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Stewart, Wilson propel US to 100-88 win over China

Breanna Stewart scored 21 of her 23 points in the second half and A’ja Wilson added 20 points to help the United States beat China 100-88 on Sunday in the …


Steve Stricker wins Champions Tour’s Sanford International

Steve Stricker won the inaugural Sanford International on Sunday for his third PGA Tour Champions title of the year, closing with a 3-under 67 for a four-stroke victory.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 6:49 p.m.

Tiger Woods wins Tour Championship to cap long comeback

Tiger Woods delivered the perfect ending to his amazing return from four back surgeries on Sunday with a performance that felt like the old days. He left the competition feeling …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 5:01 p.m.

Steve Stricker, Brandt Jobe tied for Sanford International in Sioux Falls

Steve Stricker and Brandt Jobe topped the Sanford International leaderboard again after another cool and breezy day in the inaugural PGA Tour Champions event. After matching Jerry Smith and David …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 5:47 p.m.

Jess McDonald’s 2 goals lead Courage to 3-0 win over the Thorns

Jess McDonald scored two goals and the North Carolina Courage won the National Women’s Soccer League championship with a 3-0 victory over the Portland Thorns on Saturday. The victory was …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 5:11 p.m.

Tiger Woods with 3-shot lead and 1 round away from winning

Tiger Woods is three shots ahead and one round away from capping his comeback season with a victory. Woods played the most dynamic golf he has all year with six …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 9:10 p.m.

John Isner a new pop while playing at the Laver Cup

John Isner, the tall American with the blistering serve, has added a new role in the last week. He’s a dad. His wife gave birth a week ago to their …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 4:59 p.m.

Anthony Joshua stops Alexander Povetkin in 7th round, keeps heavyweight titles

Anthony Joshua retained his IBF, WBO and WBA heavyweight titles with a seventh-round stoppage of Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium. Joshua, who fought with a suspected broken nose from the …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 2:18 p.m.

U.S. beats Senegal 87-67 in World Cup opener

Elena Delle Donne scored 19 points and Nneka Ogwumike added 16 to help the U.S. beat Senegal 87-67 in the Americans’ opener at the Women’s Basketball World Cup. The two …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 4:46 p.m.

Tiger Woods shares lead going into weekend at East Lake

For thousands of fans crammed into every corner of East Lake, it looked as though Tiger Woods was closer than ever to capping off this remarkable comeback season by winning …


Anthony Joshua weighs in 11 kilograms heavier than Alexander Povetkin

Anthony Joshua has weighed in about 11 kilograms heavier than Alexander Povetkin ahead of their heavyweight title fight in London. Joshua weighed in at 111.6 kilograms (246 pounds). That is …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 5:07 p.m.

Tiger Woods returns to Tour Championship with share of lead

Another tournament, another share of the first-round lead for Tiger Woods. Woods made an eagle putt from just over 25 feet on the final hole for a 5-under 65 and …


Anthony Joshua back ‘home’ to face Alexander Povetkin for heavyweight titles

This was supposed to be the week Anthony Joshua completed his six-year journey from Olympic gold medalist to undisputed world heavyweight champion by beating Deontay Wilder. But the 28-year-old Briton …


Russia’s reinstatement after doping scandal goes to a vote

Should Russia be reinstated without publicly admitting wrongdoing in its state-sponsored doping scandal? That question has caused ferocious infighting at the World Anti-Doping Agency, the watchdog body tasked with stopping …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 10:24 a.m.

Sue Bird highlights U.S. women’s world cup roster

Fresh off winning a third WNBA title, Sue Bird will try to help the U.S. win a third straight FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup. Bird is on the American squad …


North and South Korea plan to bid for 2032 Summer Olympics

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in a statement that the countries planned to jointly bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics. At a …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 9:34 p.m.

U.S. rolls past Panama in basketball World Cup qualifying, 78-48

Reggie Hearn scored 12 points, Dwayne Bacon added 10 and the U.S. easily got past Panama 78-48 in a qualifying game Monday night. The Americans have won both of their …


Auto racing roundup: Brad Keselowski wins NASCAR playoff opener, gets 500th win for Roger Penske

Brad Keselowski raced to his third consecutive NASCAR Cup victory Sunday, persevering through a wreck-filled Sunday afternoon and roaring away from the field in overtime to claim the playoff opener. …


Mayer sets decathlon WR after Kipchoge runs fastest marathon

On a spectacular day for track and field fans, Kevin Mayer of France set a decathlon world record in front of a home crowd, just hours after Eliud Kipchoge smashed …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

Close win means Alvarez and Golovkin could do it again

The fight was so close at the final bell that no one in the arena – including Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez – knew who would leave the ring with …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

Canelo Alvarez wins narrow decision for middleweight title

Canelo Alvarez won the middleweight title by the narrowest of margins Saturday night, taking a majority decision over Gennady Golovkin to hand the longtime champion his first loss as a …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 7:40 p.m.

Weighing in: Local boxing figures lean toward Gennady Golovkin against Canelo Alvarez

There’s always a certain buzz when a big fight rolls around. So when middleweight champions Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez step into the ring for their much anticipated rematch Saturday …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 5:58 p.m.

A year later, Gennady Golovkin, Canelo Alvarez meet with bad intentions

Canelo Alvarez has gone to bed the last few months thinking about how he’s going to knock out Gennady Golovkin in their middleweight title rematch. To wake up Sunday morning …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 11:14 a.m.

Maria Torres, Carlota Ciganda lead Evian event, top-ranked Sung Hyun Park struggles

Maria Torres is aiming to stylishly cap a rookie season that Hurricane Maria almost denied her. Torres shared the first-round lead on 6 under at the final women’s golf major. …


Newspaper reprints controversial cartoon of Serena Williams

A cartoon of Serena Williams that has been widely condemned as a racist depiction of the tennis great has been reprinted on the front page of an Australian newspaper. The …


Tyler Adams scores 1st goal to give U.S. 1-0 win over Mexico

Tyler Adams scored his first international goal, four minutes after Angel Zaldivar was ejected for a studs-up tackle, and the United States rebounded from a poor first half for a …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 1:05 p.m.

Woman sues Michigan State, says Larry Nassar raped her in 1992

A woman says she became pregnant after she was drugged and raped by Larry Nassar when he was a medical student in 1992 but that police at Michigan State University …


Brad Keselowski wins Brickyard 400, makes it a Penske sweep at Indianapolis

Brad Keselowski snatched victory from Denny Hamlin in the final laps of the Brickyard 400 on Monday to give Roger Penske a sweep this year at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


Keegan Bradley holds off Justin Rose in playoff to win BMW Championship

Keegan Bradley held off Justin Rose in a sudden-death playoff to win the rain-plagued BMW Championship on Monday for his first PGA Tour victory in six years.


Tony Finau added to U.S. Ryder Cup team as captain’s pick

Tony Finau has been named to the Ryder Cup team, the final pick by U.S. captain Jim Furyk. Finau joins Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods as Furyk’s four …