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Sep 19, 2018

Lionel Messi scores hat trick as Barcelona routs PSV Eindhoven

If the World Cup had given the impression that Lionel Messi was slipping down soccer's pecking order, the Argentine star made it clear he remains at the top of his game. Messi scored a record eighth Champions League hat trick on Tuesday in Barcelona's 4-0 ...

Sep 19, 2018

Rio to host 2019 Copa America final; Sao Paulo gets opener

South America's soccer confederation Conmebol has announced that the historic Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro will host the Copa America final next July. Conmebol also said Tuesday Sao Paulo FC's Morumbi stadium will host the opener on June 14. The semifinals will be played in ...

Sep 19, 2018

North, South Korea to bid for 2032 Summer Games

North and South Korea will bid jointly for the 2032 Olympics, they announced Wednesday, in an ambitious plan built on hopes of deepening a diplomatic thaw catalyzed by this year's Winter Games in the South. The idea, which would require an unprecedented level of cooperation ...

Judoka Saito, Tanimoto inducted into Hall of Fame

/ Sep 19, 2018

Judoka Saito, Tanimoto inducted into Hall of Fame

by Baku

Two-time Olympic gold medalists Hitoshi Saito and Ayumi Tanimoto were inducted into the International Judo Federation Hall of Fame on Tuesday ahead of the world championships which kick off on Thursday. Saito was inducted posthumously following his death at age 54 from bile duct cancer ...

Yankees delay Red Sox celebration

/ Sep 19, 2018

Yankees delay Red Sox celebration

Neil Walker and some teammates pulled into Yankee Stadium at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, only to turn right back around for home when New York announced a six-hour postponement. The Yankees needed a jolt to get through the long, soggy day. Aaron Judge provided the first ...

Yokozuna Kakuryu, Kisenosato fall in upsets

/ Sep 19, 2018

Yokozuna Kakuryu, Kisenosato fall in upsets

Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu suffered his first loss on Wednesday, as yokozuna Hakuho emerged as the sole leader with a perfect 11-0 record at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Yokozuna Kisenosato (8-3), who secured his first winning record in nine meets on Tuesday, also suffered an ...