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In this April 5, 2018 photo, The Phillie Phanatic reacts prior to the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Philadelphia. Kathy McVay says she was at Monday, June 18, Phillies game when the team’s mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, rolled out his hot dog launcher. McVay was sitting near home plate and all of a sudden she says a hot dog wrapped in duct tape struck her in the face. She left the game to get checked out at a hospital, and she says she has a small hematoma. The Phillies apologized to McVay Tuesday and the team has offered her tickets to any game. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
June 21, 2018 - 7:54 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It was a flying frankfurter and not a foul ball that left a baseball fan with a black eye in Philadelphia. Kathy McVay says she was at Monday night's Phillies game when the team's mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, rolled out his hot dog launcher. McVay was sitting near home plate...
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This photo shows 1978 employment application information for Dr. Richard Strauss, from Ohio State University’s personnel files reviewed by The Associated Press. Strauss, who died in 2005, and is now accused of sexual misconduct by former student athletes at the university, once said he acted as a team physician elsewhere. But most of the universities he listed as former employers won't say if they're reviewing either potential connections or whether concerns were raised about him. (Ohio State University via AP)
June 21, 2018 - 7:48 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A now-dead doctor accused of sexual misconduct by former student athletes at Ohio State University said he acted as a team physician at other universities, most of which won't say if they are reviewing those connections or whether any concerns were raised about him. Ohio State...
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Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter leaves a hotel in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he met Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin and talked about the Russia team's good start to the World Cup. (AP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov)
June 21, 2018 - 7:33 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Sepp Blatter came to Moscow and saw Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin, defying FIFA's wish that its suspended former president's visit to the World Cup would attract little attention. Blatter says he went to see Russia's president after watching Portugal's 1-0 win over Morocco in Moscow...
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Denmark's William Kvist lies on the pitch as Peru's Jefferson Farfan, right holds his hand as referee Bakary Gassama from Gambia, left, looks on during the group C match between Peru and Denmark at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
June 21, 2018 - 7:30 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Lasse Schone has come into the Denmark lineup for the World Cup game against Australia to replace injured midfielder William Kvist, who broke two ribs in his team's opening 1-0 win over Peru. The Australians retained...
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From left to right, Sergio Aguero, Lionel Messi and Nicolas Otamendi jog during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
June 21, 2018 - 6:54 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Lionel Messi is going to have a hard time keeping up with Cristiano Ronaldo at this year's World Cup. The Argentina great had a penalty kick saved during his team's tournament-opening 1-1 draw with Iceland. At 31, this could be Messi's last World Cup, and Thursday's match against...
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Russian fans take a selfie photo at the Neva River embankment after midnight in St. Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. The World Cup's taking place during the "white nights", when the sun barely sets and it never gets completely dark. Around the longest day of the year on Thursday, it begins to get a little darker in St. Petersburg around 11 p.m., reaching a kind of inky-blue twilight around 2 a.m. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
June 21, 2018 - 6:50 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — It was nearly midnight in St. Petersburg as fans headed back into the city from Russia's 3-1 win over Egypt, but the sky was still bright. The World Cup's taking place during the "white nights", when the sun barely sets and it never gets completely dark. It's...
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Germany's Toni Kroos, front exercises with teammates during a training session in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Germany will face Sweden on June 23 in the group F for the soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
June 21, 2018 - 6:07 am
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Sweden already took out the Netherlands and Italy just to reach the World Cup. At this point, why not knock out another high-profile team — and the pre-tournament favorite at that? That opportunity awaits Sweden on Saturday night when its faces defending champion Germany. A win...
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New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton reacts after hitting a walk-off two-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. The Yankees defeated the Mariners 7-5. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 21, 2018 - 5:19 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BIG ARMS IN THE BRONX With slugger Giancarlo Stanton heating up at the plate, the major league-leading Yankees (49-22) go for a three-game sweep of visiting Seattle. Luis Severino (10-2, 2.09 ERA) pitches for New York against lefty James Paxton (6...
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Spain head coach Fernando Hierro gestures as he speaks to his player Spain's Koke during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
June 21, 2018 - 4:51 am
KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Fernando Hierro had an abrupt answer to those asking questions about his tactics and strategies at the World Cup. "I'm the new coach. I'm the national coach," the former Real Madrid captain said. "You have to get used to that." No doubt about that. In just two matches in charge...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2015 file photo, Jarrod Lyle, of Australia, reacts after missing a putt on the 17th hole during the first round of the Zurich Classic PGA golf tournament in Avondale, La. Lyle's wife says the Australian golfer is struggling through a "really scary" period in his third battle with cancer. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)
June 21, 2018 - 3:28 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Jarrod Lyle's wife says the Australian golfer is struggling through a "really scary" period in his third battle with cancer. Lyle, 36, underwent a bone marrow transplant last December following a recurrence of acute myeloid leukemia. "It's been 190 days since Jarrod's...
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