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Griffin twins trade jabs long before 1st game as opponents

Jul. 30, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Griffin twins are already talking trash, and there’s still nearly three months to go before they’re on opposite sidelines for the first time in their lives. Teammates at every level of football growing up in St. Petersburg, Shaquill and...

Fast day at pool, track on Day 7 of Tokyo Olympics

Jul. 30, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Games got their first swimming individual world record and a fast start to the track competition on Day 7 of the Olympics. Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa won the women’s 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2 minutes, 18.95 seconds,...

Juventus targets capital increase of up to $475 million

Jul. 30, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, Serie A club Juventus expects to receive a capital injection of up to 400 million euros ($475 million) by the end of the year. “Goldman Sachs International, J.P. Morgan AG, Mediobanca - Banca di Credito...

US men ask appeals court to reinstate women's wage suit

Jul. 30, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. men’s national team asked a federal appeals court to reinstate wage claims against the U.S. Soccer Federation filed by women’s national team players. “The men stand with the women in their fight to secure the equal pay they...

Caeleb Dressel goes for more gold on Day 7 of Tokyo Games

Jul. 29, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Caeleb Dressel is expected to be the star of Day 7 at the Tokyo Games as he seeks his third gold medal in Friday night coverage of the Olympics. The U.S. women's soccer team plays Netherlands in a rematch of the World Cup final, and Allyson Felix can...

Austin signs midfielder Driussi as 3rd designated player

Jul. 29, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — First-year MLS team Austin FC has signed Argentinian midfielder Sebastián Driussi as its third designated player, the club announced Thursday. Driussi, 25, has been with Zenit St. Petersburg since 2017 and exercised a buyout clause in his contract...

US to play World Cup qualifier against Mexico in Cincinnati

Jul. 29, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The United States will play its home World Cup qualifier against Mexico in Cincinnati, ending a streak of five straight in Columbus, Ohio. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Wednesday that the Nov. 12 match will be at TQL Stadium, the 26,000-capacity venue...

Now at Olympics, Pedri losing count of games after 11 months

Jul. 29, 2021 07:49 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Even Pedri Gonzalez can’t be sure how many games he has played in this never-ending season. “I think it’s a very high figure,” said the Barcelona midfielder, who played for Spain at the European Championship and is now playing some more for his...

Dotson scores in stoppage time, Minnesota ties LAFC 2-2

Jul. 29, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hassani Dotson scored in the fifth minute of stoppage time to give Minnesota United a 2-2 tie with with Los Angeles FC on Wednesday night. Dotson slipped a shot from the top of the penalty area inside the post. Carlos Vela scored...

Griggs returns to baseball roots as new Mariners executive

Jul. 28, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Baseball was an integral part of Catie Griggs' life growing up just not when it came to her career. Now it will dominate her professional life as she takes over as president of business operations for the Seattle Mariners. “I...