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American sentenced to prison in Iran

TEHRAN — Iran’s judiciary said Sunday that the brother of President Hassan Rouhani has been detained and an American citizen has been sentenced to 10 years behind bars for “infiltrating” the country. Fereidoun [Read entire story]

French leader calls for new round of Mideast peace talks

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron appealed Sunday to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks to create two independent states. “I call for a resumption of [Read entire story]

Philippine militants abduct school workers, stage jailbreak

JOLO, Philippines — Suspected Abu Sayyaf gunmen abducted four workers at a school in a southern Philippine province where President Rodrigo Duterte visited troops waging an offensive against the militants, officials [Read entire story]

Late goal gives U.S. group win

Alejandro Bedoya can watch the rest of the CONCACAF Gold Cup after helping the U.S. avoid an embarrassing second-place finish in its group. Bedoya set up goals by Joe Corona and Kelyn Rowe, and Matt Miazga’s [Read entire story]

Scott Perry introduced as Knicks’ GM

Perry’s hiring as the Knicks’ general manager was announced Friday, along with Steve Mills’ promotion to president of the team. The Knicks technically traded for Perry, sending the Kings a future second-round [Read entire story]

Red Sox cut losses, designate Sandoval for assignment

[...] baseman Pablo Sandoval was designated for assignment Friday as the Red Sox cut their losses on the $95 million free agent who was never productive or healthy enough to replicate the popularity — or World Series [Read entire story]

Names & Faces: Draymond Green, Christian McCaffrey

American tennis player Sam Querrey got to meet the Warriors’ forward at Wimbledon. The former Stanford running back and Carolina Panthers rookie led 15 kids from Charlotte Youth Football on a surprise shopping spree [Read entire story]

Out-of-form McIlroy misses the cut at Scottish Open

Rory McIlroy is making an earlier-than-planned journey south to Royal Birkdale for next week’s British Open after missing the cut by two strokes at the Scottish Open in Irvine following a 1-under-par 71 in his second [Read entire story]

Fowler makes up for lost time at Scottish Open

The American picked up where he left off in 2015 at the warm-up event for the British Open, avoiding trouble and rolling in five birdies at Dundonald Links to shoot a 5-under-par 67 in the first round. Fowler, who won [Read entire story]

US charges 400 in health fraud schemes worth $1.3 billion

WASHINGTON — More than 400 people have been charged with taking part in health care fraud and opioid scams that totaled $1.3 billion in false billing, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday. Sessions called [Read entire story]

Morris’ brace breaks tie for U.S. win in CONCACAF Gold Cup

Morris’ second goal of the game broke a tie in the 76th minute, and the U.S. edged tiny Martinique 3-2 Wednesday night in Tampa, Fla., after wasting a two-goal lead against a team that is not even a member of [Read entire story]

Dodgers, Astros leading the pack heading into second half

The Nationals have Bryce Harper anchoring one of baseball’s best lineups, and a glaring hole at the back of their bullpen. The Dodgers’ plus-163 run differential is the best in National League history at the [Read entire story]

NASCAR penalty drops Kyle Larson from series lead

Kyle Larson has lost his NASCAR Cup series lead and his crew chief has been suspended after their car failed a postrace inspection at Kentucky Speedway. The Carolina Hurricanes and defenseman Jaccob Slavin agreed to a [Read entire story]

Westbrook, Biles ESPYS best athletes; Warriors’ Durant trophies

LOS ANGELES — Russell Westbrook won best male athlete at the ESPYS, and Olympic gymnast Simone Biles earned best female athlete honors Wednesday night. The NBA champion Golden State Warriors earned best team honors, [Read entire story]

UN food agency gains greater access near Syria’s Raqqa

BEIRUT — The United Nations said Wednesday it is using newly opened land routes to expand food deliveries to areas around the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, where U.S.-backed forces are battling Islamic State militants [Read entire story]

UN food agency gains greater access near Syria’s Raqqa

BEIRUT — The United Nations said Wednesday it is using newly opened land routes to expand food deliveries to areas around the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, where U.S.-backed forces are battling Islamic State militants [Read entire story]

Mayweather-McGregor buildup off to frenzied start

Floyd Mayweather Jr. held a $100 million check for the crowd of 11,000 fight fans to see. Conor McGregor interrupted from his stool behind the podium: “That’s to the tax man.” The undefeated boxer and the Irish [Read entire story]

U.S. looks to improve in Gold Cup

Kellyn Acosta is young and eager to make the most of another opportunity to thrive on the international soccer stage. The U.S. faces Martinique in Tampa, Fla., in its second match of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, with Acosta [Read entire story]

Thunder strategy: Add experience

Oklahoma City is trying to regain its status as a contender after making a first-round playoff exit in its first season without Kevin Durant, who helped the Warriors win their second title in three years. The Thunder [Read entire story]

At least 16 die in military plane crash in Mississippi

A U.S. military plane crashed into a field in rural Mississippi on Monday, killing at least 16 people aboard and spreading debris for miles, officials said. Leflore County Emergency Management Agency Director Frank [Read entire story]