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Ping-pong diplomacy between the two Koreas

Table tennis players from North and South Korea play together in an international tournament Tuesday in the latest instalment of Korean sporting diplomacy.

Record scorer Cahill retires from Australia duty

Australia's all-time leading goal-scorer Tim Cahill retired from international football Tuesday, ending an illustrious career that has taken him to four World Cups.

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MLB boss: doping nearly dead, US betting tests integrity

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred declared the sport's "steroid era" all-but over Monday but said new US betting laws will provide another challenge for the sport's integrity.

Boston's Sale gets third MLB All-Star start in a row

Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale will make a record-tying third consecutive start in Tuesday's 89th Major League Baseball All-Star Game, facing Washington ace Max Scherzer in his home ballpark.

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Ray Emery of the Chicago Blackhawks, seen celebrating the team's Stanley Cup win in 2013, died July 15, 2018 in Hamilton, Canada

Former NHL champion goalie Emery dead at 35

Ray Emery, who helped the Chicago Blackhawks win the 2013 Stanley Cup during an 11-season National Hockey League career, died Sunday in his hometown of Hamilton, Canada. He was 35.

Kim wins John Deere Classic in record-setting style

Michael Kim made his long-awaited first US PGA Tour triumph a record-breaker Sunday, winning the John Deere Classic by eight strokes with a final-round 66.

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Laura Davies of England putts on the 14th green during the third round of the U.S. Senior Women's Open at Chicago Golf Club on July 14, 2018 in Wheaton, Illinois

Davies takes five-shot lead in US Senior Women's Open

England's Laura Davies, propelled by an eagle and five birdies, seized a five-stroke lead at the inaugural US Senior Women's Open on Saturday.

Americans dominate opening day of inaugural Athletics World Cup

The United States will take a healthy lead into the second and final day of the inaugural Athletics World Cup in London on Sunday after heading the standings at the close of Saturday's opening session.

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Serena Williams prepares for her bid to make history at Wimbledon

After baby steps, Serena plans giant leap in Wimbledon final

Serena Williams was reduced to tears by her daughter Olympia's first steps at Wimbledon, but now the seven-time champion is planning a giant leap of her own in Saturday's final against Angelique Kerber.

Liverpool sign Swiss winger Shaqiri

Liverpool have signed Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City, the English Premier League giants announced Friday.

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"I made a big mistake and you know, I wish I could take it back, but I can't," Mickelson said after an even-par opening round of 70 at the Scottish Open

Mickelson 'wishes he could take back' US Open incident

Five-time major champion Phil Mickelson admitted on Thursday that last month's incident at the US Open, when he stopped a moving ball on the green, was his fault and that he wishes he "could take it back".

Dejected England, Belgium aim to leave World Cup on a high

England manager Gareth Southgate admits the World Cup third-place play-off is a game that no team wants to play, but Saturday's match against Belgium offers the chance to finish the tournament on a winning note.

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Croatia will be ready for France in World Cup final, says coach Dalic

Ecstatic Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic is confident tiredness will not be an issue for his side when they face France in the World Cup final despite once again coming through extra time to beat England on Wednesday.

Keep calm and carry on: Williams serene at Wimbledon

Serena Williams may be on the verge of making history at Wimbledon, but the stress-free former champion insists she doesn't feel under any pressure

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Past LeBron foe Stephenson joins 'King James' on Lakers

Lance Stephenson, who once blew in the left ear of LeBron James trying to disrupt the NBA superstar, signed a new contract Tuesday to join James on the Los Angeles Lakers.

Paris celebrates France's march to the World Cup final

The French national anthem La Marseillaise, chants of "We're in the final" and a cacophony of car horns and fire crackers rang out over Paris on Tuesday as residents of the capital celebrated France's march to the World Cup final.

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Nishikori predicts Wimbledon 'war' with Djokovic

Kei Nishikori became the first Japanese man in 23 years to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Monday and then predicted a "war" with Novak Djokovic to get to the last four.

Jaded Croatia look to master Modric to carry them through against England

"We keep hearing the same question and we give out the same answer", said Croatia's Ivan Perisic last week.

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South Korean-born American Na wins PGA Greenbrier title

South Korean-born American Kevin Na captured his first US PGA title in seven years on Sunday, firing a six-under par 64 to win the Greenbrier Classic by five strokes.

Belgium's Hazard spells World Cup danger for France

Eden Hazard is one of the French academy system's finest exports in the past decade but he could be the man to end Didier Deschamps's bid for World Cup glory.

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Rakitic dreaming of going further than Croatia's heroes of 1998

Ivan Rakitic is hoping this Croatia team can go a step further after matching the country's heroes of 1998 by making it to the semi-finals of the World Cup.

Kraft, Varner share Greenbrier lead with Watson lurking

Harold Varner birdied four of the last eight holes to fire a four-under par 66 and seize a share of the lead after Saturday's third round of the US PGA Greenbrier Classic.

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Courtois says he never mocked England 'keeper Pickford's height

Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois said that he did not mock England counterpart Jordan Pickford's height after their World Cup group-stage match last week.

Four years on, another World Cup ends in agony for Neymar and Brazil

Four years after the psychodrama of Neymar's injury and a humiliating World Cup semi-final defeat as hosts, Brazil are forced to come to terms with the crushing disappointment of a failed mission in Russia.

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Jordan's King Abdullah II and US President Donald Trump shake hands before a meeting at the Palace Hotel  during the 72nd United Nations General Assembly on September 20, 2017 in New York

Jordan king heads to US for Trump meeting

Jordan's King Abdullah II set off for the United States on Thursday for talks with President Donald Trump on Middle East issues including the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the palace said.

Natural gas is a fossil fuel that emits less carbon dioxide than oil or coal, but its efficiency depends a lot on keeping methane leaks to a minimum

US leaks 60 percent more methane than government says

The US oil and gas industry leaks 60 percent more methane than official government estimates, a report said Thursday, warning of this potent greenhouse gas's effect on the environment

Xiaomi shipped 28 million smartphones worldwide from January to March, an 88-percent surge year-on-year

Xiaomi lowers target as it kicks off IPO

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi kicked off its initial public offering Thursday but the firm is likely to pull in about $6.1 billion, far less than originally expected, with investors having mixed views about its main business