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Thomas steadies himself in the wind and rain at Troon for early British Open lead

Jul. 18, 2024 10:09 AM EDT

TROON, Scotland (AP) — Justin Thomas is off to another great start for the second straight week in Scotland, even if his British Open score doesn't look that way. He began the first round on Thursday with a 3-under 68 that set an early target and left him satisfied. Never mind that...

Argentina tops FIFA men's rankings as government hits back at critics of team's racist France song

Jul. 18, 2024 06:28 AM EDT

Argentina was confirmed as the world’s No. 1 team in the FIFA men’s rankings on Thursday, as the national government doubled down on defending the players who celebrated winning the Copa America by singing a racist song targeting No. 2-ranked France. The fallout of the chant sung...

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

Jul. 18, 2024 11:46 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A special kind of 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...

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

Jul. 18, 2024 11:21 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...

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...

Paris Olympic competition nears total gender parity. Take a look at the athlete gender breakdown

Jul. 18, 2024 09:56 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The founder of the modern Olympics and former IOC president, Pierre de Coubertin, once said women competing in the Games would be “impractical, uninteresting, unaesthetic and improper.” Over a century later, the 2024 Paris Olympic Games are targeting gender parity...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Jul. 18, 2024 11:46 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A special kind of 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...

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

Jul. 18, 2024 11:21 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...

FIFA awards 2026 World Cup contract for high-end hospitality to NFL specialist On Location

Jul. 18, 2024 11:18 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA picked hospitality provider On Location to run its high-end billion-dollar program for the 2026 World Cup that will see 104 men's games in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The value of the deal was not disclosed on Thursday but is expected to earn at least...

Two weightlifters from 2016 Rio Olympics notified of adverse findings from anti-doping retests

Jul. 18, 2024 10:49 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Weightlifters Mohamed Mahmoud of Egypt and Alexandr Spac of Moldova have returned adverse analytical findings from retests of samples from the 2016 Rio Olympics, according to the International Testing Agency. The ITA announced Wednesday that Mahmoud,...

Thomas steadies himself in the wind and rain at Troon for early British Open lead

Jul. 18, 2024 10:09 AM EDT

TROON, Scotland (AP) — Justin Thomas is off to another great start for the second straight week in Scotland, even if his British Open score doesn't look that way. He began the first round on Thursday with a 3-under 68 that set an early target and left him satisfied. Never mind that...

Paris Olympic competition nears total gender parity. Take a look at the athlete gender breakdown

Jul. 18, 2024 09:56 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The founder of the modern Olympics and former IOC president, Pierre de Coubertin, once said women competing in the Games would be “impractical, uninteresting, unaesthetic and improper.” Over a century later, the 2024 Paris Olympic Games are targeting gender parity...

Argentina tops FIFA men's rankings as government hits back at critics of team's racist France song

Jul. 18, 2024 06:28 AM EDT

Argentina was confirmed as the world’s No. 1 team in the FIFA men’s rankings on Thursday, as the national government doubled down on defending the players who celebrated winning the Copa America by singing a racist song targeting No. 2-ranked France. The fallout of the chant sung...

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...

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...