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Paris police are sealing off the Seine River ahead of the Olympics opening ceremony

Jul. 18, 2024 06:13 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — An iron curtain came down across central Paris on Thursday, with the beginning of an Olympic anti-terrorism perimeter along the banks of the River Seine sealing off a kilometers-long (miles-long) area to Parisians and tourists who hadn’t applied in advance for a pass. ...

Caitlin Clark breaks WNBA's game assists record with 19 in Fever's loss to Wings

Jul. 17, 2024 23:15 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Caitlin Clark smiled and hesitated just long enough for Indiana teammate Aliyah Boston to intercept the answer for what it meant to the rookie to set a WNBA record with 19 assists in a game. Clark's milestone came in the Fever’s 101-93 loss to the Dallas...

McIlroy gets last chance to recover from another major letdown as British Open starts at Troon

Jul. 18, 2024 02:38 AM EDT

TROON, Scotland (AP) — The first step toward recovery for Rory McIlroy starts with the last major of the year. McIlroy was among early starters Thursday as the British Open began at Royal Troon on a cool, cloudy morning along the Irish Sea. The silver claret jug,...

Philadelphia Union midfielder Cavan Sullivan is the youngest ever in MLS. He's just 14 years old

Jul. 17, 2024 21:59 PM EDT

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Fourteen-year-old Philadelphia Union midfielder Cavan Sullivan became the youngest player in Major League Soccer history on Wednesday night — and probably the youngest to play in any of the biggest professional sports leagues in the world. Sullivan was 14...

Bronny James bounces back with 12 points, Lakers top Hawks 87-86 at Summer League

Jul. 17, 2024 23:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bronny James got some shots to fall Wednesday night in perhaps his best performance yet out of his five games with the Los Angeles Lakers this summer. The son of NBA career scoring leader LeBron James finished with 12 points in the Lakers’ 87-86 victory over the...

Magic co-founder Pat Williams, who helped bring team to Orlando, dies at 84

Jul. 18, 2024 00:59 AM EDT

Pat Williams, a co-founder of the Orlando Magic and someone who spent more than a half-century working within the NBA, died Wednesday from complications related to viral pneumonia, the team announced. Williams was 84. He started his NBA career as business manager of...

Nick Saban is back at SEC Media Days, 6 months after retiring and asking the questions now

Jul. 17, 2024 19:10 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Nick Saban is at SEC Media Days again, six months after retiring as Alabama coach. This time he's asking the questions as part of ESPN's SEC Network coverage of the four-day event. “I’m still a coach at heart. So I want to ask the coaches questions...

Jon Jones fights charges stemming from alleged hostility during a drug test at his home

Jul. 17, 2024 14:41 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a pair of misdemeanor charges stemming from a drug test at his New Mexico home in which he was accused of being hostile. Jones appeared seated next to his attorney as the pleas were entered...

MLB All-Star Game viewers up 6% to 7.44 million after falling to record low last year

Jul. 17, 2024 19:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Skenes, Shohei Ohtani, Jarren Duran and the rest of this year's All-Stars drew 7,443,000 viewers on Fox, up 6% from the 2023 game but the second lowest for the event. The American League's 5-3 victory at Arlington, Texas, on Tuesday night saw an increase from...

French anti-terror police detain alleged neo-Nazi sympathizer suspected of targeting Olympic torch

Jul. 17, 2024 12:17 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French anti-terror police have detained an alleged neo-Nazi sympathizer suspected of wanting to target the Olympic torch relay, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said Wednesday. The Paris prosecutor's office said the man was detained Wednesday morning at his home in...

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Paris police are sealing off the Seine River ahead of the Olympics opening ceremony

Jul. 18, 2024 06:13 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — An iron curtain came down across central Paris on Thursday, with the beginning of an Olympic anti-terrorism perimeter along the banks of the River Seine sealing off a kilometers-long (miles-long) area to Parisians and tourists who hadn’t applied in advance for a pass. ...

Caitlin Clark is looking forward to some time off after a record-setting night

Jul. 18, 2024 06:11 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — As much as she wanted to play in the Olympics, Caitlin Clark savors the thought of some time off during the WNBA's monthlong hiatus for the Paris Games. Never mind that Indiana's rookie sensation didn't really look as if she needed any while setting a WNBA...

Even with restrictive rules, swimsuit wars heat up in an Olympic year

Jul. 18, 2024 06:07 AM EDT

The iconic LZR Racer, the swimsuit that Michael Phelps wore while winning eight golds medals at the Beijing Olympics, is still revered around Speedo's design center. It serves as a reminder of just how much a suit can push a swimmer to greater heights. “In so many...

WNBA players' union head concerned league is being undervalued in new media deal

Jul. 18, 2024 06:05 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The executive director of the WNBA players' union is concerned the league is being undervalued with the $2.2 billion over 11 years it will receive as part of the NBA's recently approved media rights deals. “We have wondered for months how the NBA would value the...

Jonathan Tamayo wins the World Series of Poker, earns $10 million and gold bracelet

Jul. 18, 2024 04:25 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jonathan Tamayo won the World Series of Poker main event Wednesday night, rallying from seventh in the final table. The 38-year-old Tamayo, from Humble, Texas, earned $10 million and a gold championship bracelet. “What in the world just...

McIlroy gets last chance to recover from another major letdown as British Open starts at Troon

Jul. 18, 2024 02:38 AM EDT

TROON, Scotland (AP) — The first step toward recovery for Rory McIlroy starts with the last major of the year. McIlroy was among early starters Thursday as the British Open began at Royal Troon on a cool, cloudy morning along the Irish Sea. The silver claret jug,...

Rookie Joseph Paintsil has goal, two assists to propel Galaxy to 3-2 victory over Rapids

Jul. 18, 2024 01:16 AM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Rookie Joseph Paintsil had a goal and two assists by halftime to spark the Los Angeles Galaxy to a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday night. Diego Fagúndez staked the Galaxy (13-5-7), who moved into first place in the Western Conference, to a...

Magic co-founder Pat Williams, who helped bring team to Orlando, dies at 84

Jul. 18, 2024 00:59 AM EDT

Pat Williams, a co-founder of the Orlando Magic and someone who spent more than a half-century working within the NBA, died Wednesday from complications related to viral pneumonia, the team announced. Williams was 84. He started his NBA career as business manager of...

Stefan Frei climbs all-time shutout list in Sounders' 2-0 victory over St Louis City

Jul. 18, 2024 00:57 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Stefan Frei finished with three saves on the way to his 112th career regular-season shutout — tying Kevin Hartman for second place on the all-time list — and the Sounders used an own goal in the first half and a Jonathan Bell score against his former team in the second to beat...

Daniels Steres scores 1st goal of season, Dynamo beats Earthquakes 1-0

Jul. 18, 2024 00:56 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Daniel Steres scored his first goal of the season in the 86th minute to help the Houston Dynamo beat the San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 Wednesday night. Steres, who came on in place of Griffin Dorsey in the 73rd minute, headed home a perfectly-placed ball played...