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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 …


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 …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 11:54 p.m.

Serena Williams argues with chair umpire; Naomi Osaka wins U.S. Open final

Serena Williams was penalized a game for calling the chair umpire a thief during an extended argument as the U.S. Open women’s final descended into chaos, with fans booing and …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 7:43 p.m.

Net gain: Serena Williams reaches her 9th U.S. Open final, will face Naomi Osaka

Serena Williams dropped the first two games of her U.S. Open semifinal before taking 12 of the next 13 and easily beating Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 6-3, 6-0. Williams won …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 4:48 p.m.

Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy off to torrid start at Aronimink

Tiger Woods’ lowest round since his last victory more than five years ago was good enough for a share of the lead at the BMW Championship. Woods and Rory McIlroy …


Captain Thomas Bjorn opts for experience with Ryder Cup wild-card picks

Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter, Henrik Stenson and Paul Casey are the European team’s wild-card selections for this month’s Ryder Cup. Captain Thomas Bjorn has picked an experienced quartet to balance …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Novak Djokovic tops Roger Federer’s conqueror for 11th U.S. Open semifinal in row

Novak Djokovic moved a step closer to a third championship at Flushing Meadows and 14th Grand Slam title overall by eliminating John Millman 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to get to the …


Serena Williams puts aside shaky start to beat Karolina Pliskova at U.S. Open

Serena Williams began her U.S. Open quarterfinal tentatively. Her shots lacked their usual sting, her attitude its usual conviction.


Elia Viviani wins another Vuelta stage, Yates keeps overall lead

Italian rider Elia Viviani won his second Spanish Vuelta stage on Tuesday, while Simon Yates retained the leader’s red jersey despite a punctured tire.


Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChaumbeau named to U.S. Ryder Cup team

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, golf’s most prominent players for more than two decades, never realized the Ryder Cup would mean so much.


Bryson DeChambeau makes it 2 straight wins in FedEx Cup playoffs

For the second straight week in the richest part of the PGA Tour season, Bryson DeChambeau took down one of the strongest fields of the year by playing his best …


Golf roundup: Abraham Ancer of Mexico leads at TPC Boston

Abraham Ancer of Mexico opened with three straight birdies on his way to a 6-under 65 to take a one-shot lead Sunday over a familiar figure going into the final …


Serena Williams hits 18 aces in U.S. Open win

Serena Williams reached the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows for a 10th consecutive appearance – she wasn’t there last year because she gave birth to her daughter during the tournament – …


Brad Keselowski’s late move in the pits wins Southern 500

Brad Keselowski beat leader Kyle Larson out of the pits with 22 laps to go, then pulled away on a restart to win the Southern 500 on Sunday night and …