By Jenna Fryer
AP Auto Racing Writer
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Newman flipped across the finish line, his Ford planted upside down and engulfed in flames, a grim reminder of a sport steeped in danger that has stretched nearly two decades without a fatality.
At the finish line, ...
By Terry Spencer
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Hall of Fame golfer Mickey Wright, who won 82 LPGA tournaments including 13 majors, died Monday of a heart attack, her attorney said. Wright was 85.
Attorney Sonia Pawluc said Wright had been hospitalized in Florida for the ...
By Andrew Wagner
PHOENIX (AP) — Ryan Braun spent much of his first morning at spring training looking for equipment.
The Milwaukee Brewers’ veteran outfielder is expecting to get significant time at first base this season after the team added Avisaíl García to a mix ...
By Brian M. Bergner Jr.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Javier Báez wants his Chicago Cubs to be better prepared this season.
The two-time All-Star said Sunday at spring training that he and the Cubs were lacking last year when it came to their pregame routines and work ...
By Greg Beacham
AP Sports Writer
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Trout thinks the Houston Astros should pay more dearly for their cheating ways.
The Los Angeles Angels’ three-time AL MVP ripped the Astros and questioned the discipline handed out by Major League Baseball on Monday after he ...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Saturday night at NBA All-Star weekend. (all times local):
Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. celebrated his 23rd birthday by winning the All-Star Slam Dunk Contest, edging Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon in a memorable showdown that required two ...
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The verbal sparring between the Houston Astros and others around the majors over the team's sign-stealing scandal is reaching new levels of absurdity — from accusations of illiteracy to claims about a player's partial tattoo.
And spring training ...
By Tim Reynolds
AP Basketball Writer
CHICAGO (AP) — The list of finalists for the Basketball Hall of Fame is considerably shorter than usual.
The voters really didn’t need more this year.
Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett — 48 All-Star nods between them — headlined the ...
By Rob Harris
AP Global Soccer Writer
LONDON (AP) — English Premier League champion Manchester City was banned by UEFA from the Champions League for two seasons on Friday for “serious breaches” of spending rules in a seismic ruling against one of world football’s wealthiest ...
By Tim Reynolds
AP Basketball Writer
CHICAGO (AP) — Zion Williamson and Trae Young are used to meeting fans who are typically a bit nervous during those interactions.
This was different. This time, they were nervous to meet the fan.
Former President Barack Obama — a huge basketball ...
By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The first four events leading into the Daytona 500 have produced four different winners. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. put his new team on the pole, while Erik Jones outlasted a crash-fest to win a qualifying race. Joey Logano and William ...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR will dole out a record $23.6 million to the 40 drivers racing in the Daytona 500.
The sanctioning body released the total purse Friday, an about-face for an organization that hadn't released payouts since the 2015 season. NASCAR's charter system with teams ...
By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Called up in September 2017 by Houston, Tony Kemp immediately got asked by teammates whether he wanted to be a part of the Astros' sign-stealing scheme. His answer was a firm no, and Kemp didn't feel further pressure to do it.
By TIM REYNOLDS and STEVE REED AP Sports Writers
CHICAGO (AP) — Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins have never talked to one another about the 1988 dunk contest.
They might be the only ones.
It is still the dunk contest by which all other dunk contests are measured: Two stars, at the peak ...
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman James Hurst has been suspended for the first four games of the 2020 season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancers.
Hurst is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games. He will be allowed to return ...
By Jimmy Golen
AP Sports Writer
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox promoted bench coach Ron Roenicke to manager Tuesday, hiring him to replace Alex Cora on the day the team’s pitchers and catchers reported for the start of spring training.
The move is an indication that ...
By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer
LeBron James is considering a return to the Olympics.
James — a two-time gold medalist and three-time Olympian — was among 44 players announced by USA Basketball on Monday as finalists for the team that will play in the Tokyo Games this summer. James ...
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Anthony Beauvillier scored twice, Josh Bailey had three assists and the New York Islanders kept Alex Ovechkin stuck at 698 career goals in beating the Washington Capitals 5-3 Monday night.
The Islanders jumped out to a 5-1 lead and held on to hand ...
By GETHIN COOLBAUGH Associated Press
BOSTON (AP) — Northeastern needed one of the longest games in Beanpot history to prove that it was still the top dog.
Jordan Harris made sure the Huskies retained that title over the Boston University Terriers.
Harris scored 14:33 into double overtime, ...
By MARK ROSNER Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With No. 1 Baylor's offense struggling, the team's defense locked in and helped the Bears win again.
Baylor, producing its lowest point total of the season, beat Texas 52-45 Monday night for its 21st straight victory — one short of the ...