• In this Sept. 16, 2016 photo released by Nitro Imagens, retired goalkeeper and mayoral candidate Joao Leite plays goalkeeper during a campaign rally in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. In soccer-crazed Brazil, where many voters are already furious at career politicians, the game is at the center of mayoral race in one of the country's largest cities. Retired soccer players are vying to be mayor of Belo Horizonte, Brazil's sixth largest city. Retired Atletico Mineiro goalkeeper Joao Leite will face off against the club's former chairman, Alexandre Kalil. (Gustavo Baxter/Nitro Imagens via AP)

    In soccer-crazed Brazil, game central to mayoral runoff

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In soccer-crazed Brazil, the game is proving central to the sport of electoral politics in one major city amid growing disgust with career politicians.

  • In this Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, image made from video, Clarence Henderson, a participant in the Feb. 1, 1960, sit-in at a Greensboro, N.C., Woolworth lunch counter, speaks at a campaign event in High Point, N.C., in support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Henderson has been criticized for his stance, with many taking to Twitter to accuse him of abandoning the principles he fought so hard for more than half a century ago. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz)

    Civil rights hero from 60s takes criticism as Trump backer

    HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Clarence Henderson was hailed as a hero nearly 60 years ago when as a young black man he participated in a sit-in at a segregated North Carolina lunch counter.

  • Vancouver Whitecaps' Erik Hurtado, front, and Portland Timbers' Jermaine Taylor reach for the ball with their feet during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Sunday Oct. 23, 2016. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Timbers eliminated from playoffs with 4-1 loss to Vancouver

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Giles Barnes scored twice and the Vancouver Whitecaps beat the Portland Timbers 4-1 on Sunday to eliminate the defending MLS Cup champions from the playoffs.

  • USA bobsled, skeleton start selection races in Lake Placid

    LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Jamie Greubel Poser and Aja Evans were Olympic medalists when they last teamed up, and after nearly three years apart they quickly recaptured that form.

  • FC Dallas wins Supporters’ Shield in 0-0 draw with Galaxy

    CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Chris Seitz made his only save in the 72nd minute and FC Dallas won the first Supporters’ Shield in franchise history with a scoreless draw against the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday.

  • Indians’ Kipnis dealing with sprained ankle as Series nears

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis sprained his left ankle during a postgame celebration in the AL playoffs, but is expected to be ready for Game 1 of the World Series.

  • Sporting Kansas City midfielder Benny Feilhaber kicked the ball to score a goal on a penalty kick against San Jose Earthquakes during the first half of an MLS soccer game, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan. (Joe Ledford /The Kansas City Star via AP)

    Feilhaber assures Sporting KC playoff spot, top San Jose 2-0

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Benny Feilhaber had a goal and an assist, Tim Melia had four saves and Sporting Kansas City secured a playoff spot with a 2-0 victory over San Jose in the regular-season finale Sunday.

  • Al Zamalek's Ahmed Tawfik, left, fights for the ball during the CAF Champions League Final second leg soccer match between Al Zamalek and Mamelodi Sundowns, at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria, Egypt, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Ahmed Gamil)

    South Africa’s Sundowns win African Champions League

    ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (AP) — South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns won the African Champions League on Sunday by surviving waves of second-half attacks from Egypt’s Zamalek to hold on for a 3-1 aggregate victory in the two-leg final.

  • In this March 26, 2016, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Kyle Schwarber leaves the batter's box during the team's spring training baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Mesa, Ariz. Schwarber could return for the Cubs if they make it to the World Series. The Cubs had ruled Schwarber out for the year after he tore two ligaments in his left knee during an outfield collision in April. But a couple of positive medical reports led the team to activate the catcher/outfielder from the 60-day disabled list on Saturday so it could check him out in the Arizona Fall League. AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

    Cubs pondering World Series return for slugger Schwarber

    CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Schwarber smiled and held his arms in the air, his teammates spraying him with champagne. The Chicago Cubs had just won their first NL pennant in 71 years, and the slugger was at the heart of the party.

  • A demonstrator throws stones toward French riot police officers during clashes in a makeshift migrant camp near Calais, northern France, on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. French authorities say the closure of the slum-like camp in Calais will start on Monday and will last approximately a week in what they describe as a "humanitarian" operation. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

    Fear and questions hang over doomed French migrant camp

    CALAIS, France (AP) — Migrants prayed, plotted and played soccer together Sunday, a day before France starts clearing them by the thousands from a makeshift refugee camp that is doomed for destruction.