• FRISCO, Texas (AP) - A person with direct knowledge of the deal says the Dallas Cowboys and Zack Martin have agreed to terms on an $84 million, six-year contract extension. The deal will make the two-time All-Pro the highest-paid guard in the NFL.
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  • OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Strikeout numbers are the highest on record in college baseball with the College World Series set to begin later this week.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Wednesday's sports events:INTERLEAGUEWashington 5, N.Y. Yankees 4Cincinnati 7, Kansas City 0L.A. Dodgers 3, Texas 2, 11 InningsAMERICAN LEAGUETampa Bay 1, Toronto 0Boston 5, Baltimore 1Seattle 8, L.A. Angels 6Detroit 5, Minnesota 2Chicago White Sox 3, Cleveland 2Houston 13, Oakland 5NATIONAL LEAGUEAtlanta 2, N.Y. Mets 0Milwaukee 1, Chicago Cubs 0Pittsburgh 5, Arizona 4Colorado 7, Philadelphia 2Miami 5, San Francisco 4San Diego 4, St. Louis 2WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONLas Vegas 78, N.Y. Liberty 63Washington 95, Connecticut 91Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • TongRo Images(MOSCOW) -- The United States will co-host the soccer World Cup in 2026, after winning a joint bid with Mexico and Canada to hold the sport’s biggest competition.Delegates from international soccer’s governing body FIFA voted Wednesday at their congress in Moscow to select the joint North American bid, a day before this year’s World Cup kicks off in Russia.The so-called united bid convincingly beat another put forward by Morocco, receiving 135 of 206 votes against 65 for the North African country.In an acceptance speech onstage in Moscow, U.S. Soccer Federation President Carlos Cordeiro thanked FIFA for the “incredible honor" and for "entrusting us with this privilege."The vote means the World Cup will come to the United States for the first time since 1994, amid growing interest in soccer. The United States will play host to at least 60 games, including the quarterfinals, while Mexico and Canada will take 10 each.The successful bid also comes as President Donald Trump is engaged in public feuds with the leaders of both those countries. After the vote, Trump tweeted his congratulations about the win.“The U.S. together with Mexico and Canada just got the World Cup. Congratulations -- a great deal of hard work," Trump wrote.The North American bid had been the favorite. A FIFA inspection commission in April gave it a considerably higher score in an evaluation report than Morocco, noting the extensive infrastructure already in place in the three countries, compared to Morocco, which would have had to construct or renovate all its stadiums and build large amounts of accommodation and transport.The FIFA inspectors had deemed Morocco a “high-risk” choice, describing the two bids as “almost at opposite ends of the spectrum.”The 2026 cup will be the first of an expanded tournament that will include 48 teams instead of 32, putting considerably more burden on the host country. Morocco had said it would need to spend $16 billion on infrastructure for the competition, including 14 stadiums, whereas only six of North American stadiums need refurbishment.FIFA’s leadership, under FIFA President Gianni Infantino, was also understood to have preferred the North American proposal, swayed in part by its organizers’ claim that their tournament would generate $14.3 billion in profits, versus Morocco’s $7.2 billion.The vote subsequently went for what was viewed as the safer option, passing over Moroccan arguments that the World Cup could serve as an economic and sporting engine for Africa. It follows controversy over the last World Cup vote in 2010, which handed the 2018 and 2022 tournaments to Russia and Qatar, respectively, despite both bids’ being weaker on paper than their rivals.A U.S. bid at the time failed to win enough votes. After the allegations of corruption -- including around that voting, which later roiled FIFA and saw President Sepp Blatter eventually step down -- the organization was hoping Wednesday's selection would be less contentious.The bidding process had, nonetheless, attracted some political controversy around Trump. Before the vote, some had suggested that a “Trump effect” was harming the United States’ chances, saying the president’s quarrels internationally were putting off some countries. In April, Trump endorsed the U.S. bid in a tweet and threatened countries that did not support it."The US has put together a STRONG bid w/ Canada & Mexico for the 2026 World Cup," Trump wrote. "It would be a shame if countries that we always support were to lobby against the US bid. Why should we be supporting these countries when they don't support us (including at the United Nations)?"Organizers had also worried that the Trump administration’s controversial travel ban targeting some Muslim nations could prevent some teams and fans from visiting during the tournament. But it emerged last week that Trump himself ha
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  • MIAMI (AP) - Breese native Trevor Richards pitched six effective innings for his first major league win, helping the Miami Marlins beat the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Tuesday night.
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  • ST. LOUIS (AP) - Eric Hosmer homered, San Diego's bullpen took a perfect game into the sixth inning and the Padres beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 on Tuesday night for their 10th win in 14 games.
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