BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Deshaun Watson is ready to play, not talk.
Cleveland's starting quarterback didn't address the media Wednesday before practicing for the first time since being reinstated by the NFL from his 11-game suspension for alleged sexual misconduct.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — American soccer hopes to be ascendant, to challenge the NFL, Major League Baseball and the NBA in the competition for U.S. market share.
Reaching the final 16 with Tuesday night’s 1-0 win over Iran was another step for a team whose success is measured in television viewers and buzz along with final scores.
Russia and Kenya, two of the most troubled counties on the international doping front, received encouraging news from track and field's ruling body on Wednesday, though any possible reprieve for Russia was tempered by the sport's intent to keep the country's athletes out of international meets until the war in Ukraine is over.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang is out indefinitely after suffering a stroke for the second time in his career.
General manager Ron Hextall announced Tuesday that the 35-year-old Letang initially reported symptoms to the team's training staff on Monday.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jada Williams was a social media star and a talented point guard when she moved with her mother from a Kansas City suburb to San Diego, looking to play basketball for a high school powerhouse and parlay her online prowess into endorsement deals.
AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — As France searched for a late equalizer, the players on Tunisia’s bench were watching another World Cup match on TV hoping for a goal.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Retired NFL star Terrell Owens said a fight caught on camera in which he punched a man in a CVS parking lot was the result of an “aggressor” threatening him and a fan he was talking to at the California store.
Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills head to New England looking for their first division win of the season.
Week 13 is loaded with several playoff-type matchups, starting with the Bills (8-3) visiting the Patriots (6-5) on Thursday night.
There is one game this championship weekend that truly feels like winner takes all.
No. 18 Tulane hosst No. 22 UCF in the American Athletic Conference title game Saturday. The winner is all but guaranteed a spot in a New Year's Six bowl; that would be the Cotton this year.
Two years after no team in the NFC East won more than seven games, all four have pulled off the trick with six weeks to go.
Bears safety Jackson to miss rest of season with foot injury
Longtime NFL quarterback, Kansas star John Hadl dies at 82
Stakes high for Bills and Patriots entering latest matchup
Dolphins LT Armstead won't need surgery, could return soon
Falcons TE Kyle Pitts out for the season with knee injury
England and Wales players take a knee in World Cup match
Australia may have new Golden Generation at World Cup
England's Ben White exits World Cup for personal reasons
Tunisia coach faces questions about his future at World Cup
Daughter says Pelé back in hospital to regulate medication
MLBPA keeps Clark, extends executive director through 2027
MLB sells share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for $900M
Pirates add Santana looking for power, veteran presence
Jeimer Candelario agrees to 1-year contract with Nationals
White Sox round out coaching staff under new manager Grifol
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Max Homa arrived long before his plane touched down in the Bahamas to face an elite field of 20 players, all of them the core of the PGA Tour and European tour after defections to Saudi-funded LIV Golf.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — It’s the middle of the afternoon and Jada Williams begins a live stream on Instagram. In a heartbeat, more than 1,000 of her 671,000 followers join the broadcast and begin typing in questions and comments.
NEW YORK (AP) — WNBA teams will play a record 40-game schedule this upcoming season that begins on May 19 the league announced Wednesday.
All 12 teams will have games the opening weekend, starting with New York playing Washington and Connecticut facing Indiana.
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud has been named the Big Ten's offensive player of the year for the second straight season and Penn State's Nicholas Singleton is freshman of the year.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona coach Tommy Lloyd knew there was talent on his roster. He wasn’t exactly sure how good the team would be.
The former longtime Gonzaga assistant had a similar view of last year's team and that one turned out to be pretty good, running all the way to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man received a jail sentence after admitting he stole an Olympic gold medal belonging to a member of the 2020 U.S. Women’s Volleyball Team.
Jordyn Poulter reported the medal stolen May 25 after the Olympian found her car broken into at a parking garage in Anaheim, police said.
West Virginia on Wednesday named North Texas athletic director Wren Baker to the same position with the Mountaineers, giving him the task of deciding whether to retain football coach Neal Brown.
Baker replaces Shane Lyons, who was fired earlier this month.
KANDY, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka completed its highest successful run chase ever at home to square the three-match ODI series against Afghanistan on Wednesday at the Pallekele International Stadium.
DUBLIN (AP) — South Africa prop Thomas du Toit was suspended for three weeks for his head-high tackle of England's Luke Cowan Dickie in their rugby test last weekend.
Du Toit's hit got him sent off in the second half at Twickenham.
DUBLIN (AP) — France captain Antoine Dupont got his suspension cut in half following his red card against South Africa in their rugby test this month.
Dupont appealed against the length of the four-week ban and was successful in it being reduced to two weeks, freeing him on Wednesday to return to play immediately.
