Shiffrin fights fatigue in quest for 4th straight overall

Mikaela Shiffrin has yet to win a race in 2020 and actually recently recorded a rare "did not finish" in an event. The two-time Olympic gold medalist knows what some might be thinkin...

Danielle Kang opens with 63 to lead LPGA Tour season opener

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — American Danielle Kang stepped to the tee at the treacherous par-3 finishing hole at the LPGA’s season-opening Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions on Thursday and had...

Conners takes hard, rewarding road to Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Corey Conners returned to Hawaii this year with one notable difference. He knew he had a tee time. That's no small deal for Conners, a 28-year-old C...

Point spreads seem a bit high in divisional playoffs round

The best of college football will be on display Saturday night in Baltimore. Say what? Well, if you believe the Heisman Trophy represents the top player in the coll...

LaFleur has made big impact in 1st year as Packers coach

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — What a year it has been for Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur. Thursday marks exactly one year since LaFleur was introduced as the 15th head coach in franch...

Are child crusaders, heroes fair game for adults who snipe?

NEW YORK (AP) — The point where childhood ends and adulthood begins isn't as straightforward as it seems. Add the limelight and things can get complicated for young people who either voluntarily or th...

Head coaching hires ranging from experienced to newcomers

The Cowboys and Redskins went the experience route in their head coaching searches. The Giants and Panthers apparently are comfortable with newcomers to the job. Dallas replaced Jaso...

Williams beats wind, Giorgi in Auckland 1st round

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Serena Williams kept her cool to win at the ASB Classic in her first singles match of 2020. Williams defeated Camila Giorgi 6-3, 6-2 in her opening sing...

Acclaimed Conceptual artist John Baldessari dies at 88

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Baldessari, who pioneered a new genre of art in the 1970s and in the process helped elevate Los Angeles' status in the art world from that of back-water berg to a center of the...

Column: Officiating won't get any better _ because it can't

Save the outrage for something else. NFL officiating won’t get any better this weekend, or anytime soon — because it can’t. We shouldn’t have to remind people at this late date that ...

Review: Carrie Fisher bio as sharp, endearing as its subject

“Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge” (Sarah Crichton Books; Farrar, Straus and Giroux), by Sheila Weller “Star Wars” fans may feel a lump in their throats when Carrie Fisher appears i...

Eli Manning likely making his final NY Giants appearance

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The man who has been the face of the New York Giants since 2004 is probably going to make his final appearance for them this weekend. Eli Manning's 16-ye...

Finally, Fields vs Lawrence: 'This is the future of the NFL'

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Justin Fields and Trevor Lawrence went to high school about 20 miles from each other in the suburbs northwest of Atlanta. They have worked out since middle s...

'Colors of the Mountain' author Da Chen dies at 57

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Da Chen, the brilliant storyteller who drew from the hardships he suffered as a persecuted child growing up in the midst of China’s cultural revolution to create the critically accl...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019

A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childho...