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FILE - In this July 22, 2018, file photo, Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascot "Miraitowa", left, and Paralympic mascot "Someity", right, pose with children for photographers during the mascot debut event in Tokyo. The countdown is on for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Tuesday, July 24, marked two years to go until the opening ceremony will be held at the brand new National Stadium in central Tokyo.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
July 24, 2018 - 10:19 am
TOKYO (AP) — The 2020 Olympics will open in two years, and the heat is on. Since being awarded the games, which will be the largest ever with 33 sports and 339 events, Tokyo organizers have had to deal with a series of problems ranging from stadium and construction delays , natural disasters and a...
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France's Kylian Mbappe, center, celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
July 24, 2018 - 10:14 am
GENEVA (AP) — World Cup stars Kylian Mbappe and Luka Modric will challenge the decade-long dominance of FIFA's best player award by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Mbappe, the teenage star of France's World Cup-winning team, and Modric, the Croatia captain who was named the tournament's best...
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July 24, 2018 - 9:37 am
ZURICH (AP) — Six players from European and French champion Lyon are among 10 candidates to win FIFA's best women's player award. The Lyon group includes captain Wendie Renard of France, plus Dzsenifer Marozsan and Saki Kumagai, the captains of Germany and Japan. Three candidates who play in the...
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FILE - This is a 2018 file photo showing Jason Kelce of the Philadelphia Eagles NFL football team. The Philadelphia Orchestra has acquired a Super Bowl champion. Eagles center Jason Kelce will play baritone saxophone with the orchestra Tuesday, July 24, 2018, to benefit the team's autism challenge. (AP Photo/File)
July 24, 2018 - 9:31 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Orchestra has acquired a Super Bowl champion. Eagles center Jason Kelce will play baritone saxophone with the orchestra Tuesday to benefit the team's autism challenge. The music will accompany the team's highlights from NFL Films. In the offseason, Kelce played...
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Britain's Chris Froome grimaces after being treated for tear gas or pepper spray sprayed on the peloton when a farmer's protest interrupted during the sixteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 218 kilometers (135.5 miles) with start in Carcassonne and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France, , Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 24, 2018 - 9:26 am
BAGNERES DE-LUCHON, France (AP) — Four-time champion Chris Froome was among riders whose eyes needed treatment for tear gas when a farmers' protest interrupted the 16th stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday. Bales of hay blocked the road 30 kilometers into the 218-kilometer leg from Carcassonne to...
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New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes takes batting practice before a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Friday, July 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
July 24, 2018 - 2:13 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: YO, YOU GOOD? Yoenis Cespedes and the Mets are awaiting a report and recommendation from doctors after the slugger had an MRI on both feet Monday. Cespedes may need surgery to address calcification on both heels that has bothered him for 15 years...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, United States' Ryan Lochte prepares before a men's 4x200-meter freestyle heat at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lochte has been suspended until July 2019 by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. The 12-time Olympic medalist has been sanctioned for getting an intravenous infusion, a method that broke anti-doping rules. U.S. officials say Lochte was not using a banned substance. But under anti-doping rules, athletes typically cannot receive IVs unless related to a hospitalization or through an exemption. Lochte posted a photo of himself getting the IV in May and that image prompted the investigation. He was entered in four events at the national championships that start Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in California. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
July 24, 2018 - 2:04 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Lochte doesn't know when he'll be in another race, and that worries him. What's next for Lochte is a mystery, even to himself. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's decision to suspend the 12-time Olympic swimming medalist because he broke a rule by getting an intravenous...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Jake Bauers celebrates after crossing home plate in front of New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez following his three-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game Monday, July 23, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
July 24, 2018 - 1:13 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — About the only thing Gary Sanchez was quick to do Monday night was accept the blame for his lack of effort. Sanchez failed to hustle on a pair of key plays, Jake Bauers hit a three-run homer and scored with some nifty baserunning, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Luis...
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Harrison, right, celebrates with Gregory Polanco after hitting a three-run home run in the second inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Monday, July 23, 2018, in Cleveland. Josh Bell and David Freese scored on the play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 23, 2018 - 11:12 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Harrison hit a three-run homer and Gregory Polanco had a two-run triple off Corey Kluber in his return, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cleveland Indians 7-0 in a six-inning, rain-shortened game Monday night for their 10th straight win. The game was called following three...
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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Daniel Poncedeleon (62) throws against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 23, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
July 23, 2018 - 11:02 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Daniel Poncedeleon wasn't going to let a sore neck ruin his major league debut, not after all he's come through in the last year. The Cardinals' determined rookie shook it off and made St. Louis history. Poncedeleon was sensational 14 months after suffering a severe head injury,...
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