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  • Hamilton homecoming: 2010 AL MVP back in Texas on home team

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton took the turn on Ballpark Way driving toward the Texas Rangers’ stadium, and felt right at home. A month and a day after being re-acquired by the Rangers, Hamilton…

  • FIFA probe shines light on middle-man sports marketing firms

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department’s targeting of FIFA, soccer’s global governing body, has put a spotlight on the powerful role that marketing firms play in the global sports arena. Such firms act…

  • Chisox beat Orioles in doubleheader opener caused by riots

    BALTIMORE (AP) — With the Chicago White Sox forced to play a doubleheader that wasn’t originally on the schedule, Chris Sale had one modest goal: eat up innings and spare the bullpen. The left-hander did…

  • 9 likely challengers await American Pharoah in Belmont

    Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah figures to have nine challengers when he runs in the Belmont Stakes next week, trying to become the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years. Seven of his…

  • THE LATEST: FIFA scandal has big implications in Brazil

    ZURICH (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments: 10:31 p.m. (2031 GMT, 4:31 p.m. EDT) The FIFA corruption scandal is having wide-ranging implications in soccer-loving Brazil. The country’s justice minister, Jose Eduardo Cardozo, has asked…

  • Jets release backup QB Matt Simms

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have released quarterback Matt Simms, who backed up starter Geno Smith the past two seasons. Simms became expendable when the Jets drafted Baylor’s Bryce Petty in…

  • Artic North takes Belmont Park feature

    NEW YORK (AP) — Artic North rallied up the rail to beat Global Strike by a half-length Thursday in the $80,000 allowance feature on the turf at Belmont Park. Irad Ortiz Jr. guided the 2-1…

  • South Africa’s 2010 World Cup bid implicated in corruption probe

    STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — The allegations of corruption in international soccer are casting a new light on the decision to make South Africa the host of the continent’s first World Cup five years ago.…

  • FRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: Federer faces unheralded Dzumhur

    PARIS (AP) — Roger Federer goes up against an opponent he has never played before in Friday’s French Open third round: 88th-ranked Damir Dzumhur. Federer’s been in this position many times and has faced hundreds…

  • French Open at a glance

    PARIS (AP) — A look at the French Open on Thursday: Weather: Partly cloudy. High of 68 degrees (20 Celsius). Men’s seeded winners: No. 1 Novak Djokovic, No. 3 Andy Murray, No. 5 Kei Nishikori…

  • When popping the question to @POTUS, anything goes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Give people a chance to pop a question to POTUS, and they’ll take the invitation and run with it. President Barack Obama took to Twitter on Thursday for his first Q-and-A since…

  • Blue Jackets sign Goloubef to 2-year contract extension

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Cody Goloubef to a two-year contract extension through the 2016-17 season, locking him up before he could become an unrestricted free agent on July…

  • The Latest: 9 seeded players go out on French Open day 5

    PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open: ___ 9:55 p.m. Nine more seeded players have been sent packing on Day 5 at the French Open. Five of them were in the men’s draw…

  • New French Open challenges await Williams, Djokovic, Murray

    PARIS (AP) — For Serena Williams, it was a bad right elbow that led to some shaky serving and a dropped set. For Novak Djokovic, first it was a balky right hip that needed treatment…

  • Lineman who survived heatstroke sues school to rejoin team

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A former Towson University football player, who suffered a near fatal heatstroke two years ago, has sued the university after being told he wouldn’t be able to rejoin the team. According…