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AP Sources: El Salvador president snubs visiting Biden envoy

MIAMI (AP) — El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele refused to meet with a visiting senior U.S. diplomat this week over what he sees as a pattern of slights from Democrats and the Biden administration, ...

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TOP STORY: SOC--CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ROUNDUP Chelsea wasted a two-goal lead against Roma before recovering to draw 3-3 in the Champions League on Wednesday, while Juven...

AP Interview: Cotto bids farewell to ring, embraces family

NEW YORK (AP) — The usually stoic Miguel Cotto gets emotional thinking about all the important family moments he missed in two decades as a boxer. Countless hours in the gym, training to become a four...

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NEW/DEVELOPING: SOC--WCUP-MISSING STARS Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo just made it. Gareth Bale, Edin Dzeko and Alexis Sanchez weren't as fortunate. While only...

Argentina heads for World Cup, but hurdles still lie ahead

Argentina was in trouble until the final round of South American qualifying for the World Cup, and needed Lionel Messi to seal his country's place at soccer's global showcase. Now co...

Argentina and Messi not getting any sympathy from Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) — With Argentina and Lionel Messi on the brink of missing the World Cup, they are not receiving any sympathy from Brazil. Five-time champion Brazil qualified six month...

Get out the calculators: Argentina may miss World Cup

Get out the calculators. It's number-crunching time for Argentina and six other South American countries still vying for places in next year's World Cup in Russia. Argentina is in da...

Argentina on brink of missing World Cup; Messi last's chance

Coach Jorge Sampaoli won't blame Lionel Messi for Argentina being on the brink of missing its first World Cup since 1970. Sampaoli says "one can't ask more of Messi." Maybe. But as M...

Brazi is in, Argentina still fighting for a World Cup spot

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil is in, and over the next week three more South American countries will join the five-time champions at the World Cup in Russia. The fifth-place team from...

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TOP STORIES: TEN--US OPEN NEW YORK — Rafael Nadal powered into the U.S. Open semifinals and kept alive the possibility for a matchup with Roger Federer, overwhelmin...

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TOP STORY: SOC--UEFA-PSG INVESTIGATION GENEVA — Paris Saint-Germain has paid a quick price for its record-breaking investments in star forwards Neymar and Kylian Mb...

Argentina's problem is simple: Despite Messi, it can't score

Despite having arguably the world's best player in Lionel Messi and a new attack-minded coach in Jorge Sampaoli, Argentina is on the verge of missing next year's World Cup with three qualifying matche...

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TOP STORY: TEN--US OPEN NEW YORK — Angelique Kerber became only the second defending U.S. Open champion in the professional era to lose in the first round, a surpri...

Top Billing in South America: Argentina vs. Uruguay

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Lionel Messi is back for Argentina. And Luis Suarez is expected to return for Uruguay. The two Barcelona teammates should be the focus on Thursday in South Amer...

Pint by pint, a hoppy revolution is brewing in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — A new generation of craft beer brewers has begun sprouting in the vodka capital of the world. Breweries have opened in Russia in recent years in cities like Moscow and ...