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June 2, 2015 - 5:07am
53 min 16 sec ago

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The United States beat host New Zealand 4-0 to become the first team to secure a place in the knockout rounds of the Under-20 World Cup while Ghana shocked South American champion Argentina 3-2 on Tuesday.

After beating Myanmar 2-1 in its opening match on Saturday, the United States moved atop Group A to become the first of 24 teams to seal a place in the round of 16.

Earlier, Ukraine put the U.S. under pressure by...

June 2, 2015 - 4:17am
53 min 16 sec ago

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA says secretary general Jerome Valcke was not involved in the $10 million payment mentioned in the U.S. corruption probe rocking soccer's governing body.

FIFA says the payment was approved in 2007 by Julio Grondona, the former chairman of the finance committee who died last year.

The FIFA statement follows a New York Times report that American law enforcement officials believe Valcke transferred the money in 2008 to accounts...

June 2, 2015 - 4:02am
53 min 16 sec ago
BC-HKO--AHL Playoff Glance
AHL Playoff Glance
By The Associated Press
All Times EDT
(x-if necessary)
CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
BEST OF 5
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Hartford 3, Providence 2

Wednesday, April 22: Hartford 3, Providence 1

Saturday, April 25:...

June 2, 2015 - 3:58am
53 min 16 sec ago

ZURICH (AP) — CORRECTS: FIFA says Jerome Valcke not involved in $10M payment in US probe. (Corrects APNewsAlert that did not clearly state that Valcke was not involved.)

June 2, 2015 - 3:01am
53 min 15 sec ago

MONDAY'S RESULTS

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs 5, Miami 1

Milwaukee 1, St. Louis 0

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Peoria 3, Kane County 0

Quad Cities 4, Burlington 2

TUESDAY'S SCHEDULE

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs at Miami, 6:10 p.m.

Chicago White Sox at Texas, 7:05 p.m....

June 2, 2015 - 2:55am
53 min 15 sec ago

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State's beloved "Mayor" is gone, lured to the riches and challenges of the NBA.

At least Fred Hoiberg left his alma mater stocked with talent.

The 42-year-old Hoiberg grew up in Ames, served as a ball boy for the Cyclones and later starred for legendary coach Johnny Orr. As a coach, he brought back the "Hilton Magic" to a success-starved fan base.

Rare was the day when Hoiberg could walk down the...

June 2, 2015 - 2:08am
53 min 15 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Freshman Taylor Bloom gave up one hit and one unearned run in six-plus innings and Maryland knocked top-seeded UCLA out of the NCAA tournament with a 2-1 victory in the championship game of the UCLA regional Monday night.

Kevin Martir had three hits and scored a run and closer Kevin Mooney pitched three scoreless innings to lift Maryland (42-22) into a super regional against Virginia, a rematch of the series Virginia won in three games last year....

June 2, 2015 - 1:56am
53 min 15 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bruce Jenner is on the cover of Vanity Fair this week, only now as Caitlyn Jenner, an attractive woman in a strapless, white corset.

Years ago, the handsome, muscular Jenner's picture appeared on the Wheaties cereal box after he won the Olympic gold medal.

Jenner is not the first celebrity to transition from one gender to another in the public eye.

But on Monday, Jenner lit up the cyber universe when by...

June 2, 2015 - 1:15am
53 min 15 sec ago

SEATTLE (AP) — Mark Teixeira hit his ninth career grand slam off Seattle ace Felix Hernandez in the fifth inning and Michael Pineda allowed two runs pitching into the seventh in the Yankees' 7-2 win over the Mariners on Monday night.

The anticipated matchup between two of the top right-handers in the American League met expectations for three innings before Hernandez (8-2) fell apart in stunning fashion.

The Yankees took advantage of five walks and a...

June 2, 2015 - 1:07am
53 min 15 sec ago

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols homered twice, and Mike Trout and David Freese also went deep for the Los Angeles Angels in a 7-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night, extending their winning streak to five games.

Pujols extended the Angels' lead to 5-3 in the fifth inning with a solo shot to left off rookie Alex Colome, then hit a two-run homer in the eighth off Andrew Bellatti to end the scoring. It was his 13th this season and 533rd of his career, one...

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