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England's Paul Casey joins Saudi-backed LIV Golf tour

Jul. 02, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. (AP) — Paul Casey, the Englishman ranked No. 26 in the world, has joined the Saudi Arabia-funded LIV Golf tour. Casey, who hasn't played a tournament round since March because of injuries, plans to make his LIV debut this month at the Trump National Golf Club in...

Pride parade returns in London on 50th anniversary

Jul. 02, 2022 14:51 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people turned out on the streets of London on Saturday to mark the 50th anniversary of the U.K.'s first Pride parade, filling the streets of the British capital with color. A vibrant crowd turned out to either take part in or watch the...

Sainz takes 1st pole, Verstappen booed at British GP

Jul. 02, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — It took 151 attempts for Carlos Sainz to earn his first Formula One pole. Now he'll chase that elusive first win. But starting alongside Sainz on the front row Sunday at the British Grand Prix will be defending F1 champion Max Verstappen, a year removed...

Wimbledon marks, players recall, Centre Court's 100 years

Jul. 02, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — It’s where Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Martina Navratilova, Pete Sampras and Steffi Graf reigned. Rod Laver, Billie Jean King and Althea Gibson before that. And Bill Tilden, Helen Wills Moody, Don Budge and Suzanne Lenglen before that. It’s been...

Pope urges Congo, South Sudan to work for peace, prosperity

Jul. 02, 2022 08:15 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis urged the people and leaders of Congo and South Sudan on Saturday to “turn a page” and forge new paths of reconciliation, peace and development. Francis issued a video message on the day he had planned to begin a weeklong pilgrimage to the two African...

AP PHOTOS: The 1st week at the Wimbledon tennis tournament

Jul. 02, 2022 06:37 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — There were players who weren’t allowed to enter Wimbledon this year because of the ban on Russians and Belarusians, a trio of top men who tested positive for COVID-19, and one of the biggest stars of tennis, Serena Williams, made a quick exit with a first-round loss. ...

Wimbledon wild-card entry outside top 100 gets Djokovic next

Jul. 01, 2022 15:02 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — It is, to be sure, the stuff of movies: An oft-injured guy ranked outside the top 100, making his Grand Slam debut thanks to a wild card, knocks out two seeded players on his way to a fourth-round matchup at Wimbledon against none other than No. 1 Novak Djokovic, the...

Monkeypox cases triple in Europe, WHO says, Africa concerned

Jul. 01, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization's Europe chief warned Friday that monkeypox cases in the region have tripled in the last two weeks and urged countries to do more to ensure the previously rare disease does not become entrenched on the continent. And African health...

UK government faces new boozy scandal as deputy whip quits

Jul. 01, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government is dealing with another boozy scandal after the deputy chief whip resigned from his post and then was suspended by the Conservative Party over a drunken incident in which he reportedly groped two men at an event. Chris...

New Zealand leader makes 1st trip to UK since trade deal

Jul. 01, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Friday made her first visit to the U.K. since both countries signed a free trade agreement, meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to boost bilateral ties and discuss Russia's war in Ukraine. The trip came after...