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Atlanta, other U.S. cities make pitch for 2026 World Cup

Sep. 17, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — After being slowed by the pandemic, the race among 17 U.S. cities to land a coveted spot hosting the 2026 World Cup is back on. Two FIFA inspectors were in Atlanta Friday to get a look at 72,000-seat Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of a record-setting Major...

To unseat Trudeau, Conservative leader seeks middle ground

Sep. 17, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The man who could oust Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from power advertised himself a year ago as a “true-blue conservative.” He became Conservative Party leader with a pledge to “take back Canada” - and almost immediately started working to modernize the party by...

Ozone hole over Antarctica larger than usual, scientists say

Sep. 16, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say the hole in the Earth’s protective ozone layer over the Southern Hemisphere is larger than usual this year and already surpasses the size of Antarctica. The European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service said Thursday that the...

Romell Quioto, Montreal beat short-handed Orlando City 4-3

Sep. 15, 2021 22:16 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Romell Quioto had a goal and two assists and Montreal beat short-handed Orlando City 4-2 on Wednesday night. Montreal (9-8-7) snapped a seven-game road losing streak. Orlando (10-6-8) had won three in a row against Montreal — all shutouts. ...

LEADING OFF: Greinke back, Vladdy & daddy, Brewers pitch in

Sep. 14, 2021 04:10 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ ZACK IS BACK Houston Astros right-hander Zack Greinke makes his first start since testing positive for COVID-19 last month. Greinke (11-5, 2.66 ERA)...

Zimmerman scores in 66th, Nashville beats Montreal 1-0

Sep. 11, 2021 22:35 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Walker Zimmerman scored in the 66th minute in Nashville's 1-0 victory over Montreal on Saturday night. Zimmerman connected on a header off Hany Mukhtar’s free kick. Nashville improved to 10-2-11. Montreal dropped to 8-8-7. ...

New York's highest court to hear Orioles-Nats TV dispute

Sep. 07, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Court of Appeals has agreed to hear the long-running dispute between the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals over television rights fees. The court, the highest in the state, on Sept. 2 granted the the Orioles' motion for...

Kotkaniemi goes to Hurricanes after Canadiens pass on match

Sep. 04, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Jesperi Kotkaniemi is now a member of the Carolina Hurricanes. Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said Saturday the club won’t match Carolina’s one-year, $6.1 million offer for the 21-year-old restricted free agent forward. ...

Trudeau criticized for calling Canadian election in 4th wave

Sep. 02, 2021 22:54 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his decision to call an election during the pandemic in first debate of the campaign for this month’s election. Trudeau is facing a tough re-election battle against his Conservative Party rival, Erin...

Hurricanes tender $6.1M offer sheet to Canadiens' Kotkanemi

Aug. 28, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

The Hurricanes tendered an offer sheet Saturday to Canadiens restricted free agent Jesperi Kotkaniemi, a response to Montreal trying to poach Carolina's Sebastian Aho the same way two years ago. Kotkaniemi signed the offer sheet for $6.1 million for next season. The...