Portland Timbers down short-handed Columbus Crew 3-2

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Andy Polo's first goal in Major League Soccer put the Timbers in front before the end of the first half and Portland went on to defeat the Columbus Crew 3-2 on Wednesday night.

  • Written by By ANNE M. PETERSON , AP Sports Writer

Bird highlights US women's world cup roster

TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — Fresh off winning a third WNBA title, Sue Bird will try to help the U.S. win a third straight FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup.

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  • Written by By DOUG FEINBERG, AP Basketball Writer

Despite sexism claims, Riot Games lands Mastercard deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Esports giant Riot Games is adding its first global sponsor, even as the company behind League of Legends contends with backlash over claims it has fostered a sexist culture.


  • Written by By JAKE SEINER , AP Sports Writer

Slain golfer, suspect lived contrasting lives in Iowa city

AMES, Iowa (AP) — They had both recently turned 22 and were residing in the same Iowa college town, but their lives couldn't have been more different before allegedly intersecting in the most violent way.

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  • Written by By LUKE MEREDITH and RYAN J. FOLEY , Associated Press