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Toronto awarded WNBA's first franchise outside US, with expansion team set to begin play in 2026

May. 23, 2024 05:51 AM EDT

Toronto has been awarded the WNBA’s first franchise outside the United States, with the expansion team set to begin play in 2026. Larry Tanenbaum-led Kilmer Sports Ventures is paying $50 million for the team. Tanenbaum also is the chairman and a minority owner of Maple Leaf Sports...

Doncic leads strong close by Mavericks for 108-105 win over Wolves in Game 1 of West finals

May. 23, 2024 00:41 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Luka Doncic led a strong finish for the Dallas Mavericks, swishing crucial shots down the stretch, drawing a couple of fouls and even playing strong defense. The Mavericks might not be the favorites in yet another series, but they stole home-court advantage from...

Bobrovsky makes 23 saves for first shutout of the postseason, Panthers beat Rangers 3-0 in Game 1

May. 23, 2024 00:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky had a long stretch without seeing a shot on goal in the middle of the game, and then there was a flurry in the third period. No matter, he stopped everything that came his way. Bobrovsky had 23 saves for his first shutout of the...

Chiefs' Mahomes: Butker entitled to his beliefs, even though the QB doesn't always agree with him

May. 22, 2024 15:47 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes said Wednesday that while he doesn't agree with all the beliefs espoused by kicker Harrison Butker during a recent commencement address, the Chiefs quarterback nevertheless respects his teammate's right to make them be known. Butker delivered...

Bayer Leverkusen's unbeaten run ended 3-0 by Atalanta and Lookman hat trick in Europa League final

May. 22, 2024 18:45 PM EDT

DUBLIN (AP) — Spoiler alert. Atalanta winger Ademola Lookman was unstoppable and Bayer Leverkusen’s impossible dream of completing an entire season unbeaten with a hat trick of titles proved to be just that. Instead, Lookman was the hat trick hero in Atalanta’s...

James extends his All-NBA appearance record, while Doncic, Gilgeous-Alexander set for supermax deals

May. 22, 2024 20:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James is now the youngest — and the oldest — player to make an All-NBA team. And Dallas' Luka Doncic and Oklahoma City's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander are in position to make around $1 million per game a few years from now. Denver's Nikola Jokic and...

Colonial gets modern upgrades during a Hanse-led restoration inspired by 1941 US Open

May. 22, 2024 21:39 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Work was already underway on a complete renovation of the historic Colonial course the day after Emiliano Grillo won on the second playoff hole last May. There are plenty of modern upgrades at “Hogan's Alley,” but a significant goal of the $20...

As NCAA moves toward $2.8 billion settlement, whether Colorado case is part of deal is uncertain

May. 22, 2024 21:09 PM EDT

As the NCAA moved closer Wednesday to a $2.8 billion settlement that could resolve three antitrust lawsuits — with the Big Ten the latest conference to give its approval — it was uncertain whether a fourth case will also be part of the agreement. Attorneys in Fontenot v. the NCAA...

Former Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe gets the New Jersey Devils top job, source tells AP

May. 22, 2024 18:52 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Sheldon Keefe is being hired as the coach of the New Jersey Devils, less than two weeks after he was fired by the Toronto Maple Leafs. A source close to the franchise confirmed the hiring in a telephone call with The Associated Press, adding the official...

Peyton Manning says he has no desire to go from broadcasting to an NFL executive position

May. 22, 2024 22:19 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning was honored for his community work at a banquet Wednesday night. Ahead of the event, he was asked if he had any desire to run an NFL franchise and he said he'd rather stick to his “Monday Night Football” Manningcast with brother Eli that just won its second Sports...

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49ers assistant Brandon Staley looks for a coaching 'reset' after firing by Chargers

May. 23, 2024 06:01 AM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Staley's rise up the coaching ranks was meteoric, going from a Division III defensive coordinator to head coach in the NFL in a dizzying five-year span. Staley's stay at the top of the football coaching profession proved to be brief as he was...

Toronto awarded WNBA's first franchise outside US, with expansion team set to begin play in 2026

May. 23, 2024 05:51 AM EDT

Toronto has been awarded the WNBA’s first franchise outside the United States, with the expansion team set to begin play in 2026. Larry Tanenbaum-led Kilmer Sports Ventures is paying $50 million for the team. Tanenbaum also is the chairman and a minority owner of Maple Leaf Sports...

Toronto awarded the WNBA's first franchise outside the U.S., with the expansion team set to begin play in 2026

May. 23, 2024 05:02 AM EDT
TORONTO (AP) — Toronto awarded the WNBA's first franchise outside the U.S., with the expansion team set to begin play in 2026.

With visa issue solved, Seattle rookie Nika Muhl makes WNBA debut against Caitlin Clark and Indiana

May. 23, 2024 02:15 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Once it became clear that Nika Muhl's visa issues were resolved and she would finally be able to make her WNBA debut, the rookie for the Seattle Storm wanted to have a little fun. With the help of her dad — a graphic designer — and some outfit advice from her...

Jewell Loyd scores 32 points and Storm hold off Caitlin Clark and Fever 85-83

May. 23, 2024 02:11 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The decisive losses Caitlin Clark and the Indiana Fever endured to start the WNBA season were easier to handle than the last two setbacks that were decided by a total of six points. Jewell Loyd scored 21 of her 32 points in the first half, Sami Whitcomb scored all...

Walker, Marte homer and D-backs beat Dodgers 6-0 for 1st series win at Dodger Stadium since 2018

May. 23, 2024 01:54 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ryne Nelson threw five shutout innings, Christian Walker and Ketel Marte homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-0 on Wednesday night to win a series at Dodger Stadium for the first time since 2018. “We know how good we can play,"...

McMahon hits 2-run homer in the 12th inning to lift Colorado Rockies over Oakland Athletics 4-3

May. 23, 2024 01:07 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ryan McMahon hit a two-run home run in the 12th inning, and the Colorado Rockies hung on to beat the Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Wednesday night. Elias Díaz had three hits including a two-run home run, while Brendan Rogers and Hunter Goodman each added a pair...

From schools to the Olympics, how France's staunch secularism affects religion in public life

May. 23, 2024 01:42 AM EDT

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Walk around multicultural metropolises like Paris or Marseille, or any small village in the French countryside, and signs of faith are everywhere. Many Muslim women wear headscarves and historical Catholic churches anchor nearly every neighborhood. But...

France is proud of its secularism. But struggles grow in this approach to faith, school, integration

May. 23, 2024 01:41 AM EDT

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Brought into the international spotlight by the ban on hijabs for French athletes at the upcoming Paris Olympics, France’s unique approach to “laïcité” — loosely translated as “secularism” — has been increasingly stirring controversy from schools to sports...

Carson Benge has 3 hits, strikes out 10 to lead Oklahoma State past Texas Tech 7-2 in Big 12

May. 23, 2024 01:24 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Carson Benge pitched effectively into the seventh inning with 10 strikeouts and had three hits to lead second-seeded Oklahoma State to a 7-2 win over 10th-seeded Texas Tech in the Big 12 Conference Tournament on Wednesday night. The Cowboys were up 4-0 and...