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Canada-France highlights Women's World Cup Day 3

Sep. 25, 2018 5:06 AM EDT

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — In a matchup of unbeaten teams, Canada and France will cap the third day of preliminary round play at the FIBA Women's World Cup on Tuesday. The winner of that game will secure first place in Group A and potentially avoid playing the U.S. until the gold medal game if...

College players getting on court education at World Cup

Sep. 25, 2018 2:58 AM EDT

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — Kitija Laksa and Digna Strautmane, along with about a half dozen other college players, are getting quite the education on the court playing against the best players at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. All of them hope to bring their experiences back to school...

Modric wins world player of year, ends Ronaldo-Messi duopoly

Sep. 24, 2018 9:26 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were far from the auditorium by the River Thames when Luka Modric broke their decade-long grip on FIFA's award for the world's best player. Football's biggest individual accolade was handed to the 33-year-old playmaker on Monday night in recognition of a...

Senegal, Nigeria end Africa's drought at Women's World Cup

Sep. 24, 2018 2:29 AM EDT

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — It was a historic day for African teams in the Women's Basketball World Cup. Senegal became the first African country to win a pool game, beating Latvia 70-69 on Sunday. Hours later, Nigeria followed suit, getting its first win ever in the tournament. "It's a historic...

Messi sets another record in Spain as Barcelona loses points

Sep. 23, 2018 6:22 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi set the record for the most Spanish league appearances by a non-Spanish player on Sunday, but the Argentine's goal couldn't prevent 10-man Barcelona from dropping its first points of the season in a 2-2 draw with Girona. Messi, the league's all-time leading scorer,...

The Latest: Nigeria gets 1st World Cup win, tops Turkey

Sep. 23, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Women's Basketball World Cup Day 2 (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Sarah Ogoke scored 22 points to help Nigeria earn the first Women's World Cup win in the country's history with a 74-68 victory over Turkey on Sunday. Nigeria (1-1) led by 17 points...

Stewart, Wilson propel US to 100-88 win over China

Sep. 23, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — After a quiet first half, Breanna Stewart felt she needed to be more assertive on both ends of the court. She certainly made her presence felt in the final 20 minutes. Stewart scored 21 of her 23 points in the second half and A'ja Wilson added 20 points to help the...

Spain saves some 440 migrants; new crackdown on rescue boat

Sep. 23, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service said Sunday it rescued more than 400 people from 15 small boats, most of them off the country's southern coast, while humanitarian groups lamented that the sole private rescue boat operating near the deadly central Mediterranean human trafficking route risked...

The Latest: Panama pulls migrant rescue boat's registration

Sep. 23, 2018 2:13 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Panama says that it has withdrawn the registration of the only private migrant rescue boat still operating in the central Mediterranean after complaints from Italy, which is cracking down on migrant arrivals. Panama's maritime...

Real Madrid president against Liga plan to play game in US

Sep. 23, 2018 8:53 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says that his team will not participate in the Spanish league's scheme to play regular-season matches in the United States. Perez says Sunday that "We are not going to the United States. we do not know who this interests, surely not the clubs or the...