Migration and outreach mean diversity is soccer’s new normal

By ANGELA CHARLTON Associated Press PARIS (AP) — When France’s xenophobic fringes disparage the country’s diverse World Cup team as more African than European, fans say,...

Boom or bust: Homers, strikeouts dominate the Midsummer Classic

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Boom or bust. This is what baseball has become — and that has owners worried. “It’s just kind...

Bears receiver Robinson making progress

By GENE CHAMBERLAIN Associated Press BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears anticipated wide receiver Allen Robinson would need time to assume a role as quarterback...

Tyler O’Neill and rookie relief pitchers lift Cards over Rockies

By STEVE  OVERBEY,  Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mike Shildt got a glimpse of the St. Louis Cardinals’ future Wednesday night. The interim manager was plenty...

Lindor’s 3-run homer in 9th gives Indians 5-2 win

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor connected for a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning as the Cleveland...

Kasey Kahne retiring after 15 Cup seasons

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kasey Kahne announced Thursday that he will retire from full-time racing in NASCAR and plans to focus on the sprint...

Bote homers as Cubs beat Reds 3-2 in 10 innings

By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — While David Bote is learning about the major leagues, baseball is learning about the rookie, too. Like be...

Cubs come back to beat Nationals in 10 innings

By BOBBY BANCROFT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — With so much attention focused on Daniel Murphy’s return to Washington for the first time since he was...

Uber driver suing Bucs’ Winston

PHOENIX (AP) — A female Uber driver in Arizona is suing Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, accusing him of sexual assault. Court documents say...

Eric Reid back in the NFL after signing with Panthers

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Eric Reid is getting another shot in the NFL. The Carolina Panthers on Thursday have signed...