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Leaders of Turkey, Azerbaijan hold talks in recaptured city

Jun. 15, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Azerbaijan Tuesday for a two-day visit and, with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev, traveled to Shusha, a city that Azerbaijan recaptured from Armenian forces in last autumn’s war. Shusha, a center...

The Latest: Lukaku delivers message to Eriksen at Euro 2020

Jun. 12, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Romelu Lukaku delivered a heartfelt message to Denmark player Christian Eriksen after scoring the first goal in Belgium’s 3-0 victory over Russia at the European Championship. ...

Italy convincing in 3-0 win over Turkey to open Euro 2020

Jun. 11, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy waited a long time for this European Championship to start and then showed Friday just how eager the team was to play the tournament opener. After humiliatingly failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, Italy was already back on track with a perfect...

The Latest: Italy opens Euro 2020 with 3-0 win over Turkey

Jun. 11, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer's European Championship: ___ A flurry of second-half goals gave Italy a 3-0 win over Turkey in the opening match of the European Championship. Ciro Immobile kicked in a rebound from close range and Lorenzo...

A year late, Italy and Turkey play opening game at Euro 2020

Jun. 10, 2021 05:04 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Somehow it seems appropriate that Italy, the first country in Europe that was overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic, is hosting the opening game of the European Championship. Even if Euro 2020 is kicking off in 2021. The biggest crowd...

Pérez wins Azerbaijan GP after Verstappen crashes from lead

Jun. 06, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Sergio Pérez won the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in a two-lap shootout after championship leader Max Verstappen crashed while leading with a tire failure and Lewis Hamilton went off course trying to seize the win on the standing restart. Verstappen...

Leclerc on pole for Azerbaijan after crashes halt qualifying

Jun. 05, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Charles Leclerc won his second consecutive pole position, again under the red flag because a crash stopped qualifying, to earn the top starting spot for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Leclerc set his time of 1 minute, 41.218 seconds early in...

Some say Colorado police volunteer's passion went too far

May. 30, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Elchin Dadashov has wanted to be a police officer in the United States since he was 10 years old. He was that age when the Soviet Union collapsed, and the scrim of the iron curtain was lifted from his native Azerbaijan. As a new galaxy of books,...

Armenia says 6 soldiers captured by Azerbaijan

May. 27, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The Armenian military said Thursday that six of its troops have been taken prisoner by neighboring Azerbaijan, an incident that further exacerbates tensions between the two ex-Soviet nations in the wake of an outbreak of hostilities over the Nagorno-Karabakh region....

AUTO RACING: Crown jewel races arrive for NASCAR, IndyCar

May. 26, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

All Times Eastern NASCAR CUP SERIES Coca-Cola 600 Site: Charlotte, North Carolina. Schedule: Friday, practice, 7 p.m.; Saturday, qualifying, 11 a.m.; Sunday, race, 6 p.m. (FOX) Track:...