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Laila Ali salutes social activism of athletes with awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Laila Ali is applauding athletes who speak out about social issues. She thinks her father would, too. Ali was to host the virtual Women’s Sports Foundation awards on...

King, Original 9 mark 50 years of women's pro tennis tour

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams could send a thank-you note to Billie Jean King and eight other players who signed $1 contracts to launch a new women's pro tennis circuit 50 years ago. ...

Sparks' Candace Parker, daughter a 'package deal' in Florida

Candace Parker and her 11-year-old daughter are braving the start of an unprecedented WNBA season together in Florida. The Los Angeles Sparksl All-Star knows it’s a calculated risk ...

Megan Rapinoe enjoys whirlwind, focuses on soccer pay fight

NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Rapinoe is enjoying the whirlwind of a two-time World Cup winner. She picked up the FIFA Player of the Year award in Milan rocking a deeper shade of lavender ha...

Dominant Caster Semenya sidelined from track worlds by rules

NEW YORK (AP) — Defending 800-meter champion Caster Semenya has dominated her event like no other female athlete in track over the past 10 years, winning two Olympic golds and three world championship...

Mikaela in Manhattan: Shiffrin scripts marvelous ski season

NEW YORK (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin generally whizzes past mountain gates at 80 mph. She had a much harder time maneuvering through the crowd at Macy's. The 24-year-old skier arrived in...

Global feet: Mina Guli runs 62 marathons for water awareness

NEW YORK (AP) — Try running 100 marathons in 100 days over seven continents. Sound impossible? Ultra-marathoner and water activist Mina Guli came close — all in an ...

Re-run: 4 winners from '17 to defend titles at NYC Marathon

NEW YORK (AP) — All four winners of the 2017 NYC Marathon return to defend their titles on Sunday. American Shalane Flanagan and Kenyan Geoffrey Kamworor will try to repeat, along wi...

Molly Huddle among American women's surge at NYC Marathon

NEW YORK (AP) — Shalane Flanagan set the bar high for her U.S. compatriots last year, becoming the first American woman in 40 years to win the New York City Marathon. Desiree Linden ...

On solid ground: 'Sully,' controller reunite at NYC Marathon

NEW YORK (AP) — The image is miraculous: Passengers standing on the wings of a US Airways jetliner as it floats down the Hudson River. Pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and air traf...

Track star Semenya adds fans as testosterone battle drags

NEW YORK (AP) — South African track star Caster Semenya can add LeBron James to the list of admirers ahead of her showdown with the international track and field governing body. ...

Venus and Serena Williams help inspire diversity in tennis

NEW YORK (AP) — Venus and Serena Williams have been a nearly constant presence at the U.S. Open since the debut of Arthur Ashe Stadium 21 years ago. Their 30 combined Grand Slam singles titles have ch...

Chris Evert: Serena will soon pass Margaret Court's record

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Evert expects new mom Serena Williams will eclipse the Grand Slam record of 24 singles titles, maybe even this season. The former No. 1 tennis player also says ...

Simone Biles waiting to hear from USOC about sexual abuse

NEW YORK (AP) — Simone Biles says she's met the new president of USA Gymnastics but hasn't heard from the U.S. Olympic Committee regarding the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. The ...

Sobhy, 15-year-old Stefanoni in Grand Central squash tourney

NEW YORK (AP) — Amanda Sobhy and 15-year-old wild card Marina Stefanoni headline the American squash field at the Tournament of Champions in Grand Central Terminal. The weeklong inte...