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The long game: COVID changed the way we play, watch, cheer

It’s the predictable rhythm of sports that draws us in. Not so much the results of the games themselves as the steady cadence of the seasons -- the cutting down of nets and hoisting...

Chiefs lose composure and see red amid a sea of yellow

Offsides. Unnecessary roughness. Unsportsmanlike conduct. Pass interference. And holding. Lots of holding. The Kansas City Chiefs put on a textbook display of how to stop the Kansas...

The biggest win: In 2020, NFL found ways to play every game

More than the youth of Patrick Mahomes or the agelessness of Tom Brady, the most compelling story surrounding this year’s Super Bowl was that it was happening at all. It took nearly ...

Game changers: Manning, Woodson, Megatron headed to Hall

Though others have eclipsed him in some sections of the record book, Peyton Manning’s stamp on the NFL is very much a thing of 2021 and beyond. Manning, the quarterback whose meticu...

A 3-0 final score? Nobody wants to see Super Bowl like that

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — There was one other time when this year’s Super Bowl teams, the Chiefs and Buccaneers, closed out the season in Tampa. The NFL and football fans around the world ...

AP Interview: White streamlines life on road to '22 Olympics

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — With the mountains closed and the halfpipes shuttered during a pandemic that turned the world and its sports upside down, Shaun White put double-corks on hold and saved his most in...

A 17-year-old daredevil could be China's next Olympic star

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — When sports fans hear the name Eileen Gu over the next 12 months — and they will hear it a lot — it will not be by accident. Hard work, laser-focused planning, a...

Chloe Kim returns to the superpipe rested, healthy and wiser

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Chloe Kim took some time off to heal her body and broaden her mind. Mission(s) accomplished, and now that she's back at her day job — best female athlete in the ...

Old (Brady), young (Mahomes), different Super Bowl 55 awaits

For Tom Brady, another trip to the Super Bowl — but this time, in a Tampa Bay uniform. And for his new team, the Buccaneers, a first-of-its-kind home game, but without the usual hom...

'Cover up of cover-up' still led to downsized Russian ban

The highest court in sports blasted Russia for engaging in “a cover up of the cover-up” in another desperate attempt to deny culpability for a state-sponsored doping scheme, while also justifying its ...

COVID, legislation, lawsuits signal change in college sports

The coronavirus was only one factor in a chain of events that consumed college sports in 2020, and is poised to do more of the same in 2021 and beyond. The virus, combined with the ...

USOPC chair: Russia decision angered and disappointed people

The chair of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee said the recent decision to reduce doping punishments against Russia “really angered and disappointed many people, including ourselves.” ...

Olympians Bellingham, Bremer named to congressional panel

Gold medalist and former Olympic executive Norm Bellingham and Olympian Eli Bremer have been named to a congressional committee to study possible reforms in America's Olympic system. ...

Flips only: Winter X Games on, but fans not part of the show

The 2021 version of the Winter X Games promises lots of flipping and spinning, not so much singing and dancing. ESPN announced Tuesday that the first major action-sports contest sinc...

Snowboard icon: Sports are great with or without Olympics

To all those surfers, rock climbers, skateboarders and, now, break dancers, who dream of taking their act to the Olympics soon, one of history's best snowboarders has a message: Your sports are great ...