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The Latest: Abortion debate reaches Argentina team in Russia

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MOSCOW - The Latest at the World Cup, including the FIFA Congress vote for the 2026 hosting rights : 6:47 p.m. The issue of legalizing abortion in Argentina has reached the national team at the World Cup in Russia. Goalkeepers Wilfredo Caballero and Nahuel Guzman were asked about it at a news conference at Argentina's base in Bronnitsy as lawmakers in the South American country debate whether to allow abortions in the first 14 weeks of pregnancies.
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The Latest: Pizzi aims to replicate Chile style with Saudis

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MOSCOW - The Latest at the World Cup, including the FIFA Congress vote for the 2026 hosting rights : 6:05 p.m. Saudi Arabia coach Juan Antonio Pizzi says his team will try to play an all-action, possession-based style in the World Cup's opening game despite their outsider status. Pizzi was renowned for his emphasis on attack and constant pressure when winning the Copa America with Chile in 2016. But he's had just seven months with Saudi Arabia since he was appointed in November to prepare them for Thursday's opening game against Russia
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The Latest: Russia coach to dine with Olympics outcast Mutko

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MOSCOW - The Latest at the World Cup, including the FIFA Congress vote for the 2026 hosting rights : 5:17 p.m. Russia's coach is planning to dine with Olympics outcast Vitaly Mutko before the national team plays in the World Cup's opening match. Mutko is now deputy prime minister. He was banned from the Olympics for life in December after an International Olympic Committee investigation determined he had not done enough to stop the manipulation of drug-test samples as Russia's sports minister during the 2014 Winter Games.
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US to cohost 2026 World Cup with Canada, Mexico

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North America will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voters overwhelmingly opted for the financial and logistical certainty of a United States-led bid over a risky Moroccan proposal for the first 48-team tournament.
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US, Canada, Mexico win bid to host 2026 FIFA World Cup

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The soccer showpiece will return to the U.S. for the first time since 1994 after gaining 134 votes, while Morocco got 65 at the FIFA Congress in Moscow on Wednesday.
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Nigeria vs. Iceland: Pick your Super Eagles XI

Nigeria vs. Iceland: Pick your Super Eagles XI

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Meet the rookie selected by the Celtics in NBA draft

Meet the rookie selected by the Celtics in NBA draft

The Boston Celtics new pick could replace free agent Aron Baynes as a big man in the rotation behind Al Horford. Read more ...

World Cup VAR review: Neymar dive, Griezmann penalty & all the major...

World Cup VAR review: Neymar dive, Griezmann penalty & all the major incidents at Russia 2018

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Nuggets take Michael Porter Jr. with 14th pick

Nuggets take Michael Porter Jr. with 14th pick

DENVER - The Denver Nuggets have selected small forward Michael Porter Jr. out of Missouri with the 14th pick of the NBA draft. Read more ...

Hawks acquire point guard Trae Young in swap of top-5 picks

Hawks acquire point guard Trae Young in swap of top-5 picks

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks have added a new floor leader to their rebuilding effort by acquiring point guard Trae Young from the Dallas Mavericks in an exchange of NBA draft... Read more ...

Egypt to complain about match officials in World Cup loss

Egypt to complain about match officials in World Cup loss

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Kings select Duke's Marvin Bagley III with 2nd overall pick

Kings select Duke's Marvin Bagley III with 2nd overall pick

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento Kings have selected Duke forward Marvin Bagley III with the second overall pick in the draft. Read more ...

Brooklyn Nets select Dzanan Musa with 29th pick

Brooklyn Nets select Dzanan Musa with 29th pick

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Soto's 2-run double carries Nationals past Orioles 4-2

Soto's 2-run double carries Nationals past Orioles 4-2

WASHINGTON - Juan Soto hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the eighth inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 Thursday night in the deciding matchup... Read more ...

'Don't cry for me Argentina!' - Messi and Co. leave world in shock after...

'Don't cry for me Argentina!' - Messi and Co. leave world in shock after Croatia World Cup dismantling

Social media was abuzz after the South American side were humiliated in Nizhny Novgorod on Thursday Read more ...