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MLS goalkeeper moonlights as children's book author

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jeff Attinella is unique in that he's the only MLS goalkeeper who can also say he's a children's book author, a side job that has helped earn him the nickname "Dadtinella" from the Portland Timbers faithful.
He's already written five books for kids, and has even launched a publishing company ... (full story)

The Natural: Charboneau's career played like fictional Hobbs

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Joe Charboneau sees a little bit of himself in the iconic baseball film " The Natural."
Outside of the obvious, which is that the former Cleveland Indians outfielder actually appeared in a few scenes of the 1984 film that finished tied for No. 8 in The Associated Press Top 25 favorite sports movies poll.
Movie line ... (full story)

Spanish soccer still arguing despite pandemic

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MADRID (AP) — Not even the coronavirus pandemic has softened the power struggle between soccer organisations in Spain.
The outbreak has actually strained relationships between the Spanish soccer federation, the Spanish league and the Spanish players' union even more.
They have been at odds over a variety of subjects ... (full story)

AP Was There: Jack Nicklaus charges to 6th green jacket

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Jack Nicklaus was down, playing poorly, and his pride was hurt.
The unwelcome, hurting question kept coming: "When are you going to retire?"
But it was a newspaper article which really enraged golf's Golden Bear.
"It said I was dead, washed up, through, with no chance whatsoever. I was sizzling. I kept ... (full story)

Column: Get ready for the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo

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One by one, some of the world's grandest sporting events have fallen or faded away to a later spot on the calendar.
March Madness. The Masters. Baseball's opening day.
Recently, at least four more huge spectacles were taken down by the coronavirus: the French Open tennis tournament and Kentucky Derby horse race were both pos ... (full story)