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UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 7:53 p.m.

David Toms takes 4-shot lead in PGA Tour Champions opener

David Toms shot his second straight 7-under 65 to take a four-stroke lead in the PGA Tour Champions’ season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship. The 52-year-old Toms had eight birdies and a …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 4:38 p.m.

Phil Mickelson shoots 68 to take 2-shot lead into weekend

Phil Mickelson birdied four of his last five holes in the Desert Classic to take a two-stroke lead into the weekend in his first event of the year. A day …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 1:39 p.m.

Brooke Henderson leads by 2 shots in LPGA opener in Florida

Brooke Henderson played bogey free on her way to a 4-under 67 and a two-shot lead in the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, the winners-only start to the LPGA Tour …


With braces on both knees, Lindsey Vonn struggles with aerodynamics

Lindsey Vonn made an uncharacteristic mistake midway down the slope and finished tied for 15th in a downhill on her return from injury. Austrian skier Ramona Siebenhofer claimed her first …


All of 17, Amanda Anisimova of U.S. scores upset at Australian Open

Amanda Anisimova is making quite a first impression at the Australian Open. The 17-year-old American had never won a Grand Slam match until this week. Anisimova showed precisely why there …


Phil Mickelson shoots 12-under 60 at La Quinta in 2019 debut

Phil Mickelson still feels as young as ever. He still plays that way, too. Mickelson began his 27th full season as a pro by flirting with one of the few …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 8:43 a.m.

Simona Halep edges American in Australia; Venus next; Serena wins

Top-seeded Simona Halep was pushed to the brink at the Australian Open again but came through with a victory by taking the last four games against 20-year-old American Sofia Kenin. …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 9:01 a.m.

Big flex: Young Americans Frances Tiafoe, Taylor Fritz stun seeds in Australia

20-something Americans Frances Tiafoe and Taylor Fritz upset seeded players at the Australian Open to get to the third round in Melbourne for the first time. Tiafoe eliminated two-time Grand …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 3:13 p.m.

MLS formally announces Austin expansion team for 2021

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber formally announced Austin will be an expansion franchise for the 2021 season. The move has been expected as Austin became the target for efforts …


Tim Dahlberg: Breakfast with Manny Pacquiao on a rainy day in L.A.

Breakfast at Manny Pacquiao’s house began with a silent prayer, followed by more silence around the big dining room table as his massive entourage waited for the fighter to take …


Mikaela Shiffrin finally conquers elusive Kronplatz giant slalom

Mikaela Shiffrin takes advantage of a massive first-run lead to win a World Cup giant slalom in Kronplatz and earn her 10th victory of the season. Having established a 1.39-second …


Serena Williams wins Australian Open return; Venus gets by

Serena Williams easily beat Tatjana Maria 6-0, 6-2 in her first match at the Australian Open since winning the 2017 title while pregnant and first official match anywhere since a …


On bad hip, Andy Murray bows out in first round of Australian Open

If this was it for Andy Murray, if this truly was it, he gave himself – and an appreciative, raucous crowd that included his mother and brother – quite a …


Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova advance in straight sets at Australian Open

Rafael Nadal has missed a lot of tennis since last September. He hasn’t missed a beat. The No. 2-seeded Nadal had a 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 win over Australian wild-card entry …


It takes great shots to win at golf’s major championships

Brooks Koepka still smiles at the memory of the 9-irons he hit in the final round of his second straight U.S. Open victory.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 13, 2019, 9:17 p.m.

Matt Kuchar starts Hawaii vacation with a victory

Matt Kuchar overcame three early bogeys that cost him the lead with flawless golf and two key birdies on the back nine to close with a 4-under 66 and win …


Djokovic’s start may follow Murray’s finale at Aussie Open

Novak Djokovic knows there’s a chance he may not have played his opening match at the Australian Open before Andy Murray is out of the tournament. Perhaps even finished on …


Matt Kuchar takes 1-shot lead at Sony Open

Matt Kuchar opens with three straight birdies and has another 7-under 63 for a one-shot lead over Andrew Putnam in the Sony Open. Chez Reavie holes out from the fairway …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 2:03 p.m.

Petra Vlhova wins slalom to deny Mikaela Shiffrin 8th straight victory

Petra Vlhova of Slovakia has won a women’s World Cup night slalom, denying Mikaela Shiffrin a record eighth consecutive win in the discipline. Racing in dense snowfall, Vlhova was third …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 4:10 p.m.

Truck driver in Canada crash that killed 16 pleads guilty

The driver of a transport truck involved in a bus crash that killed 16 people in Canada has pleaded guilty to all charges against him. Thirteen others were injured when …


Finland wins world junior hockey title, beating U.S. 3-2

Kaapo Kakko scored with 1:26 left to give Finland its fifth world junior hockey title, 3-2 over the United States on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 7:53 p.m.

Kevin Tway returns to Kapalua as a tour winner and leads with 66

Kevin Tway returns to Kapalua a lot older, taller and better and makes his Sentry Tournament of Champions debut with a 7-under 66 to build a one-shot lead after the …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 1, 2019, 8:09 p.m.

Roger Federer on winning team after facing Serena Williams for first time

Roger Federer won the bragging rights over fellow tennis great Serena Williams as they faced each other on court for the first time on Tuesday, with Federer spearheading Switzerland’s 4-2, …


Floyd Mayweather stops Nasukawa in first round of exhibition bout

It took less than three minutes for Floyd Mayweather to knock down his Japanese kickboxer opponent Tenshin Nasukawa three times Monday in a New Year’s Eve entertainment exhibition bout.


Return to sender: Roger Federer looking forward to Serena Williams’ serve

Roger Federer’s wish is about to be granted – he’s getting the chance to return Serena Williams’ powerful serve.


Dominik Paris wins super-G for back-to-back victories in Bormio

Italy’s Dominik Paris makes it two World Cup victories in two days on home snow by winning a super-G by the slimmest of margins on Saturday. Paris beat Olympic champion …


American Mikaela Shiffrin wins record 36th World Cup slalom

Mikaela Shiffrin has become the most successful female slalom skier in the 52-year history of the World Cup by winning the last race of 2018. The American built on a …


Petra Vlhova wins 1st World Cup GS, 1st-run leader Mikaela Shiffrin 5th

Petra Vlhova became the first Slovakian winner of a women’s World Cup giant slalom on Friday, benefiting from first-run leader Mikaela Shiffrin’s uncharacteristic second run which saw the Olympic champion …


Slovenia’s Klemen Kosi airlifted off downhill course after crash

Slovenian skier Klemen Kosi has been airlifted by helicopter to a local hospital with suspected facial trauma after crashing in a World Cup downhill.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 7:45 p.m.

Serena Williams voted AP Female Athlete of the Year for 5th time

Serena Williams has been voted The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year for the fifth time. Williams reached the finals at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open after a remarkable …