Obama honors NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers

WASHINGTON (AP) — You learn a lot about people when they're down, President Barack Obama declared Thursday, and he wasn't talking about an election. Obama saluted the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers for rallying from behind to defeat the Golden State Warriors and end a Cleveland pro sports title drought stretching back to 1964.

  • Written by KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press

Specter of politics hangs over US-Mexico match

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When the U.S. and Mexico meet in a World Cup qualifier Friday night, the rivals will play against a backdrop of amped-up political vitriol provoked by Donald Trump during his successful presidential campaign.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS