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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2019, file photo, United States forward Josh Sargent runs up the pitch during an international friendly soccer match against Mexico, in East Rutherford, N.J. Sargent hopes to play for the United States in his hometown during Tuesday's exhibition against Uruguay at Busch Stadium. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)
September 09, 2019 - 8:02 pm
Josh Sargent's red hair could become as known in St. Louis as the Gateway Arch one day if he develops into an American soccer star. Fresh off a spectacular strike for his first goal of the Bundesliga season, the 19-year-old forward is slated to start in his hometown Tuesday night when the United...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a bilateral meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi at the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 26, 2019 - 5:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is applauding the Louisiana team that claimed its first Little League World Series title, tweeting: "Congratulations to Louisiana's Champions. See you at the White House!" The team from suburban New Orleans beat Curacao 8-0 to win the title on Sunday. The...
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River Ridge, Louisiana's Stan Wiltz embraces Peyton Spadoni (6) as they jump on top of Jeffrey Curtis and Conner Perrot (9) on top of the pile as they celebrate the 8-0 win against Curacao in the Little League World Series Championship game in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)
August 25, 2019 - 6:59 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — For the second straight day, a line drive found the glove of Louisiana shortstop Stan Wiltz and a dogpile ensued in the infield at Lamade Stadium. Stan was fine with all that. Nothing seemed to go wrong for the boys from River Ridge over the last week at the Little...
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River Ridge, Louisiana's William Andrade delivers during the first inning of the United State Championship baseball game against Wailuku, Hawaii, at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 24, 2019 - 8:10 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Louisiana's Reece Roussel had a two-run single that broke the Little League World Series tournament record for hits with 15. At the time, it seemed like a footnote. His hit in the sixth inning Saturday that gave Louisiana a 7-0 lead over Hawaii turned out to be the...
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Curacao's Shendrion Martinus (6) delivers in the second inning of the International Championship baseball game against Japan at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 24, 2019 - 6:48 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — As soon as the ball came off his bat, Curley Martha pointed to the sky — he knew that one was gone. Curley hit a two-run homer to center in the fifth inning and got the final 11 outs as a relief pitcher, helping Curacao beat Japan 5-4 Saturday to advance to the Little...
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Curacao's Shendrion Martinus (6) delivers in the second inning of the International Championship baseball game against Japan at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 24, 2019 - 3:26 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Pitcher Curley Martha hit a two-run homer to center in the fifth inning to help Curacao beat Japan 5-4 and advance to the Little League World Series title game. He and Shendrion Martinus combined to hold a Japan team that scored 32 runs in its first three games to...
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David Fox, from left, with his sons Dewey and Jimmy put their hands together as they wrap up practicing baseball at a nearby baseball field in northeast Washington, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. David Fox and his wife, Mary Ann, have a rule for their sons, 11-year-old Dewey and 8-year-old Jimmy: They have to play a team sport. The kids get to choose which one. Dewey tried soccer and Jimmy had a go at flag football, but every spring and fall, their first choice is baseball. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
August 23, 2019 - 5:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — David Fox and his wife, Mary Ann, have a rule for their sons, 11-year-old Dewey and 8-year-old Jimmy: They have to play a team sport. The kids get to choose which one. Dewey tried soccer and Jimmy had a go at flag football, but for them, nothing compares to baseball. "They always...
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Japan's Yuto Misaki (18) scores on a wild throw by South Korea's Gibeom Jung (35) during the fourth inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Japan won 7-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 23, 2019 - 1:47 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Japan is just one win away from its eighth Little League World Series championship game appearance this decade. The Chofu City Little League team is continuing what has been a dominant run in South Williamsport for a country with a population of nearly 127 million...
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Wailuku, Hawaii's Nakea Kahalehau, left, scores under the tag by South Riding, Va.'s Noah Culpepper during the first inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Hawaii won 12-9. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 23, 2019 - 1:24 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Hawaii has played eight games at the Little League World Series over the last two years without a loss. This year's team, the first ever from the island of Maui, will need to pick up two more wins to capture back-to-back titles. First up is Louisiana. The teams will...
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Japan's Yuto Misaki (18) scores on a wild throw by South Korea's Gibeom Jung (35) during the fourth inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Japan won 7-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 22, 2019 - 1:54 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Can anybody beat Japan? It's been a common question at the Little League World Series over the last decade. Since 2010, no team has been more dominant or won more championships — five — than Japan. That makes this year's Japanese club, from Chofu City Little League...
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