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Ode to Sports: A year when games and fans came off the bench

Essentially better, wouldn’t you say? Fans back in the stands and games back in play. Clearly more settled but far from routine: Some shots from t...

Alpe d'Huez and cobblestones return for 2022 Tour de France

PARIS (AP) — Next year's Tour de France will see the return of the Paris-Roubaix cobblestones and take the peloton to the summit of the famed Alpe d'Huez mountain. Designed for compl...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2021. There are 102 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. ...

Roundup of Olympic gold medals from Saturday, July 24

TOKYO (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Saturday, July 24 at the Tokyo Games: ARCHERY MIXED TEAM An San and teenager Kim Je Deok paired up to l...

Carapaz wins men's road race for Ecuador's 1st cycling medal

OYAMA, Japan (AP) — Richard Carapaz climbed onto the medal stand and locked arms with Wout van Aert on his right and Tadej Pogacar to his left, the diminutive Ecuadoran rider dwarfed by two of the gia...

Olympics Latest: Krasniqi beats Tonaki for judo gold

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Distria...

Olympic Cycling Results

Saturday Men Road Race 1. Richard Carapaz, Ecuador, 6:05:26. 2. Wout van Aert, Belgium, 6:06:33. 3. Tadej Poga...

Glittering gold distracts from Tokyo woes

Sport stretched out over Tokyo on Saturday as the Olympic Games finally got underway, but the shadow of COVID-19 and controversy was never far away on the opening day. China fired an ominous warnin...

Olympic cycling road races are studies in contrast

TOKYO (AP) — The men's and women's Olympic road races that begin the cycling program at the Tokyo Games this weekend are similar only in their start amid the forests of Musashinonomori Park and their ...

Medal predictions for events at the Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Olympic medal predictions by AP beat writers: ___ ARCHERY Mixed Team Gold: South Korea Silver: I...

Out for a ride: Tadej Pogacar wins 2nd straight Tour title

Tadej Pogacar took the yellow jersey to Paris to win his second straight Tour de France on Sunday after a grueling three-week odyssey that at times he made look like a recreational ride. ...

Tour de France Results

Sunday 21st Stage A 109-kilometer (68-mile) ride from Chatou to ...

Tour de France Results

Sunday 21st Stage A 108.4-km (67.4-mile) ride from Chatou to Par...

Tour de France Winners

2021 — Tadej Pogacar, Slovenia 2020 — Tadej Pogacar, Slovenia 2019 — Egan Bernal, Colombia 2018 — Geraint Thomas, Britain 2017 —...

Slovenian Tadej Pogacar wins his second straight Tour de France

PARIS (AP) — Slovenian Tadej Pogacar wins his second straight Tour de France.