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The Latest: 23 seeds in action on Day 5 of French Open

PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open: --- 11:17 a.m. Thwack, grunt, thwack. Play is underway on Day 5 of the French Open, where 23 seeded players will be kicking up clay dust against lower-ranked opponents looking to upset the hierarchy. The top seeds, Serena Williams for the women and Novak Djokovic among the men, are both in action in successive second-round matches on Court...
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Vladimir Putin accuses US of meddling in FIFA affairs, trying to take away Russia's World Cup

MOSCOW (AP) Vladimir Putin accuses US of meddling in FIFA affairs, trying to take away Russia's World Cup.
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Blatter skips 3rd appearance, stays out of public view

ZURICH (AP) FIFA President Sepp Blatter has skipped another speaking engagement as he avoids appearing in public for a second day. Blatter missed giving a scheduled speech to open Thursday's session of FIFA's medical conference in a Zurich hotel. FIFA chief medical officer Jiri Dvorak says Blatter has to ''manage the situation,'' after the governing body was rocked Wednesday by...
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Video: Noah Syndergaard crushes first major-league home run

New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard is certainly living up to his nickname of "Thor." The young righty not only had everything going for him on the mound on Wednesday, pitching 7.1 scoreless innings in a win over the Philadelphia Phillies, but also hit his first major-league home run. And it was no dinker. Syndergaard, who bats left-handed, smashed a ball to left-center, which...
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Arsenal looks to retain FA Cup to salvage season

With Champions League and Premier League titles still seemingly way beyond the team, Arsenal is again relying on an FA Cup triumph to salvage some silverware from its season. For the second straight year, Arsenal heads into the final of the world's oldest club competition as the big favorite against a team that has ended the season fighting against relegation from the Premier League...
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Dwight Gooden says 'time is now' for Mets, suggests trading for a bat

Former New York Mets great Dwight Gooden was a part of some pretty darn good pitching staffs with the Mets, but he thinks the Mets' current rotation is even better, and thinks the front office should round out the team in hopes of making a serious postseason run. "Our staff was great, but I really think these guys have the potential to be even better," Gooden told the New York Daily...
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Report: Billingsley has important doctor's appointment on Friday

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Chad Billingsley is slated to see a doctor on Friday who will determine if he's ready to start throwing again, according to the Delaware News Journal. Billingsley has been on the disabled list with a shoulder strain in his throwing arm, and has been predominantly limited to lower-body exercises in his rehabilitation. "I've been out a couple...
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Report: Ben Revere staying with the Phillies for now

Although it appeared as though a deal between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim involving Phillies outfielder Ben Revere was imminent, it now looks as though Revere will stay put in Philadelphia. According to a report from MLB.com, the Angels' acquisition of New York Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis on Wednesday signifies that the Phillies won't trade...
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THE LATEST: Blatter cancels speaking engagement in Zurich

ZURICH (AP) The Latest on FIFA developments: --- 9 a.m. (0700 GMT, 3 a.m. EDT) FIFA President Sepp Blatter has cancelled another speaking engagement as he avoids appearing in public for a second day. FIFA says Blatter will not give a scheduled speech to open Thursday's session of a soccer medical conference in a Zurich hotel. Blatter skipped two meetings of continental soccer organizations...
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Matt Williams sides with safety in 'foreign substance' debate

The spotlight in MLB is on pitchers using "foreign substances" to their advantage after a few pitchers have been caught using them in the past few weeks. Matt Williams has given his opinion on the use of foreign substances as Washington Nationals manager, and a former major-league hitter as well. "I certainly want the other pitchers to control the baseball when they throw it," Williams...
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Tanner Roark unaffected by relegation from Nats rotation

Washington Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark has been demoted from the team's rotation, in large part due to the addition of Max Scherzer, but he doesn't seem to mind it. "I mean, it doesn’t matter, honestly. I love to start and now I've done back-and-forth relief. I just like being out there on the mound, competing," he told 106.7 The Fan, per CBS DC. Roark, who has been pitching...
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Ahead of FIFA election, key sponsor Visa threatens to quit

ZURICH (AP) Sepp Blatter is preparing for the FIFA presidential election with world soccer reeling from the arrest of key officials and a key sponsor threatening to quit the scandal-tainted organization. The FIFA Congress, which will see Blatter challenged by Prince Ali of Jordan for the presidency on Friday, is due to start later Thursday but European body UEFA is threatening a...
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Myanmar's month of milestones on international soccer stage

