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Major League Baseball roundup: Rays snap Astros' 12-game winning streak

Wilson Ramos produced an RBI single in the eighth inning, and the visiting Tampa Bay Rays snapped the Houston Astros' 12-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park. Read More


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Flared emotions and bean balls as Giants top Marlins

Buster Posey homered and then got involved in a beanball war that prompted the ejection of Miami starting pitcher Dan Straily and manager Don Mattingly, helping the San Francisco Giants to extract a small measure of revenge over the Marlins with a 6-3 victory Tuesday night in San Francisco. More »


Signs bad for Messi's last chance to emulate Maradona

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (Reuters) - Lionel Messi's 31st birthday this weekend is an ominous reminder Russia may be his last World Cup and final chance to emulate fellow Argentine great Diego Maradona in lifting the ultimate prize. More »


Iceland keeper Halldorsson swaps film-making for World Cup drama

GELENDZHIK, Russia (Reuters) - Iceland film maker-turned-goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson showcased his skill at creating drama in his side's 1-1 World Cup draw against Argentina, taking center stage as he saved a penalty from Lionel Messi in front of millions of TV viewers. More »


Tennis: Argentine Kicker gets six-year suspension for match-fixing

(Reuters) - Argentine tennis player Nicolas Kicker has been suspended for six years and fined $25,000 by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) after being found guilty of match-fixing and other offences. More »


Murray unsure about Wimbledon after comeback defeat

LONDON (Reuters) - Andy Murray was back at one of his favorite stomping grounds on Tuesday and while the resumption of his career ended in defeat by Nick Kyrgios, the Scot remained upbeat about his return from injury, if guarded about his Wimbledon participation. More »


No Wimbledon wildcard for Evans on return from ban

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's former top-50 player Dan Evans was left off Wimbledon's wildcard list on Wednesday following his recent return from a one-year ban for cocaine use. More »


Australia's five-time British Open champion Thomson dies

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Five-time British Open champion Peter Thomson died at his home in Melbourne on Wednesday after a four-year battle with Parkinson's disease, Golf Australia said. He was 88. More »


Colombia, weary but brave in defeat, still in with chance

SARANSK, Russia (Reuters) - Colombia arrived at the World Cup lauded as one the most attractive teams, spearheaded by the influential James Rodriguez and with expectations of going far in the tournament. More »


Big brands battle it out off the pitch at World Cup

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Soccer fans craving a Kit Kat, Snickers or Bounty snack at Russia's World Cup soccer stadiums need to do a bit of lateral thinking to get their chocolate fix. More »


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