Oakland Athletics closing pitcher Yusmeiro Petit (36) and catcher Josh Phegley share congratulations after the team defeated the Seattle Mariners 9-3 in a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
September 27, 2018 - 2:33 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin said he wasn't paying much attention to the out-of-town scoreboard at Safeco Field during his team's 9-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night. No matter, Melvin and his team got the result they wanted. Matt Olson hit a grand slam...
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Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez is sworn in as a U.S. citizen at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Field office in Tukwila, Wash., on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. (Mike Siegel/ The Seattle Times via AP)
September 24, 2018 - 8:54 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Mariners teammates stood and applauded and "God Bless America" played on speakers when Felix Hernandez entered Seattle's clubhouse after becoming a U.S. citizen. A native of Venezuela, the 32-year-old pitcher passed his citizenship interview Monday and was among 74 people from 36...
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In this Sept. 7, 2017, photo provided by Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena poses for a photo. The former ISU golfer was found dead Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at a golf course in Ames. Collin Daniel Richards, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in her death. (Luke Lu/Iowa State University via AP)
September 19, 2018 - 5:57 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The cases are strikingly similar: Two talented young women were stabbed to death by male strangers while doing athletic activities alone in normally safe parts of Iowa. But politicians who quickly expressed outrage about the immigrant suspect charged with killing runner...
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August 07, 2018 - 8:22 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez says President Donald Trump's attack on NBA star LeBron James is part of a larger pattern of racist behavior. Menendez wrote in a tweet Monday that Trump wouldn't have questioned James' intelligence or charity work if he were white...
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France's Antoine Griezmann celebrates with the trophy after his team won 4-2 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. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
July 15, 2018 - 9:34 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Antoine Griezmann's father emigrated from Germany, and the France forward's mother is of Portuguese descent. Paul Pogba's parents arrived from Guinea. Kylian Mbappe's dad is from Cameroon, his mom Algerian. Immigrants, sons of immigrants and grandsons of immigrants bonded together...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 12, 1998 file photo, French teammates from left, Zinedine Zidane, Marcel Desailly and Laurent Blanc hold the soccer World Cup after France defeated Brazil 3-0 in the World Cup final soccer match, at the Stade de France in Saint Denis. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
July 10, 2018 - 7:15 am
PARIS (AP) — When France's xenophobic fringes disparage the country's diverse World Cup team as more African than European, fans say, "So what?" And then respond with a resounding "Allez les Bleus!" At a time when populist politicians are trying to choke off or reroute migration flows, what matters...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, Two municipal workers stand ready to clean an area ahead of the Denmark-France World Cup match at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Legions of migrant workers, most of them are from Central Asia and elsewhere are the unsung heroes of Russia's World Cup, endlessly cleaning stadium grounds and fan zones but unable to watch the world-class soccer unfolding in their midst. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
July 05, 2018 - 8:57 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Behind the veneer of Russia's smooth-running World Cup are legions of migrant workers from Central Asia, who built the stadiums and keep them running, staff concession stands, and clean up after fans who revel through city streets. They are among millions of migrants who perform...
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Fans watch a World Cup soccer match between Colombia and Poland at The Garden at Studio Square NYC in New York, Sunday, June 24, 2018. While the immigration debate occupies politicians and new policies have thrown thousands of families into disarray, the World Cup shows how much people from other countries help make up the fabric of New York.(AP Photo/Terrin Waack)
July 02, 2018 - 6:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Standing on top of a wooden picnic table amid a sea of soccer fans in a Queens beer garden, Mark Green yanks off his England jersey and trades it for a bright yellow Colombia team shirt. He congratulates his fellow World Cup devotee and gives him a quick hug. Both Colombia and...
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In a photo from June 25, 2018, Judge Marianne Battani prepares to give Detroit Tigers center fielder Leonys Martin and his wife Yaimira their naturalization papers after a ceremony before a baseball game, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
June 26, 2018 - 9:30 am
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers blew a three-run lead in the eighth inning and eventually lost on a home run in the ninth. Still, this was a day Jose Iglesias and Leonys Martin may look back on fondly for years. Before Monday's game against Oakland, the Tigers hosted a ceremony on the field in...
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Argentina's Lionel Messi, center, reacts after missing to score during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
June 21, 2018 - 4:04 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local): 11 p.m. Croatia has stunned Argentina 3-0 to advance to the group stage of the World Cup and leave Lionel Messi and his teammates needing help to stay alive. The humiliating loss for one of soccer's most storied nations began...
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