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USMNT books Uruguay friendly in St. Louis in September

CHICAGO (AP) The U.S. men’s soccer team will play Uruguay in an exhibition at St. Louis’ Busch Stadium on Sept. 10, four days after the Americans face Mexico at East

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Transfer rumor roundup: Cutrone to Wolves; Fernandes to United stalls

The transfer window is in full swing as reports and rumors are in overdrive between now and Aug. 8 when the window shuts for the start of the 2019-20 season.

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Julian Alaphilippe, step closer to Tour de France title, gives yellow jersey to boy

One big Alpine stage completed, just two more to go, and Julian Alaphilippe is still in yellow with France yet another step closer to having a first Tour winner since

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Report: Kawhi Leonard likely would’ve signed with Lakers if Clippers didn’t trade for Paul George

The Lakers reportedly felt they got played in their Kawhi Leonard pursuit. Leonard waited a week into free agency as many other potential Lakers fallback signings went elsewhere before committing to the Clippers. But

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Thunder GM Sam Presti: ‘Small market teams operate with significant disadvantages’

Paul George requested and received a trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the L.A. Clippers. The Thunder followed that by trading Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets. The unprecedented

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Gay marriage and abortion: Why are there different laws in Northern Ireland?

A bill bringing laws more in line with the rest of the UK, where access to abortion is easier and same-sex marriage is legal, has passed its final stage in

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Contaminated blood inquiry: Karisa Jones speaks of ‘nightmare’ diagnosis

Karisa Jones’s husband Geraint was given infected blood in a transfusion in 1990 after losing his leg in a forklift truck accident at work. He died 12 years after contracting

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UK newborn baby screening ‘not good enough’

The NHS offers newborns a blood test to screen for up to nine conditions. Many other European countries look for 20 or more illnesses and the US screens for more

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Pledge to end smoking in England by 2030

Promoting physical activity, developing guidelines on sleep and targeting those at risk of diabetes are also set out as priorities in the green paper. The policy document aims to reduce

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Canned laughter ‘makes jokes funnier’

The effect was even bigger if real, spontaneous giggles accompanied a gag, the University College London scientists said. They tried out 40 different jokes, ranging from the groan-worthy to the

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