Sterling, Van Dijk among England's player of year contenders

LONDON (AP) — Premier League title contenders Liverpool and Manchester City dominate the six-man shortlist for the Professional Footballers' Association player of the year award, with defender Virgil ...

Snakes in office force Liberia's president to work from home

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A spokesman says Liberia's president is working from home after two snakes were found in the building that contains his office. Deputy press secretary Smith ...

NSW Waratahs prepare for possible life without Israel Folau

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The New South Wales Waratahs will have their first taste of life without Israel Folau when they play the Melbourne Rebels in Super Rugby on Saturday, not yet knowing whe...

Gonzaga star Rui Hachimura declares for NBA draft

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga star forward Rui Hachimura has declared for the NBA draft. The junior said Monday he will hire an agent as he pursues a professional career. ...

'No easy shifts' as first-round series get tight and nasty

It wasn't long after celebrating Craig Smith's overtime goal that P.K. Subban zeroed in on the cold reality of Nashville's playoff series against Dallas. "There are no easy shifts ou...

Barcelona wins 1-0 at Man United in Champions League 1st leg

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Luke Shaw unwittingly helped Luis Suarez's header into the net to give Barcelona a 1-0 win over Manchester United on Wednesday in the first leg of their Champions League qua...

WNBA draft is wide open at the top

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in a long time there is no real consensus No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft. The Las Vegas Aces have the top choice in Wednesday night's draft and could...

Federal probe, Virginia's reign top 2019-20 storylines

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Virginia's redemption is complete. The Cavaliers won the program's first national championship by beating Texas Tech in overtime on Monday night. That sends the Ca...

Carli Lloyd still driven to fight for more World Cup glory

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carli Lloyd realizes millions of casual soccer fans don't follow the international game outside the World Cup. Some American fans haven't paid close attention to the U.S. women's na...

The season is winding down, and it's time to talk NBA awards

Take a look at the five highest-scoring seasons in NBA history. — Wilt Chamberlain scored 4,029 points in 1961-62. — Chamberlain scored 3,586 in 1962-63. ...

Lloyd gets 2 goals in US' 6-0 exhibition rout of Belgium

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The World Cup must be getting close, because Carli Lloyd is looking dangerous. The 2015 World Cup star scored her first two goals of the year in the opening 19 min...

Culver, Hunter bring NBA upside to Texas Tech-Virginia final

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jarrett Culver knew Texas Tech desperately needed him to make a big leap after a solid freshman year so he charged full-speed into an offseason determined to refine and expand every...

Matt Mooney's college odyssey ends with Tech in title game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Much like his vagabond coach, Texas Tech's Matt Mooney has undergone a college basketball journey unlike almost any other, from mid-major to out-of-the-way outpost to the rough-and-...

Nets bolster playoff hopes with win against Bucks

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jared Dudley brought a veteran's presence and poise to a tense situation, helping the Brooklyn Nets to a crucial win in their bid for the playoffs. Dudley's offensiv...

Michigan St endures more Final Four heartbreak vs Texas Tech

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The buzzer sounded and Tom Izzo walked stoically across the Final Four floor to shake hands with Texas Tech counterpart Chris Beard, no doubt complimenting him on a fine defensive p...