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  • Heads up, World Cup teams: The robots are coming

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When robots first started playing soccer, it was a challenge for them just to see the ball. And to stay upright. But the machines participating in this month's international RoboCup tournament are making passes and scoring points. Their ultimate goal? To beat the human...

  • Sterling says he won't sell team, calls wife a pig

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A raging Donald Sterling denounced his wife, her lawyers and the NBA from the witness stand Wednesday, saying he will never sell the Los Angeles Clippers and vowing a lifetime of lawsuits against the league. "Make no mistake today," Sterling shouted toward the end of his...

  • FIFA claims 2 Twitter records for Germany rout

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — FIFA is claiming two Twitter records for Germany's stunning 7-1 win over Brazil in the World Cup semifinals. FIFA says there were 35.6 million Twitter posts about the game on Tuesday, making it the most tweeted sports event. FIFA says the previous record was 24.9...

  • Rejected! Yao Ming says no to wildlife trafficking

    BEIJING (AP) — Yao Ming is putting on the full-court press against wildlife trafficking. The former NBA star, a Chinese basketball icon, is working with top American and Chinese officials to stamp out global trade in endangered species and their parts. Yao, who retired from basketball in...

  • Sterling trial gets underway after delay

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A neurologist testified Monday that Donald Sterling likely has Alzheimer's disease as a trial over the $2 billion Los Angeles Clippers sale finally got underway. Dr. Meril Sue Platzer testified that she was hired by Sterling's wife, Shelly Sterling, to evaluate him and made...

  • Cuba: Team boots 2 pitchers after defection bids

    HAVANA (AP) — Villa Clara pitchers Diosdani Castillo and Yasmany Hernandez Romero have been indefinitely kicked off their club after they recently attempted to defect, according to Cuban official media. The Vanguardia newspaper of Villa Clara province said Castillo and Hernandez tried to...

  • Fan injured by flying hot dog at Royals game has lawsuit reinstated by Mo. SC

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Missouri has reversed a jury’s verdict in favor of the Kansas City Royals Baseball Corporation in a lawsuit alleging a flying hotdog thrown by mascot Sluggerrr caused eye injuries to a spectator. Judge Paul C. Wilson delivered the...

  • Stealth World Cup ads raise sponsorship questions

    In an ad for Beats by Dr. Dre stereo headphones, Neymar jams to Jay-Z's remix of the song "Jungle." Fans cheer, toast and pray across Brazilian neighborhoods and cameras flash while reporters shout questions, but the pounding rhythm of the rap drowns out distractions for the Brazilian striker...

  • College presidents say no to unions for athletes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Northwestern University on Thursday urged the National Labor Relations Board to overturn a regional ruling that would allow its scholarship football players to unionize, holding up the football program as exemplifying the university's integration of athletics and education....

  • When the president becomes fodder for late night comedians: U.S. World Cup chant edition

    When a president's approval rating is in the dumps, it's only natural that he becomes fodder for late-night comedians. And why not? He's low-hanging fruit.

  • Obama praises US men's soccer team in phone calls

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama commended the U.S. soccer team Wednesday for making the country proud in the World Cup tournament in Brazil, during an Oval Office phone call with two of the team's most celebrated players. Obama called goalkeeper Tim Howard and team captain Clint...

  • Chuck Hagel thanks Tim Howard for 'defending the United States'

    The SecDef expressed gratitude to the American goalie for his heroic efforts in Tuesday's loss to Belgium.

  • Colombians recall 1994 murder of soccer player

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The murder 20 years ago Wednesday of a Colombian soccer player who had accidentally scored for the other side, helping eliminate his team from the World Cup, stands in stark contrast to the national squad's celebrated success this time around. It also highlights how...

  • Woman hit in face by foul ball loses case against Ind. independent league team

    INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – The Indiana Supreme Court held on Friday that an independent league baseball team provided sufficient warnings to a fan who suffered broken bones and permanent loss of vision in one eye after being hit with a foul ball. “It’s hard not be romantic about...

  • Match-fixer denies predicting World Cup result

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A convicted match-fixer denied a report in a German magazine Tuesday that he predicted the result and details of a World Cup game. Cameroon's football federation said it was investigating the match-fixer's allegations of corruption involving its World Cup squad and that...



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