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Pulisic goal advances US in World Cup with 1-0 win over Iran

Nov. 29, 2022 16:26 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Christian Pulisic scored while crashing headfirst into the goalkeeper in the 38th minute and the United States advanced to the knockout round of the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Iran on Tuesday in a politically charged rematch of their famous meeting a quarter-century ago. ...

Tiger Woods doesn't 'have much left in this leg' to compete

Nov. 29, 2022 15:44 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tiger Woods painted an uncertain picture about how much golf he can play, saying Tuesday that “I don't have much left in this leg.” He also doesn't have much hope the PGA Tour and the Saudi-funded rival league can get along unless Greg Norman is out as...

Hugh Freeze asks Auburn fans for 'chance to earn your trust'

Nov. 29, 2022 16:26 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Hugh Freeze's checkered past in the Southeastern Conference means he'll have to win more than just games. He'll also have to win over Auburn fans. Freeze's return to the league more than five years after his scandal-plagued exit was greeted by considerable...

Iran-US World Cup clash rife with political tension

Nov. 29, 2022 04:23 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The last World Cup clash between the United States and Iran 24 years ago is considered one of the most politically charged matches in soccer history. This time, the political overtones are just as strong and relations perhaps even more fraught as the U.S. and...

US-Iran match reflects a regional rivalry for many Arab fans

Nov. 29, 2022 16:43 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. team’s winning World Cup match over Iran on Tuesday was closely watched across the Middle East, where the two nations have been engaged in a cold war for over four decades and where many blame one or both for the region’s woes. Critics of Iran say it has...

Attorney: As QB Watson returns, accusers say 'we matter'

Nov. 29, 2022 13:53 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — With nearly all of the more than two dozen lawsuits filed against Deshaun Watson having been settled, most of the women who accused the Cleveland quarterback of sexual misconduct have no interest in his return to Houston on Sunday and just want to move on with their lives,...

Rodgers says he plans to play Sunday when Packers face Bears

Nov. 29, 2022 15:11 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he expects to play Sunday at Chicago after a rib injury knocked him out of a 40-33 loss at Philadelphia. “I got good news with the scans yesterday, so I plan on playing this week,” Rodgers said Tuesday on...

Slugging Abreu joins Astros team looking to repeat as champs

Nov. 29, 2022 14:42 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — José Abreu has spent his entire nine-year MLB career with the Chicago White Sox, but Astros owner Jim Crane isn’t worried about how the newly signed first baseman will fit in with his teammates in Houston. “José pulled out his phone last night and had the phone...

Analysis: Some of NFL's best Week 12 drama was off the field

Nov. 29, 2022 06:00 AM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Threatening to overshadow an intoxicating weekend in the NFL that began with a trio of Thanksgiving classics and included two successful do-or-die 2-point conversions was all the drama that happened off the field in Week 12. Mike Purcell got up in Russell...

Analysis: Early NBA MVP race has crowded field of candidates

Nov. 29, 2022 08:11 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic may just be putting together his best season. It still may not be enough to get the Denver Nuggets' big man a third straight NBA MVP. Chalk that up to MVP fatigue. Or to the glaringly good numbers of a crowded field of early candidates,...

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Netherlands beats host Qatar 2-0 to advance at World Cup

Nov. 29, 2022 16:58 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — The Netherlands still has a long way to go to match the “total football” teams of the 1970s, or even the more offensive “Oranje” squads that reached the World Cup final in 2010 and finished third in 2014. Still, a 2-0 win over Qatar on Tuesday ensured...

Koulibaly's goal puts Senegal into round of 16 at World Cup

Nov. 29, 2022 16:55 PM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — Kalidou Koulibaly literally drew inspiration on his captain’s armband, writing the No. 19 on it in memory of one of Senegal’s most loved players. Then Koulibaly became one himself. The Senegal captain scored the winning goal in the 2-1...

Lane Kiffin signs new contract with Mississippi

Nov. 29, 2022 16:55 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Lane Kiffin has signed a new contract to remain at Mississippi, the school announced Tuesday. Details of the deal were not released. The 47-year-old Kiffin has gone 23-12 in three seasons with the Rebels, who lost four of their last five games to finish the...

England advances after beating Wales 3-0 at World Cup

Nov. 29, 2022 16:52 PM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — Marcus Rashford and Phil Foden got their chance and made their point. Rashford scored twice and Foden added the other as England changed up its attack and beat Wales 3-0 Tuesday at the World Cup to advance to the round of 16 at the top of Group B. ...

White Sox round out coaching staff under new manager Grifol

Nov. 29, 2022 16:52 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox rounded out their coaching staff under new manager Pedro Grifol on Tuesday, hiring José Castro as their hitting coach and Eddie Rodriguez as third base coach. They also announced Chris Johnson as assistant hitting coach, Mike Tosar as major...

US Soccer Federation says Christian Pulisic has been taken to the hospital with an abdominal injury

Nov. 29, 2022 16:49 PM EST
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — US Soccer Federation says Christian Pulisic has been taken to the hospital with an abdominal injury.

US-Iran match reflects a regional rivalry for many Arab fans

Nov. 29, 2022 16:43 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. team’s winning World Cup match over Iran on Tuesday was closely watched across the Middle East, where the two nations have been engaged in a cold war for over four decades and where many blame one or both for the region’s woes. Critics of Iran say it has...

AP PHOTOS: World Cup highlights from Day 10

Nov. 29, 2022 16:37 PM EST
Highlights from the 10th day of the World Cup in Qatar on Tuesday. ___ AP World Cup coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/world-cup and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Northwestern's Fitzgerald lets defensive coordinator go

Nov. 29, 2022 16:31 PM EST

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald is shaking up his staff after the Wildcats' worst season in 33 years, announcing Tuesday that defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil and two other assistant coaches will not return. Defensive line coach Marty Long and wide...

Hugh Freeze asks Auburn fans for 'chance to earn your trust'

Nov. 29, 2022 16:26 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Hugh Freeze's checkered past in the Southeastern Conference means he'll have to win more than just games. He'll also have to win over Auburn fans. Freeze's return to the league more than five years after his scandal-plagued exit was greeted by considerable...