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Acuña becomes third player to hit 40 homers at 2…

Ronald Acuña Jr. of the Atlanta Braves has become only the third player in baseball history to hit 40 homers while 21 years old or younger

A first: 18 Olympic rugby players competing at World Cup

Fiji captain Leone Nakarawa has made the transition from 15-a-side to rugby sevens to pick up an Olympic gold medal and now he's back again in the traditional format aiming to take his country further than ever at the World Cup

Federer, McEnroe push for Laver Cup's place in team tennis

Team events are having quite the resurgence on the men's tennis circuit, with three different competitions scheduled in the four months

Yankees' Domingo Germán put on leave over…

Yankees star pitcher Domingo Germán put on leave by MLB over domestic violence

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A panda is the mascot for the 2022 Beijing Winter…

A smiling panda and a walking Chinese lantern will be the mascots for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Beijing

Roger Federer to decide soon on Tokyo Olympic plans

Roger Federer says he will soon decide if he will play at next year's Tokyo Olympics

What to watch in Europe's top soccer leagues this…

Chelsea has conceded on average more than two goals a game under new manager Frank Lampard and the team's fragile defense will be tested this weekend by Premier League leader Liverpool

Sex-abuse reports on rise; SafeSport Center seeks…

With sex-abuse reports on the rise, debate rages for who will pay for US Center for SafeSport

Holding court: It's Bianca Andreescu Day in Toronto

Andreescu now has a day named in her honor to go with her US Open title

Prince William told British PM to imagine FIFA…

Former British Prime Minister David Cameron has recalled being told by Prince William to imagine an American FIFA voter naked to ease nerves at a presentation for England's World Cup bid in a process that was mired in wrongdoing

AP sources: Feds probe sex abuse in Olympic…

AP sources: Department of Justice investigating sex abuse in Olympic organizations

Pavlyuchenkova eases into 2nd round at Pan Pacific Open

Former finalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova needed less than an hour to beat Dayana Yastremska 6-3, 6-1 in the first round of the Toray Pan Pacific Open

FIFA boss hopeful Iran will lift ban on women…

FIFA president Gianni Infantino is raising hopes Iran will lift a ban on women entering soccer stadiums before a World Cup qualifying game next month

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USOPC working on plan to improve life for Olympic…

USOPC working on 5-year plan to improve life for Olympic athletes

Nadal to open in ATP Cup in Perth; Djokovic on east coast

U.S. Open champion Rafael Nadal will start his 2020 season on the opposite side of Australia to Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer when he leads Spain in a group-stage qualifier in Perth in the new ATP Cup

US keeps top spot in FIBA men's world rankings…

Still on top: The U.S. has retained the No. 1 spot in the FIBA men's world rankings, ahead of World Cup champion Spain

SKorea asks IOC to ban 'rising sun' flag at Tokyo Olympics

South Korea has formally asked the International Olympic Committee to ban the Japanese "rising sun" flag at the 2020 Tokyo Games, calling it a symbol of Japan's brutal wartime past

Cole reaches 300 Ks for season, Astros beat…

Gerrit Cole struck out 10 batters, including his 300th of the season, in eight strong innings, Yuli Gurriel and Jose Altuve homered and the Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 to lock up a postseason berth

Ottavino botches throw, Yankees miss chance to…

Relief pitcher Adam Ottavino sailed a 30-foot throw home on Albert Pujols' tiebreaking chopper, and the sloppy New York Yankees lost to the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 with a chance to clinch the AL East

LEADING OFF: Yanks try to clinch AL East…

LEADING OFF: Yankees try again to clinch AL East, Cardinals-Cubs start up 7 meetings in 10 games, Cleveland clubbing the Tigers, Kepler still ailing

Meadows homers in 11th, Rays rally past Dodgers 8…

Austin Meadows homered leading off the 11th inning, sending Tampa Bay to an 8-7 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers that helped the Rays keep pace in the AL wild-card race and prevented the New York Yankees from clinching the AL East title

Oh, brother: J.J., Derek Watt face each other for…

Brothers J.J. and Derek Watt will face each other in an NFL game for the first time when J.J.'s Texans visit Derek's Chargers

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Saints QB Brees has surgery on hand, teammates…

Saints' Drew Brees has surgery on hand as teammates move on in Seattle

AP sources: 1 of Brown's accusers has met with NFL

AP sources: One of Antonio Brown's accusers has met with NFL investigators, no timetable for concluding sexual assault probe

Yankees get Stanton back on cusp of clinching AL…

Giancarlo Stanton has returned to the Yankees lineup with New York on the cusp of clinching a division title. Stanton will bat fifth and play left field against the Los Angeles Angels.