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Soccer player convicted of lying to feds to get a green card

Jul. 18, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former professional soccer player from Liberia has been convicted of lying about his marriage to a Rhode Island woman in order to gain permanent legal residency in the U.S. Federal prosecutors say 30-year-old Prince Mark Boley was convicted Thursday of presentation of a perjured...

The Latest: Koepka tied for the lead at the British Open

Jul. 18, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The Latest on first round of The British Open (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Brooks Koepka has won three of the last six majors and he's sharing the lead at the British Open, too. The top-ranked American birdied the par-4 14th to join Shane Lowry of Ireland atop the...

Lowry sets early target as McIlroy opens with 79 at Portrush

Jul. 18, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Shane Lowry of Ireland didn't have the level of expectations or the connection to Royal Portrush like Rory McIlroy. All he had was the lead Thursday at the British Open. Lowry found a renewed confidence on the eve of the final major of the year and delivered a 4-under 67...

Simon Yates wins first Pyrenean Tour stage

Jul. 18, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

BAGNERES-DE-BIGORRE, France (AP) — British rider Simon Yates posted his first Tour de France stage win on Thursday after a long breakaway in the Pyrenees mountains. Yates, who won the Spanish Vuelta last year, launched a counterattack behind a group of fugitives in a technical downhill and was joined at...

Under-the-radar Lowry moves into spotlight at British Open

Jul. 18, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The buzz among the locals at Royal Portrush has been all about Northern Irish natives Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke and Graeme McDowell this week, so Shane Lowry felt like he came into his "home" British Open a little under the radar. "Obviously not now," Lowry said. A guy...

Capitals' Alex Ovechkin to make summer trip to China

Jul. 18, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will go to China as part of the NHL's continued outreach in that country. Ovechkin will visit Beijing in early August as a league ambassador. He's expected to take part in youth hockey clinics, interviews and business development meetings. The Russian star...

South Korea faces potential WCup qualifier in North Korea

Jul. 18, 2019 8:26 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and North Korea will meet on the qualifying path to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar but it's unclear whether a rare match between them in Pyongyang will materialize considering their political tension. With the Koreas, there's never a separation between sports and...

Emotional and proud, Clarke welcomes Open back to Portrush

Jul. 18, 2019 8:24 AM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — It was about 6:30 a.m. when Darren Clarke, sporting a gray beard to match his swept-back gray hair, walked onto the first tee at Royal Portrush to hit the opening shot of a British Open he never thought would happen. He almost welled up when his name was announced to...

Froome confirmed 2011 Vuelta winner due to Cobo doping case

Jul. 18, 2019 7:01 AM EDT

AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — Chris Froome has become the 2011 Spanish Vuelta winner because of Juan Jose Cobo's disqualification for blood doping. Cobo did not meet a deadline to challenge his three-year ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the International Cycling Union said on Thursday. The UCI said...

New license plate celebrates UVA's national championship

Jul. 18, 2019 4:41 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A limited-edition license plate is being offered to celebrate the University of Virginia men's basketball team's 2019 national championship. The state Department of Motor Vehicles worked with UVA to offer a license plate featuring the national champion's logo. The plate is now...