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Nationals fan chops off beard for first time since 2012

Golden State Warriors’ Curry undergoes hand surgery, to miss at least 3 months

  Nationals top Astros in Game 7 to win 1st World Series title

Nats beat Astros 7-2, force Game 7 in World Series

NCAA board approves athlete compensation for image, likeness

Cole pitches Astros to 3-2 Series lead over Nats

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  Trump draws boos when introduced to crowd at World Series

Nationals dominate Astros, take 2-0 World Series lead

Soto, Nationals top Cole, Astros 5-4 in World Series opener

Nationals’ Trea Turner stole a base, so Taco Bell will give us a free taco

Nationals sweep Cardinals; DC in World Series for 1st time since ’33

Pope tweets at saints, but not those Saints - social media goes wild

Simone Biles sets all-time medal record at gymnastics worlds

Winning her 24th and 25th world championship medals in beam and floor Sunday put the United States gymnast top of the all-time medal charts for the championships.

Boxer Errol Spence seriously injured in Dallas Ferrari crash

Welterweight boxing champion Errol Spence crashed a speeding Ferrari in Dallas early Thursday and was badly injured but is expected to survive, police said.

Fake Nikes worth $2.2 million seized at California port

The street value of the faux cargo is estimated at more than $2.2 million.

Are you angry? ‘Rage room’ at Philadelphia Flyers arena allows fans to smash stuff

Fans will be able to destroy items like guitars, televisions and dishware using a variety of tools - from baseball bats to hockey sticks.

NBA postpones Nets-Lakers media sessions in Shanghai amid furor over GM’s tweet

  Penn State player tweets ‘racist’ letter sent to teammate about ‘disgusting’ dreadlocks

NBA’s reaction to Morey tweet differs in English, Chinese

J. Lo, Shakira to perform at Super Bowl halftime show

In cryptic tweet, Antonio Brown appears to retire from NFL

AP source: NFL to meet with Antonio Brown accuser Monday

Bullied Tennessee fan with homemade ‘UT’ shirt offered 4-year scholarship

UT said the Vol Shop has received more than 50,000 T-shirt pre-orders for the design inspired by the boy's homemade version, with proceeds going to an anti-bullying organization.

Patriots’ Brown practices, status for Sunday’s game unclear

Patriots receiver Antonio Brown practiced with the team for the first time on Wednesday, a day after his former trainer filed a civil lawsuit in Florida accusing him of sexually assaulting her on three occasions.

Antonio Brown faces rape accusations by former trainer

Britney Taylor says Brown sexually assaulted her on three occasions, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in the Southern District of Florida.

19 Slams: Nadal stops Medvedev comeback bid to win US Open

Rafael Nadal held off a strong comeback bid to win his 19th Grand Slam title by edging Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 in a thrilling U.S. Open final that lasted nearly five hours Sunday.

Cut by Raiders, Brown becoming a Patriot on eve of opener

Antonio Brown agreed to terms with the New England Patriots hours after the Oakland Raiders cut him.

Bianca Andreescu beats Serena Williams in US Open final

Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu built a big lead and then held on to upset Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 in the U.S. Open final for her first Grand Slam title.

Serena turns ankle in US Open win; Djokovic quits his match

Serena Williams was in pain — "acceptable" pain, her coach called it — after rolling her right ankle during the second set of a U.S. Open victory.

15-year-old American Gauff’s US Open run ends against Osaka

Coco Gauff has generated all sorts of attention already by making it to the second week at Wimbledon in July and becoming the youngest woman to win two matches at Flushing Meadows since 1996.

Skaggs family ‘shocked’ over possible Angels link to death

The family of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs says it was startled to learn that a club employee "may" be part of the investigation into the 27-year-old's death from an accidental drug overdose.

Hall of Famer Jim Langer, of the Dolphins perfect season, dead at 71

The native Minnesotan was a first-year starter and played every offensive down for the NFL's only unbeaten, untied team that went 17-0.

Report: Patriots unlikely to visit the White House

Both sides told The New York Times they were unable to find a date that works for both of them. But the two sides say it has nothing to do with politics.

Lightning strike at Tour Championship causes 6 injuries

Six people were injured Saturday when lightning struck a 60-foot pine at the Tour Championship where they were taking cover from rain and showered them with debris, Atlanta police said.

