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Didier Drogba comes on, inspires Ivory Coast to 2-1 win over Japan

Didier Drogba came off the bench to inspire Ivory Coast to a 2-1 comeback victory over Japan in a World Cup Group C match on Saturday.

Matt Adams' 3-run homer pushes Cardinals past Nationals

Matt Adams hit the go-ahead home run for the second straight game, connecting off Stephen Strasburg in St. Louis' three-run seventh inning, and the Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 on Saturday night.

Duffy fans 9 as Royals beat White Sox 9-1

The Kansas City Royals' left-hander matched a career high with nine strikeouts and scattered five hits over seven-plus shutout innings in a 9-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday.

Mario Balotelli, Andrea Pirlo make Italy a tough World Cup out

Andrea Pirlo and Mario Balotelli are a study in contrasts on the football pitch. And off it.

Costa Rica upsets Uruguay in another World Cup shocker

For a second day running, this spectacular World Cup left everyone in awe. This time, it was Costa Rica that produced a huge upset.

Mario Balotelli's header leads Italy past England in World Cup group play

The often-volatile and often-brilliant Mario Balotelli was left unmarked at the far post and had plenty of space to head a cross from Antonio Candreva past goalkeeper Joe Hart for the winning goal.

LeBron with a simple message: 'Why not us?'

The Spurs are the 32nd team in NBA history to hold a 3-1 lead in the finals. All 31 of the previous teams have won the title.

It's the role players who have the Spurs rolling

Kawhi Leonard and Boris Diaw have been exactly what San Antonio needed in this matchup against the Miami Heat, and might be the two biggest reasons why the Spurs are one win away from their fifth NBA championship. The Spurs lead these finals 3-1, and will look to end Miami's reign in Game 5 at home on Sunday night.

Martin Kaymer leads after rough Day 2 at Pinehurst

After two days of lower-than-expected scores, Pinehurst No. 2 showed its bite at the U.S. Open on Saturday.

16 years later, Colombia returns to World Cup with 3-0 win against Greece

Colombia started its first World Cup campaign in 16 years in dazzling fashion and beat Greece 3-0 to open Group C on Saturday in front of a big, loud pro-Colombian crowd.

Joel Campbell makes most of chance with Costa Rica

Joel Campbell hasn't played a game for Arsenal since he signed with the Premier League club three years ago.

If he keeps performing like this at the World Cup, he might soon get his chance.

Guthrie snaps winless streak in Royals' 7-2 win

Lorenzo Cain had a two-run double to highlight a five-run first inning, Jeremy Guthrie pitched into the sixth inning and the Kansas City Royals extended their winning streak to five games with a 7-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.

Lynn, Adams key Cardinals' 1-0 win over Nationals

Lance Lynn threw eight innings of two-hit ball and Matt Adams homered on his first swing since coming off the disabled list, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 1-0 victory over Jordan Zimmermann and the Washington Nationals on Friday night.

Kings win Stanley Cup on Martinez's double-OT goal

Marian Gaborik scored a tying power-play goal with 12:04 left in regulation for the resilient Kings, who rallied from yet another deficit before finishing off the Rangers in the longest game in franchise history.

Chiefs release Flowers after voluntary workouts

Flowers was due to make $5.25 million this season, and he carried a salary cap number of $10.5 million that made him difficult to keep.

Police and World Cup protesters clash in Brazil

Just after the match started, about 300 protesters demonstrating against the World Cup marched along Rio's Copacabana beach and stopped outside the FIFA Fan Fest — a closed and secured area on the beach where hundreds of fans are watching the match on a massive screen.

Brazil kicks off World Cup with 3-1 win over Croatia

The mood lifted when Neymar lived up to his hype as the team's biggest star and tied the game for Brazil in the 29th minute, unleashing an ear-splitting roar from the crowd and across the nation.

Spurs take commanding 3-1 lead with victory over Heat

Kawhi Leonard had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and the Spurs routed the Heat again, winning 107-86 on Thursday night to open a commanding 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals.

Martin Kaymer seizes U.S. Open lead with 65

His confidence spurred by a win at The Players Championship, Kaymer birdied three of the last five holes Thursday for a 5-under 65, the lowest score from any of the three Opens played at Pinehurst No. 2.

Rangers beat Kings 2-1, stay alive in Cup finals

Henrik Lundqvist made 40 saves and had the Madison Square Garden crowd chanting his name in the Rangers' 2-1 victory in Game 4 that kept the Los Angeles Kings from a sweep on Wednesday night.