Top Sports News

Analysis: LeBron has defied odds, with no drop-off in sight

Feb. 08, 2023 11:08 AM EST

LeBron James is 38 years old. He is in Season 20 of his NBA career. He is, by conventional basketball-playing standards, ancient. History says his decline should have started already. Except it hasn't. Not even close. And count that as just another example of what sets...

Who has next for James' scoring record: Luka? Tatum? Anyone?

Feb. 08, 2023 12:50 PM EST

James Harden averaged 36 points a few seasons ago. Devin Booker once scored 70 in one game. There are many more players doing much more scoring now than when LeBron James began his NBA career in 2003-04. Tracy McGrady led the league with 28 points per game that season, a mark that...

Chiefs' Mahomes says ankle will be ready for Super Bowl

Feb. 08, 2023 15:28 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes says he's “definitely in a better spot” when it comes to his ailing right ankle than he was for the AFC championship game, and the All-Pro quarterback doesn't expect to be limited by it when he leads the Kansas City Chiefs against the Philadelphia...

Super Bowl has rare matchup of top 2 regular-season teams

Feb. 08, 2023 13:18 PM EST

This year's Super Bowl features a rare matchup of the NFL’s top two teams from the regular season. The Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs were the league's only 14-game winners, marking just the sixth time since the 1970 merger that the squads with sole possession of the...

Pro Picks: Eagles' talent over Chiefs' experience

Feb. 08, 2023 14:53 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles left their dog masks at home. Back in the Super Bowl five years after winning the first Lombardi Trophy in franchise history, the Eagles took a different path to reach this one. They’re 1 1/2-point favorites against the Kansas City Chiefs,...

Probe into US Olympic failings stunted by red tape in DC

Feb. 08, 2023 14:57 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — More than 27 months since it was greenlighted by Congress, the panel established to investigate the inner workings of the U.S. Olympic structure has yet to conduct a formal interview because of bureaucratic red tape and slow action from the same lawmakers who had expressed a...

Brittney Griner absent from USA camp, but keeping in touch

Feb. 08, 2023 15:11 PM EST

Brittney Griner texted her good friend Diana Taurasi on Tuesday asking how the USA Basketball training camp was going. Griner was back in Arizona, choosing to skip the camp in Minnesota so she can be with her wife and recover from her time in a Russian jail. She returned to the U.S....

Ishbia takes over Suns, works to improve team culture

Feb. 08, 2023 15:08 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Justin Ishbia came home from college one day to find his younger brother Mat shooting hoops over an 8-foot obstacle as he practiced for his upcoming high school basketball season. The older brother asked why the 5-foot-10 Mat was doing that — after all, no one in...

Shiffrin's silver at ski worlds inspired by LeBron's record

Feb. 08, 2023 11:21 AM EST

MERIBEL, France (AP) — Amid a whirlwind 48 hours high in the French Alps, Mikaela Shiffrin woke up to the news that LeBron James had broken the NBA scoring record and the American skier immediately drew comparisons to her own record-breaking season. Inspired by James’...

Mahomes, Hurts buoy Super Bowl teams amid QB injury spate

Feb. 07, 2023 21:13 PM EST

It matters that Patrick Mahomes is spectacularly talented, of course. Might matter just as much that he is almost always available for the Kansas City Chiefs. Same goes for the Philadelphia Eagles and Jalen Hurts. Those are big reasons the Chiefs and Eagles will meet...

Latest Sports News

Rivera: Howell goes into spring as Commanders' starting QB

Feb. 08, 2023 15:28 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Sam Howell is going into offseason workouts as the Washington Commanders ' starting quarterback, coach Ron Rivera said Wednesday. The second-year pro will still have competition along the way, but Rivera's declaration appears to take the organization out of the...

Chiefs' Mahomes says ankle will be ready for Super Bowl

Feb. 08, 2023 15:28 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes says he's “definitely in a better spot” when it comes to his ailing right ankle than he was for the AFC championship game, and the All-Pro quarterback doesn't expect to be limited by it when he leads the Kansas City Chiefs against the Philadelphia...

WNBA investigating Hamby's allegations against Aces

Feb. 08, 2023 15:16 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The WNBA is investigating Dearica Hamby's allegations that the Las Vegas Aces bullied and manipulated her for being pregnant, the league said in a statement Wednesday. It was the first time the league acknowledged it was looking into the situation. The players'...

Brittney Griner absent from USA camp, but keeping in touch

Feb. 08, 2023 15:11 PM EST

Brittney Griner texted her good friend Diana Taurasi on Tuesday asking how the USA Basketball training camp was going. Griner was back in Arizona, choosing to skip the camp in Minnesota so she can be with her wife and recover from her time in a Russian jail. She returned to the U.S....

Ishbia takes over Suns, works to improve team culture

Feb. 08, 2023 15:08 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Justin Ishbia came home from college one day to find his younger brother Mat shooting hoops over an 8-foot obstacle as he practiced for his upcoming high school basketball season. The older brother asked why the 5-foot-10 Mat was doing that — after all, no one in...

High school sports officials reconsider menstrual questions

Feb. 08, 2023 14:58 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Facing blowback, the director of Florida’s high school sports governing body is backing away from using an eligibility form that requires female athletes to disclose their menstrual history in order to compete. Instead, the executive director of the Florida...

Probe into US Olympic failings stunted by red tape in DC

Feb. 08, 2023 14:57 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — More than 27 months since it was greenlighted by Congress, the panel established to investigate the inner workings of the U.S. Olympic structure has yet to conduct a formal interview because of bureaucratic red tape and slow action from the same lawmakers who had expressed a...

Indian Wells entries include injured Nadal, Djokovic

Feb. 08, 2023 14:53 PM EST

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Two of the biggest names on the men’s entry list for the BNP Paribas Open are unlikely to play in the Southern California tournament. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal were injured during the Australian Open last month, and Djokovic’s COVID-19...

Pro Picks: Eagles' talent over Chiefs' experience

Feb. 08, 2023 14:53 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles left their dog masks at home. Back in the Super Bowl five years after winning the first Lombardi Trophy in franchise history, the Eagles took a different path to reach this one. They’re 1 1/2-point favorites against the Kansas City Chiefs,...

Phoenix Open kicks off Super Bowl week in Valley of the Sun

Feb. 08, 2023 14:52 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The WM Phoenix Open has a huge new purse and star-packed field as golf’s biggest party kicks off Super Bowl week in the Valley of the Sun. “This week is a party for everyone except us,” fifth-ranked Patrick Cantlay said Wednesday, a day before the...