Column: IOC must wield big stick to clean up weightlifting

PARIS (AP) — No carrots. To save weightlifting from the rot of doping, the International Olympic Committee must continue to wield the big stick. When initial drug testing came back n...

The Latest: Departing senator warns against unauthorized war

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on Democratic Sen. Tom Udall's not running for re-election (all times local): 12:35 p.m. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall says his last months i...

Democrat Tom Udall won't seek Senate re-election

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Senator Tom Udall says he will not seek re-election in 2020 in a move that opens up a secure Democratic seat to competition. The second-term senator ...

New Mexico Senator Tom Udall will not seek re-election in 2020, opening secure Democratic seat to competition

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Senator Tom Udall will not seek re-election in 2020, opening secure Democratic seat to competition.

Folau's aerial antics lift Waratahs to win over Crusaders

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Wallabies fullback Israel Folau has soared to new heights on the list of Super Rugby's best attacking players while simultaneously lifting the New South Wales Waratahs i...

Chinese president visiting Monaco amid European tech worries

MONACO (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is coming to Monaco and France amid mixed feelings in Europe about China's growing global influence. Xi is paying the first state visit by ...

Where's Cinderella? Favorites dominating in NCAA 2nd round

Fletcher Magee shot Wofford out of the NCAA Tournament. Murray State's Ja Morant scored 28 points but his team couldn't slow down Florida State. Their exits leave the Sweet 16 search...

WORLD SPORTS DIGEST at 0000 GMT

TOP STORIES: SOC--EUROPEAN ROUNDUP Spain needs to be bailed out by a veteran. Italy gets a boost from some new faces. The former European champions start their camp...

Preece hopes short track background helps at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Ryan Preece is a rookie struggling to find his rhythm at NASCAR's top level. But as the series shifts to Martinsville Speedway, the first short track on the schedule, Preece m...

Why the US-China trade war is an opportunity for Taiwan

The recent US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing into "A New Approach for an Era of U.S.-China Competition" raised an intriguing new opportunity for Taiwan. The USA and China a...

Hurricanes beat Stormers 34-28 in Super Rugby

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Winger Wes Goosen scored two second half tries and Beauden Barrett contributed 14 points as the Hurricanes rallied to beat the Stormers 34-28 in Super Rugby on Saturday....

Papadakis and Cizeron win ice dance gold medal at worlds

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Defending champions Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France won the free dance on Saturday to win gold in the ice dance competition at the figure skating world champi...

Sterling in tribute to deceased player, may face UEFA action

LONDON (AP) — Raheem Sterling revealed a t-shirt memorializing a young footballer after scoring his second goal for England against the Czech Republic on Friday. Damary Dawkins, a Cr...

Angola clinches African Cup place as final qualifiers begin

Angola has qualified for the African Cup of Nations and denied Burkina Faso a place after former Portugal youth international Wilson Eduardo's winning goal against Botswana. Eduardo ...

Review of penalty calls on table when NFL owners meet

Reviewing penalty calls, including pass interference, will be among proposals NFL owners will hear to expand replay when they meet next week in Phoenix. Greater use of replay has bec...