Arsenal, Chelsea, Valencia, Frankfurt in Europa League SFs

Chelsea scored three early goals before surviving a second-half scare to advance to the semifinals of the Europa League on Thursday with a 4-3 home win over Slavia Prague, and Arsenal beat Napoli 1-0 ...

Crawford defends vs Khan, seeks win first and respect after

NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes it bothers Terence Crawford. He will dominate a fight so completely that it's hard to find minutes, forget about entire rounds, that he didn't win. Yet afte...

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend: ITALY Aiming to quickly move on from its Champions League elimination, Juventus needs only a dra...

Just like the old days, double looms into view for Liverpool

They were the sort of momentous weeks that became so commonplace for Liverpool during its heyday in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Back then, when the team was virtually untouchable...

Shortages hit Cuba, raising fears of new economic crisis

BAUTA, Cuba (AP) — Just after 8 a.m., Pura Castell got in line behind about 100 other people waiting for a chance to buy frozen chicken legs. For two hours she leaned on her cane watching people leave...

Pochettino closer to collecting trophy not just plaudits

Returning to the Tottenham dressing room, with his players embracing after the wildest of games, a roaring Mauricio Pochettino turned back to the tactics board. And pounded it with h...

Leading directors of global cinema to compete at Cannes

PARIS (AP) — Cannes Film Festival organizers have announced its 2019 line up, which pits revered directors such as Ken Loach, Jim Jarmusch, Terrence Malick, and Pedro Almodóvar against each other in c...

Ticket sales: The least understood side of the Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — It's Olympic ticket sales time again, perhaps the least understood side of the games. "Time flies," said Kosuke Kitajima, a four-time Olympic swimming gold medalist from...

Taiwanese team receives 'Six Star' medals after completing Boston Marathon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Eight amateur athletes, comprising a team from Hungchi Women and Children’s Hospital in northern Taiwan’s Taoyuan County, were each awarded an Abbott World Mar...

Shared electric scooters surge, overtaking docked bikes

NEW YORK (AP) — Electric scooters are overtaking station-based bicycles as the most popular form of shared transportation outside transit and cars in the U.S. Riders took 38.5 millio...

Fun and exciting, Ajax back in Champions League semifinals

MILAN (AP) — Ajax is a team that many soccer fans around the world just love to love, especially when they win with flair in a competition like the Champions League. And this season'...

Solskjaer to begin much-needed rebuilding job at United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spent much of his time as Manchester United manager harking back to the club's trophy-laden past under Alex Ferguson. Now it's time to focus on the future — ...

French prime minister announces international architects' competition to rebuild the spire of Notre Dame Cathedral

PARIS (AP) — French prime minister announces international architects' competition to rebuild the spire of Notre Dame Cathedral.

Lifting 200-kilogram stones in Spain's Basque Country

ZARAUTZ, Spain (AP) — Their faces contorted by the effort needed to lift 200 kilograms (440 pounds) or more, these burly competitors keep alive one of the traditional sports of Spain's rural north one...

UCLA's Katelyn Ohashi looks to make final statement on floor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Katelyn Ohashi wrote a poem called "Fame " that ends "Not everyone's destiny is going to be the same. Set your own goals and make your own fame." As the 22-year ol...