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U.S. teacher rows solo across Atlantic in record time

A high school science teacher from Cincinnati, Ohio, has rowed solo across the Atlantic Ocean, setting a record for a west-to-east crossing.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

Henry Cejudo upsets Demetrious Johnson, T.J. Dillashaw stops Cody Garbrandt at UFC 227

Henry Cejudo ended Demetrious Johnson’s nearly six-year reign as the UFC flyweight champion with a split-decision victory and a stunning upset. T.J. Dillashaw also defended his bantamweight title with a …


Eleider Alvarez KO’s Sergey Kovalev to win 175-pound title

Eleider Alvarez dropped Sergey Kovalev three times in a brutal seventh round and won the 175-pound championship by knockout at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Alvarez ran his record to …


Nicolas Lodeiro and Will Bruin score late, Sounders beat Minnesota 2-1

Nicolas Lodeiro and Will Bruin scored stoppage-time goals to give the Seattle Sounders a 2-1 victory over Minnesota United. After Minnesota United’s Miguel Ibarra was called for a handball, Lodeiro …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 6:52 p.m.

Andrew Putnam takes lead in Barracuda Championship

Andrew Putnam took the lead in the Barracuda Championship, three points ahead of playing partner Sam Saunders in the PGA Tour’s only modified Stableford scoring event. Saunders, Arnold Palmer’s grandson, …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 4:57 p.m.

Justin Thomas takes over at Firestone as Woods fades away

Justin Thomas pulls away from the crowd with five birdies in the middle of his round for a 3-under 67 and a three-shot lead going into the final round of …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Defending champion Alexander Zverev reaches Citi Open final

Defending champion Alexander Zverev has reached the final at the Citi Open. The No. 1-seeded Zverev beat 10th-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 6-4 in the semifinals. Sixteenth-seeded Andrey Rublev beat unseeded …


Pornanong Phatlum singing to keep lead of Women’s British Open

Pornanong Phatlum has held her overnight one-shot lead of the Women’s British Open after the third round at Royal Lytham. She carded a solid 3-under 69 and dropped her first …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 1:34 p.m.

Kenny Perry shoots 12-under 60 for lead in Champions Tour event

Kenny Perry tied a tournament record with a 12-under-par 60 and has a five-shot lead after two rounds of the 3M Championship. He’s looking to become the second three-time winner …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 7:18 p.m.

Aaron Baddeley takes 2nd-round lead at Barracuda

Aaron Baddeley took advantage of Ollie Schniederjans’ late double bogey to take the lead Friday in the Barracuda Championship, the PGA Tour’s only modified Stableford scoring event. Baddeley had six …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

To extend their streak, Sounders will have to contain Minnesota’s one-man wrecking crew

Colombian forward Darwin Quintero has nine goals and eight assists in 17 games already for a Minnesota United FC squad that has won four of its last six and represents …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 7:22 p.m.

Defending champ Alexander Zverev edges Kei Nishikori in D.C. quarterfinal; Andy Murray out

Defending champion Alexander Zverev beat Kei Nishikori in 3 sets to return the semifinals at the hard-court Citi Open in Washington. Andy Murray withdrew from the tournament, citing fatigue. He …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

Jerry Smith shoots 64, leads by 2 at 3M Championship

Jerry Smith made three late birdies to shoot a bogey-free 8-under 64 on Friday and take a two-shot lead at the 3M Championship. Smith started on the back nine at …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 4:43 p.m.

Justin Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood, Ian Poulter share lead at Firestone

Another day of soft conditions at Firestone wasn’t enough for Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy or anyone else to catch a trio of leaders going into the weekend at the Bridgestone …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 3:53 p.m.

Conor is back: UFC says McGregor will fight Oct. 6 in Las Vegas

The UFC says Conor McGregor will return to mixed martial arts with a bout against lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov on Oct. 6 in Las Vegas. The promotion dramatically announced the …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 11:31 a.m.

Bogey-free Pornanong Phatlum leads Women’s British Open after 2nd 67

Pornanong Phatlum is standing out at the Women’s British Open for more than just her pink golf ball. The Thai player has yet to drop a shot in two straight …


Daniel Ricciardo to leave Red Bull for Renault at end of F1 season

Daniel Ricciardo is leaving Red Bull for Renault at the end of this Formula One season. The Australian driver has agreed to a two-year deal with Renault. Replacing Carlos Sainz, …


U.S. women defeat Brazil 4-1 to clinch Tournament of Nations title

Julie Ertz, Tobin Heath and Alex Morgan scored second-half goals and the United States took control to beat Brazil 4-1 for the Tournament of Nations title. Heath’s curling goal in …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 7:45 p.m.

Ollie Schniederjans closes with eagle to take Barracuda lead

Ollie Schniederjans scored five points with a closing eagle to take a three-point lead in the Barracuda Championship, the PGA Tour’s only modified Stableford scoring event. Schniederjans hit a 5-iron …


Rising Stars Lacrosse introduces growing sport to area youth

When lacrosse ambassador Jack Theron left the flourishing Florida scene for Spokane last summer, he felt like he had stepped back in time.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 9:51 p.m.

Sibling rivalry: Alexander Zverev beats brother Mischa in D.C.

Defending champion Alexander Zverev beat his older brother Mischa 6-3, 7-5 to reach the Citi Open quarterfinals. It was the siblings’ first ATP main-draw match. When it ended, they met …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 4:41 p.m.

Ian Poulter leads at 62, with Tiger Woods 4 behind at Firestone

Ian Poulter has never had much success at the Bridgestone Invitational until an 8-under 62. That was four shots better than Tiger Woods, who plays well at Firestone all the …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 7:40 p.m.

Kerri Walsh Jennings plans to chase gold in Tokyo, retire

Kerri Walsh Jennings will retire from competitive beach volleyball after the Tokyo Olympics in two years. Walsh Jennings made it clear in a sit-down with The Associated Press that she …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 4:57 p.m.

Bridgestone notes: Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson match set for Thanksgiving

Phil Mickelson confirms a report that an exhibition match against Tiger Woods is set for Thanksgiving weekend in Las Vegas. Those are about all the details he had.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 1:09 p.m.

Leonardo Bonucci returns to Juventus, Gonzalo Higuain, Mattia Caldara join Milan

Leonardo Bonucci has sensationally returned to Juventus from AC Milan, with Gonzalo Higuain and Mattia Caldara moving the other way. Juventus says that Bonucci and Caldara are direct swaps with …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 12:32 p.m.

Minjee Lee shoots 7-under 65, leads Women’s British Open

Minjee Lee shot a 7-under 65 to lead by one stroke after the first round of the Women’s British Open at Royal Lytham. The highlight of the No. 8-ranked Australian’s …


USA Track picks Eugene to host 2020 Olympic trials

USA Track and Field has selected Eugene, Oregon, as the new site of the 2020 U.S. Olympic trials. The organization originally awarded the trials for the Tokyo Games to Mt. …


Michelle Wie withdraws from Women’s British Open with hand injury

Michelle Wie has withdrawn from the Women’s British Open midway through her first round because of a right hand injury. The American golfer was 7 over after 12 holes at …


Juventus wins MLS All-Star Game on penalties after 1-1 draw

Josef Martinez thrilled another record crowd in Atlanta by scoring in the Major League Soccer All-Star Game, but Italian powerhouse Juventus prevailed on penalty kicks after the match ended in …


Tiger Woods gets one last crack at Firestone for WGC final edition

This is one farewell party Tiger Woods didn’t want to miss. Firestone will host the world’s best players for the last time at the Bridgestone Invitational, and it wouldn’t be …