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UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 19, 2019, 10:34 a.m.

USA Gymnastics hires NBA exec Li Li Leung as new CEO

USA Gymnastics is turning to NBA executive Li Li Leung to help turn the embattled program around. The organization named Leung as its new president and chief executive officer as …


Golf capsules: J.B. Holmes outlasts Justin Thomas to win at Riviera

J.B. Holmes rallied from a four-shot deficit in the final round and won a marathon finish Sunday in the Genesis Open in Los Angeles for his first victory in three …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 17, 2019, 7:41 p.m.

Denny Hamlin cruises to second Daytona 500 victory in four years

Denny Hamlin came to the Daytona 500 determined to honor his late car owner with a victory. He delivered with a storybook tribute for Joe Gibbs Racing.


Nelly Korda has 3-shot lead into Australian Open’s 4th round

Nelly Korda made up for an early bogey on the back nine with three consecutive birdies and four on her final six holes to shoot a 5-under 67 Saturday and …


Justin Thomas leaves Riviera with 1-shot lead and long day ahead

Tiger Woods had Riviera rocking with cheers that could be heard a half-mile away, three birdies and an eagle in his opening four holes for his hottest start on the …


Ken Tanigawa, Glen Day, Stephen Ames share Chubb Classic lead

Ken Tanigawa had six back-nine birdies in a 5-under 66 for a share of the Chubb Classic lead Saturday with Glen Day and Stephen Ames.


Mikaela Shiffrin skis through sickness to ‘sweetest’ win of career

Mikaela Shiffrin couldn’t breathe. She felt like she was suffocating. She had no energy, and self-doubt had set in.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 17, 2019, 12:19 a.m.

Women’s Top 25 roundup: No. 1 Baylor women roll to 36th consecutive Big 12 win

Chloe Jackson scored a season-high 24 points and top-ranked Baylor rolled to its 36th consecutive Big 12 Conference victory, 87-53 over Oklahoma on Saturday night.


Justin Thomas, Adam Scott share lead at rain-delayed Riviera

Justin Thomas put together enough birdies in a cold rain at Riviera to reach 10-under par and share the lead with Adam Scott when the second round of the Genesis …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 2:27 p.m.

Sandy Lyle, Stephen Ames share PGA Tour Champions lead

Playing partners Sandy Lyle and Stephen Ames matched the course record at 8-under 63 to share the first-round lead Friday in the PGA Tour Champions’ Chubb Classic. Lyle topped a …


Karrie Webb has moment to forget, trails in Women’s Australian Open

Karrie Webb had one of those moments during the Women’s Australian Open on Friday that might have made her feel like one of the weekend golfers following her behind the …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 5:49 p.m.

Jordan Spieth tied for lead after 12 holes at rainy Riviera

Jordan Spieth made the most out of his chance to start over Thursday at rain-soaked Riviera and was tied for the lead at 5-under par through 12 holes in the …


Five-time winner Karrie Webb 2 strokes behind at Australian Open

Karrie Webb’s bid for a sixth Women’s Australian Open title began with a 5-under 67 at The Grange to leave her two strokes behind first-round leaders Jodi Ewart Shadoff and …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 10:15 a.m.

Heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua to make U.S. debut against Jarrell Miller

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will make his boxing debut in the United States when he defends his titles against Jarrell Miller in New York on June 1. Joshua says …


Golf notes: Golf Channel adding live college event, looking for more

Golf Channel is interested in live programming from Monday to Wednesday, and the answer might be found in college tournaments. It is adding another prestigious event this year, and more …


Doug Ferguson: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson still going strong

The 144-man field at Riviera has 88 players who have combined to win 496 times on the PGA Tour. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson account for 25 percent of those …


Phil Mickelson finishes off a fifth win at Pebble Beach

With plenty of sunlight and no drama, Phil Mickelson finished off a 7-under 65 to win the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Monday and match the tournament record with his …


Clink, clink: Vonn walks away with another medal

ARE, Sweden – Lindsey Vonn walked off with her career haul of medals in her right hand, the gold, silver and bronze clinking together almost weighing her down. Or was …


Phil Mickelson on brink of fifth Pebble Beach victory

Phil Mickelson put himself on the brink of a fifth victory in the AT&T Pebble Beach pro-am by turning a three-shot deficit into a three-shot lead when a wild day …


William Byron wins Daytona 500 pole, puts Hendrick up front again

William Byron put Hendrick Motorsports in a familiar position: on the pole for the Daytona 500. His bigger goal is to make the starting spot pay dividends for the NASCAR …


Chelsea routed 6-0 by Man City for biggest loss in 28 years

Chelsea was handed its heaviest loss in 28 years on Sunday when Manchester City routed Maurizio Sarri’s side 6-0 in the Premier League.


Robert Whittaker pulls out with injury, Israel Adesanya wins at UFC 234

Robert Whittaker provided most of the early drama at UFC 234 in Australia and Israel Adesanya quite a lot at the end.


Lindsey Vonn to go ‘full throttle’ in last race of her career

Anyone expecting Lindsey Vonn to take it easy in her last race should think again.


Bernhard Langer eagles 18th to take PGA Tour Champions lead

Bernhard Langer eagled the par-5 18th for a 4-under 68 and a one-stroke lead Saturday in the PGA Tour Champions’ Oasis Championship.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 6:50 p.m.

Paul Casey leads by 3 over Phil Mickelson at Pebble Beach

Paul Casey had a 5-under 67 and quietly built a three-shot lead over Phil Mickelson going into the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

Wild finish for Phil Mickelson, wet one for Jordan Spieth at Pebble

Phil Mickelson survives a wild finish to his round of 4-under 68. Jordan Spieth endures the worst of the rain and hung on to join him atop the leaderboard until …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 2:48 p.m.

Jesper Parnevik shoots 63 for 1-shot lead in Oasis Championship

Jesper Parnevik shot a 9-under 63 in the Oasis Championship to take a one-stroke lead over Bernhard Langer. Parnevik had four straight birdies on Nos. 4-7 on his final nine …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 3:05 p.m.

For Chloe Kim, another title, and a taste of things to come

Olympic champion Chloe Kim added a world championship to her growing collection of titles, easily winning the women’s halfpipe contest in Park City, Utah. With the victory, the 18-year-old Kim …


Kim Kaufman leads LPGA’s Vic Open by 2 strokes

Kim Kaufman moved to the top of the leaderboard at the LPGA’s Vic Open after a 7-under 66 gave her a two-stroke lead after two rounds. The American had a …


Phil Mickelson hits every fairway, starts well at Pebble Beach with a 65

Phil Mickelson hits every fairway for the first time in 21 years on his way to a 6-under 65 at Monterey Peninsula, an ideal start on perhaps the last ideal …