GENEVA (AP) — Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter says the arrest of soccer great Michel Platini as part of a French corruption probe lends weight to his version of how the United States lost the 2022 World Cup vote to Qatar. Blatter told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he has insisted for years that …

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Think the Los Angeles Lakers will add a third superstar alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis? Think again. While it was reasonable to wonder after the Lakers reportedly agreed to acquire Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday whether Los Angeles would turn its focus to signing a high-profile free agent, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski …

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The proverbial apple apparently does fall far from the tree sometimes. Former San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman bought his young son a Tom Brady jersey Sunday, despite his own enduring antipathy toward the New England Patriots and their legendary quarterback. Merriman used Twitter to share a photo of the occasion, which took place on …

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Regional Sports Network Honored for Best ‘Live Sports Event’ and ‘Daily/Weekly Sports Special’ Los Angeles – FOX Sports San Diego was recognized for outstanding regional sports coverage at the 45th Annual Pacific Southwest Emmy Awards this past Saturday, June 15 in Las Vegas. In total, FOX Sports San Diego received two Pacific Southwest Emmys – from seven nominations – for work airing in 2018. The two local Emmys awarded to the …

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Jose Berrios has been doing this, in a very literal sense, all year. From Game 1, when he outdueled Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Indians, to Game 71, an eight-inning gem against the Boston Red Sox. More Twins coverage Surprise ace Jake Odorizzi and even-more-surprising newcomer Martin Perez have made headlines for stabilizing the Minnesota …

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The Boston Celtics seem to be preparing for life without Kyrie Irving, but will that prompt them to make some nuclear moves on draft night? The 2019 NBA Draft is set to take place Thursday, and the C’s currently own three first-round picks: Nos. 14, 20 and 22. Boston reportedly does not plan to use …

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Tuesday offered the best update on David Ortiz since the Boston Red Sox legend was shot June 9 in the Dominican Republic. Ortiz’s condition has been upgraded to “good,” according to his wife, Tiffany Ortiz. Read her full statement below: As of Tuesday, 10 suspects had been arrested in the case surrounding Ortiz’s shooting. One …

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Al Horford reportedly is opting out of his contract with the Boston Celtics, but that isn’t necessarily an indication that he has his eyes set elsewhere. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday morning that Horford will forgo the final year of his deal with the C’s, which was set to pay him $30.1 million, and hit …

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BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — A year later, Argentina is again facing the prospect of an early elimination. After struggling in the group stage of the World Cup in Russia, Argentina also got off to a bad start at the Copa America in Brazil. And another setback on Wednesday against Paraguay will leave the team …

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Jacob Trouba’s decision against signing a long-term deal with the Winnipeg Jets was well-documented. Less so was his primary reason why. Trouba revealed that his fiancee’s aspirations to become a doctor played a role in his desire to play in the United States. On Monday, he was traded to the New York Rangers . On …

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