Clippers match offer by Pelicans, retain Tyrone Wallace

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers have matched an offer sheet by the New Orleans Pelicans and will retain guard Tyrone Wallace. He played in 30 games for the Clippers last season on a two-way contract, averaging 9.7 points, 3.5 rebounds an..

Germany looking for fresh start after disastrous World Cup

MUNICH (AP) — Expect a complete transformation despite the same personnel when Germany plays World Cup champion France on Thursday. Germany coach Joachim Loew is still in charge, Reinhardt Grindel is still the head of the country’s soccer associatio..

Benfica vows to fight Lisbon prosecutors’ corruption charges

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Benfica says it will fight corruption charges that could lead to the Portuguese soccer club being banned from competition. The Lisbon attorney general’s office says it is charging Benfica in connection with alleged attempts t..

Serie A captains rebelling over standardized armbands

ROME (AP) — Led by a dedication to deceased Fiorentina defender Davide Astori, several Serie A players are rebelling over the introduction of standardized armbands for captains. The Italian league announced on Tuesday that if captains don’t wear the..

PSG striker Mbappe handed 3-match ban for red card

PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe has been suspended for three matches after being sent off during a French league game last weekend. The 19-year-old striker, a member of the France squad which won the World Cup in July, received a re..

Severely weakened Denmark lose 3-0 to Slovakia

TRNAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Denmark, fielding a severely weakened team containing footballers from the third tier of the national league and futsal players because of a pay dispute involving its top performers, was beaten 3-0 by Slovakia in a friendly on..

USMNT roster for Brazil includes a number of MLS stars

The youthful U.S. men’s national team roster pulled together for Friday’s match against Brazil includes a number of Major League Soccer standouts. The Red Bulls and the Columbus Crew each have three players on interim coach Dave Sarachan’s roster he..

Revolution hand New York City FC 1st home loss

NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Wright scored his first MLS goal in the 71st minute and the New England Revolution beat New York City 1-0 on Wednesday night for FC’s first home loss of the season. New England (8-10-9) snapped a nine-game winless streak to mov..

‘Mad Scientist’ DeChambeau claims 2nd straight FedEx Cup win

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Golf’s latest search for a breakout star has come to the quirky little laboratory of Bryson DeChambeau. The 24-year-old physics major known as the “Mad Scientist” won his second straight event in the FedEx Cup playoffs on Monday..

Maurice Allen wins World Long Drive Championship

THACKERVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Maurice Allen won the Volvik World Long Drive Championship on Wednesday night, beating Justin Moose with a 393-yard strike on his final attempt in the final. The 36-year-old Allen, from Pine Hills, Florida, hit first in th..