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FILe - In this Aug. 16, 2016 file photo, Gaby Lopez of Mexico tees off on the 13th hole during a practice round for the women's golf event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lopez shot a career-low 63 and holds a one-shot lead after the opening round of the NW Arkansas Championship. Lopez, a former three-time All-American at the nearby University of Arkansas, matched her career-best by finishing 8 under, doing so after missing the cut in her last two tournaments. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
June 23, 2018 - 9:08 am
ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Since its first year on the LPGA Tour in 2007, the crowds at the NW Arkansas Championship have belonged to Stacy Lewis. Another former University of Arkansas star staked her claim as the hometown favorite Friday when Gaby Lopez shot a career-low 8-under 63 to take the first-...
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Roger Federer returns the ball to Denis Kudla during their semi final match at the Gerry Weber Open ATP tennis tournament in Halle, Germany, Saturday, June 23, 2018. (Friso Gentsch/dpa via AP)
June 23, 2018 - 7:54 am
HALLE, Germany (AP) — Defending champion Roger Federer reached his 12th Gerry Weber Open final after beating qualifier Denis Kudla 7-6 (1), 7-5 on Saturday. Federer fired 12 aces and saved six of the seven break points he faced to end Kudla's 10-set winning streak in Halle. The American had three...
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FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 file photo, former Spanish soccer international Carles Puyol arrives at the 2018 soccer World Cup draw in the Kremlin in Moscow. The former captain of Spain's national soccer team, Carles Puyol, is claiming that Iranian TV officials barred him from appearing as a World Cup commentator because of his long hair. Iranian officials have denied the claim. The report on Saturday, June 23, 2018 by Jam-e Jam newspaper's TV affiliate quotes government TV official Morteza Mirbagheri as saying the issue was about money not hair. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, file)
June 23, 2018 - 7:36 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The former captain of Spain's national soccer team, Carles Puyol, is claiming that Iranian TV officials barred him from appearing as a World Cup commentator because of his long hair. Iranian officials have denied the claim. The Saturday report by Jam-e Jam newspaper's TV...
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Germany head coach Joachim Loew, snd right, talks to his players at the beginning of a training session of the German national soccer team on the eve of their Group F match against Sweden, during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Sochi, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
June 23, 2018 - 7:08 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The unpredictable World Cup could take yet another twist when Germany faces Sweden and attempts to avoid an embarrassing outcome that could prematurely end its title defense. Mexico plays South Korea in Saturday's middle game, and if Mexico earns at least one point and Germany loses...
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England head coach Gareth Southgate attends England's official training in Zelenogorsk near St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018 on the eve of the group G match between Panama and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
June 23, 2018 - 6:11 am
ZELENOGORSK, Russia (AP) — Dele Alli has returned to practice with the England squad but carried out individual drills away from the main group, keeping him in doubt for the World Cup match against Panama. The midfielder hurt his thigh in England's 2-1 win over Tunisia on Monday and didn't practice...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 file photo, Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts talks to the crowd during the Cubs' annual convention, in Chicago. The Ricketts family that owns the Chicago Cubs says it is negotiating to purchase the debt-ridden AC Milan soccer team. The Milan office of the Edelman public relations firm, which has been hired to represent the Ricketts, says the entire family is interested in Milan for "a medium- to long-period investment" and wants to create "a strong bond with the city." (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
June 23, 2018 - 6:04 am
MILAN (AP) — The Ricketts family that owns the Chicago Cubs says it is negotiating to purchase the debt-ridden AC Milan soccer team. The Milan office of the Edelman public relations firm, which has been hired to represent the Ricketts, says the entire family is interested in Milan for "a medium- to...
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Brazil head coach Tite gestures during the group E match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
June 23, 2018 - 6:00 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — It will be remembered for Neymar's post-game tears, the two injury-time goals, and another big call from the video assistant referee. Yet the dramatic finish to Brazil's 2-0 win over Costa Rica was instructive in showing the thinking of Tite and the plans the coach may...
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Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado (13) celebrates in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run during the 15th inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves early Saturday, June 23, 2018, in Atlanta. Baltimore won 10-7 in 15 innings. (AP photo/John Bazemore)
June 23, 2018 - 2:20 am
ATLANTA (AP) — For Braves manager Brian Snitker, playing the matchups meant pitching to Manny Machado with first base open and a marathon game on the line. The Orioles slugger made that strategy look foolish. Machado hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the 15th inning, lifting Baltimore to a 10-7...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Carlos Santana, center, celebrates a two-run home run with teammate Odubel Herrera (37), who also scored, in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Friday, June 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 23, 2018 - 2:07 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: PHILLY SPECIAL Odubel Herrera has homered in five straight games, tying a Philadelphia record. Chase Utley (twice in 2008), Bobby Abreu (2005), Mike Schmidt (1979) and Dick Allen (1969) also connected five in row for the Phillies. Ken Griffey, Jr...
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Arkansas pitcher Isaiah Campbell works against Florida in the fifth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 23, 2018 - 12:54 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn had a simple message for his Razorbacks before they played Florida for a spot in the College World Series finals Friday night. "I don't care if they have the best player in the SEC and the best pitcher in the SEC, we have to take it to them tonight,"...
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