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NBC's White rides rollercoaster of crazy Premier League week
Arlo White is fond of saying fans can always count on the Premier League to supply an abundance of storylines. The past couple of weeks have run the gamut. White and NBC have had one of the more...
By JOE REEDY
Newcastle close to EPL safety after stunning Leicester 4-2
England could host CL final due to new Turkey travel curbs
9 Super League clubs accept UEFA fines, 3 rebels face bans
Bye, Dad: Tennis star Sofia Kenin fires father as her coach
Column: Guthrie paved the way, still hoping more will follow
Mickelson 11 shots worse, still in the mix at Quail Hollow
Zverev beats Nadal in straight sets in Madrid Open quarters
MADRID (AP) — Alexander Zverev ended his winless streak on clay against Rafael Nadal on Friday, keeping the Spaniard from winning a sixth Madrid Open. Zverev defeated Nadal 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinals, picking up his third consecutive win over...
By TALES AZZONI
US, Britain/Ireland teams hit by stomach bug at Walker Cup
JUNO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Members of the U.S. and Great Britain & Ireland teams at the Walker Cup are dealing with a stomach bug and are under observation at the team hotel, organizers said Friday. The amateur golf tournament is held every other...
Bayern coach Hansi Flick confirms talks over Germany job
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick confirmed Friday he has held talks about taking over the German national team. Flick is stepping down at the end of the season to be replaced at Bayern by Leipzig's Julian Nagelsmann. The Germany job...
Top Aussie female sailor Curtis picked to join SailGP squad
Nina Curtis has been picked to join the defending champion Australian team for the rest of SailGP’s second season as part of a developmental program to fast-track women into the global league. Curtis, who won a silver medal at the 2012 London...
By BERNIE WILSON
Blast from past as Mickelson opens with 64 at Quail Hollow
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Phil Mickelson has gone nine months since he finished among the top 20, and it looks as though that streak is about to end at the Wells Fargo Championship. The 50-year-old Mickelson kept his focus Thursday at Quail Hollow...
By DOUG FERGUSON
Defending champ Stricker joins 4-way Regions Tradition tie
Alert: UEFA: 9 of the 12 Super League clubs formally renounce the...
Tavatanakit leads Thitikul by 3 strokes at LPGA Thailand
Darren Clarke shoots 66 to take Regions Tradition lead
Union asks Argentina to fire coach for sexual harassment
Clemson and volleyball coach cut ties with team in flux
US women to play Summer Series in Texas ahead of Olympics
Mandaloun and Essential Quality won't run in Preakness
Kentucky Derby favorite Essential Quality and runner-up Mandaloun will not run against Medina Spirit in the Preakness, trainer Brad Cox said Thursday. Cox said he’ll skip the second jewel of the Triple Crown with those two horses and Caddo River,...
By STEPHEN WHYNO
Villarreal reaches Europa League final; Arsenal eliminated
LONDON (AP) — Unai Emery is heading back to the Europa League final — at the expense of the club that fired him last season. Emery's Villarreal held Arsenal to a 0-0 draw in the second leg of their semifinal on Thursday, which was enough to secure...
By FRANK GRIFFITHS
Hazard apologizes after upsetting Real Madrid fans
MADRID (AP) — Eden Hazard apologized to Real Madrid fans on Thursday after he was seen laughing and joking with Chelsea players following the team's elimination in the Champions League. A video of the Madrid forward having fun with his former...
Ed Sheeran becomes shirt sponsor of English club Ipswich
IPSWICH, England (AP) — English singer Ed Sheeran is the new shirt sponsor for third-division soccer club Ipswich. The longtime Ipswich fan, known for songs such as “Shape of You" and “Perfect,” signed a one-year deal Thursday to sponsor the men's...
SRX format to reward driver skills, smarts on short tracks
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The car will definitely not be the star this summer in the Superstar Racing Experience, which has been formated for drivers to showcase their skills using what series co-founder Ray Evernham calls “old-school tools.” The...
By JENNA FRYER
Olympic track and field champion Tamara Press dies at 83
MOSCOW (AP) — Tamara Press, a three-time Olympic champion from the Soviet Union who withdrew from international competition amid speculation and jibes about her gender, has died. She was 83. The Russian track federation said Press died in the...
Canadian boxer Mandy Bujold fighting for Olympic berth
TORONTO (AP) — Mandy Bujold would have preferred fighting this battle in the ring. Instead, the Tokyo Olympics fate for Canada’s best boxer lies in the hands of the Court of Arbitration for Sport after her qualifying tournament was scrapped due to...
NASCAR returns to roots with sleek new pony cars for 2022
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chase Elliott, Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin drove their sporty new pony cars through the smoke and lights of the fog machines NASCAR used for its first fancy presentation in more than a year. The future of the sport is...
By JENNA FRYER
African World Cup qualifying groups postponed to September
ZURICH (AP) — African qualifying groups for next year's World Cup have been postponed and will start in September instead of June, FIFA said Thursday. FIFA cited “current disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic” for the decision, which was...
Chelsea beats Madrid to set up all-English CL final vs City
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea's decision to fire a club legend suddenly doesn't seem so callous after all. While Frank Lampard's name has hardly been forgotten by the Chelsea fans — there were chants outside Stamford Bridge before kickoff on Wednesday —...
By ROB HARRIS
Currently in lockdown, Turkey to stage all-English CL final
LONDON (AP) — Thousands of English soccer fans will be hoping that a ban on international travel ends in time for them to get to Turkey in three weeks to see Chelsea and Manchester City contest the Champions League final without facing...
NASCAR's future is here: Next Gen car finally arrives
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR's next generation race car is finally here after two years of hype and hope that it will revolutionize the stock car series. How can a spec car radically change a sport? Competition. Cost containment. Manufacturer...
By JENNA FRYER
Canadian MLS teams try to make best of relocation
Vancouver Whitecaps coach Marc Dos Santos looks forward to the day when he can focus solely on the soccer. Dos Santos' attention must often turn to other logistics these days — even seemingly miniscule details like who takes care of players' pets...
By ANNE M. PETERSON
Lehmann kicked off German club's board after racist text
BERLIN (AP) — Former Germany goalkeeper Jens Lehmann was removed from Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin's supervisory board on Wednesday after sending a racist text message to a Black former player. Dennis Aogo published a screenshot of Lehmann's...
Golf super league resurfaces as McIlroy puts stock in legacy
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Rory McIlroy returned to the site of his first PGA Tour victory and made it clear Wednesday that he is more interested in creating his place in history than chasing Saudi-backed money in a proposed super league. Justin...
By DOUG FERGUSON