Irish punter moving from dairy farm to Georgia Tech

Townsfolk weren't the only ones curious about what David Shanahan was up to with the funny-looking brown ball. Trading Gaelic footballs for American footballs, Shanahan was booting t...

Soccer clubs eye bottom line with ticket refund options

Soccer clubs are finding creative ways to stem revenue losses by offering season ticket holders alternatives to refunds for games being played in empty stadiums because of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Funding for women's cricket in England to be protected

Plans for investing heavily in women's cricket “will be protected” despite the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a top official at the England and Wales Cricket Board. ...

Golf, tennis clubs reopen as restrictions loosen in England

Liam Harrison missed golf so much that he left his house at 4 a.m. Wednesday to be the first to tee off at his club in Manchester. The 42-year-old Harrison even believes he was the f...

Danish lineman improvises while preparing for NFL season

Steven Nielsen hopes to play for the Jacksonville Jaguars this season, but first the 6-foot-8 offensive lineman from Denmark has some tree trunks to toss around in northwest Ohio. Th...

Some Olympic boxing hopefuls needed only one more day

With tears in her eyes, Nadine Apetz asked herself “why not one more day?” The German boxer had waited four years, and a ticket to the Tokyo Olympics was tantalizingly close when the...

Americans playing overseas fear economic fallout from virus

Even before the coronavirus outbreak, Devin Sweetney knew nothing was guaranteed when it came to getting paid for playing overseas. The 32-year-old American said the Greek basketball...

Athletes completing bans get unexpected chance at Olympics

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) — Athletes completing doping bans over the next year will be eligible to compete in the postponed Tokyo Olympics, an unintended effect of the coronavirus pandemic that has some ...

American football player flew home to US with virus

The coronavirus pandemic ended Dylan Reda’s plans to play and coach American football in the Czech Republic, and that was only the start of his problems. Days after feeling too ill t...

NBA making a 'long-term play' in Africa

SALY, Senegal (AP) — Timothy Ighoefe is an intimidating defender at 6-foot-11 and 245 pounds. Still, the Nigerian knows he must improve if his decision to play basketball instead of soccer is going to...

Senegal eager to break out of the shadow of 2002 team

In Senegal, the 2002 World Cup team remain a source of national pride. This year's squad is eager to create some new memories. The run to the quarterfinals in Seneg...

WORLD CUP: With Mane, Senegal expects team to match 2002 run

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — When the World Cup trophy tour reached Senegal, President Macky Sall got the taste of being a champion. It's an experience he hopes is real in Senegal one day. ...

Sadio Mane was the 'quiet kid' with the superstar talent

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — One fan thumped his chest with his fist. Another raised a Senegalese flag high in the air. Around them, hundreds of others shouted, jumped and darted about in wild celebration. S...

Senegal names final 23-man squad for World Cup, led by Mane

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal has named its final 23-man squad for the World Cup, with Liverpool forward Sadio Mane leading a group that also includes key defender Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli and midf...

WORLD CUP: With Mane, Senegal expects team to match 2002 run

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — When the World Cup trophy tour reached Senegal, President Macky Sall got the taste of being a champion. It's an experience he hopes to feel for real one day. Tu...