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President-elect Donald Trump has spoken by phone with the head of the International Olympic Committee to voice his support for Los Angeles' bid to host the 2024 Games. The Los Angeles bid committee says on Twitter that Trump spoke with IOC President Thomas Bach "to express his...
CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) — Relatives of victims who died in an air crash that killed most the Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense spoke out in anger on Thursday, several saying the crash was avoidable. Only six of the 77 passengers and crew survived, three of them players. Nineteen...
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James delivered on a promise and ended decades of Cleveland sports misery in 2016. For leading the Cavaliers to an NBA title and ending the city's 52-year title drought, James was chosen Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year on Thursday,...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Washington coach Chris Petersen is happy to let others do the politicking and lobbying when it comes to the College Football Playoff. He believes what the fourth-ranked Huskies do on the field will speak loud enough. Washington has its final chance to...
USA Track and Field has cut an eight-year deal for NBC to present the federation's key events on its main broadcast network, cable and digital platforms. Details of the contract, which runs through 2024, were given to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the...
MOSCOW (AP) — Seven years after the race of her life at the world track and field championships, Olive Loughnane is still waiting for her prize money. That's because the first woman across the finish line in the 20-kilometer walk in Berlin in 2009 wasn't the Irish athlete. It...
NEW YORK (AP) — The league that wins baseball's All-Star Game no longer will get home-field advantage in the World Series, which instead will go to the pennant winner with the better regular-season record. The change was included in Major League Baseball's tentative new...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Olympic medalist Michael Phelps has a second act in mind, one that might lead him to Silicon Valley. Although the athlete isn't offering much in the way of specifics. "I would love to get involved, whether it's in a couple little startups here and there,...
LONDON (AP) — English soccer authorities are investigating whether clubs paid off victims of sexual abuse in return for their silence. English Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn said Thursday the body will take action against any club found guilty of "hushing up"...