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Record-breaker Dennis wins 1st Tour de France stage in style

Rohan Dennis won the first stage of the Tour de France in record speed in the individual time trial on Saturday, while defending Tour champion Vincenzo Nibali gained some precious time on his main... Read more »

Published 9 hours ago

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Australian academy prepares punters — including ones at Utah and Snow College — for U.S. college football

The fog is still lifting off a deserted playing field on the outskirts of this southern Australian city as 10 aspiring college football punters begin their morning drills. Read more »

Published 10 hours ago

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For NBA rookies, summer league merely first step

Barely a year ago, Justise Winslow and Myles Turner were high school players. Read more »

Published 13 hours ago

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LaMarcus Aldridge chooses the San Antonio Spurs

s Aldridge is heading back home to Texas and the San Antonio Spurs are heading back to the top of the list of favorites in the Western Conference. Read more »

Published 14 hours ago

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AP sources: Kings agree to deals with Rondo, Belinelli

issing targets at the start of free agency, the Sacramento Kings finally filled out their backcourt Friday. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Dempsey, Chandler score as US beats Guatemala 4-0

The U.S. opens the defense of its Gold Cup title on Tuesday. If the Americans win the tournament, the championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean, they would qualify for the 2017... Read more »

Published yesterday

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FIFA deflects criticism about absence of Blatter from final

FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association deflected criticism on Friday about FIFA President Sepp Blatter and secretary general Jerome Valcke not attending the Women's World Cup final, saying the... Read more »

Published yesterday

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NBA transitions from free agency fury to summer league games

ms are now turning their attention to youngsters and player development with summer leagues set to tip off after executives and owners around the league agreed to shell out millions of dollars to... Read more »

Published yesterday

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AP source: Wesley Matthews, Mavs reach agreement on 4-year contract

Matthews is coming off a ruptured left Achilles tendon sustained in a game against the Mavericks in March. It is unclear if he will be ready to start the season, but the Mavericks targeted him from... Read more »

Published yesterday

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AP Source: Blazers reach 5-year $120M-plus deal with Damian Lillard

Lillard's contract could be worth up to $129 million, depending on the salary cap. Read more »

Published July 2, 2015

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Chargers tight end Antonio Gates suspended 4 games

San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates was suspended without pay Thursday for the first four games of the 2015 season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. Read more »

Published July 2, 2015

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US files formal extradition request for 7 FIFA officials

The United States has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe that has rocked soccer's world governing body. Read more »

Published July 2, 2015

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NBA free agency: Hawks reach agreement to re-sign former Jazz forward Paul Millsap

Paul Millsap became an All-Star in his first two years with Atlanta and helped lead the Hawks to their first Eastern Conference finals. Read more »

Published July 2, 2015

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Own goal gives Japan 2-1 win over England in World Cup semi

Laura Bassett scored into her own net during second-half stoppage time, giving Japan a 2-1 victory over England in a Women's World Cup semifinal. Read more »

Published July 1, 2015

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Defense helps US team to the Women's World Cup final

It used to be that the U.S. women's national team was known more for its fierce attack. For the Women's World Cup in Canada, the Americans are finding success with a locked-down defense. Read more »

Published July 1, 2015

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At hot-for-Wimbledon, Venus Williams nears Serena showdown

Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sapping condition. Read more »

Published July 1, 2015

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Former Jazz forward DeMarre Carroll says he's heading to the Raptors

Former Jazz forward DeMarre Carroll, who played with Atlanta the past two seasons, announced on Wednesday that he's signing with Toronto. Read more »

Published July 1, 2015

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US heads to World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany

Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women's World Cup. Read more »

Published June 30, 2015

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AP source: Anthony Davis, Pelicans agree to max extension

A person with knowledge of the details says All-Star power forward Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed on a five-year extension worth more than $140 million. Read more »

Published June 30, 2015

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Japan faces upstart England in World Cup semifinal

Coach Norio Sasaki can say whatever he wants in suggesting his Japanese players are superior to England's. Read more »

Published June 30, 2015

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Bouchard, Halep lose Wimbledon openers; Federer, Nadal win

A year ago at Wimbledon, Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep met in a semifinal showcasing two of tennis' up-and-coming stars. Read more »

Published June 30, 2015

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Stephen Curry overtakes LeBron James for NBA's top jersey

With teammates Klay Thompson ranking fifth and Draymond Green at No. 15, the Warriors also led the team-merchandise sales list during the playoffs. Read more »

Published June 30, 2015

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US-Germany semifinal features world's top goalkeepers

The Women's World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo. Read more »

Published June 29, 2015

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Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan to retire after next season

in coach Bo Ryan plans to retire after next season, looking to pass the torch after molding the Badgers into a national power during his 14 seasons in Madison. Read more »

Published June 29, 2015

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US defeats China 1-0, plays Germany in World Cup semifinals

Carli Lloyd scored in the 51st minute, and the United States beat China 1-0 Friday night to reach a semifinal against Germany at the Women's World Cup. Read more »

Published June 26, 2015

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