Luck announces retirement following Colts loss to Bears

The Indianapolis Colts quarterback heard boos as he walked away from the field, then walked to the podium and made the surprise decision official. The oft-injured star is retiring at age 29.

Son charged in death of ex-NFL lineman Bennett, wife

The son of former NFL lineman Barry Bennett is accused of shooting Bennett and his wife multiple times, killing them, then driving out of state and boarding a flight to Mexico, according to criminal charges filed Friday.

Former Longhorns, NFL RB Benson dies in motorcycle accident

Benson's attorney, Sam Bassett, said Austin law enforcement told him that Benson was killed in the wreck Saturday night. Bassett said he did not have details of the accident.

Earnhardt Jr. takes weekend off after plane crash

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from broadcasting to be with his wife and daughter after the three were in a plane crash landing Thursday near Bristol Motor Speedway.

Police release video of Yankees GM being stopped at gunpoint

Cashman later praised police for their professionalism during the encounter, which happened on Aug. 9 as police responded to a report of a man with a gun inside a Jeep.

Fire extinguisher damaged after player’s tantrum creates clubhouse mess for Atlanta Braves

The damage occurred when Braves reliever Sean Newcomb kicked a garbage can in anger after giving up the winning run in the 10th inning of Saturday night's ugly 7-6 loss to the Marlins.

White Sox, Yankees to play at ‘Field of Dreams’ in 2020

The Chicago White Sox will play the New York Yankees next summer at the site in eastern Iowa where the movie "Field of Dreams" was filmed.

In video, Kaepernick says he’s ‘still ready’ to return

In a video posted Wednesday on social media, Colin Kaepernick is shown working out in a gym. He says in the video: “5 a.m. 5 days a week. For 3 years. Still Ready.”

Dolphins’ Hall of Fame linebacker Buoniconti dies at age 78

Buoniconti was bypassed in the NFL draft but went on to a 15-year career. He helped the Dolphins win back-to-back Super Bowls, including the 1972 team that finished 17-0.

Jill Ellis stepping down as women’s national team coach

Ellis will remain with the team for a World Cup victory tour, which kicks off Saturday with a match against Ireland at the Rose Bowl.

Egan Bernal wins Tour de France

Egan Bernal has become the first Colombian to win the Tour de France as the three-week race ended with the 21st and final stage on the Champs-Elysees.

Ex-Red Sox star David Ortiz out of hospital after shooting

Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is out of the hospital following three surgeries after being shot in the back at a bar in the Dominican Republic.

NFL won’t suspend Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill in case involving son

The league said Friday it has not been given access to information in the court proceedings, and a district attorney in June said an investigation was dropped because officials couldn't prove who injured the boy.

Pumpsie Green, 1st black player on Boston Red Sox, dies

Former Boston Red Sox infielder Elijah "Pumpsie" Green, the first black player on the last major league team to field one, has died. He was 85.

Djokovic edges Federer in 5 sets for 5th Wimbledon trophy

By barely emerging to win 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3) after nearly five tight, tense and terrific hours, Djokovic claimed his fifth championship at the All England Club and second in a row.

  Texas sheriff apologizes to Patriots player, defends deputy

Deputy Adam Watkins, who is white, ultimately was issued a verbal reprimand for how he conducted the stop, according to sheriff's Capt. Steve Holtz.

Jim Bouton, former pitcher, “Ball Four” author, dies at 80

Jim Bouton, the former New York Yankees pitcher who shocked and angered the conservative baseball world with the tell-all book "Ball Four," has died.

NYC to host ticker-tape parade for soccer champs Wednesday

It will be the city's first ticker-tape parade since the team's Women's World Cup win in 2015.

Coco Gauff loses at Wimbledon, while Williams wins again

The 15-year-old American who made news by beating Venus Williams last week lost in the fourth round.

US wins 4th World Cup title, 2nd in a row, beats Dutch 2-0

The United States won its record fourth Women’s World Cup title and second in a row, beating the Netherlands 2-0 Sunday night when Megan Rapinoe converted a penalty kick in the second half and Rose Lavelle added a goal.

Miami Dolphins player Kendrick Norton loses arm in crash

Norton played at the University of Miami and was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the seventh round in 2018. The Dolphins signed him in December.

