AP Was There: Murray ends Britain's 77-year Wimbledon wait

EDITOR’S NOTE — Tennis history is filled with wonderful rivalries, and so many are remembered because of matchups in Wimbledon finals. The Associated Press is republishing stories about a handful of s...

Notre Dame Cathedral to rebuilt as before — no modern twists

PARIS (AP) — Notre Dame Cathedral will be rebuilt just the way it stood before last year’s devastating fire. No swimming pool or organic garden on the roof of the medieval Paris monu...

Macron approves restoration of Notre Dame spire 'as it was' 

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday gave his blessing for the reconstruction of the spire of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris after the structure was destroyed in a fire last year.  The spire w...

Race glitch for Lyles highlights rare track meet in 2020

GENEVA (AP) — It was a strange sight to see 200-meter world champion Noah Lyles race on a track in Florida while two opponents started simultaneously in Switzerland and the Netherlands. ...

Tiger Woods to return next week at Muirfield Village

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — The PGA Tour returned five weeks ago with some of its strongest fields. Now it gets its biggest star. Tiger Woods announced Thursday on Twitter he will play next ...

Tokyo Games face skeptics, 1-day COVID-19 infection record

TOKYO (AP) — The spokesman for the Tokyo Olympics expects the postponed games to go ahead in 2021 despite a recent poll in Japan in which 77% of respondents said they did not believe the games could b...

Comic hero 'Asterix' plans friendly assault on the New World

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans have long adored things from France, like its bread, cheese and wine. But they've been stubbornly resistant to one of France's biggest imports: “Asterix.” T...

Russian weightlifter Andrei Demanov suspended for doping

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Two-time European champion weightlifter Andrei Demanov of Russia has been provisionally suspended for doping after testing positive for a banned steroid. The...

Snowboard world champion Pullin drowns in diving mishap

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Two-time world snowboard champion and Winter Olympian Alex Pullin drowned Wednesday while spearfishing on Australia’s Gold Coast. A police spokesperson s...

IIHF encouraged by NHL's potential return to Olympics in '22

International Ice Hockey Federation chief Rene’ Fasel is encouraged after learning the NHL's pending labor deal opens the possibility of the world's best players returning to the Olympics. ...

Copenhagen pulls out of hosting 2021 gymnastics worlds

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Denmark has pulled out of hosting the gymnastics world championships in 2021, the sport’s governing body said Tuesday. The International Gymnastics Feder...

UK government agency wants action on gymnastics abuse claims

LONDON (AP) — Anyone responsible for "shocking and upsetting” abuse of British gymnasts should be held to account, the government agency overseeing sports said on Tuesday. Catherine ...

NHL, players' union announce plan to resume play on Aug. 1

The National Hockey League and NHL Players’ Association announced a tentative agreement Monday to return to play this season and extend their collective bargaining agreement by four years. ...

Holdorf, 1964 Olympic decathlon champion, dies at 80

BERLIN (AP) — Willi Holdorf, the 1964 Olympic decathlon champion, has died. He was 80. Holdorf died at home in northern Germany on Sunday following a severe illness, his wife Sabine ...

Roger Federer focusing on 2021, Olympics after 2 surgeries

ZURICH (AP) — Roger Federer is already focusing on the 2021 season, including the postponed Tokyo Olympics, as he recovers from two knee surgeries. Federer said Monday he is not yet ...