British heavyweight boxing star Joshua knocks out Klitschko

LONDON (AP) — Anthony Joshua wasn't wrong when he raised his hands in victory after knocking Wladimir Klitschko down in the fifth round of what looked like a one-sided heavyweight title figh...

Vardy boosts Leicester survival bid by sealing West Brom win

WEST BROMWICH, England (AP) — Jamie Vardy extended his hot scoring streak to ease champion Leicester's Premier League relegation fears with a 1-0 win at West Bromwich on Saturday. Wi...

Messi scores twice again as Barcelona routs Osasuna 7-1

MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi followed up his remarkable performance against Real Madrid with another two goals as Barcelona trounced last-place Osasuna 7-1 to remain at the top of the Spanish league on ...

Wildfire on US refuge doubles in size in less than a week

FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — Officials say a wildfire on public lands near the Georgia-Florida state line has blackened 115 square miles (300 sq. kilometers), having doubled in size since last weekend. ...

Some high plains farmers struggling after fires, drought

DENVER (AP) — Deep snow is melting into Western mountain streams, but some farmers and ranchers on the high plains are struggling amid a lengthy dry spell and the aftermath of destructive wildfires. ...

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TOP STORY: TEN--SHARAPOVA RETURNS STUTTGART, Germany — The debate about Maria Sharapova's wild card for the Porsche Grand Prix heated up Tuesday, a day before the R...

Costa ends goal drought to help Chelsea open up 7-point lead

LONDON (AP) — Diego Costa ended a seven-game goal drought in style to help Chelsea open up a seven-point lead in the Premier League with a 4-2 victory over Southampton on Tuesday. Af...

No more room for error for Madrid after loss to Barcelona

MADRID (AP) — With its cushion at the top gone, Real Madrid needs wins. Another setback in the final rounds of the Spanish league could leave the title in the hands of Barcelona, whi...

Smugglers become a lifeline for the starving in South Sudan

WANYJOK, South Sudan (AP) — Sadiq Mohammed climbs into the cab of a truck that looks more like a nightclub than a smuggler's perch. Red and yellow tassels dangle from the ceiling, while tapestry drape...

Penguins-Capitals rivalry highlights playoffs' second round

It is the playoff format everyone loves to hate, but say this for the NHL's divisional setup: It is serving up a tasty feast of rivalries in the second round. For the second consecut...

Study: Man-made extreme weather has hit all over the world

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most people on Earth have already felt extreme and record heat, drought or downpours goosed by man-made global warming, new research finds. In a first-of-its-kind s...

Forestry official: National refuge fire could burn 6 months

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Officials say a wildfire that has scorched 76 square miles (about 200 sq. kilometers) near the Georgia-Florida state line may keep burning for the next six months. ...

Messi shows who's in charge at 'clasico' against Madrid

MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi took off his shirt and lifted it high in front of him, boldly displaying his name and number to the stunned crowd at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. He stoo...

Suspects held after author, conservationist shot in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan authorities say some suspects have been arrested in the shooting of author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann after tensions with herders seeking pasture amid the country's...

Darvish, Rangers finish 4-game sweep, beat Royals 5-2

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Yu Darvish didn't get pulled early this time, and didn't have to try to explain a puzzling loss for Texas. The Japanese right-hander pitched eight innings in ...