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Ethiopia's Sisay Lemma wins Boston Marathon in runaway. Kenya's Hellen Obiri repeats in women's race

Apr. 15, 2024 14:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Sisay Lemma scorched the first half of the Boston Marathon course on Monday, setting a record pace to build a lead of more than half of a mile. Then the weather heated up, and the 34-year-old Ethiopian slowed down. After running alone for most of the...

NBA Play-In Game Preview: West games on Tuesday. East games on Wednesday. Eliminations on Friday

Apr. 15, 2024 11:08 AM EDT

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are back in the play-in tournament. So is Stephen Curry, as he and Golden State will be fighting for their season. And Jimmy Butler returns as well, after this round last year was the first step on Miami's way to the NBA Finals. The postseason...

Caitlin Clark's young dream of playing in the WNBA is set to become reality

Apr. 15, 2024 08:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In elementary school, Caitlin Clark wrote down a list of her goals and dreams that included playing in the WNBA one day. That dream will become a reality Monday night when Clark is expected to be taken first by the Indiana Fever in the WNBA draft. Her mom Anne still...

Paris-bound Olympians look forward to a post-COVID Games with fans in the stands

Apr. 15, 2024 16:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The biggest races, routines and games for many of this generation's Olympic athletes were contested in front of mostly empty stands, largely devoid of coaches to help them out or friends and family to cheer them on. That was three years ago at the COVID-19 Summer...

Vegas, US tour and more signings: Wrexham has plenty of fun and work ahead after latest promotion

Apr. 15, 2024 10:35 AM EDT

Wrexham and its Hollywood owners are halfway to the promised land. Playing in the Premier League — the world’s richest and most popular soccer league — might not be such a fanciful notion, after all, for a club that not so long ago was success-starved, financially stricken and...

Scottie Scheffler is a Masters champion again. And he's never satisfied

Apr. 15, 2024 13:08 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Scottie Scheffler manages enormous expectations so well because he never spends too much time thinking about the past or the future. The temptation was never so great at the Masters. Behind him was a swift sequence of events that put him in control at Augusta...

John Sterling retires from Yankees broadcast booth at age 85 a few weeks into 34th season

Apr. 15, 2024 18:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — John Sterling, the hyperexcitable New York Yankees broadcaster known for decades of indelible, personalized home run calls, announced his immediate retirement Monday at age 85. Sterling made the unexpected decision a few weeks into his 34th season as the Yankees'...

Paris prepares for 100-day countdown to the Olympics. It wants to rekindle love for the Games

Apr. 15, 2024 08:41 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — In Paris' outskirts, a bright-eyed young girl is eager for the Olympic and Paralympic Games to end. That's because the swimming club where 10-year-old Lyla Kebbi trains will inherit an Olympic pool. It will be dismantled after the Games and trucked from the Olympic...

NFL's first medical summit brought teams together to collaborate on improving player safety

Apr. 15, 2024 17:48 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The NFL has implemented new rules, banned another type of tackle and introduced equipment aimed toward improving player safety. Keeping players healthy has been a priority for a league that had so many star players suffer significant injuries in 2023. Aaron...

WNBA fashionistas are expected to showcase their styles at the draft with spotlight on women's hoops

Apr. 15, 2024 12:47 PM EDT

Caitlin Clark. Cameron Brink. Kamilla Cardoso. Angel Reese. All will step into the glaring spotlight of Monday night's WNBA's draft having faced the challenge essentially every woman can identify with: wearing just the right outfit for a special occasion. When a woman...

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John Sterling retires from Yankees broadcast booth at age 85 a few weeks into 34th season

Apr. 15, 2024 18:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — John Sterling, the hyperexcitable New York Yankees broadcaster known for decades of indelible, personalized home run calls, announced his immediate retirement Monday at age 85. Sterling made the unexpected decision a few weeks into his 34th season as the Yankees'...

Niko Medved signs long-term extension to remain coach at Colorado State

Apr. 15, 2024 18:30 PM EDT

Colorado State coach Niko Medved agreed to an extension with the Rams that will keep him with the program through the 2028-29 season and possibly longer. The deal was announced by the school Monday and includes two options for the 2029-30 and '30-31 seasons. Medved led...

Padres sign veteran infielder Donovan Solano to minor league deal

Apr. 15, 2024 18:29 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Infielder Donovan Solano signed a minor league deal with the San Diego Padres. The deal was announced Monday before the Padres’ game with the Milwaukee Brewers. The 36-year-old Solano will report to the Padres’ extended spring camp in Arizona. ...

T.J. Hockenson is recovering from an ACL repair and hoping the NFL outlaws the low hit that hurt him

Apr. 15, 2024 18:10 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — For as smooth as the rehabilitation process has been for T.J. Hockenson since he tore the ACL in his right knee, the Minnesota Vikings tight end is not even halfway done with it. Hockenson's seventh year in the NFL will undoubtedly be his most difficult, with no...

Justin Verlander is likely to make his season debut for the Astros this weekend at Washington

Apr. 15, 2024 17:56 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros ace Justin Verlander will throw a side session Tuesday, and if that goes well he'll make his season debut this weekend against the Washington Nationals. Houston manager Joe Espada made the announcement Monday, but wouldn't say which game of the series...

NFL's first medical summit brought teams together to collaborate on improving player safety

Apr. 15, 2024 17:48 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The NFL has implemented new rules, banned another type of tackle and introduced equipment aimed toward improving player safety. Keeping players healthy has been a priority for a league that had so many star players suffer significant injuries in 2023. Aaron...

Marlins' Jake Burger placed on injured list with left intercostal muscle strain

Apr. 15, 2024 17:44 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Marlins placed infielder Jake Burger on the 10-day injured list Monday because of a left intercostal muscle strain, another setback for Miami during a nightmarish start to the season. Burger leads the Marlins in RBIs with 15 and is tied for the team lead in homers...

Jets 'return to roots' with new uniforms that pay tribute to team's 'New York Sack Exchange' look

Apr. 15, 2024 17:21 PM EDT

The Jets are bringing back the “New York Sack Exchange” — at least the look of it. The Jets unveiled their “legacy collection” Monday, two months after team chairman Woody Johnson told fans new uniforms were in the works. The collection features three versions: legacy...

The Chiefs' Rashee Rice, facing charges from Texas car crash, will participate in offseason work

Apr. 15, 2024 16:54 PM EDT

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday that wide receiver Rashee Rice, who is facing charges that include aggravated assault as a result of a sports car crash in Texas, would participate in the team's voluntary offseason program beginning this week. Dallas police allege that Rice, the...

Giants quarterback Daniel Jones hopes to be ready for the start of training camp

Apr. 15, 2024 16:34 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Quarterback Daniel Jones is now throwing while moving in his rehabilitation from major knee surgery and he hopes to be ready to play when the New York Giants open training camp in late July. Speaking after the Giants reported for the opening phase of...