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UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 10:33 p.m.

Terence Crawford wins by TKO when Amir Khan doesn’t go on after low blow

Terence Crawford retained his welterweight title by technical knockout when Amir Khan wasn’t able to continue after being hit with a low blow in the sixth round. Crawford threw a …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

Brooke Henderson wins in Hawaii to tie Canadian victory mark

Brooke Henderson successfully defended her Lotte Championship title to tie Sandra Post’s record for LPGA Tour victories by a Canadian with eight. The 21-year-old Henderson closed with a 2-under 70 …


Sloane Stephens pulls U.S. even with Swiss in FedCup after Madison Keys upset

Sloane Stephens beat Timea Bacsinzsky after Viktorija Golubic upset Madison Keys in straight sets. That allowed the United States to tie Switzerland 1-1 on the first day of their Fed …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 4:14 p.m.

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson moves atop the RBC Heritage

Top-ranked Dustin Johnson shot a 3-under 68 to move past Shane Lowry for a one-stroke lead after three rounds in the RBC Heritage. The top-ranked Johnson is a South Carolina …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 3:42 p.m.

Scott McCarron opens 3-shot lead in PGA Tour Champions event

Scott McCarron birdied the par-5 18th hole to take a three-stroke lead in the PGA Tour Champions’ Mitsubishi Electric Classic. The 53-year-old McCarron completed a 4-under 68 in the morning …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 11:47 a.m.

Fabio Fognini stuns Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-2 to reach Monte Carlo final

Fabio Fognini ended Rafael Nadal’s winning streak at the Monte Carlo Masters, stunning the defending champion 6-4, 6-2 Saturday to reach the final for the first time and hand Nadal …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 11:55 a.m.

Former Olympic champion Asbel Kiprop banned for 4 years for doping

Former Olympic and three-time world champion Asbel Kiprop of Kenya was banned for four years for testing positive for the blood-boosting drug EPO after his claim that urine samples might …


Italian swimmer Andrea Vergani provisionally suspended for cannabis

The Italian swimmer who posted the world’s best time in the men’s 50-meter freestyle this year has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for cannabis. Italy’s anti-doping body says Andrea …


MLS roundup: Jordan Hamilton helps Toronto FC rally to beat Minnesota United

Substitute Jordan Hamilton scored in the 77th and 79th minutes to give Toronto FC a 4-3 comeback victory over Minnesota United on Friday night.


Santa Anita to run 3 days a week, hike purses for 6 weeks

Santa Anita will race three days a week instead of four over the next four weeks because the track has lost some of its horse population to out-of-state venues. Several …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 5:49 p.m.

Scott McCarron leads rain-delayed PGA Tour Champions event

Scott McCarron topped the leaderboard at 4 under with two holes left when first-round play in the rain-delayed Mitsubishi Electric Classic was suspended because of darkness. The start of the …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 5:58 p.m.

Shane Lowry keeps hold on the top at rain-delayed RBC Heritage

Shane Lowry led the RBC Heritage at 9-under par with two holes left when the rain-delayed second round was suspended because of darkness. Trey Mullinax was a stroke back after …


Anthony Joshua looking for new opponent for debut fight in U.S.

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s debut fight in the United States won’t now be against Jarrell Miller, according to Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn, after a second alleged doping violation by …


British sailor to mark 50th anniversary of circumnavigation

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston of Britain will soon be celebrating the 50th anniversary of becoming the first man to sail alone around the world nonstop. He finished his legendary voyage on …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 12:23 p.m.

Surprised Rafael Nadal sees ‘super solid’ Novak Djokovic exit Monte Carlo

Surprised at seeing rival Novak Djokovic go out of the Monte Carlo Masters after an error-strewn performance, defending champion Rafael Nadal acknowledged he enjoyed some luck in reaching the semifinals …


Diego Simeone backs Diego Costa after striker misses Atletico practice

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has come out in support of Diego Costa after the Spain striker reportedly refused to practice with the rest of the team. Simeone says Costa’s …


College golfer in hijab out to blaze trail for Muslim girls

Nebraska’s Noor Ahmed is the only golfer at the college level or higher known to wear a hijab while competing. Ahmed says she hopes Muslim girls are watching her and …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 6:14 p.m.

MLS clubs to seek training compensation, solidarity payments

Major League Soccer clubs will now seek training compensation and solidarity payments when academy players are signed by other teams outside of the United States and Canada. Training compensation applies …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 9:50 p.m.

Eun-Hee Ji takes 2-stroke lead in Lotte Championship

Eun-Hee Ji rebounded from a bogey on the par-4 18th with a pitch-in eagle on the par-5 first and shot a 7-under 65 to take a two-stroke lead over Nelly …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 6:56 p.m.

MLS announces plans to expand to 30 teams

Major League Soccer will expand to 30 total teams in the upcoming years. Commissioner Don Garber made the announcement at the Board Of Governors meeting in Los Angeles. The board …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 3:52 p.m.

Ireland’s Shane Lowry on top after first round of RBC Heritage

Ireland’s Shane Lowry shot a 6-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the RBC Heritage. Lowry had struggled with his game recently, shooting 78-73 to …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 5:48 p.m.

Players demand say in women’s hockey future after CWHL folds

Women’s hockey players on both sides of the border are mulling their options in a sport whose future is at stake in North America after the Canadian Women’s Hockey League …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 3:24 p.m.

Europa League roundup: Arsenal, Chelsea, Valencia, Frankfurt in UEL semis

Arsenal, Chelsea, Valencia and Eintracht Frankfurt advanced to the semifinals of the Europa League. Chelsea struck three early goals in a 4-3 win over Slavia Prague in the second leg …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 3 p.m.

Santa Anita to continue racing despite protests

Santa Anita will continue racing through the end of the current meet on June 23, despite objections from animal rights activists who urged the California Horse Racing Board to shutter …


Terence Crawford defends vs Amir Khan, seeks win first and respect after

Sometimes it bothers Terence Crawford. He will dominate a fight so completely that it’s hard to find minutes, forget about entire rounds, that he didn’t win. Instead of earning praise …


Ajax rebuffs Champions League elite on and off the field

Ajax thumbed its nose to the money behind the biggest names in soccer by beating them on the field. The Dutch team’s astonishing run to the Champions League semifinals has …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 12:04 p.m.

Mauricio Pochettino closer to collecting trophy not just plaudits

Mauricio Pochettino has collected many plaudits as a coach but never a major trophy. The biggest prize in European club soccer isn’t a bad place to start. Pochettino led Tottenham …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 10:22 a.m.

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic reach quarterfinals at Monte Carlo Masters

Defending champion Rafael Nadal and top-ranked Novak Djokovic eased into the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals on Thursday. They remain on course to meet in the final of the clay-court tournament. …


Ticket sales: The least understood side of the Olympics

Tokyo Olympic organizers have launched their ticket website. Tickets will go on sale for Japan residents on May 9. Those living outside Japan will have to contact “authorized ticket resellers” …


Eun-Hee Ji shoots 64 to early lead in Lotte Championship

Eun-Hee Ji birdied six of the final eight holes for an 8-under 64 and a two-shot lead halfway through the first round of the Lotte Championship. Ji won the season-opening …