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Detroit Tigers' John Hicks hits a two-run home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Sunday, July 15, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
July 15, 2018 - 6:00 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander had a puzzling day on the mound in his first-ever start against his previous team. While Verlander racked up double-digit strikeouts, Detroit hammered four home runs off the former Tiger and snapped a six-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Houston Astros on...
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Cleveland Indians' Edwin Encarnacion reacts after being hit by a pitch from New York Yankees reliever Chad Green during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 15, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
July 15, 2018 - 5:50 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — With a flight to catch, Michael Brantley quickly dressed and stuffed some batting gloves, cleats and other gear into a red-white-and-blue duffel bag. Brantley's headed to the All-Star Game. Before leaving, he again showed why he's going. Brantley homered leading off the eighth...
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Boston Red Sox's J.D. Martinez (28) welcomes home Xander Bogaerts, right after Bogaerts hit a home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Sunday, July 15, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
July 15, 2018 - 5:45 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts homered in his first at-bat a day after hitting a walk-off grand slam and drove in two runs, leading the Boston Red Sox past the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 on Sunday to enter the All-Star break with their best record since 1949. Brock Holt also drove in two runs for the AL...
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France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris holds the trophy aloft after the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. France won the final 4-2. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
July 15, 2018 - 5:44 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Taking turns sliding across the rain-soaked turf holding the World Cup trophy tight, teenager Kylian Mbappe and the rest of France's players acted like the youthful bunch they are. Nothing, not a Pussy Riot protest nor a postgame downpour that soaked Russian President Vladimir Putin,...
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Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic, left, presents a T-shirt to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (Yuri Kadobnov/Pool Photo via AP)
July 15, 2018 - 5:16 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Despite a national wave of elation from the World Cup that bathed Russia in a rosy light, President Vladimir Putin will face some challenges in extending the post-soccer glow at home and abroad. Well-organized, festive and friendly, the World Cup has shown off a welcoming and modern...
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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, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
July 15, 2018 - 5:13 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Protest group Pussy Riot, long a thorn in Vladimir Putin's side, claimed responsibility Sunday for four people who brought the World Cup final to a brief halt by running onto the field dressed in police uniforms as the Russian president and a global audience watched. Stewards tackled...
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France's Kylian Mbappe kisses the trophy after the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. France won the final 4-2. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
July 15, 2018 - 5:07 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Kylian Mbappe's breakout performances, 12 own goals and very few red cards despite all Neymar's dives. Here is a look at the records set and broken during the World Cup in Russia, and what it tells us about the tournament: PLENTY OF GOALS With just one scoreless draw...
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Atlanta Braves' Julio Teheran pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 15, 2018, in Atlanta.(AP Photo/John Amis)
July 15, 2018 - 4:29 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Julio Teheran pitched six-plus scoreless innings, and the Atlanta Braves used a four-run third inning to beat Patrick Corbin and the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Sunday. It was a needed confidence boost before the All-Star break for Atlanta, which had lost eight of 10 and began the...
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France's Antoine Griezmann, points to two stars on his jersey indicating two world cup wins, as he celebrates with Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe after the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. France won the final 4-2. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
July 15, 2018 - 4:26 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The ball skidded across the pristine Moscow pitch and time seemed to slow. This was Kylian Mbappe's moment, at just 19, to become the youngest player since Pele to score in a World Cup final. Did he hesitate? Did he wilt under the weight of hundreds of millions of eyes trained on TV...
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French President Emmanuel Macron reacts during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
July 15, 2018 - 4:06 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — In a stadium packed with presidents watching the World Cup final, no one had as much fun as Emmanuel Macron. The French head of state joined his country's victorious players in the locker room after they beat Croatia 4-2. He jostled with midfielder Paul Pogba while being filmed for...
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