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Mexico coach Osorio banned from Gold Cup for insults
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ZURICH (AP) — Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio has been effectively banned from the Gold Cup by FIFA for insulting match officials. FIFA banned Osorio for six matches on Friday for his behavior during the Confederations Cup third-place game last Sunday, when Mexico lost to Portugal
Messi to extend contract with Barcelona until 2021
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi will play out the best remaining years of his trophy-rich career at Barcelona. The Spanish club said Wednesday that Messi had agreed a three-year contract extension that will keep him at the club through the 2020-21 season. By then, Barcelona's all-time
Demare wins Tour stage as Cavendish involved in nasty crash
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VITTEL, France (AP) — Arnaud Demare gave the host country a long-awaited sprint win on stage four of the Tour de France on Tuesday after Mark Cavendish was forced into the barriers, resulting in a nasty crash. Overhead video appeared to show world champion Peter Sagan bumping into Cavendish,
Discussing crash, Venus Williams sheds tears at Wimbledon
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LONDON (AP) — Venus Williams wiped tears from her eyes during her Wimbledon news conference Monday. She shook her head, fiddled with her hair and sat, silently. The wave of emotion came as Williams attempted to answer a question about the two-car crash that police say she caused June 9 in
With fight for Mosul in final stage, militants strike back
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MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — With the fight for Mosul in its final stage Monday, Islamic State militants sent female suicide bombers hidden among fleeing civilians, while Iraqi forces and the U.S.-led coalition unleashed punishing airstrikes and artillery fire that set dozens of buildings ablaze. At
Germany beats Chile 1-0 in bruising Confederations Cup final
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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Germany's experimental young side overcame street-wise Chile to win a bruising Confederations Cup final 1-0 on Sunday, vindicating Joachim Loew's decision to leave most of his world champions at home. The only goal in St. Petersburg came in the 20th minute from
Germany wins European U21 title with 1-0 win over Spain
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KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — Midfielder Mitchell Weiser scored the winning goal as Germany beat high-scoring Spain 1-0 to win the Under-21 European Championship on Friday. Spain was in a formidable form in the tournament, scoring 12 goals in four previous wins. But the favorite failed to replicate
Venus Williams sued by estate of man fatally hurt in crash
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Tennis star Venus Williams is being sued by the estate of a Florida man who died after a car crash police say she caused. An attorney representing the family of Jerome Barson, 78, filed the lawsuit Friday in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, seeking unspecified
Messi marries childhood sweetheart in Argentina hometown
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ROSARIO, Argentina (AP) — Lionel Messi and his childhood sweetheart married Friday night at a ceremony in his Argentine hometown attended by some of the biggest names in soccer. About 250 guests attended the marriage of Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo at a luxury hotel. They included Messi's
Eagles and Victory SC draws again on second encounter
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In the second leg of the Malé Football League, the match between Club Eagles and Victory Sports Club has concluded with draw. The match this evening ended with a 0-0 draw while their first leg encounter ended with a 1-1 draw. The first-half of the match presented a number of scoring
Saul Niguez scores 3 for Spain to reach European U21 final
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KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — Saul Niguez scored a second-half hat trick to fire Spain into the final of the Under-21 European Championship with a 3-1 victory over 10-man Italy on Tuesday. Seeking its fifth title, Spain will meet Germany in Krakow on Friday. Saul broke the deadlock eight minutes
Germany beats England on penalties, into U21 Euros final
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TYCHY, Poland (AP) — Germany inflicted another penalty-shootout loss on fierce soccer rival England, this time in the semifinals of the Under-21 European Championship on Tuesday. Goalkeeper Julian Pollersbeck saved from Nathan Redmond to clinch a 4-3 shootout win for the Germans, after the
FIFA opens case against Juventus over Paul Pogba transfer
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ZURICH (AP) — FIFA says it has opened a disciplinary case against Juventus after investigating the Italian champion's world-record sale of Paul Pogba to Manchester United. FIFA says "no disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Manchester United," in a deal valued at 105 million euros
Kumble leaves as India cricket coach amid rift with Kohli
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Anil Kumble rejected an offer to continue as India cricket coach and stepped down on Tuesday after a year in charge, blaming a breakdown in his relationship with captain Virat Kohli for his exit. The Board of Control for Cricket in India said it wanted Kumble to remain as coach despite the
Pakistan wins Champions Trophy, crushes archrival India
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LONDON (AP) — Only Pakistan's mercurial reputation gave anyone pause about its slim-to-none chance of winning the Champions Trophy. The Pakistanis were written off before the tournament. Isolated now for eight years, they'd dropped to an eighth ranking out of eight and were the last team to