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FILE - In this July 28, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Fusion players compete against the London Spitfire during the Overwatch League Grand Finals at Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The Overwatch League has announced that Atlanta will join the global, city-based esports circuit for its second season in 2019. The team will be managed by Atlanta Esports Ventures, a partnership between Cox Enterprises and Province, Inc. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
August 02, 2018 - 4:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta is set to add another expansion franchise — this time in esports. The Overwatch League announced Thursday that Atlanta will join the global, city-based esports circuit in 2019, its second season. The team will be managed by Atlanta Esports Ventures, a partnership between Cox...
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August 02, 2018 - 3:39 pm
MILAN (AP) — Leonardo Bonucci has sensationally returned to Juventus from AC Milan, with Gonzalo Higuain and Mattia Caldara moving the other way. Bonucci won six Serie A titles in seven years at Juventus but the Italy defender joined Milan last year — in what was the shock of the transfer window —...
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Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic (5) moves up field against MLS All-Star forward Josef Martinez (17) during the MLS All-Star soccer match, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 01, 2018 - 11:32 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Josef Martinez posed defiantly alongside the goal while pyrotechnics went off in front of the giddy Atlanta fans. It was a familiar stance for the MLS scoring machine. In the end, the celebration belonged to Juventus. The Italian powerhouse prevailed on penalty kicks in the MLS All-...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 9, 2018 file photo, FC Barcelona's Lucas Digne, left, duels for the ball against Villarreal's Rodri Hernandez, during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Villarreal at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. France left back Lucas Digne has joined Everton from Barcelona as the second signing of recently hired manager Marco Silva. Everton announced the arrival of the 25-year-old Digne on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, a little over a week before the start of the Premier League season. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
August 01, 2018 - 6:40 am
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — France left back Lucas Digne has joined Everton from Barcelona as the second signing of recently hired manager Marco Silva. Everton announced the arrival of the 25-year-old Digne on Wednesday, a little over a week before the start of the Premier League season. Brazilian...
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LeBron James speaks at a news conference after the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, Monday, July 30, 2018. The I Promise School is supported by the The LeBron James Family Foundation and is run by the Akron Public Schools. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
July 30, 2018 - 8:55 pm
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James stood on a stage near one of the streets he walked as a troubled kid and looked out at thousands of faces. He felt connected to every one of them. While his 3-year-old daughter, Zhuri, played at his feet, James watched as his mother, Gloria, raised a flag in front of...
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The Monday, July 30, 2018 screenshot shows the #MeTwo Twitter website. The hashtag, a play on the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, was created by journalist Ali Can following the resignation of soccer star Mesut Ozil. (AP Photo)
July 30, 2018 - 11:07 am
BERLIN (AP) — After #MeToo comes #MeTwo. The hashtag has become a rallying point for scores of second- and third-generation immigrants in Germany, who have taken to Twitter to share their accounts of everyday racism and how they still struggle to be accepted as Germans. The hashtag, which echoes...
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United States' Lindsey Horan (9) is hugged by teammate McCall Zerboni after scoring a goal during a women's international soccer match against Australia, Sunday, July 29, 2018, in East Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
July 29, 2018 - 9:34 pm
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Lindsey Horan scored in the 90th minute to give the United States a 1-1 draw with Australia on Sunday night in the Tournament of Nations. Horan scored on a bouncing header off a well-placed corner kick from Megan Rapinoe. The tie extended the Americans' undefeated streak...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2014 file Former FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke speaks during a news conference for the 2014 World Cup in Florianopolis, Brazil. Jerome Valcke's 10-year ban from football was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday July 27, 2018. The secretary general at FIFA for eight years during Sepp Blatter's presidency was fired in 2016 and banned from all football-related activity for 10 years by the FIFA ethics committee. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
July 27, 2018 - 7:17 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Jerome Valcke's 10-year ban from football was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday. The secretary general at FIFA for eight years during Sepp Blatter's presidency was fired in 2016 and banned from all football-related activity for 10 years by the FIFA...
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July 26, 2018 - 11:37 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's Tax Office has accepted a deal with Cristiano Ronaldo to plead guilty to tax fraud and pay a fine of close to 19 million euros ($22 million) in exchange for a reduced prison sentence that will likely be suspended. A source with knowledge of the deal confirmed to The...
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July 26, 2018 - 10:55 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has thanked medical staff in his first public comments since emergency brain surgery in May. Ferguson, who has been recovering at home, released a video message through the club on Thursday. The 76-year-old Ferguson, who...
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