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April 23, 2018 - 10:56 am
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has signed state-controlled diamond miner Alrosa as a fourth Russian sponsor, completing its slate of third-tier European backers for the World Cup. FIFA describes Alrosa as a "giant in the world diamond mining industry." The value was not disclosed. Alrosa joins Alfa-Bank,...
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II talks to John Spurling, Chairman of London Marathon Events, before pressing a button to start the London Marathon from Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Sunday April 22, 2018, which is relayed to big screens at the start of the Marathon setting off 40,000 runners. (Chris Jackson/Pool via AP)
April 23, 2018 - 7:50 am
LONDON (AP) — London Marathon organizers say a 29-year-old man died after collapsing near the end of Sunday's race in the hottest conditions ever seen for the event. Matt Campbell, a chef from northwest England who was a contestant on a reality TV cooking show last year, collapsed after 22.5 miles...
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April 23, 2018 - 7:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former NFL kicker Jay Feely says a photo of him holding a pistol while standing between his daughter and her prom date was intended to be a joke. Feely posted the photo on Twitter Saturday. The photo shows him standing with his arm around his daughter and with the gun in his other...
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April 23, 2018 - 5:24 am
TOKYO (AP) — The head of the International Olympic Committee inspection team visiting Tokyo as it prepares for the 2020 Games has warned local organizers to get ready for some complaints. IOC member John Coates says there is going to be tough questioning after several sports federations complained...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2012, file photo, Bela, left, and Martha Karolyi talk on the arena floor before the start of the preliminary round of the women's Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose, Calif. Former USA Gymnastics women's national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and her husband Bela tell NBC they were unaware of the abusive behavior by a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison. Martha Karolyi led the national team for 15 years before retiring after the 2016 Rio Olympics. She tells Savannah Guthrie in "no way" did she suspect Larry Nassar was sexually abusing athletes. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
April 23, 2018 - 2:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former USA Gymnastics national team coordinator Martha Karolyi says she feels for the sexual abuse victims of a former national team doctor serving decades in prison but added she doesn't feel she should be held responsible for his actions. Karolyi told "Dateline NBC" in an episode...
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Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant reacts after taking a pitch to the batting helmet from Colorado Rockies starter German Marquez in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Denver. Bryant was pulled from the game after getting hit. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 23, 2018 - 2:22 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ START HIM UP Prized Dodgers prospect Walker Buehler makes his first big league start, taking on visiting Miami. The 23-year-old righty reached the majors last September and had a 7.71 ERA in eight relief appearances. Buehler was a first-round...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2018, file photo, Houston Astros outfielders Josh Reddick, left, George Springer and Jake Marisnick race to the infield after they defeated the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game in Seattle. Houston outfielders have been celebrating victories this season by doing dances inspired by the Fortnite Battle Royale video game. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
April 23, 2018 - 2:21 am
Forget Fenway Park — David Price and the Boston Red Sox are feeling every bit at home at the Flush Factory. And in Houston, George Springer and the Astros are just as likely to be talking Boogie Bombs as balls and strikes. Why is Xander Bogaerts making an L with his fingers and dancing on second...
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Nashville Predators left wing Austin Watson celebrates a goal against the Colorado Avalanche with teammates P.K. Subban (76) and Colton Sissons (10) during the first period in Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
April 23, 2018 - 2:11 am
DENVER (AP) — The Nashville Predators are done dealing with the speed of Nathan MacKinnon and the Colorado Avalanche. Next, they get the physicality of Dustin Byfuglien and the Winnipeg Jets . There's no easy test this time of year. "They've got size. They've got skill. They've got speed," forward...
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New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres hits into a double play during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium, Sunday, April 22, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
April 23, 2018 - 2:06 am
The latter part of April is a good time to check in on some of baseball's top prospects. The New York Yankees hope they have a good one in Gleyber Torres. Torres made his anticipated debut for the Yankees on Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays, and although the 21-year-old infielder went hitless...
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From left to right, Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, Jake Guentzel and Kris Letang celebrate Guentzels' goal during the third period in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
April 23, 2018 - 2:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sidney Crosby tormented the Flyers just as he has from the start of his NHL career. Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin were clutch when needed in pivotal games. And Matt Murray? Oh, just two shutouts and the type of outings that show more zeros on the board are possible in the second...
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