Russia on brink of last 16 at World Cup, beats Egypt 3-1

Russia's Ilya Kutepov celebrates after the group A match between Russia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Two wins, eight goals and almost certainly a place in the knockout stage for first time since the Soviet era.

Five-time British Open champion Thomson dies aged 88

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2004, file photo Australian golfer Peter Thomson poses for a photo after an exhibition match at the Australian Golf Club in Sydney. Golf Australia says on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, the family of five-time British Open champion Peter Thomson has announced his death. He was 88. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)

Hailed as a hero to some and as golf royalty to others, Peter Thomson, a five-time winner of the British Open and the only player in the 20th century to win the tournament for three straight years, died Wednesday. He was 88.

The all-time NBA draft — the best pick from every slot

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 1964, file photo, Boston Celtics' Bill Russell, left, is congratulated by coach Arnold "Red" Auerbach after scoring his 10,000th career point during an NBA basketball game against the Baltimore Bullets at the Boston Garden in Boston. Russell was a No. 2 pick in the NBA draft. (AP Photo, File)

There’s a definitive answer every year to the question of who is No. 1 in the NBA draft.

Senegal beats Poland 2-1, 1st African win at World Cup

Senegal players celebrate after winning the group H match between Poland and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Senegal won Poland 2-1. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

MOSCOW (AP) — Senegal midfielder Mbaye Niang saw the signal from the referee to re-enter following treatment for an injury and jogged along the center line. Then Niang noticed Poland’s Grzegorz Krychowiak loft a backpass to Jan Bednarek, who hadn’t realized Niang was back on the field.

Bregman’s double runs Astros’ winning streak to 12

Houston Astros' Alex Bregman (2) celebrates after hitting a game-winning double to score two runs against the Tampa Bay Rays during the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 18, 2018, in Houston. The Astros won 5-4. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON (AP) — Alex Bregman hit a game-ending two-run double with one out in the ninth inning and the Houston Astros beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Monday night to match a franchise record with their 12th straight win.

Time running out for Messi to deliver World Cup

Lionel Messi leaves after a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Time is running out for Lionel Messi to bring Argentina a World Cup, which would give him the one thing that’s missing from a career that ranks among the greatest.

Bagley, Porter headline list of top forwards in NBA draft

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018, file photo, Duke's Marvin Bagley III (35) dunks the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Virginia in Durham, N.C. Marvin Bagley III dominated at Duke, while fellow freshman Michael Porter Jr. barely saw action at Missouri due to injury. Yet they’ll likely be the first forwards to hear their names called during Thursday’s draft. Bagley is a possible No. 1 overall pick and double-double machine with a long frame. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown, File)

Marvin Bagley III dominated at Duke, while fellow freshman Michael Porter Jr. barely saw action at Missouri due to injury. Yet they’ll likely be the first forwards to hear their names called during Thursday’s draft.

Aussies undeterred by opening loss at the World Cup

Australia's Trent Sainsbury, center, kicks the ball in front of France's Kylian Mbappe during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

SAMARA, Russia (AP) — Far from being discouraged about a heartbreaking opening loss to France, Australia is confident going into another tough World Cup match against Denmark.

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