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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Michael Phelps wondered whether the younger generation of swimmers is ready to fill his very large shoes. The 18-time Olympic champion is finding out that, yes, the new kids are all right. He'll be seeing several fresh faces on the U.S. team at next month's...
The big fish is gone, so now teams will circle around the other targets when NHL free agency opens Friday. Even with Steven Stamkos staying with the Tampa Bay Lightning on a $68 million, eight-year deal, the free agent market presents plenty of big-time players from forwards...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Missy Franklin stood beside the blocks, staring down the still water in her lane. Never had she faced so much pressure, yet she felt serene. A night after she failed to make the Olympic team in the 100-meter backstroke — an event she won four years ago in...
ATLANTA (AP) — Danny Salazar didn't want to be the pitcher who couldn't keep the Cleveland Indians' winning streak alive. In the process, the right-hander extended his personal win streak. Salazar threw seven innings, Lonnie Chisenhall hit his second homer of the series and...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The confetti has been cleaned up. The party hasn't stopped. Always rocking, Cleveland's rolling like never before. Since superstar LeBron James and the Cavaliers clinched the NBA championship with a historic comeback to quench the city's 52-year major title...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Atlanta Braves are scheduled to open SunTrust Park on April 13 against the San Diego Padres, according to a copy of the team's preliminary schedule obtained by The Associated Press. The 2017 schedule, which is tentative and subject to change, has the Braves...
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Looking for a Lolo Jones fix? Don't look in Rio this year. The popular and polarizing hurdler took to Instagram on Wednesday to announce she won't be healthy enough to compete at U.S. Olympic Trials. Jones had hip surgery in November and isn't healed enough...
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Open trophy was on the kitchen table in Dustin Johnson's home in South Florida. That was by design. "So when I came down the next morning, it was sitting right there," Johnson said Wednesday. "Gave me a smile a little bit." For all his power, there is...
Andrew Luck has signed the richest contract in NFL history, a deal worth up to $140 million with the Indianapolis Colts that covers the next six seasons through 2021. Colts owner Jim Irsay revealed the contract's maximum value on Wednesday for Luck, the No. 1 pick in the 2012...