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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 27, 2018 file photo, Spain's national soccer coach Julen Lopetegui listens to the national anthem during the international friendly soccer match between Spain and Argentina at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid. Lopetegui has surpassed expectations after stepping into a tricky situation when he took as coach over the Spanish national team two years ago but he has made Spain a top contender again heading into the World Cup in Russia by giving the team a fresh identity and successfully mixing talented youngsters and fading veterans. (AP Photo/Paul White, File)
May 21, 2018 - 8:47 am
MADRID (AP) — Alvaro Morata was left out of Spain's 23-player squad for the World Cup on Monday. Spain coach Julen Lopetegui decided to pick only three strikers for the tournament in Russia: Diego Costa, Iago Aspas and Rodrigo. "It's always a difficult decision," Lopetegui said. "There wasn't...
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Belgium's head coach Roberto Martinez presents his squad for the 2018 Russia World Cup soccer during a media conference at the Belgian Football Center in Tubize, Belgium, on Monday, May 21, 2018. The 21st World Cup begins on Thursday, June 14, 2018, when host Russia takes on Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
May 21, 2018 - 7:43 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium left midfielder Radja Nainggolan out of its World Cup squad on Monday despite a standout season with Champions League semifinalist Roma. Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has long had a difficult relationship with the stormy midfielder but said he left him out purely for...
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FILE - In this July 4, 1954 file photo, West Germany's Helmut Rahn, center with arms raised, celebrates after equalizing in the World Cup soccer final match against Hungary, at Wankdorf Stadium, in Bern, Switzerland. West Germany would go on to win the match 3-2. The 21st World Cup begins on Thursday, June 14, 2018, when host Russia takes on Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/File)
May 21, 2018 - 7:33 am
Never, ever, underestimate the Germans on the soccer field. That's a globally accepted truth, one that has its roots in the 1954 World Cup final in Switzerland. Going into that tournament, Hungary was the overwhelming favorite. After all, Hungary was the Olympic champion, unbeaten in four years,...
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May 21, 2018 - 6:07 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Jalal Hosseini and Vouria Ghaffouri have both been left off Iran's provisional 24-man squad for the World Cup. Iran coach Carlos Queiroz did not say why Hosseini, a Persepolis defender, and Ghaffouri were not included. There was space for midfielders Masoud Shojaei and Ehsan...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file photo, former Japanese national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during his press conference in Tokyo. Fired Japan national team football coach Halilhodzic is suing the Japanese federation and president Kozo Tashima for his dismissal last month - just two months before the opening of the World Cup. Lionel Vincent, the lawyer representing Halilhodzic, told the Associated Press on Monday, May 21, 2018, that the suit asks for an apology from Tashima and indemnification of 1 Japanese yen - less than 1 US cent.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
May 21, 2018 - 5:07 am
TOKYO (AP) — Vahid Halilhodzic is suing the Japanese soccer association and its president after he was fired as national coach only two months before the World Cup. Lionel Vincent, the lawyer representing Halilhodzic, told The Associated Press on Monday that the suit asks for an apology from...
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In this 2017 photo provided by Franky Jackson, members of the Lightning Stick Society lacrosse team pose with their 2017 Dakota Premier Lacrosse League championship trophy. The team is one of three that was kicked out of the youth league this year amid concerns about racial abuse. (Franky Jackson via AP)
May 21, 2018 - 2:47 am
Travis Brave Heart was planning to spend his senior season this spring and summer tuning up to play college lacrosse in the fall. Instead, the 17-year-old standout from Aberdeen, South Dakota, is faced with the prospect of not playing at all. His Lightning Stick Society team was one of three Native...
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Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller reacts after Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez hit a two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, May 11, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
May 21, 2018 - 2:41 am
Two years ago, the Cleveland bullpen led the way when the Indians overcame significant injuries in their starting rotation and won the American League pennant. Now, the fickle nature of relief pitching is holding the AL Central favorites back. After Sunday night's 3-1 loss at Houston, Cleveland's...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 16, 2018, file photo, Texas Rangers starting pitcher Bartolo Colon throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during the third inning of a baseball game in Seattle. Just days before his 45th birthday, Bartolo Colon (2-1, 2.82 ERA) is scheduled to pitch Monday, May 21, 2018, for last-place Texas against the hard-hitting New York Yankees, who socked nine homers and totaled 18 runs in the final two games of their series at Kansas City. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
May 21, 2018 - 2:40 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BIG SEXY AND THE BRONX BOMBERS Three days before his 45th birthday, Bartolo Colon (2-1, 2.82 ERA) pitches for last-place Texas against the hard-hitting New York Yankees, who socked nine homers and totaled 18 runs in the final two games of their...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry celebrates after scoring against the Houston Rockets during the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 21, 2018 - 12:14 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry shook, shimmied and screamed, letting his adoring fans and the Rockets know that Oracle Arena was his house. Once the two-time MVP got his groove back, Houston was helpless. Curry scored 35 points with five 3-pointers, shooting over James Harden and driving past...
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May 21, 2018 - 12:00 am
Goodell details NFL's stance on sports gambling after ruling After a year lost to hoops scandal, Bowen seeks answers Nats' Soto, MLB's youngest player at 19, homers in 1st start NFL: Patricia's past not subject to personal conduct policy French Open organizers won't give Serena Williams a seeding...
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