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Brazil's Renato Augusto celebrates his side's first goal against Paraguay during a 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match at the Arena Corinthians Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
FIFA proposes new 6-team playoff ahead of 2026 World CupFIFA wants to stage a new six-team playoff round in the World Cup host country for two places ahead of a 48-team tournament
The Associated Press14 minutes ago
Canada's Renata Fast shoots during practice in preparation for the IIHF Women's World Championship hockey tournament, Thursday, March 30, 2017, in Plymouth, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
US women on ice after possible world championship boycottMeghan Duggan and her U.S. hockey teammates were on the ice practicing, just where they wanted to be, two days after agreeing to a deal that avoided a boycott and a little more than 24 hours before playing rival Canada in the world championship opener
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
FILE- In this Dec. 15, 2016 file photo, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper holds a press conference in Raleigh, N.C. The Associated Press has determined that North Carolina's law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3 billion in lost business over a dozen years. That's despite Republican assurances that the "bathroom bill" isn't hurting the economy. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP, File)
North Carolina hopes 'bathroom bill' deal saves NCAA eventsBasketball-mad North Carolina is hoping that its move to roll back its "bathroom bill" will help it avoid another costly hit as the NCAA selects four years of championship sites for a variety of sports
The Associated Press47 minutes ago
North Carolina head coach Roy Williams answers questions after a practice session for their NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Thursday, March 30, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Emmert: NCAA will decide next week whether to return to NCNCAA President Mark Emmert says the association's board of governors will decide by next week whether the repeal of North Carolina's so-called "bathroom bill" is enough to bring March Madness and other championship sporting events back to the state
The Associated Press49 minutes ago
UCLA freshman TJ Leaf leaving for NBA
The Orange County Register53 minutes ago
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper holds a press conference at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, March 30, 2017, to announce that he signed a HB142, a compromise replacement bill for HB2, that the N.C. General Assembly passed earlier in the day. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP)
North Carolina rolls back 'bathroom bill' despite criticismNorth Carolina has rolled back its "bathroom bill" in a bid to end the backlash over transgender rights that has cost the state dearly in business projects, conventions and basketball tournaments
The Associated Press59 minutes ago
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