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Reaction to death of Lee Elder, 1st Black golfer at Masters

Nov. 29, 2021 18:26 PM EST

Reaction to the death of Lee Elder, the first Black golfer to play at the Masters: “Lee Elder was a pioneer, and in so many ways. Yes, he was the first black golfer to play in the Masters Tournament, but that simply underlined the hard work Lee put in to further the...

Today in History

Nov. 22, 2021 00:07 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2021. There are 39 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was shot to death...

Column: Where is Peng Shuai? Why isn't the IOC speaking out?

Nov. 19, 2021 16:22 PM EST

Where is Peng Shuai? It's a question that must be asked — loudly, for everyone to hear — by the International Olympic Committee as it prepares to hold the Winter Games less than three months from now in Beijing. Peng is, after all, one of its...

Muguruza wins WTA Finals for first time, beating Kontaveit

Nov. 18, 2021 08:28 AM EST

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) — Garbiñe Muguruza's trip to Mexico started last week with a taste of tequila. After winning the WTA Finals on Wednesday, it ended the same way. Muguruza defeated Anett Kontaveit 6-3, 7-5 in the final for her first title at the WTA's elite,...

Allyson Felix, Naomi Osaka earn women's sports awards

Oct. 14, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Olympians Allyson Felix and Jordan Larson were honored as Sportswomen of the Year by the Women’s Sports Foundation. Felix won two medals at the Tokyo Games — giving her 11 in her career — to surpass Carl Lewis as the most decorated American in...

Today in History

Sep. 20, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2021. There are 102 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 20, 2001, during an address to a joint session of Congress, President George W....

Pierce, Bosh, and Russell (again) inducted into hoops Hall

Sep. 11, 2021 23:14 PM EDT

Nine teams passed on Paul Pierce in the 1998 NBA draft, and if you think he doesn’t remember each and every one of them, then you don’t know Paul Pierce. The newly inducted basketball Hall of Famer called out by name — in order — the teams with the first nine...

The Latest: Raducanu sets up all-teenager US Open final

Sep. 09, 2021 23:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Emma Raducanu has set up an all-teenager U.S. Open women's final. The 18-year-old from Britain beat No. 17 seed Maria Sakkari 6-1, 6-4,...

The Latest: Djokovic takes Grand Slam bid into US Open semis

Sep. 09, 2021 00:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 12:35 a.m. Novak Djokovic will take his Grand Slam bid into the U.S. Open semifinals. Djokovic beat Matteo Berrettini 5-7,...

Rogers braces for social media abuse after ugly US Open loss

Sep. 06, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Shelby Rogers had no shortage of people singing her praises after she upset No. 1 seed Ash Barty. She knew how much the tone would change after the American followed that by getting routed by Emma Raducanu on Monday. “Obviously we...