Germany out of World Cup despite 4-2 win over Costa Rica

Germany out of World Cup despite 4-2 win over Costa Rica

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Back-to-back early exits at the WorldCup have Germany coach Hansi Flick wanting to go back to basics. The four-time champions were again eliminated from the group stage, four years after their embarrassing display as defending champions in Russia. Something has to change, Flick said after a 4-2 victory over Costa … Read more

Gaylord Perry, two-time Cy Young winner, dies at 84

Gaylord Perry, two-time Cy Young winner, dies at 84

GAFFNEY, SC (AP) — Baseball Hall of Famer and two-time Cy Young Award winner Gaylord Perry, a master of the spitball and telling stories about the pitch, died Thursday. He was 84. Perry died at his home in Gaffney at about 5 am Thursday, Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said. He did not provide additional … Read more

College Football Playoff expands to 12 teams in 2024 season

College Football Playoff expands to 12 teams in 2024 season

The College Football Playoff announced Thursday it will expand to a 12-team event starting in 2024, completing an 18-month process that was fraught with delays and disagreements. The announcement came a day after the Rose Bowl agreed to amend its contract for the 2024 and 2025 seasons, which was the last hurdle CFP officials needed … Read more

Pulisic goal advances US in World Cup with 1-0 win over Iran

Pulisic goal advances US in World Cup with 1-0 win over Iran

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Christian Pulisic kicked the ball, scored the goal and then crashed into the goalkeeper, a collision that sent the American star to the hospital and the United States into the second round of the World Cup. More than an hour later, he contacted his teammates by FaceTime to join the celebration. … Read more

Iran threatened World Cup players’ families ahead of US match

Iran threatened World Cup players' families ahead of US match

The Iranian government has reportedly threatened its national soccer team and the players’ families. The United States plays Iran on Tuesday at 2:00 pm ET on Fox in a must-win game for the Americans to advance. Iran would move on to the knockout stage with a win or a tie. Iran has been facing persistent … Read more

NFL free agent Odell Beckham Jr. taken off plane in Miami

NFL free agent Odell Beckham Jr. taken off plane in Miami

MIAMI (AP) — NFL free agent Odell Beckham Jr. was removed by police from an aircraft before takeoff at Miami International Airport after officials said he failed to respond to requests to buckle his seatbelt and appeared to be unconscious, police and airline officials said Sunday . “Fearing that Mr. Beckham was seriously ill, and … Read more

AP Top 25: Michigan up to No. 2 behind top-ranked Georgia

AP Top 25: Michigan up to No. 2 behind top-ranked Georgia

Michigan moved up to No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday, with TCU at No. 3 and Southern California at No. 4 behind top-ranked Georgia after four top-10 teams lost on the final day of regular-season games . The Bulldogs (12-0) are No. 1 for the eighth straight week and 11th time … Read more

Nebraska signs Matt Rhule to 8-year deal as football coach

Nebraska signs Matt Rhule to 8-year deal as football coach

After six straight losing seasons and more than 20 years removed from its 1990s heyday, Nebraska is turning to Matt Rhule to rebuild its football program and make it competitive in the Big Ten Conference. Rhule signed an eight-year contract to be the Cornhuskers’ next coach and will be introduced Monday at a news conference, … Read more

Avian flu outbreak wipes out 50M US birds, a record

Cage-free chickens are shown inside a facility at Hilliker's Ranch Fresh Eggs in Lakeside, California, April 19. Avian flu has wiped out 50.54 million birds in the United States this year, making it the country's deadliest outbreak in history.

Cage-free chickens are shown inside a facility at Hilliker’s Ranch Fresh Eggs in Lakeside, California, April 19. Avian flu has wiped out 50.54 million birds in the United States this year, making it the country’s deadliest outbreak in history. (Mike Blake, Reuters) Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes CHICAGO — Avian flu has wiped out 50.54 … Read more

US earns respect at World Cup, but wins remain elusive

US earns respect at World Cup, but wins remain elusive

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Respect achieved. Wins await. American players wanted more than a 0-0 draw with England on Friday night, likely the most-watched match of their lives. The US shut out a European opponent in the World Cup for the first time since 1950 yet left the tent-like stadium in the Arabian desert … Read more