For Myanmar's fledgling soccer squad, it doesn't get much better than this. The next month will be the biggest in Myanmar's football history. The national team starts qualification for the 2018 World Cup on June 11, but what's really getting the country's fans excited is the under-20 team's first appearance in that tournament on Saturday against the United States in New Zealand....
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Dodger prospect Corey Seager proving himself at next level

Corey Seager, the Dodgers’ presumed future shortstop, seems to have adjusted well to his promotion from Double A to Triple A earlier this month. On Monday Seager hit his first two home runs with Triple-A Oklahoma City. Tuesday he went 4 for 5 with a pair of doubles. That was actually the first four-hit game by an Oklahoma City player this season, according to True Blue LA.The top...
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Rousey plans to make Correia pay after tasteless suicide comment

Bethe Correia did a lot of promoting to land in a title fight against Ronda Rousey on August 1 at UFC 190, but in her latest interview the undefeated Brazilian stepped way over the line when taking a jab at the UFC women's bantamweight champion. Correia did an interview with Brazilian outlet Combate while she was in Las Vegas recently where the top-rated contender talked about her...
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Things to know about the Under-20 World Cup

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) The under-20 World Cup kicks off Saturday in New Zealand and will likely feature some of the stars of the future. Here's some things to know: ---- Welcome to the Land of the Long White Cloud: The 2015 FIFA Under-20 World Cup is the 20th edition of tournament which was first played in 1977. New Zealand is hosting the tournament for the first time, though...
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5 Players to watch at the Under-20 World Cup

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Five players to watch at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup, which kicks off Saturday in New Zealand: ---- Giovanni Simeone, Argentina: Footballing pedigrees don't come much richer than that of Argentina's Giovanni Simeone. The 19-year-old River Plate striker is the son of former Argentina star and current Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone. His career has...
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As Vikings stand pat, absent Peterson addresses reports he wants trade

  Adrian Peterson spent the last five months sending vague and sometimes ambiguous messages about his desire or lack thereof to remain with the Minnesota Vikings. Peterson and Vikings coach Mike Zimmer finally cut to the chase Wednesday. "He's really got two choices. He can either play for us or he cannot play," Zimmer said on the second day of optional practices that Peterson skipped...
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US, Swiss timed FIFA raids for maximum effect

BERN, Switzerland (AP) For months, American and Swiss investigators worked in secret to prepare for the raids that would shake the soccer world. They knew that the moment to strike would come when FIFA, the sport's governing body, held its annual congress in Zurich, gathering all of its top officials - including the main suspects in a far-reaching U.S. corruption probe. Any leak...
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When video tried to kill baseball's radio stars

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Exclusive: Montreal mayor will show Manfred 'we're serious' about MLB return

First, Montreal had to prove it still cared passionately about baseball. That happened last year, when crowds of 46,121 and 50,229 witnessed a pair of exhibition games between the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets. Then Montrealers needed to demonstrate that the robust turnout in 2014 wasn’t a one-off nostalgic burst. They took care of that in April, when even more fans returned...
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Padres pitcher James Shields says he loves to hit

James Shields sounds like he’s happy to be pitching in the National League because he gets a chance to swing the bat. He may only be a .197 hitter in 71 career at-bats, but on Tuesday he told MLB.com, "I love hitting, man -- I absolutely love it.”The right-hander marveled at Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner’s recent homer off of the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw. He said:"That was...
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Rapper Lil B says he'll lift curse after Harden commits playoff-record 13 turnovers

The curse may be over — but it's too late for the 2014-15 Houston Rockets. James Harden played one of the worst games of his career Wednesday night, committing an NBA playoff-record 13 turnovers during the Rockets' 104-90 loss to the Warriors in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals. The debacle was especially striking since Harden was coming off a 45-point outing just two nights...
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Curry wants what LeBron has in Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals

Stephen Curry and LeBron James, this season's brightest stars taking basketball's biggest stage. The NBA Finals start June 4 with the Golden State Warriors against the Cleveland Cavaliers, two teams who have little experience playing this time of year. James does, getting ready to appear in his fifth straight finals. He won two titles in Miami before coming back home to Ohio, and...
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Tigers-Angels Preview

Although their rotation has been decimated and their offense has hit a dry spell, the resourceful Detroit Tigers are aiming for their third consecutive victory on a seven-game western trip. They'll try to erase some bad memories on the next stop at Angel Stadium, which has been their own house of horrors. The Tigers are looking to avoid their 10th defeat in 11 road games against...
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