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Soccer helps some young Hondurans to escape gangs

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — From where he sits on a dusty soccer pitch between the fetid Choluteca River and four-lane Armed Forces Boulevard, 11-year-old Maynor Ayala can see only two ways out of the gang-controlled slums of the capital: on a professional soccer team, or in a cheap coffin.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 May 2014

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World Cups to sound different in US in 2014, '18

NEW YORK (AP) — Gus Johnson recently bought a soccer warmup jacket, figuring he should look the part as he immerses himself in the sport.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 May 2014

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Klinsmann dances around Donovan questions

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Jurgen Klinsmann tried to dance around the questions: Why take unproven youngsters to the World Cup and leave Landon Donovan home?

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 May 2014

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Kurt Busch's Double bid highlights Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. is going to watch. So will Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart and Clint Bowyer. NASCAR's biggest names all plan to tune in to the Indianapolis 500 to watch Kurt Busch run the first leg in his attempt to complete The Double.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 May 2014

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Frazier's 3-run HR leads Reds over Cardinals 5-3

CINCINNATI (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals had plenty of chances to help Shelby Miller keep his streak intact. They came up empty and let one bad pitch end it.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 May 2014

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House hit hard as Indians fall to Orioles 8-4

BALTIMORE (AP) — T.J. House waited his entire life to start a game in the big leagues. When his chance finally arrived, the Cleveland Indians rookie had the misfortune of going up against one of the hottest-hitting teams in the major leagues.

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AP Source: Sterling surrendering Clippers control

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Sterling has agreed to surrender his stake in the Los Angeles Clippers to his estranged wife, and she is moving ahead with selling the team, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014

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California Chrome unfazed by opossum encounter

NEW YORK (AP) — California Chrome was unfazed by a chance encounter with an opossum that crossed the track at Belmont Park as the Triple Crown hopeful was ending his gallop.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014

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