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5 Players to watch at the Under-20 World Cup

In this Feb. 8, 2015 file photo, Argentina's Giovanni Simeone, is awarded the top scorer trophy at the end of the South America Under-20 soccer championship in Montevideo, Uruguay. The FIFA Under-20 World Cup which starts in New Zealand on Saturday, May 30, will be a showcase of the new generation of talent that will populate those leagues in years to come.  (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico,File)

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Five players to watch at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup, which kicks off Saturday in New Zealand:

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Contador extends lead; Gilbert wins 18th stage of Giro

Spain's Alberto Contador celebrates at the end of the 17th stage of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race from Tirano to Lugano, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Alberto Contador maintained his grip on the overall lead of the Giro d'Italia, while Sacha Modolo won a bunch sprint at the end of the 17th stage for his second victory in this year's race. (Daniel Dal Zennaro/ANSA via AP)

VERBANIA, Italy (AP) — Alberto Contador increased his lead on the 18th stage of the Giro d’Italia on Thursday with a well-timed attack on the leg’s big climb, while former world champion Philippe Gilbert posted his second victory in this year’s race.

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US returns 25 looted artifacts to Italy: Vases, frescoes

A third century B.C. terracotta head, left, and a second century Roman bronze figure representing Mars, are shown during a press conference in Rome, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. The United States has returned 25 artifacts that were looted from Italy, including Etruscan vases, 1st century frescoes and precious books that had made their way into top-notch U.S. museum, university and private collections. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

ROME (AP) — The United States on Tuesday officially returned 25 artifacts looted over the decades from Italy, including Etruscan vases, 1st-century frescoes and precious books that ended up in U.S. museums, universities and private collections.

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