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Alvarez faces questions after first loss in nearly a decade

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Canelo Alvarez paused on his way to the ring to pose with his right fist high in the air, basking in the adulation of thousands of his frenzied fans expecting nothing more on this Cin...

Column: Special Sauce and some sizzle in Las Vegas NFL draft

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NFL draft served up some special Sauce to go along with Roger Goodell’s usual array of hugs. On the first day of the draft, Las Vegas stepped up to provide the s...

Column: Draft cements the marriage of Las Vegas and NFL

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NFL brings the traveling circus that is its draft to a city where nothing — including 300-pound football players posing with showgirls and circus clowns above the Bellagio hotel f...

Column: A day to remember for McIlroy, but no green jacket

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — For the briefest of moments, there was the smallest bit of hope. A day that began with little to shoot for other than a top 10 suddenly threatened to turn magical for Rory McIlroy ...

Masters Day 2: All eyes on Scheffler, wind as weekend looms

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The weekend couldn't come soon enough for players at the Masters, who really had only two choices as the sun began to set on Augusta National and the reality of their situation bec...

McIlroy a bit frustrated but eager for more in Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Rory McIlroy opened his Masters with a pair of 73s that left him in the mix, if a bit frustrated over missed opportunities on a golf course he has grown to know well. ...

From green jacket to prison, Angel Cabrera's big fall

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — His picture is still on the wall of champions in the press building at Augusta National, sandwiched between Trevor Immelman and Phil Mickelson. His chair at the champion’s dinner T...

Good friends, Spieth and Thomas have same Masters goal

Augusta, Ga. (AP) — Jordan Spieth is a little frustrated he has just one green jacket. Justin Thomas is just as frustrated he has only won one major championship — and it didn’t come with a green jack...

Advice from Tiger Woods? It's not always forthcoming

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — It’s been 25 years since Tiger Woods famously won the first of his five Masters titles, so it would seem only natural that other players seek his advice on how to play Augusta Nati...

Column: Sports to deliver at a time they're needed the most

Once again, hope springs eternal, at least on the ballfields in Arizona and Florida. Soon, there will be spring training games and then a season that even the collective greed of Major League Baseball...

Column: One betting rule remains sacrosanct in the NFL

Calvin Ridley had no inside information and, apparently, no idea how to bet. In other words, he was just like millions of other neophyte bettors lured in by promises of riches from sports betting oper...

Column: Don't come back until baseball has been made better

The talks are over, at least for now. Opening day is gone, too, and now we’re forced to wait to see if we get any baseball at all. If there was any good news coming out of baseball’s...

Column: Ukraine's boxers in the fight of their lives

The two big men standing shoulder to shoulder in The Associated Press photo taken Sunday in the mayor’s office in beleaguered Kyiv, Ukraine, were instantly recognizable to most boxing fans. Vitali and...

Column: Donald not about to let go of Super Bowl trophy

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Aaron Donald was in the Cincinnati backfield one last time, his arms closing in around Joe Burrow with everything on the line. On a Rams team loaded with stars, this was his m...

Column: Rams and Bengals put past aside in Super Bowl

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s been nearly three decades since the city where the Super Bowl began last hosted the big game. The year was 1993 and, if you’re looking for an indication how much times have cha...