KICKOFF: A look at what’s ahead in the World Cup

Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne leaves behind arriving Belgium coach Roberto Martinez during Belgium's official press conference on the eve of the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, July 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

MOSCOW (AP) — A look at what’s coming up at the World Cup:

Yankees split doubleheader with Orioles

New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine, left, and relief pitcher Giovanny Gallegos high-five after closing out the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles, Monday, July 9, 2018, in Baltimore. New York won 10-2. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

BALTIMORE (AP) — Brett Gardner had four hits, homered and drove in three runs to help the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-2 Monday night for a doubleheader split.

Royals sign 16-year-old Japanese pitcher for $322,500

CORRECTS DATE - In this July 8, 2018 photo, Kaito Yuki poses for photographers at a press conference in Osaka, western Japan. Yuki is headed to the Kansas City Royals organization instead of attending high school in Japan. The team signed Yuki, a 16-year-old pitcher, out of junior high to a standard seven-year minor league contract Sunday. He is thought to be the first Japanese junior high school player to sign with a major league club. (Kyodo News via AP)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kaito Yuki is headed to the Kansas City Royals organization instead of attending high school in Japan.

Stock car racing team starts three female drivers

ARCA driver Natalie Decker, of Eagle River, Wis., stands next to her car during practice for the ARCA Series auto race, Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. Decker's team, Venturini Motorsports, made stock car history on June 29th by starting three female drivers in the same race for the first time in the modern era of the sport. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Stock car racing team Venturini Motorsports has had a tradition of employing women that stretches back for decades.

Duke AD looks ahead after Blue Devils came ‘close’ in 17-18

In this March 22, 2017, photo, Duke athletic director Kevin Smith, left, and head football coach David Cutcliffe, right, speak with Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford during Duke football Pro Day at the Pascal Field House on the campus of Duke University, in Durham, N.C. Duke took a step forward during the recently completed academic year. Athletic director Kevin White thinks the Blue Devils can do even better. (Chuck Liddy/The News & Observer via AP)

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke took a step forward during the recently completed academic year. Athletic director Kevin White thinks the Blue Devils can do even better.

Pastrana successfully triplicates Knievel’s iconic jumps

Travis Pastrana celebrates in the fountain at Caesars Palace after jumping it on a motorcycle Sunday, July 8, 2018, in Las Vegas. Pastrana recreated three of Evel Knievel's iconic motorcycle jumps on Sunday, including the leap over the fountains of Caesars Palace that left Knievel with multiple fractures and a severe concussion. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Honoring the man who paved the way for dozens of daredevils, Travis Pastrana succeeded in triplicating three of Evel Knievel’s iconic motorcycle jumps Sunday night.

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