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June 2, 2015 - 10:02am
18 min 35 sec ago

BERLIN (AP) — Switzerland's most famous mountain, the Matterhorn, will be closed to climbers on the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of its summit.

The Alpine resort of Zermatt says the 24-hour shutdown on July 14 is being imposed "out of respect for the mountain" and in memory of more than 500 climbers who have died on the Matterhorn, starting with four of the seven-man team that first reached the summit in 1865.

The town council says people...

June 2, 2015 - 10:00am
18 min 35 sec ago
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Major League Soccer
At A Glance
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D.C. United734251612
New England5362120...
June 2, 2015 - 9:56am
18 min 35 sec ago

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn has officially added three off-season acquisitions to its men's basketball team.

Guard Sterling Gibbs and forward Shonn Miller have joined the Huskies for a final year of eligibility after graduating from Seton Hall and Cornell.

Forward Terry Larrier has transferred from VCU, where he averaged 6.6 points and 3.0 rebounds during his freshman season.

Larrier will have to sit out next season under NCAA...

June 2, 2015 - 8:34am
18 min 35 sec ago

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open:

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4:09 p.m.

Lucie Safarova is through to her first French Open semifinal, with a hard-won 7-6 (3), 6-3 quarterfinal win against Garbine Muguruza.

Safarova broke Muguruza in the second game of the second set, but was broken straight back in the next game. Safarova then saved a break point with a forehand winner in the fifth game and then broke Muguruza in the...

June 2, 2015 - 8:05am
18 min 35 sec ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson is returning to the Minnesota Vikings, and the star running back tells The Associated Press that he hasn't lost his love for the team.

Peterson sent an e-mail to the AP early Tuesday morning saying he's excited to put on a uniform again after missing the final 15 games of last season while addressing child abuse charges in Texas. The Vikings open their second set of three voluntary practices on Tuesday.

Peterson...

June 2, 2015 - 8:01am
18 min 35 sec ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson is returning to the Minnesota Vikings for practice on Tuesday.

June 2, 2015 - 7:55am
18 min 35 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — The mayors of Chicago and Tampa are putting a collection of their cities' treats on the line as the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning battle for the Stanley Cup.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office says his wager with Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn includes 122 slices of Eli's cheesecake. Emanuel is also offering up a case of SlapShot Brewing beer, mustard-fried catfish and peach cobbler from BJ's Market, and deep-dish pizza from Giordano's....

June 2, 2015 - 6:45am
18 min 35 sec ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian federal police requested that prosecutors charge the former president of the country's soccer confederation with corruption crimes related to $147 million in "atypical" bank transfers as he led preparations for the 2014 World Cup.

Local newsmagazine Epoca was the first to report on the inquiry, saying it had obtained the two-year police investigation into Ricardo Teixeira, which was concluded and delivered to prosecutors in January but was...

June 2, 2015 - 5:11am
18 min 35 sec ago
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NATIONAL CONFERENCE
West Division
WLTPctPFPA
Arizona720.778495415
Las Vegas360.333418471
Los Angeles090.000335507
Pacific Division...
June 2, 2015 - 5:07am
28 min 43 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 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 beating...

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