US holds on to defeat England 2-1, advances to World Cup final

After a nerve wracking semifinal, the U.S. Women's national team will play in the World Cup Final.

Angels, MLB mourn Tyler Skaggs after pitcher dies in hotel room

Skaggs died Monday, when the 27-year-old pitcher was found unresponsive in his Texas hotel room. The scheduled series opener against the Rangers was postponed.

  Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs dies at age 27

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died Monday at the age of 27, stunning Major League Baseball and leading to the postponement of the team’s game against the Texas Rangers.

Megan Rapinoe accepts Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s invitation to tour House of Representatives

After the Yanks eliminated host nation France 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) invited Rapinoe and the women’s national team to tour the lower house anytime.

Dominican police arrest ‘mastermind’ in David Ortiz shooting

Police said Víctor Hugo Gómez was detained in the Caribbean country. No further details were immediately released.

US defeats France 2-1, advances to semis in World Cup

The U.S. advances in the tournament and will play England on July 2.

ESPN anchor Bob Ley retires after 40 years with network

Bob Ley tweeted that he's enjoying the "best of health" and that the decision to retire was "entirely" his own.

US defeats Spain 2-1 to advance to World Cup quarterfinals

The women's team eked out a win over a tough team from Spain to advance in the tournament.

  Italy’s Milan-Cortina wins vote to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Italy last hosted in Turin in 2006, and the Alpine ski resort Cortina previously hosted the Winter Games in 1956.

US defeats rival Sweden 2-0, finishes atop group

Already assured a spot in the round of 16 before the game, the United States finished atop its group and will head to Reims to face Spain on Monday. Sweden will play Canada in Paris.

Pelicans take Zion Williamson with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

The 6-foot-7, 285-pounder compiled a career worth of highlights into just one season, becoming the third freshman to be voted player of the year by The Associated Press.

Dominican AG: Ortiz shooting result of mistaken identity

Attorney General Jean Alain Rodríguez says the target was another man, dressed similarly to David Ortiz.

Police: 4 shot, 3 arrested at Raptors rally in Toronto

Gunfire broke out and a stampede ensued as fans celebrated at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, leaving four people shot and thousands fleeing less than a block from where the players and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat on stage.

Arch Madness: Blues win 1st Stanley Cup, beating Bruins 4-1

The St. Louis Blues have won the first Stanley Cup in franchise history.

Morgan has 5 goals as US routs Thailand 13-0

Ranked No. 1 in the world, the Americans had dropped only one match in their previous 38.

Paul Pierce admits he faked injury in 2008 Finals to go to the restroom

What once looked like an agonizing knee injury turned out to be agonizing discomfort in another part of his body.

Child hit by line drive at Astros game, Cubs batter breaks down sobbing

Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. hit a line drive in the fourth inning into the field-level stands down the third base line, where it hit the girl.

Bill Buckner, forever known for error in 1986 World Series, dies at 69

Bill Buckner, a star hitter who became known for making one of the most infamous plays in major league history, died Monday.

Raptors defeat Bucks 100-94 to advance to first NBA Finals

The Toronto Raptors overcame a 15-point deficit to win the series in six games and will host the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

Another female athlete slams testosterone rules, refuses medication

Margaret Wambui of Kenya, who won bronze in the 800 meters behind Caster Semenya at the 2016 Olympics, said she is affected by the new rules but won't take "any type of medication" to lower her natural testosterone.

Warriors beat Blazers 119-117 in OT for NBA Finals berth

The Golden State Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the fifth straight year with a 119-117 victory to sweep the Portland Trail Blazers.

New Orleans wins NBA draft lottery, right to pick No. 1

New Orleans has bucked the odds and won the NBA draft lottery, and now will have the first chance at choosing Zion Williamson next month.

Trump hosts winning Baylor women’s basketball team

The Lady Bears, who beat Notre Dame 82-81 earlier this month, were served fast food from Wendy's, McDonald's and Burger King in the State Dining Room — the same spread that other sports teams were served during their visits to the Trump White House.

Caleb Wilson wraps up NFL Draft as newest ‘Mr. Irrelevant’

Naturally, the later you go in the draft, the smaller your chances are of making the team.

Browns’ Denzel Ward gives $10K to alma mater Nordonia High School

The NFL player won the Division II state championship in 2014.