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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019

Kobe Bryant: Easy days for USA Basketball are over

Kobe Bryant played on the Redeem Team in 2008, the one that delivered a gold medal in Beijing after a series of USA Basketball disappointments in big tournaments.

U.S. loses to Serbia 94-89 at FIBA World Cup, assuring worst big-tourney finish

The U.S. came to China looking to again be the best in the world. It will go home with the worst tournament showing in program history.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019

A shocker: United States beaten 89-79 by France in FIBA World Cup quarters

U.S. will not medal at the basketball World Cup, falling 89-79 to France in the quarterfinals.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019

Jordan Morris’ late goal gives U.S. 1-1 exhibition draw vs Uruguay

Jordan Morris scored his first international goal in more than two years in the 79th minute, giving the United States a 1-1 tie against Uruguay in an exhibition game.

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019

Analysis: In men’s tennis, these three champions aren’t ready to go away

While so much attention in the sport has been focused recently on trying to figure out who will break up the dominance of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019

Olympic-bound U.S. tops Brazil 89-73, gains World Cup quarters

Kemba Walker and Myles Turner each scored 16 points, and the Americans earned a top seed for the quarterfinals by beating Brazil 89-73 on Monday in the final second-round game …

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 8, 2019

19 Slams: Rafael Nadal stops Daniil Medvedev’s comeback bid to win U.S. Open

Rafael Nadal has won his 19th Grand Slam title by edging Daniil Medvedev in a five-set thriller of a U.S. Open final

Jimmie Johnson’s playoff run ends as Kevin Harvick captures 2nd Brickyard

Kevin Harvick’s nearly flawless Brickyard 400 run Sunday ruined any chance of Jimmie Johnson executing his in-and-in playoff strategy. A crash with 55 laps to go made it official: Johnson’s …

Khabib Nurmagomedov beats Dustin Poirier, stays unbeaten at UFC 242

Khabib Nurmagomedov stopped Dustin Poirier by submission in the third round Saturday night at UFC 242, retaining his lightweight title and unbeaten record.

Bianca Andreescu beats Serena Williams in U.S. Open final

Bianca Andreescu displayed the same brand of big-serving, big-hitting, in-your-face tennis that Serena Williams usually does.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019

Rafael Nadal fights past Matteo Berrettini into U.S. Open final

Rafael Nadal moved closer to his fourth US Open championship and 19th Grand Slam title overall by pulling away for a 7-6 (6), 6-4, 6-1 semifinal victory over Matteo Berrettini. …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019

Mexico routs United States 3-0, maintains soccer dominance

Javier Hernandez scored after U.S. newcomer Sergino Dest was nutmegged in the 21st minute, Erick Gutierrez and Uriel Antuna added late goals and Mexico mauled the United States 3-0 in …

Sergino Dest set for U.S. debut but could switch to Netherlands

Sergino Dest, an 18-year-old defender with Ajax, is scheduled to start Friday night’s exhibition against Mexico in his debut for the U.S. senior national team but could switch his affiliation …

Several Timbers fans banned for Iron Front displays

Several Portland Timbers fans have been banned for three games for waving flags that displayed an anti-fascist symbol in violation of Major League Soccer’s policy that prohibits political displays at …

Andy Ruiz Jr. having his fun, but vows to be ready for Anthony Joshua rematch

Andy Ruiz Jr. looks like a guy who is having fun. He changed his life and the heavyweight boxing picture when he stopped Anthony Joshua in June and allowed himself …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019

1 more for 24: Serena Williams reaches U.S. Open final again

Serena Williams used a strong performance to return to the U.S. Open final and give herself another shot at winning a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title. Williams got past a …

Italy, Spain keep perfect records in European qualifiers

Spain and Italy have both kept perfect records in European Championship qualifying, moving to five wins from five, but it was far from easy. Italy was lackluster in attack against …

Rafael Nadal beats Diego Schwartzman in 3 tight sets to reach U.S. Open semis

Rafael Nadal kept pulling away in his U.S. Open quarterfinal, then getting reeled back in by Diego Schwartzman.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019

FIBA World Cup: U.S. gets past Turkey 93-92 in OT; Jayson Tatum injured

Khris Middleton’s free throws late save U.S., as Americans top Turkey in World Cup.

Luis Scola moves into No. 2 spot on World Cup scoring list

Luis Scola climbed into the No. 2 spot on FIBA’s all-time World Cup scoring list on Monday, his 23 points helping Argentina hold off Nigeria 94-81 in a Group B …

NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, Greece open World Cup with easy win

Turning it into a rout by halftime, Greece opened its World Cup schedule with an easy 85-60 victory over Montenegro in Group F at Nanjing.

Monday qualifier Yealimi Noh leads by 3 at the Portland Classic

Monday qualifier Yealimi Noh shot an 8-under 64 Saturday for a three-shot lead heading into the final round of the Portland Classic.

Naomi Osaka consoles teary Coco Gauff, 15, after beating her at US Open

Naomi Osaka looked across the net after ending Coco Gauff’s U.S. Open in the third round Saturday night and saw the tears welling in the 15-year-old’s eyes. Osaka also saw …

Vasyl Lomachenko beats Luke Campbell, adds 3rd lightweight belt

Vasyl Lomachenko’s big goal in boxing is to become unified champion in one weight category. He’s one win away from achieving that dream. Considered among the world’s greatest pound-for-pound fighters, …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019

Motorsport in mourning after F2 driver Anthoine Hubert dies

An idyllic day for motor racing, under clear blue skies and late-summer sunshine on a picturesque track in Belgium, ended with the death of a 22-year-old French driver on Saturday.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

Roger Federer advances at U.S. Open, bristles at idea he chose playing time

There was no slow start to this U.S. Open outing for Roger Federer, who bristled at the suggestion that he might have played a role in some favorable scheduling.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019

Carli Lloyd, U.S. women ease past Portugal in front of record crowd

Carli Lloyd had a goal and an assist in front of her hometown fans, and the U.S. women’s national team continued its post-World Cup victory tour with a 4-0 win …

Inter signs Alexis Sanchez on loan from Man United

Forward Alexis Sanchez has joined Inter Milan on loan after underperforming at Manchester United. Inter and United both confirmed the deal Thursday.

Defenders Virgil Van Dijk, Lucy Bronze win UEFA’s player of year awards

UEFA’s player of the year awards have gone to defenders with Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Lyon’s Lucy Bronze victorious. Van Dijk won the men’s award after helping Liverpool win …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019

Ronaldo’s Juve gets Atletico rematch in Champions League group-stage draw

For Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City, the quest for a first Champions League title will have contrasting assignments in the group stage. Tough for PSG after being paired in a …