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AMSTERDAM | Vandals paint swastikas on buildings in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Vandals suspected of being soccer hooligans from The Hague have painted graffiti including swastikas and anti-Semitic texts on buildings in Amsterdam. The graffiti was discovered Friday, ahead of Sunday’s match between ADO and Ajax in The Hague. Ajax fans are banned from attending the match. ADO director Mattijs Manders says “we as … Continue reading AMSTERDAM | Vandals paint swastikas on buildings in Amsterdam

ZURICH | FIFA bans Chelsea from signing players in 2 transfer windows

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has banned Chelsea from signing players until the 2020 offseason transfer window for breaching rules covering young players. The Premier League club has the right to appeal against the sanction, which covers the next two transfer windows and also includes a fine of 600,000 Swiss francs ($600,000). FIFA punished Chelsea for … Continue reading ZURICH | FIFA bans Chelsea from signing players in 2 transfer windows

CHONBURI, Thailand | Shin birdies last hole to lead LPGA Thailand after 2 rounds

CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — South Korean golfer Jenny Shin snatched the lead at the LPGA Thailand with a birdie on the last hole of the second round at Siam Country Club Pattaya on Friday. Shin bogeyed the sixth hole but sunk five birdies in the rest of the round, including the par-5 18th. Her round … Continue reading CHONBURI, Thailand | Shin birdies last hole to lead LPGA Thailand after 2 rounds

OAKLAND, Calif | Curry scores 36 as Warriors hold off Kings 125-123

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 36 points, hitting 10 3-pointers, and the Golden State Warriors survived a hectic finish to beat the Sacramento Kings 125-123 on Thursday night. Kevin Durant added 28 points, nine rebounds and tied his career-high with seven blocks. DeMarcus Cousins had 17 points and 10 rebounds in his first … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif | Curry scores 36 as Warriors hold off Kings 125-123

LOS ANGELES | LeBron rallies Lakers to 111-106 victory over Rockets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James scored 29 points, Brandon Ingram added 27 and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from a 19-point deficit midway through the third quarter to defeat the Houston Rockets 111-106 on Thursday night. The Lakers trailed most of the game and were down 95-88 with 7:49 remaining when they went on … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | LeBron rallies Lakers to 111-106 victory over Rockets

MILWAUKEE | Antetokounmpo scores 30 points, Bucks beat Celtics 98-97

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 12 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Khris Middleton hit a 3-pointer in the closing seconds and the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks held off the Boston Celtics 98-97 on Thursday night. On the second-to-last position, Marcus Smart forced a jump ball with Antetokounmpo. Antetokounmpo tipped the jump to … Continue reading MILWAUKEE | Antetokounmpo scores 30 points, Bucks beat Celtics 98-97

TAMPA, Fla | Kucherov fastest to 100 since Lemieux, Lightning beat Sabres

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov became the fastest player to 100 points in a season since Mario Lemieux, and he and Steven Stamkos scored in the shootout to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning over the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Thursday night. Kucherov became the league’s first 100-point player this season with his 30th goal. … Continue reading TAMPA, Fla | Kucherov fastest to 100 since Lemieux, Lightning beat Sabres