Argentina beaten 3-0 at World Cup, Croatia advances

Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after the third goal of Croatia during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Croatia won 3-0. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Lionel Messi’s frustrating international career may be coming to an early and anti-climactic finish after Argentina’s worst loss in World Cup group play in 60 years.

Yankees finish off sweep of Mariners with 4-3 victory

New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman (54) celebrates with catcher Austin Romine (28) after Chapman got the save after the Yankees defeated the Seattle Mariners 4-3 in a baseball game Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge and Miguel Andujar hit two-run homers off James Paxton in the first inning that sent the New York Yankees over the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Thursday for a three-game sweep.

Utah Jazz select Grayson Allen with 21st pick

Duke's Grayson Allen, right, poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after he was picked 21st overall by the Utah Jazz during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A reputation as a dirty player followed Grayson Allen throughout his career at Duke. Allen is hoping he can carve out a new identity with the Utah Jazz.

Orji sets meet record in the triple jump at USATF

Tori Franklin leaps during the women's triple jump at the U.S. Championships athletics meet Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Keturah Orji set a meet record in the triple jump with a leap of 47 feet, 10 1/2 inches, highlighting the opening session Thursday at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships.

Jon Lester wins 5th straight, Cubs beat Dodgers 4-0

Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras tags out Los Angeles Dodgers' Chris Taylor at home off a throw from right fielder Jason Heyward, to end the top half of the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester won his fifth straight start, Javier Baez backed him with three hits and two runs, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 on Wednesday.

No. 1 pick Wilson adjusting to life in the WNBA

FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Las Vegas Aces forward A'ja Wilson (22) battles Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas, left, and guard Courtney Williams for a rebound in the first half of a WNBA basketball game in Uncasville, Conn. Wilson, the WNBA's No. 1 pick, is doing what she can for Las Vegas this season in averaging 20 points and seven rebounds this season. Still, the losses keep mounting, something the McDonald's All-American in high school, national champion at South Carolina and consensus college player of the year this past season is not accustomed to. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Despite the impressive numbers A’ja Wilson has put up to start her WNBA career, the No. 1 pick in the draft admits she still has a lot to learn. Especially how to deal with losing.

USATF meet to highlight American track season

FILE - At left, in an April 28, 2018, file photo, Kendra Harrison races to win the women's elite 100-meter hurdles at the Drake Relays athletics meet, in Des Moines, Iowa. At right, in a March 3, 2018, file photo, United States' Ronnie Baker competes in a men's 60-meter heat at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Britain. Harrison and Baker are expected to compete in the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships that begin Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Des Moines. (AP Photo/File)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For American track and field fans, this weekend’s USATF Outdoor Championships in Des Moines will be the pinnacle of the 2018 season with no Olympics and no world championships.

Cup celebrations, fatherhood await Ovechkin

Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, gestures while speaking during the Stanley Cup victory celebration on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Alex Ovechkin has already done a “keg stand” with the Stanley Cup, performed shirtless push-ups in a fountain full of teammates and lifted hockey’s prestigious trophy so often in joy that it could be considered upper-body training.



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