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MONTREAL (AP) — Michael Sam is praising the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage throughout the country. He says he has no plans to marry yet because he's focused on football. But he calls the decision "freaking awesome" and says he's proud to be an American. Sam...
Bo Ryan has been the fire-breathing face of Wisconsin basketball for 14 seasons, pushing the Badgers to never-before-seen heights. After 14 NCAA tournament appearances, seven Sweet 16s, four Big Ten titles, two Final Fours and a berth in last year's national championship game,...
NASCAR returns this week to Daytona International Speedway, where 43 drivers are likely to race bumper to bumper for 400 white-knuckle miles. Very few of them will enjoy the race. Fans will most likely love every moment. IndyCar finds itself in the same situation following one...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Veteran baseball executive Andy MacPhail joined the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday with plans to take over as team president once the season is finished. Philadelphia announced the move to eventually replace Pat Gillick, who helped choose his successor...
LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams knew she had to do something — fast. Trailing 3-1 to a qualifier on the first day of Wimbledon, the top-ranked player was not about to drop the opening set as she did four times during her run to the French Open title. "She came out so fast, I was...
MIAMI (AP) — Luol Deng has elected to stay with the Miami Heat next season, using his opt-in clause on a $10.1 million deal. Deng averaged 14.0 points with the Heat last season, starting all 72 games in which he appeared. He shot 47 percent from the field, his best showing there...
Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan plans to retire after next season, looking to pass the torch after molding the Badgers into a national power during his 14 seasons in Madison. Ryan made the surprising announcement on Monday, and added that only some cajoling from athletic director Barry...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have hired veteran baseball executive Andy MacPhail to be their team president, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Monday. MacPhail replaces Pat Gillick, who helped choose his successor. MacPhail won...
LONDON (AP) — U.S.-based media giant Discovery Communications Inc. secured the European broadcast rights for four Olympics through 2024 on Monday in a landmark deal worth 1.3 billion euros ($1.45 billion). The parent company of the Discovery Channel and Eurosport won the rights...