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HOUSTON (AP) — Lionel Messi was too much for the United States to contain. The five-time world player of the year set up Ezequiel Lavezzi's opening goal in the third minute, then scored on a free kick to break Argentina's career scoring record and assisted on the final goal in a...
NEW YORK (AP) — Bartolo Colon's early injury put the New York Mets in a major bind, but they won a battle of bullpens against the best relief corps in baseball and defeated the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Tuesday night in a World Series rematch. Yoenis Cespedes hit his 18th home...
BOSTON (AP) — Chris Sale became the majors' first 12-game winner while tying his season high with nine strikeouts, Tim Anderson led off the game with his first career homer and the Chicago White Sox beat the Boston Red Sox 3-1 on Tuesday night. Todd Frazier hit his 20th homer...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — When Florida's Peter Alonso homered in the bottom of the ninth inning to pull the Gators within a run of Texas Tech, a familiar thought crossed Red Raiders coach Tim Tadlock's mind. "Where is Goose Gossage when you need him? Rollie Fingers, somebody?" Tadlock...
HOUSTON (AP) — Midfielders Kyle Beckerman and Graham Zusi were inserted in the U.S. lineup along with forward Chris Wondolowski for Tuesday night's Copa America semifinal against top-ranked Argentina. U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann was forced to make changes because of the...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Eric Gutierrez hit a two-run homer, Texas Tech picked up a huge insurance run by way of two errors on the same play in the ninth inning, and the Red Raiders eliminated Florida 3-2 at the College World Series on Tuesday — a stunning early exit for the No. 1...
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets right-hander Bartolo Colon has left his start in the first inning with a bruised thumb after getting hit by a line drive on his pitching hand. The 43-year-old Colon lasted four pitches Tuesday night. Kansas City Royals leadoff batter Whit Merrifield hit a...
PARIS (AP) — With a dentist as a coach, a movie director in goal and a squad of mostly unheralded players, the underdogs of Iceland were always going to be the feel-good story of the European Championship. The smallest nation ever to compete in the Euros is showing, though, that...
HOUSTON (AP) — Several professional athletes, including San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy, Denver Broncos quarterback Mark Sanchez and retired Houston Astros pitcher Roy Oswalt, were cheated out of more than $30 million by an investment adviser in a Ponzi-like scheme,...