Neymar to start in unchanged Brazil team to face Costa Rica
Neymar to start in unchanged Brazil team to face Costa Rica

Neymar will start for Brazil in an unchanged lineup against Costa Rica on Friday at the World Cup.

Paul Casey shoots 62 to take 4-shot lead in Travelers
Paul Casey shoots 62 to take 4-shot lead in Travelers

Paul Casey shot an 8-under 62 to take a four-stroke lead into the final round of the Travelers Championship.

No. 1 Sun: Phoenix takes Ayton; Trae Young, Doncic swapped
No. 1 Sun: Phoenix takes Ayton; Trae Young, Doncic swapped

It could be a big night for big men in the NBA draft.

Hurricanes get Hamilton in 5-player trade with Flames
Hurricanes get Hamilton in 5-player trade with Flames

The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired defenseman Dougie Hamilton as part of a blockbuster trade with the Calgary Flames at the NHL draft.

Houlihan beats Simpson for USATF title in 1,500 meters
Houlihan beats Simpson for USATF title in 1,500 meters

Shelby Houlihan stormed past Jenny Simpson to win the women's 1,500 meters at the USATF national outdoor championships in Des Moines.

Toledo takes Champions lead; home star Stricker drops back
Toledo takes Champions lead; home star Stricker drops back

Esteban Toledo birdied four of the last six holes for a 6-under 66 and the second-round lead in the American Family Insurance Championship.

The Latest: England-Panama game could decide World Cup group
The Latest: England-Panama game could decide World Cup group

Thiago Silva is upset with teammate Neymar for shouting at him during Brazil's tense 2-0 win over Costa Rica.

Mexico's 2-1 victory over South Korea silences critics
Mexico's 2-1 victory over South Korea silences critics

Carlos Vela and Javier Hernandez scored a goal each to move Mexico closer to a spot in the round of 16 by beating South Korea 2-1 at the World Cup.

Kershaw set for return amid shaky forecast at Citi Field
Kershaw set for return amid shaky forecast at Citi Field

Clayton Kershaw has been activated from the disabled list and is set to pitch despite a shaky forecast at Citi Field.

IndyCar rookie Robert Wickens returns to Road America
IndyCar rookie Robert Wickens returns to Road America

Robert Wickens is returning to Road America with a full-time ride a year after taking his first IndyCar spin as a practice driver.

Russian forward Ilya Kovalchuk returns to NHL with LA Kings
Russian forward Ilya Kovalchuk returns to NHL with LA Kings

Russian forward Ilya Kovalchuk has agreed to return to the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings.

Kroos scores late to give Germany 2-1 win over Sweden
Kroos scores late to give Germany 2-1 win over Sweden

Toni Kroos scored in the fifth minute of stoppage time from outside the penalty area and 10-man Germany rallied to beat Sweden 2-1 to stay alive at the World Cup.

Serena Williams: Young boys need domestic abuse education
Serena Williams: Young boys need domestic abuse education

Serena Williams says young boys, and girls, need to educated about the dangers of domestic abuse.

Saudi minister tweets barb at UEFA chief in TV rights row
Saudi minister tweets barb at UEFA chief in TV rights row

Saudi Arabia's sports minister has criticized the president of European soccer on Twitter in an escalating dispute over Qatar-owned sports broadcasting rights.

Salary cap set at $79.5 million for 2018-19 NHL season
Salary cap set at $79.5 million for 2018-19 NHL season

General managers looking to make moves at the NHL draft found out the salary cap for next season will be $79.5 million, an increase of $4.5 million from last year.

Porcello allows 1 hit through 7; Red Sox beat Twins 9-2
Porcello allows 1 hit through 7; Red Sox beat Twins 9-2

Rick Porcello allows one hit; Red Sox avoid sweep by beating Minnesota 9-2.

Indians reliever Miller won't throw off mound for 10 days
Indians reliever Miller won't throw off mound for 10 days

Cleveland Indians left-hander Andrew Miller won't throw off a mound for 10 days and the team says there's no timetable for when its ace reliever will return while he continues to deal with a sore right knee.

Marlins' Straily suspended 5 games, Mattingly for 1 game
Marlins' Straily suspended 5 games, Mattingly for 1 game

Miami pitcher Dan Straily has been suspended for five games for intentionally throwing a pitch at San Francisco's Buster Posey on Tuesday night while warnings were in place for both teams.

Islanders hire Trotz as coach fresh off winning Stanley Cup
Islanders hire Trotz as coach fresh off winning Stanley Cup

The New York Islanders have hired Barry Trotz as their new head coach.

In scandal's wake, USA Gymnastics elects new directors
In scandal's wake, USA Gymnastics elects new directors

Plagued recently by a sexual abuse scandal involving sports doctor Larry Nassar, USA Gymnastics has elected a new Board of Directors.

Jets' Robby Anderson gets probation in Florida traffic case
Jets' Robby Anderson gets probation in Florida traffic case

New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson gets six months of probation following a January arrest in Florida where authorities initially said he tried to speed away from police.

Salah, Neymar, Messi, messy, messy: World Cup stars stifled
Salah, Neymar, Messi, messy, messy: World Cup stars stifled

Nagging injuries, heavy marking from opponents and some simply uninspired play have some of the biggest names at the World Cup off to a shaky start.

