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  • New Mexico State suspends basketball player after shooting
    LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- New Mexico State’s athletic director says power forward Mike Peake has been suspended indefinitely from the basketball team in connection with last month’s fatal shooting of a student from a rival university.Mario Moccia also told reporters Monday night that neither he nor the school could comment... Read more
    Source: ABC - Sports Published on: 2022-12-06 By The Associated Press
  • Moroccans celebrate historic World Cup win against Spain
    RABAT, Morocco -- Exuberant Moroccans poured into the streets of their capital and in cities across Europe on Tuesday, waving flags and honking horns to celebrate their national soccer team's historic victory over Spain at the World Cup.Morocco defeated Spain in a penalty shootout, making the Atlas Lions the only... Read more
    Source: ABC - Sports Published on: 2022-12-06 By TARIK EL-BARAKAH Associated Press
  • Titans owner fires GM Jon Robinson in his 7th season
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk has very high standards for her Titans. Combined with the millions she's investing, she also isn't afraid of making big moves chasing the Lombardi Trophy that eluded her late father.Strunk fired general manager Jon Robinson on Tuesday in the midst of... Read more
    Source: ABC - Sports Published on: 2022-12-06 By TERESA M. WALKER AP Pro Football Writer
  • IOC warns Afghanistan over women's sports and Olympics
    LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday warned that it could stop working with Afghanistan ahead of the next Olympics in 2024 if women are not allowed to play sports under Taliban rule.The IOC said its support for Afghanistan's National Olympic Committee will depend on conditions including women... Read more
    Source: ABC - Sports Published on: 2022-12-06 By The Associated Press
  • France forward Giroud expects Mbappé to beat scoring records
    DOHA, Qatar -- Two days after Olivier Giroud broke the France national team’s goal-scoring record, he’s already looking behind his back at Kylian Mbappé.That’s fine with the 36-year-old veteran, who said Tuesday he is having fun with the man he described as the best striker he has ever played with.“I... Read more
    Source: ABC - Sports Published on: 2022-12-06 By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer
  • Morocco beats Spain on penalties to advance at World Cup
    AL RAYYAN, Qatar -- The first World Cup held in an Arab nation has produced the Arab world's first quarterfinalist.Morocco became only the fourth African country to reach the quarterfinals at the biggest soccer tournament in the world by beating Spain 3-0 in a penalty shootout after a 0-0 draw... Read more
    Source: ABC - Sports Published on: 2022-12-06 By TALES AZZONI AP Sports Writer
  • Hockey's history shows handful of non-white pioneers
    Taffy Abel carried the American flag at the 1924 Olympics, where his team won silver in hockey. Henry Elmer “Buddy” Maracle played 11 games in the early-1930s NHL. Paul Jacobs may have played in the league’s second season in 1918-19.But in the commonly known history of hockey, a predominantly white... Read more
    Source: ABC - Sports Published on: 2022-12-06 By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer
  • Ronaldo benched for World Cup match against Switzerland
    LUSAIL, Qatar -- Cristiano Ronaldo was dropped from the starting lineup for Portugal's match against Switzerland on Tuesday in the round of 16 of the World Cup. The move came a day after his coach expressed frustration about Ronaldo's attitude in the last game. Gonçalo Ramos, a 21-year-old forward who... Read more
    Source: ABC - Sports Published on: 2022-12-06 By JENNA FRYER AP National Writer
  • FACT FOCUS: 5 full-court shots a stretch even for Curry
    Stephen Curry is known for hitting deep 3-point shots and buzzer-beaters from half-court — but even the celebrated Warriors guard didn't sink five consecutive full-court baskets, despite a convincingly edited video that swept social media this week.The clip of the 34-year-old NBA star racked up more than 28 million views... Read more
    Source: ABC - Sports Published on: 2022-12-06
  • Doctors say Pelé's health improving, remains in hospital
    SAO PAULO -- Brazilian soccer great Pelé is improving, doctors said Tuesday.The 82-year-old Pelé has been hospitalized for a week to treat a respiratory infection aggravated by COVID-19. He is expected to leave the hospital when he fully recovers from the infection."(He has) stable vital signs, is conscious, and with... Read more
    Source: ABC - Sports Published on: 2022-12-06 By The Associated Press