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Kroos scores late to give Germany 2-1 win over Sweden

Jun. 23, 2018 6:02 PM EDT

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The desperate world champions from Germany were seconds from losing control of their World Cup fate when Toni Kroos whispered to Marco Reus just outside Sweden's penalty area. With the score tied in the fifth minute of stoppage time, Kroos seemed to remind Reus of a tricky set play...

Mexico's 2-1 victory over South Korea silences critics

Jun. 23, 2018 3:06 PM EDT

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — The criticism of Mexico's national team heading into the World Cup was loud and scathing. The answer has been emphatic. The Mexicans won their second straight match at the tournament, beating South Korea 2-1 Saturday to move ever closer to a spot in the round of 16. "We didn't...

Kershaw, deGrom stumble; Kemp slam lifts Dodgers over Mets

Jun. 24, 2018 12:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Clayton Kershaw felt strong — if not quite effective — in his return from the disabled list. That was good enough for the Los Angeles Dodgers. They had muscle to spare against the New York Mets. Kershaw and Jacob deGrom stumbled in an unexpected ace showdown, Matt Kemp hit a...

Pitcher Anthony DeSclafani hits grand slam, Reds rout Cubs

Jun. 23, 2018 8:20 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The last-place Cincinnati Reds slammed the Chicago Cubs — again. Anthony DeSclafani hit the first grand slam by a Cincinnati pitcher in 59 years, helping the Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 11-2 on Saturday for their sixth consecutive victory. It was Cincinnati's third slam in five days...

Tavares' future, Flames-Hurricanes trade spice up NHL draft

Jun. 23, 2018 7:59 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Ilya Kovalchuk signed with the Kings in his return to the NHL, the Hurricanes and Flames pulled off a five-player trade, and John Tavares will now explore different possibilities for his future. After a dull first round of the draft, action picked up Saturday as teams laid the groundwork for...

Oregon St. beats Miss. St. 5-2, plays Arkansas in CWS finals

Jun. 24, 2018 12:46 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kevin Abel and Jake Mulholland made it look easy for Oregon State. Until it wasn't. Abel turned in the Beavers' best start of the College World Series and the usually reliable Mulholland came on in the eighth inning with a four-run lead and retired the first five batters he faced. But...

Paul Casey shoots 62 to take 4-shot lead in Travelers

Jun. 23, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Paul Casey has come close each of the three previous times he has played in Connecticut. He has a great chance to break through Sunday in the Travelers Championship. Casey shot an 8-under 62 on Saturday to take a four-stroke lead into the final round. Casey, whose win at Valspar in...

Toledo takes Champions lead; home star Stricker drops back

Jun. 23, 2018 6:43 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wearing a green shirt in a nod to Mexico's soccer team, Esteban Toledo birdied four of the last six holes Saturday for a 6-under 66 and the lead in the American Family Insurance Championship. Five strokes behind tournament host Steve Stricker after an opening 69 in rain Friday at...

Lee, Hataoka tied after 2 rounds at NW Arkansas Championship

Jun. 23, 2018 8:13 PM EDT

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Minjee Lee wasn't all that concerned when she missed her first cut of the year this month at the ShopRite LPGA Classic. The ninth-ranked Australian has certainly looked at ease and back in form at Pinnacle Country Club in her first event since then. Lee and Japan's Nasa Hataoka each...

Houlihan beats Simpson for USATF title in 1,500 meters

Jun. 23, 2018 7:16 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Shelby Houlihan grew up in Sioux City admiring fellow Iowan and middle-distance star Jenny Simpson. Houlihan just might be poised to pass Simpson as America's next great hope at 1,500 meters. The 25-year-old Houlihan stormed past Simpson, 31, to win the 1,500 on Saturday at the...

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Ciman, Diomande help LAFC to 2-0 win over Crew

Jun. 24, 2018 12:51 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Laurent Ciman returned from a two-game absence and scored in the opening minutes to help Los Angeles FC beat the Columbus Crew 2-0 on Saturday night. Ciman, the last player cut from the Belgian national team as it prepared for the World Cup, sent a free kick from 40 yards out just inside...

Oregon St. beats Miss. St. 5-2, plays Arkansas in CWS finals

Jun. 24, 2018 12:46 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kevin Abel and Jake Mulholland made it look easy for Oregon State. Until it wasn't. Abel turned in the Beavers' best start of the College World Series and the usually reliable Mulholland came on in the eighth inning with a four-run lead and retired the first five batters he faced. But...

Justin Haley races to first NASCAR Truck victory

Jun. 24, 2018 12:38 AM EDT

MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Justin Haley won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Saturday night at Gateway Motorsports Park for his first career victory, pulling away on a wild last restart. "I've been dreaming about this day since I was a little kid," Haley said. The 19-year-old Haley, from Winamac,...

Hoesen, Tarbell help 'Quakes to 1-1 tie with Real Salt Lake

Jun. 24, 2018 12:33 AM EDT

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Danny Hoesen scored his third goal in two games and Andrew Tarbell tied his career high with seven saves to help the San Jose Earthquakes to a 1-1 tie with Real Salt Lake on Saturday night. Valeri Qazaishvili's shot from the top of the box was stopped by a diving Nick Rimando, but Hoesen...

Kershaw, deGrom stumble; Kemp slam lifts Dodgers over Mets

Jun. 24, 2018 12:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Clayton Kershaw felt strong — if not quite effective — in his return from the disabled list. That was good enough for the Los Angeles Dodgers. They had muscle to spare against the New York Mets. Kershaw and Jacob deGrom stumbled in an unexpected ace showdown, Matt Kemp hit a...

Blue Jays snap road losing streak, beat Angels 4-1

Jun. 24, 2018 12:27 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Steve Pearce hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays ended a five-game road losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night. Pearce's fourth homer was a line drive down the left-field line off Justin Anderson (1-2), who gave...

Correa's RBI single in 12th gives Astros 4-3 win over Royals

Jun. 24, 2018 12:20 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's deep lineup can create all sorts of problems for its opponents. Like deciding whether to pitch to Jose Altuve or Carlos Correa. Correa hit a game-ending RBI single in the 12th inning after Altuve was walked intentionally, sending the Houston Astros to a 4-3 win over the Kansas City...

Dempsey scores first goal of season, Sounders tie Fire, 1-1

Jun. 24, 2018 12:17 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Clint Dempsey scored his first goal of the season to match the Seattle regular-season career goals record, helping the Sounders tie the Chicago Fire 1-1 on Saturday night. Dempsey tied the club record for regular-season goals with 47 set by Fredy Montero from 2009-12. It was Dempsey's 57th...

Mariners stop 5-game slide with 7-2 win against Red Sox

Jun. 23, 2018 11:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The toughest moment of Mike Leake's stellar night was missing a chance for a shutout. Leake pitched eight sparkling innings, Mitch Haniger drove in three runs and the Seattle Mariners snapped a season-high five-game losing streak with a 7-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. With...

Smith's stoppage-time goal helps Rapids snap skid

Jun. 23, 2018 11:36 PM EDT

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Tommy Smith scored in the seventh minute of stoppage time to give the Colorado Rapids a 3-2 victory over Minnesota United on Saturday night. The 28-year-old defender has two career MLS goals, both in the last two games. Minnesota's Miguel Ibarra tapped in the rebound of Darwin...