Pro League tests field hockey's best ahead of Tokyo Olympics

GENEVA (AP) — The United States women's season-opening Pro League field hockey game against the Netherlands in North Carolina on Friday was canceled after the death of team manager Larry Amar. ...

The faces of Venezuela's wide political divide

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Some Venezuelans care little about the calls from political leaders, others say they are ready to give their lives to defend their starkly opposed political positions. ...

New Olympic hosting ideas tested at Lausanne Youth Games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — New ways of solving challenges for Olympic host cities are being tested this month at the Winter Youth Games in Lausanne. Most athletes taking public tr...

Column: Think you know 2020? Some sports predictions for you

Predictions aren't for the faint of heart, as anyone who has ever given money to a bookmaker can attest. Strange things can happen, which is a big reason why they still play games. S...

Name dropping: A few up-and-comers who may make mark in '20

Some are already on the ascent (rock climber Brooke Raboutou). Others are currently making waves (surfer Kanoa Igarashi) or shooting for the stars (skateboarder Poppy Starr Olsen). ...

Police: 2 arrested over skateboarding on interstate bridge

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Police on Thursday arrested a 26-year-old man accused of skateboarding on a Louisiana interstate bridge and a 34-year-old woman accused of taking a video of it later posted on...

Video shows American skater perform illegal stunt in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police are investigating the culprit behind a skateboard stunt illegally performed between two busy streets in Taipei after a video of the incident was released earlier th...

Japan looking for big ‘medal bounce’ as Olympic host nation

TOKYO (AP) — Countries playing host to the Olympics usually get a medal “bounce,” pushed by cheering fans and the advantage of being at home. Mitsugi Ogata also brought up the opposi...

'The Casagrandes' extols Mexican American life via animation

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Nickelodeon's "The Casagrandes" premiered this week and became one of the first cartoons in U.S. history to feature a multigenerational Mexican American family. ...

Tigers lose 104th game, move closer to first overall pick

DETROIT (AP) — Edwin Jackson allowed five runs in five innings, and the Detroit Tigers took control of the race for the top pick in next June's amateur draft with an 8-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles ...

Skateboarding on the sky: Man tries unusual Channel crossing

SANGATTE, France (AP) — Is it a bird? A plane? No, it's a man on a homemade "flyboard," gliding over the English Channel in his boldest undertaking yet. After careful preparations, a...

Analysis: US will win Olympic medal count, but at what cost?

DENVER (AP) — For decades, the question at the Summer Olympics hasn't been whether the United States will top the medals table, but by how much. If anyone on U.S. soil has a problem ...

Beach volley, handball kick off Pan American Games in Lima

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Preliminary competition in the Pan American Games kicked off Wednesday in what has been branded as the largest sporting event in Peru's history. Nearly 7,000 athlet...

Tuesday Sports in Brief

BOXING MOSCOW (AP) — Boxer Maxim Dadashev died Tuesday, four days after suffering a brain injury in a fight in Maryland. He was 28. The Russian Boxing Federation sa...

1 Year: Tokyo Olympics unveil gold, silver, bronze medals

TOKYO (AP) — Gold, silver, and bronze Olympic medals were to get their first public viewing on Wednesday as Tokyo organizers marked exactly a year until the games open. Fans, sponsors and pol...