When the world last came together for the Winter Olympics, Russia was in the doghouse because of doping.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Rory McIlroy took another step toward regaining his form Thursday with his lowest score in more than three years, a 9-under 63 while playing with Tiger Woods to take a two-shot lead in the Dubai Desert Classic.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - So much for all the hand-wringing about a snowed-inSuper Bowl.
That old maxim about defenses winning championships was being spread on pretty heavily during Super Bowl week.
In the coming months, Statesboro is about to offer a whole new kind of sporting experience.
NEWARK, N.J. - Peyton Manning is not interested in talking about where his career stands in football history.
The season for hunting rabbits opened back in November and runs through Feb. 28, so woodsmen still have about a month left in this year's season.
The question hovers over Shaun White - not so much the way a black cloud might linger but more like a whiff of smoke he casually can bat away.
LAS VEGAS - With the Super Bowl approaching, fans are talking trash, buying snacks, and, more than ever, placing bets.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - The names are hardly as familiar as Peyton Manning and Richard Sherman. Yet, for all the megastars and All-Pros in this Super Bowl, there are guys like Jermaine Kearse and Paris Lenon.
Seven years ago, Vladimir Putin traveled all the way to Guatemala to woo Olympic leaders with his grandiose vision: hosting the Winter Games in Russia's little-known Black Sea summer resort of Sochi.
Roger Goodell doesn't want to stand pat with the PAT. He's suggesting potential changes in the extra point that, well, might have some legs.
MOBILE, Ala. - Derek Carr and David Fales both threw touchdown passes and Auburn's Dee Ford racked up two sacks in the South's 20-10 victory over the North in the Senior Bowl on Saturday.
MELBOURNE, Australia - Once again Li Na had the Rod Laver Arena crowd on its feet, roaring - this time with laughter.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference's efforts to upgrade men's basketball remain a work in progress.
Michael Sam could've taken the - well, not the easy, but certainly the easier - way out by staying mum on his sexual orientation, at least until after the NFL draft.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The brightest lights that interest Jimmy Walker are found in another galaxy through his high-powered telescope.
SOCHI, Russia - All the gloom and grim talk leading to the Sochi Olympics at last gave way to more uplifting things.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The wind was so strong, the conditions so demanding, that Jimmy Walker felt like Saturday at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am was competing against the golf course instead of the rest of the field.
SOCHI - A crowning achievement of Vladimir Putin's Russia kicked off Friday with a celebration of its past greatness and hopes for future glory, most especially for a raucous group of Russian athletes who marched into the rollicking opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics with a message.
FALL RIVER, Mass. - A judge rejected a request Friday by prosecutors in ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez's murder case for his jailhouse phone recordings, then ordered them to turn over to the defense copies of calls they acknowledged already having.
PEBBLE BEACH - Andrew Loupe knows how one week can change everything. He can only hope his 8-under 63 in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is the start of another one.
A little more than four months before the U.S. World Cup opener, Clint Dempsey is trying to regain his form.
SOCHI, Russia - They're designed to celebrate a millennium of Russian might and this country's modern rebound, and kick off two weeks of extraordinary human endeavors and planetary sportsmanship. But the ceremony opening the Sochi Olympics on Friday, more than anything, will be about one man: Vladimir Putin.
SEATTLE - Hundreds of thousands of notoriously loud Seahawks fans cranked up the volume Wednesday, cheering, chanting and going berserk during a parade and ceremony to celebrate the first Super Bowl victory in the history of the franchise.
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - Shaun White jammed his wrist on one jump and watched the world's best snowboarders join him in tumbling down the supersized, super-scary Olympic slopestyle course.