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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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Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. becomes youngest player ever to homer in...

Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. becomes youngest player ever to homer in 5 straight games

The 20-year-old led off Atlanta's game against the Marlins at SunTrust Park by belting a line drive over the left field fence. Read more ...

Brock Holt's pinch-hit homer lifts Red Sox over Phillies 2-1

Brock Holt's pinch-hit homer lifts Red Sox over Phillies 2-1

PHILADELPHIA - Pinch-hitter Brock Holt hit a tiebreaking solo homer, Rick Porcello threw seven impressive innings and the major league-leading Boston Red Sox beat the... Read more ...

Davis, Jones, Beckham go deep as O's beat Mets 6-3

Davis, Jones, Beckham go deep as O's beat Mets 6-3

BALTIMORE - Chris Davis, Adam Jones and Tim Beckham each homered to back a strong performance by starter Andrew Cashner, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Mets 6-3 on... Read more ...

Rays get touted prospect from Pirates as PTBNL for Archer

Rays get touted prospect from Pirates as PTBNL for Archer

NEW YORK - The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired minor league pitcher Shane Baz from Pittsburgh as the player to be named in the July 31 trade that sent Chris Archer to the Pirates. Read more ...

Indians place Trevor Bauer on DL with stress fracture

Indians place Trevor Bauer on DL with stress fracture

CINCINNATI - The Cleveland Indians have placed right-hander Trevor Bauer on the 10-day disabled list with a small stress fracture in his right leg. Read more ...

Nationals place Madson on DL with back injury

Nationals place Madson on DL with back injury

ST. LOUIS - The Washington Nationals have placed reliever Ryan Madson on the 10-day disabled list with a back injury. Read more ...

Mariners' Cano returns from drug suspension, now playing 1B

Mariners' Cano returns from drug suspension, now playing 1B

OAKLAND, Calif. - Robinson Cano is back in the major leagues with the Seattle Mariners after serving an 80-game drug suspension. Read more ...

Oilers' Andrej Sekera out indefinitely after undergoing surgery to repair...

Oilers' Andrej Sekera out indefinitely after undergoing surgery to repair torn Achilles tendon

In the offseason, Andrej Sekera underwent surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon. The successful surgery will sideline the defenseman. Read more ...

Rams see silver linings as they wait for camp holdout Donald

Rams see silver linings as they wait for camp holdout Donald

IRVINE, Calif. - While Aaron Donald's second consecutive contract holdout drags deep into training camp, Todd Gurley and the rest of the Los Angeles Rams' offense have... Read more ...

Maryland must show true leadership in dealing with DJ Durkin after Jordan...

Maryland must show true leadership in dealing with DJ Durkin after Jordan McNair death

Maryland is set up to show true leadership as it pertains to DJ Durkin, Jordan McNair and the football team. It cannot fail in this regard again. Read more ...