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CORRECTS NAME - Retired New York Yankees star Hideki Matsui, centre, teaches young fans during a private Baseball Clinic in London, Thursday, June 27, 2019. The Yankees are hosting for approximately 100 youth in the London community in conjunction with the London Meteorites Baseball and Softball Club this private Baseball Clinic. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
June 27, 2019 - 3:28 pm
LONDON (AP) — An array of retired All-Stars and Hall of Famers conducted a youth clinic. Workers put final touches on new clubhouses, batting cages and bullpens. No ducks on the pond quite yet — not so soon after flying across it. Having landed in London, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox...
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Richarlison holds a ball during a training session of Brazil national soccer team in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Brazil will play against Paraguay for a Copa America quarter-final match on June 27.(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
June 27, 2019 - 12:21 pm
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Richarlison has been ruled out of Brazil's Copa America quarterfinal match against Paraguay because of mumps. The Brazilian soccer confederation says the rest of the squad will be vaccinated after Thursday's game at the Arena do Gremio in Porto Alegre. It did not comment...
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England players celebrate at the end of the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between England and Cameroon at the Stade du Hainaut stadium in Valenciennes, France, Sunday, June 23, 2019. England beat Cameroon 3-0. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
June 27, 2019 - 3:13 am
LE HAVRE, France (AP) — Facing his biggest match as a first-team manager, England's Phil Neville seemed remarkably relaxed with a day to go. Unlike the former Manchester United and England player's wife, Julie. "She worries like mad, prays, lights candles," he said. "She is struggling with the...
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Referee Melissa Borjas, center, consults with VAR after awarding a penalty to the Dutch team during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and Japan at the Roazhon Park, in Rennes, France, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Lieke Martens scored from the spot and the Netherlands won the match 2-1. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
June 26, 2019 - 2:40 pm
PARIS (AP) — Video review has created confusion and brought questions at the Women's World Cup. The Video Assistant Referee, or VAR, was integrated into the men's World Cup in Russia last year, leading to calls for it to also be used for the women's tournament in France. But it certainly hasn't...
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Cameroon's Ajara Nchout, left, and Cameroon head coach Alain Djeumfa react after a VAR decision that ruled out Cameroon's Ajara Nchout's goal for offside during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between England and Cameroon at the Stade du Hainaut stadium in Valenciennes, France, Sunday, June 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
June 26, 2019 - 1:37 pm
LE HAVRE, France (AP) — FIFA opened disciplinary proceedings Wednesday against Cameroon for players' conduct during the team's loss to England in the Women's World Cup. The team protested VAR decisions in a 3-0 loss to England on Sunday, twice delaying kickoff as they complained. The players looked...
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Netherlands' Lieke Martens, center, celebrates after scoring her side's second goal from the penalty spot during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and Japan at the Roazhon Park, in Rennes, France, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
June 26, 2019 - 12:32 pm
LE HAVRE, France (AP) — Even Netherlands forward Lineth Beerensteyn had to check that the number was right. "Oh my God — seven," she exclaimed. "That's a lot." Europe sure is dominating this Women's World Cup. The Netherlands made it a record seven European teams in the quarterfinals by knocking...
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Cameron players react after a VAR decision that ruled out Cameroon's Ajara Nchout's goal for offside during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between England and Cameroon at the Stade du Hainaut stadium in Valenciennes, France, Sunday, June 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
June 24, 2019 - 7:43 am
VALENCIENNES, France (AP) — After all the rage and rebellion in the stadium, England players received a far more convivial reception back at their hotel they shared with Cameroon. It came remarkably from Cameroon supporters who were far more graceful than some of their dissenting national team...
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United States' Rose Lavelle, right, is substituted by teammate Christen Press during the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between Sweden and the United States at Stade Océane, in Le Havre, France, Thursday, June 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 23, 2019 - 3:15 pm
REIMS, France (AP) — Spain coach Jorge Vilda says part of the challenge in facing the United States is making sure his players aren't intimidated by the defending Women's World Cup champions. Spain faces the top-ranked U.S. team Monday in Reims, marking the first time La Roja will appear in the...
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United States' Jessica Mcdonald, left, runs after the ball next to Chile's Carla Guerrero during the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between United States and Chile at Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 23, 2019 - 12:40 pm
PARIS (AP) — Jessica McDonald quickly was put in her place by Jeremiah , her 7-year-old son. "I tried to explain to him: 'Buddy, we're going to the World Cup,'" the American forward remembered. "And he's just like: 'OK, can I have a toy now?'" A 31-year-old forward, McDonald made her World Cup...
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Japan's Koji Miyoshi celebrates after scoring his sides' second goal against Uruguay during a Copa America Group C soccer match at the Arena Gremio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Thursday, June 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
June 23, 2019 - 7:58 am
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Copa America guest teams Japan and Qatar are still in contention as the last round of group stage matches begins, and some of their South American opponents aren't too pleased. Qatar and Japan, who met in the Asian Cup final in February, are in third place in their...
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