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Jean Pascal wins on Kovalev fight card

AP Photo/John Locher LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal overcame a slow start to beat Yuniesky Gonzalez by unanimous decision Saturday night to set up a possible rematch with Sergey Kovalev. Fighting on the same card as Kovalev, Pascal (30-3-1)...
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Panama beats US 3-2 on penalty kicks for Gold Cup 3rd place

AP Photo/Matt Rourke CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Backup goalkeeper Luis Mejia saved two penalty kicks in the shootout, and an inspired Panama team ended a trying week with a medal, beating the United States in the CONCACAF Gold Cup third-place game Saturday. Panama won the shootout...

Golovkin, Lemieux to meet in 160-lb title unification bout

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gennady Golovkin will meet David Lemieux in a three-belt middleweight title unification bout Oct. 17 in New York. Golovkin’s promoter, Tom Loeffler, announced the matchup Saturday. The 160-pound champions will meet on an HBO pay-per-view telecast at...
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Phillies’ Hamels pitches 1st no-hitter vs Cubs in 50 years

AP Photo/Matt Marton CHICAGO (AP) — Cole Hamels is facing a quick trip from the record book to the trading block. The Philadelphia ace became the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs in 50 years, watching as rookie center fielder Odubel Herrera...
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Stable Steelers arrive in style for training camp

AP Photo/Keith Srakocic LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Antonio Brown couldn’t say no. How often does Rolls-Royce ask if you would like to ride to work in a $500,000 car? So the All-Pro receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers relaxed in the back seat on Saturday while his brother...
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Phillies’ Hamels pitching no-hitter thru 7 innings vs Cubs

AP Photo/Matt Marton CHICAGO (AP) — Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies is pitching a no-hitter through seven innings against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Hamels has struck out 12 and walked two Saturday. He has thrown 99 pitches. The Phillies lead 3-0. Hamels...
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Rolling Jamaica, reeling Mexico meet in Gold Cup final

AP Photo/Chris Szagola PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mexico is the favorite to win its record-extending seventh CONCACAF Gold Cup title, and coach Miguel Herrera is answering questions about his future with the team. Jamaica is not only making its first appearance in a Gold Cup final...
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FIFA, Blatter get back to World Cup business at Putin home

AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — FIFA and Sepp Blatter put their corruption crisis aside and got back to World Cup business at the 2018 tournament qualifying draw hosted by Vladimir Putin at a Russian state residence on Saturday. The two presidents...

US opens World Cup qualifying in group with Trinidad

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The United States’ road to the 2018 World Cup opens in November with a four-nation group that includes Trinidad and Tobago. Given a bye in the first three rounds along with the other powers of the North and Central American and Caribbean...
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The Latest: Germany given relatively comfy qualifying draw

AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The latest on Saturday’s 2018 World Cup qualifying draw (times are local): 8 p.m. Defending champion Germany appears to have a relatively straightforward path to the 2018 World Cup after being drawn in Group C on...