U20 World Cup offers glory for teams, stardom for youngsters

SEOUL (AP) — When the FIFA Under-20 World Cup kicks off in South Korea on Saturday, some of the planet's most talented young players will be looking to emulate legends such as Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi and win the tournament MVP award.

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Baseball Capsules

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ryan Rua hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the fifth inning and the Texas Rangers stretched their MLB-best winning streak to nine games with an 8-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday.

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Cubs raise new flag to honor Jackie Robinson

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have raised a new flag in honor of Jackie Robinson on the 70th anniversary of his first game at Wrigley Field.

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Harden, James headline All-NBA first team

NEW YORK (AP) — Cleveland's LeBron James has been named to the All-NBA first team for a record-tying 11th time, and Houston's James Harden is the lone player to be a unanimous first-team selection this season.

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