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$4.75M: Schwartzel wins richest golf event amid Saudi outcry

ST. ALBANS, England (AP) — Former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel banked $4.75 million on Saturday by winning the richest tournament in golf history, while the event's Saudi backers faced renewed ba...

DeChambeau joins Saudi golf series; Schwartzel leads in UK

ST. ALBANS, England (AP) — Former U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau became the latest big name to sign on with the Saudi-funded breakaway series LIV Golf, and Charl Schwartzel remained on course Fr...

Saudi-funded golf series puts new scrutiny on Mickelson

ST. ALBANS, England (AP) — Out of public view for four months, Phil Mickelson returns to golf under severe scrutiny because of where he’s playing and who is paying him. Mickelson is ...

Dustin Johnson quits PGA membership to play in Saudi league

ST. ALBANS, England (AP) — Two-time major winner Dustin Johnson has resigned his PGA Tour membership to participate in the new golf series backed by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund. ...

Golfers put aside 'reprehensible' Saudi moves to join series

ST. ALBANS, England (AP) — The stars of the new Saudi-funded golf league tried to fend off concerns on Tuesday about human rights abuses and signing up to accept hundreds of millions of dollars despit...

Tyson Fury won't discuss sudden closure of MTK Global

LONDON (AP) — World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was already in full flow at a prefight promotional event when the announcement dropped that his one-time management company was abruptly shutting do...

Red Bull F1 clinches new $500M title sponsorship with Oracle

MILTON KEYNES, England (AP) — The Red Bull Formula One team has secured a new title sponsorship worth around $500 million with technology firm Oracle, placing it among the most lucrative commercial de...

Unlike other sports stars, Andy Murray won't play in Saudi

The lucrative offers tempting leading boxers, golfers and footballers to compete in Saudi Arabia are not enough for Andy Murray to put money over morality. When Murray has received a...

Verstappen parties until daybreak after F1 title

After a grueling season and an agonizing wait to be confirmed as Formula One champion, Max Verstappen was in a hurry to finally get the party started. Leaving it proved harder. ...

English cricket racism exposed by victim Rafiq at parliament

LONDON (AP) — English cricket was forced to confront its racist culture on Tuesday when former player Azeem Rafiq testified through tears at a parliamentary hearing but with a determination to expose ...

AP Interview: French minister seeks Olympic renewal in 2024

TOKYO (AP) — Dropping into mostly-empty venues, where only athletes provide the sporting soul and spirit, French sports minister Jean-Michel Blanquer observed the type of Olympics the world will be ye...

Simon Haydon, ex-AP international sports editor, dies at 64

LONDON (AP) — Simon Haydon, who shaped The Associated Press’ coverage of World Cups and Olympics as international sports editor and reported on landmark news events while traveling the world as a corr...

English sports get $400M bailout, with rugby prioritized

LONDON (AP) — English sports are receiving 300 million pounds (almost $400 million) from the government — with half going to rugby — to help them survive without fans being allowed into venues during ...

In 2012, Bolt, Phelps cemented legendary status at Olympics

LONDON (AP) — In the end, 2012 wasn’t the last Olympics to see Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps. It was the Summer Games where their legendary status was cemented. Bolt became the first...

AP Interview: Rodchenkov lives in fear after exposing doping

His head covered in a black balaclava, adjusting dark goggles obscuring his eyes, Grigory Rodchenkov grows anxious if any part of his face can be seen. Exposing Russia’s state-sponso...