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FIFA charges Mexico after fans chant anti-gay slur

Jun. 18, 2018 11:16 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Mexico after its fans used an anti-gay slur during the team's 1-0 win over Germany. Some Mexican supporters chanted the slur when Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer prepared to take a goal kick in the 24th minute of Sunday's game...

Arson suspected at bar where Zach Randolph's brother killed

Jun. 17, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

MARION, Ind. (AP) — Investigators have determined a fire likely was intentionally set at an Indiana bar, one day after the brother of NBA star Zach Randolph was fatally shot there. The fire happened at Hop's Blues Room in Marion early Sunday — less than 24 hours after 35-year-old Roger Randolph was...

The Latest: Top teams have trouble winning at World Cup

Jun. 17, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 11:35 p.m. Parity has come to the World Cup. Five of the top six nations in the FIFA rankings have played, and none has won. Only two of the top dozen teams have victories. Top-ranked Germany lost to No. 15 Mexico, second-ranked Brazil...

Maradona responds to report of racist gesture to Asian fan

Jun. 17, 2018 7:59 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Diego Maradona has given his version of an exchange with an Asian fan at a World Cup game in Moscow that witnesses perceived as racist. British television staff working in Spartak Stadium during Argentina's 1-1 draw with Iceland on Saturday reported seeing Maradona respond to South Korea fans...

The Latest: Croatia beats Nigeria on own-goal, penalty kick

Jun. 16, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 12 a.m. Luka Modric scored on a penalty kick after Croatia went ahead on an own-goal by Nigeria in a 2-0 victory in their World Cup match on Saturday night. Nigeria's Oghenekaro Etebo deflected the ball into his own net in the 32nd...

Anti-racism group blames local officials for eviction

Jun. 16, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A prominent group that campaigns against racism and anti-gay abuse in sports has accused St. Petersburg authorities of having it evicted from its premises in the city. The Fare Network, which helps FIFA and UEFA investigate cases of discriminatory behavior by fans, had planned to operate...

MLB suspends Rangers C Chirinos, Dodgers OF Kemp for scuffle

Jun. 15, 2018 9:56 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp and Texas Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos were suspended for one game apiece by Major League Baseball on Friday because of a scuffle that followed a collision at home plate. Joe Torre, MLB's chief baseball officer, announced the...

Oscar Robertson to receive NBA's Lifetime Achievement Award

Jun. 15, 2018 7:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson will be honored with the NBA's Lifetime Achievement Award at the NBA Awards on June 25. Robertson, the career leader with 181 triple-doubles and the first player to average one for a season, was the NBA's Rookie of the Year in 1961, MVP in 1964 and won a...

As Saudis wilt on field, kingdom pursues soccer power grab

Jun. 15, 2018 7:14 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Saudis have ambitions to seize control over parts of international soccer. Losing 5-0 by Russia in the World Cup opener shows they might have bigger problems at home. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had to endure the humiliation in the stadium on Thursday, with Saudi Arabia's mauling in...

Senators suspend assistant general manager Randy Lee

Jun. 15, 2018 6:56 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators have suspended Randy Lee, the assistant general manager facing a harassment charge from an incident during the NHL's pre-draft scouting combine. Lee is charged with second-degree harassment after allegedly making lewd comments and rubbing the shoulders of a...