Posts Tagged Latin America and Caribbean

US soccer team to open World Cup qualifying in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. soccer team will play its first qualifier for the 2018 World Cup at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Nov. 13, and the playoff for the 2017 Confederations Cup will be held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

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Pedro Martinez inducted into baseball Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Pedro Martinez has been inducted into the Hall of Fame after a career in which he helped the Boston Red Sox end their World Series jinx.

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Catch a Flight wins San Diego Handicap at Del Mar

Catch A Flight and jockey Gary Stevens roar up on the outside in time to collar Appealing Tale with jockey Joe Talamo, inside, for victory in the Grade II $200,000 San Diego Handicap Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Del Mar Race Track, in Del Mar, Calif. (Benoit Photo via AP)

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Argentine-bred Catch a Flight won the $200,000 San Diego Handicap on Saturday at Del Mar, moving up from third in the stretch to edge Appealing Tale by a head.

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USA sweeps Brazil, clinches World Grand Prix title

United States players including Kayla Banwarth (2) celebrate a point against Brazil in a women's FIVB World Grand Prix volleyball match in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, July 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The United States clinched its first FIVB World Grand Prix Finals championship since 2012 Saturday night by defeating the two-time defending champion Brazil.

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Panama beats US 3-2 on penalty kicks for Gold Cup 3rd place

Panama goalkeeper Luis Mejia reacts after blocking a shot by United States' Michael Bradley during a penalty kick shootout in the CONCACAF Gold Cup third place soccer match, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Chester, Pa. Panama won. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Backup goalkeeper Luis Mejia saved two penalty kicks in the shootout, and an inspired Panama team ended a trying week with a medal, beating the United States in the CONCACAF Gold Cup third-place game Saturday.

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