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Melee breaks out at UFC 229 after Khabib Nurmagomedov chokes out Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor tapped out in the fourth round of his comeback fight at UFC 229 against Khabib Nurmagomedov, who then climbed over the cage and set off a brawl by …


MLS Capsules: 16-year-old George Bello scores, Atlanta tops New England

Sixteen-year-old George Bello scored his first professional goal and Atlanta United stayed in front of the Supporters’ Shield race with a 2-1 victory over the New England Revolution on Saturday.


Brandt Snedeker leads PGA Tour’s season-opening Safeway Open

Brandt Snedeker birdied the final three holes Saturday to take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the PGA Tour’s season-opening Safeway Open.


Christopher Bell sets Xfinity rookie record at Dover with 6th victory

Christopher Bell has a second straight NASCAR championship in sight.


Brandt Snedeker leads at Silverado; Phil Mickelson 3 strokes back

Brandt Snedeker birdied the final two holes for a 7-under 65 and a three-stroke lead over Phil Mickelson and two others in the PGA Tour’s season-opening Safeway Open in Napa, …


Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick start 1-2 in playoff race at Dover

Rain has washed out NASCAR Cup qualifying at Dover International Speedway. Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick will start 1-2 to kick off the round-of-12 playoff race on the mile concrete …


NASCAR to remove restrictor plates at Daytona and Talladega

NASCAR will use two primary rules packages next season and race at Daytona and Talladega without restrictor plates for the first time since 1987. The rules packages revealed Tuesday will …


MLS Capsules: Minnesota United tops New York City

MINNEAPOLIS – Angelo Rodriguez scored two first-half goals and Minnesota held on to beat New York City FC 2-1 after going a man down Saturday night. Rodriguez headed home a …


Ken Tanigawa eagles 18th, leads at Pebble Beach

Ken Tanigawa made a 30-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th at Poppy Hills on Saturday for a 5-under 66 and a two-stroke lead in the Pure Insurance Championship.


Chase Briscoe wins Xfinity race on weird Charlotte roval

Chase Briscoe is climbing his way through Ford Racing’s development system by racing any kind of car on any kind of track. That exposure gave the Indiana native the wherewithal …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

Kyle Busch wins NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond

Kyle Busch passed Brad Keselowski with 38 laps to go and held off hard-charging Kevin Harvick to win the NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond Raceway. Busch won for …


NASCAR makes another change at top with new president

NASCAR has promoted Steve Phelps to president, the latest leadership change for the slumping auto racing series. Phelps will replace Brent Dewar. Phelps will oversee all competition and business operations. …


Easier gambling has sports worried about fighting the fix

The four major pro sports leagues and the NCAA have argued for years in court that expanding legal betting will lead to more game-fixing. The pro leagues have sought, unsuccessfully …


Golf capsules: Angela Stanford wins Evian for first major title

Angela Stanford ended her long wait for a first major title when her 3-under 68 was enough to win the LPGA Tour Evian Championship by one shot Sunday after long-time …


Mood electric as Seattle Storm, fans celebrate third WNBA title

Fans are whooping and cheering as they celebrate the Seattle Storm’s third WNBA championship during a parade and rally.


MLS Capsules: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores 500th worldwide goal; Galaxy fall

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 500th worldwide goal Saturday night in the Los Angeles Galaxy’s 5-3 loss to Toronto FC.


Ross Chastain earns 1st Xfinity win, holding off Justin Allgaier

Ross Chastain held off Justin Allgaier for his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory Saturday, pulling away on the final restart for a long-awaited breakthrough in his 132nd series start.


On again? Floyd Mayweather says he and Manny Pacquiao will fight

Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he’s coming out of retirement again to fight Manny Pacquiao for a second time in December.


Scott McCarron shoots 63 for share of Warwick Hills lead

Scott McCarron shot a 9-under 63 in hot conditions Saturday at Warwick Hills for a share of The Ally Challenge lead with Tom Lehman and Jeff Maggert.


Amy Olson takes 2-shot lead after 3rd round of Evian major

Chasing a first major title for herself, and a first for American women this season, Amy Olson fired a bogey-free 65 to take a two-shot lead after the Evian Championship …


Commentary: Gennady Golovkin-Canelo Alvarez rematch should be must-see TV

Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez step into the ring at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night, trying to settle what they couldn’t the first time around in …


Former Gonzaga guard Courtney Vandersloot selected to All-WNBA second team, Storm’s Breanna Stewart named to first team

For the second time in her career, former Gonzaga guard Courtney Vandersloot picked up All-WNBA second-team honors


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 4:23 p.m.

Larry Stone: Breanna Stewart is the MVP, but Sue Bird remains heart and soul of the Storm’s latest title-winning team

The cast of characters has changed since the Storm last held up the WNBA championship trophy, and there were many heroes in this 2018 title chase. But above all, Sue …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 9:06 p.m.

Breanna Stewart, Storm surge past Mystics 98-82 for WNBA title

Breanna Stewart led the Seattle Storm to their WNBA title, scoring 30 points in a 98-82 victory over the Washington Mystics in Game 3 of the best-of-five series. Stewart was …


History says Seattle Storm WNBA coronation only a matter of time

The Washington Mystics head back home facing a 2-0 deficit in the WNBA Finals, as well as long odds. The history of teams that have faced a 2-0 deficit since …


Justin Rose waits through a day of rain at BMW Championship

Aronimink Golf Club already was saturated when a steady rain caused tiny streams and large puddles in the fairways, leaving the PGA Tour little choice but to wait until Monday …


Novak Djokovic wins U.S. Open for 14th major, tying ‘idol’ Pete Sampras

His returns and defense-to-offense skills as impeccable as ever, Novak Djokovic collected his 14th Grand Slam title and second in a row by getting through every crucial moment for a …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 6:20 p.m.

Breanna Stewart, Storm beat Mystics 75-73 for 2-0 series lead

A lot of Breanna Stewart in the closing minutes and one big defensive stop in the final seconds has the Seattle Storm on the cusp of a third WNBA title.


A’ja Wilson earns WNBA Rookie of the Year honors

A’ja Wilson capped her stellar year with WNBA Rookie of the Year honors.


Jenny Simpson wins 5th Avenue Mile for sixth straight year

Jenny Simpson won the 5th Avenue Mile for a sixth consecutive year on Sunday, finishing the race in 4:18.8. Jake Wightman of Great Britain won the men’s race.