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Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines poses after defeating Lucas Matthysse of Argentina during their WBA World welterweight title bout in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. Pacquiao won the WBA welterweight world title after knocking out Matthysse on round seven. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
July 15, 2018 - 7:44 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Manny Pacquiao won by knockout for the first time in nine years to claim the World Boxing Association welterweight title, and made a proclamation. "This is it. I am back in boxing," the 39-year-old Pacquiao said after his seventh-round knockout of Lucas Matthysse on...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin embrace each other as they attend the gala-concert dedicated to the closing of FIFA Soccer World Cup at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. (Yuri Kadobnov/Pool Photo via AP)
July 15, 2018 - 6:57 am
MOSCOW (AP) — When Gianni Infantino is in the orbit of Vladimir Putin, the head of world soccer cannot stop beaming. Particularly when he's juggling a ball in the Kremlin or sharing screen time with Putin as they watched the World Cup. Two years after his election, FIFA's president gives the...
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July 15, 2018 - 5:51 am
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — John Daly is missing the British Open for only the fourth time since he first became eligible as a surprise major champion. Daly has notified the R&A that he is withdrawing because of a knee injury. Daly also cited his knee injury in asking for a cart at the U.S...
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English fans applaud their players after the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. Belgium defeats England 2-0. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
July 15, 2018 - 3:19 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of foreign men have flooded into Russia for the monthlong World Cup, setting off a fierce debate in the host nation about the roles and rights of women. Russian women who have dated the soccer fans have been shamed by some Russian commentators, denounced for...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny tips his cap to the fans following the team's victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game in St. Louis. The Cardinals have fired Matheny during his seventh season with the team hovering around .500. The Cardinals announced Matheny's firing after an 8-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night, July 14, 2018, a defeat that dropped St. Louis to 47-46 and seven games back of the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
July 15, 2018 - 2:44 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ST. LOUIS STUNNER The Cardinals will play their first game under interim manager Mike Shildt after firing Mike Matheny late Saturday night. Matheny's stunning dismissal comes with the team 47-46 and 7 1/2 games back of the NL Central-leading Cubs...
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St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny sits in the dugout before the start of the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Saturday, July 14, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
July 15, 2018 - 2:41 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals aren't accustomed to stretches of mediocrity, and certainly not to reports of clubhouse unrest. The prospect of a third straight year without a postseason berth has spelled the end for manager Mike Matheny. Matheny was stunningly fired Saturday night...
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Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez follows through on a two-run double against the San Diego Padres during the fifth inning of a baseball game in San Diego, Saturday, July 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
July 15, 2018 - 2:33 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon is running out of superlatives for All-Star slugger Javier Baez. "Wow. That was a nice performance," Maddon said after Baez — who almost was scratched because he didn't feel well — hit a three-run home run and had five RBIs to highlight the NL...
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Oakland Athletics' Mark Canha, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Josh Phegley, left, during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday, July 14, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 15, 2018 - 2:09 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Oakland Athletics slugger Mark Canha grew up a Giants fan and felt bad about flipping his bat after hitting a home run at AT&T Park, to the point where the Northern California native took to Twitter to issue an apology. Then he took it all back. Canha's go-ahead home run in...
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Colorado Rockies starter Jon Gray watches a pitch to a Seattle Mariners batter during the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Denver. Colorado won 4-1. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
July 15, 2018 - 1:53 am
DENVER (AP) — Jon Gray went back to his power-pitching roots in a strong return to the majors. Gray returned from a two-week minor league demotion to pitch into the eighth inning, Carlos Gonzalez homered and the Colorado Rockies extended their strong finish to the season's first half by beating the...
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Martin Truex Jr. raises his arms in celebration following his victory in the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kentucky Speedway, Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Sparta, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
July 15, 2018 - 12:41 am
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — No matter which driver led Martin Truex Jr., the advantage always seemed temporary as he positioned himself to make a pivotal move. Distance usually followed his passes, particularly after his final one that sealed his dominance. Truex Jr. won the NASCAR Cup Series race at...
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