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In this image released by the Dutch Defense Ministry on Thursday Oct. 4, 2018, trash belonging to four Russian officers of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, GRU, is seen next to their car facing the OPCW building on April 13, 2018. The trash was taken not left in their hotel, common practice to avoid leaving finger prints and or DNA, according to the Dutch Defense Ministry. The officers were expelled from the Netherlands for allegedly trying to hack into the chemical watchdog OPCW's network. The Dutch defense minister on Thursday Oct. 4, 2018, accused Russia's military intelligence unit of attempted cybercrimes targeting the U.N. chemical weapons watchdog and the investigation into the 2014 Malaysian Airlines crash over Ukraine. (Dutch Defense Ministry via AP)
October 04, 2018 - 9:08 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on a new wave of global cyberattacks blamed on Russia (all times local): 9:50 p.m. A top Russian diplomat is warning the U.S. that its allegations of cybercrimes by the Russian intelligence could dangerously escalate tensions between the nuclear superpowers. Deputy Foreign...
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President Donald Trump makes his second visit to Minnesota, with a rally on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Rochester, Minn. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)
October 04, 2018 - 8:23 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump campaigning in Minnesota (all times local): 9 p.m. President Donald Trump is taking credit for pushing Canada to allow Canadian ads to be shown during Super Bowl broadcasts as part of the negotiations over the revamped trade agreement among...
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Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo drives his car as he leaves after completing a training session at the Juventus center in Turin, Italy, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Lawyers for a Nevada woman who has accused Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her say a psychiatrist determined she suffers post-traumatic stress and depression because of the alleged 2009 attack in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
October 04, 2018 - 4:27 pm
LONDON (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo faced growing heat Thursday from sponsors over a rape allegation in the United States after Nike and video game maker EA Sports expressed concern about the conduct of the soccer superstar, who has denied the accusations. The five-time world player of the year, who...
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October 04, 2018 - 11:09 am
MIAMI (AP) — Three Cuban prospects, including top international free-agent Victor Victor Mesa, will try out for major league scouts on Friday at Marlins Park. Also participating will be Mesa's brother, Victor Mesa Jr., and pitcher Sandy Gaston. All teams are invited to attend. The Mesas, both...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, United States' Crystal Dunn, right, prepares to strike the ball during the second half of an international friendly soccer match in Carson, Calif. Dunn is pragmatic about her shifting roles: Whatever helps get the U.S. women’s national team to next year’s World Cup in France is fine with her. Dunn plays midfielder for the North Carolina Courage, which just won the National Women’s Soccer League championship after a record breaking season. On Thursday, she moves to defense when national team opens the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying tournament with a match against Mexico in Cary, N.C. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
October 04, 2018 - 5:13 am
LONDON (AP) — Male sports fans make up more than half of the group of people with an interest in women's sports, according to a report published Thursday by analysts Nielsen Sports. The report found that 84 percent of general sports fans in eight key markets around the world, including the United...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell fields a ground ball by Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon during the fifth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Washington. Rendon was out at first. Russell has accepted a 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the ban in a statement Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Russell’s unpaid suspension includes the 11 regular-season games he missed after being placed on administrative leave Sept. 21. Russell will be eligible to return on May 3 against St. Louis, barring any postponements. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
October 03, 2018 - 6:39 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs infielder Addison Russell accepted a 40-game suspension Wednesday for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy after a series of allegations made by his ex-wife. Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the ban and said MLB had completed its investigation...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) is escorted by an official off the ice after he checked St. Louis Blues center Oskar Sundqvist, on ice at back center, during the second period of an NHL preseason hockey game, in Washington. Wilson has been suspended 20 games by the NHL for a blindside hit to the head of an opponent during a preseason game. Wilson's punishment was announced Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, just hours before the reigning Stanley Cup champion Capitals were to raise their banner and open their title defense by hosting the Boston Bruins to begin the regular season. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
October 03, 2018 - 3:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson was suspended 20 games by the NHL on Wednesday for a blindside hit to the head of an opponent during the preseason. Wilson's punishment was announced just hours before the reigning Stanley Cup champion Capitals were to raise a banner and open...
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Seattle Hockey Partners David Bonderman, left, and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan talk to the media as they leave a meeting at National Hockey League headquarters, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in New York. Members of Seattle's potential ownership group and Mayor Durkan presented their case to the Board of Governors' executive committee at the league office. If the executive committee moves the process forward, the board could vote as soon as December to award the NHL's 32nd franchise to Seattle. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
October 02, 2018 - 9:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL is moving forward with plans to expand to Seattle. Commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday the Board of Governors' executive committee recommended proceeding with Seattle's expansion application, with an eye on voting to approve the league's 32nd franchise in December. The...
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October 02, 2018 - 6:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Big time college basketball was cast at the opening of a criminal trial Tuesday as a corrupt enterprise where major schools and their heralded coaches rely on athletic gear giants to do their dirty work, paying cash to struggling families of top-tier high school athletes to guide...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor is seen in the dugout during the third inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, in Detroit. The Minnesota Twins fired Paul Molitor on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, one season after he won the American League Manager of the Year award. Molitor has been offered another position within the organization. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
October 02, 2018 - 4:54 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins fired Paul Molitor on Tuesday, one season after he won the American League Manager of the Year award, in pursuit of more productive development by their younger players. "This wasn't about our record this year. This is about what we think is best as we...
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