APNewsBreak: Schools mum on ties to doc in sex abuse inquiry
APNewsBreak: Schools mum on ties to doc in sex abuse inquiry

APNewsBreak: Schools where late doctor claimed ties are mum on any connections as Ohio State investigates sex abuse claim.

Michigan State president apologizes for 'kickback' comments
Michigan State president apologizes for 'kickback' comments

Michigan State University's interim president is apologizing for emails in which he said a victim of former campus sports doctor Larry Nassar probably received a "kickback" from her plaintiff's lawyer.

Who's in and who's out at the World Cup
Who's in and who's out at the World Cup

A look at who's in and who's out at the World Cup after a second straight day that ended with a comeback win in stoppage time.

The Latest: Argentina collapses vs. Croatia, could go home
The Latest: Argentina collapses vs. Croatia, could go home

Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he met Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin and talked about the Russia team's good start to the World Cup.

Who's in and who's out at the World Cup
Who's in and who's out at the World Cup

A look at who's in and who's out at the World Cup after Thursday's matches.

Belgium, team of tomorrow, hopes to finally win now
Belgium, team of tomorrow, hopes to finally win now

A polyglot of 11 million known for waffles, chocolate and beer, Belgium hopes to win a major title for the first time in its 114-year soccer history.

Iceland, Mexico, England vie for US World Cup support
Iceland, Mexico, England vie for US World Cup support

With no American team at the World Cup, Iceland's prime minister vies for US support, Landon Donovan pushes for Mexico and James Corden for England.

Serbs angrier at World Cup ref than at nationalist gestures
Serbs angrier at World Cup ref than at nationalist gestures

Serbs appeared angrier Saturday at the referee who oversaw their 2-1 World Cup defeat than at two Swiss players who provocatively flashed Albanian nationalist gestures after scoring.

Mexican soccer fans and pride marchers mingle in celebration
Mexican soccer fans and pride marchers mingle in celebration

Soccer fans have converged on Mexico's Angel of Independence to celebrate the national team's second win in the World Cup.

Belgium looks best yet at World Cup in 5-2 rout of Tunisia
Belgium looks best yet at World Cup in 5-2 rout of Tunisia

Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard scored two goals each in a dominant Belgium display, leading their team over Tunisia 5-2 in the highest scoring game of the World Cup.

Zach Johnson holds early lead at Travelers Championship
Zach Johnson holds early lead at Travelers Championship

Zack Johnson has shot a first-round 63 to take an early lead at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut.

On a roll in Russia, Mexico begs World Cup fans to behave
On a roll in Russia, Mexico begs World Cup fans to behave

Mexico's biggest worry at the World Cup may be its fans instead of its next opponent, struggling South Korea.

Switzerland, Serbia coaches don't want to talk about Kosovo
Switzerland, Serbia coaches don't want to talk about Kosovo

The coaches of Serbia and Switzerland only want to talk about football, not Kosovo.

Bowlsby: 3 new bowl games in 2020 does not mean more bowls
Bowlsby: 3 new bowl games in 2020 does not mean more bowls

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says the NCAA approving three new bowls to being play in 2020 does not guarantee the total number of postseason games will grow.

Kickoff: Tiny Panama stands in way of England advancing
Kickoff: Tiny Panama stands in way of England advancing

For an England team that came to the World Cup with reduced expectations, things are setting up nicely.

Mbappe sends France into 2nd round with 1-0 win over Peru
Mbappe sends France into 2nd round with 1-0 win over Peru

Kylian Mbappe scores in 1st half, France holds on to beat Peru 1-0 and advance to the second round at the World Cup.

Federer edges Paire to advance in Halle
Federer edges Paire to advance in Halle

Defending champion Roger Federer survived two match points against Benoit Paire to reach the quarterfinals of the Gerry Weber Open with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 win on Thursday.

FIFA criticism adds to Morocco hat-trick of World Cup losses
FIFA criticism adds to Morocco hat-trick of World Cup losses

At its first World Cup in 20 years, Morocco has a horrible set of results to show for efforts on and off the field.

Colombia captain wants World Cup team to use past resolve
Colombia captain wants World Cup team to use past resolve

Radamel Falcao wants Colombia to draw on its past mental strengths in the qualifiers to save its World Cup in Russia.

Australia gets crucial 1-1 draw with Denmark at World Cup
Australia gets crucial 1-1 draw with Denmark at World Cup

Mile Jedinak's penalty kick gave Australia a 1-1 draw against Denmark and new life at the World Cup.

UConn: Ollie fired for impermissible contact, workouts
UConn: Ollie fired for impermissible contact, workouts

UConn says it fired coach Kevin Ollie after finding NCAA violations, including improper workouts and improper contact with recruits by Ollie and former UConn star Ray Allen.

AP source: Thunder's Anthony to opt in, take $28 million
AP source: Thunder's Anthony to opt in, take $28 million

AP Source: Thunder F Anthony to opt in, take $28 million.

Bowlsby: 3 new bowl games in 2020 does not mean more bowls
Bowlsby: 3 new bowl games in 2020 does not mean more bowls

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says the NCAA approving three new bowls to being play in 2020 does not guarantee the total number of postseason games will grow.

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