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Messi's retirement from Argentina could hurt his legacy

Lionel Messi's surprising decision to stop playing for Argentina could damage his legacy with the national team and fans back home.

by TALES AZZONI

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Phelps seeks fitting Olympic do-over

OMAHA, Neb. - For anyone else, six medals would've been a marvelous way to exit the Olympic stage. Not so for Michael Phelps. When he looks back to the London Olympics, they sound like a total ...
By PAUL NEWBERRY

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Draft over, and now the Summer of Durant has arrived

MIAMI - Draft night belonged to Ben Simmons. The summer now belongs to Kevin Durant. With Simmons going No. 1 in the draft to Philadelphia and Brandon Ingram following one pick later to the ...
By TIM REYNOLDS

From indifference to uncertainty, Brexit talk hits Euro 2016

PARIS - Britain's momentous decision to leave the European Union was the talk of soccer's European Championship on Friday, with one leading Italian player even warning about an undermining "domino ...
By ROB HARRIS

Friday, June 24, 2016

LeBron out of Olympics, leaving Melo to chase history

NEW YORK - With LeBron James taking a pass, Carmelo Anthony alone will have a chance to become the most-decorated Olympian in men's basketball history.
By BRIAN MAHONEY

Maple Leafs' overhaul continues with 1st pick in draft

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Hiring coach Mike Babcock and general manager Lou Lamoriello last offseason was the Toronto Maple Leafs' first major step in their high-priced bid to restore relevance to one the ...
By JOHN WAWROW

Mariners drop six in a row, starter exits without a pitch

DETROIT - The Seattle Mariners were at a loss from the start Thursday. Pitcher Adrian Sampson exited with discomfort in his right elbow while warming up for the first inning and Seattle wound up ...

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Annual Midnight Sun Baseball Game called due to darkness

ANCHORAGE - A summertime sports tradition in the land of the midnight sun was foiled early Wednesday morning by an unlikely foe: darkness. The 111th annual Midnight Sun Baseball Game in Fairbanks, ...
By MARK THIESSEN

McIlroy opts out of Rio Olympics over Zika concerns

Golfer Rory McIlroy became one of the most high-profile sports stars to opt out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns about the Zika virus, saying Wednesday it is "a risk I am ...
By STEVE DOUGLAS

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Doping summit to tackle further measures ahead of Rio Games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - With a ban on Russia's track and field athletes already in place, Olympic leaders are looking at further anti-doping measures ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Games.
By STEPHEN WILSON

LeBron answers critics: No one can deny his greatness

The drought is over for Cleveland, and the debate is over as well. Best player in basketball? His name is LeBron James.
By TIM REYNOLDS

Cleveland celebrates as title drought ends

CLEVELAND - More tears. Only this time, tears of joy. Cleveland's championship drought, crossing 52 years, generations and noted by a long list of near misses, is over at last.
By TOM WITHERS

557 'violent supporters' arrested at Euro 2016

PARIS - A total of 557 "violent supporters" have been arrested so far at the European Championship, France's interior minister said Monday.

Yesterday's sports heroes seemed a lot more human

One of the more revealing stories that circulated after Muhammad Ali's death was a tale of him hanging out in a kitchen in some posh hotel when his handlers told him it was time to go meet the ...
By SHAWN WINDSOR

Monday, June 20, 2016

Fencing finds its star

In Ibtihaj Muhammad, fencing might have finally found an athlete whose story transcends the sport.
By LUKE MEREDITH

Shooting to end with duel for the gold

Shooting will have a different look at the Rio Olympics this summer.
By JOHN MARSHALL

Rugby looks like the path to Olympics for multi-sport Kelter

They share locker rooms, they sing together, sometimes even ride to the games on the same bus. It didn't take long for Alev Kelter to recognize rugby might be her best, and most enjoyable, path to ...
By EDDIE PELLS

Post 25 ices Chugiak from mound and plate

Post 25 showed they could win in any way they needed on Saturday, nicking Chugiak's Post 33 for two wins and putting Juneau's American Legion baseball team at 3-1 in league play on the season.
By KEVIN GULLUFSEN

Sports on TV for Monday, June 20

AUTO RACING 9 a.m., NBCSN - IndyCar, Kohler Grand Prix, at Elkhart Lake, Wis. 11 a.m., FS1 - NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series, Toyota/Save Mart 350, at Sonoma, Calif. 11:30 a.m., NBCSN - Indy Lights ...

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