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Argentina moves to World Cup final, tops France 80-66

BEIJING (AP) — Luis Scola was asked what Sunday will mean to him, and he didn’t hesitate with the answer. “Everything,” he said. The veteran Argentinian forward didn’t need to give more of an explanation. The World Cup is one win away, and Scola made sure his team would have a chance to hoist the…read more »

Spain beats Australia 95-88 in 2OT to reach World Cup final

BEIJING (AP) — No one on Spain’s basketball team is looking past Sunday’s World Cup final. Certainly not Marc Gasol, who scored 33 points to lead the Spanish over Australia 95-88 in double overtime on Friday in the semifinals. Ricky Rubio scored 19 points and Sergio Llull added 17. Spain will next face Argentina, which…read more »

NFL At 100: League is all in on the action of sports betting

LAS VEGAS (AP) — When Roxy Roxborough set the lines for the big Las Vegas sports books in the ’80s and ’90s, he was also working behind the scenes to help the head of the NFL’s security team keep a close eye on point spreads that moved suddenly for suspicious reasons. He remembers a few,…read more »

Europe holds the lead, US has the momentum in Solheim Cup

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — The Europeans have the lead. The Americans have the momentum. An opening day of swinging fortunes in the Solheim Cup reached a crescendo in a tension-filled last hour at Gleneagles, with the final two matches of the fourballs going to the 18th hole and the U.S. team staring at a three-point…read more »

Cardinals Beat Rockies 10-3

DENVER(AP) – Dexter Fowler and Kolten Wong opened the game with successive home runs and the St. Louis Cardinals connected five times in all to beat the Colorado Rockies 10-3 on Thursday. Marcell Ozuna, Rangel Ravelo and Harrison Bader also homered for St. Louis, which holds a four-game lead over Chicago and Milwaukee atop the…read more »

USA Basketball thinking ahead after disappointing World Cup

DONGGUAN, China (AP) — USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo said Thursday that when the time comes to start assembling the 2020 Tokyo Olympics roster, he won’t forget those who backed out of commitments to play in the World Cup this summer. Of the 35 players originally selected for the U.S. player pool, only four…read more »

US loses to Serbia 94-89, assuring worst big-tourney finish

DONGGUAN, China (AP) — The U.S. came to China looking to again be the best in the world. It will go home with the worst tournament showing in program history. Such is the reality for the Americans now, assured of finishing no better than seventh at the World Cup after falling to Serbia 94-89 in…read more »

Soler Hits 2 Homers, Royals Beat White Sox 8-6

CHICAGO(AP) – Kansas City manager Ned Yost believed Jorge Soler would be a great hitter when the Royals traded for the slugger before the 2017 season. Soler is proving Yost right. Soler hit a pair of two-run homers among his career high-matching four hits, leading the Royals to an 8-6 victory over the Chicago White…read more »

Cubs Lose 4-0 to Padres

SAN DIEGO(AP) – If this was Chris Paddack’s final start of 2019, he will have finished his rookie season with a brilliant performance that hurt the Chicago Cubs in their pursuit of a wild-card spot. Paddack pitched six strong innings and the San Diego Padres beat the Cubs 4-0 Wednesday night, dropping Chicago into a…read more »

Senzatela’s strong outing leads Rockies past Cards 2-1

DENVER (AP) — Antonio Senzatela pitched six strong innings for his first win in two months, Ian Desmond hit a go-ahead home run and the Colorado Rockies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 Wednesday night. It was the second straight 2-1 victory for the Rockies, who ensured their first series win over the Cardinals since…read more »

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