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West welcomes Austin FC; Sounders among top teams

AUSTIN FC 2020 Record: Expansion team for 2021 Coach: Josh Wolff New Faces: F Cecilio Rodriguez, MF Alex Ring, MF Tomás Pochettino ...

Israel to accept foreign tourists after year-long break

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Tuesday said it will reopen the country to vaccinated foreign tourists in May, more than a year after closing its borders to most international visitors due to the coronavir...

Canary Islands hotel offers shelter to migrants in need

PUERTO RICO DE GRAN CANARIA, Spain (AP) — When hotel director Calvin Lucock and restaurant owner Unn Tove Saetran said goodbye to one of the last groups of migrants staying in one of the seaside resor...

Thailand sees record new infections ahead of major festival

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Thailand reported 985 new coronavirus cases on Monday, its highest daily increase since the start of the pandemic, and health officials said they were worried the number of ne...

Matsuyama becomes first Japanese in Masters green jacket

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama delivered golf-mad Japan the grandest and greenest prize of all. Ten years after Matsuyama made a sterling debut as the best amateur at Augusta N...

Bayern, Liverpool needing comebacks to reach CL semifinals

LONDON (AP) — The Champions League talking points ahead of the second-leg matches in the quarterfinals: TUESDAY: PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN VS. BAYERN MUNICH (3-2) ...

A masterpiece from Hideki Matsuyama to take Masters lead

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama showed he could handle Augusta National when he first showed up as a 19-year-old amateur. Ten years later, the Japanese star put himself on the cusp of a green jac...

Thailand faces growing outbreak ahead of New Year travel

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities struggled to contain a growing coronavirus outbreak just days before the country’s traditional Songkran New Year’s holiday, when millions of people tr...

Nevada justices strike down deadline in death penalty case

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court struck down a deadline Friday that a district judge set later this month for a Salvadoran immigrant’s lawyers to file a motion claiming he’s intellectually d...

Virus knocks 80% off Atlantic City casino profits in 2020

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak sent profits plunging at Atlantic City's casinos by more than 80% last year, according to figures released Friday by New Jersey gambling regulators....

The Latest: Jays eye Buffalo; affiliate shifts to New Jersey

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The possibility of the Toronto Blue Jays playing games this season in Buffalo,...

France advises vaccine mixing for some, amid clotting fears

PARIS (AP) — French health officials said Friday that people under 55 who received a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine should get other vaccines for their second shot because of an extremely rare ...

Thailand faces growing outbreak ahead of New Year travel

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities were struggling Friday to contain a growing coronavirus outbreak just days before the country's traditional Songkran New Year’s holiday, when millions of people travel ...

Thursday's Sports In Brief

GOLF AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Seven holes into the Masters, Justin Rose was 2-over par and in no position to panic. He knew Augusta National in April was no picnic compared with the last ...

Angels win 7-5 in home opener for Florida-based Blue Jays

Dunedin, Fla. (AP) — David Fletcher had a two-run single in the 11th inning. and the Los Angeles Angels beat Toronto 7-5 on Thursday night in the first regular season game played at the Blue Jays' spr...