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U.S. soccer survives biting, beats El Salvador to reach Gold Cup semifinals

PHILADELPHIA — Omar Gonzalez and Eric Lichaj scored late in the first half and the United States beat El Salvador 2-0 on Wednesday night in an ugly CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal during which...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Nolan Arenado hits 3 homers, sends Rockies to sweep of Padres

DENVER — To fire up Nolan Arenado, just give him a day off. His manager mandated he sit a game, and Arenado stewed over it for a night before taking it out on the baseball. Arenado lined three...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Mexico coach Osorio says soccer clubs blocked top players from Gold Cup

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio says he was denied top players for the CONCACAF Gold Cup’s knockout rounds because “our bosses and the clubs themselves” had other ideas. Seeking...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Sidney Crosby bringing Stanley Cup back to Nova Scotia

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Sidney Crosby will mark his 30th birthday by once again parading the Stanley Cup in his province. In tweets sent out by the Sidney Crosby Hockey School, Crosby said he would...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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British Open hopes depend on British Open weather

SOUTHPORT, England — Rich Beem was scouting Royal Birkdale this week in his role for Sky Sports when someone jokingly asked if he planned on working for more than nine holes this week at the...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Sod, silversmith and a funky clubhouse all in play at the British Open

SOUTHPORT, England — The British Open is not only golf’s longest running major championship, it’s also the most quirky. Simply put, it’s like nothing you’ll see any other week in the largely cookie...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Dallas police suspend probe into incident involving Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott

FRISCO, Texas — Dallas police have suspended an investigation into an incident at a bar involving Ezekiel Elliott, the latest off-field issue for the Cowboys’ star running back. Police said...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Candidate to run world cycling calls for team budget caps

LONDON — The challenger for the presidency of world cycling is proposing budget caps to prevent teams from dominating the sport. David Lappartient, the French cycling federation leader, has...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Taste of the Tour de France: The Izoard pass and an Alpine fortress

SERRE-CHEVALIER, France — For the first time in the race’s history, a Tour de France stage will finish at the summit of the Col d’Izoard, the scene of some of the race’s most memorable feats....

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Fabio Aru falters, Chris Froome soars in thin air of the Alps

BRIANCON, France — One series of giant Tour de France mountains out of the way. One more to come. And one less rival for race leader Chris Froome to watch quite so closely. By sticking like...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Formula 1 cars to use ‘halo’ protection device from 2018

PARIS — Motor sport’s governing body says the “halo” cockpit protection system will be used on Formula One cars from next year onward. The FIA has been looking at ways to improve cockpit protection...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s wife says competing in Clash not worth risk

Anyone hoping to see Dale Earnhardt Jr. race in the Clash at Daytona next February got their answer from his wife. Earnhardt Jr.’s wife, Amy, posted on social media on Tuesday night that competing...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports