LEADING OFF: Mad Max and Gerrit Cole return…

LEADING OFF: Mad Max and Gerrit Cole return to mound, Fenway Park freebie, Orioles on brink of dubious home run record, Muncy swings for 6th straight game with long ball

Tokyo Paralympic lottery opens with 2.3M tickets available

Tokyo's Paralympics could be the big winner with Olympic tickets hard to find and costly

US OPEN '19: Williams-Osaka reverberations felt, year later

The chaotic 2018 U.S. Open final between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka still reverberates as this year's last Grand Slam tennis tournament is about to start in Flushing Meadows

U.S. Olympic Committee Punishes Medalists For…

The U.S. Olympic Committee chief hinted at harsher penalties for athletes who stage protests at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

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Bryant's HR in 8th gives Cubs wild 12-11 win over…

Kris Bryant hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning to give the Chicago Cubs a 12-11 comeback victory over the San Francisco Giants in a wild, back-and-forth game at Wrigley Field

Want Tokyo Olympic tickets? No problem if you have $60,000

Having trouble getting tickets for next year's Tokyo Olympics? No problem if you have $60,000

4 Grand Slam champions on 2020 tennis Hall of Fame ballot

Goran Ivanisevic, Sergi Bruguera, Conchita Martínez, Jonas Björkman are candidates for International Tennis Hall of Fame's class of 2020; all 4 are Grand Slam champions

Davis, Mets helped by Indians' mental lapse, win…

J.D. Davis lined an RBI single with two outs that capped a two-run rally in the 10th inning and the New York helped moments earlier by a huge Cleveland mental lapse, beat the Indians 4-3

Pan Am Games protesters each get 12 months of…

Protesters at Pan Am Games receive reprimands, 12 months of probation

US OPEN '19: How well do you know the American tennis major?

US OPEN '19: See how much you know about the year's last Grand Slam tennis tournament by taking this AP quiz

Verlander allows 2 HRs in 2-hitter, loses 2-1 to…

John Hicks and Ronny Rodriguez homered for Detroit's only hits off Justin Verlander, and the Tigers beat the Houston Astros 2-1

USOPC proposes more athletes on board as part of…

USOPC proposes more athlete representation as part of bylaw overhaul

Defending champs Osaka, Djokovic are No. 1 seeds…

Defending champions Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic are the No. 1 seeds for singles play in the U.S. Open

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Corbin pitches 8 scoreless, Nationals beat…

Patrick Corbin pitched eight scoreless innings to remain unbeaten in more than two months, and Asdrúbal Cabrera's three-run home run capped a six-run third as the Washington Nationals rolled to an 11-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates

High bacteria level cancels water portion of Tokyo triathlon

High levels of bacteria have canceled the swimming portion of a triathlon test event for the Tokyo Paralympics. It's the second setback at the triathlon for organizers of next year's Olympic and Paralympics

US to face Latvia in Fed Cup, Romania to play Russia

The United States will face Latvia for a place in next year's Fed Cup finals, the first time the 'World Cup of Tennis' tournament system will be used

CC Sabathia relishes final baseball trip through…

Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia has long cherished his visits to Oakland, and this year more so than ever as he prepares to head into retirement following 19 major league seasons

Can Tokyo's efficient rail system handle Olympic strain?

Tokyo's famous and efficient rail system is likely to be stressed during next year's Olympics.

American teen Anisimova out of US Open after…

American teenager Amanda Anisimova withdraws from US Open because of recent death of her father

Figure skating coach Callaghan banned by SafeSport

Richard Callaghan, who coached Tara Lipinski to Olympic gold, has been banned from figure skating by the U.S. Center for SafeSport for sexual misconduct

Tokyo's summer heat forces triathlon test to be…

Tokyo's summer heat has forced an Olympic women's triathlon qualifying event to be shortened because of high temperatures that are likely to impact next year's games

Duckhee Lee downplays deafness, wins ATP…

Duckhee Lee of South Korea doesn't want to be defined by his deafness as he makes his way in professional tennis

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Jets' Bell eager for contact, wants teammates to…

Jets running back Le'Veon Bell is eager for contact, wants his teammates to hit him on the field

PHOTOS: Making most of small spaces in Tokyo's Golden Gai

PHOTOS: Making most of small spaces in Tokyo _ nearly 280 bars in the Golden Gai

Chilean tennis player banned 8 years for match-fixing

Chilean tennis player Juan Carlos Saez has been banned for eight years for match-fixing