RECENT SPORTS NEWS

  • Announcer relishes role as voice of Kentucky Derby

    April 24, 2014

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - From his perch with a panoramic view of the world's most famous racetrack, the new voice of Churchill Downs will sit out one of the most anticipated moments of the tradition-soaked Kentucky Derby.

  • F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial in Germany

    April 24, 2014

    MUNICH (AP) - Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone went on trial Thursday in a bribery case that could threaten the 83-year-old's grip on the sport.

  • Hanyu determined to build on success of Sochi

    April 24, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) - Yuzuru Hanyu has barely had time to dwell on the Olympic and world titles he won in the first quarter of 2014, yet he's already thinking about how to improve for next season.

  • Quiros, Dyson share lead at China Open

    April 24, 2014

    SHENZHEN, China (AP) - Alvaro Quiros and Simon Dyson each shot a 5-under 67 to share the lead after the first round of the China Open on Thursday.

  • Protesters rally against FIFA president Blatter

    April 24, 2014

    HONG KONG (AP) - A handful of protesters holding banners and placards demonstrated peacefully Thursday at an event with FIFA president Sepp Blatter to highlight the plight of migrant workers building stadiums in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup.

  • Teen Chinese golfer getting used to attention

    April 24, 2014

    SHENZHEN, China (AP) - One year after his stunning debut at the Masters, Chinese 15-year-old golfer Guan Tianlang is growing accustomed to being in the spotlight.

  • Radwanska eases into Stuttgart quarterfinals

    April 24, 2014

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) - Top seed Agnieszka Radwanska defeated Italy's Roberta Vinci 6-3, 6-2 to book her quarterfinal place at the Porsche Grand Prix on Thursday.

  • Arab-Israeli women break ground on pro soccer team

    April 24, 2014

    PETAH TIKVA, Israel (AP) - When the Israeli women's soccer team Hapoel Petah Tikva lost a number of its players to Israel's national team ahead of World Cup qualifiers, founder Rafi Subra made a decision that sets the team apart from many of its rivals - he recruited from the Arab villages of northern Israel.

  • Pineda says he'll learn from ejection for pine tar

    April 24, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) - The pine tar glistened on Michael Pineda's neck, improving his grip and inviting trouble.

  • Court tosses ex-Oklahoma State player's conviction

    April 24, 2014

    STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma's criminal appeals court has overturned the conviction of a former Oklahoma State basketball player accused of sexually assaulting two women at an off-campus party in 2010.