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Tennis: Brazil's Souza gets life ban for match-fixing

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 12:11am
Brazilian Joao Souza has been banned from tennis for life after being convicted of multiple match-fixing and other corruption offences, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said on Saturday.

NBA roundup: Giannis, Bucks light up Paris

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 12:08am
Giannis Antetokounmpo put on a show with 30 points, 16 rebounds and six assists, lifting the Milwaukee Bucks to a 116-103 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday in the NBA's first regular-season game in Paris.

Kerber stays on course in Melbourne after win over Giorgi

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 11:43pm
A string of upsets has left the Australian Open women's draw without several of the pre-tournament favorites but while that may have eased Angelique Kerber's path to a potential second Melbourne crown the German is taking nothing for granted.

Figure skating: Liu defends U.S. title with flawless free skate

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 10:51pm
Alysa Liu successfully defended her women's title at the U.S. Figure Staking Championships in North Carolina on Friday after the 14-year-old delivered a brilliant free skate routine.

Halep sees off Putintseva in straight sets to advance

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 10:31pm
Simona Halep proved too strong for Kazakh Yulia Putintseva in their first career meeting as the Romanian fourth seed sailed through to the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 6-1 6-4 win on Saturday.

NHL All-Star Skills: Barzal nips McDavid to win Fastest Skater

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 10:12pm
New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal ended Connor McDavid's three-year run as the NHL's fastest skater, edging the Edmonton Oilers star in the first event of the NHL All-Star Skills on Friday in St. Louis.

Pavlyuchenkova beats Pliskova as seeds continue to tumble

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 8:55pm
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova secured her first career victory in seven attempts over world number two Karolina Pliskova on Saturday as the Australian Open lost another high seed in the third round.

Highlights: Day six at the Australian Open

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 8:51pm
Highlights of the sixth day at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, on Saturday (times AEDT; GMT+11):

Kerber reaches fourth round in Melbourne with win over Giorgi

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 8:38pm
Angelique Kerber moved into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday with a 6-2 6-7(4) 6-3 win over Camila Giorgi, extending her unbeaten record against the Italian to 5-0.

Olympics: Jordan to hold boxing qualifiers after move from Wuhan - IOC

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 8:21pm
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said Jordan will host 2020 Olympics boxing qualifiers for Asia and Oceania after an event in China's Wuhan was canceled due to fears over the new flu-like coronavirus.

Golf: First hole at Torrey Pines bites Woods again

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 8:14pm
The first hole on the Torrey Pines South Course tripped up Tiger Woods once again on Friday in the second round at the Farmers Insurance Open.

NBA notebook: Mavs reportedly getting Warriors C Cauley-Stein

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 7:54pm
A trade is in the works that will send Golden State Warriors 7-foot center Willie Cauley-Stein to the Dallas Mavericks, ESPN reported Friday.

Palmer surges into lead, Tiger battles back at Torrey Pines

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 7:23pm
Ryan Palmer's birdie blitz vaulted him into a two-stroke lead while Tiger Woods recovered from a terrible start in the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines on Friday.

Highlights: Day six at the Australian Open

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 6:43pm
Highlights of the sixth day at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, on Saturday (times AEDT; GMT+11):

World Golf Group says it wants to work with established tours

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 6:37pm
A group trying to organize a new circuit of lucrative global golf tournaments said on Friday it wanted to work with the game's established tours rather than be a rival.

RSL reaches deal with Baird through 2023 season

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 5:30pm
Real Salt Lake forward Corey Baird agreed to a deal through the 2023 season, the club announced Friday.

Legge returns to 24-hour race at Daytona with all-female team

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 4:24pm
Taking on a 24-hour road race is a gruelling challenge for any elite driver but for British veteran Katherine Legge and her all-female racing team Saturday's start of the Rolex 24 at Daytona carries deeper meaning.

NBA board to discuss schedule changes in April says Silver

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 3:55pm
The creation of an NBA in-season tournament will be discussed at the league's board meeting in April as the game's stakeholders look to adjust the season's schedule, commissioner Adam Silver said on Friday.

Through 16 seasons, Manning says he did it 'my way'

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 3:28pm
Not one for flash or grandstanding, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning announced his retirement from the NFL on Friday quoting the time-worn wisdom of Frank Sinatra, another New York icon who sang: "I did it my way."

Edison reinventing PBA as bowling's new kingpin

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 2:47pm
In the 1960s and 70s when ten-pin bowling was in its heyday the sport's best players earned as much or more than top baseball and football players and Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) kingpin Colie Edison believes it can be that way again.