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Biden at NATO: Ready to talk China, Russia and soothe allies

Jun. 14, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — President Joe Biden makes his entrance at a NATO summit aiming to consult European allies on efforts to counter provocative actions by China and Russia while highlighting the U.S. commitment to the 30-country alliance that was frequently maligned by predecessor Donald Trump....

Matilda Castren first Finnish winner in LPGA Tour history

Jun. 13, 2021 23:12 PM EDT

DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Matilda Castren became the first Finnish winner in LPGA Tour history Sunday in the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship, pulling away on the front-nine at foggy Lake Merced and holding off Min Lee by two strokes. “It’s a huge honor to be a winner as a...

Portugal and Nigeria women play to 3-3 tie in Summer Series

Jun. 13, 2021 23:04 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Rasheedat Ajibade scored in stoppage time to give Nigeria a 3-3 tie with Portugal in a Summer Series match Sunday. Portugal went ahead 2-0 at BBVA Stadium on an own goal in the 22nd minute followed by captain Carole Costa's goal off a well placed free...

Biden says 'very gracious' queen 'reminded me of my mother'

Jun. 13, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

WINDSOR, England (AP) — President Joe Biden and his aviator sunglasses met Queen Elizabeth II on a bright Sunday afternoon. The queen hosted the president and first lady Jill Biden at Windsor Castle, her royal residence near London. Biden flew to London after wrapping...

The Latest: Netherlands beats Ukraine 3-2 at Euro 2020

Jun. 13, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Denzel Dumfries rescued the Netherlands with a goal in the 85th minute to give his team a 3-2 win over Ukraine at the European Championship. The Dutch had lead 2-0 with a pair of...

French Open runner-up Tsitsipas says he learned a lesson

Jun. 13, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — When Stefanos Tsitsipas' first Grand Slam final had ended, he sank into his changeover chair and buried his head in a towel. Novak Djokovic has that effect on opponents. Tsitsipas built a big lead and appeared on his way to an upset...

England players booed for taking a knee despite plea by team

Jun. 13, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Sections of fans at Wembley Stadium booed England players for taking a knee before the European Championship game against Croatia on Sunday. The boos, which could be heard over those fans applauding, came despite pleas from the team to respect the...

Djokovic claims 19th Slam with 5-set comeback at French Open

Jun. 13, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic left the court to go the locker room for a little chat with himself after dropping the first two sets of the French Open final Sunday. Part of him worried he was too diminished and depleted to overcome that deficit against his younger,...

The Latest: Djokovic gives racket to supportive young fan

Jun. 13, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 9:40 p.m. Novak Djokovic says he’s grateful to a young boy who offered vocal support and advice throughout the French Open final. Moments...

Erdogan and Biden meet at a tense moment for Turkish-US ties

Jun. 13, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — President Joe Biden and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan have known each other for years, but their meeting Monday will be their first as heads of state. And it comes at a particularly tense moment for relations between their two countries. ...