Indians manager Francona misses second game with head cold

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona missed his second straight game Sunday with a head cold. President of baseball operations Chris Antonetti said Francona is “still …
Pauline Schaefer-Betz, of Germany, performs her floor exercise routine during the women's artistic gymnastic qualifications at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Gymnastics team, tired of 'sexualization,' wears unitards

TOKYO (AP) — The team’s outfits looked similar to the others in the room as the arena lights gleamed off crystals crisscrossing their chests and down their crimson and white sleeves. But the …
Katie Ledecky, of the United States, swims in a heat during the women's 400-meter freestyle at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Ledecky sets up 1st Olympic showdown with Aussie rival

TOKYO (AP) — Katie Ledecky opened her Olympic program as the top qualifier in the 400-meter freestyle, setting up a showdown with Ariarne Titmus of Australia as the American star tries to defend …

Mills leads Australia past Nigeria, 84-67 in Olympic opener

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Patty Mills scored 25 points and Australia opened its quest for a first Olympic medal in men's basketball by beating Nigeria 84-67 on Sunday. Australia matched its best …
The team from Australia celebrates after winning the final of the women's 4x100m freestyle relay at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Untouchable: Aussie women continue 4x100 freestyle dominance

TOKYO (AP) — You could see by the way they huddled afterward, arms linked and beaming smiles on every face, that this team is tight. Just about untouchable, too. Australia claimed a third …
Suns Basketball

Pelicans hire Suns assistant Willie Green as new head coach

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have hired Phoenix Suns assistant Willie Green as their new head coach. Green, a former NBA player who turns 40 on July 28, is a first-time head coach …

NBA Finals up over last year, but post 4th-lowest average

NEW YORK (AP) — Television ratings for the NBA Finals and playoffs posted sizable increases over last year. But that was the only good news for the NBA as far as viewer numbers. According to …

Keller, Royals complete season sweep of Brewers with 6-3 win

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Nicky Lopez hit a bases-loaded, tiebreaking double, Brad Keller earned his first win in over six weeks and the Kansas City Royals completed a season sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers …
Coyotes Hockey

Coyotes pick Shane Doan's son Josh in 2nd round of NHL draft

Four years after Shane Doan hung up his skates, the Arizona Coyotes added his oldest son to the organization. The Coyotes took Josh Doan with the 37th pick in the NHL draft on Saturday, bringing …

Coyotes trade Ekman-Larsson to Canucks as NHL trades heat up

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes pulled off a blockbuster trade in the hours leading up to the NHL draft, sending captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson and forward Conor Garland to the Vancouver …

2021-22 Arizona Coyotes Schedule

Oct. 14 at Columbus Oct. 16 at Buffalo Oct. 18 St. Louis Oct. 21 Edmonton Oct. 23 N.Y. Islanders Oct. 25 at Florida Oct. 28 at Tampa Bay Oct. 29 at Washington Oct. 31 at …
NBA

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — For the first time since 2004, the U.S. men’s basketball team has lost in the Olympics. And the Americans’ quest for a fourth consecutive gold medal is already in serious …

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The U.S. men’s basketball team is finally together. Devin Booker, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday — the trio of U.S. Olympians who were in the NBA Finals and therefore …
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — When the Dream Team era started in 1992, most of the NBA players in the Olympics represented the United States. David Stern knew what would happen from there. “In …
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College sports

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Retailers are enjoying a boom in demand for Mississippi State University clothing and other gear since the Bulldogs won the College World Series championship. The …

The Buffalo Sabres selected University of Michigan defenseman Owen Power with the first pick in the NHL draft Friday night. And Wolverines went first and second, with the expansion Seattle Kraken …
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Big Ten is mostly embracing the notion of College Football Playoff expansion. Commissioner Kevin Warren has not definitively backed the proposal to grow the CFP from four …
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Conference realignment is back on the table in college sports just as three Power Five conferences are breaking in relatively new commissioners. While the Big 12 is trying to …
TOKYO (AP) — There's a phenomenon that happens every time Simone Biles appears on a screen inside As if flipping a switch, the young women of color on the gym's competitive team spring to life, …
NHL

Hours after signing Norris Trophy finalist defenseman Cale Makar to a long-term contract, Joe Sakic still is not sure the Colorado Avalanche will be able to bring back captain Gabriel Landeskog and …

The Colorado Avalanche kicked off the second day of the NHL draft Saturday by signing top defenseman Cale Makar to a $54 million, six-year contract. Makar will count $9 million against the salary …
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Kraken found their potential center of the future with the first draft pick in franchise history. The expansion NHL franchise selected University of Michigan player …
Olympics

Gymnasts raised their arms and struck familiar poses — without the familiar explosion of cheers. Nothing to hear near the beach volleyball courts, either, except the piercing hiss of cicadas in …

TOKYO (AP) — Known for their towering drives, Bryson DeChambeau and Jon Rahm won't make it to the tee box at the Olympics. The last two U.S. Open champions became the best-known athletes to drop …
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