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Hamlin slaps down speculation over JGR's youth movement
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin is NASCAR's current points leader and locked in at Joe Gibbs Racing with a contract extension inked at the start of his 17th season with the...
By JENNA FRYER
Original 9, Hewitt in Tennis Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021
Six Nations says new testing clears France to host Scotland
Coco Gauff advances to Adelaide International quarterfinals
West Coast behind, more fans about to show up on PGA Tour
Column: Back in time on LPGA for Sorenstam and Yani Tseng
Column: NASCAR's flag ban opens sport to diverse new crowd
Chelsea tops Atlético in CL with Giroud's bicycle-kick goal
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — After his great overhead kick found the net to break the deadlock in a difficult match, all Olivier Giroud could do was wait. And wait and wait. Giroud’s 68th-minute bicycle-kick goal against Atlético Madrid was...
Press scores in first start of 2021, looks to build on 2020
The goal was quintessential Christen Press: a bending banger from distance. In her return to the U.S. national team for the SheBelieves Cup, Press made an impact with an early goal against Brazil over the weekend. It was her first start for the...
By ANNE M. PETERSON
Chellsie's Chase; Olympian Memmel's comeback turning serious
Chellsie Memmel wants to emphasize something. This is not about ego nor unfinished business nor fending off some sort of early-onset midlife crisis. The 32-year-old Memmel's return to competitive gymnastics after spending nearly a decade...
By WILL GRAVES
Qatar and Australia pull out of Copa America
SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) — Qatar and Australia will not compete in the next Copa America due to scheduling conflicts, the South American soccer confederation said Tuesday. Other national teams have already expressed interest in replacing them...
By MAURICIO SAVARESE
A year after 'Game Zero,' Atalanta welcomes Real Madrid
MILAN (AP) — Just over a year after “Game Zero,” Atalanta is back in the knockout round of the Champions League. Last year’s match, against Valencia in nearby Milan on Feb. 19, was the biggest in the club’s history and a third of...
By DANIELLA MATAR
Study: college sports still trail pros in diversity hiring
NIL bill would allow college athletes to return from draft
Filly becomes 5th fatality this year at Golden Gate Fields
MATCHDAY: Man City, Madrid resume Champions League campaigns
National Lacrosse League team moves to Albany, New York
Murray loses 1st ATP Tour match in 4 months in straight sets
U19 European Championships canceled for 2nd straight year
Torino training ground closed amid rising coronavirus cases
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Torino’s training ground was ordered closed Tuesday because of a number of players testing positive for the coronavirus, the Italian club said. The team is scheduled to host Sassuolo on Friday but that's at risk of...
UEFA investigates alleged racial abuse of Zlatan Ibrahimović
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA appointed a disciplinary investigator on Tuesday to look at allegations Zlatan Ibrahimović was racially abused when AC Milan played at Red Star Belgrade last week. Ibrahimović was sitting in the stands as a...
Norway moves 'home' World Cup qualifier to neutral Spain
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Norway’s national soccer team will play its first “home” World Cup qualifying game at a neutral venue in Spain next month because of travel restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic. The Norwegian soccer...
Jordan Morris tears left ACL, 3 years after tearing right
SWANSEA, Wales (AP) — American forward Jordan Morris tore his left ACL while on loan for Swansea in the English League Championship, three years after rupturing his right ACL during a match for Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders. Morris...
Humphries applies for citizenship, with Beijing 2022 in mind
Kaillie Humphries, the reigning world champion and presumed Olympic favorite in both women’s bobsled and monobob, has applied for an expedited process of obtaining U.S. citizenship so she can represent the country in the 2022 Beijing Games....
By TIM REYNOLDS
Osaka back to No. 2; Medvedev No. 3; Karatsev jumps 72 spots
Naomi Osaka's Australian Open championship moved her up one spot to No. 2 in the WTA rankings Monday, while men's finalist Daniil Medvedev rose to a career-best No. 3 behind winner Novak Djokovic on the ATP list. Jennifer Brady, the 25-year-old...
By HOWARD FENDRICH
England plans return of fans in time for EPL finale in May
Plans to ease England's lockdown restrictions will see up to 10,000 supporters being allowed back into Premier League stadiums for the final day of the season in May ahead of Wembley hosting European Championship games. Some sports in England...
By ROB HARRIS
Clutch hitter: Shiffrin doesn't miss when medals are on line
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — If Mikaela Shiffrin were a baseball player, her numbers would make her a post-season MVP. Every year. The American skier won four medals in her four events at the recently concluded world championships and...
By ANDREW DAMPF
Funny on social media, Max Homa takes his golf seriously
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leave it to Max Homa to be so brutally honest that it easily passes as humor, even when he's the subject. Homa set the stage for the greatest moment of his career on Sunday at the Genesis Invitational. He was tied for the...
By DOUG FERGUSON
Press, Rapinoe score, US beats Brazil 2-0 in SheBelieves Cup
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Christen Press scored in the 11th minute, Megan Rapinoe added a late goal and the U.S. women beat Brazil 2-0 in the SheBelieves Cup on Sunday. The United States sits atop the SheBelieves Cup standings with two wins....
Homa gets another chance and wins hometown event at Riviera
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The dream of winning at Riviera felt too good to be true for Max Homa, and it nearly was. Needing a birdie on the 18th hole Sunday to win the Genesis Invitational, he hit sand wedge to a back pin that settled 3 feet away,...
By DOUG FERGUSON
Bell snags first Cup victory in another surprise Gibbs win
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Give him good cars and Christopher Bell will win races. But in his second race? With a new team? That seemed unlikely. Bell defied the odds Sunday and earned his first career Cup series victory — in just his...
By JENNA FRYER
Napoli's Osimhen remains in hospital after head trauma
BERGAMO, Italy (AP) — Napoli forward Victor Osimhen will remain overnight in hospital under observation after being knocked unconscious during the final minutes of Sunday’s Italian league match at Atalanta. Osimhen fell awkwardly after a...
Woods recovering from back surgery and hopes for Masters
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods says he's doesn't know when he will return from a fifth back surgery, and he could not give a definitive answer Sunday when asked if he would be at the Masters. “God, I hope so,” Woods on the CBS broadcast...
Man City earns 18th straight win, Spurs lose again in EPL
Exactly three months ago, Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham was outwitting Manchester City to go top of the Premier League and leave Pep Guardiola doubting the direction he was taking his slumping midtable team. On Sunday, Mourinho was downplaying...
By STEVE DOUGLAS