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Shiffrin excels in World Cup skiing opener for her 70th win

Oct. 23, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — A friendly pat on the back from her rival Petra Vlhova and a long hug from boyfriend Aleksander Aamodt Kilde in the finish area were Mikaela Shiffrin's rewards for excelling in the season-opening World Cup giant slalom on Saturday. Shiffrin...

Lod, Fragapane goals put Minnesota United over the Union 3-2

Oct. 20, 2021 23:18 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Robin Lod and Franco Fragapane scored goals a few minutes apart as Minnesota United beat the Philadelphia Union 3-2 on Wednesday night. Emanuel Reynoso stole a pass in the attacking third and pulled the Philadelphia defense with him in the center...

Arango's hat trick leads LAFC past Pepi-less FC Dallas

Oct. 20, 2021 23:09 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Cristian Arango's hat trick, which included two goals four minutes apart late in the second half, led LAFC over a Ricardo Pepi-less FC Dallas team 3-2 on Wednesday night. Pepi did not play after injuring a foot last week in the U.S. national...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Oct. 20, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

Wisconsin State Journal. October 18, 2021. Editorial: Never accept the epidemic of gunplay The scourge of gunfire and carjackings in Madison is unacceptable and must never become normal for our growing and vibrant city. The...

Fragapane's goal give Minnesota United 1-0 win over Austin

Oct. 16, 2021 23:17 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Franco Fragapane scored an early goal in Minnesota United's 1-0 victory over expansion Austin on Saturday night. Minnesota (11-10-8) entered having lost four of its last seven matches, including two of the last three. Austin (7-18-4) stopped a...

Italy high court nixes arrest warrant for Vatican suspect

Oct. 13, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy’s highest court has annulled an arrest warrant for a key suspect in the Vatican’s fraud and extortion trial, his lawyers said Wednesday, putting into question whether and when he might be extradited from Britain. In a decision Tuesday, the Court...

Despite early playoff exit, future remains bright for Rays

Oct. 12, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Three consecutive playoff appearances, back-to-back AL East titles and a trip to the World Series. The Tampa Bay Rays have a lot to feel good about, even if the best regular season in franchise history was followed by a loss to Boston in the...

Walk it off: Red Sox eliminate Rays 6-5 with late sac fly

Oct. 12, 2021 00:48 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Back in raucous Fenway Park for postseason baseball a year after a last-place finish, the Boston Red Sox are getting the bounces, knocking big hits in bunches and even benfiting from a little small ball. Hardly a perfect team, even by their own estimation,...

Rays' remarkable season comes to sudden end at Fenway Park

Oct. 12, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Put the popcorn away for the winter at Tropicana Field. The AL East champion Tampa Bay Rays saw their record-setting season come to a sudden end Monday night when they lost to the Boston Red Sox 6-5 in Game 4 of their Division Series and were eliminated...

Ground Rule Trouble: Red Sox bounce Rays in 13 on odd call

Oct. 11, 2021 00:30 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier’s line drive sailed over right fielder Hunter Renfroe’s head and bounced off the short wall in front of the Boston bullpen and back onto the warning track. It ricocheted off Renfroe and into the air. The Red Sox right fielder waved at...