NBA MVP: 76ers’ Embiid wins league’s top individual honor

Posted by May 2, 2023

Joel Embiid began the long process toward NBA MVP as a towering soccer prospect in Africa who never picked up a basketball until he was a teenager.Once he chang

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Former England batter Ballance retires from all cricket

Posted by April 19, 2023

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Former England batter Gary Ballance retired from all cricket Wednesday, just two months after he switched allegiance and made his test

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In U-turn, UEFA head backs Morocco joining Europe’s WCup bid

Posted by April 5, 2023

GENEVA (AP) — Once an opponent of bidding for the 2030 World Cup with another continent, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin gave public support Wednesday to Mo

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19 people injured in blast at Cameroon sports event

Posted by February 25, 2023

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — At least 19 people were injured in an explosion Saturday at a sports event in southwest Cameroon, authorities said. Nine athletes com

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South Africa’s Pretorius retires from international cricket

Posted by January 9, 2023

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa allrounder Dwaine Pretorius retired from international cricket on Monday.The 33-year-old Pretorius played three tests, 27 one

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Pelé, Brazil’s mighty king of ‘beautiful game,’ has died

Posted by December 29, 2022

SAO PAULO (AP) — Pelé, the Brazilian king of soccer who won a record three World Cups and became one of the most commanding sports figures of the last centur

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Fans’ wild World Cup fashion draws praise, scorn in Qatar

Posted by December 4, 2022

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The World Cup in Qatar has become a political lightning rod, so it comes as no surprise that soccer fans’ sartorial style has sparked con

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EXPLAINER: World Cup host Qatar relies on desalination

Posted by November 10, 2022

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arid and surrounded by the salt waters of the Persian Gulf, World Cup host Qatar is among the world’s most water-stressed countries. The n

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Hakim Ziyech recalled by Morocco for World Cup warmup games

Posted by September 12, 2022

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Hakim Ziyech was recalled to the Morocco squad Monday for World Cup warmup games, ending a year of exile after the Chelsea winger fell o

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