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MOSCOW | The Latest: FIFA president hails ‘celebration’ in Russia

MOSCOW— The Latest on the World Cup (all times local): 2 p.m. FIFA president Gianni Infantino has been elusive for international media during the World Cup, but he made a brief exception Thursday. Opening a soccer exhibition on Red Square with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Infantino stopped for just over a minute with reporters, saying … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: FIFA president hails ‘celebration’ in Russia

Mexico City – Mexican soccer fans and pride marchers mingle in celebration

MEXICO CITY — Soccer fans have converged on Mexico’s Angel of Independence to celebrate the national team’s second win in the World Cup. The revelers shared space Saturday with marchers from the annual gay pride parade who waved LGBT rainbow flags. The Mexican team won its second game with a 2-1 victory against South Korea, … Continue reading Mexico City – Mexican soccer fans and pride marchers mingle in celebration

The Latest: Busch on a roll, wins first two stages at 600

The Latest from the busiest day in motorsports (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Kyle Busch has won the first two stages of the Coca-Cola 600 and the pole sitter clearly has the car to beat in NASCAR’s longest race. Busch has led 179 of the first 200 laps at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch is looking … Continue reading The Latest: Busch on a roll, wins first two stages at 600

Western Conference Finals: Warriors, Rockets set for Game 7 in West finals

HOUSTON (AP) — When the Golden State Warriors lost Game 5 of the Western Conference finals to the Rockets on Thursday night to send them to the brink of elimination they vowed to be back in Houston for Game 7. After a resounding win in Game 6 that’s exactly where the defending champions are, preparing … Continue reading Western Conference Finals: Warriors, Rockets set for Game 7 in West finals

Rome: Tour de France: After Giro win, Froome quickly changes focus to Tour

ROME (AP) — Now that Chris Froome has wrapped up the Giro d’Italia title, his focus will quickly switch to matching the record with a fifth Tour de France title — unless a doping case gets in the way. Froome is racing under the cloud of a potential ban after a urine sample he provided … Continue reading Rome: Tour de France: After Giro win, Froome quickly changes focus to Tour

LAS VEGAS  | Casinos: Las Vegas won’t hurt from sports betting decision

LAS VEGAS  — Nevada for years was the only game in town if you wanted to place a bet on your favorite team. Federal law prohibited sports wagering in most states, leaving sports books in the Nevada’s casinos as the only way to bet legally on football, basketball and other sports. That all changed Monday … Continue reading LAS VEGAS  | Casinos: Las Vegas won’t hurt from sports betting decision

NEW YORK | Holy haute couture: Divine designs grace carpet at Met Gala

NEW YORK (AP) — Divine designs floated up the red carpet at Monday’s religion-themed Met Gala in red and fuchsia, crowns and crosses and even a pair of wings. Katy Perry rose to the occasion of night’s theme challenge with larger-than-life feathered angel wings, metallic boots and dress by Versace. After wowing on the red … Continue reading NEW YORK | Holy haute couture: Divine designs grace carpet at Met Gala

Canelo-Triple G rematch is off after Alvarez withdraws

LOS ANGELES /April 3, 2018 — The Canelo-Triple G rematch, expected to be the fight of the year, is off. Canelo Alvarez has withdrawn from next month’s middleweight title bout with Gennady Golovkin, two months after Alvarez twice tested for a banned substance. “I have always been a clean fighter and I always will be … Continue reading Canelo-Triple G rematch is off after Alvarez withdraws