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LeBron James scores final 11 points for US in 92-88 win over Germany as pre-Olympic tour ends

Jul. 22, 2024 17:44 PM EDT

On Friday, LeBron James will carry the U.S. flag. But first, he carried the U.S. men's basketball team. Again. James scored the final 11 points for the Americans down the stretch, and the four-time reigning Olympic gold medalists held off World Cup champion Germany...

Warner Bros. Discovery informs NBA it will match Amazon Prime Video's offer to air games

Jul. 22, 2024 19:40 PM EDT

Turner Sports intends to continue its longtime relationship with the NBA. Warner Bros. Discovery informed the league Monday that it will match the $1.8 billion per year offer by Amazon Prime Video. Turner has had an NBA package since 1984 and games have been on TNT since the network...

ACC's Phillips touts financial gains, intent to fight lawsuits in assertive stance for the future

Jul. 22, 2024 19:15 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Commissioner Jim Phillips firmly believes in the future of the Atlantic Coast Conference amid the uncertainty of realignment and the wholesale changes to the model of college athletics itself. He was ready to tell everyone why, too, as the league opened its...

Biles, Osaka and Phelps spoke up about mental health. Has anything changed for the Paris Olympics?

Jul. 23, 2024 06:24 AM EDT

Lydia Jacoby was a breakout star in the pool for the United States at the last Summer Games, earning a gold medal in the 100-meter breaststroke and a relay silver. Part of what comes to mind from those heady days in Tokyo? “People talking about post-Olympic depression,” she said. ...

Bengals say QB Joe Burrow has been cleared for contact and is good to go for training camp

Jul. 22, 2024 15:20 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Burrow and his surgically repaired wrist have been cleared for contact, and the Cincinnati Bengals star quarterback is ready to go for the opening of training camp on Wednesday. Burrow was sidelined last season when he suffered a torn ligament in his right...

Vikings start camp grieving the loss of Khyree Jackson, and honoring rookie's life

Jul. 22, 2024 20:19 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The dreaded early morning call for Minnesota Vikings coach Kevin O'Connell came during that rare time for vacation on the NFL calendar, a summer holiday weekend soured by the sudden death of rookie cornerback Khyree Jackson. The fourth-round pick out of Oregon...

Tiger Woods watches 15-year-old son Charlie shoot a 12-over 82 in US Junior Amateur at Oakland Hills

Jul. 22, 2024 18:47 PM EDT

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Charlie Woods, the 15-year-old son of Tiger Woods, covered his face with his cap after shaking hands with his playing partners on the 18th green at the Oakland Hills North Course. Woods shot a 12-over 82 on Monday in the U.S. Junior Amateur, a...

QB Jordan Love won't be practicing with Packers with contract situation unsettled

Jul. 22, 2024 16:47 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Jordan Love was wearing street clothes as he ran out alongside coach Matt LaFleur before the Green Bay Packers' first training camp workout Monday. Love won’t be practicing as long as negotiations on a contract extension for the quarterback remain...

Tarzan at the Olympics: Johnny Weissmuller won 3 gold medals at the 1924 Paris Games

Jul. 23, 2024 06:27 AM EDT

Before there was Michael Phelps or Mark Spitz winning Olympic gold medals for the United States — there was Tarzan. Yes Tarzan, the fictional literary and film character who was raised by apes in the African jungle. This of course was Johnny Weissmuller, who played...

Olympic drug-fighting failures make Enhanced Games 'not so radical' says former anti-doping advocate

Jul. 23, 2024 05:51 AM EDT

An expert on the ground floor of some of anti-doping’s most broad-reaching advances says the recently proposed idea of the Enhanced Games — an Olympic-style sports competition with reduced doping oversight — makes sense given the recurring drug-fighting failures of the current Olympic system....

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Sam Coffey is reveling in the Olympic experience after being left off the US Women's World Cup team

Jul. 23, 2024 07:51 AM EDT

Rather than wallowing in the disappointment of being skipped for the U.S. Women's World Cup squad, midfielder Sam Coffey was determined to become an Olympian. Now she's among the newcomers on a team in transition. Coffey sees parallels between her path and the...

French interior minister praises law enforcement for security work at Paris Olympics

Jul. 23, 2024 07:49 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Three days before the start of the 2024 Olympics, France's interior minister praised law enforcement for their hard work in making the Paris Games safe for thousands of athletes and millions of fans amid security challenges. Paris is deploying around 30,000 police...

AP PHOTOS: The Summer Olympics is remaking Paris

Jul. 23, 2024 07:49 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris looks a little bit different these days. The Olympic rings hang from the Eiffel Tower, monuments are emblazed with imagery of the Games and security gates are blocking easy access to some of the top landmarks in the City of Love. Tightened security...

Fred Warner picked as the top linebacker in the AP’s NFL Top 5 rankings

Jul. 23, 2024 07:14 AM EDT

Fred Warner excels at just about every aspect of playing linebacker in the NFL, from stopping the run, covering receivers and tight ends downfield and even the occasional blitz. The fiery leader of the San Francisco 49ers defense was voted the overwhelming choice as the top...

Christian McCaffrey picked as the top running back in the AP’s NFL Top 5 rankings

Jul. 23, 2024 07:01 AM EDT

On a San Francisco offense filled with playmakers, Christian McCaffrey was the most productive by far last season when he became the 12th player ever to top 2,000 yards from scrimmage and 20 TDs in the same season. That performance has helped the 49ers star score the honor of being...

Wembanyama returns home for Olympics. The basketball star will be one of Paris' biggest attractions

Jul. 23, 2024 06:39 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Sports often are a secondary attraction in Paris, with athletes having a difficult time standing out in a cultural sphere driven largely by food, fashion and the arts. Victor Wembanyama may use the Paris Olympics to be the first homegrown sports star to dismantle that...

Horses take to the air with passports and carryons ahead of equestrian eventing at Paris Olympics

Jul. 23, 2024 06:32 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Welcome aboard, hope you are standing comfortably. For the horses on the U.S. eventing team, the journey to France for the Paris Olympics was — quite literally — a four-legged journey. Their trek began on a farm in Pennsylvania. They were driven to JFK airport last...

Tarzan at the Olympics: Johnny Weissmuller won 3 gold medals at the 1924 Paris Games

Jul. 23, 2024 06:27 AM EDT

Before there was Michael Phelps or Mark Spitz winning Olympic gold medals for the United States — there was Tarzan. Yes Tarzan, the fictional literary and film character who was raised by apes in the African jungle. This of course was Johnny Weissmuller, who played...

Biles, Osaka and Phelps spoke up about mental health. Has anything changed for the Paris Olympics?

Jul. 23, 2024 06:24 AM EDT

Lydia Jacoby was a breakout star in the pool for the United States at the last Summer Games, earning a gold medal in the 100-meter breaststroke and a relay silver. Part of what comes to mind from those heady days in Tokyo? “People talking about post-Olympic depression,” she said. ...

European soccer leagues and player union file complaint against FIFA on competition law grounds to European Commission

Jul. 23, 2024 06:03 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — European soccer leagues and player union file complaint against FIFA on competition law grounds to European Commission.