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FILE - In this April 8, 2018, file photo, Tiger Woods hits a drive on the third hole during the fourth round at the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. Woods brought back the largest crowds to golf with his return from back surgery. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
April 24, 2018 - 11:31 am
The PGA Tour began the second half of the season at the Texas Open, with Andrew Landry becoming the seventh first-time winner. Never mind that it feels as though the season is just getting started. Still to come are three majors and The Players Championship. Not to be overlooked are the FedEx Cup...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 file photo, Uruguay's Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring against Bolivia during a 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Montevideo, Uruguay. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File)
April 24, 2018 - 11:25 am
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's priority will be keeping Luiz Suarez tamed at this year's World Cup. After the striker was expelled from the 2014 tournament in disgrace for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini, Uruguay was eliminated by Colombia in the round of 16. Suarez promises he is a...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 27, 2018 file photo, Saudi Arabia's national team poses prior to an international friendly soccer match between Belgium and Saudi Arabia at King Baudouin stadium in Brussels. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)
April 24, 2018 - 11:24 am
After dozens of coaching changes in the last 25 years, Saudi Arabia has a proven winner in charge for this year's World Cup. Juan Antonio Pizzi led Chile to the 2016 Copa America title, but it won't likely be easy for the Argentine to get his new team to play the same kind of high-octane, pressing...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 23, 2018 file photo, Russia players line up before an international friendly soccer match between Russia and Brazil at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
April 24, 2018 - 11:23 am
MOSCOW (AP) — No Russian team has made it out of the group stage at the World Cup since the Soviet era and a spate of recent injuries is going to make it tough on the hosts again this year. Expectations have plummeted since Russia won the right to host the World Cup eight years ago. Back then, the...
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April 24, 2018 - 8:29 am
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has cleared teenage midfielder Sergei Eremenko to play for Russia at the World Cup by approving his change of national eligibility from Finland. FIFA says a request by the Russian Football Union was approved Monday. The 19-year-old Eremenko was born in Russia and currently plays...
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International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President John Coates, left, speaks as Yoshiro Mori, right, president of the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, listens during their joint press conference in Tokyo Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Coates, the head of an IOC inspection team, urged organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to be more direct answering questions about preparations with the Games opening in just over two years. The advice from Coates on Tuesday came a week after several sports federations openly criticized Tokyo's preparations. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
April 24, 2018 - 8:18 am
TOKYO (AP) — The head of an IOC inspection team urged organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to be more direct answering questions about progress and planning on Tuesday. The advice from John Coates, which followed a two-day inspection tour, came a week after several sports federations openly...
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April 24, 2018 - 7:09 am
LEEDS, England (AP) — English soccer club Leeds has announced a tour next month in Myanmar, where the United Nations has described the country's treatment of Rohingya Muslims as ethnic cleansing. Leeds says it will play Myanmar's national team on May 11 in Mandalay, two days after facing an all-...
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April 24, 2018 - 4:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — As part of its collection of Babe Ruth items, the Baseball Hall of Fame says it has the bat the slugger used to hit his then-record 60th home run in 1927. A private collector also claims to own the bat, and he's selling it at auction. PSA/DNA, one of the leading sports memorabilia...
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Washington Capitals' Dmitry Orlov, left, of Russia, celebrates his goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets with teammate Matt Niskanen during the first period of Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Monday, April 23, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
April 24, 2018 - 3:50 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After dropping the first two playoff games at home in overtime, the Washington Capitals picked up momentum that only got stronger as they took down the Columbus Blue Jackets in four straight. Now they'll strive to keep the intensity high as they advance to a second-round...
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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, right, watches from the dugout during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Monday, April 23, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
April 24, 2018 - 3:36 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ TOUGH TEST Shohei Ohtani (2-1, 3.60 ERA) makes his fourth major league start for the Los Angeles Angels, this one against Charlie Morton (3-0, 0.72) and the World Series champion Houston Astros. Ohtani, the two-way rookie sensation from Japan...
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