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Croatia gears up to give heroes' welcome to World Cup team

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:01am

Fans are pouring in from throughout the country as Croatia gears up to give a heroes' welcome on Monday to the national team despite its loss to France in the World Cup final.

World Cup afterglow lifts up conflicted France

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:09am

World Cup, World Cup and more World Cup — that's all France is talking about.

Djokovic, Kerber, Williams each made a comeback at Wimbledon

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 12:24am

From champions Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber, to runner-up Serena Williams, this edition of Wimbledon was all about comebacks of various sorts.

With flags, song, pride, French celebrate unifying victory

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 11:33pm

It was a victory for all of France and the home crowd did it justice, pouring into Paris' Champs-Elysees Avenue by the tens of thousands to celebrate in an explosion of joy.

Dixon wins IndyCar race at Toronto for 3rd time

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 10:56pm

It was shaping up to be defending champion Josef Newgarden's day until he hit a wall and opened the way for Scott Dixon.

Lakers give LeBron a good show, make NBA Summer League semis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 9:59pm

The Los Angeles Lakers put on a good show for LeBron James.

Morgan Tuck scores 15, Sun beat Lynx 83-64

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 9:27pm

Morgan Tuck had 15 points on Sunday night and the Connecticut Sun pulled even in the WNBA standings with the Minnesota Lynx with an 83-64 win.

Sideline reporter hit by falling railing at new DC stadium

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 8:20pm

The inaugural match at D.C. United's new stadium was marred by a falling railing that hit a reporter shortly before the broadcast was to begin.

Robertson's NBA title ring, other items being auctioned

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 7:48pm

Oscar Robertson's 1971 NBA championship ring is among the basketball Hall of Famer's items being auctioned.

Grizzlies sign second-round pick Carter to multiyear deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 7:47pm

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed second-round pick Jevon Carter to a multiyear deal.

Vive la France! And a lot of other nations, too

Ronald Blum, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 7:35pm

Antoine Griezmann's father emigrated from Germany, and the France forward's mother is of Portuguese descent.

Singh tops Maggert in playoff at Senior Players Championship

Andrew Seligman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 7:03pm

Vijay Singh hit a perfect approach to set up the winning playoff birdie. His celebration as the ball rolled into the cup was nowhere near as spectacular.

Parker leads Sparks in 99-78 win over Aces

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 6:50pm

Candace Parker had a season-high 34 points and finished one assist shy of a triple double as the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Las Vegas Aces 99-78 on Sunday.

Deschamps joins Zagallo, Beckenbauer as champ player, coach

Ronald Blum, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 6:33pm

Didier Deschamps walked into the interview room in the bowels of Luzhniki Stadium and prepared to answer questions for the first time as coach of a World Cup champion.

Timbers extend unbeaten streak to 12 in 0-0 draw at LAFC

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 6:33pm

Jeff Attinella saved Carlos Vela's header in the 94th minute and the Portland Timbers played to a scoreless draw against Los Angeles FC on Sunday.

Suwannapura gets first LPGA Tour win at Marathon Classic

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 6:13pm

Thidapa Suwannapura's main focus going into the Marathon Classic was trying to put together four solid rounds that would help her keep her LPGA Tour card.

Tony Romo rallies to win celebrity golf tournament

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 5:57pm

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo rallied from four points back to win his first American Century Championship at Lake Tahoe on Sunday.

Griner scores 36, Mercury snap 3-game skid 101-82 over Fever

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 5:14pm

Brittney Griner had a season-high 36 points and grabbed 12 boards to help the Phoenix Mercury snap a three-game skid with a 101-82 win over the Indiana Fever on Sunday.

Formula E paves way for electric cars on and off racetrack

Terrin Waack, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 5:03pm

Unplug and go. Filling up a car is as simple as that, even if it's not gas flowing through the nozzle. Electricity is efficient.