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Messi birthday overshadowed by Argentina's World Cup crisis

Debora Rey, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 12:36pm

In any other context, the gesture would have gone unnoticed: Lionel Messi received birthday greetings from Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli.

The Latest: Hunter-Reay trying to close in on Newgarden

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 12:36pm

The Latest on the IndyCar race at Road America (all times local):

Switzerland awaits FIFA judgment on 'provocative' gestures

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 12:12pm

Despite goal celebrations seen as inflaming political tensions with Serbia, the head of Switzerland's soccer federation said Sunday he doesn't expect FIFA to suspend his players.

Kvitova beats Rybarikova to retain Birmingham title

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 12:06pm

Petra Kvitova fought back from a set down to beat Magdalena Rybarikova and retain her grass-court Birmingham Classic title on Sunday as the Czech player continued her impressive form ahead of Wimbledon.

World of Outlaws driver Jason Johnson dies after crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 12:05pm

Sprint car driver Jason Johnson has died following a crash at Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin, race officials said Sunday. He was 41.

Iran coach lambasts World Cup use of video on close calls

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 11:58am

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz lambasted what he said is the overuse of video review at the World Cup to overturn close and debatable calls instead of being limited to only correcting obvious mistakes.

England scores 6 but falls well short of World Cup record

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 11:56am

England's 6-1 rout of Panama is the biggest winning margin at this year's World Cup. However, it falls well short of the tournament record.

With luck, Kane joins England's great World Cup strikers

Gerald Imray, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 11:54am

Harry Kane now has a permanent souvenir from the World Cup.

Honda goal gives Japan a 2-2 draw with Senegal at World Cup

Karel Janicek, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 11:52am

Senegal twice took the lead. Japan tied it up both times.