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Turkey charges father of NBA’s Kanter as terror group member

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with “membership in a terror group,” the country’s official news agency reported Monday. The indictment followed an investigation of Mehmet Kanter, and prosecutors planned to seek his conviction and a prison term of five to 10 years […]

FIFA charges Mexico after fans chant anti-gay slur

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Mexico after its fans used an anti-gay slur during the team’s 1-0 win over Germany. Some Mexican supporters chanted the slur when Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer prepared to take a goal kick in the 24th minute of Sunday’s game at the Luzhniki Stadium in […]

Brewers get two-hit by Pirates’ trio in 1-0 loss

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Trevor Williams has been pitching in the majors for less than two full seasons. Still, he’s come to understand the ups and downs that come with the sport. “Baseball kicks your (behind),” Williams said. “The highs are so high, and the lows are so low. You have to stay even-keeled.” Williams bounced […]

Cousins, Vikings head into summer break with more to learn

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Kirk Cousins pushed himself so hard last summer that by Washington’s second regular-season game, he felt as if his body and mind aged 10 extra weeks. This time, even though he’s in a new place in Minnesota, his goal for the summer break is to make it a little less intense. […]

Coaching roots run deep for new Packers DC Mike Petttine

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Coaching runs deep in Mike Pettine’s family. Vacations to the Jersey shore as a child gave the Green Bay Packers’ defensive coordinator a glimpse of the life. His father, a high school football coach in suburban Philadelphia, took a briefcase to the beach, settled a chair into the sand and […]

Column: Koepka wins an Open where the whiners go home early

SOUTHAMPTON (AP) — The whiners went home early, beaten down by Shinnecock Hills and the USGA’s clumsy efforts to turn the venerable golf course into something it was never meant to be. Brooks Koepka stood tall, holding a U.S. Open trophy high for the second straight year because he knew what it took to win. […]

Rally falls short: Brewers erase 4-run deficit in ninth but needed five

MILWAUKEE — Maikel Franco homered and drove in four runs and the Philadelphia Phillies held off Milwaukee’s ninth-inning rally to beat the Brewers 10-9 on Sunday. Rhys Hoskins and Odubel Herrera also homered as the Phillies took two of three from the Brewers, who are tied with Atlanta for the best record in the NL. Milwaukee […]

With no holdouts, Vikings take good vibes into summer break

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Several prominent players across the NFL have skipped mandatory minicamps this week, subjecting themselves to team fines out of concern for their contract status in a league where so little is guaranteed. Everyone is accounted for in Minnesota, where good vibes from the top of the organization to the bottom of […]

Panel: Sports bets on phones have huge growth promise

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When a New Jersey racetrack and a casino start taking bets on sporting events Thursday, they will be part of an industry primed for tremendous growth, much of it taking place on smartphones, according to a panel of national gambling experts. Speaking Wednesday at the east Coast Gaming Congress at […]

NCAA eases rules on athlete transfers

College athletes will no longer need permission from their coach or school to transfer and receive financial aid from another school. The NCAA Division I Council approved the change effective Oct. 15 on Wednesday. The council also decided that D-I football players will be allowed to play in up to four games in a season […]

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