What started as a protest against police brutality has mushroomed a year later into a divisive debate over the future of a football player who refused to stand for the national anthem and now faces what his fans see as blackballing for speaking out in a country roiled by racial strife.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Terence Crawford took all the drama out of his fight against Julius Indongo, and he did it fast.
BOSTON (AP) — CC Sabathia thought about retiring after a knee injury put the 37-year-old left-hander out of commission earlier this month.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It's only 2 ounces of foam, 4 if you count both hands.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor got their wish to fight in smaller gloves, but not before being chastised by a Nevada boxing official for using the issue to hype their fight later this month.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former boxing promoter, ex-college basketball coach and founder of a Rhode Island-based sport institute who was convicted of embezzlement is seeking to be released from prison while he awaits the outcome of his appeal.
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez redefined the meaning of 40-40 club.
Gavin and Joe Maloof are so confident Floyd Mayweather Jr. will beat Conor McGregor that they bet $880,000 on it.
GUINGAMP, France (AP) — Declaring he was "more alive than ever," Neymar did not disappoint on his debut for Paris Saint-Germain.
GUINGAMP, France (AP) — World-record signing Neymar scored and set up another goal on an impressive debut for Paris Saint-Germain in a 3-0 win at Guingamp on Sunday.
NEW YORK (AP) — A franchise known for the Babe, the Boss and the Iron Horse has a new set of nicknames.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sixty-million dollars sounds pretty good to Leonard Ellerbe.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former boxing promoter, ex-college basketball coach and founder of a Rhode Island-based sport institute who was convicted of embezzlement has been sentenced to a total of 15 years in prison, with seven years to serve and the remainder suspended with probation.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh has won on and off the field in his two years at Michigan, posting a pair of 10-3 seasons and generating a lot of publicity with his outside-the-box approach.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Conor McGregor became known as a fighter with a mystical ability to defy the odds because of his stunning upset victory over Jose Aldo, the former UFC featherweight champion.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — With his hands drenched in sweat moments after taking his boxing gloves off, Anthony Lanier worked quickly to catch his breath.
PARIS (AP) — Lille's attacking potential this season was on display as coach Marcelo Bielsa's new team started its French league campaign with a 3-0 win over Nantes on Sunday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although Vasyl Lomachenko had battered Miguel Marriaga around the ring for 6 1/2 superlative rounds, the Ukrainian star couldn't break his Colombian opponent's will until he landed a body punch that told him the end was finally near.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The latest from the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions (all times local):
PARIS (AP) — The star was missing but the party went ahead successfully at the Parc des Princes on Saturday as Paris Saint-Germain won its French league season-opener.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It's a fight (or at least an event) born and bred by social media. There is really no reason for Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor to meet in a boxing ring Aug. 26 other than a lot of UFC fans think it's a great idea and it will make the two fighters a great deal of money.
DETROIT (AP) — Claressa Shields is calling herself the GWOAT.
PARIS (AP) — Neymar opened a new extravagant chapter in soccer history Friday as the game's costliest player by fending off questions about his financial motivations as deftly as he repels opponents on the pitch.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Ohio to celebrate Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' entry into the NFL Hall of Fame.
MONACO (AP) — Monaco lost key players during the offseason but not its fighting spirit as the French champion started its title defense with a 3-2 win over Toulouse on Friday after twice coming from behind.
LONDON (AP) — With the same aura, bravado and even the lackluster start, Usain Bolt stuck to tradition Friday in his farewell championships.
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from the track world championships (all times local):
HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry pumped his right fist, raised his arms in the air with club in hand and gave a firm shoulder bump to caddie Jonnie West, his golf partner on road trips with the Golden State Warriors.
CHICAGO (AP) — The shortest of Paul Goldschmidt's three home runs on Thursday — the one that went only about halfway up the left-center bleachers at Wrigley Field — turned out to be his biggest.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says teams aren't blackballing Colin Kaepernick for kneeling during the national anthem last year.
Today, Major League Soccer. Tomorrow, the world.
Wladimir Klitschko had to lose before he finally became accepted by most fight fans.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Vasyl Lomachenko awakes to California sunshine in his large, sparsely furnished suburban house. He commutes to his boxing gym in a late-model white SUV, cruising past fragrant acres of strawberries, lemons and celery in Ventura County's fertile farmland.
BERLIN (AP) — Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko announced his immediate retirement from boxing on Thursday.
CHICAGO (AP) — Zack Godley stared down one of the hottest lineups in baseball. He one-upped a resurgent Cy Young Award winner. And once again, he exited a start without giving up a run.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The two newest members of the Baltimore Orioles did exactly what they were brought in to do: help the team win.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — It's the last chance for football fans to see a one-of-a-kind art exhibition devoted exclusively to football, now on display in the birthplace of the NFL.
NEW YORK (AP) — In many ways, the only thing changing for Brad Nessler is the blazer he will be wearing in the booth.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — There's a reason tons of good seats remain for what was supposed to be the year's hottest ticket.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jerry Jones never seems sure where to start in tracing the roots that led to him becoming one of the most powerful men in the NFL.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It's supposed to be the hottest ticket in sports.
Muhammad Ali stood alone on many fronts, but Joe Frazier, George Foreman and a few others still stood toe-to-toe with him in the ring. Jack Nicklaus contended with Arnold Palmer on the front end of his career and Tom Watson on the back end.
Jim Hudson's wife came home one day and found him sitting on a couch, clutching a golf ball, with tears streaming down his face.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Daniel Ricciardo heads into Saturday's qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix in a confident mood after showing impressive pace in Friday's two practice sessions.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre just wanted to work hard, be consistent and earn respect in the game. As a young player, he never even thought about historical numbers like 3,000 hits.
NEW YORK (AP) — Adrien Broner unleashed a profanity-filled tirade against his opponent in the ring and his doubters outside it, proving he remains one of boxing's biggest mouths.