 20, 2018 - 2:47 pm
REPINO, Russia (AP) — England's players got a bit of a surprise when they arrived for a team meeting at their World Cup base on Wednesday: Their coach had his right arm in a sling. Gareth Southgate dislocated his right shoulder while out running during England's scheduled day off from training and...
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Argentina's fans Nora Espector, left, and her son Emil Davisson pose for a photograph in front of an official media hotel in Nizhny Novgorod during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
June 20, 2018 - 2:45 pm
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Nothing has stopped Argentine fan Nora Espector from following Lionel Messi wherever he plays. Espector, who needs a wheelchair because she has multiple sclerosis, traveled to the World Cup in Russia with her youngest son. The soccer passion runs in her family: Her...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2018, file photo, Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, watches his approach shot from the rough on the third hole during the first round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, in Southampton, N.Y. McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Bubba Watson and others who missed the cut at the U.S. Open will try to bounce back this week at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
June 20, 2018 - 2:37 pm
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Some of the biggest names in golf missed the cut at last week's U.S. Open. They're spending this week in Connecticut looking to fix whatever might be wrong with their game before next month's British Open. Jordan Spieth, the defending champion at both this week's Travelers...
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Russia's Alexander Golovin, center, controls the ball during the group A match between Russia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
June 20, 2018 - 2:26 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's success at the World Cup has taken fans by surprise, especially because its players aren't well known outside of their home nation. Of the 23 players in the squad, 21 play in the Russian league, where a limit on foreign players drives up wages for locals and discourages them...
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FILE - In this June 19, 1977, file photo, Hubert Green holds the U.S. Open Championship trophy he won at the Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. Hall of Fame golfer Hubert Green, who won a U.S. Open playing portions of the final round despite a threat against his life, has died. He was 71. He was battling throat cancer when he passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/File)
June 20, 2018 - 2:10 pm
Hall of Fame golfer Hubert Green, who won a U.S. Open playing portions of the final round despite a threat against his life, has died. He was 71. Green won the 1977 U.S. Open and the 1985 PGA Championship in a career that included 19 PGA Tour victories and four on the seniors circuit. The PGA Tour...
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