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Major League Baseball notebook: Kershaw back with Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw was activated from the disabled list to start Saturday night's game against the New York Mets. Read More


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FIFA investigates Shaqiri and Xhaka celebrations

MOSCOW (Reuters) - FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Switzerland players Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka, looking into their goal celebrations during Friday's win over Serbia at the World Cup. More »


Golf: Squirrelly start for McIlroy prompts laughs at Travelers

(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy hit a squirrelly first shot at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut on Saturday -- but that was hardly surprising after the distraction he faced on the tee. More »


Golf: Flawless Casey cards 62 to take four-shot lead at Travelers

(Reuters) - Paul Casey matched his lowest score on the PGA Tour, an eight-under-par 62 for a four-stroke lead after the third round at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut on Saturday. More »


NHL notebook: Hurricanes, Flames swing five-player deal

(The online version of this story was corrected to say Carolina Hurricanes throughout) More »


Euphoric Germany to make more changes against South Korea

MOSCOW (Reuters) - World champions Germany's last-gasp victory over Sweden on Saturday unleashed a wave of euphoria among players and coaching staff but head coach Joachim Loew said changes would be needed for their final Group F game against South Korea. More »


Swede Durmaz subjected to race hate storm after Germany loss

SOCHI (Reuters) - Sweden substitute Jimmy Durmaz was subjected to a storm of racial hatred and threats on social media after giving away the free kick that led to Toni Kroos's late winner for Germany in their Group F World Cup clash on Saturday. More »


U.S. Open will factor maternity leave into seedings

The Flushing Meadows grand slam will update its seeding policy to take into account a player returning from a pregnancy, according to United States Tennis Association president Katrina Adams. More »


Lopetegui shadow hangs over Spain ahead of Morocco game

KRASNODAR (Reuters) - The shadow of the dramatic sacking of coach Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the World Cup still hung over Spain as they set off for their final Group B game against Morocco in Kaliningrad after midfielder Saul Niguez openly criticized the decision. More »


Millions gather as fireworks brighten St Petersburg's skies

ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - Soccer fans from all over the world were treated to a spectacular celebration in St Petersburg on Saturday as millions of people gathered in the city center for Scarlet Sails, the climactic event of the annual White Nights festival. More »


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