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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Tempe City Council has unanimously approved a proposal for a new Arizona Coyotes arena and entertainment district, clearing the way for a public vote on the project next year.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The U.S. women's team will make at least three times more from the men’s World Cup than they received for winning the 2019 women’s tournament, thanks to a new deal to split World Cup earnings.
Tight end Payne Durham took the traditional path to Purdue.
The former high school lacrosse star played one season of prep football in Georgia and convinced Jeff Brohm to make a scholarship offer.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Coach Teri Moren spent nine seasons patiently constructing her program at Indiana.
She worked hard to convince prep stars and transfers to take a chance on the Hoosiers, placed a premium on developing bonds and skills and carefully pieced it all together.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — For Harry Kane, the wait for a first goal at this World Cup goes on.
Substituted after 58 minutes of England’s 3-0 win against Wales on Tuesday, he embraced his replacement Callum Wilson and made his way to the bench to watch the remainder of the game.
UAB is finalizing a deal with former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer to become its next head coach.
A person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press that the school was expected to announce the hiring Wednesday of Dilfer, who has been coaching a high school team in Tennessee for the last four years.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The noise surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo shows no sign of quietening amid widespread speculation that Saudi club Al Nassr is trying to sign the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Aliyah Boston looked as healthy as ever and that's rarely a good thing for No. 1 South Carolina's opponents.
Boston had 18 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks as the Gamecocks rallied from 10 points down to beat No.
MILAN (AP) — Italian cyclist Davide Rebellin, one of the sport's longest-serving professionals, died on Wednesday after being struck by a truck while training. He was 51.
Rebellin was riding near the town of Montebello Vicentino in northern Italy when he was hit by a truck near a motorway junction.
Former Masters champion Mike Weir has been selected as International captain for the Presidents Cup at Royal Montreal in 2024 as the Canadian tries to beat a U.S. team that has lost only once since the matches began in 1994.
AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — A man ran onto the field with what appeared to be a Palestinian flag midway through the second half of the World Cup match between Tunisia and France on Wednesday.
RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — Several England players have been struck by a virus ahead of the team’s first test in Pakistan in 17 years, leading to discussions about postponing Thursday's start of the match by one day.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Drake Maye has put up big numbers all season for No. 24 North Carolina. Now he has a chance to lead the Tar Heels to something more: an Atlantic Coast Conference championship.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — U.S. forward Christian Pulisic is listed as day to day after sustaining a pelvic injury during his team's 1-0 World Cup win against Iran that sent the Americans to the round of 16 of the tournament on Tuesday.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — For all the attacking power that Brazil brought to the World Cup, the defense has been impressing the most for the five-time champion in Qatar.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — After conceding late to miss out on a victory against Germany, Spain finds itself with some work left to do against Japan to guarantee its spot in the round of 16 at the World Cup.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It's a simple task for Germany in its final game of group stage: beat Costa Rica on Thursday or the four-time World Cup champions will go home early for a second consecutive tournament.
TORONTO (AP) — Don Mattingly is joining the Toronto Blue Jays as bench coach to manager John Schneider, the team announced Wednesday.
The former New York Yankees slugger, a six-time All-Star, joins the Blue Jays after seven seasons as manager of the Florida Marlins, where he won NL Manager of the Year honors in 2020.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Whether or not Belgium wins its decisive World Cup match against Croatia on Thursday, whether or not the Red Devils go on to finally win a major tournament, coach Roberto Martinez believes the legacy of the team’s “Golden Generation” is already firmly established.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — His nation on the verge of reaching the knockout stage of the World Cup for the first time since 1986, Morocco coach Walid Regragui downplayed his role.
“There are other coaches that like to make you think that they’re magicians, they’re the ones, they’re puppeteers,” Regragui said through a translator on Wednesday.
LONDON (AP) — Former top-10 professional tennis player Fernando Verdasco accepted a voluntary provisional doping suspension of two months after testing positive for a medication for ADHD, the International Tennis Integrity Agency announced Wednesday.
DOHA , Qatar (AP) — When Belgium’s “Golden Generation” meets Croatia’s accomplished veterans in a decisive World Cup match on Thursday, there won’t be much room on the field for younger players.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — John Herdman wants to remain as Canada's coach through the 2026 World Cup in North America after leading the nation to its return to soccer's top tournament.
“Eleven years of work in this country and I've been pioneering for a long period of time, and you'll not find anyone as passionate as I am about this program or about these players or about this staff," Herdman said Wednesday.
MILAN (AP) — World champion Remco Evenepoel will compete in next year’s Giro d’Italia, returning to the race where he made his grand tour debut.
It will be the first time a reigning world champion has ridden in the Giro since Mark Cavendish in 2012.
MILAN (AP) — One important person stands to potentially benefit from the latest Juventus scandal that has sent shockwaves throughout the soccer world.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri’s job was seemingly at risk less than two months ago, with the club struggling on the field, but the Bianconeri’s off-the-field problems could give him more power at the storied Italian club.